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  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,342

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compassionate approach

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Made me think

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Really makes you rethink institution of marriage and what to expect from it. Helps you to understand if there is more clearly. Interesting book, but a little long.

  • Kafka on the Shore

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918

With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for decades to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By bleadof on 10-04-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I’m not sure how to review this book. There was time travel, dream sequences, flashbacks, a man who could talk to cats, friendships and rock that opened doors... some descriptions were a little long and a bit too much sex, but overall I really enjoyed the book. Haven’t read anything like it before.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,663

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Great read-- excellent narrator

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Great read-- page turner! Forced me to consider what I would have done in each of the women's situations.

  • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Imbolo Mbue
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself; his wife, Neni; and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty - and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just okay...

  • By LuckyLindsi83 on 09-09-16

Stepping into another's shoes

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

Enjoyed seeing NY city through others' eyes. Interesting to read about the cultural differences between the United States and Cameroon.
Beautifully told story.

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,318

From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Archer

  • By cristina on 10-21-11

Good read

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Good character development. Interesting story. Really enjoyed Old Jack. Lots of plot twists. The ending blew me away.

  • The Last Goodnight

  • A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal
  • By: Howard Blum
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent - and she knew it. As an agent for Britain's MI6 and then America's OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. This is the remarkable story of this "Mata Hari from Minnesota" ( Time) and the passions that ruled her tempestuous life - a life filled with dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions vital to the Allied victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Salui on 11-30-16

Not worth reading

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Monotone narration.
Author refers to characters sometimes as first name, sometimes last, sometimes nicknames-- very confusing.
Boring

2 of 3 people found this review helpful