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  • When All Is Said

  • A Novel
  • By: Anne Griffin
  • Narrated by: Niall Buggy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual ­- though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Grief is the price we pay for love" Qn Eliz II

  • By Anonymous User on 03-14-19

Interesting but not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 06-12-19

I don't know it wasn't my favorite even though old, introspective men books are my calling. Good lines. Good author. I hope to read more of his books.

  • Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he’ll need to make his way in the world.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious love letter to his son.

  • By Christina on 05-11-19

I am a HUGE Backman fan...

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

Reviewed: 06-07-19

I love Fredrick Backman and have read or listened to all of his books. I saw this one and pre-ordered it a month before the release. But I'm disappointed and sad to say so.
It felt like a teenage father was writing it based on the audio performance. The whole thing felt very amateur and new-writer ish. I know it was written for a child but it was not endearing enough. There were a few moments of Backman magic that shone through when he spoke of his wife toward the end. But overall it was not worth my time. Might mean the world to his son and wife but not likely going to be a hit from anyone else's standpoint.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,952

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

It's sweet.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-19

Sweet story that was fun to listen to and slightly humorous at times. Pretty predictable but still enjoyable way to spend a long drive or other dead time.

  • The Beautiful Brain

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Hana Walker-Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,534

An investigative documentary from multi-award-winning producer Hana Walker-Brown, The Beautiful Brain looks at the devastating effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) - a degenerative brain disease found in people who’ve suffered severe or repeated blows to the head. Beginning with the story of FA Cup winner Jeff Astle, the audiobook expands outwards looking at the widows, daughters and families who are left fighting for answers following the death of their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CTE and Sports - not just for soccer fans

  • By Kingsley on 04-05-19

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

Very interesting study of the brain and contact sports. I recently had a bad brain injury and was intrigued to learn more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,116

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Midlife crisis in the white house

  • By Kingsley on 11-02-18

Short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I really loved this performance. It was unexpected and quite fun. Bravo to the entire team.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Paul Stanley, George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction interwoven with REAL people, places,events

  • By Cynthia on 12-02-15

Buy this!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

What an amazing book. So thought provoking. I cried and laughed while listening to this masterpiece. The performance is the best I've ever been privileged to hear. So many voices and so many complex emotions rushing through. What a beautiful gem.

  • Angels on Earth

  • Inspiring Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Connections
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

One day in 1986, Laura Schroff, a busy ad sales executive, passed a small boy panhandling on the street. She stopped and offered to take him to McDonald's for lunch. Twenty years later, at Laura's 50th birthday party, Maurice Mayzik gave a toast, thanking Laura for that small act of kindness, which ended up changing the course of his life. In that toast Maurice said that when Laura stopped on that busy street corner all those years ago, God had sent him an angel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't think "Invisible Thread" could be topped.

  • By Morningside on 08-06-18

very cheesy at times and at others over dramatic

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

The book is interesting at times most of the time though it's very cheesy and overdramatic interesting storyline but if you've read An Invisible Thread so much as regurgitated into this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,402
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,306

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, 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. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

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

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Wow what a read

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

He is thoughtful, insightful and if he believes and is guided by what he says--a deeply principled man which is such a rarity. I am also politically neutral so my read and subsequent review is not based up any party leaning but just one human to another.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,651

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

Interesting but I have different views of my possessions having feelings and thoughts. but overall very good advice.

  • See Me

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,282

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line - getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

  • By Wendi on 01-07-16

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

I love Nicolas Sparks on general but he's had better stories than this. Almost a thriller but it dragged for most of the book and scurried to wrap the stories up at the very end.