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Kaylen

Single mom of two BEAUTIFUL girls and working full time. Never enough hours in the day for myself. Loving Audible!

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  • Through My Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tim Tebow, Nathan Whitaker
    • Narrated By Tom Wayland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time he amassed an unparalleled resume - winning two BCS national championships; becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman trophy; and in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

    Michael says: "The ultimate role model for your son"
    "Unless you’re a diehard fan rent this book!"
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    Being a Gator Fan, and along with it a fan of Tim Tebow, I was very interested in reading his book. I still believe that he is a great role model, but my opinions of him have greatly changed after hearing this book. The beginning of the book was hard to stomach with how poorly it was written. It did however improve throughout the book. The book was noting what I expected, which I guess I had no real expectations to begin with. It had a lot of play by play which kept it interesting, but the fashion in which the book was written, how descriptive Tim was in relation to his achievements, made him come across quite cocky in my opinion. The book jumped around a lot from one topic to the next, there was no real timeline, more like rambling as he remembered what he wanted to say, or had forgotten to say earlier. The narrator in the beginning didn’t seem to be a good fit and took some time to get used to, but he did a good job. All in all I stand by my headline. Unless you’re a diehard fan check this book out from your library!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1394)
    Performance
    (1239)
    Story
    (1231)

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

    Debbie says: "Not My Favorite Reacher..."
    "So worth it!"
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    The start of the book kinda felt like it was dragging and I was really disinterested for a good while. Reacher always pulls through though so I kept listening. In true Reacher style he pulled you in and you were along for a wild ride. So many things about this book were pure genius! The twist was just amazing, and the fact that Reacher figures it out like he always does is amazing! Do yourself a favor and read this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (825)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (747)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    RayRay1974 says: "Very conflicted about this book."
    "Just say it alreay!!!!!!!!!!"
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    OH MY GOSH! This book was really good, but I figured out very quickly just what was happening. From then on I was on pins and needles just waiting for the truth to come out. There were a handful of twists that I didn't see coming, but welcomed them. Overall the book was great, I just really wonder what would have happened had the truth come out way sooner than it did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2937)
    Performance
    (2018)
    Story
    (2024)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    Sherry Pitcock says: "Love that Reacher"
    "Pulls you in!"
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    Just when I thought I'd figured out what was happening it took a turn! This book kept me guessing from then on. Awesome delivery and great story line with many twists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (625)
    Story
    (622)

    Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

    russell says: "He did it again"
    "Amazingness!"
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    Rob Lowe is such a funny and sexy man! I loved his first Bio and this one was just as awesome! Listening to this book is like listening to an old friend filling you in on everything you've missed in each others lives.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shady Palms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Allen Dusk
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (347)

    A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

    John Grigas says: "Not for the timid - delicious graphic content!"
    "Seriously though?!?!"
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    Without giving anything away had I known what the main story line was going to be I would not have purchased this book. It started off great! I even thought I'd figured out the path it was going to take. Boy was I wrong! Instead what actually happened next was so STUPID I cannot even believe I finished the book. Great characters, great story...up until the stupidness!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agent 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (185)

    Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a "Peace Tour" to New York City, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that will end in tragedy.

    Grant says: "Well Executed, (but didn't stick the landing)"
    "Heart Wrenching!!!!!!!!!"
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    Oh such a sad end to a great series. This book takes you so many places and follows such a wonderful story line. As a HUGE fan of Child 44 and The Secret Speech this book really took you to another world and covered the most ground. Following Leo and his family in the stories that you get here in Agent 6 will tug at your heart strings. The rebellion and loss, the love, the sadness……….it’s all there! It takes such a turn from the first two books but stands strong on its own. I’m sad to see the series end, I’d have loved to follow Leo threw many more books. A great read/listen and as always this narrator is amazing! Highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Speech

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    It is 1956. Three years ago, Leo Demidov moved on from his career as a member of the state security force. As an MGB officer, Leo had been responsible for untold numbers of arrests and interrogations. But as a reward for his heroic service in stopping a killer who had terrorized citizens throughout the country, Leo was granted the authority to establish and run a homicide department in Moscow. Now, he strives to see justice done on behalf of murder victims in the Soviet capital.

    Galadriel says: "Love this author"
    "Interesting Story!"
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    I absolutely loved Child 44 and was really looking forward to something similar to come after it. That being said this book was again very well written and very interesting, but not quite what I’d expected. It was a little slower and a little harder to get into but once the real story came out it sucked you in just like Child 44. Following Leo and his family into a life that you would never imagine for them, the twist and turns, the love and hate really kept it going. Now time for the final book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30623)
    Performance
    (23674)
    Story
    (23861)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Another Hit!"
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    Again I was drawn in and couldn’t stop listening. This book has a twist that really sets you off. Great read/listen and great narration. I cannot wait for the movies to come out. Even thought I know they won’t be as good as the books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35942)
    Performance
    (26941)
    Story
    (27326)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Great Read! Really Pulls you in!"
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    At first I was a little leery because the narrators voice sounds a little old to be reading as a 16year old girl. I eventually got used to it and moved on. This book was amazing! There is not a dull moment and it keeps you wanting more. The end leaves you yearning for the next book with its cliffhanger. I’ve already downloaded the next two books and am lost in them as well. Great Book and Great Series! I’ve already recommended them to all my friends!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Child 44

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1835)
    Performance
    (713)
    Story
    (712)

    It is a society that is, officially, a paradise. Superior to the decadent West, Stalin's Soviet Union is a haven for its citizens, providing for all of their needs: education, health care, security. In exchange, all that is required is their hard work, and their loyalty and faith to the Soviet State. But now a murderer is on the loose.

    Melvin says: "Terror from all sides."
    "Amazement!"
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    This book will hold your interest from start to finish! Very well written and very well narrated! I was entrapped in the narrators voice and accent. It set the scene wonderfully for the time and place in the book. The book was very easy to get lost in. So many story lines that would come up and leave you a bit confused, only to later be blended with the main story and make perfect sense. This book kept me on the edge of my seat with every moment that passed and I never wanted to turn it off. The story was so well written I often got lost in the book and felt a part of it, it was hard to distinguish story and reality, a very large fete for being a different era. I am looking forward to finishing out the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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