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  • I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!

  • and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Bob Newhart
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Bob Newhart and no one does it better!

  • By John A. Ryan on 01-25-15

“I Need To Do This”....

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

If you don’t know or have never heard of Bob Newhart, listen to this book. Of all the comedic brilliance of his era, I have always believed Bob Newhart stood out from all the rest. His “obligation to make people laugh” is keenly felt in every second of this book.

  • Legends Never Die

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Jason Burke is a broken man. The loss of his friend and crewmate on an ill-fated mission to a Pillar World has left him in a downward spiral of rage and self-destruction. But what if Lucky hadn’t actually died on that planet? While Omega Force tries to pull itself together for the sake of their friend, they also learn that a ruthless new faction has seized control of the ConFed Council and now threatens the stability of the entire quadrant. To make matters worse, the rise of this new regime might be their fault.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more

  • By Anders on 09-29-18

Dalzelle and Heitsch do it again!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Dalzelle has kept this series moving forward with a multitude of possibilities as to where to take it next.

Heitsch is a brilliant narrator who absolutely makes you forget that this is NOT a multi-cast production. His connection to these characters and the voices make it impossible for Audible and Dalzelle to choose anyone else. And it goes beyond the voices-he adds depth to characters that make you want to know more of their backstory.

The combination of writer and narrator is often a very delicate thing. The book could be great and the narrator falls a little short and vice-versa. But when it works, it’s a novel you want to be a part of as someone who appreciates good science fiction.

Thankfully, the Dalzelle-Heitsch combination is one of the best in the business and it never fails to make a great story even better. And when it’s over, you know you have had a unique and exceptional experience as a listener.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,121

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Newhart is the Platinum Standard

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

As a kid, Bob Newhart was the 1st comedian I truly ever understood as actually being a comedian. He didn’t tell jokes per say but found the funny in situations that eluded most people. His ability to deliver a line, keep an audience in comedic suspense with his pauses and find his character in movie or tv show is incredible to watch. He will always be, like his best friend Don Rickles, the platinum standards of comedy. If there is any criticism of the book, I really wish he had the time to include brilliant comedic minds like Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy as well as folks he worked with on either the TV shows or his later work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

Better be ANOTHER book

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Srsly!! WTH....this was a good one!! But there needs to be another book....WTH happened to April May???

  • Not Alone: Second Contact

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

When a massive meteor lights up the sky over the remote island of Kerguelen, the world holds its breath. In Birchwood, Colorado, Dan McCarthy gets to work. Following his incredible experiences of the previous year, Dan knows this was no natural occurrence. The Messengers are back - to finish what they started - and they didn't come all this way for nothing....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up

  • By Nik on 08-06-18

Another success

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Falconer is a really great writer but once again, James Cronin truly brought this book to life. Why EVERYONE isn’t using Audible is beyond me...the great writer combined with great narrators (plus a kick ass production team) makes books like this unforgettable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,007

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This gave me a nightmare

  • By Jean on 09-25-18

The Freakout is Overblown but......

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Trump’s freakout about this book before it hit bookshelves was over the top. The book doesn’t contain anything we don’t already know or suspect. But it does prove one thing: he is deeply worried & is certainly aware that he broke the law. Unlike his bankruptcy filings where he could walk away, this time Donald Trump may have to actually face the music. All because he is simply “a fucking liar.”

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,986
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,976

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Philip to Remember / A Britt To Forget

  • By harbinger on 07-11-18

Another success

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I loved this next in the series book....it’s brilliant. But trust me, wait for the very end....it’s not what I expected until it happened. Only then did it all make sense....and it’s why Scott Meyer is one of five authors whose books I will ALWAYS buy. And Luke Daniels I couldn’t praise anymore than I have before - but honestly he makes waiting for these books to come out worth every second and every penny spent on them. His knowledge of characters, his connection to the voices & his ability to connect you almost directly to each one makes the entire story come alive. In short, well done and when’s the next one coming out!!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,430

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Damn You Dennis Taylor & Ray Porter

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

This book was as brilliantly written as it was narrated. It was Intense, engaging and, at points, damn funny.

But it also had a host of brilliant lessons that cannot and should not be missed. But I will let you Audible listeners figure out what they are.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,257
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,164

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I don't care what your politics are ...compromised thinking will not help you here. Just listen to Director Comey's words and pay close attention. Remember where he is coming from AND most importantly, how he got there. Trust me, this is not only a riveting story but more than a little disconcerting.

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,109

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

This is just unbelievably brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Yeah I hung on for the afterword -because I wanted more. A great book to me is one you talk back to and this get me doing that constantly. It was, in a word, gripping! And Ray Porter, you are a genius narrator. Every book you do comes alive for me as an Audible listener-if you are a writer and need a narrator, call Ray-the cat is epic with voice/character connections.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful