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  • I Hate Everyone But You

  • A Novel
  • By: Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
  • Narrated by: Allison Raskin, Gaby Dunn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 466

A series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out, and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to This Book Y'all

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

Best friend sweetness

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I was nervous that because it is told as a series of texts that the audio version wouldn't translate as well, but looking at reviews I gave it a shot and I'm glad I did. I think hearing it gave a lot of feeling and nuance I wonder if I would have missed or interpreted differently without their inflection. There was so so much I loved about this book, the way many kinds of love/relationships were shown, the descriptions of each girl exploring what they want and need from the people in their lives as they grow up, the deep beautiful friendship that they both value, the fact they both make such terrible mistakes that of course an 18 year old would make, and yet it is so throughly sweet and funny through the whole thing. Both narrators have their own voice, so I never had to wonder even for a moment who was talking.

36 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Surpassing Certainty

  • What My Twenties Taught Me
  • By: Janet Mock
  • Narrated by: Janet Mock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 315

Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world - without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her 20th birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful and hard story continues

  • By JL on 11-22-17

Universal Narrative

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

While there are many differences between me and her, so much felt familiar. Many people in their 20's struggle their way through trying to make their way into a life that reflects them. I'm in my mid 20's now and I really appreciated hearing how she got through hers. She talks about things that are so difficult and messy, both on a societal and personal level but brings so much warmth and honesty to it. I read her first book in its physical form but decided to listen to this one. She has a lovely voice that is nice to listen to and hearing someone tell their own story anyways adds so much to it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  • By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,134

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship - the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best novels I've listened to in years.

  • By Rain on 10-27-13

A well told and well read story

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Such a beautiful coming of age story told so well and lovingly by Lin-Manuel Miranda. You can hear him enjoying himself. I don't want to give away too much but it is worth it. Every main character develops and grows through the book. everything feels very real. I spent some of my childhood in El Paso and the descriptions are so spot on.

  • Etiquette & Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897

Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jessica on 03-20-13

A fun novel

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

The narrator had a really perfect voice for the story and used great modulation for different characters and scenes

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,077

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Mindy, you'll enjoy this listen.

  • By Lisa on 01-04-12

A really fun listen, I highly recommend it.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

A really fun listen, I highly recommend it. I've made several friends listen to it and they loved it too. I haven't seen much of the office, but I thought this book was great.