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  • Friends without Benefits

  • Knitting in the City, Book 2
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Devra Woodward
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she's unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story was good, but the narrator ruined it!

  • By bookaddict on 12-07-17

Eh

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Not nearly as good as Neanderthal and cheese factor is extra high. Enjoyable if you skip through though. I'll still listen to the next in the series.

  • Spoonbenders

  • A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed but her mind - Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but patience is your friend here.

  • By Heather on 08-22-17

Persevere

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-18

It took me months to finish. I liked it enough to keep coming back but it didn't hold my interest enough to stick with it.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,538

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

Perfectly OK

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I didn't find this book life-changing, and it wasn't the best book I've heard. The tangents were a little hard to follow at first, but otherwise it was entertaining. Not bad, not great. Easy listen.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,560

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood Agent Represents Stinky Aliens

  • By Bryan on 04-22-11

Not My Typical Genre

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I picked this up because it was on sale, but I loved it. It's not as heavy Sci-fi, and it's pretty funny.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 196,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 183,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182,631

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

great ya book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I think if i were into gaming it would be far more exciting, but it held my attention. I wasn't really expecting to like it. now I'm excited for the movie. I did space out during some of the gaming sections, but the narration brought me back.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cocktails for Three

  • By: Madeleine Wickham
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Each month, three staffers of The Londoner gather at a nearby lounge for an evening of cocktails and gossip. One April evening, Maggie relishes her last weeks of normalcy before the birth of her first child, while Roxanne breezes through between glamorous foreign assignments. But Candice's chance encounter with a girl from her past reveals secret depths in the clean-scrubbed reporter, and the events that follow have permanent repercussions for the trio.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen, Great Narrator

  • By Kat on 12-05-08

Cute

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Light and breezy. Quick read. Not life changing, but I enjoyed it. 3 words remaining.

  • I Thought We Agreed to Pee in the Ocean

  • And Other Amusings from a Girl Wearing Sweatpants
  • By: Alena Dillon
  • Narrated by: Julia Maggiola
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From mourning the finale of a beloved television series to accidentally attending a pole dancing class intended for professional strippers, this collection captures life's absurdities through the perspective of an everywoman. Alena Dillon invites listeners to laugh along with her as she reflects on universal experiences including diet frustration (the devil is in the Doritos), as well as situations uniquely Dillon's own, such as pounding on the side of a moving Mister Softee truck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Promising

  • By Rebecca on 03-03-16

Very Promising

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

If I had listened to a sample I may not have purchased this book. The audio quality is very poor and the narrator is still coming into her own. She could have been a little less formal but I think she has potential. I'm guessing that this was done on a low budget and you get used to the audio.

The essays are very funny and I like her cute wordplay. It made me laugh out loud and I finished the book in one day. Overall, the author & narrator will both benefit from experience, but I would gladly listen to a second book!