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  • Friday Black

  • By: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen, Carra Patterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest and explores the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In the first unforgettable story of this collection, 'The Finkelstein Five', Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unstinting reckoning of the brutal prejudice of the US justice system. In 'Zimmer Land' we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And 'Friday Black' and 'How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King' show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what did I just listen to??

  • By Jatin on 18-02-2019

what did I just listen to??

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

Reviewed: 18-02-2019

Clearly too cerebral for me. Narrator did a fine job but the stories were draining and felt like they had no closure or clear point.

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • bring on book 2

  • By Jenny Taylor on 13-10-2016

Might have been good but...

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2019

I picked this based on all of the good reviews so gave it a solid 15 chapters before I decided I couldn't go on. The narration was excruciatingly syrupy and reminded me of someone narrating a saucy midday drama on TV. Why the overacting?! No disrespect intended but my ears couldn't take it

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,160

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

  • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

Intense in the best way

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2019

Loved it, just didnt want it to end. This is a unique individual who can express his story in a way that makes me think I can be unique too. Think about that!

  • Gai-Jin

  • The Epic Novel of the Birth of Modern Japan
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 50 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House; the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shōgun, battling to usher his country into the modern age; a beautiful young Frenchwoman forever torn between ambition and desire - their lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, and torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans, and spies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book.

  • By AM on 05-03-2019

Great book, narrator terrible

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2018

The other James Clavell books in this series have been well narrated. This one has been butchered. The narrator shouldn't attempt accents and there is very little difference between voices for different characters, making it very difficult to follow. The lack of emotion delivered in some obviously tense parts of the story also kills the fun. Its a bummer because the novel itself is terrific

  • Earth Is Hiring

  • By: Peta Kelly
  • Narrated by: Peta Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

Is "hustle and grind" really the message of the New Way? Is financial freedom really what it's about? Is "living life on our terms" really the summit of this mission? Is the New Way about becoming more successful than our generations before us? This book is a playful conversation about the new way to live, lead, earn, and give. It is a collection of insights and ideas about how we can, and how we are, changing the world. It's an invitation to the New Superheroes - the people all over the world who give a shit about each other and our earth - to lighten up in our work as game changers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry! I just can't.

  • By Sage on 12-07-2018

hurt my ears

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

Reviewed: 17-03-2018

I couldn't do it, sorry. I think this suits millennials a bit more than me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Gretta on 18-03-2015

Epic and engrossing

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2016

That is what an audio book should be!!! Beautifully narrated and a totally immersive experience, I highly recommend this fiction to anyone who enjoys fantasy/adventure/literature

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,603

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Too many dad jokes!

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

Reviewed: 30-12-2015

Great informative content but unfortunately not narrated well and peppered with unnecessary (an unfortunately not funny) jokes after almost every sentence!! Why?! This could have been so good but instead my wife and I got 2 hours in and couldn't listen any longer

9 of 11 people found this review helpful