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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 13,688
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,623
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,542

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

And I thought I admired her BEFORE !

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

My husband and I took a drive from California to New Mexico and listened to this remarkable woman all the way there and back. This is not a book about entitlements and silver spoons. This is a life of focus and determination and overcoming. I must admit, I have admiration the entire Obama family and how they have endured so much with such grace and class. Following Michelle's story from her humble childhood to her amazing achievements is an inspiration. Even if you were not a fan of #44, I encourage you to read her account of their 8 years in the White House and the spotlight. Thank you Michelle for sharing your heart, your wisdom and your journey.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,491

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Dear Kevin

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I guess I live under a rock. I never heard of you before listening to this book. Lots of great reviews on Audible and I love puppies. Thought I'd give it a shot. What a ride! You are a survivor and a force of nature and humbly transparent. Celebrating your achievements while admitting your flaws will speak to your fans and welcome new fans ... like me. Thank you for the life lessons and the many laughs. Best of luck as you continue to navigate the world of fame and fortune.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,977

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

Who is This Guy??

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Many will be drawn to read this bio because of their love of Bruce and his music. I am the opposite. I had friends in the 80's who were huge fans, but I never really listened much. Now ... because of this book .... I am going back to Bruce's early work and listening to the words of his well known and lesser known work. His story is OUR story. Love and betrayal and joy and loss. He weaves words together that speak perfectly to me and I'm guessing everyone who has walked this journey we call 'Life'. It is raw and real and transparent. He describes the 'high' of receiving love from so many in his arenas, but also the dark night of the soul that arrives with no warning. Sometimes the reason for the despair is obvious and sometimes it is a mystery. Sometimes the source of the pain has been buried until something triggers the excavation. We like to think that our heroes ... those with fame and fortune ... are not troubled by these common ailments of mortal men and women. But apparently this is not so. Bruce's writing is like poetry. I found myself writing down phrases and metaphors to recall one day when these words of wisdom are most needed. Whether or not you have been a Springsteen fan, you will find yourself in this book. I highly recommend it.

  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Beautifully written and performed

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

I guess I'm another fan. There is nothing about this book that I would change. It has everything. The writing is original and clever. The narration is perfect for the characters. The book is much richer than the movie which I loved almost as much.

  • Since We Fell

  • A Novel
  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A rip-snorting blast!

  • By Margaret on 05-22-17

Finally.....

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Somebody who can really tell a story! It wasn't until AFTER I finished the book and started searching for other books by this author that I realized he also wrote Shutter Island and Mystic River. To be honest, I think it starts kind of slowly. It's more like 3 books in one. One about childhood and parents. One about work and marriage. One about how life can throw surprises you can never imagine. Loved the narration as well. Stay with it and it will become 'edge of your seat' material.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Husband's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,973
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,433

For fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door comes an addictive psychological thriller that's already an international sensation. When young lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But then she takes on her first murder case and meets Joe. A convicted murderer whom Lily is strangely drawn to. For whom she will soon be willing to risk almost anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • weak

  • By Jen Irish on 09-16-17

Not For Me

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

I prefer stories where there is at least one likable character. Only a couple of very minor characters in this book could be considered ones you'd like to root for. A few reviews compared this book to "Big Little Lies" and called it a psychological thriller. Not true. I couldn't wait for the story to end and didn't care how it ended. I think it's lazy when an author uses one character to 'explain' what happens at the end instead of allowing the reader to discover twists and surprises. Just can't recommend this one.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Don't You Cry

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to "My Dearest" is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate, Quinn Collins, to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, original, and kept me guessing

  • By Kathleen on 06-01-16

Just Skip To the Last Couple of Chapters

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

I really did not enjoy this book. The story premise is interesting. But the first part moved painfully slow and it was impossible to care about the characters. The descriptors , metaphors, analogies......either wildly awkward or trite. Too much time spent describing insignificant details. Inner thoughts go on and on and on....... The narrators sound bored as well. Action finally happens at the end of the book, but it's a long process getting there.

  • The Hating Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn!

  • By Cyndi on 04-07-17

I Really Can't Believe I Loved This Book!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I was looking for something light and fun after completing a 30 hour , highly technical snoozer (to me anyway). At first, I thought I had - - once again - - mistakenly bought a young adult novel. But I gave it some time and found the characters and banter between them completely unique and entertaining. I laughed out loud at metaphors I had never heard before, but fit the situation perfectly. I love that the female lead character is petite and not your typical leggy blonde. You know it's a good story when you really don't want it to end.

  • Don't Let Me Go

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667

Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors--beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and nine-year-old Grace and her former addict mother, Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building's front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy's patio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational and humbling and awesome.

  • By Michele on 11-08-15

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

More depth into the characters. Most are one dimensional. All have issues, but no insight is provided as to how this happened. I believe it could have been a richer story and less predictable.

Would you recommend Don't Let Me Go to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Same reasons as listed above. You know it's a good book when you can't wait to get back to it and you wish it would never end. You wonder weeks later what might have happened to the characters. I felt none of this while listening to this book.

What three words best describe Chris Chappell and Cassandra Morris ’s voice?

The child's voice is incredibly annoying to me. The book cover shows a much younger girl than is portrayed in the book.

Do you think Don't Let Me Go needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. Maybe a 'prequel' to offer insight to the lives of those living "together" in this story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Before

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,560

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent

  • By Meg on 10-27-16

"Young Adult" story

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Would you try another book from Rena Olsen and/or Brittany Pressley?

I felt this book was written for a young adult reader. It focused so much on the romance between the two main characters. Not a lot of depth. Probably won't read this author again.

Would you recommend The Girl Before to your friends? Why or why not?

No. The subject matter is for adults, but the writing style is more juvenile.

What aspect of Brittany Pressley’s performance would you have changed?

Maybe it was appropriate for the character, but she whined throughout the book. I found it annoying

Do you think The Girl Before needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no

1 of 2 people found this review helpful