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  • The Help

  • Written by: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 124

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding the life of a black person in the US

  • By Madeleine LeBlancReiser on 2017-11-07

riveting!

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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: 2019-04-24

I loved the story. it held my attention without a dull moment. two thumbs up

  • Circe

  • Written by: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, expertly read

  • By libragal on 2018-06-20

loved it. i<br />

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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: 2019-03-20

loved it. if you enjoy a twisting story of a God and mythology you will like Circe. I highly recommend it an would love to read more like it.

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • Written by: Yuval Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll definitely listen to this again.

  • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25

great book.

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-07

learnt so much about my own history and human behavior. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Written by: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic! highly recommend

  • By hussam on 2018-03-13

Voices well casted.Story original & interesting.

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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: 2018-10-24

voices were well done. held my interest. touched on subjects rarely talked about. I love reading stories that are nothing like outher books!

  • The Night Circus

  • Written by: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great world, slow story.

  • By Olivia Baudais on 2018-09-27

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: 2018-07-28

unending imagination. great story. kept me guessing at the ending. can't wait to see a movie based on this book. the imagery would be astounding!

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    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    35 ratings
    Overall 4.9
  • Watership Down

  • Written by: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic worth a second listen!

  • By mcrevenue on 2018-09-18

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: 2018-02-03

this book was recommended to myself. I hesitated to listen to a story about rabbits but was pleasantly surprised! at first I thought the story was predictable but was consistently surprised when the story took a new turn. slow to start but like many good stories, it builds, and makes for a exciting end.