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  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "READ the book first, don't LISTEN to it!!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not really, it wouldnt be the book it is if I changed things in it. I was that good with my creative imagination I would be an author myself.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades Freed?

    The handcuff sex scene during their honeymoon and the fact that he was unhappy about the marks later on.

    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s voice?

    Irritating, dull, unexciting.

    If this book were a movie would you go see it?


    Any additional comments?

    The reader of this series does the book injustice. If I hadn't read it first I never would have gotten past the first chapter of the narration. Why, oh why could the producers not have found a better narrator?

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The War for Late Night

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bill Carter
    • Narrated By Sean Kenin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When NBC decided to move Jay Leno into prime time to make room for Conan O'Brien to host the Tonight show - a job he had been promised five years earlier - skeptics anticipated a train wreck for the ages. It took, in fact, only a few months for the dire predictions to come true. Leno's show, panned by critics, dragged down the ratings - and the profits - of NBC's affiliates, while ratings for Conan's new Tonight show plummeted to the lowest levels in history.

    Roy says: "Great Story"
    "Kept me up!!!"
    Where does The War for Late Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of top audio books that I have listened to.

    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked learning the behind the scenes of what we all knew at the time.

    What about Sean Kenin’s performance did you like?

    He kept a good speed, sometimes a little too fast but I think the tempo also contributed to the excitement; you wanted to know what happened next.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Where Leno asked if he can call Conan and was told not to but afterwards, this was used against him by Conan.

    Any additional comments?

    I was glad to know that Leno never orchestrated any of the events or the ensuing drama that unfolded. I hope that he and Conan now knowing how everything went down can work things out. But then again, who knows what other versions of the story is out there.

    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

    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 listen!"
    What did you love best about The Hunger Games?

    The whole storyline is fascinating to me I think because am not that creative myself it's amazing how people can think up such stories with such details.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I did not have a favorite character, they all seemed flawed one way or the other but also had endearing qualities sometimes.

    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    The reader is great, increase the speed to 1 1/2X and it becomes amazing.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cry and I wasn't expecting it to.

    Any additional comments?

    My daughter read this book and recommended it to me so I was unprepared for the experience I had with the book. It was very well written and the story seemed captivating to me, very mature subject in my opinion I didn't even consider it a young teen book.

    0 of 0 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

    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!"
    "Got me hooked on Audio books!"
    Would you listen to The Help again? Why?

    I would certainly listen again it was very well presented and the story got my hooked. I have been chasing the same feeling since finishing the book and I am yet to find something that comes close.

    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. Or mostly everything anyway.

    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This was like being in the theatre; the readers just drew me in. The inflections and the southern drawl that I cannot immitate in my head certainly brought the story to life.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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