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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 6,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,527

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

Overall
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 6,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,830

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

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 231

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.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,892
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,180

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

So bizarre and compelling

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

I can't believe that this was written toward the beginning of the previous century. It's frighteningly prophetic in the way Margaret Atwood is prophetic. Chilling, amusing, full of social commentary. Everyone's got to listen to this.

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,126

[Contains explicit content] Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pros and Cons of free porn.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 08-11-17

I tore through this series

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Fascinating! And a humanizing view of sex workers. I was blown away by the scope of this investigation. The statement on our current society is inherent and makes one look at where we are in a new way. I love this writer and I love listening to his weird voice tell his own tales. I was also blown away by this "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" which I seriously think should be on syllabi for high school and college courses.

  • HIM

  • By: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were 18? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where have these narrators been all my life?

  • By kindle customer on 03-09-16

It's embarrassing how much I loved this

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Such great writing for the romance genre. It is an absolute fantasy come true, and the tale unfolds with just enough obstacles, but it's ultimately too good to be true. And that is exactly what you want in a romance novel. The two lead characters are remarkably developed. The characters are specific enough to have depth, and yet accessible enough that you can project your own perspective into the tale. I listen to this genre every once in a while as a guilty pleasure. I usually put one on while taking a long walk, or cleaning the house. This one became more than a background listen: the world of the book and its dilemmas stayed with me between listens. I am really looking forward to the next in the series (but I will dine on a different genre for a while so I don't overdose on this salted dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream).

  • Damaged Like Us

  • By: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, J. F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible - the 22-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. He is certified American royalty. When he's assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who's known for "going rogue" in the security team - and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff's sexual fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narration really did the story justice!

  • By Christy Baldwin BBU on 09-30-17

Clever perspective for a romance

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Romance with some social commentary. Fun enough to keep listening. I like the idea of humanizing a famous family in our celebrity-obsessed culture. I like that the lovers talk directly to us, the audience, and address us as the public from which they are so removed. The characters are interesting, if not always quite complex enough to be truthful. The readers are good and have very distinctive voices, however (perhaps as a result) their interpretation of the female characters sound kind of ridiculous. I will listen to the next book in this series mostly because of the integrity of the characters existing in a potential cesspool of debauchery.

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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,300

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

Beautiful writing, way too long

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Great, detailed writing. Vivid and believable characters. Interesting time-shifting. Good narration. But ohmygourd I was just so relieved to finish it that I didn't feel anything and honestly forgot what was the question we were asking this whole time. And I have no idea if there was an answer. I think we eventually found out what to Theo, but I had stopped caring by that point. I really wanted to like this. I can't bring myself to rate it below three stars. But I cannot recommend this book. Normally I would have stopped listening, but the quality of the writing kept me engaged enough to finish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Theft by Finding

  • Diaries (1977-2002)
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,207

For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime fans only think they know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A softer, sweeter Sedaris

  • By Pamela J on 05-31-17

what one would expect

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

At times boring and at times riveting. Often laugh out loud funny. Always randomly insightful. If you love Sedaris, you must listen to him read his own diary. Every time he mentioned Amy it made me chuckle. The entries around 9/11 were so compelling. I made a couple of bookmarks throughout because Sedaris cuts to universal truth out of nowhere, and I want to go back and take it on again. Worthwhile.

  • Never Never: Part Three

  • By: Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans, Kevin Free
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I feel the ending was rushed, but still loved it.

  • By Preskuht on 01-12-17

this three part thing is for the birds

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

The first part was worthwhile, but breaking the book up into three parts was a serious detriment to my enjoyment. I just don't get why the authors or marketing team did that. The take lost steam and tension by being broken up. It started out very original, but the ending was horrible. Very movie of the week.