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  • Heart Block

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Melissa Brayden
    • Narrated By Mia Chiaromonte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (70)

    Sarah Matamoros can’t complain. After immigrating from Mexico when she was nine years old, she’s content with the life she’s made for herself in sunny San Diego. She works hard at her mother’s housecleaning service by day and spends the evenings with her quirky eight-year-old daughter, Grace. From a very young age, Emory Owen had several concepts drilled into her head. Success is everything. Be the best. Fight your way to the top. Expectations were high in the Owen household and the world was watching. Born into a high society family, Emory never wanted for anything...at least anything money could buy.

    LAM says: "Good Book!"
    "Stick with it"
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    I read Heart Block shortly after it was released and loved it. I love the story, the humor, and the characters. It's a great romance novel.

    I was in the mood to experience the story again but needed my eyes for other things so I decided to purchase the audio book. Within the first 30 minutes I was certain I'd be returning it. I really didn't like the way the narrator handled the voices at all. As the book went on, however, she seemed to settle into the voices more and I was able to enjoy the story.

    If you're a fan of lesbian romance books, stick with this one and I don't think you'll be sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Paying Guests

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (494)
    Performance
    (451)
    Story
    (453)

    It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

    B.J. says: "Great pacing, as always, but ..."
    "Another great one from Waters"
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    I learned that with Sarah Waters, you just can't try to predict what will happen and The Paying Guests proved that point again. And the narrator did a fantastic job.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor
    • Narrated By Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Sue Scott
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (171)

    On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef, who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone wants to know, and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss.

    Darryl says: "funny noir spoof"
    "What I Learned About Guy Noir"
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    Performance
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    I learned that I like Guy Noir much better in small doses. I'm a fan of Garrison Keillor but I guess this much Guy is just too much for me to enjoy.

    Good performances, though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Have to F--king Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach
    • Narrated By Bryan Cranston
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (994)
    Story
    (982)

    Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcom in the Middle) follows in the exasperated footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, giving voice to the long-suffering father whose indifferent child will just not eat in this hilarious follow-up to Adam Mansbach's international best seller, Go the F--k to Sleep.

    Darren says: "Another role that Bryan Cranston plays to a T."
    "Hard to Top Sleep"
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    Bryan Cranston did a good job but this one just doesn't compare to Go the F*ck to Sleep with Sam Jackson.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (1999)
    Performance
    (1812)
    Story
    (1829)

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

    Robin says: "Short story with no shortage of events"
    "Enjoyable"
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    This was my first Michael J. Sullivan work and I enjoyed it. Some adventure, some humor, and a good narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free Dirt: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (41 mins)
    • By Charles Beaumont
    • Narrated By Eric Bogosian
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    A penny-pincher carts off free soil from a graveyard in which to grow his own fruits and vegetables - but eventually the free dirt gets him in over his head.

    Anthony says: "Short but still a waste of time"
    "Meh"
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    I thought the story was ok but I didn't care for the performance at all. The sound effects were pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4966)
    Performance
    (3679)
    Story
    (3705)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Creepy and Good!"
    Overall
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    What can I say? It's a classic and deserves its standing. Steven Weber does a fantastic job of bringing all of the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning of Her Sin: Brenda Strange Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Patty G. Henderson
    • Narrated By T.S.R. Carlson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Meet Brenda Strange. Wealthy. Dead Ringer for Princess Diana. Once a junior partner in a thriving, prestigious New Jersey law firm, she had everything going for her. But something went wrong. When a disgruntled client goes on a killing spree in the office, Brenda is counted among the dead. Except she came back. This is the first book in the Brenda Strange series.

    Cheri says: "Very good story"
    "Very good story"
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    I read this book several years ago and listening to it reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it. The mystery is good and the characters engaging - particularly the lead, Brenda Strange.

    The narrator did a good job with most of the characters, I thought, but the constantly calm and quiet reading of Brenda's part made it very difficult for me to get into the story as much as I remembered being. Everyone else had changes in inflection but Brenda's voice was very slow and quiet - sometimes so quiet that I couldn't hear some of the words - and that didn't change even when she was agitated or angry.

    I still recommend the book. The story is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amy Poehler
    • Narrated By Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    Overall
    (1555)
    Performance
    (1491)
    Story
    (1491)

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    S.F. says: "Listen to this book for sure"
    "Loved it"
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    I've enjoyed Amy Poehler's work on SNL and Parks & Rec but didn't know much about her. I knew the book would be funny and once I saw the list of additional folks narrating, I was more excited about listening to it.

    I wasn't disappointed in any way. I laughed out loud several times and enjoyed just about every moment.

    I loved it. All of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reconstructing Amelia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kimberly McCreight
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (559)

    When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

    FanB14 says: "Gossip Girl"
    "Pretty good book, not very good narration"
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    The story, it self, was at times far fetched but still enjoyable. I particularly liked Amelia's POV. I think this particular book would be much better if read with the eyes instead of with this audio book. The narrator, who I initially thought was doing a pretty good job, seemed to fall far short when it came to giving voice to the teenager girls. Every one of them was whiny and sarcastic - constantly.

    I think it really took away from my enjoyment of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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