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  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

REALLY enjoyed this one! Julia Whelen, as expected, delivered an amazing performance! A very unique story line and plot!

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest; waters his fern, Frederica; and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet, predictable novel of widower's quest

  • By Mark on 01-05-18

Cute

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I enjoyed this audiobook mostly. Mr. Pepper is quirky and full of love. He goes on quite an adventure.

  • Milkman

  • By: Anna Burns
  • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes "interesting" - the last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed, and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is a story of inaction with enormous consequences. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration made it even better

  • By Alan on 01-20-19

WHAT?

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I couldnt finish... I can’t even write a decent review because I have NO idea what in heck the first 3 hours were even about. Returning.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Castle of Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Dane Huckelbridge
  • Narrated by: Max Winter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. For Barry Bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning - turning away from his dreary existence in Manhattan finance to seek creative inspiration. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By Cindy Smith on 03-12-18

Lovely (spoiler)

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

This was a great story! The narration was fantastic! I give an overall 4 stars. I think I would have given a 5 star rating if there were about 2 hrs (2-3 chapters) more. I felt the ending was rushed and wasn’t complete. I wanted to know more about Mona, about the rescue, and how life was after being rescued. I would have also liked to know more details about Barry’s return to the island to gather the remains of Sofie and the twin. Overall a wonderful story!

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By: Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites - translator, Dita Kraus - prologue
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so, Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By Anne Swan on 05-31-18

Spectacular Research

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Wonderful literature, and fantastic research. Even after reading/listening to many WW2, Holocaust stories, they continue to break my heart. So many brave, beautiful souls lost to such evil, yet so many went on with their lives even after enduring it.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,929

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 🌬🌥☁️🌦Fun, Fluffy, and Forgettable🍭🍬🍭

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-03-19

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

The Narration was great, but the story is just too bizarre for my liking. Started out pretty good, but fizzled out about 3/4 through.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Merciless

  • By: Willow Winters
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her. Women like her are made to destroy men like me. I couldn’t resist her though. Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept. But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great New Series but.....

  • By Kellee on 09-13-18

Could have been a 5

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Although I love Jacob Morgan’s narration, Savannah Peachwood’s voice drives me insane! Ughhhh! So whiny!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald

  • By: Natasha Lester
  • Narrated by: Kelly Burke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

It's 1922 in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines - and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so for Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on her family: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiled by the narrator

  • By Janet H. Maddox on 06-04-16

Great writing but...

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Great writing, but I wasn’t impressed with the storyline. It lacked an interesting plot. Not my favorite Lester novel.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,140

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Nothing about a storm here! ALL POLITICS

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Don’t be fooled by the title or summary of this book! Lewis talks about the storms in Missouri for 2 minutes and the rest is about the feuding between ACCUweather and NOAA and who gives better weather forecasts. Boring, biased, liberal based and completely misleading. I’m glad it was FREE!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Coming Home

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

Set against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this captivating story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home.... In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best enjoyed as an audio book

  • By amazonbuyer on 06-08-18

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

This is the longest Audiobook I’ve ever listened to, and it was the BEST 30 hrs of listening.