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Richard P Yong

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  • All We Ever Wanted

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Milton Bagby, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she's strayed from the person she once was. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville's most prestigious private school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely engaging.

  • By Melody on 2018-08-27

Great, infuriating read

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-07

I really liked the format of this book - jumping between various PoVs. While some of the characters seemed a little too "woke"(I felt like they were being a little too self-aware at times), the subject matter and how the author treated it was all pitch perfect. I was initially expecting something completely different from the description, but was pleasantly surprised(and completely enraged) as the story unfolded.

  • Shelter in Place

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly incredible

  • By Georgina on 2018-10-19

Solid experience

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-18

Despite being full of cliches and coincidences that make events seem a little too contrived, I really enjoyed listening to Shelter in Place. The early depiction of the mass shooting mostly seemed real, though, thinking back on how everything unfolded left me with a few lingering questions that I only had minimal issues putting aside. The rest of the story was largely predictable, but written and performed well enough to keep me engaged with the characters.
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