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  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,929
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,907

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

In depression re: the end of this series

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

Reviewed: 04-13-19

HUGE FAN of this book!!!
While all good things must come to an end. In this case, an extremely well written series. Now I’m just sad. Please Drew Please keep the story going!!!!!!

  • Sakina's Restaurant

  • By: Aasif Mandvi
  • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3,545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3,234

Sakina's Restaurant breathes new life into an age old story: the emotive tale of an immigrant coming to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Actor, comedian, and writer Aasif Mandvi originally performed his Obie Award-winning solo show off-Broadway 20 years ago. This past October, the iconic play was reimagined and produced by Audible for a limited run at Minetta Lane Theatre in the West Village of Manhattan. Recorded for an Audible-exclusive audience, listeners can forgo the price of admission and embark on the cross-cultural journey with Mandvi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining and Insightful

  • By Elaine on 03-03-19

hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I wanted to like this but it was really hard to follow. Characters were all voiced to be different but sounded the same.

  • Broken

  • By: S.J. West
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

At the tender age of seven, Jess Riley's parents were ripped out of her life by the Tear, a ripple of white light in the sky which randomly transports people from Earth to alternate realities and distant planets once a year. On the night the Tear first appeared, the Watchers, a mysterious group of men possessing supernatural powers, made their presence known to the leaders of the world, earning their complete trust to deal with the turmoil the Tear caused.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book on its own

  • By Tiffany on 01-17-17

Meh.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Main character was cliched immature and insecure. Her 'love interest' was also banal. Not a series I will be continuing.

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,360

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Super fun

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Super fun. Witty and funny dialogue between characters. A great ‘light escape’ book for every day.

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable

  • By: Lacey Baldwin Smith
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 949

Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist, or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable history

  • By Dennis K. on 11-23-17

Fantastic! Lives up to its title!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Loved this book. It’s one (of very few) that I’ve listened to more than once. My only wish is for a ‘crib notes’ but that’s what the print copy is for I suppose. :)

Standing ovation to the author & narrator. Well done!!!

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,048

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Laugh out loud funny!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

This book is so full of snark! LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!! Well written and well performed! What fun!

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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 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

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

This was vapid & awful

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

Reviewed: 04-21-18

I want my time back. How is this an Audible book? It’s basically the e-mail and text interaction between two self-absorbed and entitled college freshmen (basic ‘b$&@?#*’). You’re better off just going to a college campus and eavesdropping. Just. Not. Good.

  • The Almost Sisters

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy - an unexpected but not unhappy development in the 38-year-old's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book in a long time!!

  • By avid reader on 07-27-17

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This book was fantastic. Thought provoking. Interesting. Great story. Awesomely narrated. This is the epitome of what an Audible book should be.

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,248

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

This book should be made into a movie

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

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

Great story!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bette Davis Club?

Definitely the traffic attack.

What about Sue Pitkin and Tessa Marts ’s performance did you like?

Brought the story to life!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't want to spoil the book!

Any additional comments?

This book should be made into a movie!!!

  • City of Light, City of Poison

  • Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
  • By: Holly Tucker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 454

Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world", the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light. The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great historic non-fiction

  • By Josette Luvmour on 07-01-17

I wish every city had a book like this!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

Would you consider the audio edition of City of Light, City of Poison to be better than the print version?

educational, interesting, accurate

Who was your favorite character and why?

King Louis, of course!

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

She is just a really really good narrator.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

History the way it should be taught! Through anecdotes!

Any additional comments?

I wish there were books like this for all major cities! It makes learning about history interesting.

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