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  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Zoje Stage
  • Narrateur(s): Gabra Zackman
  • Durée: 11 h et 6 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 100

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had me hooked!

  • Écrit par Becky Jones le 2018-08-04

First half intriguing, then it was drawn out

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-18

I think this book would have been good it if was half as long. The dynamic in the family was really interesting in the beginning, especially the mother and daughter. Then it just got really drawn out and repetitive, almost like it had many climaxes of the same thing that never really peaked. The last few chapters were very boring with unnecessary detail that was not filled with any suspense.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • Auteur(s): Dot Hutchison
  • Narrateur(s): Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Durée: 9 h et 13 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book, potentially triggering, bad ending

  • Écrit par robin le 2019-02-11

Enjoyable book, potentially triggering, bad ending

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-11

The concept for the story was unique and interesting, although a big drawn out. The protagonist was likeable to an extent. I don't think it was overly reflective of what it would be like in such a psychologically disturbing place. Definite trigger warning for rape, sexual violence, and sexual coercion. The ending had so much potential, and I was expecting a big, dark twist. Alas, the twist was stupid and irrelevant. Hardly even consider it a twist I guess.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • Auteur(s): David Goggins
  • Narrateur(s): David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Durée: 13 h et 37 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 2 305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2 081
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 2 073

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best books I've ever read (listened to)

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-12-05

Very enjoyable and extreme

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It provided an amazing story (seriously didn't think stuff like that was possible) and overall good advice.

I'd warn people the first chapter or two are heavy and detailed on child abuse and domestic violence. It adds to the story, but I wish I expected it more.

I think one of the general themes of pushing yourself so hard you get extreme physical injuries isn't the best for one's future health. I saw this as a traumatized, powerless boy who grew into a man addicted to hurting himself through extreme exercise to gain the control/power his father took from his. Perhaps that is not the case, but either way it is an interesting book.