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  • Love, Lucy

  • By: Lucille Ball
  • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book

  • By SCOTT on 07-11-18

Amazing story of the foundation for entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Laughs, tears, love, loss. This autobiography has it all and the only thing I can say truly disappointed me was that it ended. If you ever have enjoyed television then you will have loved Lucy and this is a must read.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,713

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Near perfect conclusion for an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

The Bobiverse stories are a special kind of magoc, capable of exploring a galaxy of sci-fi ideas while still holding hard in the grounding of technology that we understand. All These Worlds is the best way to end a series that I hope leads to many more great stories by Dennis E. Taylor. Ray Porter has managed to capture the perfect voice of Bob and all his incarnations as well as everyone they meet.

All These Worlds tells the final chapter of the Bobiverse, the final outcome of humanity's self-destructive path on earth, the last true battle with The Others, promised in For We are Man, and a nice conclusion to the stories that have been left to unfold around the Bobs. All of this with a conclusion that offers hope for the future, even with the sorrow of losing friends we have come to care for.

I personally will be watching, and listening, for another story by Taylor and can not wait to see what comes next.

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  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,700

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Powerful reading to a great story

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

By far Christie's most intriguing work is carried neatly by an an intense reading. The mystery presented is both enthralling and enticing and Dan Stevens manages to capture the ever spiraling feeling of fear that encapsulates those on the island. Whether you have read the story or not this is by far a grand way to experience it.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    1,997 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Ables

  • By: Jeremy Scott
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866

It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's assigned to a special-ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading was way too fast! I love this book.

  • By javion on 05-18-15

An interesting look at teenage superheros

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

First off I would like to start that if I could I would have rated this at 4.5 or 9/10 stars if I could. It's a great first story from an author I hope will continue honing his craft both in and outside of the world this story is set in.

Actual review? The Ables is about kids with superpowers. Our lead, as well as his friends, are all disabled in some way, blind, wheelchair bound, deaf, and even downs. It's a coming of age story where the kids, 13-15 learn to use their abilities and help one another circumvent their disabilities. There is a villain lurking out in the world somewhere and it's up to our heros to convince the adults he exists. It's a classic hero's journey and it delivers most everything it promises. Even the elements some might find predictable near the end of the story are so well handled that they are entertaining.

The visuals are great, especially or maybe because our protagonist is blind. There are little details and hints to the larger story scattered about and I hope Jeremy Scott keeps writing because if this is his first attempt I can only imagine where we can go.