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Megan Grist

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  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • Written by: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book about mental illnesd

  • By Peter Ashlock on 2017-10-11

Deeply Moving

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-13

This is the book I keep coming back to. An incredible and realistically hopeful story that helps me in some of my worst times. Lovely characterization and great plot!

  • If You Come Softly

  • Twentieth Anniversary Edition
  • Written by: Jacqueline Woodson
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline Woodson, Jorjeana Marie, Guy Lockard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock, and after that they know they fit together - even though she's Jewish and he's black. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I read!

  • By Megan Grist on 2018-12-11

So glad I read!

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-11

I'm reading this for the Nerdfighter book club Life's Library and it was such a beautiful story. The narration was perfect for the tone and pacing of the book. As a person who has grown up in almost completely white neighborhoods I appreciated the insight into thesecharacters lives and will carry this story with me for years to come.

  • The Radium Girls

  • The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
  • Written by: Kate Moore
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

The year was 1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Swallow

  • By Jenn N-T on 2019-02-10

Beautiful and Heartwrenching Tribute

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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: 2018-11-11

Wonderfully detailed and respectfully handled telling of the history of the Radium Girls; their individual stories and the impact they made. No stone left unturned.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2+2 in fact = 4

  • By Samuel on 2018-11-24

An Absolutely Remarkable Book

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-27

Incredibly poignant and relevant to the current social and political climate in both the western and global society. Hank's book takes a hard look at how we as a species participate in discourse and how the discourse we chose to engage in effects us. April May's journey through notoriety and fame is believable and heartfelt. It shows the difficulties in coping and making good decisions in the face of being rapidly propelled into the public eye. A great read. I will not so patiently await a sequel.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • Written by: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Jess on 2017-12-07

Funny, engaging, and unexpectedly inspiring.

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-08

I'm a long standing fan of Iliza's. Being a 22 year old female I purchased this book believing it was the fulfillment of my wish for more than just an hour of Iliza on Netflix. But more than comedy (which this book is definitely not lacking) I got a lot of positive statements that both confirmed and supplemented my own beliefs and gave me a renewed sense of optimism. Whether you're looking to understand girls, are a girl and just want to laugh at our insane gender, or are stuck in a mental rut and looking for some comedic reality to re-light that fire under your ass this book is sure to deliver.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,174
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,002

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, as expected!

  • By FuzzySquirrel on 2018-01-04

Great Book. Great Narration.

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-17

This book needs no positive review. It's Harry Potter. But apparently I need 15 words.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful