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  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation

  • By: Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,064

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate; she works an easy job at a hip art gallery and lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it...

  • By Claudia Gallegos on 07-12-18

Boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

This book made me feel like I had just slept for a year. So slow

  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Bryn Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,931

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house until one night her stargazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So many 'hard to listen to' moments

  • By jksullycats on 12-27-16

chilling story that will leave you thinking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

This was such a real and unique story that shows a side of things most people automatically dismiss.

  • Paid For

  • My Journey Through Prostitution
  • By: Rachel Moran
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Born to mentally unstable parents, Rachel Moran left home at the age of 14. Being homeless, she became a prostitute to survive. In Paid For, she describes, with intelligence and empathy, the fears that she and others had working on the streets and in brothels. She also speaks to the psychological damage that accompanies prostitution and the estrangement from one's body. At the age of 22, Moran escaped prostitution. She has since become a writer and an activist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest.

  • By Marina Kurban on 06-18-17

Dull, boring, and narcissistic

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The author can't fathom that anyone didn't experience exactly what she did. The reader was terrible.

  • Magdalena: A Prostitute's Life in Costa Rica

  • By: Thomas Ray O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk, Thomas Ray O'Brien
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Beginning with her dirt-poor childhood, her alcoholic mother, and pedophile step father, through her days as the "star prostitute" of the El Jardin Hotel and beyond, hear Magdalena's tale of sex, drugs, violence, love, and survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • could not stop listening

  • By Bobbi on 03-03-18

could not stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I tend do get distracted when listening to audio books. Not this one! I loved it
So real, raw, and emotional.