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  • All the F*cks I Cannot Give

  • By: Michael Carlon
  • Narrated by: Mike Dawson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Kelly Carson is one of those Clark Kent-like guys who just can't stand up for himself. With three weeks to go before Christmas, Kelly receives the shock of his life when he's fired over the telephone while waiting to catch a flight. Terri Flynn, a free-spirited starlet who is running away to New York after walking off the set of her latest feature film, overhears Kelly's unceremonious firing and becomes hell-bent on transforming him from the Clark Kent he is into the Superman the impulsive actress feels he's destined to become. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I gave to many f*cks...

  • By micheleb215 on 10-16-18

I gave to many f*cks...

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

My only complaint about this audible was the musical interludes between chapters.... I could do without those. Otherwise, this book was hilarious!! I already miss the characters.

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  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • A Novel
  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A Must listen.

  • By Keith G on 09-04-17

Why did I wait?

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

This book .... I don’t have the proper words. The highs and lows, laughs and anger.... this book hangover will be a long one.
Do yourself a favor, worth the credit I promise!

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,279

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Not my usual genre, but with such great reviews I took a chance. I devoured this book in about 2 days, between work, taking care of my kids and life in general. Extremely well written and narrated. Do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!

  • Secrets Between Friends

  • By: Fiona Palmer
  • Narrated by: Anna Steen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Friendship is a million little moments, but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their 10-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends. Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrated

  • By micheleb215 on 10-18-17

Frustrated

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

First off, narrator was spot on. The story was frustrating and somewhat predictable. All the female characters had the same annoying personality flaw of can’t tell anyone my problems. While getting pissed when their friend does the same thing ...
The story had several twists, but ended just as I expected it would from chapter 1.

  • I Liked My Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Abby Fabiaschi
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395

Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband, Brady, and teenage daughter, Eve, heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good all around.

  • By Adam C. on 03-16-17

Loved every minute!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

This book surprised me, it was soooo good!!! Just when you think you know what's going to happen, NOPE! I love a book I can't predict, and this one nailed it.

  • Confessions of a Domestic Failure

  • By: Bunmi Laditan
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

There are good moms and bad moms - and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator overacted... first book I've returned to audible

  • By Anjali on 05-22-17

Nailed it!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

This book definitely makes my top 10 list!! Hilarious and relatable on so many levels. I was literally laughing out loud at some parts. Cue the weird looks from my fellow commuters 😳😂

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,941

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Such an intense story. Well written and perfectly performed. I would recommend it to everyone!!!

  • Soulmates

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Grose
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Zach Villa, Dan Woren, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

It's been two years since the divorce, and Dana has moved on. She's killing it at her law firm; she's never looked better, thanks to all those healthy meals she cooks; and she's thrown away Ethan's ratty old plaid recliner. She hardly thinks about her husband - ex-husband - anymore or about how the man she'd known since college ran away to the Southwest with a yoga instructor, spouting spiritual claptrap that Dana still can't comprehend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Natasha on 12-22-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Disappointed with the ending... I appreciate the twist, but it felt lacking to me. I wanted something more...

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,287
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,786

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Peculiar

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

I enjoyed this story very much, although not so much the narrator. Felt more like he was reading to a room of 1st graders sometimes.
All and all, I'll continue the series....just maybe not in the audible format.

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,212

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

Love Meryl

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

This was a great book! My only hang up was that I kept imaging the main character as Miranda from the devil wears prada. And the ages didn't line up. But that's no reason not to listen. She narrates it perfectly!!

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