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  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,943

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Most Excellent Book I've Read in a LONG While !

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

The narrator was excellent - her voices were clearly distinct and that enhanced my enjoyment of this book. I enjoyed this book SO much that I wanted to write a glowing review even before I finished it. Well done!

  • This Is Me

  • Loving the Person You are Today
  • By: Chrissy Metz
  • Narrated by: Chrissy Metz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,904
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,653

In This Is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave listeners both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy's This Is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments and leaves the listener feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tell it like it is

  • By April Hunter on 04-04-18

Yay! Finally a really great listen!!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I'm not even all the way through the book yet, but I wanted to share how much I am enjoying this book. Listening to Chrissy narrate this book makes it even better - her intonations make you know exactly what her emotions are. I highly recommend this title and am thoroughly enjoying it. Way to go, Chrissy.

  • The First Phone Call from Heaven

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,639

The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul - Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heaven Calling...............

  • By tooonce72 on 11-20-13

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

I'm very glad that I chose this book in spite of a few negative comments in other reviews I found it in chanting and thoroughly enjoyable. It was well narrated and very easy to listen to. I'll be looking for other books by this author.

  • Lunch with Buddha

  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

A novel about family, open-minded spirituality, and the American road, Lunch with Buddha accompanies the characters from Breakfast with Buddha as they move further along the path toward lasting peace of mind. Facing one of life's greatest emotional challenges, Otto Ringling takes comfort in a loving family and offbeat lessons from eccentric spiritual teacher Volya Rinpoche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By anna on 05-29-15

Hooked on Buddha

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

Thoroughly enjoyed this very well delivered, thought provoking book as well as the first "Breakfast with Buddha." Now looking forward to "Dinner with Buddha." Reader is articulate and easy to listen to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • No Second Chance

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435

Marc Seidman awakens to find himself in an ICU, hooked up to an IV, his head swathed in bandages. Twelve days earlier, he had had an enviable life as a successful surgeon, living in a peaceful suburban neighborhood with his beautiful wife and a baby he adored. Now he lies in a hospital bed, shot by an unseen assailant. His wife has been killed, and his 6-month-old daughter, Tara, has vanished. But just when his world seems forever shattered, something arrives to give Marc a new hope: a ransom note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really

  • By Ed on 07-05-07

Hooked

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

I'm not a frequent reader of fiction, but this one was well worth the read. I couldn't figure out who did what to who until the very end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love Life

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Open, Honest, Sentimental... not quite as Intimate

  • By Kelly on 01-07-16

Rob Lowe Rocks

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

Reviewed: 04-15-14

What made the experience of listening to Love Life the most enjoyable?

Rob is not only interesting and articulate, but somehow deeply connects while baring his soul to you. There is nothing phony about him or his books. This is the 2nd one I have listened to and I hope he writes a dozen more.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rob!

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

Yes, I listened to his first book and this is every bit as engaging and I could, literally, hardly put it down.

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

Laughing and crying both. And as he so eloquently describes his emotions, I found myself mimicking what I imagined would be his face at the time.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,066

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-13

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

I would absolutely recommend this well told, delightful, poignant story.

What did you like best about this story?

Rob's ability to be articulate, but also down-to-earth and showing his human fears, joys and foibles.

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

No, I have never listened to, read or truthfully, even watched any of his movies. After listening to this, however, I have made it a point to watch.

Any additional comments?

Well Done, Mr. Lowe!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful