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  • Girls Like Us

  • Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon & the Journey of a Generation
  • By: Sheila Weller
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 22 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Their stories trace the arc of the now-mythic generation known as "the 60s" - the female version. Filled with the voices of dozens of these women's intimates, this alternating biography reads like a novel. Except it's all true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but...

  • By Nanoni on 05-13-08

great stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

It was chock full of info and details about each woman. Really enjoyed it. I think music lovers will like this book!

  • Leave Me

  • By: Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 948

For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention - meet Maribeth Klein, a harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack. Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: She packs a bag and leaves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I used to love this author.

  • By Allison Wakefield on 03-01-17

Didn't care for the vulgar language.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

couldn't finish. Coarse language. Wish Audible would rate for content. Going to send back. Frustrating.

  • Drinking Water

  • A History
  • By: James Salzman
  • Narrated by: Lee Hahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

When you turn on the tap or twist the cap, you might not give a second thought to where your drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to your glass is far more complex than you might think. Is it safe to drink tap water? Should you feel guilty buying bottled water? Is your water vulnerable to terrorist attacks? With springs running dry and reservoirs emptying, where is your water going to come from in the future? In Drinking Water, Duke professor James Salzman shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard not to be affected by this book

  • By Neuron on 11-16-13

Incredibly boring! i t wish I could send it back.

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17


Couldnt finish. Was monotonous and so boring. I did not finish and would like my money back.

  • Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

  • By: Elvis Costello
  • Narrated by: Elvis Costello
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

The perfect gift for music lovers and Elvis Costello fans, telling the story behind Elvis Costello’s legendary career and his iconic, beloved songs.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elvis by Elvis -- Best of the Best!

  • By Robert on 10-13-15

Awesome, interesting, beautifully read.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

the narrator is Elvis Costello. such a beautiful reading voice, no surprise there. Very interesting. I love the history behind his family, and the details of the people...and the music that has been around his life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

  • By: Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listen

  • By Patti smith on 03-29-16

nothing new here

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Wish I'd known this book was over 30 years ago. I was truly not surprised by anything, except the fact that her husband clubbed a dog to death for barking. Just lost any respect for a man who is questionable in his treatment of his wife, people, and now animals. Uggghhh, disgusted.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows of the Workhouse

  • Call the Midwife, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661

When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood';s most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like the PBS series

  • By HODGEPODGESPV on 07-14-15

the best

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

Great inter and intra personal stries. Realistic for the times. Narrator's voice is pwrfection! LOVE!

  • Boys in the Trees

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carly Simon
  • Narrated by: Carly Simon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster; her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters, performing folk songs with her sister, Lucy, in Greenwich Village; to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the number-one song "You're So Vain".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous and Sad

  • By Adele on 11-30-15

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

I love your story. So much I never understood. Also, love the singing and music!

  • 'Tis

  • By: Frank McCourt
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

Listen as Frank tells in his own inimitable voice his story of how at the age of 19 he traveled from Limerick to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Despite the abundance of unsolicited advice he gets to "join the cops" and "stick to his own kind", Frank knows that he should educate himself and somehow rise above his circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous

  • By Tony on 02-05-06

vulgar

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Way too much vulgarity. Seemed unnecessary to the story. Disappointed me. I really enjoyed Angela's Ashes, thought this would be as well done. Just too much obscenity.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stuff

  • Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
  • By: Randy O. Frost, Gail Stekeete
  • Narrated by: Joe Caron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 973

What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper thats ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly fascinating

  • By JoAnn on 10-06-10

just what I needed

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

I realize that I have some of the signs spoken about in this book! Time to get to work.

  • A Natural Woman

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carole King
  • Narrated by: Carole King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A Natural Woman chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing listeners into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful number-one album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife, and present-day activist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Baby Boom Generation's Big Sister

  • By Thomas A. Morgan on 04-17-12

Quite a life, so far...

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

Wow! What a story. Who knew all this was going on behind the scenes. Amazing!