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  • How to Be Black

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Baratunde Thurston
    • Narrated By Baratunde Thurston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (426)

    Beyond memoir, this guidebook offers practical advice on everything from "How to Be the Black Friend" to "How to Be the (Next) Black President" to "How to Celebrate Black History Month". This is a humorous, intelligent, and audacious guide that challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people. With honest storytelling and biting wit, Baratunde plots a path not just to blackness, but one open to anyone interested in simply "how to be".

    Teddy says: "Funny yet insightful!"
    "A Fun Read"
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    What did you love best about How to Be Black?

    I'm a white guy, and even I enjoyed this book. It is a comical take on black culture in America.


    What about Baratunde Thurston’s performance did you like?

    What's not to like?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Digital Fortress

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2045)
    Performance
    (580)
    Story
    (593)

    When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

    Amy says: "Meh..."
    "Fantastic read!"
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    If you could sum up Digital Fortress in three words, what would they be?

    Fast paced action


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Digital Fortress?

    I loved all of the technical talk around the encryption used.


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voices are fantastic and he really draws you into the story


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3826)
    Performance
    (1652)
    Story
    (1649)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "My Favourite Audible Book Yet!"
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    If you could sum up A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry in three words, what would they be?

    Best Audible Book Yet!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tim's portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge is fantastic. He really brings the character to life.


    What does Tim Curry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tim Curry does an excellent job with the voice acting. He really brings the story alive and is able to create fantastic images in your head.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could've read this book in a single sitting, and luckily it's not a long book. It took me an hour a day during my commute, and I finished on Christmas Eve.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Murder is Announced: A Miss Marple Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Rosemary Leach
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Who would advertise a murder? The ad reads "A murder is announced, and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends, please accept this, the only intimation." Surely it must be a hoax? Clearly it's in bad taste. But when someone really is murdered, Miss Jane Marple, elderly sleuth extraordinaire, gives you the tantalizing pleasure of solving a mystery along with one of the best detectives ever created in fiction.

    Amanda says: "One Of The best!"
    "A Fantastic Classic!"
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    I am a huge Agatha Christie fan. This book is one of Christie's classic "Miss Marple" series, and a must read. Rosemary Leach does a great job with the narration, and really brings these characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Gong

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    How can a dead man have shot himself? The weapon is lying beside him and all the doors and windows are firmly closed. Surely Hercule Poirot can solve this 'locked room' mystery!

    Dan says: "An excellent Agatha Christie short!"
    "An excellent Agatha Christie short!"
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    Jonathan Cecil does a FANTASTIC job reading this story. It is a fantastic little story starring Hercule Poirot. If you're in the mood for Christie, but don't have a lot of time, this is a great short story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Christie Podcast

    • ABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By The Audio Partners
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Ask anyone today "Who is the world's best-selling fiction writer?", and you're likely to hear "J.K. Rowling" or "Dan Brown". But check the Guinness Book of World Records, and you'll find that the honor belongs to Agatha Christie, whose 78 mysteries have sold an estimated two billion copies in more than 45 languages, and have added two iconic investigators to our culture: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple.

    Marie-Elizabeth says: "Sales pitch"
    "Informative"
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    This was an informative podcast, which I really enjoyed. I felt it tried to cover too much in a short time though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Selected Scenes from the End of the World - A Free Short Story from Zombies: The Recent Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Brian Keene
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (318)

    You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video-gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic.

    Mike says: "Nice short stories"
    "This is a great way to kill a half an hour"
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    I love Audible's free short stories for members. I am not much into the Zombie apocalypse, but these are well written, and well read, short pieces that are a good way to kill a few minutes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frank W. Abagnale
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (2093)
    Performance
    (868)
    Story
    (876)

    Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

    Steve says: "Really entertaining!"
    "Great Story, Poor Performance"
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    I've never seen the movie, but knew the basic story. I really enjoyed this book and the story was fun all the way through. If you think about how much more security we have today - you'd never be able to get away with what Frank did now.

    The biggest downside to this book for me was the narrator. I thought his voice didn't match the character, and the voices he did for other characters were all to similar, especially his female voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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