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  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,787

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

I just didn't buy into the main concept of plot

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I don't want to include any spoilers so I really can't say any more than the idea that I never quite bought into the storyline. Don't get me wrong I was very committed to finding out what happened next but it each turn I doubted the choices the characters made. I mean I was almost there, but it just still seemed too far-fetched.

  • Livia Lone

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them...the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison. Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a heartbreaker that makes u want 2 hit someone!

  • By shelley on 10-27-16

Clearly written by a man.

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Sorry but too much of this was written from the over sexualized sensationalized point of view of a man. I kept my interest, partly because it was an audiobook and it was just easy to listen to, but there were several parts were I thought seriously? And probably would've just put it down if I was actually reading a book. I am all for justice but this bloodthirsty need for revenge was not an admirable quality from my perspective.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,915

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

Loved this!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Funny, suspenseful, and totally engrossing. I thoroughly enjoy this book. The narration was great too,

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,668

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Should be required reading

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

This is book really helps you understand so much about hey struggling section of our country. I highly recommend this book. I don't even know what to say about it that you can't read in a different review, but just trust me if you want to understand people and social class issues read this book. It is one I won't soon forget.

  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • By: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,071
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,018

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perspective and Life Changing Book

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

I cannot give this book enough stars. I really found this book to be so helpful and inspiring. I love the way it seemed to respect religion yet not require the listener to be religious. Although I listened to the audio version of this book I may actually go by the print copy now because I think it would make a handy reference.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,498
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106,981

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disjointed stories without an overall narrative

  • By Frost on 04-04-19

Great insight into a totally different life

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I really enjoyed most things about this book. It was fascinating to listen to what it was like to grow up as Trevor did. I just felt that the story itself was written in a very disjointed manner. The way he went back-and-forth in his timeline was confusing at times. I understand that he was talking about specific topics, and that's why he did so, but it still was the main thing that I would criticize about the book. I think I enjoyed it a lot more because it was read by the author so I felt like I got to know him in the process.

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  • Blood at the Root

  • A Racial Cleansing in America
  • By: Patrick Phillips
  • Narrated by: Patrick Phillips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth's tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and '80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth all white well into the 1990s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when is white history month?

  • By Bailey on 03-06-18

Those who fail to understand history…

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

I moved with my family to for side county into thousand and two, unaware of its history. I was mortified to learn that I had moved to the same county I had seen on Oprah's anniversary special that had aired just months prior. I am happy to say that things have definitely improved. But I believe this is an important book for people who truly want to understand what has happened here in the past. It is difficult to think about these things that I can't imagine. Hearing the names of familiar streets as these horrific events are described is unsettling. This book will stay with me for a long time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful