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Amy Fournier

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • Written by: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is excellent!

  • By Melanie McLean on 2018-06-10

quick 'read'

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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: 2018-08-08

Yep, this book was great, classic Capote - I spent the entire 2 hours and 50 minutes thinking that the book was narrated by Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, etc.) narrated this book. By the end, I realized it was in fact Michael C. Hall (Dexter, SFU). Regardless, the narration was great (voices, accents) - good job, Anthony Michael C. Hall!

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • Special Edition
  • Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • definitely worth it

  • By Stephanie on 2018-05-30

Claire Danes!

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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: 2018-08-08

I loved this book - beautifully written, gripping narrative. And Claire Danes! Her performance is fantastic.

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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • Written by: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator makes this one a challenge

  • By H. Carty on 2018-04-20

a bit lame, but okay-ish

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-08

This book is fun - a few twists and turns, typical thriller. I was shaking my head at the twist at the end... a bit OH PLEASE, to be honest, but this book was okay - if you like the genre, go for it!

  • Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

  • The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman
  • Written by: Anne Helen Petersen
  • Narrated by: Anne Helen Petersen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

You know the type: the woman who won't shut up, who's too brazen, too opinionated - too much. She's the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of "unruliness" to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an important book

  • By Amy Fournier on 2018-08-08

an important book

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-08

Honestly, this book was fine. I have a great appreciation for the author's take on the topics covered in these essays, although at times it felt a bit juvenile and the arguments were too simple, I think it is an effective book and is a very important read for young people to jump into this day in age...

  • Whoever Fights Monsters

  • My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
  • Written by: Robert K. Ressler, Tom Shachtman
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned from them how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us - and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he has tracked down some of the nation's most brutal murderers. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for America's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was brought to this by MFM #ssdgm

  • By Hunter Belfer on 2018-06-07

fascinating read for true crime addicts

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-08

Ressler is incredibly intelligent and experienced - it was interesting to learn about his career. Honestly, just a great book by a dude who knows what it's all about!