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  • Starry River of the Sky

  • By: Grace Lin
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Treasure

  • By Sky on 09-24-18

Very good. Excellent narration!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

This was my first experience with Grace Lin's work and I enjoyed it heartily! The narration, voices and music cues added to my enjoyment as well!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rocket Boys

  • The Coalwood Series, Book 1
  • By: Homer Hickam
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 525

The New York Times best-selling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir - a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space... and who made those dreams come true. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a marvelously entertaining chronicle of triumph.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Endearing Memoir of the Early Space Race

  • By Paula on 10-03-16

A wonderful ride

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I thought this was a wonderful book. It captures not only the authors life and hometown beautifully, but sums up the anxieties, hopes and dreams of his entire generation, as well. If the universal is found in the specific, then it is also found in this book. Again, I loved this story and this book. Excellent performance grin the reader, as well.

  • Money-Making Mom

  • How Every Woman Can Earn More and Make a Difference
  • By: Crystal Paine
  • Narrated by: Michelle Lasley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

When it comes to finances, many of us feel strapped and stressed, buried under bills, worried about an uncertain future. Even if money is plentiful, we long for greater wisdom to manage it well. In Money-Making Mom, finance and family blogger Crystal Paine shares real-life stories, practical tips, and hard-won wisdom from the failures and successes that have carved her family's path to financial freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book that uses spiritual weapons to fight earthly battles

  • By Arisa Rice on 11-08-15

Very enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

This book was well written and performed. I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. It was very encouraging!

  • Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann Wyss
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew, continuing with their own harrowing battle with the elements and dangerous landing on the remote island shore, and onward through their ingenious use of the materials at hand to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable classic well performed.

  • By Julie on 06-21-16

An enjoyable classic well performed.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Very enjoyable performance, excellent voice work and a nice steady, peaceful cadence, but not boring. I enjoyed the story even though it was quite different from the Disney movie adaptation. Delightful, relaxing and comforting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Children's Literature

  • A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter
  • By: Seth Lerer
  • Narrated by: Tony Craine
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children's literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkein, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible! Highly recommend!

  • By Julie on 04-29-16

Incredible! Highly recommend!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Excellent content and well narrated! I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in Children's literature.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163,123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,554
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,392

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Very enjoyable listening experience

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

I devoured this audiobook over a few days, mostly on a road trip, but even after I got home, I couldn't help but finishing it out while unpacking, cleaning and finally just sitting in the couch listening. The voice work is very good and it's easy to follow which "voices" belong to which characters. The accents are amazing. The reading speed is good and makes inhaling a lot of technical information easy, if not enjoyable. I saw the movie months ago, but I still really enjoyed hearing the book. I'd recommend this to anyone who like space fiction, the movie The Martian, or just a good thrilling read in general. I highly recommend this audiobook.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful