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  • The Threat

  • How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
  • By: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Narrated by: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,292
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,281

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career and an impassioned defense of the FBI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The FBI & DOJ

  • By Greb on 02-19-19

Wow What a book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-19

I learned so much about the administration and other institutions from this. it is very detailed and shocking on it's assertion. Five stars.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,915

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

five star listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

the book is highly interesting and entertaining, while also stomach churning and infuriating. five stars

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Yanni's Story

  • Spencer Cohen Series, Book 4
  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

When Yanni Tomaras is kicked out of his family home, his parents' final words are religious insults and an order to never return. Homeless and desperate, he's lured in by Lance - charming on the outside, an evil predator underneath - who abuses Yanni until he finds the courage to leave. Yanni should feel free. But by the time Spencer Cohen finds him, he's resigned to being handed back to Lance and once again being caged by fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best books I've read

  • By Kelly McGee on 06-06-18

one of the best books I've read

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Yanni is heartbreaking, painful, beautiful, frustrating, and triumphant. it's not for the faint of heart, but there's rarely been a more satisfying happy ever after. the strength of Yanni, George Jordan Tyler Skyler and Colin will inspire you to be grateful for what you have, and thankful for groups that save people like them. there but by the grace of God go I. And seeing Lance pay for his crimes is validation for those of us who never saw our abusers caught and punished. A five star book if I ever read one. A special thanks to Joel Leslie for a wonderful performance.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters

  • Granby Knitting, Book 1
  • By: Amy Lane
  • Narrated by: Philip Alces
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Rance Crawford is an alpaca rancher, fiber mill owner, and self-proclaimed grumpy bastard. When sweet, charming tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon moves onto Crawford's rural road, Rance is very aware that Ben makes it a grand total of two gay men in their tiny town, and even though he is instantly, painfully smitten, any move he makes could be simply chalked up to being hard up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Querky romance for a great series starter.

  • By Heather on 10-03-14

sweet love story with two cute guys

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

super adorable characters make this book a joy. even the antagonist ex is slightly likeable. can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,006
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,941

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Hooray for Marlon and Wesley!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

it's sweet and gentle, with a message of acceptance and love for ALL. Happy tears.

  • Treasure

  • By: Kim Fielding
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

Julian Massey has always been sickly. When the young man's parents send him to the seaside town of Urchin Cove to recuperate, he finds himself stranded in a tiny cabin with only the quirky local inhabitants for company. Then a storm blows through, and he finds an unexpected discovery washed up on the beach: an unconscious man. After stealing a treasure, Kit Archer is taken prisoner by a ruthless pirate, Captain Booth. When a storm hits the pirate ship, Kit is able to escape, but not without serious injuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful fairy tale

  • By Riva on 07-10-16

sweet as the summer breeze on the sea

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

it's tender and gooey, with minor obstacles to the HEA. it made me wish for more stories of Urchin Cove, with drunken imps and loving salt of the earth people pulling together to build a strong community. a definite feel good romance in my personal favorites list.

  • Blame It on the Mistletoe

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Jason Frazier
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they're both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends. It's all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the “best kisser on campus”.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Jason read school textbooks,grades would go up!

  • By Ruth on 11-15-14

Sweet treat at any time of the year

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

What did you love best about Blame It on the Mistletoe?

It actually gave me warm fuzzies. It was like a sweet comfortable cup of chocolate. Its amazing to follow along Mick as he discovers that everything he thought he knew was really not how it looked.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fielding. He was just so unexpected , in a magical way.

Which character – as performed by Jason Frazier – was your favorite?

Jason was amazing as a narrator He has this unique way of conveying the emotion of each character with inflections of voice and pacing. You can see the smile in his voice and the frustration at the situation with every curse word.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Holiday Party, of course. I'm such a sucker for a happy ending.

  • The Whiskey Rebellion

  • By: William Hogeland
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

A gripping and provocative tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, The Whiskey Rebellion pits President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, armed settlers across the Appalachians. Unearthing a pungent segment of early American history long ignored by historians, William Hogeland brings to startling life the rebellion that decisively contributed to the establishment of federal authority.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narration

  • By Kismet on 08-12-06

Fascinating story of local Pennsylvania history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I can walk from my home to the Bluff where the Whiskey Rebels met. I love learning about American history, and hearing local family and place names as the story develops is special thrill. I am so in love with hearing Simon Vance narrate as he perfectly pronounces local (originally Native American ) words like the name of my town, Monongahela (it means "falling banks" , named by the Monongahela tribe,in reference to the local river) . The whole audio book is a joy to listen to, and I am amazed at the brilliant picture William Hogeland brings to life. You can really imagine the Southwest Pennsylvania frontier in all its wildness and rebellion. This will be a permanent fixture in my downloaded audio book library, as it can be enjoyed fully only by repeated listening.

  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Tristan Wright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Toby Kincaid loves being the junior librarian in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He spends his days surrounded by books and chatting with the library patrons. He especially adores the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, who is kind, witty, knowledgeable about everything, and hopelessly addicted to Christmas. Sean Miggles is also pretty cute - especially for an older guy who wears ties and suit pants every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Packed with emotion

  • By Belen on 12-24-16

A Christmas Miracle for Toby and Mr Miggles

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

This sweet, funny, intense holiday story is too good to keep for Christmas. Once again Eli Easton creates a warm, beautiful universe where good overcomes evil and the ending is always joyful. Merry Christmas Mr Miggles is a story that makes you really care about the characters and genuinely interested in the way that Toby and Mr. Miggles navigate all the obstacles placed in the way of the usual festive holiday plans. A special shout out to Tristan Wright who really brings the characters to life. It feels like I'm watching the action from the characters point of view.

  • How to Save a Life

  • Howl at the Moon
  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Matthew Shaw
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Rav Miller looked into the terrified, intelligent eyes of the chocolate Labrador on death row, and knew he’d do anything to save him. When the dog, Sammy, escapes and heads to Mad Creek, Rav follows. Mad Creek. The town had become legendary in Rav’s mind after he’d met that bizarre group last year. Rav dismissed his crazy suspicions back then, but when he arrives in Mad Creek, he knows it’s true. Dog shifters exist, and apparently they all live in the California mountains. It’s enough to blow a bad boy’s mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series! ❤

  • By Belen on 01-25-18

I loved it and stayed up late to finish listening

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I love this series. I've been waiting for this new audiobook , and it doesn't disappoint ! it has just the right mix of heartache and joy. I enjoyed the continuation of the past stories as Rav and Sammy found love. there's a wistful sweetness to the town, and I like to see that Lance and Tim, Roman and Matt, and Milo and Jason all develop in to complex characters that steal your heart. the promise of a growing pack bond to help heal all the hurts of the community is a pleasure to see. I can't wait for the next one! special shout out to Matthew Shaw, who is an outstanding narrator for these stories. he really brings them to life with his reading. Another five star performance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful