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  • A Stolen Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jaycee Dugard
  • Narrated by: Jaycee Dugard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330

"In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Daniel on 07-27-11

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-05-11

It was so good to hear Jaycee read her book. She is an amazing woman and sounds like she is healing more every day. I hope she makes a ton of money off this book, so she can take care of her children and herself. She uses this book to heal herself, and it is very plainly a book written by a beginner. She even admits that her thoughts and memories are very disjointed, and sometimes following along is like listening to a small child tell you indepth stories about their pets. This book takes much patience, which is perhaps an interesting lesson Jaycee is trying to teach.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,920
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,764

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Really long...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

This book is so long, It had a good premise & I LOVED the narrator & the Scottish accents. I do find it hard to imagine that someone going back in time would adjust so well. Never seemed to miss anything from her own time, including her husband...well, she does think of him fondly now & then. I'd starve to death with some of the food that is described & I really think so would she would have keeled over with the lack of hygiene also described. So, if I just go with the story and don't focus on science, it's romantic and very slow. Kind of feels like you are trying to walk through Jello. I'd probably suggest the abridged version if there is one. I gave up around the beginning of the 4th part, although I will probably go back and listen to that. Usually I am the kind of person who listens to my audible books at every chance I get, and I found myself listening to the radio instead. Good things: the main characters are endearing, I love the Scottish accents & adages, the descriptions of medicimal practices are interesting, and there's a little history thrown in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Quick Bite

  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,294

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the book...hated the narrator

  • By Shelly on 06-08-10

Not very good, sadly.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-10

First of all, Victoria McGee got a bad rap. Her monotone, attempting-to-be-sexy voice didn't annoy me as much I everyone said that she would. Actually, wait until she says the chapter numbers. I literally laughed outloud everytime she said one. The story...it wasn't that good. The narrator reading chapter numbers was about the highlight of the book. Trying to hard to be a sexy tween book, maybe? Weak characters, weak plot, weak everything. For these ancient vampires, they are really nice and really naive. Interesting theme for explaining their vampirism...when I throw out interesting I mean, the author used an explanation out of right field, then left field, then the parking lot... Save your credits on this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fallen

  • A Fallen Novel, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Kate
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This again?

  • By Jennifer on 04-22-10

Great concept...didn't deliver

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

When you finally figure Luce & Daniel's connection, it's a awesome concept, but I just didn't think the author ever filled in the rest of the story. Luce is a bit too naive, in my opinion. Disappointing overall.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

  • An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to an unforgettable conclusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • TwiMom gives it a thumbs up

  • By Sarah on 06-09-10

OK

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-10

Not Stephenie Meyer's greatest work, but it is interesting. I got it on sale, so it was no big loss and it's not a long book. If you are absolutely absorbed into Twilight, you will probably be more excited. I wish she would finish her book, "Midnight Sun," which is from Edward's point of view. Get this book just to complete the collection, but the Twilight series is much better.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Dead In the Family

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #10
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953

Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds her. Sookie’s former lover Bill, her boss Sam, and even Eric are struggling with family problems. Then things get really interesting when the werewolves tell Sookie an ominous presence is lurking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I think this is one of the better of the series

  • By Michael on 08-15-10

Sookie fan...but this one was disappointing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-10

I have looked forward to this latest release in the Sookie series, but this one was forgetable. I got the feeling that Ms. Harris either rushed or doesn't really want to keep writing this series anymore.

Sookie depressed me, and her relationship with Eric was kind of dullsville. And, I am sick to death of the fairies. I'll be glad to read about whatever wild thing is after her in book 11 as long as the fairies are laid to rest.

Otherwise, I love this series. This was just a speed bump in an otherwise great series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,841
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,862

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

A Classic!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-10

I have seen GWTW movie several times, but never got up the nerve to actually read the huge novel. I ended up buying this on sale at Audible, and it was by far the best (and longest) novel I have "read" in awhile. The narrator sounds just like the movie Scarlett (Vivian Leigh), and it is well done.

I recommend it highly, and I am usually more of a fantasy, vampire genre reader.

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    Length: 12 mins
    319 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Dead in the Family: Advance First Chapter

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Charlaine Harris delivers the 10th novel in her number-one New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse series, which has been adapted into the smash hit TV series True Blood. Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds her. Sookie’s former lover, Bill, her boss Sam, and even Eric are struggling with family problems. Then things get really interesting when the werewolves tell Sookie an ominous presence is lurking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why no pre-order ?

  • By Daniel on 04-28-10

Good so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

I'm excited about the next Sookie book, and so far this sounds like it's not going to disappoint. Just a suggestion...wait for the book. Reading the first chapter but not having the option to go on to the rest of the book until May kind of stinks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undead and Unemployed

  • Queen Betsy, Book 2
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 964

Betsy Taylor needs a job and amazingly lands the perfect one: selling designer shoes at Macy's. But the other vamps, including sexy Sinclair, don't want their queen selling shoes. And the vampire hunters are becoming a real pain, murdering innocent vampires. It seems that everyone wants something from Betsy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By spike99 on 05-06-07

Cute

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-10

I liked this series alot. It's fun and shallow, and Betsy has some hilarious lines. The narrator's interpretation of how Sinclair speaks is kind of dumb, but you get used to it. If you enjoyed Southern Vampire Mysteries, you should like this too

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undead and Unappreciated

  • Queen Betsy, Book 3
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 784

In between running her vampire nightclub and hunting down the perfect pair of shoes, Betsy learns her long-lost half-sister Laura is actually the spawn of Satan. Complicating matters, prophesy states that the devil's offspring and the queen of the vampires are destined to rule the world together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute

  • By Michelle on 04-29-10

Cute

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-10

I liked this series alot. It's fun and shallow, and Betsy has some hilarious lines. The narrator's interpretation of how Sinclair speaks is kind of dumb, but you get used to it. If you enjoyed Southern Vampire Mysteries, you should like this too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful