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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,438

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I don’t understand why everybody likes this book so much

  • By Erin on 01-05-19

FINDERS KEEPERS!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

To be honest, this book was hard in some areas to read through. Only because Stephen is able to paint such a complete picture of what true horror really is and how it is relevant to today. One that regularly desensitized us like in the latest episode of To Catch a Predator. However!! The nods to modern day pop culture and the continuation of more overlapping characters really makes this book enjoyable and a must read for fans of Mr Mercedes. Loved it!

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Female Persuasion

  • A Novel
  • By: Meg Wolitzer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer--madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place--feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Preachy

  • By D. Miller on 05-03-18

Gave it 2 hours.... didn’t want to waste anymore time.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Main character is unlikeable and comes across incredibly entitled when it comes to her parents role in her schooling. Too many women struggle paying for their own schooling and having to maintain a job on top of a good grade point average. I’d rather read about that strength and determination behind those struggles when it comes to feminism. Felt like an excuse for a generation of millennial whininess and it’s not ever cute.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • BRAVE

  • By: Rose McGowan
  • Narrated by: Rose McGowan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

In a strange world where Rose McGowan was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rose is a MOST brave woman!

  • By Rhonda on 02-05-18

Raw, Strong and Brave.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I’ve always been a fan of Rose, from her movie work to her real life spunky, quick witted interviews. She has always been different, and I sopped up that kind of quirky honest, strength. She is the beautiful goddess anti-Barbie that I can relate too, the kind who makes mistakes and is human. I relish her truth. This book is a mixture of the bizarre and Mr.Toad’s wild ride. The type of honest insight through the lens of a strong little girl who learned from a small age to survive and stand up for herself and encourage others to do the same. I love this book and will read it again and again.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,468

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

I too found the title to be misleading.

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Instead it just promotes the laws of attraction and the secret bs. I was hoping to keep going only to finally have to take my earphones out and told myself “Nope, no more.”. I drew the line at light beams coming out of my butt, but even thought I emotionally out, I wanted to give it one more try.... and then she started talking about making Vision Boards. I’m sorry. I expected more.