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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,793

From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Always a Sedaris fan, but this isn't his best

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Can't believe I wasted one of my credits

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

The previous reviews rated it so highly I assumed it would be funny, I only laughed once in the first hour of the book so I have since stopped wasting my time reading the rest. The morbid and outrageous attempts at levity fell flat.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life as We Knew It

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 645

Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A very G-rated apocalyptic tale

  • By Pennalie on 04-05-16

The authors political agenda is beyond obvious.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I got this book to listen along with my 13 year old niece who is reading the book. And end of the world style book does not need the authors political views boldly shown to tell the story . The jabs at Fox News, George Bush and Christians felt like a petulant child had written them during a temper tantrum .

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Cadillac Beach

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Serge A. Storms is back! The one-man crime spree hits no speed bumps as he swings through Tampa, Disney World, and parts south before settling down in Miami Beach to team up with a former sidekick and launch his long-overdue offbeat travel service. It's a labor of love as Serge forces customers to confront the underbelly of the Sunshine State's past and present. Some clients get it; others run for their lives. No matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Practical . . . Really

  • By Steve on 11-11-05

Silly, fun characters

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-05

Serge is an insane, charming, fun character....Hopefully audible will get more from this author! All around fun to listen to and George Wilson is a perfect reader for this set of characters

If you like Carl Hiaasen, GET THIS ONE! Similar settings,nutty characters....

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stormy Weather

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732

Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.

Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • But a sunny review...

  • By Laurie on 07-26-08

You cant go wrong with Stormy Weather

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-05

Again...another great book from a great author.....i always love the readings from George Wilson....go thru every book of Hiaasen.....all are pure entertainment!!!! Your audiobook credit wont be wasted!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deception Point

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great stuff

  • By G. Cernicky on 12-07-03

One the edge of my seat from the begining!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-05

WOW I haven't listened to Dan Brown in a while. Excellent plausible plot. You can really see the possibility of the story line.I didn't want to get out of my car!Rarely do I rate titles but when this book ended I knew I had to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Green Men

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

After the success of his highly-acclaimed Thank You for Smoking, Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington D.C. in a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits...and how much they both have in common."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughing Gas

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

What a riot!!!! Stuffy politicians watch out.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-03

This book does for politicians what "Thank You for Smoking" did for the tobacco industry. Buckley keeps you chuckling through the entire book.Great entertainment.Wish Buckley had more of these!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful