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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,135

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unexpected Gift.

  • By Amanda on 12-07-11

Excellent performance of a triumphant story

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Friends recommended this book to me. Several passages are sad. The story itself is not sad. Even though the central character and narrator is not “normal”, his story generates strong empathy. This audible performance is definitely worth hearing.

  • Heartland

  • A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
  • By: Sarah Smarsh
  • Narrated by: Sarah Smarsh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite memoir of 2018

  • By NMwritergal on 11-25-18

Kansas and the USA

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The story setting in Kansas, my home state, resonates with me. This story could be told in any state. Ms Smarsh’s emphatic remarks about treatment towards women are sometimes burdensome, but they should be heard and borne. Cheers to this author for her journey and telling this story about her family and her home and her determined path to control her destiny, recognizing and refusing to repeat the dysfunctional patterns of the people in her family that she clearly loves.

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