AUDIBLE EDITOR

Katie O'Connor

Addictions: pop-culture, chocolate, books. Katie loves YA and Romance, but also over-indexes on nonfiction and literary fiction (in particular, books that make her sob uncontrollably).

Next on my List

    • Crazy Rich Asians

    • By: Kevin Kwan
    • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727

    Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, Fun Listen

    • By Mon on 01-04-14
    • By: Kevin Kwan
    • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
    • Series: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039 ratings
    • Excited to listen!
    • Have you SEEN the trailer for Crazy Rich Asians?? It looks like they spared no expense, and the casting is absolutely incredible. I'm embarrassed to admit that I still haven't tackled this one. I was just going to steal my husband's copy, but fellow Audible Editor Rachel mentioned how much she loves the performance, so it's officially next on my to-listen list.

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Katie's Recent Reviews

    • Love & Luck

    • By: Jenna Evans Welch
    • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welch broke my listening rut

    • By Katie - Audible on 05-08-18
    • By: Jenna Evans Welch
    • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 05-08-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 29 ratings
    • Welch broke my listening rut
    • A few weeks ago I was in the midst of a listening rut when an advanced copy of Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch landed on my desk. It reminded me that her debut Love & Gelato had been lingering on my to-listen-to list, so I downloaded it on the spot…and finished it in a day. (I'll spare you the details about the intense wanderlust it sparked...for now). I then dove right into Love & Luck and devoured it with the same fervor. Welch establishes setting so well and made me want to hop on a plane to the Emerald Isle (the spot-on Irish accent from narrator Lisa Flanagan didn’t hurt either). What’s more, it was incredibly refreshing to have the central relationship in this YA tale be between siblings.
    • A Higher Loyalty

    • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
    • By: James Comey
    • Narrated by: James Comey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,817
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,765

    Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

    • By Gillian on 04-17-18
    • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
    • By: James Comey
    • Narrated by: James Comey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 04-17-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 15,122 ratings
    • I'm shocked...
    • ...shocked at how much I loved this book. This was an incredibly human story with a true narrative arc that hooked me the entire time. As the daughter of two trial attorneys I was fascinated by Comey's rise through our justice system, and truly enjoyed the anecdotes he shared about some of the cases that shaped both him as a man and his career. You're more than halfway through the book when you start getting to the "juicier" portions that have been plastered all over the media, but at that point I almost didn't care. I just wanted Comey to keep telling me his story. Nonfiction rarely tops my favorites list, but this is currently the best book I've listened to this year.
    • My Oxford Year

    • A Novel
    • By: Julia Whelan
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5++++ Stars. Beautiful Book. Beautiful Narrator; Beautiful Author

    • By Catherine on 04-27-18
    • A Novel
    • By: Julia Whelan
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 227 ratings
    • A favorite narrator makes her debut as an author
    • What's better than a book performed by Julia Whelan? One written by her too! This book checked my two major "what makes me love fiction" boxes: it made me laugh, and it made me ugly cry. Oh, the ugly crying. Set in Oxford, the novel centers on Ella Duran as she attempts to balance her master’s degree studies, romance, and an unexpected new job as the education lead on a presidential campaign. The premise and setting lends itself to rich descriptions and plenty of fun literature references for us book nerds, showcasing Whelan's deep knowledge of both the subject and area. The novel really stays with you, and the love story within managed to both break me and make me feel hopeful. Whelan performs and really shows off her depth as a character actress, effortlessly transitioning between Washington lobbyists and British pub owners, making the listening experience all the more enchanting. Trust me…go get this book!