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  • Hangwoman

  • Written by: K. R. Meera
  • Narrated by: Benaifer Mirza
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When Tulsi first meets Madhav, she is irrevocably drawn to his chiseled good looks and charm. Although wary of his many dalliances and the string of broken hearts left in his wake, she is surprised by the intense desire that Madhav arouses in her. And before long, she forsakes her family, her prospective career, her fiancé - all for the love of this inscrutable man. But love can be like poison. Years later, Tulsi escapes to the ancient city of Vrindavan, seeking redemption amidst the cries and prayers of its anguished widows. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent story!

  • By Johannah on 2019-03-23

excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-23

a real feminist masterpiece.

this book is better than anything Margaret Atwood has ever written. the best living feminist author is by far k. r. meera.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • Written by: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m speechless!

  • By Grace on 2019-01-30

a hugely important book

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-13

a must read. it brought me to tears, made my heart lurch, raised butterflies in my stomach.

  • The Silence of the Girls

  • Written by: Pat Barker
  • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton, Michael Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. In the Greek camp, another woman is watching and waiting: Briseis. She was a queen of this land until Achilles sacked her city and murdered her husband and sons. Now she is Achilles' concubine: a prize of battle. Briseis is just one among thousands of women backstage in this war - the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead - all of them voiceless in history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Listen!

  • By Jesslovescoffee on 2019-01-09

Ancient Greeks speaking British slang

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-09

why would you write a story set in ancient Greece using heavy Britiah slang. I am certain that the ancient Greeks didnt say things like 'bloody hell" and "me mum...". The reader's child voice is shrill and annoying.

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

  • The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose", people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • confusing

  • By Rick Diamond on 2019-02-18

one of the best readers of any audiobook

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-07

the reader, Dion James is exceptional. his performance is next level. I will listen to anything else he reads.

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • Written by: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too long, poorly written, annoying narration

  • By Johannah on 2019-01-26

Too long, poorly written, annoying narration

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-26

Very predictable plot twists that are drawn out as if you couldn't possibly guess them but you can.

Tons of stereotypes both gender and racial. Themes of 1. white people being more valuable than Black Africans because white people are the scientists and doctors of the world and that knowledge is held by them alone. 2. Women fall in love only once per lifetime and then sacrifice everything for mediocre men.

Narrator uses russian accent for Brazilians. These Brazilians are portrayed by the author as stereotypical Latin American revolutionaries, even though they live in the favelas of Brasil which has a very different culture than the rest of South America.

Finally it was just WAY TOO LONG. By the end, I just wanted the pandemic to win and wipe out everyone, especially the annoying as fuck main characters.

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