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Sarah C.

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  • Split Tooth

  • Written by: Tanya Tagaq
  • Narrated by: Tanya Tagaq
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy and friendship and parents' love. She knows boredom and listlessness and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her and the immense power that dwarfs all of us. When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • breathtaking

  • By Jodi halsband on 2019-03-01

Poetic

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-29

The narration of this story by the author herself was amazing. It was like listening to a long poem. It often sent chills down my spine due to how she was reading it. And I LOVED the throat singing in between the chapters. It was perfect! I didn't rate this as a 5 only because I found the story at times hard to follow but overall I'd recommend it for the experience of having her read it to you.

  • Trickster Drift

  • Written by: Eden Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jason Ryll
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In an effort to keep all forms of magic at bay, Jared, 17, has quit drugs and drinking. But his troubles are not over: now he's being stalked by David, his mom's ex - a preppy, khaki-wearing psycho with a proclivity for rib-breaking. And his mother, Maggie, a living, breathing badass as well as a witch, can't protect him like she used to because he's moved away from Kitimat to Vancouver for school. Even though he's got a year of sobriety under his belt (no thanks to his enabling, ever-partying mom), Jared also struggles with the temptation of drinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Sarah C. on 2019-02-06

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-06

This is even better than the first. The characters and the story are excellent and I cannot wait for book 3!

  • An Ocean of Minutes

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Thea Lim
  • Narrated by: Lisa Rost-Welling
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan. Time travel has been invented; if she signs up for a one-way trip into the future to work as a bonded labourer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in 12 years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad reader

  • By Maureen Pharand on 2019-02-04

Good story

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-24

It explores time travel and plagues in an interesting way. I liked (but not loved it). The author focused on the effect of time travel on those left behind. The idea of meeting up in the future was very interesting.

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  • Son of a Trickster

  • Written by: Eden Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jason Ryll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby) - and now she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story

  • By sannna on 2017-12-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-24

It took me a bit to get into the book. The first half came across as slow to me but once I got farther I understood why she set it up that way. I loved the characters and the story and would definitely recommended it. I finished it and downloaded Book 2 of the trilogy immediately.