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  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,865
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,734
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,592

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This was an excellent book and gave you a better understanding into what happens in Washington as well as the complexities of running a campaign. Amusing and insightful. It gave me a greater appreciation of Senator Franken.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,118

This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal and long-dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the Earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ORIGINAL AND MOVING, EXCELLENT!

  • By Fantasy on 12-01-15

Excellent!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

This was an excellent start to the trilogy. As always Jemisin is brilliant when it comes to developing her world and the characters that reside in it. Can't wait for the next book. The narrator was excellent as well. Would have liked to savor this book but listened straight through

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,776

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale for Booksellers

  • By B. Leon on 04-15-14

Excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

The book kept me hooked until the very end and I loved how the author slowly opened up each character. I became invested in A.J. and his developing relationship with Mia, Amy and the rest of the town. Narration was fantastic.

  • Hunted: An Erotic Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

  • An Adult Fairy Tale Novel
  • By: Cerys du Lys
  • Narrated by: Yael Maritz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

Hidden in the woods sits a mansion. Rumors say it's commanded by a beast-cursed man who crossed a witch nearly a century ago. Danya has no time for rumors and fantasies, though. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, now trapped by her father's constant debt, she struggles just to care for her family. She's shamed herself, sold her body, all to make some coin and ward the debtors away for a little while longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-15

Retelling with no substance

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

I realize that many erotic novels do not have great story lines or character builds but based on past reviews from this author I thought I would try this book. Unfortunately I was very disappointed and thought I was listening to a bad porn movie! I'm not sure if the narrator also helped with this view or it was just the writing. I could not empathize or get into the characters at all and it was one sex scene after another. I was unable to finish and not sure this is worth a credit. Not even sure it rates a star.

  • The Outlaw Demon Wails

  • By: Kim Harrison
  • Narrated by: Gigi Bermingham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,149
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300

To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her. As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration Take 2

  • By Carol on 02-27-08

Should have stuck with past narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-31-15

Was disappointed in the change in narrator, it really effected the enjoyment in the book. Would suggest to read this one rather than listen, if you plan to continue on with the series.

  • House of the Rising Sun

  • Crescent City, Book 1
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Every vampire has heard rumor of the mythical place where their kind can daywalk. But what no vampire knows is that this City of Eternal Night actually exists. And its name is New Orleans. For centuries, the fae have protected the city from vampire infestation. But when the bloodsuckers return, the fragile peace in New Orleans begins to crumble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was on the fence

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-03-15

Good start to series

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Can't wait to listen to the next book. Was glad to see the characters develop and through out the storyline especially Harlow. The narrator was great!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Succubus Blues

  • Georgina Kincaid, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,961

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book made me fall in love with the series!

  • By Lisa on 10-26-13

One of the best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Series!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-14

I've listened to and read McGuire, Harrison, Andrews, Armstrong, Briggs, Butcher, Chance, Estep, Frost, Hamilton, Harkness, Harris, Hearne, Hunter, Jones, Neill and Ward, ... All good urban paranormal series but I keep coming back to Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid Succubus Series. The author was able to draw you into caring for the characters and storyline. You couldn't wait for the next book to arrive and the narrator was excellent. I have listened to this series four times and have recommended to others. Like Jim Butcher's Dresden's files and Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, you really care about the main character and will come back again and again to re-read or hear the story. This is a keeper!

  • Truth

  • Consequences, Book 2
  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

Truth continues the tumultuous saga of Consequences, introduces new players, and uncovers more intrigue. Aleatha Romig skillfully weaves past transgressions through current deception to create a fervent world of obsessed desire. In this reality can an all-consuming relationship survive? When buried sins are discovered they threaten not only Tony and Claire's future - but their very lives! Will the truth be revealed in time?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Downward spiral of an idiot

  • By Bex on 07-11-14

Not worth your money or credits!

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

Reviewed: 12-24-13

This a review for all three books.

Not sure what the author was trying to achieve. Agatha Christie meets Fiifty Shades!

Bought all three books and kept hoping to like the story and the characters. Granted, it was a difficult subject to write about (kidnapping, rape, abuse) but I felt the author did a disservice in bringing in implausible plots in order to pull things together to create a "happily ever after" tidy package at the end.

The characters were one dimensional, inflexible, oblivious and with no redeeming qualities. All the time I was listening to this, I was thinking "Really? Really? The authors writing style was hard to listen to - over the top and the characters were always so extreme on the emotional scale. If this was a movie it would be over acted.

I think the narrator did the best she could with the material she had. Would not recommend. Waste of credits and money!

8 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Shifting Positions

  • By: Jennifer Dellerman
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Tess Gentry fled her home 10 years ago to find a normal life, in a place where male wolf shifters didn't exist. As the daughter of one, the odds of having compatible DNA to carry cubs were high, and becoming a broodmare to increase the furry population was, for her, an intolerable position. Now she's come back home to take care of her mother and, as fate laughs, she finds herself face to face with her destiny. From the first tantalizing touch of hunky Sheriff Caleb Bennett, her defenses crumble and her own wolf howls in ecstasy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful! Awful, awful

  • By Kaye on 08-28-12

Awful! Awful, awful

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

Reviewed: 08-28-12

Dismal story line, wimpy heroine, appalling dialog, awful narrator. Not worth it even if it was free.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful