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  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

this book was like a gift, to me....thanks, Sally

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Absolutely wonderful memoir, so beautifully written...about Sally Field's life, career, childhood, and relationships as only she can tell it....it really readers who have followed her career really understand her Oscar winning statement "I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" She is 10 years older than I, and like many women, I grew up with Sally Fields on TV and in the movies- her poignant memories and insights into herself and her life were so heart-wrenching at times but ended in such an enviable place- it really was just a gift to listen to. Highly Recommend.

  • Tragedy Plus Time

  • By: Adam Cayton-Holland
  • Narrated by: Adam Cayton-Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Adam Cayton-Holland went from a painfully sensitive kid growing up in Denver, Colorado, to a writer and performer with a burgeoning career in comedy. His father, a civil rights lawyer, and his mother, an investigative journalist, taught Adam and his two sisters to feel the pain of the world deeply and to combat it through any means necessary. Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister chose law; their youngest sister, Lydia, struggled with mental illness and ultimately took her own life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful.... Just WOW!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-22-18

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

the author is so heartfelt, insightful, and funny- a rare combination of a coming-of-age story with a dark event that is just a small piece of a happy family that suffered loss but learned to endure and thrive in the aftermath- very compelling and enjoyable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

Lydia, Dean, and Robyn live very different lives, but each of them, independently, has always felt that something was missing. What they don't know is that a letter is about to arrive that will turn their lives upside down. It's a letter containing a secret - one that will bind them together and show them what love and family and friendship really mean. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great entertainment

  • By cristina on 06-11-18

character switches so confusing, gave up-

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

each beginning chapter named someone new- I read/listen to lots of books and even have enjoyed Lisa Jewell book before, but I gave this one many tries and couldn't keep track of the changing characters

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,973

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

practically fabulous

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I'm a tough reviewer, but I would give this book a 4.5...just a bit slow starting, but once the story unfolded, I couldn't put it down (take it out of my ears)- lots of great unpredicted twists and turns- just a great summer read. Narrator was awesome (and I'm picky)-

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,706
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,608

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Haley on 05-27-18

just, wow

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

What did you love best about Educated?

this is an amazing, true story of a girl who became a woman under the most extreme of family conditions and still managed, beyond all odds, to lift herself out of what her survivalist parents trained her to be to become- ending as the antithesis of it- but without hate and bitterness

What did you like best about this story?

how compelling it was

Any additional comments?

Everyone interested in psychology, sociology and psychopathy would enjoy this inspiring story

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • True Crime Addict

  • How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
  • By: James Renner
  • Narrated by: James Renner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

When 11-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011 James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest. Surprising. Fascinating.

  • By River Holmes-miller on 05-27-16

great book

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

What did you love best about True Crime Addict?

I am a true crime addict, myself, and I enjoyed both the case and the author sharing honestly about his life and how this particular case and his emotional challenges affected he and his family- just enough of each- very compelling- it went quickly

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Follow the River

  • By: James Alexander Thom
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing tale of survival

  • By Marie L Walker on 01-12-11

so compelling and well written

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Where does Follow the River rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of my recent favorites- performance of narrator was excellent- there were many difficult voices to do

What did you like best about this story?

history, story of a woman's incredible guts and determination

  • The Secret

  • Highlands' Lairds, Book 1
  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,469

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Historical Highland Romance

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 04-17-13

Narrator ruined for me

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

good story- horrible narration of men's voices- that gravelly voice was biting to my ears-

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Duerden’s performances?

NO, and I wanted to get Ransom, but I just can't due to her male voices- I am spoiled by Davina Porter who manages Scottish, English, American accents, male, female, and children voices all beautifully- not only are Susan's male voices gravelly, harsh, and loud but her Scottish accent came and went-