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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17228)
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    (13117)
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    (13059)

    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"
    "Absolutely Hilarious!"
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    I love Tina Fey and was really looking forward to listening to her book - I was NOT disappointed! "Bossypants" is smart, entertaining, and absolutely hilarious! That fact that Tina Fey narrates the book only adds to the effect! Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Bluegrass Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (1062)
    Story
    (1051)

    Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

    Diana Turmenne says: "Made me want to visit Kentucky!"
    "Another Great Harper-Ronconi Hit!"
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    What other book might you compare My Bluegrass Baby to and why?

    I'd compare it to "And One Last Thing" also written by Molly Harper and narrated by Amanda Ronconi. Both books feature Harper's expert wit and Ronconi's ability to bring the characters to life. Both stories feature a strong female lead with a romantic struggle. If you haven't listened to "And One Last Thing", I highly recommend it!


    Any additional comments?

    Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi are my favourite author/narrator combo!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Undead and Unwed: Queen Betsy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By MaryJanice Davidson
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1732)
    Performance
    (749)
    Story
    (744)

    Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.

    Vanessa says: "Great Concept / Annoying Character"
    "A fun twist on the vampire trend."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, probably. The story is fun and different than the usual vampire fiction.


    Did Nancy Wu do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The voices were fine - differentiating wasn't difficult, but I did find there were a lot more extraneous noises (page turning, heavy breathing, etc) than are typical in most audiobook recordings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14643)
    Performance
    (12027)
    Story
    (12658)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Fifty Shades"
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    I ended up downloading the other two books in the series, so yes.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I personally didn't have the issues with the narrator that other listeners did, though I understand where they're coming from. The e-mail sections are quite trying at points since each time the "to, from, subject, time" are read, and there can be quite a string of emails in a row.


    Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

    I'd say yes ... though, this is probably my least favourite of the trilogy.

    Remember, Audible now offers the return feature, so if you've been debating the download - just do it. You can always exchange it, and you might like it - everyone has to judge for themselves.


    Any additional comments?

    Having read the reviews for this audiobook, I was hesitant to download it at first with all the negative feedback. After hearing about the books from a number of people, I bit the bullet and downloaded "Fifty Shades Of Grey". I can totally see where the other listeners are coming from ... I too think it might be a good idea for the author to consult a thesaurus in the future. That said, I did get hooked, and I have downloaded the rest of the trilogy.

    My thoughts: if you're expecting a great classic novel, you will be disappointed. If you're looking for entertainment or a guilty pleasure, I say give it a try.

    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
    (85)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    Lacey Terwilligers 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 email 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, a media punch line, and the defendant in Mike's defamation lawsuit.

    leanne says: "Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "And One Last Thing ..."
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    Where does And One Last Thing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Molly Harper is one of my favourite authors right now, so this is near the top of my list.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Excellent, as always ... she's perfectly suited to Molly Harper's writing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever: Jane Jameson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3429)
    Performance
    (2604)
    Story
    (2611)

    Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

    Denise says: "Very clever!!"
    "Book 3 ... Perhaps My Favourite In The Series!"
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    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Amanda Ronconi is the perfect person to bring Molly Harper's stories to life. She really captures the wit and humor in writing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3724)
    Performance
    (2842)
    Story
    (2834)

    Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

    Kickez says: "A great continuation from the 1st book!"
    "Did Not Disappoint!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This is one of my favourite series at the moment!


    Any additional comments?

    Love, love, love this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5420)
    Performance
    (4142)
    Story
    (4157)

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Denise says: "What a HOOT!!!!!!!"
    "Super Entertaining!"
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    What did you love best about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs?

    It's a fun and refreshing take on the vampire themed novel craze!


    Any additional comments?

    This is only book one ... I definitely recommend listening to the other three books in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors: Jane Jameson, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2819)
    Performance
    (2556)
    Story
    (2563)

    Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

    Kirstin says: "Molly Did it Again!!!"
    "Love Molly Harper's Jane Jameson Series!"
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    Where does Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series is one of my current favourites!


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Amanda Ronconi is a perfect narrator for Molly Harper's writing; expertly voicing Jane and making her character come alive!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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