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  • The Night Tiger

  • A Novel
  • By: Yangsze Choo
  • Narrated by: Yangsze Choo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dance hall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very satisfying

  • By Ian Macdonald on 03-19-19

Romance and Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-27-19

A lovely book that keeps your interest. set in Malaya, it has touches of Chinese, Malay, and British cultures. Our heroine struggles to gain her own self in a Male dominated world. will she pay off her mother's debts without ruining her future? Ren is working to complete his promise to his former master to prevent a mystical and deadly transformation. Is our murderer a human or a tiger? I solved the mystery before the end but it was almost the end. When I want to know what happens next with our characters, I know I have read a good book. Yangsze Choo's narration is well done.

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  • The Perfect Weapon

  • War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age
  • By: David E. Sanger
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BY FAR the best book to date on this topic!

  • By aaron on 07-09-18

Bad News we all need to think about

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

The author gives us the background stories for the cyber stories hitting the newsstand. He gives us a lot to think about. Is it time for the USA to be brave and honest and lead the way to the negotiation table? Or do we continue to have our head stuck in the sand. The narrator does what he can with the material. sometimes a bit monotone. The presentation is interesting enough that I did finish my listen with no problem.

  • The Spectator Bird

  • By: Wallace Stegner
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "killing time before time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. But a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Joyce on 09-15-13

wasn't sure at first<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

At first, I thought this was a story about a disappointed grumpy man. Instead, it is a story of long time friendship and love and how we carry each other to the next day. The narrator was wonderful and there are some magical passages throughout. Well worth a listen. It also made for a good book club discussion.

  • To the Lighthouse

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 481

To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful combination of text and narrator

  • By R. H OAKLEY on 06-12-16

Beautiful reading by Nicole Kidman

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

A difficult read by lovely to listen to. Much easier to follow the audible version.

  • Queen Sugar

  • A Novel
  • By: Natalie Baszile
  • Narrated by: Miriam Hyman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542

Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think I would like it but I loved it 😊

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 12-05-16

Good read about Louisiana family and coming home

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

You know that Ralph Angel won't have a happy ending but enjoyed spending time with the family and friends and learning a bit about farming cane. Miriam was a pleasant narrator and did well with a diverse cast of characters.

  • Death in Venice and Other Tales

  • By: Thomas Mann
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Joachim Neugroschel’s brilliant new translation lets you enjoy the work of Nobel-Laureate Thomas Mann as never before. By using creative, contemporary language, Neugroschel reinterprets Mann for modern English-speaking readers. The author’s superb literary craftsmanship, his psychological insight, and the deeply erotic content of his work shine forth in this definitive English-language version of some of his most celebrated short works. This collection features the world masterpiece Death in Venice....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully done

  • By Zaubermond on 02-05-13

A thin line

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

This is a cautionary tale warning us about desire for what can not be and living too much in our own heads.

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