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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,664
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,307

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Great Story, Kept me on the edge of my seat

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I bought this thinking at first it was a biography/documentary type book but, then realized quickly it is a fiction story based on non-fiction thoughts that would be going thru a president's mind during the story's events. Seeing that Clinton was our president at one time, he uses this story to enlighten us readers about things that a president goes thru (especially behind the scenes and with classified issues) that we all may bash them for because we do not understand the whole situation. Example how in the book, the major plots going on were all under classified circumstances, but since the media (and congress) was unaware, all they saw was the one incident that they were all gung ho about impeaching the president immediately for.

This book does bring into the plot some current events issues such as Russian interference and so on.The very end of this book was interesting because President Clinton steps into the book and takes over the book's president's words and makes a speech to the American people about the true current events happening in America. Talks about his feelings about the Russian meddling, and other things. It was an interesting way to end the book.

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 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,978

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

This is a must listen

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

This book is amazing. It was recommended by a college English professor of over 20 years teaching who told me this is a required reading in her class; I was not disappointed. Frank is an amazing writer and especially an amazing narrator. He kept me wanting to hear more. I listened to all his books.

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,436

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

  • By Andrew on 01-17-17

Loved the book! Makes me like her even more

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I have liked Anna for some time as she is an amazing actress and seemed like a good person too. After listening to this book, I learned a lot about her, including how she knows she is a celebrity but hasn’t become a stuck up one as she says herself she still hasn’t got the idea that she is one. I like her down to earth, “I’m just a regular person” attitude. Too many times people become celebrities and it goes to their heads. I have listened to this book 3 times and I know it won’t be the last time.

  • Tuesdays with Morrie

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient, and wise who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live

  • By AudioAddict on 04-17-16

A Must read!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I loved this book. I know the ultimate ending is sad but the whole theme and idea that Morrie had with his life and life in general is important. This book really made me think about life, the importance of doing things for others, and the fact the only reason to things for others is to see joy on their faces. I personally have always been a person that does not expect anything in return; I just like seeing people happy.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,990
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,936

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

A must listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

I listened to this book as I have started listening to classics that back in High School English teachers kept pushing but I never read. I was not disappointed with this book. It is no wonder why the author is such a respected author. This book kept me on the edge at all times making me wondering what is going to happen next. I actually am sad that the story had to end.

  • Wicked

  • The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,296

Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not easy being green

  • By Kathleen on 07-30-08

Loved it! Different take on the Wicked Witch.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

I have heard about the play and as a kid always loved the Wizard of Oz. I like the different take on the whole story. At the end, I actually was sad that she died. She got so crazed because of the wizard and the rumors. This take made me actually think of her as a good souled person (even though she kept saying she didn't have one) but was born to a bad situation.

  • Toddlers Are A**holes

  • It's Not Your Fault
  • By: Bunmi Laditan
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Bunmi Laditan's hilarious, satirical guide to toddlerhood offers parents instant (and very welcome) comic relief - along with the very good news that It's Not Your Fault. Chapters cover the cost of raising a toddler, feeding your toddler, potty training, tantrums, how to manage the holidays, and "how not to die inside".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The PERFECT depiction of what I'm going thru now!

  • By Amira on 02-26-16

New Parents should listen or read this.

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

This book is a great source to get your emotional strength up. It explains why children do what they do and why to understand why to have patience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,503

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17

Worth The Listening!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

I chose this book on a recommendation from a professor of one of my business classes. He said it is a very intelligent book and describes a lot about the way people view money. He said that it is a must read. This comes from a professor with almost 40 years of being in the business field all the way from owning his own business to being in international business trade, and the list goes on.