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  • Sex and the City

  • 10th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Candace Bushnell
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121

Meet "Carrie", the quintessential young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; "Mr. Big", the business tycoon who drifts from one relationship to another; "Samantha Jones", the 40-ish, successful, "testosterone woman" who uses sex like a man; not to mention "Psycho Moms", "Bicycle Boys", "International Crazy Girls", and the rest of the New Yorkers who inspired one of the most watched TV series of our time. You've seen them on HBO, now listen to the book that started it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love her voice

  • By PiscesWoo on 04-07-15

A chore...left a bad taste in my mouth

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

Reviewed: 06-30-13

Without being brought to life by the amazing cast of performers in the HBO series, and the charming humor that made it a super hit, this story is nothing but a collection of vaguely amusing, gossipy snippets about despicably shallow individuals, who neither value themselves, or the state of privilege in which they exit. There is nothing heroic or even remotely admirable about this work. Loaded with cynicism, it reads like something scribbled on a public bathroom wall..a complete waste of time, I couldn't wait for it to end. Cynthia Nixon does a good job narrating.

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,533

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should've read the reviews first.

  • By Rick on 06-27-12

Guilty pleasure

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

The narrator's exceedingly annoying voice and horrible voice acting, plus the author's utter lack of skill can be distracting. The heroine is a far more annoying version of Bella Swann that is barely tolerable with her inane inner dialogue and seemingly weak grasp on reality. But just like one doesn't browse Playboy for the articles or watch porn films for the plot, one doesn't purchase this book for the its literary accomplishment. Enough said.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful