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  • Fanny Says

  • American Poets Continuum
  • By: Nickole Brown
  • Narrated by: Nickole Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

An "unleashed love song" to her late grandmother, Nickole Brown's collection brings her brassy, bawdy, tough-as-new-rope grandmother to life. With hair teased to Jesus, mile-long false eyelashes, and a white Cadillac Eldorado with atomic-red leather seats, Fanny is not your typical granny rocking in a chair. Instead, think of a character that looks a lot like Eva Gabor in Green Acres, but darkened with a shadow of Flannery O'Connor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, entertaining, and engaging

  • By Elizabeth Glass on 09-22-18

Best Poetry Audiobook in Years

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Everything about this is amazing. Seriously. No joke. You should get it. Nickole Brown is amazing and the recordings of her grandmother are incredible. One of a kind.

  • Tales of Falling and Flying

  • By: Ben Loory
  • Narrated by: Andy Harrington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew listeners to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory's characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-27-18

Wonderfully Read Modern Fables

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

If you haven't read or listened to anything by Ben Loory, you're insane. This book is awesome and the deadpan narrator rocks the mic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beginner's Guide to a Head-On Collision

  • By: Sebastian Matthews
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Matthews
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Beginner's Guide to a Head-on Collision offers the deeply moving poetic memoir of Sebastian Matthews's life in the years after the car accident that devastated him and his wife and son. The poems, which often feel like electric improvised prayer-songs, intimately evoke the terrors and wonders of catastrophic physical injury and of life re-booted. They are disturbing, eerie poems that embody the paradoxes of being The Dead Man at the crossing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Reading of a good book

  • By Russ on 10-19-17

Solid Reading of a good book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Nice work here by Sebastian Mathews. Loved the writing and the story was raw. I'd recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The River Bank: A Sequel to Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'

  • By: Kij Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kij Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Nebula awards. She has taught writing and has worked at Dark Horse, Microsoft and Real Networks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bout Time!

  • By Russ on 10-19-17

Bout Time!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

How did it take so long for someone to make a sequel to this book The Wind and The Willows. This is awesome!

  • No Joy

  • A Recon Marine's Tales of (Self) Destruction
  • By: David Rose
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Joining the Marines in 2002, David Rose signed up to go fight...and to go die. On this grim path, rather than finding a violent death, he would find family, purpose, and a brotherhood amid the misfit world of the war fighter. No Joy sees David recounting madcap tales of Muay Thai bouts in seedy garages, a bizarre stint as a street cop, being on the other side of the badge, becoming a veteran of the psych ward, and more. It's an irreverently told story that doesn't just tell one man's tale, but speaks to the necessary question: What really draws modern young men to war?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty and Dirty and Fun

  • By Russ on 10-19-17

Gritty and Dirty and Fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

A real kick-you-in-the-ass piece of military literature. Glad this is out and I hope it's doing well. This narrator is awesome too. Damn!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sifting Through Static

  • By: Ben Tyler Elliott
  • Narrated by: Andrew Frankel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In the winter of 1968, a young woman named Harriet disappears outside of Denver. Soon after, her father dies mysteriously. The family's three remaining sons - Wayne, Roy, and Conrad - grow increasingly distant as the specters of murder, family, and suspicion loom. As the brothers grow older, they learn that loss comes in many forms - in absence and silence, and in death. Decades later, Wayne's only child confronts the brothers, uncovering long-buried resentments that have plagued the family for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really different experience but great

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-09-18

Very cool effects!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Love the way this was recorded. Really sounds like original audio footage. Great job all around! Engaging and rewarding.

  • Wait Till You See Me Dance: Stories

  • By: Deb Olin Unferth
  • Narrated by: Deb Olin Unferth, Edward Carey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

An Unferth story lures you in with a voice that seems amiable and lighthearted, but it swerves in sudden and surprising ways that reveal, in terrifying clarity, the rage, despair, and profound mournfulness that have taken up residence at the heart of the American dream. These stories often take place in an exaggerated or heightened reality, a quality that is reminiscent of the work of Donald Barthelme, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders, but in Unferth's unforgettable collection she carves out territory that is entirely her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving Stories, Quality Reading

  • By Debra Hartrum on 01-09-18

LOVED IT!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Great narration from the author and every story is fun. Thanks so much to my friend for telling me to listen to this. Deb Olin Unferth is the bomb!

  • Literally Show Me a Healthy Person

  • By: Darcie Wilder
  • Narrated by: Darcie Wilder
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Darcie Wilder's Literally Show Me a Healthy Person is a careful confession soaking in saltwater, a size B control top jet black pantyhose dragged over a skinned knee and slipped into unlaced doc martens. Blurring the lines of the written word, Literally Show Me a Healthy Person is a portrait of a young girl, or woman, or something; grappling with the immediate and seemingly endless urge to document and describe herself and the world around her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darcie Wilder is brilliant!

  • By James on 08-14-17

One of a kind experience listening to this

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Darcie Wilder is wildly talented. I know every one has been talking about this book, but people need to listen to the audiobook. Hearing her read it is so funny.

  • Viking Economics:

  • How the Scandinavians Got It Right - And How We Can, Too
  • By: George Lakey
  • Narrated by: Chris Roman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In Viking Economics - perhaps the most fun economics audiobook you've ever listened to - George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world's happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for, surprisingly recently, we too can embrace equality in our economic policy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great quality and Important!

  • By Adam on 08-10-17

Amazing ideas in this book

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Expect a clean, professionally narrated book about economics and social policy but FUN! Loved it and would listen to again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Something to Do with Self-Hate

  • By: Brian Alan Ellis
  • Narrated by: Mary Moore Dalton
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Following a summer's worth of drug abuse, epic alcohol benders, and promiscuous sexual misadventures. You cope with your impoverished living arrangements while mourning the senility of your beloved grandmother, the destructive idiocy of your only two friends, and most importantly, the devastating loss of your free-spirited lover. There are things to consider, of course, and it's real tough to think sometimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something to Do ...

  • By Josh Olsen on 08-12-17

Super fun and really authentic

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Let's take a look at this book and then make more books like it. It's just fun and good and easy to listen to. I liked it. A lot.