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  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,749

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

moving and hilarious

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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: 11-27-18

not only is the stand-up hilarious, but the veterans' stories are really moving and heart-warming

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Source

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 54 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago. Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle East conflict.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unlistenable

  • By GGS Engineering on 09-11-15

kill me now - this book is so awful

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

not only is the narrator so monotone that I thought he was a robot, until a very annoying affectation of adding "nah" after certain words became evident, the story is so boring and unengaging. I tried to give it a chance, but with 31+ hours left, I just can't.

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,359

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

amazing!

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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: 11-20-18

I've been waiting for another Cormoran Strike book to come out in this did not disappoint! very good story and very suspenseful!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Food Explorer

  • The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
  • By: Daniel Stone
  • Narrated by: Daniel Stone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

In the 19th century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and pomegranates from Malta. But Fairchild's finds weren't just limited to food.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Gennady Gelman on 04-15-18

so interesting! and such a great find!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I'm so glad I found this book! it's full of facts and anecdotes and keeps your attention to the very end. definitely recommend

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,280
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,213

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

so glad I read this amazing story!

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Reviewed: 07-22-18

this story was one I sadly didn't know much about. the narrator did a wonderful job telling and informing and interesting story

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,494

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

awesome story; I was so upset it was over!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

the narration and story are so fascinating and I think the authors did a great job of being objective

  • A Very Expensive Poison

  • The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West
  • By: Luke Harding
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died 22 days later. The cause of death? Polonium - a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I gave it a chance

  • By Nadifmg on 10-17-17

very interesting

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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: 01-14-18

I was really glad to read this story because it provided so much detail and information about a major political controversy that we all should know about.

  • Shantaram

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,729
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,306

Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Books! Great Narration!

  • By Memphis on 06-16-14

great story and amazing delivery!

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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: 01-07-18

I was gripped from the beginning and the story just makes you wonder what could possibly happen next. amazing!

  • The Name of the Rose

  • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161

The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning

  • By Ryan on 02-14-14

maybe I would've liked this if I could hear it!!

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-17

couldn't hear a thing with this narrator and the story just wanders down these tangential, overly described stories.

  • Binge

  • By: Tyler Oakley
  • Narrated by: Tyler Oakley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,475

For someone who made a career out of oversharing on the Internet, Tyler Oakley has a shocking number of personal mishaps and shenanigans to reveal in his first book: He experienced a legitimate rage blackout in a Cheesecake Factory; he had a fashion stand-off with the White House Secret Service; he crashed a car in front of his entire high school in an Arby's uniform; he projectile vomited while bartering with a grandmother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE!!

  • By Chloe on 10-22-15

amazingly hilariously perfect!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-17

This book had me cackling out loud and also thinking a lot about life and life choices. Tyler's performance was icing on the cake and his comments to the audible audience was very thoughtful. I'm so glad I read this book and I would read it again and again and again!!!