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Barbara F. Evans

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  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310

Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Nancy on 06-17-05

A little slow

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-09

While this is enjoyable and humorous at times, it gets tedious to listen to as it moves soooo slow. t

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,131

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unexpected Gift.

  • By Amanda on 12-07-11

Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-09

I truly enjoyed this book...not necessarily what what happening but the character and thought processes of the narrator. If you've ever known a child with Asperger Syndrome, this narrator fits the description perfectly.

  • The English American

  • By: Alison Larkin
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 435

When Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Alison Larkin's autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Michael on 07-05-09

Wonderful listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-09

This was a wonderful, funny listen. I love the characters and the idea that people are often not what they seem at first glance...particularly family.

  • Change of Heart

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole, Stafford Clark-Price, Jim Frangione, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 646

Known for tackling hot-button issues in her timely fiction, Jodi Picoult has sold millions of books. Change of Heart explores capital punishment and organized religion through the tale of death row inmate Shay Bourne. Bourne's last request is to donate his heart to his victim's ailing sister. The situation gets more complicated when Bourne begins performing miracles in full view of witnesses - including his Catholic spiritual advisor.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • and shawshank

  • By Kelly on 05-11-08

LOVED it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-08

I'm a huge fan of Jodi Picault and was NOT disappointed with this. I thought the full cast narration was wonderful as well. This author keeps you constantly thinking and wondering who's side you're on. I loved it!

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  • Up from Orchard Street

  • By: Eleanor Widmer
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Three generations of Roths live together in a crowded tenement flat. Long-widowed Manya is the family's head and its heart. But Manya is no soft touch, except, perhaps, where her granddaughter Elka is concerned. Precocious Elka is her closest companion and confidante. Through Elka's eyes we come to know the fascinating characters who move in and out of the Roths' lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tenement Life From a Child's Point of View

  • By Sara on 08-10-14

great read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-08

I'm neither Jewish, nor Russian, nor a New Yorker...but I felt I had entered a profoundly interesting, and moving family history. The narrator of this was incredible and brought each character to life.