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  • First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors

  • Modern-Day Secrets to Being Desired, Cherished, and Adored for Life
  • By: Laura Doyle
  • Narrated by: Laura Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

In this audiobook, you'll learn Laura's Six Intimacy Skills, which have been used by over 150,000 women who have transformed their previously unhappy marriages into blissful unions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop EVERYTHING and buy this book. Now!

  • By Jetset_J on 06-02-15

Not quite sure.....

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

This book takes a LONG time to actually start talking about the six intimacy skills. I was very enthused at first and felt like there were some excellent points that affected my way of thinking and relating to my husband. I feel like I have a strong marriage, and I enjoy reading about ideas on how to make it even better. Where she kind of lost me, though, was her opinion about verbally abusive husbands and the role the wife may play in the abuse. While I agree that fighting often goes both ways, I didn’t like her cavalier attitude toward emotional and verbal abuse. Perhaps I am just extra sensitive at the moment since the last book I read was about abusive husbands and marriages, but I feel like this attitude - that something the woman does provokes her husbands rage and abuse, is very dangerous. I also felt the narration could have been stronger. It was okay, but in this case, I believe a narrator other than the author would have been stronger.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,204
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,228

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

Absolutely phenomenal performance!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

What made the experience of listening to Gone with the Wind the most enjoyable?

The narrator was absolutely the best match for this book. She captured the subtleties of the various accents and characters perfectly.

What did you like best about this story?

I had never read this book OR watched the movie, so the entire story was new to me. It was truly a treasure I spent 50 hours discovering. I am so happy that this Audible version was my introduction to this book. I enjoyed every single moment I spent experiencing this story.

  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,333

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good.

  • By Guy on 05-05-17

Annoying ending and too much F-word

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

Any additional comments?

This book painfully drags out a storyline for 14 hours that the listener has figured out in 3. I kept listening because I did get sucked into the story about the girls. Iris, Maxine, and Beatrice were interesting and the story became much more about them than what was really going on at the bank. I was so annoyed at the ending. You 'finally' learn what's really going on at the bank (shocker!) but don't learn anything about what happened to the girls. Are they still alive? Are they together? There is absolutely nothing worse than listening to a mystery that doesn't really wrap up any loose ends. It's like the editor said, "this is getting too long. We're ending it HERE."

And I completely agree with the other reviewers who were annoyed at the F-word being used so continually. It felt monotonous and immature. Rather than making the bad guys seem really really bad, it made them seem like frat boys. I think there are much better ways to convey extreme characters.

I did like the narrator. And I did enjoy the back and forth of two main characters in the same setting, 30 years apart. It had a lot of great potential! Just not the best execution.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hunt for Jade Dragon

  • Michael Vey, Book 4
  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, and she’s a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein's - and Ostin’s. But Hatch gets to her first, and the Elgen are holding her prisoner in their Taiwan Starxource plant. Now the Voice wants Michael and the Electroclan to go to Taiwan and free her before Hatch can realize his dreams of an army of electric children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh. Terrible narration scars a great story!

  • By Allison on 10-21-14

Ugh. Terrible narration scars a great story!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

My children are crazy about Michael Vey! We have loved listening to the series on audible as we commuted to and from school. I find the stories enjoyable, as well, and this most recent installment was a much anticipated event for our carpool! However, this narrator is absolutely terrible! The first two books were fantastically performed and after getting used to a new voice, we even enjoyed book 3. This new narrator, though, is very hard to listen to. He has strange breaks in the way he reads - his voice goes up as if he is asking a question on each sentence. It gives a very 'Valley Girl' feel to all of the characters and makes his narration choppy and difficult to follow. And instead of somehow growing on you, as most narrators eventually seem to do, this one just gets more and more grating. I don't know what is involved in hiring a professional narrator, but this narrator on this book is *really* hurting the Michael Vey brand.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful