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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,637
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,188

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

it's good to feel the Obamas are still around

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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: 03-05-19

Michelle Obama speaks candidly and passionately. Her words are always inclusive and inspiring. Listening to her made me realize how much they continue to impact our country for the good. Just because they are out of the White House, doesn't mean their good work had been entirely reversed. Thank you, Mrs. Obama for all the sacrifices you made and for all of the ways in which you made my like better.

  • Deliverance

  • By: James Dickey
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "A river runs through it..."

  • By karen on 11-01-13

This. Is. Unsettling.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I remember how creepy this movie was. I have distinct pictures in my mind from seeing it as a teenager. I haven't seen it in a very long time. Except for curiosity and some nostalgia for the recently deceased Burt Reynolds, I don't think I want to see it again after listening to this haunting book.

This book terrified me. It is not for the faint of heart. The true making of nightmares. But I loved it. The writing is surprisingly poetic and layered. So much nuance and detail without ever straying from the path. I was not bored, not did my mind wander, for a moment. No word seemed extraneous or out of place.

The overwhelming beauty in nature is represented throughout, making the whole thing even more frightening. Excellent performance by the reader.

  • They Both Die at the End

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You try and prep yourself, but it won't help.....

  • By Jeffrey veals on 02-28-18

beautiful

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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: 01-25-19

this story is so original. And incredibly sweet. It will tug at your heartstrings, and it is definitely worth a tear.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,135

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

no spoilers, but...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

the writing is excellent. the acting is excellent. but this is really hard to listen to. I think that's the point. And there's no way to tell you why it's disturbing without ruining it. But it kind of shook up, and not in a way that I feel enriched.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,656

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

This is Christmas

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Honoring all those unable to spend Christmas with the ones they love. and gratitude to our citizens in the military.

  • The Rebuilding Year

  • By: Kaje Harper
  • Narrated by: Gomez Pugh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

A few excruciating minutes pinned under a burning beam cost Ryan Ward his job as a firefighter, the easy camaraderie of his coworkers, his current girlfriend, and damn near cost him his left leg. Giving up, though, wasn't an option. He fought and won the battle back to health, over a painful year. Now, choosing a new profession, going back to school, and renting a room from the college groundskeeper should be simple. Until he realizes he's falling in love with his housemate and things take a turn for the complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Rebuilding Years

  • By H. Martin on 11-07-17

Where's the second book?

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Not just a romance. Nice attempt to weave in some suspense and mystery. I'd keep listening if someone would produce the next book in the series.

  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

parallel and boring

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This actually took one of the best, most magical, stories of all time and made it dull. There is nothing imaginative. No light is shed. Nothing is developed. And there are the exact same scenes as in the Dickens, but Jacob is there now...invisible. huh? I would much rather read A Christmas Carol for the 10th time.

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  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,167

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Love Story/Ghost Story

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

My favorite combo: a ghost story that gives you the creeps and then makes to cry at the end because you care so much about the characters. This is a really beautiful story of redemption. It is a sort of contemporary Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I was quite moved by it. Excellent writing and great narration.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,226

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative Dystopian Viewpoint

  • By CScott on 12-20-16

Shakespeare gives hope in the Apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

For me this book combined so many of my personal Fascinations, it felt like it was almost written for me. The tragedy and beauty of contemporary human beings being faced with survival. And art survives and provides healing through it all.

  • Something Like Thunder

  • Something Like..., Book 6
  • By: Jay Bell
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 265

My name is Nathaniel Courtney, and I m a survivor. I didn't let the cruelty of others wear me down, and I've weathered the more subtle hardships of the heart. Love is a Trojan horse, slipping past your guard and leaving you ransacked and vulnerable. I emerged from that war not unscathed but as a new man. The only mistake I ever made was letting the right guy get away. Now I've got one more chance. This is the final battle, because if I fail now...I won't. You'll see.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Like Over

  • By dadnall on 03-04-16

I'm a sucker for this series

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

So, admittedly, this was not my favorite in the series, but I still loved every minute. Happy endings happy endings happy endings. They bring me to silly tears. I have to credit the author for cleverly bringing back characters and even recycling scenes from previous books in the series but from a different character's point of view. He also artfully takes a villain or unsavory character from a previous book and makes you care about them. These are just really good romantic fun in between a lot of the serious reading and listening I get to do for my job.