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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 228

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I riveting book of survival and love

  • By silvercity on 2018-09-26

Gut wrenching and devastatingly beautiful.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-11

Raw and soul crushing realities of life in Auschwitz and a love that made even that worth it.

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • glad I did audio

  • By caitlin on 2018-03-05

Haunting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-28

Suspenseful, endearing, captivating.
I ended up being so wrapped up in the story that I didn't even realize I had listened for an entire day!

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • Written by: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INCREDIBLE

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-01

Will listen again.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-06

As a psych student, I found these insights to be very beneficial to my learning and practice!

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,416

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

Wow.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-08

Trevor Noah is an interesting, intelligent, clever, funny, well spoke storyteller. He took an often intense and unbelievable life and delivered it in such a way that you can't help but to laugh out loud and remain completely gripped by what he has to say. I will end up listening to this one several times.

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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing performance, and very interesting story

  • By Stephanie on 2018-08-31

So excited that there are 2 more books!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-28

I was hooked from the very first chapter. some of the accents are not great and kind of threw me a little at first but I didn't notice much after a while and the story is worth sticking it out.

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love it

  • By Cameron Britton on 2018-07-14

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-07

I can't believe it took me this long to get into the actual book! So good! Only complaint is that I'll never love the movies as much as I used to now!

  • 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 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

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

John Green does it again.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-29

John Green has left another hole in my heart in a way that only John Green can. He has taken another step to normalize what feels anything but normal. He has given a new breath to a struggle that so many feel they are drowning in. How humanizing to know that even when you are spiraling, you are not alone.

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