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  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,851

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This was so suspenseful with perfect twists and no clue on who the real killer is. I was so blown away at the end that I immediately started the book over to see if I could pick up any hints along the way.
Very well written and great narration.

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,590

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • uhm where is the ending?

  • By Steve on 03-29-17

What happened? Do not bother

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The book was good until it abrubtly ended. I thought that maybe I didn't purchase the whole book.
Wow, it had the potential to be something good.
DON'T WASTE YOUR CREDIT, MONEY OR LIFE on this.
I will be asking for a refund.

  • Scarlett

  • The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind"
  • By: Alexandra Ripley
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now best-selling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a surprise!

  • By Jennifer on 05-10-18

That was so good

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

All lose ends were tied up and there was adventure with familiar and new characters. I love that it's the same narrator as with the first book. It didn't even feel like listening to a sequel, it felt like listening to a continuation.

  • The Art of Southern Charm

  • By: Patricia Altschul, Deborah Davis
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Fan-favorite Bravolebrity Patricia Altschul from the primetime show Southern Charm finally brings fans her eagerly anticipated opus on etiquette and living a glamorous Southern lifestyle. Patricia provides advice on every situation, from hosting a memorable cocktail party, to decoding the dress code for any event, to handling a drunken boor at the dinner table, to delivering the perfectly phrased insult - like her now iconic "shameless strumpet".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is horrible

  • By Johnene on 06-04-18

Narrator is horrible

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

I could not keep up with story, the narrator kept randomly dropping her fake southern accent. Based on content this book would be better as a physical version and non an audio book.

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  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,600

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Great narration and story. She's so funny and has been through so much. I had a hard time putting this book down and I ended up finishing it in one day.
Highly recommend it.

  • Pill City

  • How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire
  • By: Kevin Deutsch
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

April 28, 2015, West Baltimore, Maryland: ground zero in America's Opiate Wars. In this crime-plagued section of the city, the death of Freddie Gray has triggered the worst domestic rioting since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and created a terrifying new breed of criminal entrepreneur.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction

  • By James Ussery on 01-17-18

Don't waste your credit

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Very disappointing and was like listening to a robotic textbook. There wasn't even much of a story, more of a lecture.
Don't waste your money, credit, or time.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,052

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

An absolute read!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

The narration was so good and the story was uplifting and educating. It's definitely an eye opener and I could not put it down.
This is the first book I listened to in one sitting, it was that riveting.
Definitely recommend!

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,101

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

Hard to follow for me

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Being that this is all happening with the killer being caught just recently, I thought that I'd check this book out. Though, I appreciate her dedication to this cause but I found myself drifting off and not paying attention. **spoiler alert** there's a section where there's a conversation between the author and someone else; the narrator says constantly "Michelle....." then "Paul (or whatever his name was)....." for EVERY sentence in that section. It was quite annoying and boring, pretty much when I lost interest.

  • What Remains

  • A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love
  • By: Carole Radziwill
  • Narrated by: Carole Radziwill
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean, carrying John Kennedy, Anthony's cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole's closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. The summer of the plane crash, the four friends were meant to be cherishing Anthony's last days. Instead, Carole and Anthony mourned John and Carolyn, even as Carole planned her husband's memorial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way more than a Real Housewive

  • By Sbba on 09-21-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Very good story but the narrator was flat and monotone. It made it really easy to drift off and forget I was listening to a book. I found myself rewinding several times because of this.

  • Pretty Mess

  • By: Erika Jayne
  • Narrated by: Erika Jayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Erika Jayne didn't make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer; to her decision to accept a role on reality television; to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, 33 years her senior). There's much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like this so bad.

  • By shelly arp on 03-21-18

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

This was the first audiobook out of the 97 I own that I listened to in one sitting.
The stories were great and the way she narrated was like she was telling the stories to you personally, rather than reading them from the book.
She's honest, real, and inspiring. Reminding the reader that it's OK to be yourself and it's never too late to find out who you are.
Definitely recommend!