LISTENER

Angela

Kaukauna, WI, United States
  • 8
  • reviews
  • 12
  • helpful votes
  • 20
  • ratings
  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay, a hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, actors and exiles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely top notch

  • By Nathan on 12-20-09

Adventure

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-11

Lots of action in this one. I just didn't like the way the book ended. Felt like it just went on and on, battle after battle and then it just ended. Never one big climax. Lots of tiny climaxes and then it just ended.

The reader was absolutely amazing. He was able to do all kinds of different accents.

  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals

  • Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
  • By: J. Maarten Troost
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 670

At age 26, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. But he should have known better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HILARIOUS

  • By Elizabeth on 08-17-08

Entertaining.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-11

I really enjoyed learning about this little island from the perspective of the author. Very entertaining.

  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being there is part of the strength of this book.

  • By Cecil on 07-26-04

A favorite author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-11

I love Maya Angelo's work. She's very down to earth and very wise. She has a poetic way with words. Beautiful book.

  • Sh-t My Dad Says

  • By: Justin Halpern
  • Narrated by: Sean Schemmel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,149

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award

  • By Michael on 05-08-10

Hilarious!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-11

I LOVED this book! Absolutely wonderful. I just couldn't turn it off. I am hoping there will be a "part 2" some day.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Years in Tibet

  • By: Heinrich Harrer
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In 1943, Austrian adventurer Heinrich Harrer escaped from a British internment camp in India and traveled through the rugged Himalayas seeking refuge from the war. He ended up in the Forbidden City of Lhasa in Tibet, with no money or permission to be in the country. His intelligence and his European ways intrigued the curious young Dalai Lama, and Harrer became his tutor and trusted confidant.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Where's the rest???

  • By Jim on 08-19-11

OK

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-11

I felt the author rushed through some of the most intense parts of the story. I would have enjoyed hearing more about the struggle of getting to Tibet rather than having him glaze over it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent reading

  • By Louise on 05-23-08

Why?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-11

I got 45 minutes into the book and it just wasn't picking up at all. It tried skipping ahead a little, but it was still putting me to sleep. I will not be finishing it. Basically there are a bunch of young women that want to marry this handsome bachelor, and they just go on and on about who the man danced with at the ball. It just would never end. Why this book has such a high rating on Audible I will never know. Zzzzz.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dinner with Persephone

  • By: Patricia Storace
  • Narrated by: Jill Eikenberry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6

With blithe humor and bright style, Storace conjures up anarchic cities and idyllic towns and harbors where the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires continue to maintain a presence. This program includes an exclusive interview with the author who discusses her work and answers questions about her life in Greece.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pass on this one.

  • By Angela on 07-01-11

Pass on this one.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-11

I did not find this one interesting at all. It was not what I had expected.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bedwetter

  • Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
  • By: Sarah Silverman
  • Narrated by: Sarah Silverman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227

From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah's television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea and Artie Lange's Too Fat to Fish, you'll love The Bedwetter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate but not great...

  • By Theodore on 03-12-12

Strong start, but it really pooped out

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-10

In the beginning of the book I thought it was excellent. It made me declare "I love Sarah Silverman!". But then somewhere near the middle, the writing got a little messy. It wasn't as introspective. It wasn't written with any chronology or progression... No climax. I just started wishing she'd stop talking about herself and her "Jewy-ness" and her pot smoking and the TV episode she wrote about banging Jesus... Bleck. By the time it was over I was just happy it was over.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful