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  • Allegiant

  • Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,692

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down!

  • By Judy on 11-05-13

Best of the three...

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Even though it lagged in places, I felt this was the strongest of the three books. It certainly made me pause and ponder several times.

I really liked how the narration was handled.

  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Earl Hammond
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

A collection featuring three classic horror stories, read by actor Earl Hammond: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator Brought The Story To Life

  • By M.A. Wilson on 11-09-14

I will always love Poe

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

I think the recording is good as the narration spot on. I sped it up at 1.5x... Otherwise it felt draggy. These awful tales never fail to be awful. Poe was a master at madness and that downward spiral. Pulling his character and the listener downward together.

  • The Snow Queen

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,640
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,478
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,552

This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & Fascinating

  • By Sara on 12-19-14

Charming story

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

I enjoyed this classic story. Excellent narration.
I especially loved the story of the crows and the 4th story. Thanks.

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  • Cut Me Loose

  • Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood
  • By: Leah Vincent
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world. But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • In the end I didn't like her

  • By David Shear on 01-23-14

Wow...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-15

This is a hard listen. As the mother of a beautiful, talented, intelligent daughter-- I cannot even begin to understand what madness her parents were enveloped by-- that would allow them to reject their daughter. Abandon her first in Israel and again in New York City.

It is child abuse masquerading as religious devotion.

Good for her that survived.

Her parents. I'm not sure I would ever find it in me to forgive them...

A powerful book, a powerful story.

  • The Accident

  • By: Chris Pavone
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Bit Like Cotton Candy

  • By Dorothy on 03-16-14

Beautifully Read

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

This book was beautifully read and the story is intriguing. I find the narrative structure to be both wonderful and distracting. There is something about the narrative that makes it both useful and cumbersome at the same time. It both moves the story forward and holds it back at the same time.
Over all I think this is a worthwhile listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful