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  • Hunger

  • A Memoir of (My) Body
  • By: Roxane Gay
  • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,299

In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined", Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutal and raw and honest

  • By S. Yates on 07-17-17

AMAZING READ!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I recommend this book to all my girlfriends, especially feminists and those recovering from trauma and those struggling with weight loss. Roxane Gay is healing for the soul. I love her and I love this book so much!

  • Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office & Nice Girls Don't Get Rich

  • By: Lois P. Frankel Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Lois P. Frankel Ph.D.
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

For every professional woman who wants to get ahead, but feels she is at an impasse, Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office comes to the rescue. In this program, Dr. Frankel, reveals the 101 self-sabotaging behaviors women learn as girls, behaviors and habits that are now holding them back in the workplace, such as couching statements as questions, tilting one's head when they speak, waiting to be noticed, and pinching company pennies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best business book

  • By Cynthia on 12-22-05

Be debt free

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

This book is for the debt free woman, not someone who is trying to get out of debt. I found this to be very disappointing because she wasn’t talking to me.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,981

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

This story was really interesting, and I love this narrator! Even the didactic ending was really great and made me tear up a little. Fantastic audiobook purchase!

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,355

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

The story was sooo intriguing! The writing was beautiful. There were lines that took my breath away. There's so much to this story, and I loved the writer's technique (I can't say more without giving away anything). The narrator was fantastic and really brought this book to life. Will definitely recommend this to some people!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anansi the Spider

  • By: Gerald McDermott
  • Narrated by: John J. Akar
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Anansi, one of the great folk heroes of the world, is saved from a terrible fate by his six sons in this traditional tale from West Africa.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Christiana on 03-04-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I love this story and have the book. I don't love the narrator, unfortunately, though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,344

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a treasure

  • By David Shear on 07-10-13

Best part of this is Meryl Streep

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I thought the plot and "humor" were dull. The only thing that could possibly bring this story to life is Meryl Streep's narration. Everything she touches gets infinitely better. Unfortunately, that still didn't save this book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Grace

  • A Novel
  • By: Natashia Deón
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 898

For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what 15-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she leaves behind her beloved Momma and sister, Hazel, and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story of several women's journey

  • By Lillian Rodriguez on 11-19-16

Fantastic novel

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

The narrator really brought this character to life. The plot was intriguing, and the story was captivating. I need to buy the hard copy of this book for my collection. This book feeds your soul.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secret Obsession

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Micaila Millburn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

Paige Donahue has always lived in her sister Camille's shadow. As children, Camille had the grades, the friends, and their parents' love, while Paige was left with hand-me-downs and criticism. Now, as adults, Camille lives an idyllic life with her husband, Pierce, and her two perfect children in a beautiful home, while Paige is stuck in a small condo with bills she can't afford to pay. But no more. With seeds of doubt planted in both Camille's and Pierce's minds, Paige's plan to steal her brother-in-law starts to work....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT SHORT STORY

  • By Chase on 09-28-11

Good story!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

I thought this story was interesting and it kept me riveted. I didn't think the ending was all that great, but overall, I thought it was a good read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

Regina Moore and Karen Jackson, lifelong best friends, are living the kind of lives about which most women only fantasize. With beautiful homes, fulfilling careers, and two adoring husbands, their joy could not be greater, their worlds could not be richer. But suddenly, shattering truths about the loving men they thought they knew turn happiness into anguish and rage.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite!

  • By Christiana on 02-14-17

Not my favorite!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

I didn't like the narrator, and I really didn't care for the story. It was slow-moving in the beginning and the drama wasn't that good. I expected more because I love the Curtis Black series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Copycat

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be - in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci. Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SNOOZER... SAVE YOUR MONEY...

  • By Tam on 02-10-17

Quick read

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

I enjoyed the reader. The story was nice, although I did not like the ending.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful