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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (16947)
    Performance
    (12855)
    Story
    (12792)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Definitely recommend"
    Overall

    My new favorite quote: "When Oprah Winfrey is suggesting that you have over-extended yourself, you need to examine your F---ing life." Haha! Fey has an amazing ability to state things well and simply and hilariously. I love her life observations. Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26622)
    Performance
    (13263)
    Story
    (13306)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "I've read it three times now..."
    Overall

    Congratulations to Ms. Stockett - this is by far the best book I have read (and re-read) in a very long time! Refreshing to know that there is still talent out there... somewhere. The narrators were wonderful - and really brought the dialect to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5731)
    Performance
    (2161)
    Story
    (2199)

    As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

    Kirsty says: "Continues to Please"
    "Enough already"
    Overall

    Meyer should have stopped with the first book. The idea of the human-vampire love story is intriguing, but when carried out to its natural conclusion, it becomes idiotic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7299)
    Performance
    (2736)
    Story
    (2791)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "Interesting book, horrible narrator"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the new take on the vampire anthology. Warning: The narrator is HORRENDOUS.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (97)

    Renowned for her highly acclaimed and bestselling British histories, Alison Weir has in recent years made a major impact on the fiction scene with her novels about Queen Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey. In this latest offering, she imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become king of England.

    E. Willaims says: "Why the Negativity?"
    "Oversexed"
    Overall

    From a historian's point of view, this book leaves MUCH to be desired. The story of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II does not need the embellishments that Weir has used. Unless her intended audience is only accustomed to the Harlequin plotline, the salacious introduction and subsequent oversexed scenes in the book mask the real and truly amazing story of Eleanor and Henry. If their lives and experiences are not enough to entertain and educate without having to appeal to the erotic to maintain a captive audience, then we are left with a sad state of readers. I don't think this is the case, though. I chalk this book up to either being an earlier inexperienced manuscript of Weir's or the revenge of disgruntled copy editor.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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