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  • Sweetbitter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Danler
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

Twenty-two and knowing no one, Tess leaves home to begin her adult life in New York City. Thus begins a year that is both enchanting and punishing in a low-level job at “the best restaurant in New York City”. Grueling hours and a steep culinary learning curve awaken her to the beauty of oysters, the finest champagnes, the appellations of Burgundy. At the same time, she opens herself to friendships - and love - set against the backdrop of dive bars and late nights.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Set Your Expectations Accordingly

  • By FanB14 on 06-24-16

Narrator ruined this book

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I had heard about this book on the radio and was intrigued by the story. However, the narrator's read was grating to my ears. I couldn't finish the audio book because I found it so annoying.

How could the performance have been better?

Less vocal fry.

17 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

  • By: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 415

When summer comes around, it's off to the beach for Rosalind...and off to Maine with Aunt Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as well as their old friend, Jeffrey. That leaves Skye as OAP (oldest available Penderwick) - a terrifying notion for all, but for Skye especially. Things look good as they settle into their cozy cottage, with a rocky shore, enthusiastic seagulls, a just-right corner store, and a charming next-door neighbor. But can Skye hold it together long enough to figure out Rosalind's directions about not letting Batty explode?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By tillyrae on 12-27-16

We love the Penderwicks!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

This is our 3rd book of the series, and we love them all! The narrator is great and the stories make the characters seem real.

  • The Penderwicks

  • A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
  • By: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Accident

  • By Neily on 01-14-13

Lovely story for all ages

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

My girls and I loved this book, and we couldn't get enough of the Penderwick sisters and their little adventures. The characters are well developed and the storyline had something for my 7 year old, my 4 year old and even for me. The audio book has now pushed my eldest daughter to read the next one in the series.

The narrator does a good job of creating distinct voices for all 4 of the Penderwick girls, making it easy to hear their personalities come through. We can't wait to listen to the next adventures of the Penderwick sisters!

  • The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection

  • By: Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
  • Narrated by: Stockard Channing
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,563

Meet Ramona. She lives on Klickitat Street with her mother, father and big sister, Beezus. She’s not afraid of anything and is always up to something. And that’s just the beginning…. In this audio collection, join Ramona, one of Beverly Cleary’s most beloved characters, on all her wacky adventures!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ramona's Table of Contents

  • By Ellen on 11-10-16

Love these books!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-15

Our whole family loves listening to the Ramona books. Stockard Channing does a great job reading, giving each character personality.