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  • Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!

  • More Magical Tales from the Author of 'God, No!'
  • By: Penn Jillette
  • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, he curses

  • By Marc on 11-16-12

TERRIBLE

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I thought this book would be an entertaining and funny take on atheism. It's comprised of a bunch of ridiculous stories from the life of Penn Jillette. BORING!

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,977

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character Novel

  • By colprubin on 07-16-14

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

The story moves quite slowly at times but was alright to listen to none-the-less. I wouldn't recommend it though. There are many better ones out there. meh...

  • My Story

  • By: Elizabeth Smart, Chris Stewart
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Smart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552

On June 5, 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a heartbreaker, with a happy ending

  • By Andy on 11-08-13

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Elizabeth is such an inspiring young person. Every day of her captivity she persevered in the face of horrible circumstances. I am an atheist, not a Mormon. However, this story is still fascinating. This book highlights her bravery and grit.

  • The Happy Atheist

  • By: P. Z. Myers
  • Narrated by: Aron Ra
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

On his popular science blog, Pharyngula, PZ Myers has entertained millions of fans with his infectious love of evolutionary science and his equally infectious disdain for creationism, biblical literalism, intelligent design theory, and other products of godly illogic. This funny and fearless book collects and expands on some of his most popular writings, giving the religious fanaticism of our times the gleeful disrespect it deserves by skewering the apocalyptic fantasies, magical thinking, hypocrisies, and pseudoscientific theories advanced by religious fundamentalists of all stripes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By shawn on 11-04-16

Amazing

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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: 02-08-19

Well written and performed. PZ Meyers explains eloquently why being an atheist is moral, beautiful, and awe-inspiring. The atheist answers to the great questions in life are infinitely more wonderous than anything the Bible can provide.

  • The Motivation Manifesto

  • By: Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by: Brendon Burchard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice - time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Positive quotes but lacks spark or feeling...

  • By Joe on 12-27-17

Terrible

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Just a bunch of inspirational quotes strung together in a book. It's way too PollyAnna and has you rolling your eyes with every sentence.

  • The Pawn

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left. There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Going....

  • By Mishy on 11-04-17

Stupid

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I'm too old to listen to a stupid book just full of sex. Sex is fine as part of a larger story, but could we please have some type of respectable plot? I'm not really interested in listening to 5 hrs and 45 minutes of porn.

  • The Secret Sense of Wildflower

  • Southern Historical Fiction, Best Book of 2012
  • By: Susan Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Holly Adams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Set in 1940s Appalachia, The Secret Sense of Wildflower tells the story of Louisa May "Wildflower" McAllister whose life has been shaped around the recent death of her beloved father in a sawmill accident. While her mother hardens in her grief, Wildflower and her three sisters must cope with their loss themselves, as well as with the demands of daily survival. Despite these hardships, Wildflower has a resilience that is forged with humor, a love of the land, and an endless supply of questions to God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paints Quite a Picture !

  • By Val Cummings on 05-28-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

The story has the potential to be more than what it was. The book dwelt way too long and too much about the Wildflower's attachment and death of her father. It got really redundant at times...slow moving.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,912
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,081

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Very touching story

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

This is such a touching story and such an eye-opener of how things were in the deep south. The narrator was wonderful!

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,108

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Such a great story

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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: 07-31-18

I couldn't stop listening. Great characters, great story, great narrator. I also loved the setting - MN!!

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  • The Orphan's Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,468

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sappy and tedious

  • By Churchill on 03-23-17

Overall it's a great book!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

The story is a little slow at times, but overall, it's worth a listen. The narrators are awesome!