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  • True Crime Addict

  • How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
  • By: James Renner
  • Narrated by: James Renner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

When 11-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011 James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest. Surprising. Fascinating.

  • By River Holmes-miller on 05-27-16

I loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-17

I heard about Renner through the new tv show about Maura Murray (which by the way, he should be the main character in but whatever) and it was an amazing read! I listened to it and it only took me a couple days to finish. I loved how the book wasn't just about Maura but about Renner's personal life! It makes it all so relatable. I also think his Wife is a saint and needs a monthly massage lol for dealing with her Husband's obsession with crime:) she seems really wonderful! And I hope things are going great with your Son! Thank you for sharing your experiences! Now I will be looking for any other Renner books on Audible......:)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Believe Me

  • My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease
  • By: Yolanda Hadid
  • Narrated by: Daisy White
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

In early 2011, Yolanda Hadid was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines, and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multitasking, hands-on mother of three, reality TV star, and social butterfly to a woman who spent most of her time in bed. Yolanda was turned inside out by some of the country's top hospitals and doctors, but due to the lack of definitive diagnostic testing, she landed in a dark maze of conflicting medical opinions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Courage and Love prevails

  • By Tom. Hahn on 09-13-17

Yolanda, you are inspiring!

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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: 09-16-17

I am a stay at home Mother of 4 boys and I love listening to books on Audible because I can listen while I care for them and clean up after them:) so thank you for having this book on Audible! I also love reality tv so that's where I first saw Yolanda. I know that no one is perfect but you are a beautiful person! I remember the first season, when we didn't know you were sick and you would pick lemons and wear those belts with the h and all white and you were such a good wife and Mom! I'm sorry that your story got so distorted by the other women and you were judged because of their ignorance. This book was a great description of all you've been through and I'm so glad you wrote it! I hope the other women did as well. The last hour about Ellie was so beautiful that I cried. You are so lucky to have had a friendship that strong! It's hard for us women to find other women who lift us up instead of bring us down. I am leaving this book feeling so inspired and educated, I'll be looking for you in all your other ventures throughout life! You deserve the absolute best!! Thank you for being you!!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76,797
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76,444

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Trevor, I love you!

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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: 08-03-17

This book... WOW! Beautiful. I loved every minute of it! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • Hustle and Heart

  • By: Kailyn Lowry
  • Narrated by: Renee Chambliss
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

Hustle and Heart is packed with inspiring, motivational messages, personal advice, and relatable experiences for those making their way through life's challenging mix of joy and hardship. From bullying, sexual assault, and body image to motherhood, marriage, and career challenges, Kailyn wants you to know that there's nothing you can't survive - with a little bit of hustle and heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-17

Ugh frustrating...

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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: 07-26-17

This book was soooooo boring! Her first book was incredible! This book was her giving lame advice and then she threw in a couple stories she already told in the first book. BAD BAD BAD. Bad structure, bad story... it was just all bad. Heartbroken. Hope her next one is like the first except about her current situation, not the one when she was 16.

  • The Vegas Diaries

  • Romance, Rolling the Dice, and the Road to Reinvention
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 664

When you've come out the other side of the bizarre, twisted world of the Playboy mansion, where do you land? If you're Holly Madison...there's no place like Las Vegas. After making the sudden decision to reclaim her life, Holly broke free from the sheltered, deceptive confines of the mansion (which meant exiting a hit television show) and was determined to start her life over...from scratch. Without the security of a job or a relationship, she set out to reinvent herself on no one's terms but her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Terrible, Not Believable

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-16

Not as good as the first.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

I loved Holly Madison's first book but this one didn't hold up to that same hype. It was kind of boring honestly. I'm disappointed:/

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Nicole Brown Simpson

  • The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted
  • By: Faye D. Resnick, Mike Walker
  • Narrated by: Faye D. Resnick
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 194

During the trial of O. J. Simpson, the press focused on him. Now the victim, Nicole Brown Simpson, speaks through this private diary of her occasional roommate and constant best friend, Faye D. Resnick. Referred to by the media as the "mystery woman" who disappeared before the trial, Faye spoke to Nicole only one hour before her death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh..

  • By CarmenJones on 01-30-16

SO JUICY!

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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: 03-31-16

This book was super juicy but it was so short! 2 hours, really?! Should have cost half the credits.. ugh.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Most Talkative

  • Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture
  • By: Andy Cohen
  • Narrated by: Andy Cohen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

From a young age, Andy Cohen knew two things: He was gay, and he loved television. Now presiding over Bravo's reality-TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop-culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie's Angels and All My Children - and to his mother, who received daily letters from him while he was at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps. In retrospect, it's hard to believe that everyone didn't know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're depressed, listen to this book!!!

  • By Roberta on 07-02-12

LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE!!!

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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: 03-16-16

What did you love best about Most Talkative?

I freakin loved this book! I have a serious crush on Andy Cohen! Both of his books are equally awesome!

  • The Andy Cohen Diaries

  • A Deep Look at a Shallow Year
  • By: Andy Cohen
  • Narrated by: Andy Cohen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,349

In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. We learn everything from which celebrity peed in her WWHL dressing room to which Housewives are causing trouble and how. Nothing is off limits - including dating.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like this... But I just can't

  • By cyndi on 12-10-15

LOOOOOVEDDDDDD!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-16

Where does The Andy Cohen Diaries rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I freakin loved this book! I have a serious crush on Andy Cohen! Both of his books are equally awesome!

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,858

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mean girls", magicians, mansions, and more!

  • By Brianna Gallagher on 06-24-15

Best book..

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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: 03-16-16

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

i've read in a long time! This book is seriously entertaining.. you never want to put it down until the very end when you have no choice! SUCH an incredible book!!

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,391
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,342

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

God I love Leah Remini..

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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: 03-15-16

She's perfect lol. This book was hilarious! I love how she tells her story.. she's so down to earth and so real!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful