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  • Citizen Jane

  • By: James Dalessandro
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The true story of Jane Alexander, who spent 13 years tracking down and putting away the man who murdered her 88-year old aunt, and then went on to help solve 20 murders, igniting a national victim's rights movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Justice is served

  • By nate8775 on 03-15-16

This book is a rip-off

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

Would you try another book from James Dalessandro and/or Kevin Pierce?

Kevin Pierce is a pro. But James Dalessandro hoodwinked true crime fans with this title, so no, I'd steer clear of his books.

What could James Dalessandro have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have not left 75% of the story out of the book. Seriously, he covered the entire trial in about 3 paragraphs! I thought my app had skipped over 15 chapters of testimony, but nope! The author just decided to wrap it up in the quickest summary you've ever read. The detailed lead-up to the trial is well done, but then BOOM we are in the epilogue!?! I felt like the author decided to publish his half-finished manuscript. Seasoned true crime readers will be very disappointed with this book which utterly fails to live up to expectations for the genre.

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

Kevin Pierce could read recipes or the classifieds and make them sound intriguing. He's amazing.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointing for sure.

Any additional comments?

Buyer beware. Avoid this book.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Missing Mom: A True Crime, True Family Story

  • By: Daniel L. Murphy
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

This true story begins on a sunny morning in 2003, just before the Fourth of July, outside of Flint Michigan, when an 80-year-old grandmother has mysteriously disappeared from the face of the Earth. She was my mother. Three days after she disappeared, the charred remains of her new car were identified, after being completely destroyed by an intentional fire; but she was nowhere to be found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, fabulous narration, 5 stars

  • By Amazon Client on 02-17-16

Beautiful story, fabulous narration, 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

Would you listen to Missing Mom: A True Crime, True Family Story again? Why?

I so enjoy Kevin Pierce's performances, I am likely to dust this off and re-listen to it in a few years.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration. Besides that, this is just a beautifully-written book, well told. A wonderful listen, full of rich description and thoughtful reflections on a memorable and bittersweet story. The book is informative, and delivers procedural details without getting mired in them, while also providing enough context to ensure that those persons involved were developed as fully human -- helping the reader to empathize.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

All of them. Pierce is such a pro. Never over-acts. Clearly differentiates the characters. Brilliant delivery. I am such a shameless fan.

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

The epilogue. Full of hope and new beginnings. Such a brave family, and the author in particular was genuinely inspiring. Won't say more to avoid spoilers.

Any additional comments?

I have grown to trust and enjoy Mr. Pierce's true crime productions so much that as soon as he releases one I immediately buy it without even reading the full book description. As an Audible client with hundreds of titles who achieved the "master" level of listening hours long ago, I've sampled many narrators with various levels of talent and lack thereof. Mr. Pierce is my #1 favorite actor of all time, and any author would be *beyond* lucky to sign him.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,610
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,626

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Listened straight through, cover to cover!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. A fantastic gift, so inspirational, so honest and funny.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ms. Gilbert was my favorite character. She was revealed as deeply human.

What about Elizabeth Gilbert’s performance did you like?

Everything. The reading was flawless. Shockingly great performance. Ms Gilbert is not only a world class writer, but a truly gifted actress too.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did. Hour upon hour, I binged through this book. I own over a hundred audiobooks and have never done that before. This book is something special.

Any additional comments?

Thinking about buying this book but not sure? Take the plunge, you'll be so glad you did. A gift to your creative self. Leaves you feeling smarter, calmer, motivated.

  • Then No One Can Have Her

  • By: Caitlin Rother
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

She thought she had married her soul mate. But when Carol Kennedy could no longer tolerate her husband's reckless womanizing and out-of-control spending, the artist, therapist, and mother of two had to let him go. Just weeks after their divorce, Carol was found in her Arizona ranch home - bludgeoned to death with a golf club. Her ex, Steven DeMocker, was the prime suspect. Yet it took the authorities months to arrest him - and years to convict....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • could have been better

  • By ScottMistyApp on 12-28-15

Great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Then No One Can Have Her to be better than the print version?

Absolutely, Callie Beaulieu is a fantastic narrator.

Which character – as performed by Callie Beaulieu – was your favorite?

Somehow this narrator just knows how to bring each character to life in a unique way. It's quite amazing, her talent for personifying without overacting these various parts.

Any additional comments?

This narrator is just pitch perfect for true crime, mystery, thrillers. I would buy anything she narrates in those genres. Fantastic job, thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead of Night

  • By: Don Lasseter
  • Narrated by: Kim Houston
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The chilling true story of Oregon's most shocking killer! Jimmy Rode was serving a sentence for burglary in a Florida prison when he met serial killer Ted Bundy. It was Bundy who gave him a Seattle newspaper containing personal ads - an easy means for meeting vulnerable female victims - that launched Rode on a coast-to-coast killing spree under the alias of Cesar Barone. Now, in detail, Lasseter unleashes the story of Jimmy Rode.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book-terrible narration.

  • By Tbsd on 03-26-15

Great story, awesome narration

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

Any additional comments?

Top notch audiobook tells a compelling story that speeds along without getting bogged down in background. Clear and crisp pronunciation by the narrator, not overly dramatized, overall just a pleasure to listen to. I hope that Kim Houston collaborates on the production of many more audio titles!

  • Creativity, Inc.

  • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • By: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,192

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen... If you speed up the player

  • By andrea gini on 10-06-15

Almost impossible to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

What disappointed you about Creativity, Inc.?

The worst delivery imaginable. What a total disappointment. Such a great story, and such a terrible performance. Even a few minutes is difficult to get through, the voiceover is so affected and exaggerated and distracting. Awful stuff.

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Altschuler’s performances?

Never. Ever.

Any additional comments?

Buy the digital or paper book, skip the audio edition.

30 of 40 people found this review helpful