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  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
    Overall
    (4474)
    Performance
    (1925)
    Story
    (1945)

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    Jill Pagano says: "Finally, I understand what happened!"
    "Loved This!"
    Overall

    Wonderful and enlightening. My favorite buy this year.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kris Jenner
    • Narrated By Marcia Strassman, Kris Jenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (72)

    Kris Jenner executive produces and stars as matriarch on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians on E!, now in its fifth smash season. Here, this ambitious businesswoman who has catapulted her family into the public consciousness reveals what it’s like living under the celebrity spotlight and touches on themes of love, loss, marriage, divorce, and motherhood.

    Carol says: "Not narrated by author"
    "One very successful business women!"
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    Where does Kris Jenner...and All Things Kardashian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My reason for purchasing this book was to learn more about a woman who created a business empire from nothing. That takes brains, talent and tenacity ... and some connections.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kris -- I was curious to hear what she had to say and her description on the evolution of her life.


    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
    (21124)
    Performance
    (18943)
    Story
    (19008)

    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!"
    "Better than the movie!"
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    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks among my top picks, including "The Goldfinch", "A Visit From the Goon Squad", "The Help", and "Water for Elephants".


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved Flynn's adroitness in crafting completely original characters whom she goes on to fully develop in utterly unpredictable ways.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Amy and all of her many facets!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jacob Tomsky
    • Narrated By Jacob Tomsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (415)

    Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

    colleen says: "credit worthy"
    "Interesting insider peek into the hotel world"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes -- it will stick with you next time you travel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was fresh and original.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2900)
    Performance
    (2249)
    Story
    (2246)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Molly, PLEASE write more books in THIS genre!!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book because I was thoroughly entertained! A light, but clever, romantic comedy about betrayal with laugh out loud moments.


    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
    (4970)
    Performance
    (3683)
    Story
    (3709)

    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"
    "Masterpiece!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to It the most enjoyable?

    The narration was so wonderful that every character came alive!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way that King captures the tender nostalgia of youth and infuses it with equal shots of his special brand of fantastical, cerebral horror. Rich character development!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved the length of the listen -- it was so good that I wish it were longer!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2428)
    Performance
    (1300)
    Story
    (1294)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
    "A must-read if you love Stephen King!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up On Writing in three words, what would they be?

    His approach to writing, combined with the way his mind integrates his own experiences and invents others, is nothing short of amazing. Great tips.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Definitely worth a credit!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dee Williams
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    A graceful, inspired memoir about building a home from scratch and discovering a true sense of self - in just eighty-four square feet - by Dee Williams, a pioneer in sustainable living and the proud owner of a very tiny house. Discovering the sustainability movement and building her own house was just the beginning of building a new life. Williams can now list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her ten minutes to clean the entire house.

    Robin says: "Curious about the "Tiny House" lifestyle?"
    "Curious about the "Tiny House" lifestyle?"
    Overall
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Big Tiny?

    Having wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house, I found the author's story fascinating!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Reading this book left me with the desire to scale down, declutter, and live a less fettered existence.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Brooke Shields
    • Narrated By Brooke Shields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only 11 months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily.

    Dawn F Horner says: "Wow - a heart touching listen!"
    "Poignant story of a very complex relationship"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! This relationship was so different than that portrayed by the media. Funny at times, quite sad at others, really worth a read if you are interested in mother-daughter relationships, Brooke Shields, or the impact of alcoholism.


    What other book might you compare There Was a Little Girl to and why?

    Glass Castle


    What about Brooke Shields’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed listening to her tell her own story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1091)
    Performance
    (854)
    Story
    (864)

    Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

    SIMARA says: "Passionate and emotional narration..."
    "Fun and Enjoyable Read!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Husband Trap in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, romantic comedy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Husband Trap?

    All of the moments involving animals.


    Which character – as performed by Bianca Amato – was your favorite?

    The protagonist


    If you could take any character from The Husband Trap out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The protagonist because she was funny in a Lucille Ball kind of way.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy light, funny romantic comedies, this one is a good bet!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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