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Erin M. Naef

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  • The Crow Trap

  • Written by: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vera and Ann (and Janine!) have another fan...

  • By Erin M. Naef on 2019-04-24

Vera and Ann (and Janine!) have another fan...

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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

Slow to start, but lovely. Just like a Scottish vacation with a mystery thrown in.

  • The Inconvenient Indian

  • A Curious Account of Native People in North America
  • Written by: Thomas King
  • Narrated by: Lorne Cardinal
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history - in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mandatory listening for all Canadians

  • By m salem on 2018-05-15

A must listen!

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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: 2018-06-07

Great writing, wonderful narrator. Thank you Thomas King for having the patience to lay it all out so clearly. Required reading / listening - likely more than once.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • Written by: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 141

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best stories ever, plus great narrator

  • By Ben on 2018-01-31

Truth outstrips fiction in Endurance

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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: 2018-02-26

What an unrelenting adventure with a great, moving finish. Also an ode to diaries.

  • Americanah

  • Written by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Accent woes

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-04-22

A must listen

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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: 2018-02-24

Wonderful. The story is important and the narrator supports its message in a singular way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Billie

  • Written by: Anna Gavalda
  • Narrated by: Lola Naymark
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

"Billie, ma Billie, cette princesse à l'enfance fracassée qui se fraye un chemin dans la vie avec un fusil de chasse dans une main et "On ne badine pas avec l'amour" dans l'autre est la plus jolie chose qui me soit arrivée depuis que j'écris." A. G.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant but...meh

  • By Erin M. Naef on 2018-01-24

Pleasant but...meh

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

Reviewed: 2018-01-24

Not what I expected and even rather silly, but still signature Gavalda. Wanted more donkey.