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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,282
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,189

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Only half-way through, and giving it 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I may return and add to my review after I finish the book, but I was enjoying it so much I felt compelled to express that.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The River at Night

  • By: Erica Ferencik
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 396

A high-stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The River at Night

  • By eh chaponis on 01-24-17

How did Dean Learn to Sign?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I enjoyed the book, but the notion that Simone cut out her five year old son's tongue presumably so that he could not tell anyone that she killed her husband is blatantly implausible. What would be the purpose of doing this if she were then going to teach him to sign, as he would still be able to communicate that she killed her husband. Also, how did Dean learn sign language if he was five when the family began living in the woods? I caught the brief mention of Simone having a deaf brother in Chapter 49, which was so obviously cleanup to explain how Simone and Dean would know sign language. If a movie is made of this book, Dean should already be deaf prior to the family going into the woods; then the story would be more plausible. I initially rated the book 4 stars, but changed it to 3 stars as I worked through this review and what bothered me about the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,328
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,257

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Glad I Stuck With It!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

I almost gave up on this book after the first 30 minutes or so. So glad I stuck with it! Excellent historical fiction. Great story! Loved the two heroines. Stunned and utterly saddened by the cruelty of the Germans. I rarely give five stars. This book deserves it.

  • The Crossover

  • By: Kwame Alexander
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediate Connections

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

Awesome!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

Great storytelling of the coming of age of a middle class family and their love and association with basketball. Great!!!!!!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

  • A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
  • By: Jeff Hobbs
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Should Read this Book

  • By oldmanwagner on 12-02-14

Brilliantly told story of a real "human being".

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

Reviewed: 02-16-15

Great story of a man's life through triumph and failure. An intermingled web of life told through the prisms of intellect at Yale to the navigation and the knowledge of the streets of Newark and New York. A man torn between cultures that even a Yale education could not break the lure of his upbringing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bel Canto

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,736

Ann Patchett’s award winning, New York Times best-selling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Pratchett’s other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician’s Assistant, the author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Opera Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Guerillas

  • By Mel on 03-01-13

Missed Out by Not Reading this Sooner

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

I loved it and have been recommending it to all my friends! It is definitely a top-10 pick for me for 2014. Can not believe I had not read it sooner.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,625

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Entertaining and Creative but a Tad Predictable

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Entertaining, engaging, creative and funny in all the right places. However, the book was a tad bit simplistic and predictable in its handling of the more serious themes and issues. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it to friends.