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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Reset

  • My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
  • By: Ellen Pao
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

From a "feminist hero" ( Elle, The Guardian) comes a fearless firsthand account of the workplace discrimination suit that "has blown open a conversation about the status of women" ( The New York Times) in the tech industry. This is the story of a determined activist using her voice to empower everyone who struggles to be heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for any working woman (or working man!)

  • By Marlowe on 09-24-17

Must read for any working woman (or working man!)

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

What did you love best about Reset?

Ellen Pao courageously spoke the truth. She took on venture capitalists with unlimited resources to tell all about a seriously broken industry and work culture. Ellen did everything she could think of to be successful (including making Kleiner millions) and it still wasn't enough.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellen of course! I am so thankful that someone finally wrote about these issues. Women have been "leaning in" for decades, and we are losing ground. She is right, there needs to be a reset. As she recounts the abuse she suffered, the pointless hurdles she jumped, she realized, despite her pedigreed background and endless striving, that she was in an unwinnable game. Her courageous act of telling her story might change this. I hope it does!

Which character – as performed by Emily Woo Zeller – was your favorite?

As an audible addict, I definitely think Emily is one of the top 5 narrators in the game. She is great and she has the perfect voice to give life to Ellen's prose.

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

There were too many to list. Because so many of the situations made me feel like saying "me too." I am not alone.

Any additional comments?

Ellen --- you should compile a follow up to Reset of the letters you received from people. All their stories.... like how after Liz Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray Love, she compiled a book of her fans entitled "Eat, Pray Love Made Me Do It."

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Sin Eater's Daughter

  • By: Melinda Salisbury
  • Narrated by: Amy Shiels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 806

Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. Although she's engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner. Goddess-embodied Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good, bad, then good

  • By Ka on 05-05-15

A creepy new twist on a fairy tale

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Another daily deal purchase, I dont think I would have selected this on my own but pleased that the Daily Deal people did. This is a traditional tale flipped on its head and creepy. Extremely creative writer creates a new fantasy world for your brain to go to. A little bit Games of Thrones with cruelty and deviousness.

What did you like best about this story?

The best part is the epilogue... an unexpected reflection on a traditional tale. Salisbury shows her true colors here. As she should. Sometimes things need to be spelled out.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The empowered princess in a dark world

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Revenge of the Blue Jinni

  • The Hakima's Tale, Book 1
  • By: Dedra Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Mark Norman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The Revenge of the Blue Jinni is a tale of a young Arab-American girl who learns of her great destiny,:to defend the human world against an ancient malevolent entity. The Blue Jinni lies in a golden lantern at the bottom of the sea, and his generals work tirelessly to locate and free him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great imaginative journey

  • By Marlowe on 12-06-15

A great imaginative journey

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

I loved the lead character and imaginative story. The author transports the reader to a mystical land. I can't wait for book 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Palo Alto

  • Stories
  • By: James Franco
  • Narrated by: James Franco, Stacey Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108

Palo Alto is the debut of a surprising and powerful new literary voice. Written with an immediate sense of place - claustrophobic and ominous - James Franco's collection traces the lives of an extended group of teenagers as they experiment with vices of all kinds, struggle with their families and one another, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hit Home

  • By Deana Dee on 08-15-16

Most likely only published bc it was written

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

by James franco. He should stick to acting
and I never bother to review books but this one was quite lame.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • My Salinger Year

  • By: Joanna Rakoff
  • Narrated by: Joanna Rakoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112

At 23, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency’s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger’s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Salinger Year

  • By JEAN on 11-13-17

Good story great performance

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

Not sure why I bought this. haven't read salinger. but I really liked it. I liked getting to know the author. I liked that it was so real. usually I dont like books read by the author but I really liked her voice. it felt like this is someone I would like to know. I guess salinger felt the same way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gaddafi's Harem

  • The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya
  • By: Annick Cojean
  • Narrated by: Laura Raynor Sauriat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Soraya was just 15 when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, the "Guide", on a visit he was making to her school the following week. This one meeting, a presentation of flowers, a pat on the head from Gaddafi, changed Soraya’s life forever. Soon afterwards, she was summoned to Bab al-Azizia, Gaddafi’s palatial compound near Tripoli, where she joined a number of young women who were violently abused, raped and degraded by Gaddafi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read riveting

  • By Marlowe on 04-26-15

Must read riveting

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

gaddafi was a frightening man. so crazy. and bizarre. I wonder if condelezza rice really made it out of libya safely.

  • Spinster

  • Making a Life of One's Own
  • By: Kate Bolick
  • Narrated by: Kate Bolick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why she - along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing - remains unmarried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional!

  • By Gudrun on 07-29-15

Too academic and she always has a man in her life.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

The author is always dating or has a boyfriend. overly academic and seems like she is just capitalizing on a current trend

5 of 11 people found this review helpful