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  • I Know I Am, But What Are You?

  • By: Samantha Bee
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,229

Critics have called her “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she’s Canadian - whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple, and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I gotta ramble.

  • By Megan on 01-08-11

dark, funny in an awkward way

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

a book filled with all the things we are typically never honest about. i found it funny, entertaining, and I also cringed at 75% of it. Damn Samantha’s filter is broken. thanks for the honest portrayal of growing up 80s and average.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rant is Due

  • By: Lewis Black
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

The Rant is Due features Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black performing diatribes submitted by his fans. For the first time, these hilarious rants, performed in front of a live audience, are available as a weekly audio program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rant therapy=0$ Satisfaction=priceless

  • By Tamayco Davis on 10-13-18

Rant therapy=0$ Satisfaction=priceless

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I was looking for something to lift me out of the dark mood my current audiobook has put me in. I need to learn better balance it’s true. I like Lewis Black, but never heard this rant is due stuff. wish i would have listened sooner. So, it’s free right now, that’s good, and it makes me happy. I love rants, which usually only occur in my head as i nod to people and act like i’m listening. These people are usually my kids, and they are usually fighting. Half of me listens, the other half has earbuds in and is actively avoiding reality. Thanks Lewis for making this bearable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stoner

  • By: John Williams
  • Narrated by: Robin Field
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,768

William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, far different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating book

  • By Mark J. Lura on 07-12-11

Neoclassic

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I recommend this book if you wish to read superior writing and appreciate subtlety. Stoner to me is easy to listen to and follow, while still being sweeping. No melodrama, just good drama. The author definitely didn’t phone this in, the book felt intentional, like he had a story to write and this was it.
The best part was how mundane his life was, and how his lack of subterfuge and wile contributed to decisions that were unfortunate. His is an unfortunate but ordinary life.

  • Calypso

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,550

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, as always

  • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

Outstanding family story

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Besides the hilarity and hijinks, i found the human elements so relatable. At turns dark, then reflective, this book is never pretentious. The comedy seems a symptom of the telling, not the disease. That’s hard to do. It’s my first Sedaris book, and now searching for others to read.
I don’t leave many reviews, but after almost a thousand books on audible between two accounts, please read this. It’ll make you not hate your family so much.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,222

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Top 20 fiction titles on audible

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I’ve skipped over this book for a year or more. It looked maudlin, and a little “Lifetime Channel” for my tastes. I broke down and downloaded it. prepared to abandon it in the first chapter. I couldn’t put it down. After listening to audiobooks since 99, and listening to thousands of books, this is a top 20 fiction. I don’t like to leave reviews...and i typically don’t let them stop me from buying a book. I hope my review encourages someone to give this one a shot.
The narrator...this voice could not have been a better fit, for the setting and the language. Sure it’s translated in English, but this narrator gets the feel of the sentence structure, which you can glean is Swedish. The narrator does women very well, none of that high pitched crap you hear narrators trying to do - just a gentle shift that lets me know, a woman is talking. The sound quality was high, and there were no annoying dry or wet mouth sounds that KILL an audiobook.
The story is a happy one. Just not in the way you would expect. There are no twists. This gem needs no tricks. I’m glad I met you Ove, say hi to Sonia.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,722

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Thandie oh thandie

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

what a blissful narration. thandie Newton brought this book to life, with perfect character development, and feeling. Her interpretation of scenes was appropriate and thoughtful. I felt like she really understood how people acted in the period, and she was never wooden, never annoying. She gave just the right touch to Jane. Her voices for Yorkshire accents were epic. Her narration never distracted from. the story which was important to me, it just emerses you deeper into the plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume II

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Kathy Bates, Matthew Broderick, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

A star-studded cast of readers present unabridged tales of horror and suspense from Stephen King's classic best-selling short story collection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The audiobook that started it all...

  • By Cage on 08-22-11

Mostly Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Each story was wonderful. Kathy, Matthew, Tim Curry, & SK did great with their narrations but the others failed to command attention. Boring voices maybe? Overall this audiobook was worth listening to and wonderful.

  • Black House

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Sawyer delivers

  • By Brian on 12-28-12

Thank you.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

I remembered the last words of The Talisman as I listened to this story. It was lovely to hear of Jack's adult life. This story was pretty much as good as The Talisman. It's hard to follow that act but, this book held up well.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,627

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I couldn't stop listening. But before you listen...
Suspend the idea you would have behaved differently...it's a story not a biography.
second: this moves pretty quickly. The character development is for the sake of the story, not for the sake of character development. That gave me a different enjoyment of this novel than say a more immersive character study...and to tell this story, it worked. Great job.
This novel was very clear about what it wanted to be and it stuck to that task beautifully. I love the focus, the characters and the result.
I would have liked to know more about Esther, other than that I can find no fault in this "I dun it" suspense novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,832

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

Worth every penny

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

This would have been a five star trilogy for me, except I struggled not to fast forward through the preachy parts. For example, Rudy's diatribes, and some of the world humanitarian views. Other than that, the action was perfect, and the character development was adequate for the peripheral characters.
Thrilling ride.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful