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  • The Holy Sh!t Moment

  • How Lasting Change Can Happen in an Instant
  • By: James Fell
  • Narrated by: James Fell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

After years of helping people change, James Fell had a sudden insight about sudden insight: significant life change doesn’t often come from just putting one foot in front of the other, carefully observing and altering habits, slogging through baby steps toward new behavior. Rather, the research reveals that serious life turnaround usually happens in a moment, with a flash of inspiration. Epiphany arrives like a lightning strike, rapidly shifting the recipient of such enlightenment onto a new path that creates a better life.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just listen to this

  • By Heather Nicole Williams on 01-29-19

Holy Crap!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

This book provides inspiration to do the thing that you've been dreaming about. It also provides insight to tap into your dreams to find the thing that you've been dreaming about, but cannot visualize. We all want a better life and this book helps you draw your road map on how to get there. Good luck with your dreams, your actualization, and your journey.

  • Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Danny Robins
  • Narrated by: Danny Robins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,594
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,160

This is the story of one of the greatest records ever made - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison - and its shocking and tragic aftermath. Join award-winning journalist Danny Robins on the 50th anniversary of the album as he takes you on a road trip back to 1968, a pivotal year in US history, to investigate the dramatic and unlikely friendship between Johnny Cash, American icon, and Glen Sherley, armed robber and Folsom inmate, and how that friendship was violently torn apart. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story... Omg PLEASE just tell it

  • By Anonymous User on 02-05-19

Insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-19

This novel brings to light the choices that we make in life, how we struggle with good and evil, and how one day can change everything. As a resident of Folsom, CA, this book has a lot of significance.

We have monuments in Folsom of Johnny Cash. We have a bike trail across prison land dedicated to Johnny Cash. For all his faults, he brought out the light, the good, and enlightened us all about a cold, dark, grey fortification that houses people that have committed some of the most heinous and evil. The same people, like Glen Shirley, that had some light to share with the world before he died - and never would have, except for a chance decision by Johnny Cash in 1968.

  • The Call of the Wild

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Rediscover one of literature’s most beloved classics, richly reissued in a pivotal new audio recording. Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black) delivers a stirring performance of Jack London’s fierce yet tender tale of loyalty between man and beast, told from the point of view of a dog.    

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Call of the Wild

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-18-18

Wonderful Classic Brought to Life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Jack London's classic , which many 8th graders are required to rwad, is brought to life by Audible and Pablo Schreiber. it was wonderful to actually enjoy the novel this time. Unlike junior high school, I could not put it down.

Jack London wrote this novel with such beautiful imagery and eloquence that is hard to find in current fiction. It is also a very exciting novel that holds the reader's interest. Mostly, however , the thing that makes this book unique is the creativity of the author to write from the perspective of the main character- a dog.

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,860

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Different Format, Worked Well

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I love Titus Welliver as a narrator. When I heard Christine Lakin's voice, I cringed, but persevered. I generally shy away from female narrators that attempt to narrate male voices. When I realized that it was Ballard's perspective and Welliver giving Bosch's, I became more intrigued with the format.

I really enjoyed the novel and actually enjoyed the male/female format. Nice work.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,440

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Beautiful Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-18

We've all heard this story before, but hearing on Audible brings it to life and reminds us of our humanity. Thank you for making this available to us.

  • Once We Were Brothers

  • By: Ronald H. Balson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5-Star Thriller with History and Heart

  • By Ella on 11-22-14

A Powerfully Vivid Novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

There have been many accounts of the atrocities perpetrated upon the Jewish during WWII, but this first-hand account in Once We Were Brothers is especially moving.

A gifted attorney reluctantly takes on the case accusing a prominant businessman in Chicago of being a Nazi . The accuser, a man of modest means, suffered greatly at the hand of the former Nazi and has a singular interest in seeing him punished.

The detail of what happened at the ground level to the Jews in the story is horrific, further bringing a greater understanding of what they had to endure to nearly survive.

Beautifully written and narrated, this book is a must listen to. It provides a gripping storyline that make it hard to put down.

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,621

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Uncle John's Long-Winded Story

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Ever listened to a long-winded uncle at a family function tell a long-winded story? You cross your arms and say, "This better be good". Well...it wasn't cohesive, entertaining, nor was it a worthwhile use of my time. The "secret" at the climax of the (long) novel was predictable and uninspiring.

John Grisham is a great story teller, develops his characters well, and generally pulls off a great bestseller. This one was the exception.

The one bright spot of this novel was the narration. Michael Beck and the producers did a flawless job of bringing the characters to life. It's a shame they didn't do anything extraordinary after chapter 1.

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,114

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

The Bosch books narrated by Titus Welliver bring an additional element of realism to Connelly's series. It never gets old. Keep them coming.

  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Many novels in this genre assume that the reader or listener can fill in the blank spaces with their imagination. Hawked doesn’t do that. A well thought out plot is complimented by rich detail in setting, character, and dialogue. I truly hope that Hawke becomes a series. I, as others, I assume, want more!

  • Trap the Devil

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 7
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232

A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the US government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way - and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House - whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning - and the president and vice president are next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jay Snyder show become familiar with nomenclatures

  • By Luke on 08-17-17

Loved the Storyline...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

...and I didn't completely dislike the narration. I would just have liked to hear more care go into the pronunciation and the editing of errors when the author clearly has done a masterful job crafting a great international thriller. Just a little more care to allow the listener to hold a sense of realism.