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Cris5y

UPLAND, CA, United States

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  • 19 reviews
  • 37 ratings
  • 87 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2018
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  • Something Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Emily Giffin
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (868)
    Performance
    (651)
    Story
    (646)

    Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl,” steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life… with a baby on the way.

    Kelly - Audible says: "I love it when a sequel outshines the original!"
    "LOVE"
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    I've read this book before and loved it then too. I think it's a great story and it stays interesting. I didn't care for the narration and found it kind of terrible. This is the 3rd Giffin book I've listened to have have hated each narration... However, about halfway thorough the book, the protagonist doesn't sound so whiny, so it was easier to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extraordinary Leadership

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (3401)
    Performance
    (2414)
    Story
    (2386)

    In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

    Sami Bunia says: "Nice Listen!"
    "Good info"
    Overall
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    Had great tips and useful information. He talked a little too fast for my taste, but overall, a good quick listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • By Your Side

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kasie West
    • Narrated By Caitlin Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (326)

    When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn't think things could get any worse. But that's before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn't know much about Dax except that he's trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he's not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wow! What a great book!"
    "Fantastic"
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    I discovered Kasie West about 8 months ago and I've since listened to every book she's written so I'll start this review by warning that it's very biased. With that Saadi, I loved this book! The narration was good, though I didn't care for some of the male voices the narrators tried to imitate. I loved the main character. She had a sense of humor and wasn't as annoying as most teenagers in the recent books I've read. I loved Dax. He had real problems but was a wonderful human being. I like how the story evolved that it kept me interested every stop of the way. If you've read any of her other books and liked them, you'll love this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice [Blackstone Audio]

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Carolyn Seymour
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1396)
    Performance
    (1242)
    Story
    (1248)

    The provincial Bennet family, home to five unmarried daughters, is turned upside down when a wealthy bachelor takes up a house nearby. Mr. Bingley enhances his instant popularity by hosting a ball and taking an interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane. Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy, Bingley’s even wealthier friend, makes himself equally unpopular by his aloof disdain of country manners.

    Jaxxy says: "Love this Version"
    "Loved"
    Overall
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    It was read well, and it's a fantastic story. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's Just a F***ing Date

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola
    • Narrated By Amiira Ruotola, Greg Behrendt
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (400)

    A fun and funny guide to dating from the New York Times best-selling authors of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken and He's Just Not That Into You. Why does dating have to be so hard? It doesn’t! Stop trying to out-game the system and relax. It's Just a Fucking Date presents the tools, not the rules, for bringing back the art of the date. The ordeals of 21st-century dating, from online dating and hooking up to pulling the plug when it isn’t working, will soon be easy to navigate.

    Danny Santoro says: "Good book, but for ladies only!"
    "Another good one"
    Overall
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    Absolutely loved it. My favorite quote of the book:

    "Asking girls out is f-ing terrifying! But since women have periods and give birth, maybe we should have the responsibility of doing ONE thing that's hard."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fangirl

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2910)
    Performance
    (2649)
    Story
    (2652)

    Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow Series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go.

    Cynthia Shepp says: "Perfect"
    "I fell in love"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I listened to this audio on a solo road trip and it made my drive much more enjoyable. First, the story is awesome. I loved taking a glimpse into this fan fiction world, which I'd surprisingly never known much about. I loved the dynamics between the twin's relationship. I loved the whole first year of college and fitting in part of the story. But what I loved most was the narration. Rebecca Lowman became my favorite narrator solely because of this book. There's just something about her narration that makes me engage and relate.

    My only complaint was the actual fan fiction writing. I get how it added to the story but it dragged on too long for me and I didn't care for the characters - or the storyline, to be honest. I know Rowell went on to write Carry On, about the fictional characters within this story so I must have been part of a smaller group of people who didn't care for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Joy Luck Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Amy Tan
    • Narrated By Gwendoline Yeo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (891)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (741)

    Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past.

    Leslie Teicholz says: "Joy Luck - abridged"
    "Fantastic."
    Overall
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    Story

    I loved the narration and the story. I've watched the movie several times but never got around to reading the book. I liked what the book to had add to the holes left in the movie and the format the story took in the book. I'd definitely recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Notebook

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Barry Bostwick
    Overall
    (1669)
    Performance
    (1164)
    Story
    (1174)

    At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

    victoria says: "Good story, but hated Narration"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
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    Now that I listened to the book, I kind of hate the movie. I know this is usually the case, but I was surprised by how much more I liked the characters. They were mature, level headed, rational, and deeply in love. My only complaint about the audio was the music that would play during certain scenes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2520)
    Performance
    (2282)
    Story
    (2285)

    One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming of age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’ dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

    Steven says: "Great Performance of a classic!"
    "Great Story"
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    I've tried reading this book for years and I finally just used the narration. I would listen to it while reading it on my kindle app - which was great because it follows along with the narration without me needing to keep track. It made a huge difference! The narrator does a great job switching voices and his accents are exactly as I would imagine them to be. I highly recommend this audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mindy Kaling
    • Narrated By Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak
    Overall
    (12103)
    Performance
    (10647)
    Story
    (10644)

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

    Lisa says: "If you like Mindy, you'll enjoy this listen."
    "Kaling love"
    Overall
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    I love Mindy so I tried not to hate her book. It was interesting and had some funny parts and it wasn't too long so I didn't feel like she dragged on with pointless topics. It's a good read for a road trip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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