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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,936

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

O Henry Comes to Life

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Like all stories of the human heart, this one teaches lessons of the importance of cherishing our life and family.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the President's Men

  • By: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing with headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward kept the tale of conspiracy and the trail of dirty tricks coming - delivering the stunning revelations and pieces in the Watergate puzzle that brought about Nixon's scandalous downfall. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post and toppled the president. This is the book that changed America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOP 'Dirty Tricks': A Riveting History

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-28-16

great story

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

a who, why, when and how done it puzzle, now prove it and publish it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,099
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,005

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

I couldn't unplug

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

so interesting to see this time of history from one who is an active participant

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,130

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

so good. anti-Semitic language was a surprise.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

it was a great story and narration. the anti-Semitic language caught me by surprise and did do some research. sad to say AG at that time was anti-Semitic... sadder was the fact it wasn't uncommon.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It Can't Happen Here

  • By: Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,157

Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find that many of the people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from sex, crime, welfare cheats, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Not In Order...

  • By Imagineallthepeople on 03-31-17

perfect for this election year

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

enthralling foreshadowing of today's politics. what goes around,... also a great lesson in freedom's fragility.

26 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,221

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it.

  • By mary schwartz on 08-17-16

no chemistry

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

sad to say I didn't find the characters very interesting. while ms. king did a laudable female voice, her male characterization was annoying and really in interesting...

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,525

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding story told brilliantly

  • By mckobnzzc on 09-21-18

delightful

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

this was such a great audio book to listen to, loved the detail and delivery!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Johnstown Flood

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel

  • By Susan K Donley on 06-17-05

A tragically great book

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Edward Herrmann gives a wonderfully nuanced reading... truly a very good book, vivid description, meticulously researched.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Manchurian Candidate

  • By: Richard Condon
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Buried deep within the consciousness of Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the mechanism of an assassin, a time bomb ticking toward explosion, controlled by the delicate skill of its Communist masters. Shaw returns from the Korean War to an idolizing and unsuspecting country. What follows is at once a spy story, a love story, and a sobering, yet outrageously funny satire on demagoguery in American politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful title!

  • By Hunter on 01-27-03

totally awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

beyond good. mezmerizing story telling. excellent performance. could not put it down. listened to repeatedly.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,053
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,019

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

incredibly layered story

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Despite the controversy surrounding the publication that has come to light in recent weeks, I was most anxious to hear this story. I understand why it might have been set aside in favor of To Kill a Mockingbird. It is the complex story of a very complex people during a complex time. It may not be for everyone. I think your reaction to it will depend upon your own life's journey. I found it to be as satisfying as a visit with old and dear friends.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful