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  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,353

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Jenny Lawson is my spirit animal.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Jenny Lawson's 2nd book, Furiously Happy, is a true look at real life. Mental illness is shown in a funny light, which I think we all need more of. Its okay to laugh and then suddenly burst into tears. You may be weird, but you have a team of weirdos cheering you on.

  • Turbo Twenty-Three

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,625

Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story line beyond repair

  • By GH on 11-29-16

Same thing every book

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

Ranger or Morelli? Should she quit or work for the bail bonds office? I used to love these books but come on! 23 books with the same plot line and same old tired love triangle? Just grow up already Stephanie Plum.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Gods in Alabama

  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109

When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to the "fourth rack of hell", her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little miracle: make sure the body is never found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story!

  • By Debbie Wolf on 06-13-05

My favorite book of all time probably

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

I put this gem of a novel on my top list every time I make it. I listen to it or read it at least once a year. She also has "Between Georgia" and the also amazing "A grown up kind of pretty". She is an amazing writer and I enjoy all of her books.

  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly disappointing.

  • By CL on 03-28-15

Wonderful as always

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I love all of Molly Harper's books, and was not at all disappointed in this one. Wonderful and hilarious! I am just sad I have to wait another year or so for another book. Also, no one can narrates a book like Amanda Ronconi. I have listened to every series she has narrated and she makes me laugh every time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruby Circle

  • A Bloodlines Novel
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer, Alden Ford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with this book

  • By Vanessa Dyson on 03-26-15

Disappointed with this book

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

I have loved every one of the novels in the bloodlines series. I think this could have gone out with a bigger bang.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell

  • An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas
  • By: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town's ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove - or prove - the woman's story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish audio book, will be reading it.

  • By SamOfSiam on 01-20-15

Great story as usual

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

Reviewed: 01-22-15

Once again Rob Thomas has captivated the audience of Marshmallows. I was a little disappointed that this book wasn't read by Kristin Bell but Rebecca Lowman does a great job.

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,450
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,044

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

  • By Jessica on 05-30-14

STOP CHANGING NARRATORS

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

Reviewed: 05-28-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am so tired of listening to these books read by different narrators every time!

83 of 88 people found this review helpful