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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,563

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Informative and enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

This was an engaging listen right from the start. Regardless of where you stood on the election, this book provided an insightful perspective that makes you think and appreciate the uniqueness of this election. Loved it from beginning to end!

5 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,872

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Love this book! This story had me captivated with the twists and turns of a well written story. Every time I went to put it down something would happen that made me want to continue. The narrators are fantastic and brought the story to life. I've heard different perspectives on the ending...but I thought it was appropriate.

  • Long Walk to Freedom

  • The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • By: Nelson Mandela
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,634

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly honest autobiography.

  • By History on 11-17-11

Very Long...But Amazing History

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

I'm a big fan of Nelson Mandela and appreciate his incredible accomplishments and contributions to the South Africa and the world. However, let me warn you, if you are primarily interested in his experience in prison and afterwards this is not the book for you. That time in his life is only a small portion of the book. This book documents his life leading up to the more well known time in Mandela's life. Outstanding narrator!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of the Wind

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,624

Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have the book handy

  • By Rebecca on 07-17-05

This is a must listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-12

Here is a classic example where excellent writing is paired with a marvelous narrator to create a remarkable experience. The Shadow of the Wind is a fantastic story that has many twists and turns as the main character unravels the truth regarding a famous author and his life. But the true star of this book is the narrator, Jonathan Davis. His voice and approach to this book carries you on a journey to the little Cemetery of Forgotten Books in 1945 Barcelona, Spain. This is one I could not put down.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • This Child Will Be Great

  • Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President
  • By: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The first elected woman president of an African country, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was also listed as one of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. This evocative memoir recounts Sirleaf ’s childhood upbringing and rise to political power in Liberia. More than a simple biography, Sirleaf ’s account details how she stood firm in the face of physical abuse early in life and carried that strength over into her career as a young economist in Samuel Doe’s regime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a powerfully strong woman!

  • By Gary on 10-18-11

What a powerfully strong woman!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-11

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is an amazing woman who continues to provide an absolutely message by living a incredible life. She overcame such challenging situations and demonstrated the impact of following your passion and remaining steadfast to your beliefs. Outstanding listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Copper Bracelet

  • By: Lee Child, David Corbett, Jeffery Deaver, and others
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 564

Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year - The Chopin Manuscript - former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read!!!

  • By Reg on 11-19-09

I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-09

I'm having a difficult time understanding the negative reviews of this book. I thought this book was better if not just as good as the Chopin Manuscript. I felt each chapter was well written and complimented each other wonderfully. In addition, Alfred Molina was outstanding as the narrator just as he was with the Chopin Manuscript. Yes the beginning introduced many characters. However, once you understand the players it is a thriller that keeps you engrossed until the very end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Murder Inside the Beltway

  • By: Margaret Truman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

A Washington call girl is found bludgeoned to death in her Adams-Morgan apartment. As police detectives scour the apartment, they find a digital video camera nestled high among books on a shelf. Had she used the camera to video some of her clients during their sexual romps? Then they discover a small, book-sized DVD case, full with the exception of two slots. Could they possibly get lucky? Is the murder on one of those disks?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Political Cynicism from One who Ought to Know

  • By Snoodely on 03-02-14

Good Political Listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-08

Murder Inside the Beltway develops a story of murder and intrigue within a political backdrop. There are a few good twists and turns. The narrator takes some getting used to with his raspy voice. However, I would oonsider this a solid listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,271

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Bill from Florida on 05-29-07

Great follow up by Khaled Hosseini

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-08

Another spectacular book from Khaled Hosseini. Where the Kite Runner focused on a friendship between males this is from a female perspective. This book incorporates a great story with real events in Afghanistan history. I'm so happy I listened to the book rather than read it. Khaled Hosseini authentic narration made me feel like I was revisiting a familiar area of the world. It also helped me fully understand the struggle women have at that time (and still today).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,338

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

Outstanding Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-08

One of the best books I've listened to. The story was outstanding and combined with the author doing the narration made the book come to life. I became emotionally invested in this book. Never before has a book touched me in such a strong way. Having the author narrate the book you were able to feel like you were there in Afghanastan. Everyone should listen and share the experience.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Syrup

  • By: Maxx Barry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 164

When Scat comes up with an idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire as the next savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America, there are no sure things. Suddenly Scat finds himself scrambling to save not only his idea, but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of a scarily beautiful and brainy girl called 6, he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Satire

  • By Kris on 03-24-09

Light Reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-08

This was a very fun and light read. Not many twists and turns but still very funny satire. The book presents an interesting and accurate perspective of corporate america and especially the male dominated marketing world. Scott Brick adds to the quality of the writing with his outstanding narrator skills.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful