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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 87,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79,613
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,160

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

The book I didn't know I needed.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

As a young 25 year old, I joined the Obama campaign in Nevada. I couldn't remember clearly what caused me to take the challenge on. Now I remember. Michelle Obama is fantastic and her book is for me a must read for many young people.

  • China Rich Girlfriend

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,651

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story. Discontinuity of narrators.

  • By Rachel on 08-17-15

Great sequel.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Loved the story. Some surprising twists. Preferred the first narrator but still good. In the end, I couldn't put it down.

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,415

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st Chapter, can't stand narration AND I'm asian!

  • By Acct68member on 12-06-17

Couldn't stop listening.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Loved everything from the performance to the story. I burned through it listening every chance I got. Found I couldn't stop talking about it either. Can't wait to start the next book.

  • Presto!

  • How I Made over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales
  • By: Penn Jillette
  • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his 60th birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: If he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Jillette's life with his wild "potato diet". Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tall, Fat and Funny Tales

  • By Tim on 08-23-16

Needing conversation in our eating habits.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

A. Penn can read me anything. Great showman. B. Loved the story. Penn outlines well the reasoning and logic behind the diets. While entertaining, there is a lot of great commentary on our obesity epidemic and one of many solutions to help fight it.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Twain and Nick Offerman are a perfect match

  • By Philip M. Chute on 10-23-17

Topical

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Surprisingly topical for our current world. Gives insight to how fears and superstitions can drive men against their own best insterests.

  • The Element

  • How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
  • By: Ken Robinson Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Ken Robinson Ph. D., Lou Aronica
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the 21st century.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Great

  • By Samantha on 04-02-12

More than self-help, a must read for all.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Must read for anyone, especially those of us in the education field. It is more of a policy guide than a self-help book. It should be required reading before anyone teaches children.

  • Capitalism and Freedom, Fortieth Anniversary Edition

  • By: Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman, Grover Gardner - prologue
  • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy - one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A poor execution of a great book.

  • By Mike S. on 01-25-18

Must read for any American.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Love the content. Hate hate hate the narrator. I tried a couple versions and didn't like any. This was the best of all the bad performances.

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