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  • What the River Knows

  • By: Katherine Pritchett
  • Narrated by: Kayla Ricker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

When a hometown girl is brutally murdered, detective Scott Aylward vows to bring a killer to justice. His focus on the case further damages his failing marriage and reinforces the knowledge that he always fails those who matter most - his parents, his boss, his wife, but most of all the victims who expect him to bring them justice. His search for the killer takes him back to his roots and crosses his path with the missing piece of the puzzle. When the truth is finally revealed, he finds himself unarmed and face-to-face with the killer. This time, failing might cost him his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Stephen B King on 06-07-18

An awesome murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Listening to the audio book had me fascinated with the story and wondering where it was going to take me. I never quite knew in advance who the killer was going to be and liked the conclusion. There were a few places I thought the story dragged a bit with too much detail among the detectives, but over all, a well written book. Not so great was the narrator - she did okay, but at times it seemed like there was an echo to the recording which I found distracting, but not enough to not enjoy the tale.

  • The Sisterhood of the Coin

  • By: Z. Minor
  • Narrated by: Nina Nato
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Nicola Highbridge travels to London to honor a childhood pledge and foil a plot that threatens both the British Museum and her sister who works there. But wherever she goes, she crosses paths with a disturbing workman who both distracts and attracts her. Clay Barber, Earl of Woodhaven, is a government agent in disguise. In London to ferret out a terrorist group and put an end to the cutthroats' escalating plans, he finds himself fascinated by Nicola's herbal healing skills and drawn into the parallel criminal world threatening her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast moving historical mystery romance

  • By S.P.C. on 10-09-18

Fast moving historical mystery romance

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This was a excellent and fast moving tale that reminds one of Charles Dickens many stories with lots of colorful characters and vivid details of 1820's London. The book revolves around a young lady who in the process of helping one of her foster sisters comes into contact with a young boy named Eel (who knows the streets well) and a man of mystery whom she finds herself falling for, despite herself. There are robberies and secret societies that connect everything and everyone in the story to our heroine. The narrator was talented and kept me listening, not wanting to pause the story at any time. Great book from a first time author. Can't wait to see what Z. Minor is working on next.

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • A Novel
  • By: André Aciman
  • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,598

Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Nico L. on 10-07-17

A book that touches the soul

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I actually listened to the audio book first, waiting to see the movie. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It really was little more than the thoughts of a young boy when he falls for an older man, yet it tugged at the heart as you his felt his yearning and confusion. Armie Hammer did a great job narrating the book (which actually has him playing the opposite character of the one he portrayed in the film). Upon seeing the movie I was touched at how beautifully it followed the book, although they did leave out the character of the sick neighbor girl (but I realized she wasn't essential to the main theme) and the party at the book store (which I felt was awesome) was deleted from the film. I'm not sure which I enjoyed better - the book or the film - but it really doesn't matter because they were both beautifully done.

  • Hollywood Enigma

  • Dana Andrews, Hollywood Legends
  • By: Carl Rollyson
  • Narrated by: John Stamper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Dana Andrews (1909-1992) worked with distinguished directors such as John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He played romantic leads alongside the great beauties of the modern screen, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara, and most important of all, Gene Tierney, with whom he did five films.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved it!

  • By John Wurst on 11-23-17

A New look at an Old Star

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I had seen many of Dana Andrews films and always thought him a capable actor, but only a few films really stood out for me of his, so I was totally surprised to become interested in his personal story as a preacher's son and family man. He truly was a complex fellow and it was nice to learn he'd beat alcoholism in his later years. Although his story didn't have a happy ending with him living happily ever after, it did make him more human.

  • Growing Up Fisher

  • Musings, Memories, and Misadventures
  • By: Joely Fisher
  • Narrated by: Joely Fisher
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites listeners backstage into the intimate world of her career and family with this hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it would be but I loved it.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 01-15-18

Another side of the coin

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Having listened to all of Debbie Reynold's audio books and then Carrie Fishers and Eddie Fishers, it was fun to get a completely different point of view on much of what had been written by others. Joely does a great job of telling her story and also letting the reader know what became of her own mother, Connie Fisher (heartbreaking to learn she'd also had a stroke around the same time as Debbie Reynolds). This is a story of a famous, but very flawed family, that allows the reader to know it isn't always greener on the other side and that celebrities are just like the rest of us - damaged, loved, forgiven their flaws.

  • My Days

  • Happy and Otherwise
  • By: Marion Ross, David Laurell - contributor, Ron Howard - foreword
  • Narrated by: Marion Ross, David Laurell, Jim Meskimen, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

For eleven seasons, Marion Ross was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom. In this warm and candid memoir, filled with loving recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team - from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham "wild child" Erin Moran - Ross shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience, sacrifices, and determination it took to make them come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy I read it!

  • By KCR's mommy on 03-31-18

Truly Happy Days

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I learned so much more about Marion Ross by listening to her tell her own story. This is one that is at the top of my list. It wasn't boring to hear about her life growing up poor or how she broke into films and TV (I was shocked to learn she had bit parts in so many classics I'd seen). I grew up watching her as the perfect mom on "Happy Days" and found it refreshing to know she wasn't far from that character, despite what she says. She comes across as a warm, caring person and I think that is why so many people love her. It was also inspiring and fun to hear her former castmates tell their views of her and the show towards the end. Made for an All-Star book to enjoy over and over again. One of the best.

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  • They Made a Monkee Out of Me

  • The Only Authorized Story
  • By: Davy Jones
  • Narrated by: Davy Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Davy Jones was a young aspiring actor when he was cast in a new television series called The Monkees. In this upbeat, entertaining autobiography, he recounts his career from its beginnings through the 1980s Monkees reunion and revival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the depths of his heart

  • By Judith McKenzie on 05-07-12

Something to Monkey around with

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Davy Jones does a wonderful job of telling his story and how he came to be one of the Monkeys, but he doesn't give us much about his castmates or the rest of his life. This is a fast moving book and leaves out a lot of details, yet is enjoyable because he is obviously a man who has enjoyed all the ups and downs of his life.

  • Almost Interesting

  • The Memoir
  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

David Spade is best known for his harsh "Hollywood Minute" sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Tommy Boy and Joe Dirt, and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the "comic brat extraordinaire" delivers a memoir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Infullbloom on 10-29-15

More than Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

David Spade does a wonderful job of narrating his own story, but I was still a little disappointed when he gave so much detail to things like having sex for the first time and how he was never sure how long he'd last on Saturday Night Live, but gives us nothing on his hit TV shows, especially "Just Shoot Me" and the cast. Also doesn't go into any detail over his movies either. I would have preferred the full story, but still enjoyed what info he was willing to give. He is a very funny guy.

  • Full Service

  • My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
  • By: Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 218

Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town's stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My ears!

  • By Kimberly Brooks on 10-26-12

Truth or fiction?

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This was a fun book to listen to, but after so much name dropping of famous, but dead movie stars who supposedly had sex with men, I began to think a lot of it might be fiction since none of the movie stars could defend themselves. I find it hard to believe Walter Pidgeon or Spencer Tracy were really gay. And the time line is wrong on several stories - I've read countless times that Cary Grant & Randolph Scott did, indeed live together - but it was in the mid 30's - well before Scotty was old enough to be doing what he claimed - he placed them living together a decade later, but it is well documented Cary was married to the rich Miss Hutton at that time. Maybe the author exaggerated some to catch attention to himself. It works as a time capsule of showing how deviant Hollywood once was.

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  • Photo Shoot

  • By: Rae Cuda
  • Narrated by: D. Gaunt
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Freelance photographer Lindsey Grayson had planned a quiet morning snapping photos in the forest. When she becomes the only witness to a vicious double murder, she's glad that she has her camera ready. Lindsey quickly and quietly documents the event and then alerts the authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Photo Shoot

  • By Peggy on 08-11-15

Wonderful, fast moving story from a gifted author

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

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

It was a great listen with a fresh, realistic main character to root for.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved that the main character is an older woman who doesn't let age get in her way when it comes to bringing in a killer.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the beginning when she accidently witnesses a shooting while taking pictures - great lead in to the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it is and I did!

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the sequel to come out as an audio book - I've read it and loved it, but something about having the story read aloud gives it a new life.