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  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,622

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

FUN READ, EVEN FOR A GROWN PERSON

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I am a serious GROWN business professional, but I really enjoyed & had fun w/this read. I don't often write reviews as I am usually very short on time & under business pressures. I read Audible selections during my daily commute & weekend catch-up of cooking, cleaning, laundry. This book was so enjoyable that, UPON finishing, I ALREADY missed the characters & the story line enough that I ordered the next book in the series. WHO would have considered dragons in the modern world? Really fun. Dragons without castles, swords, knights, etc. added w/the component of magic?

REALLY OUT OF THE REGULAR SERIOUS STUFF I WOULD CHOOSE. REALLY GLAD THAT I DID. LIGHT-HEARTED & RELAXING FUN, EVEN FOR GROWN PEOPLE

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shady Cross

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,423

In one hand small-time crook Stokes holds a backpack stuffed with someone else's money--$350,000 of it. In the other hand, Stokes has a cell phone, which he found with the money. On the line a little girl he doesn't know asks, "Daddy? Are you coming to get me? They say if you give them the money, they'll let you take me home."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced, very entertaining

  • By shelley on 03-14-15

NOT MY KIND OF BOOK

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

this book was entirely too violent for my tastes. did not enjoy at all. was a daily deal special & thought I'd give it a shot outside of my usual comfort reading. I don't recommend if u are not willing to encounter horrendous visuals of horrific violence. that's just my opinion.

  • Undocumented

  • A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
  • By: Dan-el Padilla Peralta
  • Narrated by: Dan-el Padilla Peralta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy he came here legally with his family. Together they left Santo Domingo behind, but life in New York City was harder than they imagined. Their visas lapsed, and Dan-el's father returned home. But Dan-el's courageous mother was determined to make a better life for her bright sons. Undocumented is a classic story of the triumph of the human spirit. It also is the perfect cri de coeur for the debate on comprehensive immigration reform.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • this genuine memoir kept my interest

  • By Mark on 05-29-16

Very informative & true sharing of his experience!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

I feel humbled by reading this man's sharing of his life path. The book showed his strengths & weaknesses & fears. I appreciate learning both sides. GREAT story w/a happy ending - real & true love found him as he is & continues to share & support him. (glad it's not a fairy tale).

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,213

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

Sad -- but sincere, authentic & belevable

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

Frank is an endearing child/teenager. I find it difficult to truly comprehend the depth of disappointment & lack of overall care that he (& many) faced in childhood. Endearing from the heart of a child as the reader "peaks" into his thoughts & wondering as he grew & facing much sadness & adversity. His story is well told in this book. I look forward to reading the next 2 books which Frank McCourt wrote to reveal more of his life story as he grows into a young, then fully grown, man.

WELL-DONE!

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,625

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-15

I found the story well-written, the characters believable & the narrator represented the story very well.

My favorite moment was when referenced the chanting of the guards in castle at the Wizand of Oz's Wicked Witch of West & and also "Emerald City". so subtle, but really effective in validating the character for that one.

In my opinion, well done for a story to distract you from whatever. Enjoyed it & recommend it to fill or pass time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With the Old Breed

  • At Peleliu and Okinawa
  • By: E. B. Sledge
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,441

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the second audio book of Sledge's work

  • By Richard on 10-21-13

AWESOME PEAK INTO A SAD REALITY OF WAR!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

The reality of war, as presented in this book, is both heart-rending & sincere. it is filled wit unimaginable horror told from the viewpoint of a tender youth forced to comply with throw he gave to serve his country. the author is to be commended for his writing & sharing with others the reality of war.

The narrator did a great job, reflecting believability & the heart of the young man as he lived through the reality.of war

My own nephew is a Marine & I feel as though I've been offered a window into his own personal prospective towards serving his country. His commitment & dedication are resolute.

  • Cat Daddy

  • What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean
  • By: Jackson Galaxy, Joel Derfner
  • Narrated by: Jackson Galaxy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his 13-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Stars!!!

  • By Dawn on 12-04-12

VERY TOUCHING

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

I am so glad to hear about Jackson Galaxy's life & the steps that brought him to the path he now walks re The Cat From Hell show. I found him sincere & seemingly honest. really enjoyed this book & his narration.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Where Do We Go From Here

  • From A Call to Conscience
  • By: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Narrated by: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

Where Do We Go From Here is a selection from A Call to Conscience, a milestone collection of Dr. King's most influential and best-known speeches. Presented here with an introduction written and read by Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • powerful

  • By Demetrius on 01-31-18

Timeless!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-09

Every American should listen to Martin Luther King's speech. His words are as valuable in modern times (2009) as when he first spoke them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful