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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,325

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

We all know a man like Ove now we know why we should love him

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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: 02-02-19

Lovable memorable Ove What a wonderful story. Perfect narration of a book with the best ending I’ve experienced in a while. This book is filled with life lessons in character, understanding, forgiveness and acceptance.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,301

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

A new American classic

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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: 01-12-19

Spectacular and destined to be a classic. Haunting characters and amazing story. This is the best audible book I have listened to in a long time. I also am so looking forward to the movie.

  • Measure of a Man

  • From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor; A Memoir
  • By: Martin Greenfield
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face-to-face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death camp - and how an impulsive decision to steal an SS soldier's shirt dramatically altered the course of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing life story, Yes Please!

  • By dcn8v on 11-28-14

What immigrant should aspire to

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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: 01-01-19

Martin Greenfield is the quintessential American immigrant. All immigrants should listen to his book and aspire to live a life set on the principles of Martin example.

  • The Shadows We Hide

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. Now out of college, a cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in southern Minnesota. Full of curiosity about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town's residents have much to say about the dead man - other than that his death was long overdue. Joe discovers that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife's inheritance after she, too, passed away....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Follow-Up

  • By MK on 11-25-18

Sequel as good as the life we bury

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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: 11-21-18

Allen Eskens is destined to be a literary legend.
Amazingly talented author who has quickly became one of my most recommended and favored writers. I have over 500 audio books and both Eskens books are in my top 10.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Bridge

  • The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539

This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Historian and not a Novelist

  • By Tim on 06-01-12

Truly an American masterpiece

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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: 09-08-18

The Building of the great Brooklyn bridge was, is and shall always be a wonder of the world. The story of its construction contains amazing life lessons as well.

  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,750

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Free on Spotify

  • By restaurantattorney on 08-12-18

Such a great guy and an even better story

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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: 08-07-18

David Spade is such a good dude. Seriously super good book with a great and very funny story. Thanks David Spade for being so cool and for giving us a glimpse into you’re truly memorable and amazing life - I’m 54 so you know I get you and love you man. Way to make you’re beautiful momma proud. My man!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bind, Torture, Kill

  • The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door
  • By: Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, and others
  • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

For 31 years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK" - for "bind them, torture them, kill them" - he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader - a friendly neighbor...a devoted husband...a helpful Boy Scout dad...the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than 20 years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just That Nerdy Guy Next Door . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 03-01-18

Needed to be choked out

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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: 07-22-18

Once they got his stash and dissected his sick mind they needed to choke this child molesting bastards last breath out him with his own belt. This piece of human filth does not deserve to breathe air.

  • Things That Matter

  • Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled audiences with his keen insight into politics and government. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer's major path-breaking essays - on bioethics, on Jewish destiny, and on America's role as the world's superpower - that have profoundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, Intelligent, Don't miss this one

  • By Karen on 08-22-14

Gone but not forgotten

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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: 07-17-18

They just don’t make men like Charles anymore. Amazing insightful book of a lifetime of geo- political stories. I love this guy and will miss him.

  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

One of the best autobiography’s go oh Canada

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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: 07-05-18

Wow what a great book from an even better guy. I’m from Michigan and have many Canadian friends. They are all some of the most wonderful genuine nice people on the planet. Mike Meyers is just another one of these typical Canadians. This truly is an amazing story with surprises as entertaining as twinkle toes.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,067

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Best narrator quite a performance

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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: 05-11-18

Anne Hathaway brings talent and star power to her performance and it is masterful. You know what they say, the book is always better than the movie and in this case they are right.