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  • The Neon Lawyer

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,556

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HERE'S THE DEAL

  • By John on 02-02-15

I really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I appreciate that it is short. I loved the story line. It was engaging and entertaining. The performance was great. I will look for more books by this author.

  • How to Lose a Marathon

  • A Starter's Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters
  • By: Joel A. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Techosky
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 655

In How to Lose a Marathon, Joel Cohen takes listeners on a step-by-step journey from being a couch potato to being a couch potato who can finish a marathon. Through a hilarious combination of running tips and narrative, Cohen breaks down the misery that is forcing yourself to run. From chafing to the best times to run, explaining the phenomenon known as the "Oprah Line", and exposing the torture that is a premarathon expo, Cohen acts as your satirical guide to every aspect of the runner's experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something for everyone

  • By Matt Cobb on 04-12-17

26.2% content, 73.8% humor

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

If you are thinking about training for a marathon and need a book to get you started this isn't it. If you have been training and have a love/hate relationship with running and want to commiserate with really funny fellow runner--this is your book! Joel has a dry sense of humor but I laughed out loud several times. He does provide good tips, but they are spaced out through the conversation in the book. I really enjoyed the book but it isn't really about how to train for a marathon.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • At Home with Madame Chic

  • Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life
  • By: Jennifer L. Scott
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

When Jennifer arrived at Madame Chic's Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Madame Chic took her under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds like a robot.

  • By Jo on 08-25-15

Interesting and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I enjoy listening to this book. It inspires me to pay attention to how I present myself and make myself just "a little nicer". I love all of Jennifer Scott's books!

  • Three Wishes

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,844
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,322

In this wise, witty, hilarious new novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their 33rd year, as they struggle to survive their divorced parents' dating each other, their technologically savvy grandmother, a cheating husband, champagne hangovers, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a threesome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Caroline Lee or Tamara Lovatt-Smith

  • By carolyn on 09-07-14

Very good

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

This book was consistent style/interest with other Liane Moriarty books. I was interested the entire time and I love her humor. I gave the performance only 4 stars because I had a difficult time distinguishing the character voices (maybe because they were sisters?). Otherwise I throughly enjoyed the story and the performance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

  • The Housewife Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Josie Brown
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 999

Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one - and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Quips and Sarcastic Humor

  • By Judy C on 09-28-14

Fun, easy listen

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Housewife Assassin's Handbook to be better than the print version?

I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and lighthearted. Some of the details aren't correct, but if you are willing to play along and just enjoy the story it is a great listen. I will probably listen to the next book in the series. Very funny!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Irish Country Christmas

  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743

Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful christmas listen

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

Very detailed

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This wasn't my type of story. It moved too slow and had too many details that didn't add to the story. There wasn't much of a climax...I kept waiting for it to "get good". The writing was fine and the performance was good. All that being said it was worth finishing.

  • 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 7,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,869

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

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-18-15

It took me a while to get into this book so audio was the way to go. Plenty of happy and sad moments. A few good twists that didn't make me angry. I will be telling my sister to give this one a listen.