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  • Perfect Match

  • Written by: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Susan Bennett, Michele O. Medlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book deserves 10 stars!

  • By Julia on 2019-07-03

Great story

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-01

Really enjoyed the story! There are three narrators which I didn’t enjoy as much. Still recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The World According to Garp

  • A Novel
  • Written by: John Irving
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, John Irving
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

The opening sentence of John Irving's breakout novel, The World According to Garp, signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. "Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater." Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth it

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-06-26

worth it

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-26

I was completely absorbed into the world according to Garp, a wonderful story by John Irving. I did skip the intro by the author at the beginning.

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  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • stays with you

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-06-26

stays with you

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-26

After listening, this story stayed with me for a long time. It was very thought provoking and I enjoyed the story a lot.
The narrator does a great job of depicting the numerous characters in this story.

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  • The Cider House Rules

  • Written by: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Chris Janzen on 2019-07-04

Meh

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-31

I didn’t love this book. It was long and the story was dull. The narrator has a nice voice but there’s not a lot of difference between the characters.

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  • 1Q84

  • Written by: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weird and Wonderful

  • By Aaron Upward on 2018-04-25

if you have the time, do it

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-05

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the experience of an audiobook. It is quite long, but I never got bored.
The narrators are excellent, portraying several characters at a time. The story is thought-provoking and quite beautiful.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful