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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,082
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,534
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,310

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Rocked my world

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

I listen to audible most days. No time to read. This book changed me. My fear and disgust with the vile and cruel ways of being these days of the new guy in the White House agave been quelled a little. The stories of what the She endured for the sake of an entire country is so profoundly clear in this book. Beautiful, articulate, kind and fierce. Thank you Mrs. Obama. I love and admire you. Hearing you read the words while I am listening with my heart makes it just perfect.

  • Every Day I Pray

  • By: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Narrated by: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

The prayers in Everyday I Pray, culled from Iyanla's own prayer journal, address a variety of topics and situations. It is Iyanla's hope that they will spark a light in the hearts of listeners, and that others will come to know the peace of God's grace. With this intimate collection, she invites listeners everywhere to join her in making the thoughts, words, and deeds of everyday life more reverent, honorable, and loving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best experience

  • By Nosipho on 07-26-16

Carried me through valleys on days I am unable to do it on my own!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

The prayers coupled with her voice and conviction have helped me when I could not even see the way. When I could not untie the nots or feel Gods grace this audiobook made the next step possible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 8th Confession

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

When a preacher with a message of hope for the homeless is found brutally executed, reporter Cindy Thomas knows the story could be huge. Probing deeper into the victim's history, she discovers he may not have been as saintly as everyone thought...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book Not So Great Narrator

  • By Diana on 12-06-09

not another death!!

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

loved it! so many turns. but when joe loved her so completely, i was a mess. just pla I n good

  • Lover Eternal, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 2

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055

Listeners looking for a fresh twist on vampire tales need look no further than the erotically charged Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is...just..wow...grab your tissues!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-25-14

amazingly amazing!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

second time around is ever better than the first. and Jim as narrator makes the stories come alive!

  • Reasonable Doubt

  • Complete Series
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125

My cock has an appetite. A huge and very particular appetite: blond, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although that's a story for another day.) As a high-profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. My rules are simple: one dinner. One night. No repeats. This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. At least it was until Alyssa...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR HER HE BROKE HIS OWN RULE 'NO REPEATS'

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-05-15

sexy azz story

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

Reviewed: 03-17-15

drip drip drippity drop! sensous and very satisfied...really just too short but a joy to hear!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Thin Dark Line

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,954

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He’s stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge. He’s not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman’s mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Mystery

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 02-23-15

wow...wow great

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

loved it...nicks voice and passion was so sexy and full of life and badness! yummy

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Suspicion

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Steven Kearney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial support. In what seems like a stroke of brilliant luck, Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend, who also happens to be one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Galvin is aware of Danny's situation and out of the blue offers a $50,000 loan to help Danny cover his daughter's tuition. Uncomfortable but desperate, Danny takes the money, promising to pay Galvin back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Premise

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-28-14

beyond excellent!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

i am an avid audio book listener. this was a great one!
i loved it

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

  • By: Stephen L. Carter
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Stephen L. Carter’s thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.... Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin and a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln’s defense....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth It For Serious Readers

  • By Doug on 07-16-12

too slow and too many voices...

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

Reviewed: 11-09-12

What would have made The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln better?

not to record it. I hung in there so long but it never got better.

What could Stephen L. Carter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

three books in this story...really??

How could the performance have been better?

not sure

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

a black woman in these times as a lawyer and her strong conviction in her self from home trainng. I had hopes cuz it was a black author but was I wrong.

Any additional comments?

waste of money.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • NYPD Red

  • By: James Patterson, Marshall Karp
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,991

It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert - and they can't afford to make a single mistake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Narration, formuliac and predictable story

  • By Christine on 12-03-12

Predictable but good

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

Reviewed: 11-09-12

Would you consider the audio edition of NYPD Red to be better than the print version?

nope love audible on the move

If you’ve listened to books by James Patterson and Marshall Karp before, how does this one compare?

never heard them together before

Which scene was your favorite?

Bomb in garbage shoot and he covers his beloved with his body! So manly!!!

Any additional comments?

good book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Phantom

  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong - fleeing the traumas of life as a cop - he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Darker and Darker

  • By Steven on 01-14-14

yukkey yuk do not waste your money

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

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

been doing audio books over 20 years. this is the worst...slow poor reading just a mess.

Has Phantom turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What didn’t you like about Robin Sachs’s performance?

those voices...creepy

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

nope

2 of 4 people found this review helpful