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  • Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance

  • Knitting in the City, Book 1.5
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace, Sebastian York
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn - former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat - is ready to propose marriage. In fact he's more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day - thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of prematrimony: engagement; meeting the parents; bachelor/bachelorette party; and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wedding to End All Weddings

  • By Angela S. on 04-11-17

Better than the first!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

Definitely enjoyed this one even more than the first! Chapter 22 had me gasping for air with laughter! And, I didn’t mind the addition of the male narrator :-)

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

  • By: Emily Croy Barker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,064

Emily Croy Barker’s riveting debut novel is a must-read for fans of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic follows grad student Nora Fischer as she stumbles through a portal into a magical world. Having been transformed from drab to beautiful, Nora finds herself surrounded by glamorous friends. Life seems perfect. But then things take a terrible turn, and Nora must learn magic from a reclusive ally if she is to have any hope of survival...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In most ways, this is just the kind of book I seek

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-16-19

This...was definitely an enjoyable listen.

Highly recommend it...it’s different from most books in the genre. Nothing predictable about the tale even with the predictable stubbornness of Nora...

  • The Vampire's Accidental Wife

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 8
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is addictive

  • By janet on 06-18-17

Quite good

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

Only challenges with this one are the “racial minority” characters.

For the author: 1) Why did the Insomnia bartender not get a specific country of origin instead of “Asian”? 2) Why didn’t Desdemona get a specific Caribbean isle of origin?

All other characters are assumed to be “white / Caucasian” American, and any others are specifically called out by specific country of origin.

Other than that, still waiting to get over the damsel in distress with demons she can’t slay to be saved by supernatural male trope that’s frequently played out in the stories.

Overall, enjoying the series as it offers a different perspective on mythological and fantasy creatures. Happily occupying the same town is a worthy perspective.

BJ makes for a decent audio narrator.

Happy listening and / or reading.

  • Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607

Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Listeners will learn that we are quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Science + Spirituality = Actionable Processes

  • By TradingHeroes dot Com on 08-09-18

Just listen

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

Reviewed: 06-28-19

Then put into practice what’s shared. This listen will change your personal life on all levels that you want it to.

  • You Do You

  • Proud to Be Fabulous
  • By: Tan France, Nikki Levy, Janine Brito, and others
  • Narrated by: Tan France, Nikki Levy, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296

Jump into Pride with Tan France (Queer Eye), Nikki Levy, and seven fabulous storytellers as they share true tales of exploring, embracing, and celebrating queer identity. You Do You, produced especially for Pride Month, brings Audible Members a collection of uplifting, raw, and hilarious stories from queer actors, comedians, and personalities. Co-hosted by French-tuck aficionado and super-stylist Tan France, and storytelling maven Nikki Levy, You Do You is a fierce, unfiltered celebration of LGBTQIA+ realness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uplifting yet hilarious

  • By CB on 06-16-19

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

Give this a listen! You’ll laugh and be educated beyond what you knew 5 mins ago.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

  • Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
  • By: W. Kamau Bell
  • Narrated by: W. Kamau Bell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in The New York Times, which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe from The New Yorker fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • White Woman Raising a Black Son

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-20-17

Unexpected...

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

...definitely was not sure what to expect when I decided to get W. Kamau Bell’s book. I definitely picked it up because it has “awkward “ in the title and most anything with that word, gets my interest. Also, I really enjoyed his show, United Shades of America. When he discusses the experience of the show, as unpleasant as it was for him, he makes such an excellent case for why representation matters in ALL spaces. And the fact that he experienced gas lighting without ever calling it that...made his journey highly relatable. Yes, this is worth a listen, especially, from with Bell’s own nuclear and in-law familial experiences, he discusses moving the conversation on race forward to where it needs to be taking place the most urgently: within white communities. As he puts the new idea forward, “white pride,” (not supremacy, just white people recognising that they’re white and that white supremacists are bringing white people down collectively, aka, have some pride in who you are) is what many white liberals and white dems require mustering to help change things for the better for all.

  • Wundersmith

  • The Calling of Morrigan Crow
  • By: Jessica Townsend
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 351

The captivating and heart-pounding sequel to the New York Times best-selling and number-one Kids' Indie Next Pick Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, as heroine Morrigan battles a new evil. Morrigan Crow and her best friend Hawthorne Swift are now proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, but life is far from perfect. Does Morrigan have what it takes to prove that she belongs in the Society? Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was an instant New York Times best seller and an IndieBound best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO SO GOOD!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-19

Ms Townsend and Ms Whelan!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

The dynamic pairing of Jessica Townsend’s written craft with Gemma Whelan’s story narration gift is perfect! 2 for 2! A must read!

  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

  • By: Jessica Townsend
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her 11th birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There's no excuse for how much I enjoyed this book

  • By Susan Tunis on 08-07-18

Well done, Gemma Whelan!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

Jessica Townsend wrote a wonderful story, however, Gemma Whelan is the type of narrator every author deserves to have being their tale to life! Gemma changes the tone, tenor, and pitch of her voice to such convincing effect that those vocal adjustments and the personality she puts into every dialogue makes every character truly unique and thoroughly enjoyable. Favourite character? Fin(estra) the cat!

Go ahead, get the audio and get the hard copy! Encourage kids and adults to read it and enjoy!

  • The Warrior Queen

  • The Hundredth Queen Series, Book 4
  • By: Emily R. King
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Scott Merriman, Scott Lange
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah. But for Kalinda, this came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life. Deven is still trapped in the Void, though he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so far—mortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesn’t visit one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story

  • By Kelly Howell on 09-11-18

Now that it’s done...

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

Reviewed: 05-29-19

Overall, I would have preferred if there had only been one narrator throughout the entire series. It was off-putting to go from 1 (books 1&2) then to 2 (book 3) then 3 (book 4) different voices giving voice to the same characters.

Add to that, the story might have sounded less melodramatic in parts. The narrators reading for Kalinda and Devin in books 3 and 4...grating to my mind. Completely different narrator would’ve been preferred.

The entire series is ok. Not great. The premise of the first book was compelling...likely one is better of reading a physical book than doing the audio version...

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,327

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

Magical story. The narrator does an excellent service. Highly recommend this book to others. Listen / read and be caught up.