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  • Roomies

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: K. C. Sheridan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway - until he admits his student visa has expired and he's in the country illegally. Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need an Encore

  • By Albertina Green on 12-08-17

Fun for Marriage of Convenience Story Lovers.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I completely enjoyed this book - but I'm a sucker for any kind of marriage of convenience story. I also loved the relationship between Holland and her Uncles: it felt authentic and well developed. The chemistry development between the main characters was believable and really fun to read as well.

The narrator did a fantastic job with the voices and the accents and I would happily listen to anything else this narrator reads.

Warning for a very tiny tiny spoiler coming: I gave the story 3 stars overall because especially in the last half of the book the main character was channeling a little too much Bella Swan to be enjoyable for my taste. AKA: how could he love me cause I'm so average and normal etc. I don't want to give anything away so I won't elaborate further on this. Lets just say if I was reading this in paper form there were chunks of the main characters' self deprecation that I would have skimmed.

Overall - would recommend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not To Be Missed!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-28-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

This isn't a ground breaking story in any way but it is a fun read/listen.

The narrator does a good job with the voicing and making them distinct.
The story is a bit whimsical - yes there is a giant golden horse, which originally I thought was going to be weird but turned out alright.There is a love story, some "coming of age" and a bit of mystery all put together.

Overall - if you like a good "marriage of convenience" story... then it is definitely worth the listen.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,052
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,003

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Rosamund Pike is Divine

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Would you listen to Pride and Prejudice again? Why?

Yes. Just to listen to Rosamund Pike read it. Also the story is great.

What does Rosamund Pike bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Pride and Prejudice is a favorite of mine and Rosamund Pike brought a fresh take on some of the voices.

Any additional comments?

Get it, listen to it. Just do it.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,662

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Yes Please to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version so can't compare, however, Amy Poehler reading probably makes it funny.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Yes Please?

I loved the chapter at the end where she read to an audience about how her phone wanted to kill her.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The back and forth between Amy and her guests was pretty comical at times. It was never lengthy and I didn't feel like it slowed down book or story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I'm a huge parks and rec fan so when she went through and discussed her relationships with everyone on the show it was really touching.

Any additional comments?

Funny and delightful, I laughed outloud frequently while listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,502
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,071

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book You'll Read This Year

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

Jim Dale does it again.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

I love all the Harry Potter books. Especially Jim Dale's audio version of them - he brings the characters to life so perfectly.