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  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,173

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Best narrator ever.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

The book was excellent, but I have literally fallen in love/lust with the narrator 😭 I could listen to him read the phone book.

  • The Couple Next Door

  • A Novel
  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,943

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all - a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • These twists and turns did not make a great ride..

  • By Claudia H on 11-04-16

Not bad.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

This book won't change your life or anything, but I enjoyed listening to it while laying in a hammock on a beach in Nicaragua. I'm not sure I'd run around telling my friends they have to listen to it, but for what it is...just a fun little thriller...it's decent. Enjoyed listening.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,662

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Poorly done softcore

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I had no idea this book would be basically a weird romance novel. I thought it would be a thriller about CIA/black ops type interrogators and what happens to them personally. I expected a little sexiness thrown in, sure. But Jesus. I utilized the skip forward button for 30% of the book. So much overly sappy love stuff and really poorly written sexy scenes. I literally HATED the male love interest by the end, partially because of the way the teaser would say "I love you" in this ridiculous dopey voice.

I would have returned this if I hadn't been in a really remote area of Nicaragua with no other reading material. And no internet most of the time.

If you're cheesy AF, and a little bit simple, you will love this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where Am I Now?

  • True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame
  • By: Mara Wilson
  • Narrated by: Mara Wilson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She described the first ten years of my life.

  • By tiffany alzatti on 10-13-16

got through about 1/3 of the book.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

Maybe it gets better? I feel horrible writing a bad review for the woman who used to be this insanely cute and talented little girl, but DAYUM...this was just so incredibly boring. I'm a retoucher and can sit and listen to just about anything - but this was like listening to your friend tell you all about a childhood story that you're SO not into. Very similar to listening to someone tell you their DREAM - UGH. I feel awful saying it, but you should not get this book.
Try Amy Schumer's new book - really good.

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You

  • Stories
  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

In a series of stories that are shocking, sexy, charming, and ultimately unforgettable, Miranda July explores the hearts and minds of characters who are desperate for human connection and yet don't know what to do when it actually happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best

  • By Xavier on 01-25-08

Miranda July is so unique it blows my mind

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Impossible to describe. Miranda July is just one of those authors that you love, or you don't because you're a little stupid ;)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Why Not Me?

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,776

In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love mindy

  • By green ice cream garden on 04-24-17

sad to even be writing this review :(

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

I love Mindy Kaling, but not so unconditionally that I won't call a stinker by its name. Her first book SLAYED. This book I'm not even sure you can call a "book". It's rambly even for Mindy. And let me just say that I LOVE ramblings. These just felt...idk...like a first draft (?) I'm only writing this review b/c I was soooo looking forward to this book. Similar to sitting down to an amazing looking dessert. Your mouth is watering, you are ready to dig in, and midway through inhaling this gorgeous dish, you realize the cake is super dry and the frosting has no nuance. honestly, though, I will probably buy her next book b/c I love her :)

36 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • I Can Barely Take Care of Myself

  • Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids
  • By: Jen Kirkman
  • Narrated by: Jen Kirkman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 403

"You'll change your mind." That's what everyone says to Jen Kirkman - and countless women like her - when she confesses she doesn't plan to have children. But you know what? It's hard enough to be an adult. You have to dress yourself and pay bills and remember to buy birthday gifts. You have to drive and get annual physicals and tip for good service. Some adults take on the added burden of caring for a tiny human being with no language skills or bladder control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny. Not fall down laughing funny, but funny

  • By david on 05-22-13

I got through 1 Hour.

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

1. Dear Jen Kirkman, please don't do anymore silly baby voices. I literally wanted to vomit each time you did this awful voice.

2. This book is very similar a boring diary, with details that NOBODY gives a ___ about.

3. The reviewers who liked this book are either friends of the author, or idiots who are easily entertained.

4. OH GOD. She just did the baby voice again.

5. I pray that Kirkman's standup is better than her insanely uninteresting story-telling

6. I am returning this book.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Official Book Club Selection

  • A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
  • By: Kathy Griffin
  • Narrated by: Kathy Griffin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Official Book Club Selection is Kathy Griffin unplugged, uncensored, and unafraid to dish about what really happens on the road, away from the cameras, and at the star party after the show. (It's also her big chance to score that coveted book club endorsement she's always wanted. Are you there, Oprah? It's me, Kathy.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HONESTY Is WHAT MAKES KATHY SO 'HUGE'!

  • By Tracy P. on 01-18-17

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

I feared this book would just be a silly retelling of celebrity gossip - but sometimes a lighthearted audiobook is what I'm looking for, so I got it anyway.

The very personal stories from her actual life blew me away. Was not expecting that.

I liked Kathy Griffin before. I think I might actually love her now!

p.s. andy dick story ....f-ing PERFECT.

p.p.s. not giving it 5 stars because (((and i know this is tiresome to hear)) Tina Fey's similar book was just so much better. But, Tina's book is better than EVERY book in its category, so i realize this is an unfair comparison :)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Bad Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By SilverFin on 02-16-15

I feel bad for the next book I listen to.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

I feel bad for the next book I listen to. It will most likely get an unfair "meh" review because it's following something so brilliant.

The author narrates. I'm not sure anyone else could have done the it justice. 5 stars is a puny rating for the perfection of her narration.

Recommend.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,436

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read

  • By Xavier on 08-17-11

Going back to find MORE in this series :)

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

I loved the narrator. LOVE...LOVE....LOVE

Story was very good. Easy listen.

I don't give 5 stars overall to anything that didn't rock my world. This book isn't going to rock anyone's world. But, as a retoucher with hours spent in front of a computer, this book made those hours FUN.

Recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful