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  • The Marriage Pact

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Richmond
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 928

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice's prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as the Pact. The goal of the Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a good idea that was completely wasted

  • By Toni R. on 07-31-17

The Pact

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Imagine being married and then unknowingly joining a cult. Seems nice at first but as time goes on things get very creepy. I loved the twists and turns in this! This was one book I could not put down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Calypso

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,062

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, as always

  • By Ruthie on 05-31-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I've listened to one other book of his and it was so funny. It's the main reason I chose this one. I agree with other reviews that state the story is somewhat dark. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would and will be returning it. Sedaris is a great story teller but this one did not hit the mark.

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,239

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

So Good

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Tiffany did a great job on this book. It really opened my eyes and helped me to better understand her. I appreciate her transparency on her struggles and her success. You will not regret reading or listening to this book. I definitely suggest listening to it.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,622

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

The book started off slow in my opinion and seemed to be all over the place. At one point I considered not finishing it. After reading reviews about the tragic ending I decided to continue. The ending was very upsetting. I don't think the overall story would lead you to believe it would end the way it did. Overall it was okay and the performance wasn't bad.

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,490

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character Novel

  • By colprubin on 07-16-14

Okay

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Everyone seemed self absorbed. The story pretty much follows the life of Lydia's family after she commits suicide. Took a while for me to get through because the reading was really slow in my opinion. Overall sad story and proof that sometimes we put too much pressure on each other.

  • 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 65,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,243

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

Ove

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

A story about an ornery old man who misses his deceased wife and is determined to be reunited with her that is until the new neighbors move in and change all of that. It's hard not to love Ove ( oo-vah) and his ways and Pervana does a great job of doing just that despite how he acts. Great story about love and loss and how we find comfort and love in the most unexpected places.

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,783
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,720

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

Straight no chaser

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I've never really been a fan of Charlemagne just based on what I've seen of him previously but this changed my whole perspective. This guy is very intelligent and like most is just misunderstood. In this book he drops valuable information on how he became successful and what you too need to do to also become successful. This book isn't just for black people because it truly speaks to all people. These are tools that can help anyone. If you're easily offended or don't like foul language this book isn't for you. Charlemagne is honest as well as funny and he definitely keeps is 100 in this book.

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,120

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

Great Job Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

I've heard so much about this book and when the remake movie came out I decided I needed to read it first before watching the movie. Stephen King did not disappoint! This book held my attention from beginning to end. I'm not gonna lie it was quite long to where I was wondering when it would end. Stephen King is a great story teller and does a great job of engaging the reader. I felt like I was apart of the story and could vividly see certain scenes in my minds eye. I'm excited to see the movie now as well as read more Stephen King novels. Did I mention this was my first Stephen King read?!

  • The Wicked Girls

  • By: Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,212

On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing from beginning to end

  • By anne on 01-10-14

A little confusing

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

So overall it wasn't a bad story but it did become quite difficult to keep the story together. The book starts present day with Chirstie and Amber and at times goes back to the past when they were Jade and Annabelle. When they were young girls they committed a crime and were sent to prison. The story consists of them meeting back up years later and realizing that the secret of their past life really isn't much of a secret. It then series the lengths they're willing to go to keep the past just that...the past.

  • One of Us Is Lying

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It kept me guessing!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-03-17

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-14-17

The story starts with a group of kids serving detention for having cell phones in class but before detention is over, one kid has a medical emergency and dies which turns everyone else into suspects. This story follows the other kids and exposes their deepest secrets all before exposing the deepest of all. Interesting to see who actually killed Simon and why. A lot of twists and turns and shows that everything is not always as it seems.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful