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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,500

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Thoroughly Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Wonderful version of an old tale that is not as well-known in Greek Mythology. Beautifully and thoughtfully written.

  • The Song of Achilles

  • A Novel
  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,431

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't Expecting to Like It- BOY! was I wrong!!

  • By susan on 06-11-14

Enjoyable new take on The Iliad

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this first person take on the events leading up to and including The Trojan War. Patroclus is an engaging narrator and we get to see a “human” side to Achilles.

  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Haha917 on 03-28-18

GIRL POWER!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

It feels like Iliza is having a conversation with you, her best gal pal. A lot of what she has to say is so helpful because I’m not the only one that overthinks things and feels crazy.

  • Waiter to the Rich and Shameless

  • Confessions of a Five Star Beverly Hills Server
  • By: Paul Hartford
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184

Waiter to the Rich and Shameless is not just a peek into the secretive inner workings of a legendary five-star restaurant; it is not just a celebrity tell-all or a scathing corporate analysis. It is a top-tier waiter's personal coming-of-age story, an intimate look into the complicated challenges of serving in the country's most elite, Hollywood-centric dining room while fighting to maintain a sense of self and purpose.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I imagined

  • By Maia C. Larkin on 02-17-17

Enjoyable Fluff

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

As someone who put myself through business school waiting tables, this book was a reminder of all the BS I'd blocked from my memory. Parts of book gave me anxiety as I remembered some of the same embarrassing, stressful, and downright ridiculous parts of serving.

Everyone who eats in restaurants should read this and watch Waiting.

He's pretty kind to celebrities. I was kind of hoping for more dirt. It it's nice to know some of my favorites are the class acts true appear to be.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Misbegotten Son

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

An account of the crimes of Arthur Shawcross describes how the paroled child killer shot, stabbed, suffocated, and strangled 16 Rochester, New York, prostitutes and examines how the legal system failed his victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Typical True Crime Book

  • By Angela on 12-12-15

Enfuriatingly Engaging

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Another great Jack Olsen true crime. You have the cringe at law enforcement and our justice system when someone can get away with killing people for years.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cases That Haunt Us

  • From Jack the Ripper to JonBenet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away
  • By: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? America's foremost expert on criminal profiling and 25-year FBI veteran John Douglas, along with author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, explores those tantalizing questions and more in this mesmerizing work of detection. With uniquely gripping analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Douglas is AMAZING

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-16

Dated but interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

John Douglas' coverage of older cases like Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden and the Zodiac Killer are really interesting and well thought out. Obviously he offers no concrete evidence one way or another which is annoying if you are looking for answers. His insight into the JonBenet Ramsey case shows it's age as there's been a lot more interest and evidence emerging in 2016. He very clearly doesn't think the family had anything to do with it and reaches to make evidence fit his interpretation.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • No Stone Unturned

  • The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators
  • By: Steve Jackson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

No Stone Unturned recreates the genesis of NecroSearch International: a small ,eclectic group of scientists and law enforcement personal, active and retired, who volunteer their services to help locate the clandestine graves of murder victims and recover the remains and evidence to assist with the apprehension and conviction of the killers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forensic Superheroes

  • By Mark on 09-14-16

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

Wonderfully written tales of forensic sciences' leaps and bounds in the world of crime. Engaging narration, clearly explained science and heroic searches for the lost bodies of murder victims.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,482

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Somewhat Predictable

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Well written murder mystery starring on of Gillian Flynn's infamous messed up characters. The story is a little on the predictable side and sometimes Flynn's similes are over the top, but a great way to pass the daily commute.

  • Deviant

  • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674

From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( Boston Book Review) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation - and redefined the meaning of the word psycho.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Page Turner

  • By Keith on 08-05-16

Interesting Way to Follow a Bizarre Story

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

I love true crime: novels, audiobooks, podcasts, documentaries, Tv shows, you name it, I'll consume it.

This was a very well written following of a strange man whose life is mostly known through the movies that he inspired. But the truth is stranger than any movie.

I wish the author didn't bounce around the timeline as much and I swear there are sections where he word for word copied paragraphs from other sections to pad the length. But I enjoyed the narrator, even if he pronounced "defendant" in the strangest way (de-fen-dANT).

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lasher

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

Rowan's attempt to escape Lasher and his pursuit of her and their child are at the heart of this extraordinary saga. It is a novel that moves around the globe, backward and forward through time, and between the human and demonic worlds. Its many voices - of women, of men, of demons and angels, present and past - haunt and enchant us. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us through twilight paths, telling a chillingly hypnotic story of occult and spiritual aspirations and passion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lasher's story continues...

  • By Bob-o on 11-21-15

Nice to have a long story

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Excellent reading. Thanks to audible for having the same narrator for all three books!

Story gets a little slow, and Anne Rice writes some bizzaro sex scenes, but she is very passionate about her characters' story arcs and creates elaborate histories for each of them.