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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,383

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
  • I never give anything 5 stars but in this case...

  • By Marlana Crews on 07-12-17

Better I feel than the book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

It's so amazing to hear Kevin Hart reading it. You get his comedy style more in the audiobook. That's all I need to say. If you are wanting to read this because you love his stand up. Then you need the audiobook.

  • A Dangerous Inheritance

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Weir's Best

  • By Joshua on 01-08-13

More of a mystery story.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

I don't think this book is bad as others have said. It's told from two different perspectives in two different timelines. But both have similar storylines. The one thing that I don't like or understand is the crossover between the two. Why do they continue to "see" each other. It makes kinda sense for Katherine. But not for Kate. But I enjoyed listening and reading this book. Especially since I did not know how these two ladies story ended. I also would like to have heard more about Katherine's sister Mary. Heard very little about her.

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  • The Virgin's Lover

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 918

In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair. Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Take on Elizabeth

  • By Theodore on 09-08-12

Not the best of PG books

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

I have been going through and reading all of PG books through the past couple months. I thought out of all of them I would dislike Lady of the Rivers the most. But I actually disliked this one the most. It was still a good story. But it was hard to have a character that you were "rooting" for to succeed. All of them were not favorable for one reason or another, but mostly because all of them wined all the time.

  • The Taming of the Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833

Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You'd better like repetition

  • By A customer on 09-17-15

Narrator is amazing.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

I feel like there is more than one narrator. I love listening to her voice. I end up rather listening to her than read it myself. I read along sometimes, but the words she reads are sometimes different from the version of the book I got from my local library.

I have been listening through the Tudor series and this is one of the best in my opinion. I read/listened to it in almost half the time I have read the others.

  • Home

  • A Memoir of My Early Years
  • By: Julie Andrews
  • Narrated by: Julie Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Road to Fame, Dame Julie style

  • By Christopher on 04-08-08

Amazing hearing her voice

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Julie Andrews has an amazing way of painting a picture. Some say it's too much. But I love it. I was hanging on every word, every detail. It was amazing hearing Julie not only reading but singing. During the audiobook there are little breaks for songs that she had been talking about. I would suggest buying the book as well since there is no PDF attached to this audiobook and there are many pictures in the book which enhances the experience. I cannot wait till she continues her memoirs and hopefully she will narrate as well.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,553
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,337

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Not what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I was hoping for more laugh out loud moments. It was just enjoyable and entertaining. I would smile a lot while listening to this and Amy's stories seemed very from the heart and had some awesome nostalgia value. I would recommend this to others, but it was one that I didn't mind putting down so I would say to listen to this on a long car ride.

  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,670
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,709

In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • By NO SPIN on 12-02-16

Fun to listen to/ Counldnt stop listening

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

This is so much funnier than I thought it would be. I heard some online reviews about this and most were
Said it was good. But it was so much better than good. I have told all my family and friends, anyone who is in love with Lauren in her various projects, to listen to this because I feel it is so much better than just reading. Lauren is able to give her special touch on the way it is read. If you are a fan of comedy books this is a great one. It is short enough that you can listen to it on a car ride. But well written enough that you want to continue to listen to it after only listening for a short while. Enjoy!

  • Eleanor & Park

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,057

Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • E + P 4-ever!

  • By FanB14 on 04-27-14

For a younger crowd

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

Reviewed: 10-30-15

I was told to read this book due to my friend loving it. She is a few years younger than me, so she connected to the book. While I couldn't. I found it a good story but once your over 25 I would say that this may not be for you.

  • The Professional: Part 1

  • The Game Maker, Book 1
  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great author bites the publishing formula

  • By Wendy on 01-01-14

Leaves you wanting more

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

Would you listen to The Professional: Part 1 again? Why?

Yes I loved it! The interaction between the two character is awesome. It's something different.

What other book might you compare The Professional: Part 1 to and why?

It is similar to other of Kresley Cole books. It doesn't have the fantasy aspect, but I loved it.

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

She is able to give the accents to the characters. I terrible at imagining the accents. She does an amazing job even making different voices within the same accent.

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  • Lothaire: Immortals After Dark, Book 12

  • By: Kresley Cole
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,578

Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness - until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fan-girling it up over the Enemy of Old

  • By RabidReads on 09-07-15

Loved hearing more about the Enemy of Old

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

Reviewed: 01-11-14

What did you love best about Lothaire?

Hearing about Lothaire's past.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lothaire?

When La doranda comes. I won't say anymore because it will give things away

Which character – as performed by Robert Petkoff – was your favorite?

Lothaire. He does an amazing job with his accent.

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

Yes! I ended up listening/reading it in a day.