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  • Ida M. Tarbell

  • The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - and Won!
  • By: Emily Arnold McCully
  • Narrated by: Emily Arnold McCully
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time. Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D. Rockefeller, revealed to readers the underhanded, even illegal practices that had led to Rockefeller's success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-16-19

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Very interesting history of a fastinating woman! In some ways very progressive for her time, and other times very out of tune with the women's movement going on around her. For someone interested in investigative journalism or the back ground of the Standard Oil company Ida Tarbell is a must read. Well performed by the author.

  • Perfect Match

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Susan Bennett, Michele O. Medlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By DKW on 12-18-13

Different

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I found the dilemma faced by the parents interesting. I didn't find the Pete character to be necessary to the story and feel he didn't add enough to have had the major role he was given.

  • Birthday Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, January Lavoy, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799

An all-star production of a brand new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 12 narrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook. EVER!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 01-14-19

GREAT PRODUCTION!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I really enjoyed this production. Having a narrator for each character was wonderful! It was as if this book was written specifically for this format. Lauren Blakely writes with wit and the choice of performers was perfect. This made me think of old radio performances without the corny special effects.

Highly recommend this book and hope that more books are written to use this performance style.

Kudos to the author, producer, Audible and everyone else associated with bringing this book to the public!
Thank you

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112,798
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104,456
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103,959

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I do not like short stories, and that is what this book is. It was well performed by the author.

I would not have read it if it had not been a book club selection. It did generate a lively discussion. Most of us decided we had learned something from the book, so that gives it merit.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Campaign Widows

  • By: Aimee Agresti
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

When Cady Davenport's husband-to-be hits the road for the upcoming presidential election, Cady realizes she’s on her own - and that her dream life might not be all she’d imagined. Until she finds herself thrust straight into the heart of the most influential inner circle in Washington, DC: the campaign widows. As friends, they’re an unlikely group - a fabulous Georgetown doyenne; a speechwriter turned mommy blogger; an artsy website editor; and a First Lady hopeful who’s not convinced she wants the job. But they share one undeniable bond: their spouses are all out on the trail during a hotly contested election season.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't hold my attention

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-19-18

Didn't hold my attention

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I bought this because it sounded like it could be an interesting story of the significant others attached to a national political campaign. Good premise but didn't hold up. I also picked it up because Therese Plummer's narrations are always great. Unfortunately even she at 1.25 speed couldn't hold my attention. Will return it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Five Years Gone

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 WONDERFULLY AMAZING STARS!

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 10-15-18

Marie's Best Work--Highly Recommended

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I have read a number of Marie's books. This book is currently not part of a series, but there are enough characters in the book that a series could be created. When I heard about this book last spring, I was intrigued and could hardly wait for the book to be published,. The topic of what those left behind when a loved one disappears is not often a part of a book. Although we were not party to the five years Ava waited, enough is brought to life as Ava starts her life over.

Very well written, this is in my opinion Marie 's best work.

The performance was outstanding, my only criticism is that I would have preferred that Camille and John would have had their own voices. Andi Arndt and Joe Arden are among the best of the Audible performers.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,373

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

Hard to get into

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I had a hard time getting into this book. I got it for a book club discussion. Several others who were reading the book versus listening said the same thing. Material that others in the group found on line made for a lively discussion and I came away with a better impression of the book.

The performance was outstanding and I don't think I could have gotten through the book without the excellent performance!

  • Chaser

  • Dive Bar Series, Book 3
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven-sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant. Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. When she goes into labor during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I need Andy Arndt to narrate this story!

  • By Dawnn on 06-28-18

Expected more

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I was a bit leery about purchasing this book because in the other two books, Eric hadn't been exactly a nice character I found the story and performance just OK.
I realized that I missed the dialogue of funny banter between the two main characters that was part of the Stage Dive and other two Dive Bar books. This book seemed more serious and I had a hard time with the drastic change Eric made.

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,712

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Long, Hard Slog Through Endless Despair and Heartache

  • By Morro Schreiber on 04-11-18

Awsome!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Kristin and Julia--how can it be bad? Kristin created a believable story that Julia brought to life. Thank you both!

This book brought back memories of my early days in Alaska. I moved to Anchorage in 1974-- when the fictional family did. Stories such as the one portrayed in the book are not uncommon. People make "Alaska families" when they do not have biological families nearby. This was especially true when air travel was not as common as today. In the days before cell phones and satellite phones, the bush pipeline on the radio was listened to every evening--even by folks in the big city of Anchorage. People did camp all summer on the spit in Homer. Lots went to Alaska for adventure not prepared in any way for the elements they would face--they still do. Alaska has always attracted those wanting to live off the grid and probably always will. This is an excellent portrayal of a way of life.

  • Forever My Girl

  • The Beaumont Series, Book 1
  • By: Heidi McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Rose, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I've poured my soul into my music, but I've never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. And now I'm going back. After 10 years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • different from the movie but still great read

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-30-18

Read the book

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

About half way through the book I realized that I had read the Kindle version. The book was released in 2014, but the Audible version not until 2017. Not sure I would listen to a performance by either performer, Nelson Hobbs in particular was very stiff and deliberate, often seemed to lack emotion.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful