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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,871

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Depressing...

  • By Sena on 09-11-18

Read this before you Vote!

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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: 10-27-18

This is educational for anyone of any party as it discusses the policy debates within the administration in some detail. We should all be thankful for Secretary Mattis as he is a true public servant. The rest — meh. Many of the stories in this book had been leaked or told by others, but this is not the inflammatory rhetorical drama of other books. There are no conclusions drawn; the reader must come to his or her own conclusion.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,863
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,953
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,862

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Not Intended for Partisan Audiences

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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: 05-02-18

This book far exceeded my expectations. It is a wonderfully written treatise on leadership skills, using examples from a career in law enforcement. Mr. Comey intertwines the more cerebral points with vignettes of a personal nature, that demonstrate a warm, funny and well-intentioned human being. Partisan tribal types will not understand the nuances of this book. I’ve read reviews and seen the media talk about ego and low blows, but that did not come across to me. If anything, the modesty is evident, and the so-called low blows are merely statements noting details of people and places that are the result of a keen observer. The summation of the book is a hope that America rises to the occasion and demands truth, transparency, and ethics in leadership; government should be boring.
The audible quality was excellent - well read, good volume. There were some skips in the track in the middle and toward the end.

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chris Chalk, Rutina Wesley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,672

In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural 21st-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.8 Stars

  • By kurdis teed on 01-09-18

Pure Poetry

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

The writing is beautiful, unique, special. It’s a very moving story but hard to understand. I could not stop listening, I enjoyed it and savored the slow pace. The only negative was that the voices on Audible were a little too quiet, especially Leoni, even when I turned up the volume all the way on my ipad.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,124

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Hope this is made into a movie!

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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: 02-25-18

Tiffany - thank you for being so real. I am so moved by this story. You deserve the right man who appreciates you! He is out there - maybe a scientist? Or a doctor? You need someone with high intelligence.
Okay so for a review, the book is a bargain on audible because it is hours of entertainment and education delivered by Tiffany herself, including a free song performance at the end.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,508

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Important background information

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Nothing in this book is a surprise. Most of the story is well known, due to the many leaks from the White House and elsewhere, as well as 45 years of Trump stories in the National Enquirer. The author helps to weave the background stories and minor players into context, so that one can better understand the news of the day from this administration.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,675

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Presidential

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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: 10-16-17

There are many facets to this book. From a personal standpoint, it will satisfy the disappointed fans. Secretary Clinton feeds the soul...her words of hope, leadership, understanding, compassion, strength, and dignity (all articulated in full sentences with proper grammar) are inspiring. Much of the media coverage focuses on her so-called excuses for losing. The most important part of the book, however, is NOT the evidentiary case she lays out to support her conclusion that the Comey letter moved voters away from her. The most important part of the book is her detailed analysis of Russian intervention in the 2016 US election. This is the story that needs to be told. The history and motivation of Putin, along with related Russian activities and objectives, is something that all Americans need to understand.

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  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,921
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,784
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,643

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

A book for liberals by a liberal

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Quintessential Al Franken. And that's a good thing. He tells his life story with great humor and entertainment, but his political side emerges as a humble servant to the people. He clearly takes it seriously. If you enjoy politics, the behind the scenes details of campaigns and government are fascinating. Good book!

  • The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

  • Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
  • By: W. Kamau Bell
  • Narrated by: W. Kamau Bell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in The New York Times, which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe from The New Yorker fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • White Woman Raising a Black Son

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-20-17

Inspirational, Funny, Moving

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

I'm somewhat of an autobiography junkie. This one is very well done. I bought it without having been exposed to the author's work at any time prior. So my view is not tainted by starting out as a fan. I'm a fan now, since reading the book and viewing some of his CNN programs online. There is a high level of emotional intelligence in this book, without being superior or arrogant. It was entertaining in a way, but really very deep not because it is very real in a language that is both eloquent and tragic. The humor is a sideline- this book is dead serious.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,765
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,476
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,049

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

Amazing story

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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: 04-11-17

Trevor Noah has a great mom. What a wonderful tribute and great story. Apartheid was vile.

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  • The Education of Will

  • A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog
  • By: Patricia B. McConnell
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior - gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs - with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book!

  • By kthompson1004 on 03-22-17

Personal and Educational

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Like many dog lovers, the author grew as a person through the relationship with her dog. Many people will be able to relate to this story, even if not so lucky to be a border collie owner. The professional tips are a plus, especially if you are interested in dog training issues. If you are already a fan of the author, then you will enjoy this book. If you are not familiar with this author, read "The Other End of the Leash" first. The audible downside is that it is not narrated by the author.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful