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  • Homefront

  • An Expeditionary Force Audio Drama Special
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto, R.C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223

After the latest mission of the starship Flying Dutchman, Earth is safe not just for a year but for hundreds of years. The ship’s weary crew wonders what they will do with their lives in peacetime, but the enemy has other plans, and there is danger on the Homefront. Starring Zachary Quinto, R. C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and everyone's favorite AI, Skippy the Magnificent, alongside a full cast. Includes plenty of pew-pew-pew, original sound composition, and maybe some singing by R. C. Bray.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but too much everything else.

  • By Sean3576 on 06-18-19

Delightful read.

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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: 07-09-19

Lots of fun. We'll performed totally enjoyable entertainment. Loved the Star Trek references. Good story, sound and music.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Only Woman in the Room

  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible true story about heddy Lamar

  • By S. Loew on 01-26-19

Fascinating story

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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: 07-08-19

Excellent read bringing to life a wonderful, brilliant woman who was as smart as she was beautiful.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Deep, Deep Snow

  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326

Deputy Shelby Lake was abandoned as a baby, saved by a stranger who found her in the freezing cold. Now, years later, a young boy is missing - and Shelby is the one who must rescue a child. The only evidence of what happened to 10-year-old Jeremiah Sloan is a bicycle left behind on a lonely road. After a desperate search fails to locate him, the close bonds of Shelby’s hometown begin to fray under the weight of accusations and suspicion. Everyone around her is keeping secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get this while it's the daily deal!!!!

  • By shelley on 06-20-19

Good mystery

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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: 07-07-19

Well written and refreshing mystery. Really enjoyed it a lot. Well drawn characters and excellent story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Forget

  • A Daughter's Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

They say you can’t go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left. The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque - by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful - lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Kate Mulgrew articulates end-of-life relationships fluently

  • By Dr. Chris P. Hafner on 05-27-19

Beautifully told.

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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: 06-20-19

I could so relate. It's so difficult to lose our parents, but the slow long goodbye forced on us by Alzheimer's is agony. She captured perfectly all the emotions and struggles a daughter must go through when this happens in a family. I'm only jealous that she had siblings to share it with. A beautiful tribute to her family. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,103

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

An interesting life well written

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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: 06-13-19

I've loved her work as an actress and really enjoyed hearing her read her memoir. A powerful woman doing the great balancing act of passionate work with family life. So glad her daughter and she found each other too. A woman's story of the heart.

  • Sold on a Monday

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristina McMorris
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 636

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis's career skyrockets. But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined - and it will risk everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I anticipated...

  • By Lashawn on 10-13-18

Good story well told

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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: 04-27-19

I really enjoyed this novel. It captivated me and put me into the era. Ranging from liking to angry with the characters, their motivations unfold in a well told tale.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,541

This heartfelt Audible Original, narrated by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker, follows three military veterans as they reclaim their most painful memories and turn them into comedy. Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth left combat zones to challenge themselves in a stand-up comedy boot camp. As they learn to transform their raw emotions into cathartic experiences, they face the daunting challenge of trying to make an audience laugh with jokes about war, trauma, and mental health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

Great book for all about the value and healing of humor and comedy in all our lives.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

  • A Novel
  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing, and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren't convinced. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by the local vicar, they go looking for God - they believe that if they find him they might also find Mrs. Creasy and bring her home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WARNING: Fantastic book but missing key section of last chapter

  • By HL on 07-21-18

Had potential, but disappointing for me

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

The jumping time was a bit hard to follow, things were rarely resolved. The only likeable characters are Grace and Tilly and then Grace betrays her friend. All the adults were awful characters except for Walter Bishop and the unseen Mrs. Cresi. Quite the depressing read. The performance was excellent though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107,926
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98,075
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,541

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had different expectations.

  • By Amzn customer on 05-27-19

Hope revived

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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: 01-19-19

Just when we need hope to not give up or be defeated by such rampant destruction of our institutions and pillars of democracy, she gives us hope that we can become who we aspire to be. I'm not done with becoming my best self and making life better for those around me yet. Thanks for the encouragement when the world around us seems so dark and chaotic.

  • American Like Me

  • By: America Ferrera
  • Narrated by: America Ferrera, Bambadjan Bamba, Joy Cho, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 342

America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday morning salsa-dance parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites 31 of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just like me

  • By J on 09-28-18

The Value of our lives.

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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: 10-23-18

I identified with these stories as a first generation of immigrants who came looking for a better life for their families here in the US. The incredible value of those who arrive with little but hope and determination is what makes this country great. The whitewash ING of history regarding Native Americans should never be forgotten. This book reminds me of the best and worst in human nature and how we must strive always towards the best in our nature and inspire other to the same. Thank you for sharing your stories.