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  • Proof of Love

  • By: Chisa Hutchinson
  • Narrated by: Brenda Pressley
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074

An Audible Original from Audible Theater, Proof of Love is an Emerging Playwrights Commission, written for and available exclusively on Audible. Constance thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. Suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family - and forces Constance to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself. Proof of Love is the explosive, funny, and moving new one-woman play by Chisa Hutchinson, member of the first class of talent supported by the Audible Playwrights Fund.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-05-19

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

From a unique and seldom voiced perspective and made more compelling by locales familiar to me. Loved every perfectly chosen word.

  • Cleaning the Gold

  • A Jack Reacher and Will Trent Short Story
  • By: Karin Slaughter, Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin, Jeff Harding
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a 22-year-old murder. His suspect's name: Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene. But there’s a bigger conspiracy at play - one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want more!!!!

  • By shelley on 05-09-19

Too short

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

Took awhile to flesh out these familiar, beloved characters in this scenario and then squashed the plot line. The ending was more dangling than suspenseful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Eye

  • By: Madhuri Shekar
  • Narrated by: Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayaar, Annapurna Sriram, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,266

Pallavi is an aspiring writer living in California. Her mother, Usha, is thousands of miles away in Delhi - and obsessed with finding her daughter a husband. In Madhuri Shekar’s ingenious Evil Eye, hilarious back-and-forth via phone and social media takes a shocking, supernatural twist when Pallavi meets the perfect man - leading to a climactic showdown that will leave listeners on the edges of their seats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does anyone remember party lines?

  • By Mary V. on 05-03-19

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

And, I can't imagine it performed any other way with the same impact. A great and wonderful surprise. Thank you, Audible.

  • She Rides Shotgun

  • A Novel
  • By: Jordan Harper
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

Eleven-year-old Polly McClusky is shy, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her everywhere, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life. Nate made dangerous enemies in prison - a gang called Aryan Steel has put out a bounty on his head, counting on its members on the outside to finish him off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Steven Ferguson on 02-21-18

10 stars

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Every once in awhile a book comes along that makes you want to take back most of your other 5 star reviews. This is one of those books. It's gripping, thrilling, heart filling and validates something I've long suspected: Good parenting includes teaching your kid how to take a hit.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61,111

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Dawson's narration is outstanding

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I'm sure I'd have enjoyed Jazz and her misadventures in Artemis regardless but Rosario Dawson was absolutely the key element that kept me me thoroughly engaged from word one.

Weir does science fiction for those of us who are all about the thriller aspect so his science bits don't weigh down the plot or action. This was a fun young adult heist.

  • Force of Nature

  • A Joe Pickett Novel, Book 12
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box delivers a novel starring Joe Pickett’s sidekick: fan favorite Nate Romanowski.

In Force of Nature, trouble comes calling from Nate’s past in the Special Forces, and the colleague he once called a friend won’t stop until those who know a deadly secret are silenced. Everyone close to Nate is at risk, including Joe and his family. To save them, Nate will have to convince law-abiding Joe to finally break a few rules along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best mystery series ever----great performance of t

  • By Byron on 08-16-12

A worried Nate means things are gonna get Western

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

For once Nate needs Joe's help.but he can't ask for it because of the danger his ruthless persuers pose to Joe and his family. It was as good as that description reads.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,906

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

10 star performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-16

Thandie Newton brought Jane Eye to life with an absolutely flawless performance. She didn't over dramatize but did provide emotion and feeling. Thoroughly enjoyed this audio version of a re-read and favorite book. (Didn't go into it with high hopes and was glad to be pleasantly surprised.) Worthy purchase.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Kept Woman

  • Will Trent, Book 8
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,524

It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor - the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much Angie, not enough Will

  • By seattlesue on 11-21-16

Didn't want it to end...

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

...because now I have to wait for the next in the series. Excellent continuation. No sappy, happily ever after for these strong, triumphant, multifaceted characters. Very well done.

  • Flesh and Blood

  • An Alex Delaware Novel
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Perennial and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Ms Gadget on 09-03-16

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

I'd probably listen to Rubenstein portraying Alex reading the phone book to Milo and Robin so any in-depth review I could provide would be biased in the extreme.

As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed inhabiting their world though it was disconcerting because the events take place long before Breakdown, the most recent book in the series. And, I just discovered Book #14 is also newly released (same date - Audible, you should have forewarned) so I'll happily suspend my knowledge of their future selves to join them on that adventure as well.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Body Reader

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,350

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice - and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Go Jude!

  • By AudioAddict on 01-21-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because the characters are damaged and full of complexity but they also stumble forward despite the worst imaginable having happened. This is the best Anne Frasier I've listened to thus far.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously, my favorite character is Jude. She's irrepressibly human and is allowed to evolve while retaining both her vulnerability and her fearlessness.

What does Emily Sutton-Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Perfect narration and pace.

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

I wanted to listen without stopping. After reading the book summary I was afraid I'd have to fast forward past gruesome passages and was relieved when I could just listen to Jude's "after" life and journey without reservation. It made me want to cheer the resilience of the human spirit.

Any additional comments?

I would love this as a series.