Courtney Reimer - Audible Editor

AUDIBLE EDITOR

Courtney Reimer

Courtney’s path to Audible included stints in journalism, blogs, TV, and radio. A lifelong listener and lover of words, she enjoys audiobooks that serve as a source of escapism, humor, or a new perspective on the world. Courtney is a mother of two young girls, and is always proud when she shows up to work not covered in stray bits of cold cereal.
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Courtney's Recent Reviews

    • The Myth of the Nice Girl

    • Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
    • By: Fran Hauser, Jodi Lipper
    • Narrated by: Fran Hauser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    In The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight!

    • By Amy L Hubbard on 06-08-18
    • Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
    • By: Fran Hauser, Jodi Lipper
    • Narrated by: Fran Hauser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 04-17-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 264 ratings
    • The power of being personable, not just personnel
    • If you’re hoping to achieve balance not just between your work life and your non-work life, but your work self and your non-work self, Fran Hauser’s paean to workplace kindness will likely be the business-genre listen you never knew you needed. For me, it was freeing to know that making cookies for coworkers won’t torpedo your career, and weeping in the office isn’t the surefire way to a pink slip. On the contrary, Hauser strongly (but likeably) contends: perhaps our humanness is the most powerful human resource there is. It’s simultaneously plain as day and revolutionary. A must-listen for women hoping to find their authentic footing at their job.
    • The Last Days of August

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,232

    In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a healing masterpiece

    • By A. M. on 01-04-19
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 01-03-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10,185 ratings
    • Don’t believe everything you read on the internet (except this)
    • The titular "August" here is late adult-film star, August Ames, nee Mercedes Grabowski, who died by apparent suicide around the time she was the subject of a massive Twitter pile-on. Author and audio-storyteller extraordinaire, Jon Ronson, pulls up every corner to get the full picture. He explores questions like: Did her spouse have anything to do with her untimely end? Was social media bullying really to blame, or were other factors at play? The Last Days of August listens like equal parts mystery, thriller, social science exploration, and embedded journalistic undertaking—and it’s ultimately so satisfying in the end (albeit tragically so). And, lucky for Audible members this month, there's no credit required to listen.
    • The Perfect Mother

    • A Novel
    • By: Aimee Molloy
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,575

    They call themselves the May Mothers - a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By J.C. on 05-15-18
    • A Novel
    • By: Aimee Molloy
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,711 ratings
    • The search for a missing newborn—and maternal perfection
    • Embedded in this utterly unputdownable mystery is a great takeaway message for new mothers everywhere: none of us really know what we’re doing, even if to all outward appearances we seem to have it all figured out. While the story of a missing newborn will keep you hooked, the nuances—psychological, emotional, and relationship-bound—of bringing a new human into the world keep the mystery grounded. As the clues come together around who abducted a baby during a moms' night out, so do the realizations that, in fact, the concept of the “perfect mother” is itself a mystery—and altogether nonexistent.
    • You Are a Badass at Making Money

    • Master the Mindset of Wealth
    • By: Jen Sincero
    • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,331
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,806
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,708

    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of You Are a Badass, a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Falls Short of Expectations

    • By Gabriel B. on 02-14-18
    • Master the Mindset of Wealth
    • By: Jen Sincero
    • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12,331 ratings
    • Finance wisdom for the financially un-inclined
    • Money isn’t typically a subject that inspires laughter, or even pleasant conversation. In fact, according to outmoded rules about manners, we’re not even supposed to talk about it at all. But as anyone who remembers Jen Sincero’s likeably iconoclastic tone from You Are A Badass can guess, this isn’t a book about following the herd or fitting in. Here, Sincero beautifully demolishes widely held stigmas about money—that it’s the root of all evil, that rich people are deplorable by nature—and provides real, actionable advice on how to reset your mindset about monetary success.
    • Matilda

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,186
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,813
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,810

    Matilda is exceptional. But Matilda's parents think she's a nuisance, and at school she faces Miss Trunchbull, a terror of a headmistress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Childhood Memories

    • By Dylan on 05-19-16
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,186 ratings
    • A delight for book-loving parents and children alike
    • As a book-loving parent, I instinctively gravitate to anarchic 5-year-old Matilda – a girl who prefers Steinbeck to screens, and is as mischievous as she is precociously in love with the written word. Roughly a billion words have been written on how to raise a happy child, but so few on how to raise a spunky bibliophile — and even fewer via the inimitable, shape-shifting voice of Kate Winslet, who fully embodies the villains and heroes in this Roald Dahl classic.
    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,287

    From prize-winning, best-selling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

    • By JQR on 12-01-16
    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,318 ratings
    • Excellent, chilling work brought to life with impeccable narration
    • An important work by any measure, Colson Whitehead’s take on the titular slave-escape route is delivered in unvarnished language that lays bare the heinousness of that darkest moment in our history. Bahni Turpin’s narration is at once chilling and subtly evocative as she shifts from slave to brutal slave owner; from depictions of harsh assaults to fleeting, beautiful moments of hope. It’s a listen that’s forever changed my perception of an ugly time I’d previously known primarily from matter-of-fact textbook accounts.
    • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12,758
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11,482
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11,482

    From bestselling writer Jon Ronson and the executive producer behind the TED Radio Hour and Invisibilia, Audible Originals presents a new seven-episode series....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I will never forget it...

    • By Charles Atkinson on 07-31-17
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 07-27-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12,758 ratings
    • Explore the unexpected effects of a dark side of the internet
    • If you love exploring the fringes of society, you’ll want to binge Audible’s original podcast, The Butterfly Effect. Best-sellling writer Jon Ronson (Them, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed) explores the consequences of the tech industry giving the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. “It’s a mystery story, an adventure,” Ronson told Audible. “It’s also a new way of telling a story.” From a drab office in Montreal to the adult-filmmaking hub in the San Fernando Valley, Ronson talks to people who have made their living in the business of pleasure – and how that all changed when the internet stepped in. And, hear about the increasingly problematic consequences of that disruption.