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  • The Darkest Child

  • By: Dolores Phillips
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's 10 children, but she is also the darkest complected. The Quinns - all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers - live with their charismatic, beautiful, and tyrannical mother, Rozelle, in poverty on the fringes of a Georgia town where Jim Crow rules. Rozelle's children live in fear of her mood swings and her violence, but they are devoted to her. Rozelle pulls her children out of school when they are 12 years old so that they can help support her by going to work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My heart couldn't take it

  • By NIXX1993 on 03-01-18

Beautifully written!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Dear Delores Phillips -
Thank you for such a thought provoking and deep work. This will live on forever.

Thank you Bahni Turpin. You are in the top-tier of narrators.

#SiblingStories #Dark # Tearjerker #JimCrowGeorgia #SlaveMentality #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,994

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Depressing...

  • By Sena on 09-11-18

Nothing new here!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

All of these "Trump Books" are the same. The information is nothing we don't already know it's just a more credible person telling the story. Just like Wolff and Omarosa, the books are almost identical in substance. We all know that Trump is a lying traitor. Couldn't finish.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,702

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Not even close to what I expected.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Totally deviated from expected plot. More one on one character dialogue and very little about "magical night circus". Some borrowed pieces from Potter. I kept reading waiting for plot to thicken but never did unfortunately.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,097

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Always an X-Files fan!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Where does The X-Files: Cold Cases rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Because it's X-Files it's at the top.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The X-Files: Cold Cases?

Hearing Mulder, Scully and Skinner's voice again.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just hearing the narrators voice is a thrill.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The John Updike Audio Collection

  • By: John Updike
  • Narrated by: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, John Updike
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Jody on 06-03-04

What else can I say other than " It's Updike".

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Would you listen to The John Updike Audio Collection again? Why?

Yes. I have ready many of his works and will continue to.

What did you like best about this story?

The Lifeguard.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

If it were another narrator it probably wouldn't be the same.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

  • The Exorcist

  • 40th Anniversary Edition
  • By: William Peter Blatty
  • Narrated by: William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090

Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying...

  • By Kenneth on 10-01-12

Well, it took me long enough to read it.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

What made the experience of listening to The Exorcist the most enjoyable?

Suspenseful! Well written and not as scary as I thought it would be.

What did you like best about this story?

Start to Finish.

What about William Peter Blatty and Eliana Shaskan ’s performance did you like?

Wonderful.

Who was the most memorable character of The Exorcist and why?

Regan. Vomit.

Any additional comments?

I should have read this years ago.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,522

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Well, I can't say I'm surprised.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Would you try another book from Michael Wolff and/or Michael Wolff and Holter Graham ?

I doubt it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I'm not surprised of the secrets told from within.

What three words best describe Michael Wolff and Holter Graham ’s voice?

Typical.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I knew most of these "secrets" already....and more than half of America did as well.

  • Hotel Honolulu

  • By: Paul Theroux
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

A writer accepts a job as a manager of a low-rent hotel in Hawaii. He acts as a witness to the hotel's cast of characters, chronicling their stories and ultimately regaining his will to write.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly warped!

  • By matthew on 10-25-10

Wonderfully written. Paul strikes again!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes.

What did you like best about this story?
All. Paul writes as he sees.

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This one is on par with some of his others.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Buddy the funny man!

Any additional comments?
I'm not sure what the negative reviews are all about but when you try this one you'll understand my 5 stars.

#Deep #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Gang Leader for a Day

  • A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
  • By: Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Narrated by: Reg Rogers, Sudhir Venkatesh, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870

The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatest managed to gain entree into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this one first

  • By DanO on 01-15-08

Misleading and Not 100% honest

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

Would you try another book from Sudhir Venkatesh and/or the narrators?

Probably

Any additional comments?

The book reads as if Sudhir tape recorded the whole thing and regurgitated it in this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful