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  • John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
  • By: John Waters
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 603

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I’m Not Psycho", he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great piece of filth from john waters!

  • By randy on 06-06-14

Totally Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

If you don't love this book there might be something wrong with you. John Waters is a truly wonderful and generous human being. And this is a great example of the goodness and humor of many Americans.

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,906

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Whirlwind

  • By Sara on 09-02-16

She is annoying the way she reads Frank's part -

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I had to stop listening to this book because her interpretation of the way Frank sounded was so annoying - I don't get why there is a desire to act these parts out just read!

Would you be willing to try another book from Julia Claiborne Johnson? Why or why not?

Yes - if someone else read it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voice of Frank was not easy to listen to, I had to stop.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I think the story was interesting, I just can't take these overly acted books.

Any additional comments?

Just have readers read - have the authors read as often as possible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Canoeing with the Cree

  • A 2,250-mile voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay
  • By: Eric Sevareid
  • Narrated by: John Farrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

In 1930, two novice paddlers - Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port - launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe from the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems like an abridged version

  • By Angela on 12-31-09

Every teenager should read/listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

Wonderful adventure, great reader! Makes me want to have a wilderness adventure. I remember watching Eric Sevareid report the news. Makes me long for the days when people got their news from the same sources and news was generally back by facts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,566
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,562

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Not completely sure...

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

This book was entertaining and the reader was quite good. There were sections that dragged, but it's truly a fun and lovely life affirming story, even if a wee bit far fetched. I listened to it quickly which generally means I was engaged.

  • Man at the Helm

  • By: Nina Stibbe
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Not long after her parents' separation, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet Daily Telegraph and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel, her sister and little brother and their now-divorcée mother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only 31 years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder, when you put it like that, that she becomes a menace and a drunk. And a playwright.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind, funny and at times surreal

  • By S. Yates on 02-04-18

This is one of the best books I've listened to

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

All I can say is if you don't appreciate this beautiful story, I'm sorry for you. The reader is fantastic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • May We Be Forgiven

  • By: A. M. Homes
  • Narrated by: Andy Paris
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

May We Be Forgiven, a darkly comic novel of 21st-century domestic life, stars Harold Silver, a historian who's always been jealous of his successful brother, George. But when the hot-tempered George is institutionalized for committing a violent act, Harold finds himself comforting his brother's wife and children. What follows is a scathing examination of a family so fractured it may never be whole again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give this one a try!

  • By JWB on 02-13-13

Too much gratuitous sex

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who like explicit sex scenes. So boring.

Has May We Be Forgiven turned you off from other books in this genre?

I have no idea what this genre is.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator didn't detract the narrative did.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Super disappointment, and I would actually like a refund.

Any additional comments?

Why do male authors so often like to write about sex. It's such a cheap gimmick. We get the idea without the details, ugh. I wish the reviewers were more clear about this. A writer I greatly respect said he does not enjoy reading sex scenes either. Ugh ugh. Who cares. Believe me, I am no prude.

2 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Villette

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls's boarding school in the small town of Villette. There, she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, a headmistress who spies on her staff, and her own complex feelings: first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A change of career!!

  • By Carol on 02-26-08

A Must Read for Young Women

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-08

This book is still as timely as ever.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful