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  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,540

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Just Eh.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I didn't like it. But I also didn't like Twilight (I gave the 1st book a college try during a 5 hour flight) and I refused to waste anymore time on 50 Shades after reading the first chapter in a B&N. This book was sweet at best. Simple storyline, no real twists. Few revelations that all had the same level of surprise, including the last one. The narrator sounded like she was in her late 30s to 40s speaking for a 27 year old. Even for a proper British woman in her time, Davina's voice never quite grew on me as Claire's. Still it was well written, with charming likeable and detestable characters. I listened to it while crocheting baby blankets. Don't think I'll admit that to anyone though if this book ever comes up in conversation.

  • Counsellor

  • By: Celia Aaron
  • Narrated by: Robyn Verne, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

In the heart of Louisiana, the most powerful people in the South live behind elegant gates, mossy trees, and pleasant masks. Once every 10 years, the pretense falls away and a tournament is held to determine who will rule them. The Acquisition is a crucible for the Southern nobility, a love letter written to a time when barbarism was enshrined as law. Now, Sinclair Vinemont is in the running to claim the prize. There is only one way to win, and he has the key to do it - Stella Rousseau, his Acquisition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS WAS DARK AND DRENCHED IN FEELS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-15-18

An ok read.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I like a good story told with my erotica and sometimes I just want the quick and dirty. The lengthy build up cools off all the hot points. I became more interested in the plot and the sex scenes became page fillers that could had been summed up in a couple sentences, no more. It's an intriguing plot though. You have to keep reading the next two books to see what happens. It broke the momentum for me.

  • Mating in Captivity

  • Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,961

Esther Perel takes on tough questions, grappling with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. She invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Thinker's Book...

  • By Todd White on 04-17-12

This was an insightful book.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

An interesting point of view and a few examples of experiences lacking in passion. But still the destination is the same. Try harder so the effort being input matches the goal.

  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twenty stars

  • By Denise on 09-21-10

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I didn't know what to expect from this book. but I was hooked from the first couple of sentences. the authors prose, the flow of the story, the character descriptions, the accent, the vernacular everything about this book was beautiful.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,026
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,055

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Life must have a sense of humor.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

Fantastic story. Simply fantastic. Jeremy Irons did a phenomenal job reading and the storyline was brillant.

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,083

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Fantastic ouratory.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

As a Navy Sailor this was a excellent encouraging piece. From making your bed to not being a sugar cookie. Truly inspiring.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,658
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,407

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

Dr. Brene is an awesome personality. I mean it exactly how I wrote it. She makes some key points and offers insights you probably heard before but from a refreshing prespective. Its not a story so I didn't rate it for "story". And the chapters don't align with the breaks and pauses in the sessions but that's just me nitpicking.

  • Dimitri

  • Her Russian Protector, Book 2
  • By: Roxie Rivera
  • Narrated by: Pinky Powell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family's bakery. He's the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison - or worse.

There's nothing Dimitri won't do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it's not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Russian and curvy Spanish baker jump right in

  • By Bex on 06-06-15

Not a bad Listen (Read)

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

Great to listen to while you're folding the laundry or driving to work. Pinky has a nice range of voice characters thats not too cheesy. The story line is interesting enough that you want to know what happens next. Not bad Rivera, not bad.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,209

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Another Well Written Novel Series

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

I've always been a fan of Follete, and he didn't disappoint with this story line. From the coal mines and Industrial Revolution to the election od President Obama, completely well written.

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,852

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

No Bullsh*t

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I liked this book. Well written and well spoken. Manson offers some good incite into finding what you really should give a damn about without a preachy overtone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful