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  • 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 1,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,294

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

A moving and heartfelt story - which will shock

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

and amaze! I laughed and cried (only once out of sadness) and think I understand his humour better. A wonderful story of a guy raised by a great Mom- it celebrates his Mom and her faith in a good God. And you can see how Trevor is a product of Patricia's life- lived as honestly as she can- she is the heroine of THIS story. Trevor Noah is essential as the reader- he is introspective and even wise at times and you can see how he has changed from the boy who experimented with magnifying glass ( with catastrophic results) to the man who would take responsibility for his brothers should he have been called on to do so. It's a story that could only have happened in Peri - apartheid South Africa with all of its unique social constructs and pressures on family life. And not many stories are told in this context which are not politically driven. Well done!

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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,050

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Interesting and unnerving

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

The contast between Eve and Charlie's stories provides a constant change of pace which is slightly unnerving. I got to the end but wouldn't read it again. I'm sure Eve and Violet and Lily and the story of the Alice Network will come to mind evrytime I think of this era and France in future.

  • The Invention of Wings

  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

From the celebrated author of the international bes tseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Those Ahead Of Their Time

  • By Sara on 03-29-14

Brilliant, balanced and thought provoking! <br />

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Lessons from the passed which have real life application in the present- love, forgiveness, perseverance and standing on your principles. It was wonderful to discover new characters in history who made such a profound contribution to society as original thinkers and who risked all to stay true to themselves.