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  • I Suck at Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (253)

    Fans of the #1 bests eller Sh*t My Dad Says will recognize the always patient voice of Justin Halpern's dad as it crackles through this hysterical new audiobook. The story begins when Justin announces that he's decided to propose to his girlfriend. "You've been dating her for four years," his dad replies. "It ain't like you found a parallel fucking universe."

    Jay says: "Funny but nowhere like the the first book."
    "End-Game"
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    Sh*t my Dad Says was good, this one, not so much???sorry Justin! I did not enjoy this at all, not even the few ???Dadisims' interjected here and there!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not Taco Bell Material

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (812)
    Performance
    (743)
    Story
    (738)

    Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor.

    Ron says: "Must have for any Adam Carolla Fan!"
    "Ok???I guess!"
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    Feel kind of cheated with this one. Some funny stuff but certainly nothing to write home about. It was more like 8 hours of listening to Carolla ad-libbing, not narrating a book. Would I recommend this book to friends...probably not!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5196)
    Performance
    (3176)
    Story
    (3177)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "My Best Buddy - Dusty"
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    Reviews have a 15 Word minimum. Really, there???s only one word necessary to describe how I feel about ???The Art of Racing in the Rain.??? That would be - Awesome.

    Miss you Dusty???loving you Fred!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Lashinsky
    • Narrated By Adam Lashinsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (229)

    If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, then author Adam Lashinsky provides listeners with a golden ticket to step inside. This primer on leadership and innovation, offers exclusive new information about how Apple innovates. It should appeal to anyone hoping to bring some of that Apple magic to their own company, career, or creative endeavor.

    PC says: "Outside Apple?"
    "Good Read!"
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    I must say, I didn???t learn anything I hadn???t already gleaned from reading Walter Isaacson's book shortly after Mr. Jobs passed away.

    Adam Lashinsky's effort was good but really, kinda of sterile and business like. I guess that was his intention. Still a good read if your looking for your Apple info fix!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3692)
    Performance
    (3215)
    Story
    (3187)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Amanda says: "WOW, WOW, WOW."
    "Destroyed by Narrator"
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    Murakami???s story was excellent, however, the narrator that read parts by Mr. Ushikawa absolutely destroyed the listening experience for me. What annoying ???Spit Mouth??? clicks and slurps???forget about the violent gasps for air. If / When I figure out which of the male contributors read the Ushikawa character, I???ll never purchase another audio book he???s involved in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10522)
    Performance
    (9076)
    Story
    (9037)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Title Revision - Stripped, A Bully Revealed"
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    First off, I disagree with those who???ve written their thoughts before me. Dylan Baker did a ???nice??? job with his narration of this story. It wasn't the ???story??? I was expecting from Isaacson but informative all the same. Mr. Jobs wasn???t so much a genius as he was a bully, a gifted bully and manipulator of people that got his way or cried on those rare occasions when he didn???t. That said, I???m in awe of the man and regret his early passing.

    Finally a view of Steve Jobs not obscured by walls and corporate security???we finally got to see the real guy!

    1 of 1 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
    (26026)
    Performance
    (12681)
    Story
    (12722)

    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!"
    "Read This Book - American History in Novel Form!"
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    I finished listening to ???The Help??? just in time to catch the 6:15 showing at the local Theater last night. While the movie was good the book was definitely much much better. All four of the women who narrated ???The Help??? did so in an expert manner and drew me in so much so, I listened to the final 9 Chapters in a single afternoon. Great story superbly told. Says a lot about our America and just how far we still have to go???Black Man in the White House and hundreds of thousands of people of color in the poor house???sadly!

    Nice work by Kathryn Stockett. I was happy to hear to authors comments at the end of the recording???a neat touch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jaycee Dugard
    • Narrated By Jaycee Dugard
    Overall
    (1294)
    Performance
    (951)
    Story
    (949)

    "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

    Daniel says: "Terrific"
    "Compelling Story But..!"
    Overall

    While Jaycee???s story is compelling, her narration was childlike and troublesome; children shouldn???t use such language. The last several chapters were ???feel good??? in nature and her tail certainly is not. She???ll make a lot of money on book sales on top of the millions the states of California has already paid her for their missteps in keeping her adductor under wraps???I guess that???s ok, but..!

    2 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • A Town Like Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Robin Bailey
    Overall
    (788)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (316)

    Wanting to repay a wartime debt to the Malays, Jean Paget returns. There she hears a story which leads her to Australia.

    Laurie says: "great story!"
    "Slurp - Spit - Gasp - Lip Smacking Awful"
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    As far as I was able to listen, I enjoyed this story very much. However the Narrator, Robin Bailey destroyed this book for me with his incessant lip smacking, slurping and spitting, punctuated by gasps for air between sentences...absolutely awful. I couldn't bear to listen past chapter 3. Deleted it from my Library! I'll buy "A Town Like Alice" in print and read it the old fashion way. Saving grace - I only paid $4.95 for this audio garbage!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3983)
    Performance
    (2176)
    Story
    (2177)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "There It Is!"
    Overall

    I've listened to many audio books and haven't until now been so drawn in by the narration than I was with Matterhorn. Bronson Pinchot's reading was nothing short of spectacular. My hats off to Karl Marlantes. An excellent tale of humanity in the worst of circumstances! I'm a Pinchot fan for sure...can't wait to wrap my ears around another story told by him!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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