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  • 1st to Die

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,096
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882

There's a killer on the loose in San Francisco, and he's stalking newlyweds. When the usual procedures to stop him don't work, four women, each holding a piece of the puzzle, form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case. 1st to Die is the start of a new series of crime thrillers from James Patterson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Skip the Prologue

  • By Chuck on 01-11-05

Kept Me Guessing

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

I enjoyed all the twists and turns. I really thought I had it figures out. The narrator though was a bit annoying.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,397
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10,472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,432

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

This was a great story made even better by a fantastic performance. By far the best narration I have heard.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,942

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Story, but...

  • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

The many voices of Celestial....

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I had to push my way through this one. I wanted to so many times tell Celestial to stop being so weak and whinny and Roy to just let it go already. The narration was pretty good. I did get tired of their being multiple voices for Celestial. Her narration in the chapters that were not her POV was annoying. The story itself was worth listening to as it redeemed itself after the first 10 or so chapters.

  • 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 25,830
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,083

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

Hilliaruous!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I wanted to read this book, but I'm so happy I listened instead. Tiffany' s narration brought the story to life. I don't think it would have been the same experience without her personality injected. I literally laughed out loud during most of it . It's a great listen, funny and at times make you cry book.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,096

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

Great Story. Fantastic narrator!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Overall the book was a good listen. But I did get tired of listening to the history of cell culture. It was very repetitive. I would have much preferred less of that and more about the family and Henrietta. The book was hardly about her. It was mostly about Debrorah (the daughter) and her obsession and unreasonable fear of the cells. The narrator kept me listening because she did an excellent job making the text and repetition interesting.

  • Darktown

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Mullen
  • Narrated by: Andre Holland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Responding to pressure from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers. It's a victory of sorts, though the newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers, and their authority is limited: They can't arrest a suspect unless a white officer is present; they can't drive squad cars; they can't even enter the station through the front door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT Historical Police Procedural

  • By shelley on 12-13-17

Best Narration Ever

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

This story was very engaging. The narrator did an excellent job of making distinguishing between characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • A Novel
  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • By Tiger 2010 on 06-11-16

A very hard listen

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

I struggled to finish this. The story was just ok. But what made it worse was the narration. The author is good at writing but not so great at narrarating. I will not listen to another book that she narrates. It was very difficult to differentiate characters and her voice overall was irritating to listen too.