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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 98,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90,876

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
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

Good book.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Interesting first person account of life in South Africa. It isn't really funny, but it is fascinating.

  • Joan Rivers Live at the Palladium

  • By: Joan Rivers
  • Narrated by: Joan Rivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The one and only Ms Rivers at her funniest and wittiest. Live at The London Palladium is a great record of one of the truly great female entertainers. Not afraid to be outrageous and catty, she rips in to any number of celebrities and even royalty!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So FUNNY!

  • By audiobabe on 05-09-18

So FUNNY!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Joan has always been one of my favorites, but she was on fire here. Awesome!

  • Proven Guilty

  • The Dresden Files, Book 8
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,223

The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plan of attack

  • By RabidReads on 10-09-15

Love the Series, This One Predictable

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

So I love this series and the current overarching story line is compelling. That being said, this one was not as good as the last 7. Yes, 7 good and one meh, is a pretty good record. Once you have read the other books, this one is very predictable. I knew what would happen, give or take some details, every chapter. I often stop reading series once they get predictable like this, but I have been prompted by friends to read on, as the story line is still worth it after this book. The writing style itself was rather repetitive too. Drinking each time I heard that a character "arched an eyebrow" would have literally killed me.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Exactly as expected.

What about James Marsters’s performance did you like?

I love his voice and the way he brings a film noir classic gum shoe vibe to the story. It's perfect and makes Harry a very believable character.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Well, since I would have seen all the prior ones, I would probably see this one too. I mean, are you really not going to keep going to Star Wars movies each time there's a mediocre one? Nope.

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,516

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Slow but good

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

Would you listen to The Fifth Season again? Why?

No, it was too slow for a repeat listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fifth Season?

It has a unique and interesting story line. I think the most memorable moment is when Syenite first merges power with Alabaster.

What three words best describe Robin Miles’s voice?

Methodical, robotic, reader (as opposed to actor).

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I think it is a solid book. It was interesting enough for me to consider reading the next book in the series. It can be painfully slow moving. I am compelled to know what happens next, although I am not super attached to the characters. She is an interesting writer. I like, don't love her.