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  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Chick Lit

  • By A on 02-04-08

Main character is annoying at times

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I went with this book after listening to “my not so perfect life”. I really enjoyed that book and thought I would try another book by the same author. The main character was a bit annoying at times, she seemed really immature. Also I really did not like the the performance of the female characters. I actually like her performance of the male characters but her female characters are to squeaky. She also did the performance of “the host”, which I did not like for the same reasons. Did not realize at the time, I feel the performance is part of the reason the character seems so annoying.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,551
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,510

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Seeds of wisdom

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Funny stories with many seeds of wisdom sprinkled throughout. Solid all the way through. Ends strong with great advise

  • Nine Women, One Dress

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane L. Rosen
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend, who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for 17 years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands - a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life - and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect fit for fans of "Love, Actually." It's a delight!

  • By Katherine on 08-13-16

Predictable but very Sweet and well written.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I loved this audiobook and had a hard time stopping it to go to work. Wanted to just listen all the way through. I became invested in the character and cared about what happen to them. The Full cast performance helped me get lost in every aspect of the story.
What can I say I am a sucker for this type of book.
Spoiler:

The happily ever after kind

  • Love Life

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Open, Honest, Sentimental... not quite as Intimate

  • By Kelly on 01-07-16

Its official, Rob Lowe is a great story teller!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Love Life to be better than the print version?

I would say the audio version would be better than the print because you hear all the stories in his voice. There is one story in particular, that you just have to hear. He also does wonderful voices.

Any additional comments?

I loved his first book and thought, what a great story teller. I recommended it to my son and husband, who loved it as well. Originally, I decided to listen to the first book because we are about the same age and I have seen his career path. I thought it would be interesting, no expectations. With the second book, I HAD expectations because I enjoyed the first one so much. It delivered! I wasn't sure in the first chapter but I got what I expected a wonderful behind the scenes stories that are told in a warm, self-effacing way. I hope he keeps writing!

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  • The Pixar Touch

  • The Making of a Company
  • By: David A. Price
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864

The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating genius John Lasseter, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very thorough

  • By Bruce on 02-03-10

Interesting but a bit to technical at times

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

Reviewed: 03-26-14

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the history surronding the start of Pixar. There were many times when they would go into technical detail regarding the new advancements in hardware software. If you like that sort of thing you will love this book. Outside of being lost at times during the explanation of computer advancements. I thougt it was a solid history of the company.

  • Rodin

  • A Biography
  • By: Frederic V. Grunfeld
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

Augustus Rodin was not only the greatest sculptor but also one of the most remarkable personalities of modern times. Frederic V. Grunfeld's exhaustive biography, the first in over fifty years, documents a lifetime of both artistic and personal struggle against poverty, against the conservative Salon, and against an art establishment that for years denied him recognition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much humor to be a textbook!

  • By Chrissie on 01-15-15

To much like a text book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-14

Any additional comments?

I really like Simon Vance but this book was just to much like a text book with footnotes in the middle of a sentence. Simon french is beautiful but there is so much french that I was having trouble following it. Didn't get far before I just gave up. If you like stories about artist and you like sculptors I suggest the Agony & Ecstasy (about michaelangelo). Its a great listen/

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  • Jim Henson

  • The Biography
  • By: Brian Jay Jones
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

For the first time ever - a comprehensive biography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatically complete

  • By T on 10-01-13

Interesting story about an interesting man

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

Reviewed: 01-19-14

Any additional comments?

Overall I really liked this book. i also enjoyed the narration. I did think that there was a little excess family history that slowed the story down a bit in the beginning but once it got rolling it was fascinating. I grew up around the muppets Sesame Street and didn't really know much if his story, he was definitely not the one dimensional man I thought. I would recommend to anyone who is a Henson fan, but also to those who study success.

  • The Cricket on the Hearth

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,401
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,739
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,778

The holidays are upon us, and this year Audible is very happy to present to our members one of Charles Dickens’ most popular Christmas stories, The Cricket on the Hearth. This holiday classic (original subtitle: “A Fairy Tale of Home”) tells the innocent, picturesque, and charming story of a poor family and their would-be guardian angel; in short, a delightful vision of Victorian Christmas. As always, a great story calls for a great voice, so we’ve brought in legendary actor and record-breaking Audie and Grammy award-winning narrator Jim Dale (The Night Circus). Happy holidays and happy listening!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best stories about Men and Women ...

  • By Benedict on 12-26-13

Great story...wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 01-19-14

Any additional comments?

Thank you audible for this wonderful gift. Have never read this story before and would not have been one that I would have chosen for myself. Jim Dale is wonderful in his narration of this very heartfelt wonderful story.

  • A Christmas Carol (Listening Library Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 701

This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Christmas Carol (Unabridged)

  • By Ray on 02-16-04

It's jim dale...need I say more!

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

Reviewed: 01-19-14

What did you love best about A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]?

A Christmas carol is one of my all time favorite stories add to that Jim dales narration and I absolutely loved it.

What about Jim Dale’s performance did you like?

I just love Jim Dale. His narrations are always so entertaining

  • Allegiant

  • Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,562

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down!

  • By Judy on 11-05-13

What Happened?

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

Could you see Allegiant being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It's funny because after I finished Aliegent. I was thinking they probably should have waited until the first movie came before releasing the book. I was super excited about the movie and now after the last book, I my enthusiasm has definately diminished.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the first two books and suggested them to friends but this last book just should have been so much better. I listened to the first books and could not stop listening. This one I kept starting and stopping and starting because it just didn't keep me engaged. I also felt like the pacing was bad sometimes it seemed to be slow and other times things felt rushed. The end was just ............. there. You have this emotional climax (which was rushed but I must admit mad me cry) and then several chapters of clean up and then just ....nothing. All I can say is I was very disappointed.

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