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  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,090

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

Can't stay focused with the narrator's voice.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

This is one of my favorite books, but I can't just get with this guy's voice.

  • The Innocent Ones [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: Robert Gregory Browne
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 237

Assistant District Attorney Beth Crawford and her sister, Jen, take a much needed vacation in Baja, California, but the fun in the sun doesn't last long when Jen disappears without a trace on the streets of Playa del Sol. Now Beth must navigate the underbelly of a city she doesn't know, and the only one who can help her is Nick Vargas, a disgraced newspaper reporter on the trail of a dangerous and deadly cult with big plans for its annual celebration...on the Day of the Dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You are THERE!...(soundtrack edition)

  • By Polly Poizendem on 12-11-16

I just couldn't get into this story.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Even though it isn't my kind of story, I do hope other people like it.

  • Landline

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply - but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - Neal is always a little upset with Georgie - but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relationships are hard

  • By Valeria on 01-26-15

the phone thing is crazy, but it's still worth it.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

the story is slow to start, but goes too quick towards the end. I like it.

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  • Carry On

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon's face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I stumbled into this

  • By JM on 10-11-15

it's an OK book.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

I don't know why, but I was expecting something more. it's unique with the magic & plot, but the unexpected gayness just didn't sit well.

  • Attachments

  • A Novel
  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,280

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I'd hoped for

  • By J-L-UU on 05-30-11

this needs to be a movie!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

it's not your everyday story, but has everything a good story needs. I hope this is a movie one day since I know it will be my favorite.

  • Fangirl

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow Series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Freshman Comes into Her Own

  • By FanB14 on 05-12-14

Another Fantastic Book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

It's like three stories in one. I actually learned about fan-base writing from this. I didn't know it was a thing.

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,979

Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • E + P 4-ever!

  • By FanB14 on 04-27-14

Refreshing Characters that I miss already.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I didn't know what to expect, but I'm glad I took a chance on this book. The end left me wanting more. I can't believe how many pages are in this book that I actually enjoyed. It was very relatable and took me back to my childhood. Life is tough and love is wonderful. I really enjoyed the narration and hope the author has more writings read by them. Thank you so much!

  • Cleanse the Soul

  • By: Nelson Lowhim
  • Narrated by: George Ridgeway
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

A man in prison, accused of a crime he didn't commit. Or did he? Slowly his agitators wear him down, pick his defenses apart. Pain, torture all come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. And when he loses that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can you do if you are being tortured?

  • By Ian Sosa on 06-14-17

Horrible! This is not worth a minute of your time.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I wanted to like it after getting it for free from a fellow Redditor, but... There are no words! I wish I could unhear the nonsense that was this book. Killing yourself doesn't cleanse your soul from being a liar. There is no setup for the story. Just say Tim and M a couple hundred times in your head for half a day and you'll have a better story than this book gives. I'm so angry that I wasted my time with this and I really did want to like it.

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