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AJ

CHARLOTTE, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 7 reviews
  • 28 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1873)
    Performance
    (1704)
    Story
    (1726)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Painfully & Beautifully Real"
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    This story struck a cord in me. No matter what your experience was in high school everyone can relate to this story. Everyone has their own pain and their own joy but these emotions are especially heightened in High School and memories that will literally stay with us for a lifetime. This audio book conveyed those emotions perfectly & was very difficult to turn off. You simply fall in love with Charlie, the lead character. Difficult to listen to the end but well worth it. Bravo for Chbosky for putting it all out there. Amazing story with the perfect narrator in Noah Galvin. You won't regret buying this book. Just don't think it's another 'Breakfast Club' though. It runs much much deeper.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • One Last Strike

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tony La Russa
    • Narrated By Tony La Russa, Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    After 33 seasons managing in Major League Baseball, Tony La Russa thought he had seen it all - that is, until the 2011 Cardinals. Down ten and a half games with little more than a month to play, the Cardinals had long been ruled out as serious postseason contenders. Yet in the face of those steep odds, this team mounted one of the most dramatic and impressive comebacks in baseball history, making the playoffs on the night of the final game of the season and going on to win the World Series despite being down to their last strike - twice.

    Mark says: "Insight to the 2011 Cards Magical Season and More"
    "Baseball Play-by-plays"
    Overall
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    I'm a Cardinals fan and found the back stories interesting but there were way too many literal play-by-plays of different games. I was also disappointed Tony didn't actually read the entire book. He just read the very beginning. I'm a Tony La Russa fan & part of the draw was having hear it in his own words. Overall a pretty average listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15645)
    Performance
    (13877)
    Story
    (13911)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Crazy good"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I went back & forth between audible & the kindle version & literally couldn't stop reading it. If I couldn't read it, I listened to it. The story keeps you guessing until the very last page. At times it could be a tad predictable but was still great fun to read. The narrators were perfectly chosen for this book. Now comes the challenge of finding something as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1913)
    Performance
    (1772)
    Story
    (1763)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Cheimon says: "Odd narration choices dim experience for adults"
    "Five stars across the board"
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    I'm not usually a big fan of Anne Hathaway but honestly this was one of the best audible narratives I've heard. She was fabulous. The story was not the same as the old movie. It was much better. No matter what your age you'll like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chaperone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2127)
    Performance
    (1875)
    Story
    (1862)

    >The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

    Amanda says: "Perfection."
    "Beautiful story all the way around"
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    The story is great but Elizabeth McGovern was PERFECT. This is a must read especially for women.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell House

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (387)

    For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

    But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

    Phebe says: "Hell House is like Hill House, but fiercer"
    "Average story line with great narration"
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    Average storyline and great narrator. It definitely kept my attention which is not easy. The sexual innuendo gets a tad ridiculous by the end though. I mean at times I felt like I was listening to audio-porn. If you can look past that- the story is pretty good though. The characters were interesting but expected. The women both have "daddy issues" which is kind of a cop-out these days bc it's such an old theme but they fit into an average storyline well I suppose. That being said, I like a good haunted house story and this fit the bill for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3208)
    Performance
    (2521)
    Story
    (2513)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Bravo Rob Lowe!"
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    Great autobiography with great flow, great stories and read extremely well by the author himself. Really held my attention. Worth the purchase. The only problem is the audiobook doesn't have a download of the pictures he includes in the hardcopy which are always nice in an biographical book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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