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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,186

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Memoir

  • By Vicki Anderson on 2018-09-14

Incredible! Jaw Dropping! MUST READ!

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-30

I was recommended this book by a friend, and WOW! am I ever glad I made the purchase!! I can safely say that it is THE BEST book I have read in a while! The entire way through was jaw dropping. I experienced so many emotions all at once! to anyone thinking about purchasing this book..Absolutely do it! I have told pretty well everyone I know about this book.

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  • The Au Pair

  • Written by: Emma Rous
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre, Nicola Barber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family's estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great distraction

  • By Roberta Westwood on 2019-03-16

Very Glad I selected this book!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-28

I was deciding between a few books and chose this one on a whim. Wasnt sure if I was going to like it but wow. I was not disappointed. The narrator was excellent wonderful job portraying the different characters throughout the book. And the story was very well done. I couldn't put it down!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Dreamers

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Karen Thompson Walker
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep - and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined it for me.

  • By Kayla on 2019-02-21

Narrator ruined it for me.

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-21

I liked this story however the Narrator wasnt my favourite, and kind of ruined the books experience for me.
I found myself getting confused as to if "the charactor" was speaking or if it was just their part of the story and I think the narrator was getting confused also...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Warning

  • Written by: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Willow Nash, Jonathan Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Three years ago, nurse Zoe's son Ethan was found drowned in a muddy river by their home, along with his best friend, Josh. With no witnesses, their deaths were ruled a tragic accident. Heartbroken, Zoe and her family move away from her home. They’re just beginning to get back to some kind of normality when, out of the blue, Zoe receives an anonymous email: "You need to find out the truth about what happened to your son. Don’t let this rest. Don’t believe the lie." Shaken, Zoe starts an obsessive hunt for the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t waste your time or money on this one.

  • By Jennifer on 2019-05-31

COULD NOT STOP LISTENING!

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-21

This book was awesome! kept me from putting it down...i just had to know what was going to happen next! a must read! (or listen) Narrator did a great job!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful