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  • The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

  • By: Hannah Tinti
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife's hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother's mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past - a past that eventually spills over into his daughter's present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A literary work with a plot line

  • By Truth Speaker on 05-09-17

Odd choice for narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This book is about a young teenage girl and her father, but the narrator sounds like a mature woman. It was hard to get into the story because the narrator did not seem to fit in with the story at all. I know that sounds petty, but it was a really random distraction for me in this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,612

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 🌬🌥☁️🌦Fun, Fluffy, and Forgettable🍭🍬🍭

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-03-19

I really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I am a fan of the Liane Moriarty/ Caroline Lee team. I read a lot of reviews before I listened to the book and a lot of them felt that the narration was off. I felt it was fine...The narrator does pause a lot, but I thought it was more for dramatic affect, and it didn’t bother me at all.

I really enjoyed the plot and the story itself. I can’t remember ever reading a book with a similar plot, so it was a nice change.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,875
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,620

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Not my jam

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I wanted to like this book soooo badly, but it just wasn’t my jam. The narration was a production, which was a cool idea, but it was really hard for me to understand some of the passages when they were covered by music and noise. Cool idea and it was an interesting story, the style was just not for me.

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,377

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A necessary read

  • By Grace on 11-22-17

Interesting book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This book is unique. I haven’t really read or listened to anything similar. I was really into the book, but the ending was really abrupt. I went back to make sure the app didn’t skip a chapter or something... I was really disappointed that the ending was left unfinished #femaleprotagonist #Tagsgiving #sweepstakes

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Mrs. Parrish

  • A Novel
  • By: Liv Constantine
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,346

Amber Patterson is fed up. She's tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more - a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne - a socialite and philanthropist - and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale. Amber's envy could eat her alive...if she didn't have a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The house of lies!

  • By CMiles1985 on 11-21-17

I wanted to love this book SO BADLY

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I wanted to love this book so badly, but I didn’t. The characters weren’t especially likable, so by the end of the book i kind of didn’t care what happened to any of them, including the “victim”.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,135

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Fantastic performance

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Carey Mulligan did a fantastic job performing his short story/narrative. The story was so sad and she had me in tears by the time it was over.

  • Working Fire

  • By: Emily Bleeker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 933

Ellie Brown thought she'd finally escaped her stifling hometown of Broadlands, Illinois; med school was supposed to be her ticket out. But when her father has a stroke, she must return home to share his care with her older sister, Amelia, who's busy with her own family. Working as a paramedic, Ellie's days are monotonous, driving an ambulance through streets she'd hoped never to see again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not recommended.

  • By Elise Daniel on 09-08-17

Wish I could give the narrator a zero star rating

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator would have greatly enhanced the "just okay" story.

What was most disappointing about Emily Bleeker’s story?

The story had a few different plots going on and one or two of them were left open at the end of the story. I also felt the main character, Ellie, acted really against character at the end of the story.

What didn’t you like about Kate Rudd’s performance?

The narrator was definitely reading the book. She kept getting hung up on "to" and "and." I almost returned the book because it drove me so insane. It reminded me of my high school student reading a report...

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story was interesting, but the narrator was a nightmare and some of the subplots didn't go anywhere....

Any additional comments?

I will be looking at narrators before buying my next book... I know it seems harsh, but for me, it was really that bad.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,428

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Surprising book

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I was surprised at how much I loved this book. It is not really my normal style of reading, but the story was good and the characters were likable. I’m definitely going to look for more books by the author.

  • Scythe

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,491

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: Humanity has conquered all those things and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants. These teens must master the "art" of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have read this year.

  • By Jonathan Purcell on 10-15-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Good story.... there are a LOT of similarities to the Hunger Games trilogy though....overall I liked it, though

  • Jubilee, 50th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Margaret Walker
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the South's antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction. Weaving her own family's oral history with 30 years of research, Margaret Walker's novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely riveting!

  • By purp on 12-14-16

Worth the time!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I can't say enough how much I loved this book.
Although fictional, it is a good glimpse into history. The narration is top notch.