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  • Tell Me It's Real

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read on a plane!

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-08-14

Is Michael Lesley on crack?

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

The narrator spoke at double speed. I couldn't get past chapter 3, finally giving up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,564
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,501

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

This story is cute, but let's be honest.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Cute story, but it could've been an hour of a monotone voice saying the word "chrysanthemum" over and over and I still would've bought it just knowing it's a giant middle finger to Mike Pence. 🐰

428 of 486 people found this review helpful

  • Who We Are

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Bear, Otter, and the Kid survived last summer with their hearts and souls intact. They've moved into the Green Monstrosity, and Bear is finally able to admit his love for the man who saved him from himself. But that's not the end of their story. How could it be? The boys find that life doesn't stop just because they got their happily ever after. There's still the custody battle for the Kid. The return of Otter's parents. A first trip to a gay bar. The Kid goes to therapy, and Mrs. Paquinn decides that Bigfoot is real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved the first, you will love the second

  • By Boys like Boys on 10-26-13

Virtually, unlistenable

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

After loving the first book, this one is virtually unlistenable. The gentleman reading should have listened to book one. I know the characters can't sound exactly alike but they're totally different. It's supposed to be only a few months after the first book but the kid sounds like he's now 17. Otter is now effeminate. And I can't listen past chapter 3.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Best Man

  • By: L.A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Zack Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Jon Beatty thought he'd found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig's got a new lover - a woman - and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man...at his wedding. Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde's, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By SassiKassi on 07-02-16

If it's possible ... TOO MUCH SEX

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Look ... I'm no prude. I'm 27 chapters in and have yet to get to a storyline. Of course, there hasn't been much time to develop a story because the two main characters are constantly engaged in graphic sex. It's overused to the point of distraction.

As for the narration, Mr. Andrews uses one single voice for all the characters, which makes it difficult to tell who is speaking. I'm grateful that there's occasionally some echo, so the listener knows when something is supposed to be a non-verbal thought as opposed to a sentence spoken aloud to another character. He also speaks quite slowly and almost in a hushed tone. I've sped up the narration to try and get through the remainder of the book.

I would find it hard to recommend this selection, unless you're looking for tons of sex ... in which case - THIS IS YOUR BOOK.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Edward Adrift

  • By: Craig Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

That’s the flummoxed state of Edward Stanton, a 42-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome. His job, his therapist, and his best friends are all gone. Even his nightly ritual of watching Dragnet reruns has short-circuited. But a call from his friend Donna in Idaho, telling him that her son Kyle is in trouble, launches Edward from his rigidly scheduled existence in Billings, Montana, to the open road. He and Kyle, a sweet little boy turned sullen adolescent, debate football, music, and bodily functions (“Why do you pee so much?” Kyle asks).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At first I was flummoxed....

  • By Madora on 07-30-14

A nice followup to 600 Hours of Edward"

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

If you could sum up Edward Adrift in three words, what would they be?

Found his voice

What did you like best about this story?

That Edward has grown emotionally and is less stunted.

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

Edward

If you could take any character from Edward Adrift out to dinner, who would it be and why?

To be honest, the narrator.

Any additional comments?

The author has overused the "I love the word ____" mechanism this time. While it was endearing in the first book, it was used to distraction in this volume. To have him say it over and over in the course of a few minutes was annoying (and in my opinion) unnecessary.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful