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  • Stories

  • All-New Tales
  • By: Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
  • Narrated by: Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 483

The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something for Everyone

  • By Nicole on 05-24-17

Okay

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I wanted so much more for this book, but I never got it. There may have been 3 or 4 stories I found interesting, but I listened to the entire 15+ hours waiting.

  • The Healing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Odell
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a “slave disease.” Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In the remembering this book brought me to tears

  • By Marjo on 04-09-13

Awesom

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

In my opinion this book was awesome. The story had a hold of me, like tasting chocolate cake for the very first time. My opinion!

  • Within the Shadows

  • By: Brandon Massey
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

In this spine-tingling thriller, mystery author Andrew Wilson is blessed with a life most would envy, but he has no one to share it with. And then he meets Mika Woods, a woman of otherworldly beauty. After a night of passion, Andrew regrets his decision and wants to take things slow. But slow is not Mika's speed, and soon Andrew is combating the advances of an obsessed, supernatural woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, great story

  • By Lyndenia on 12-03-13

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Would you listen to Within the Shadows again? Why?

Absolutely. This book engulf me. My first time listening to this author. Will certainly view of his.

Who was your favorite character and why?

His BFF

Have you listened to any of Dion Graham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First timer

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved everything

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,757

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Great message

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

If you could sum up The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck in three words, what would they be?

Living SELF LOVE

What about Roger Wayne’s performance did you like?

Word usage and tone made action points and thought very clear.

What did you learn from The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck that you would use in your daily life?

Thinking way too much about small things.

  • Think Better, Live Better

  • A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind
  • By: Joel Osteen
  • Narrated by: Joel Osteen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,354

Your mind has incredible power over your success or failure. Think Better, Live Better offers a simple yet life-changing strategy for erasing the thoughts that keep you down and reprogramming your mind with positive thinking to reach a new level of victory. As a child of the Most High God, you are equipped to handle anything that comes your way. To claim your destiny, start thinking about yourself the way God does, and delete the thoughts that tear down your confidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Positive messages

  • By Marla Schneider on 04-23-17

I throughly enjoyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

Funny how life happens. This book found me just as I was being let go by my employer. I felt like a total failure and that this was all my fault as I loved my job. So it had to be something wrong with me...right? No! Listening to Joel's book helped me see that growth comes via discomfort.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Unfinished Business

  • What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life
  • By: James Van Praagh
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Based on over 25 years of spirit communication and thousands of professional readings, world-famous medium James Van Praagh shares the personal regrets, misgivings, remorse, and, most important, the advice of the dead who have chosen him as a medium. These spirits have a great deal to say about what they have learned and discovered on the other side and how we, the living, can benefit from their experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, awesome narrator!

  • By Sue on 07-24-09

Absolutely complete

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

This book is complete in that it comes full circle. I truly enjoyed this book. Rarely have I been so encased, but this book held me and i couldn't put down.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,753

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Great!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Power of Habit the most enjoyable?

Really enjoyed the story analogies.

What other book might you compare The Power of Habit to and why?

Trigges by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter piggy backs off The power of habit by adding additional thought.

Which character – as performed by Mike Chamberlain – was your favorite?

Story of Coach Tony Dungy...powerful

What did you learn from The Power of Habit that you would use in your daily life?

take note of the why.

Any additional comments?

Great book.