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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,707

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

most amazing fiction this year

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

This is the best piece of fiction I have read in a year. Brilliant writing, a lovely pace, and surprises all the way to the end.

The performance really adds to the book. I normally prefer the printed page, but Cathleen McCarron is fantastic and brings every character to life! If possible, I would give the book 5 stars and the performance 6 stars.

  • A Christmas by the Sea

  • By: Melody Carlson
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beach-side cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in temporarily to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story

  • By Brandon Batten on 01-02-19

if you like hallmark movies...

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

... but I don't. This has obvious plot, an annoyingly naive main character and a predictable ending. I haven't disliked a book and character this much in a long time.
The only brightside is the performance, with one woman doing 5 female voices or more and 2 male voices consistently.

  • If

  • Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

With his trademark enthusiasm and contagious joy, Mark Batterson helps listeners overcome feelings of guilt, fear, and doubt because in Christ there is no condemnation. Unpacking the promises of Romans 8, he shows listeners that they are more than conquerors - right now and forever. And because of that, the possibilities for their lives are limitless. Christians from all walks of life will find themselves set free by this inspiring and entertaining listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Alicia on 12-12-15

Good, but...

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I know this is minor but I would want to know... There are no pauses between chapters. You can listen for several chapters without knowing it. I suppose that's a good thing! But sometimes the topic of one chapter doesn't mesh with the next one, so I was backktracking several times to figure out what was going on.