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Early 30s Girl

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REVIEWS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Wishful Drinking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Carrie Fisher
    • Narrated By Carrie Fisher
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (219)
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    (220)

    In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

    Nick says: "An entertaining, yet unfortunate story."
    "I love Carrie Fisher"
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    Her writing is humorous and engaging and her narration is wonderful. I wished it were longer!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Love

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Andre Dubus III
    • Narrated By Andre Dubus III
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. In these linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next, love is "dirty" - tangled up with need, power, boredom, ego, fear, and fantasy.

    Gyorgyi Voros says: "Good book, bad reading."
    "sadly the narration is a big problem"
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    I honestly feel bad saying that the author of the book, who is a wonderful author, does not do the reading of this justice.

    His pace is very laboured and dull and since the book has such a heavy subject matter it is hard to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lexicon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Max Barry
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    Overall
    (13)
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    (12)
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    (12)

    Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill. Thousands died. Few people know what really happened. Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love. Wil Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn't remember it.

    Janie says: "Brilliant & original, but, oh, dreadful accents!"
    "Very Enjoyable"
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    This book is rather gripping and based on an extremely interesting premise.

    I would certainly recommend it. However, as the previous reviewer noted, the Australian accents are appalling and, as an Australian listener, distractingly so. Still, the book is worth it if you can overlook this.

    One of the best and original thrillers I have listened to in a long time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (403)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Masha says: "Frustratingly bad read"
    "Excruciating. Do not waste your credit."
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    Let me preface this by saying that I have listened to and read many unashamedly rubbish rom-coms, light fiction and chick-lit and appreciated them for what they were. However, this book is utterly terrible. It is poorly written, repetitive and the characters are unbelievable. I have only managed to listen to about an hour of it. Don't be fooled by the hype. I would like my credit back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Psycho

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bret Easton Ellis
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    Patrick Bateman is 26 and works on Wall Street. He is handsome, sophisticated, charming, and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. And he is taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare...

    Early 30s Girl says: "Be prepared for this book"
    "Be prepared for this book"
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    Undoubtedly this book is filled with violence and disturbing imagery. So if you are particularly sensitive to these things then perhaps be wary of listening to it. However, it provides a satirical account of our hyper-consumptive way of life; alienation and boredom. The protagonist is utterly deplorable - he is a psychopath after all - but seeing an extreme version of the wealthy late 80's/early 90's New York through his eyes is intriguing. In terms of the audio production the narration is excellent and I will look for other books read by Nick Landrum.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (462)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Gutsy and Glorious"
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    This book is a great listen. The story is engaging and Kristen Johnston's narration is genius.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone, Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, great explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies, Beatles memorabilia, miniature cacti and coral. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks, his inward journey towards some kind of peace takes him on an odyssey through the five boroughs of New York, as he attempts to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet....

    Elisabeth says: "Amazing narration and story but massive techerror"
    "top 10 books"
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    Where does Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    the narration is excellent and added another dimension to a book that I already loved


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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