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  • The Engagements

  • By: J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 175

Evelyn has been married to her husband for 40 years - 40 years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love - the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it’s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife’s family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding - beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings - and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This story required some brain exercise.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-14

Too long and drawn out

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

Reviewed: 03-15-14

This book could easily have been 1/2 as long and nothing would have been lost in translation. I kept waiting for all the verbiage to MEAN something....and most of the time it never did. It's a long time to listen to a book just to have a "meh" reaction at the end. I purchased this based on a strong recommendation from People Magazine, but I can't understand why.

  • Outtakes from a Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Leary
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 157

Julia and Joe Ferraro are living the good life in Manhattan now that Joe's finally made it; he's the star of a hit TV show and has just been nominated for a Golden Globe award. After many lean years, they've got a grand Upper West Side apartment and an Amagansett beach house, and their two kids go to elite private schools. Even better, Julia and Joe are still madly in love. Or so Julia thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Views of a marriage from the inside.

  • By Patricia on 01-11-13

Not much of a story

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

Reviewed: 03-26-13

The reader did a great job with some very mundane, simple material. I kept waiting for a plot, but it never did appear. Entertaining at it's core, but needs more of a story.

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  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,952

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

One of the most entertaining audio books ever!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-11

The Bad Boy of the 80's has written and produced an incredibly insightful, fascinating account of his transition from a midwestern wanna-be actor to who he is today. And of course who better then to read the story of his life then a talented actor. Plus, he really does give us some dirt and scoop. Loved it!

  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,752

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do one thing exceptionally

  • By Ben on 09-07-10

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-10

This book should have been sub-titled "An autobiography of Tony Hsieh." I bought this book expecting to learn alot of valuable lessons from someone who is clearly a brilliant business man. Instead I got hour after hour of his life story (and sometimes in WAY too graphic of detail). The second half of the book is one long commercial about Zappos. There were a few pearls of wisdom to be had, but overall I'd say this book is only for the hard-core Zappos/Tony Hsieh enthusiast.

27 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,420

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

One of the Best Books I have ever read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

whether you are a life long runner like me, or just interested in the fascinating story of the evolution of humans into the most efficient runners in the world, this has to rank among the top 10 books I've ever encountered. Christopher McDougal is incredibly talented at taking a subject that could be considered mundane (running) and making it into a story you just can't "put down." Kudos to both the author and the reader.