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  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Ari Fliakos, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in number one New York Times best seller Jodi Picoult's latest. 'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of 20 years' experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And Ruth is charged with negligent homicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wakeup Call

  • By Shakya on 09-12-2016

SMALL GREAT THINGS

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

Reviewed: 28-07-2018

It would be wonderful if we all understood that it would be a GREAT thing if we understood that it is not a "SMALL" thing when we perpetuate abuse and prejudice against people who differ from us.
I read this book during the atrocity perpetuated by TRUMP and his sycophants when they ripped children from their parents. This is frighteningly similar to the NAZIS behaviour.
Melania added to the perception of Nazi ism: Melania is a mother. I know that the hypocrisy of the so called 'SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY" visit to children separated from their parents is an atrocity.

Why has North America become paralyzed by this mirrowing of the Holocaust? why the impotent protests which appear to have been silenced within a couple of weeks? Given the supposed ferocity of North Americans who protest against dicey Emails and sexual harassment; one must question the principles and ethics of the people who rip children from parents and at the same time profess the values of justice, fairness, equity, and plain decency.

  • Phantom Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before - but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey work from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Phantom prey. I don’t think was written by JOHN Sandford

  • By DENYZE on 08-01-2018

Phantom prey. I don’t think was written by JOHN Sandford

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-2018

The book does not live up to Sandford’s previous prey novels. The characters are superficial .
He clearly has not researched the mental health issues.
I usually enjoy the narrator. But When portraying Female voices, he was just annoying. Not at all credible.
Don’t read this it will spoil John Sanford’s other nooks, most of which are good reads.

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 935

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing read

  • By Veronica on 11-11-2017

Origin

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-2017

Tedious tedious tedious tedious ... I have to write at least fifteen words. Tedious tedious etc

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  • Safe Harbor

  • A Cold Creek Homecoming
  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Who defines family? To Tina Harrington, the definition was simple: anyone she loved was a part of her family. Including all the people - and animals - she'd invited into her home when they'd had nowhere else to go. She was their safe harbor, and they were hers. And she would protect them from whoever challenged their right to be a family - namely her new neighbor, the handsome and high-powered Drew Landry. Drew was determined to ensure that Tina wasn't taking advantage of her vulnerable houseguests.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Safe Harbour A nightmare

  • By DENYZE on 04-09-2017

Safe Harbour A nightmare

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-2017

Who on earth is the audience who would appreciate this sap? Why oh why did I pay for this brain numbing garbage? Audible you need to place a warning on this sort of trash.

  • Opal Fire

  • A Stacy Justice Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Barbra Annino
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Stacy Justice is your average small-town reporter...who just so happens to be a witch. She’s never had the time or patience to mess around with the magic her grandmother and great-aunts are into, even though Grandma says Stacy has a higher calling. Right now, Stacy has stories to cover, her cousin Cinnamon’s bar to help run, and her cute cop boyfriend and flatulent Great Dane to keep her company. But when someone sets Cinnamon’s bar ablaze - almost killing Stacy in the process - the green-eyed redhead will have to embrace her inner witch after all.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator's voice!

  • By DENYZE on 12-03-2017

The narrator's voice!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2017

I could not finish the book. It is difficult to finish submit the required number of words for a review when one has not been able to listen to the book due to the irritating voice of the narrator.

  • Accused

  • By: Mark Gimenez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

“Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.” After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phone call from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her. Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No not the next Grisham.

  • By DENYZE on 01-01-2017

No not the next Grisham.

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

Reviewed: 01-01-2017

An interesting storyline. Some fun humour. Misogynistic and an insult to many men. Not as cleverly crafted as Grisham at his best .
Enjoyable but forgettable.

  • Mending Fences

  • By: Sherryl Woods
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

For ten years Emily Dobbs and Marcie Carter have been the closest of friends. They've raised their kids together, shared joy and heartache, exchanged neighborhood gossip over tea. But when Marcie's son, now a college freshman sports star, is arrested for date rape, the bond between the families could be shattered forever. As the Carters try to deal with the unthinkable, Emily discovers her daughter has been hiding a terrible secret...a secret that threatens the futures of both families.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing... what has happened to Sherryl Wood

  • By DENYZE on 29-09-2016

Very Disappointing... what has happened to Sherryl Wood

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2016

Mother becomes adolescent and raped child becomes the mother in turmoil ? A nonsensical subplot. Not easy to get into this or to suspend belief. I wonder who wrote this for Sherryl.