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  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,203

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Deborah on 02-07-18

I didn't want it to end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

Oh so good! I would appreciate another book that picks up where this one ends. I gave this one 5 stars!

  • Gwendy's Button Box

  • Includes Bonus Story "The Music Room"
  • By: Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
  • Narrated by: Maggie Siff
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zigzag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. One day a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great collaboration

  • By Marcus on 06-01-17

A short story for Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I liked it alot but I didnt LOVE it. Gwendy is a great charecter for the story, but Im use to those 1000+pages and this was over to soon!!

  • Not Without My Father

  • One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace
  • By: Andra Watkins
  • Narrated by: Andra Watkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Can an epic adventure succeed without a hero? Andra Watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace, as the pioneers did. She planned to walk 15 miles a day for 34 days. After striking out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested 80-year-old father. And his gas. The sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. Sharing a bathroom with a man whose gut obliterated his aim.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So Bad pass this one by! Istruggled to finish .

  • By Pippys Watching on 07-05-17

So Bad pass this one by! Istruggled to finish .

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-17

This was so Bad! And the singing at the beginning of each chapter! Gag. Problem is this could have been a great book. It definitely wasn't Edited well.Sorry Andra. Please don't try the AT or PCT.

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,075

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

This is GREAT!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

This book will make you look at your companion animals iin a different.way. What exactly is going on in their heads?

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,813

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was this supposed to be comedy?

  • By Greg Mallett on 03-25-15

Is this supposed to be funny?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

This is one of the first books I bought. I just held onto it for a rainy day.Well its raining and Tina Fae is much better when you can see her..can we let people borrow? If so let me know,

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  • The Testament of Mary

  • By: Colm Toibin
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

Meryl Streep’s performance of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed portrait of Mary is hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “an ideal audiobook,” presenting the three-time Academy Award-winner in “yet another great role.” Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary presents Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone, in a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • from a non believer...

  • By Taormina60 on 09-27-13

I loved this book. I actually saved up for it

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

Meryl Strepp was the perfect person for this book. And I loved the way this book was written from a mother's point of view.Great writer!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • House Trained

  • By: Jackie Bouchard
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Alex Halstad, a childless-by-choice interior designer and dog mom, is a true perfectionist. But her orderly life turns chaotic when the teenage daughter her husband, Barry, never knew he had shows up on their doorstep...with a baby girl of her own in tow. While Alex's dog enthusiastically welcomes the new arrivals, Alex struggles with the loss of her steady routine. She desperately needs peace and quiet to get her business back on track before Barry finds out she's spent most of their savings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The "Vocal Fry" Ruined It

  • By Mouse Potato on 11-20-15

Not my cup of tee

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-17

I have never been a fan. of romance dramas' so I hate giving it 3 stars. It was well preformed. And as I listened kept wondering why I bought this book.And it Just hit me. It was the dog.

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,231

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Lawson at her best

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

Jenny trying to exlain about growing up in Texas and what defineteily made Hera tad off center.it

  • When a Child Is Born

  • A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758

The time-travel series that everyone's talking about.... Jodi Taylor's The Chronicles of St. Mary's is back with a short story. It's Christmas Day 1066, and a team from St Mary's is going to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror. Or so they think.... However, history seems to have different plans for them, and when Max finds herself delivering a child in a peasant's hut, she can't help wondering what history is up to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By diana on 09-04-15

WhenA Child Is Born

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Thrown off by the UK accent at first I was impressed enough to download the next book in the series!

  • Genesis

  • Extinction Point Series, Book 4
  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

After an alien invasion devastates humanity, a battered group of survivors huddles in a remote outpost, fighting to endure in a now-hostile world. Resources are dwindling, and internal power struggles threaten to tear apart the fragile last vestige of human society.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WTF happened?

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-25-16

Good book but must read other book s in series 1st

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

Reviewed: 01-23-16

I love this series, HOWEVER the performer on this book is AWFUL! She was good in the first 2 books, but in this book she is so breathy that I had rather listen to the Google voice. If he puts out another book to finish the series I won't buy the audible version. She is really BAD!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful