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  • Forever and Five Days

  • The Chilling True Story of Love, Betrayal, and Serial Murder in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • By: Lowell Cauffiel
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

For months, Cathy Wood has fed the Alpine Manor residents, bathed them, and even moistened their eyes with artificial tears. To her, without their memories, the residents live in a state worse than death - and she has decided to relieve them of their pain. Wood and her lover, Gwen Graham, make a pact to kill those whom they were hired to care for. No one notices when an elderly person dies a quiet death, but as these two slip deeper into their plan, the terrible secret becomes unbearable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book,Great Narration

  • By night owl on 01-11-17

Dont waste your time and money

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No! Slow and repetitive story, boring narrator, never really goes anywhere.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

haven't gotten there yet and not sure I will...repetitive trial details have bogged me down.

What didn’t you like about Pete Cross’s performance?

boring, unexciting narrative

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,272
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,293

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

OUTSTANDING in every way!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Where does Gone with the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3

What did you like best about this story?

Enthralling romance PLUS fascinating history lesson

If you could take any character from Gone with the Wind out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Scarlett of course...

Any additional comments?

Linda Stephen's narration is superlative! She has the dialects down, great singing voice, she simply does it all effortlessly.

  • My Life So Far

  • By: Jane Fonda
  • Narrated by: Jane Fonda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

She is one of the most recognizable women of our time. America knows Jane Fonda as an actress and an activist, a feminist and a wife, a workout guru and a role model. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, Fonda reveals that she is so much more. From her youth among Hollywood's elite and her early film career to the challenges and triumphs of her life today, Jane Fonda reveals intimate details and universal truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!!

  • By Ludimila on 06-29-13

Awesome life, awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

I always liked Jane Fonda, but this book gave me newfound respect for her. A must read for Fonda fans!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Family Business

  • By: Ken Englade
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

For more than 60 years, Southern Californians entrusted the bodies of their loved ones to the Sconce family's Lamb Funeral Home. But the heirs to the fourth-generation funeral empire betrayed that trust with a series of gruesome crimes against the dead. Featured on ABC-TV's Nightline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poppin' Chops . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 03-01-18

Did not care for narrator!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

Interesting story but got too bogged down in courtroom legalese and lost my interest toward the end. The Scones got off way too easily, esp. David! What an evil bastard!

  • Dead Wake

  • The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,837

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another fascinating non-fiction story from Larson

  • By Calliope on 03-03-18

Outstanding Book - a must listen!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The senselessness of this event coupled with the author's ability to bring each of Lusitania's characters to life made me want to cry.

Any additional comments?

I couldn't stop listening, kept me on the edge of my seat. You shouldn't miss this one!

  • The Beautiful Fall

  • Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
  • By: Alicia Drake
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion’s most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention - and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A "must hear" for fashion history enthusiasts

  • By Bamabooma on 02-12-15

A "must hear" for fashion history enthusiasts

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Would you listen to The Beautiful Fall again? Why?

Yes! Such interesting subject matter.

Any additional comments?

Very interesting how the author entertwined the lives of the two famous designers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be a Movie Star

  • Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood
  • By: William J. Mann
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Acclaimed biographer William Mann follows Elizabeth Taylor publicly as she makes her ascent at MGM, falls into (and out of) marriages, wins Oscars, fights studio feuds, and combats America's conservative values with her decidedly modern love affairs. But he also shines a light on Elizabeth's rich private life, revealing a love for her craft and a loyalty to the underdog that fueled her lifelong battle against the studio system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Specialized Biography

  • By Troy on 06-18-14

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Movie Star the most enjoyable?

I loved learning the real behind-the-scenes details of Liz Taylor's awesome life.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think it was her triumphant return to stardom when she appeared on Broadway in "The Little Foxes."

Any additional comments?

This is a no-brainer for any Liz Taylor fan!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful