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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,844
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17,852

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Haunting...

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The narration for this story made me jump a few times. The story was short and to the point. I so wish it was a little longer but the good for a thriller.

  • Dopefiend

  • By: Donald Goines
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Trapped in the festering sore of a major American ghetto, a young man and his girlfriend - both attractive, talented, and full of promise - are inexorably pulled into the living death of the hardcore junkie. It is a horrifying world where addicts will do anything to get their next fix. For 23 years of his young life, Donald Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea and ended with his murder in his late 30s. He had worked up to a hundred-dollars-a-day habit - and out of the agonizing hell came Dopefiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • raw truth

  • By shelby on 12-28-15

Classic!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Even though I had read this book several times - this is my first time listening to the audiobook. This story has a way of staying with me for a while after reading it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Walter Matthau
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 841

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pop pop Smith

  • By Glenn on 11-29-09

Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

If you could sum up How the Grinch Stole Christmas in three words, what would they be?

Classic
Funny
Adorable

What other book might you compare How the Grinch Stole Christmas to and why?

None... It's in a class of it's own!

What does Walter Matthau bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ummm... I love Walter Matthau but his narration wasn't the best in my opinion.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No Extreme Reactions...

I would have preferred the Grinch staying a Grinch, but I guess we have to show we have a heart from time to time.

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,021
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,328
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,305

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

Read It!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

This book defines what a Memoir should be. No candy coated life stories here!

I laughed
I cried
I sighed
Then I laughed some more
Then I cried again
But most of all... I feel rejuvenated. (In these streets)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Definition of Down

  • My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop
  • By: Darlene Ortiz
  • Narrated by: Darlene Ortiz
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Darlene Ortiz was with Ice T for 17 years, beginning with his early days hustlin' on the streets and his subsequent rise to fame. In Definition of Down: My Life with Ice T & the Birth of Hip Hop, she tells how hip hop started, with intimate glimpses into their daily life and stories about their climb to the top and all the rappers who got their start in those times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely lady Cool Darlene!! (LL Cool D!!)

  • By Shanell on 02-18-17

The Original Bonnie

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Would you try another book from Darlene Ortiz and/or Darlene Ortiz?

Yes

What other book might you compare Definition of Down to and why?

None! Because no one but Darlene can tell this story about Ice T.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I'm happy Darlene was able to tell her side of the story.

Was Definition of Down worth the listening time?

Yes! It was a quick listen.

  • You Don't Even Know My Name

  • By: Barbara Joe Williams
  • Narrated by: Kila Kitu
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

As a result of a criminal past, twenty-eight-year-old Lisette Donavan has been living in New York City under her assumed name. When the successful Gregory Lamar proposes to her, she decides to come clean, and that is when he walks. He returns an hour later, but is it for love or revenge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Darliss on 07-07-17

What's Real!?!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

What did you love best about You Don't Even Know My Name?

Fast-paced Read!! This story kept me on my toes! I didn't know what to expect next!

What did you like best about this story?

The Suspense

Have you listened to any of Kila Kitu’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Kila Kitu did an excellent job narrating this book!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I gasped a few times!

  • The Most Beautiful

  • My Life with Prince
  • By: Mayte Garcia
  • Narrated by: Mayte Garcia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031

In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can see why Prince fell in love with her.

  • By S. Winchester on 04-07-17

Real Love Never Dies!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

If you could sum up The Most Beautiful in three words, what would they be?

Therapeutic! I know this had to be very therapeutic for Mayte.

Love is Love! Sometimes we love someone more than anyone else can ever understand.
You can't put a time limit of how long someone mourns for a love lost. The person you love don't have to be dead for you to mourn the love you once shared together.

Even though Life goes on and directs you on different paths - Real Love never dies!

What did you like best about this story?

She was able to admit her weaknesses/strengths. She was very open and at the same honoring and respecting the memory of Prince.

Have you listened to any of Mayte Garcia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mayte Garcia did a phenomenal job narrating her story! No one could have done it better!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried several times during this audiobook.

Any additional comments?

Have your kleenex near you!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,916

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

Rest In Peace

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Listening to this book made me want to read her earlier books about her life. This was an okay read for me, but it was cool hearing some of the stories.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Every Little Step

  • My Story
  • By: Bobby Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bobby's Reading Voice

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-17

FINALLY...

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

What did you love best about Every Little Step?

What I Loved the most about this audiobook is that Bobby Brown was the narrator of his story. You can feel his emotions throughout the audio. As for his narration skills - he did struggle at the beginning, but he found his flow. Bobby Brown never claimed to be a scholar so he did the best he could do. I know how important it was to get his story out to the public. Since everyone else has "talked" about him for years - I understand how important it was for him to read his story. So Bravo to you Mr. Brown for stepping out of your comfort zone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bobby Brown!! Period!

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Bobby Brown! I needed him to narrate his story. His life has been narrated by the public for years - so now let him tell it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

If you agree or disagree - Bobby Brown doesn't owe the public a THING! His life and his mistakes are between him and GOD. We are free to add our two cents, but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Bobby Brown is not the best narrator, but he did it his way - like he has lived most of his life. No one else could have narrated this book because they wouldn't have been able to capture the essence of Bobby Brown. If you think you can do a better job at narrating - then narrate your Life Story. There's a lesson in Mr. Brown sharing his story with the public. No matter what LIFE throws at you - KEEP FIGHTING!!

25 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Writing My Wrongs

  • Life, Death, and One Man's Story of Redemption in an American Prison
  • By: Shaka Senghor
  • Narrated by: Shaka Senghor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Inspiration

  • By Max on 03-15-16

Growth

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

What did you love best about Writing My Wrongs?

One of the things I loved the most about Writing My Wrongs was the author's transparency with his experiences and the lessons he has learned.

What does Shaka Senghor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Shaka Senghor take this emotional read to the next level. No one could have told his story better than him!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

This book will evoke Change in your Life!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful