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  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,581

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I'm F'd for sure!

  • By Kerry Strong on 08-24-17

Good, but left me wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Good points & emphasis on action (‘you are what you do, not what you think’), but would have liked more on each point & on motivating the actual action when stuck. I also would have liked more complicated life examples. If you like Epictetus, it touches on & quotes his work.

  • Beat the Reaper

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Bazell
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,283

Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy Mix of Medicine and Mafia

  • By DMcClureDVM on 05-29-09

Entertaining & funny ... just don’t expect depth

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Not my usual read in terms of content or style, but it kept me entertained & had some LOL moments. No deep insights, but it doesn’t pretend to be that kind of book. Would make for good listening on a road trip.

  • All Grown Up

  • By: Jami Attenberg
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a wickedly funny novel about a 39-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. Who is Andrea Bern? When her therapist asks the question, Andrea knows the right things to say: she's a designer, a friend, a daughter, a sister. But it's what she leaves unsaid - she's alone, a drinker, a former artist, a shrieker in bed, captain of the sinking ship that is her flesh - that feels the most true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this one

  • By RueRue on 03-23-17

Didn't live up to my expectations

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Heard about the book on NPR, suggesting a "Girls" (Lena Dunham) type novel. Seemed like someone from a prior generation trying to be the voice of another, younger, generation. The main character's emotional maturity seems incongruous throughout... spiking in the final few pages, shallow during most of the book, with some insights that feel forced - like sentences inserted as afterthoughts to give her depth. Some heavy themes aren't flushed out, doesn't feel satisfying. The narrator's voice doesn't match the character, and is too monotonous for my tastes.

  • Tranny

  • Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout
  • By: Laura Jane Grace, Dan Ozzi
  • Narrated by: Laura Jane Grace
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 840

A searing account of her search for identity and true self, Tranny reveals the struggles and victories that Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of the cult punk rock band Against Me!, experienced in her quest for gender transition. Illuminated by Laura Jane's never-before-published journal entries reaching back to childhood, Tranny is an intensely personal and revelatory look inside her struggles with identity and addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful story and performance.

  • By Cody on 02-11-17

Appeals beyond a single genre

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Great story. Recommend to anyone interested in punk music, music bios, gender issues, self-exploration and discovery, human issues in general. I enjoyed the journal-based narrative... feels like intimately going back in time with the author. Also a great trip down memory lane for anyone who grew up in Florida ... from the old Gainesville music scene & famous venues to the state drug culture, there are some spot-on details and lots of nostalgia.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,917

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Excellent full cast audio book

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Like listening to a play. Highly recommend the 10th anniversary edition with previously omitted content.

  • Accused

  • Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780

New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling listeners with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet another great Philadelphia tale with women

  • By Toby on 11-08-13

Average PG/"YA" type mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I read this based on an article suggesting it to readers who liked the Millennium Series (Girl with Dragon Tattoo) and wanted a similar read. A crime and female protagonist are all they share. The writing feels very elementary, even more so with the style of narration, giving it all a very Pollyanna feeling. It lacks grit and depth - the "plot twists" feel like blind turns, forced surprised that don't add to any sense of satisfaction in the greater story. The performance feels overdone and a bit like high school theatre. The best parts are the brief captures of Italian culture, mostly accurate when they manage to venture beyond stereotypical.