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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96,258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87,539
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87,063

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

If I could,I would give this book 10 stars. Loved hearing Michelle read her book. I was sorry when it was over. If I was ask to describe Michelle with only one word it would be empathy. I have always been a good judge of people. I have always known that this family is pure class, goodness. What a shame that this country wasted them! We will never have another first family like the Obama’s. Thanks Michelle for sharing your lives with us. Thanks for being you! What a fun book to listen to!

  • The Dream Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 10-05-18

Her best

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I rolled my eyes when I read what this book was about. But I’ve listened to all of Diane Chamerlain’s books. I loved them all so I had to try this one It was fabulous! Her best! I didn’t want it to end, but I couldn’t stop listening. I kept wondering what I would want to go back and change and what could go wrong. The ending will surprise you.

  • My Adventures with God

  • By: Stephen Tobolowsky
  • Narrated by: Stephen Tobolowsky
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

From legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky - who currently appears on The Goldbergs, HBO's Silicon Valley, and Norman Lear's new One Day at a Time, author of The Dangerous Animals Club and The Tobolowsky Files podcast - My Adventures with God is a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is "God".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest, irrefutable

  • By Russell J Duncan on 04-20-18

Who Knew

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I have to admit I didn’t know who Steve Tobolowsky was. And I don’t know what made me listen to his book, My Adventures With God. I am so glad I did ! This book is both funny and heartwarming and performed so well by the author. I totally enjoyed getting to know Steve Tobolowsky!

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,367

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I am hard to please. I probably send back more book than not. This one got my interest at the beginning and kept it. So many times I thought I had it figured out, but I didn’t. And the narrator was the best. I hope to find more stories like this and more from this narrator.

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,428

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Funny very funny

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

If you want to read a light hearted, but a bit morbid book this is it. Made me laugh for sure!

  • The Stolen Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580

In 1944, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess' new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book I have ever listened to!!!

  • By Sandi Johnson on 11-26-17

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I am very hard to please but this book really hit the mark. The story was very fantastic. The reader was awesome. I could not stop listening to this book. Not one slow moment in this book!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Burning Girl

  • By: Claire Messud
  • Narrated by: Morgan Hallett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147

A bracing, hypnotic, coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children. Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meesud is a brilliant wordsmith but her storyline is too weak to support the complexity of the narrative.

  • By Catherine Ruckert on 05-11-18

Dear Diary

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I tried to listen to this book all the way through because lately I have returned more books than I have finished. I still have 2 hours 41 min. to go, and I just can't do it. I is like reading the diary of a 13 year girl. So boring! I just can't find a book that grabs and holds my attention.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • A Novel
  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A Must listen.

  • By Keith G on 09-04-17

perverted and just plain stupid

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I thought this was going to be an interesting story, but I soon realized it was about a boy who grew up being fascinated by his and everyone else's penis and bodily fluid. Basically a disgusting read. The further into the book the more disgusting it got.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Grace

  • A Novel
  • By: Natashia Deón
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 910

For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what 15-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she leaves behind her beloved Momma and sister, Hazel, and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story of several women's journey

  • By Lillian Rodriguez on 11-19-16

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

This was captivating to listen to. I couldn't stop listening. The narrator was a wonderful story teller. This is one of my favorites.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,002

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

I've been looking for a new author and Carolyn Brown is it. Loved this sweet gossipy love story. Listened to all Diane Chamberlain and needed to find a similar author. I will get more of Carolyn Brown's book!