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Adrienne Bonilla

Albany, NY United States
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  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I waited for this release!

  • By Rachel on 07-21-06

Such s rich and charming book.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

A charming, heartwarming, and entertaining story of March girls. Just lovely. The narrator- Barbara Caruso is phenomenal. She brings each and every character to fully realized life. Loved this classic. Well done!

  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

  • By Jessica on 02-18-09

One of the very best performances of a classic!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Wow! I’m on a stroll through the classics and picked this one and I’m so pleased. Wonderful and rich and deep story by Melville. And one of the best reader/performers ever. One performer brings all the story, characters, and action to life. Quite incredible.

  • The Last Days of Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Graham Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite book of 2016

  • By Taryn on 12-19-16

Not bowled over

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I’ve read a share of historical fiction which I’ve very much enjoyed. A good example of when it’s done wonderfully is Devil in the White City. This was not as good. While I know that the story is fictionalized history, storytelling was very contrived and dialogue lacked feel of authenticity that would allow me to really enjoy it. Still,the story of the “current wars” re: Edison, Westinghouse,and Tesla was very interesting. The author's notes at the end was my favorite part.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,342

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I was hoping this would be another great Dan Brown book but, alas, it really wasn't. It started out good, but it just started to be very formulaic, predictable and not of the caliber of writing that one would expect from Mr. Brown.

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,667

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets - but Nothing New here

  • By Marie on 09-09-17

Terrific page turner

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Loved this one! If you liked Girl on a Train or Girl Gone, this is in that vein. Pulls you in quickly and is fast, gripping, and entertaining thriller. The narrator is phenomenal. Totally enjoyed.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,080

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Enjoyed this fun sci-fi read

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Great, fast paced story. Gripping, exciting and wonderful performance by Wil Weston. Wished it could have gone on longer. Futuristic, yet nostalgic. (If you grew up in the 70-80s, you’ll get it and particularly get a kick out of it.)

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,637

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck...

  • By Allyssa R. on 06-16-17

Sneaks up on you and gripping

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Great suspenseful mystery. Yet, hard to truly classify/label. Gripping ride of a story and wonderful narration.

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,850

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

Wonderful narration and fun mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

A fun, twisty mystery with great characters. Narrator is quite the performer and seamlessly brings each character to full life. Loved this! Perfect summertime read.

  • 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 30,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,322

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 Kathy on 08-07-17

Wonderful debut

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Such a lovely story filled with humor, tragedy, and warmth. Eleanor is a unique and fascinating character who made me laugh, cry, and root for her. In all, this was a delight. And, it was brought to life perfectly by the narrator's outstanding performance.

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  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,716

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Lovely, bittersweet

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Perfect performance for a sweet story. Found this to be quite enjoyable and satisfying. Nicely done

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