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Grateful Lass

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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,721
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38,496

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

An affirmation of what’s good about this country.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Ms. Obama gives us a great chronicle of how a young girl in poor circumstances can become First Lady. With loving parents, she made her way through every hurdle, and never lost sight of what really mattered. What a wonderful role model!

  • The Disappeared

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sheridan takes a lover!

  • By Richard Delman on 04-11-18

Flat and Predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I liked this series, but this is the last one I’ll read. The story was predictable and characters one-dimensional. The ending had more to do with setting up for the next book than resolving the story. The narrator was solid, as always.

  • Cold Cold Heart

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,417

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Tami Hoag book I've had

  • By April on 01-27-15

So predictable.

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

The narrator did a good job, but the story was so lame that the term “mystery” is hardly descriptive. I listened to all of it hoping a twist would be in the offing, but it wasn’t to be.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,321

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story , completely entertaining!

  • By Lisa on 04-16-17

More corny romance than mystery.

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I found the story much more romance than mystery, akin to a Hallmark movie. The narrator didn’t really pull off the men’s voices, sounding more like she had a cold.

  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,837

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well told, in depth account of life on the ISS

  • By Lili on 11-16-17

Interesting, but a little dry

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I liked the story overall, but it would have been better with a professional reader. I also felt it lacked a better explanation,at the end, of how his physical recovery has gone, given that he starts the book with such a vivid description of the side effects of returning after a long duration mission. Still, his honesty makes this w worthwhile read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,978

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale for Booksellers

  • By B. Leon on 04-15-14

Great story, but it needed a different reader

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

The story is one of hope and redemption, that avoids the saccharine wanderings of many books like this. I found the reader better suited to crime novels, his voice’s natural edge just didn’t sync with this book’s story.

  • Minding Frankie

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Sile Bermingham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she's born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can't do it alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top Notch Binchy

  • By Carolyn on 03-06-11

LIke going home to a small town

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

Reviewed: 03-24-12

The story wanders a little, but it is another entertaining story from Ms. Binchy. She is a wonderful storyteller!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sister

  • By: Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by: Juanita Mahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing and kept pulling at my heart.

  • By Lynn Diener on 02-15-11

Enjoyed every second of this book.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-11

I have listened to audiobooks for years, and don't give many glowing reviews but this deserves it. The book was well written (the ending really surprised me) and well narrated. Definitely worth your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Light

  • By: Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The Devil's Light tells the story of an al-Qaida operative named Amer al-Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Meanwhile, bin Laden announces to the world that he will make a major terrorist strike on the tenth anniversary of 9/11....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I highly recomend this book

  • By Ann Thomas on 05-09-11

Dull, Plodding

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-11

I listened to almost half this book, but never connected with the story or characters, and gave up. It seemed as if it lacked any spark or intensity at all, and certainly didn't give me a reason to finish it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Map of True Places

  • By: Brunonia Barry
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats—a talent that earned her the nickname Trouble. She’s now a respected psychotherapist working with the world-famous Dr. Liz Mattei. She’s also about to marry one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors. But the suicide of Zee’s patient Lilly Braedon throws Zee into emotional chaos and takes her back to places she thought she’d left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full to the brim

  • By Teresa on 08-28-17

Dull

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-10

Dull, plodding plot. Narration was so slow I wanted to hit a "fast forward" butting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful