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Huntsville, AL, United States
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  • P is for Peril

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Join Kinsey Millhone on her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul, searching for a missing doctor who is loved by all...or is he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged all the way!

  • By Inga Duncan on 06-26-03

Ending?

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

I didn't like how this book ended. She didn't wrap it up clearly and neatly. The main investigation is left just hanging open.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning

  • By: Celia Rivenbark
  • Narrated by: Celia Rivenbark
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

From the author of the best-selling classics We're Just Like You, Only Prettier and Bless Your Heart, Tramp comes a collection of essays so funny, you'll shoot co'cola out of your nose. You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning is sure to appeal to anyone who lives south of something.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can I have a translated version?

  • By David on 10-30-11

How close is the next gas station???

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

Reviewed: 03-22-14

Where does You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is one of those that I reload to listen to. This happens to be a rare quality with books for me. Once I have read/ listened to a book, it takes something magical for me to reread/ reload a book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning?

I enjoyed the "Perfect Attendance" story since I am a school teacher in a school that strongly promotes "perfect attendance." So it hit home. I also enjoyed the Christmas story. I laughed so hard during that one.

Have you listened to any of Celia Rivenbark’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I just love the narration!

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

I enjoyed the "Perfect Attendance" story since I am a school teacher in a school that strongly promotes "perfect attendance." So it hit home. I also enjoyed the Christmas story. I laughed so hard during that one.

Any additional comments?

I listen to my audiobooks while driving in my car. I drive three hours to Memphis on a regular basis. I chose this book because I have read the print version of other books by her. I was laughing so hard, I was looking for the next gas station.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darwin Awards

  • Evolution in Action
  • By: Wendy Northcutt
  • Narrated by: Jason Harris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

The Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it, showing us just how uncommon common sense can be. Marvel at the thief who steals electrical wires before shutting off the current. Gape at the would-be-pilot who flies his lawnchair suspended from helium balloons into air-traffic lanes. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny Stuff

  • By Allison on 03-22-14

Funny Stuff

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

Reviewed: 03-22-14

Would you listen to The Darwin Awards again? Why?

When a book can make you drive and just shake your head at the stupidity of people, then it is worth a second, or in my case, third listen.

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

Nope, I listen to my audio books in the car when driving. Then next best thing, though, is I found myself turning on and making sure my kindle was plugged up before I even bucked up.

Any additional comments?

This book made me feel so much better about myself and my IQ.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,248

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. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

LOVED IT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Help to be better than the print version?

I actually did buy the print version.

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

I enjoyed the voices of the characters.

Any additional comments?

Totally loved this book!

  • Burned

  • House of Night Series, Book 7
  • By: P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • That's two filler books in a row...

  • By Natalia on 05-01-10

Good book, But the Last For Me.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-14

Would you listen to Burned again? Why?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

I got into this series when I borrowed the tangible books from my brother-in-law. When he ran out of the series I started getting them on the Kindle. My issue is not that the books are poorly written, or anything like that. I am just not into the high-school melodrama of it all anymore. It seems like all the books are just filled with high-school drama. In saying that, if I were a high school girl, then I would find these books top notch. I am a middle school teacher and, in being such, I find myself reading/ listening to young adult fiction a lot to buy the books for my classroom. These are just not up my alley as an adult.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Apple for the Creature

  • By: Charlaine Harris (editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor)
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares - taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter - will pale in comparison to these 13 original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wait...Before you buy.

  • By John on 02-02-14

Kinda Boring

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

Reviewed: 03-22-14

Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris (editor) and Toni L. P. Kelner (editor) and/or Angela Dawe and Luke Daniels ?

I found some of the stories really good. Sadly, most of them didn't hold my attention. I found myself saying, "Alright, lets finish this and onto the next story." I didn't even finish this book. As soon as my next credit was available, I deleted this and was listening to my next book. I wouldn't have wasted a credit on this if I had known. I really like the Sookie books and all I saw was Charlaine Harris and bought it. Better luck next time.

Would you recommend An Apple for the Creature to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really