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  • The Secret to Success

  • By: Eric Thomas
  • Narrated by: Charles Arrington, Eric Thomas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,292

Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic & inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks

  • By Michelle on 07-11-13

The Secret + Memoir

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

The hip hop preacher, (Dr.) Eric Thomas, is a motivational speaker with passion (soul) and purpose (drive) and profits (success). Worthy listen/read. Just Do it!

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,046

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO well done!

  • By Tracey Ellen Frances on 11-05-18

A Nice Casting Call

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I didn't know Annette Bening was a part of the production/cast! It was a great way to spend my commute to work and home again. Thanks to Billy Chrystal and Quinton Peeples for all the time spent on it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shadow Kiss

  • Vampire Academy, Book 3
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907

Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret . . . .She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it's way more than a crush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Series Keeps Getting Better

  • By Mitch on 01-19-13

Rose's Turning Point

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

The narrator I didn't like much due to the lack of accents for Adrian and Dimitre.
The story I have read traditionally a few times. I enjoy this series, but don't much like the way this book ends.
The quest Rose is ... To be continued

  • Vampire Academy

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school - it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic, and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now, they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s - the very place where they’re most in danger....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book. Horrible narrator

  • By Elysia on 04-18-18

Not amazing narrator but better than books 2 & 3's

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Wolf is better than Hvam (book 2 & 3's Narrator). But even though she is better her baby voice is bothersome. Still, despite all that I enjoyed listening. I particularly love that I read it first the old fashioned way. And not entirely sure I would have gotten through the book had I not already read it myself.

Audible needs mature sounding female narrators, the high pitch screeching hurts my ears.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Frostbite

  • A Vampire Academy Novel
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians - including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to- hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story terrible reading

  • By UnsinkableMommy on 02-04-19

Hvam is a downgrade from the narration of book 1

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Despite the horrible voicing and distracting over-diction of this narrator; i still managed to enjoy this audible. It is nice to listen to books I have already read the old fashioned way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zeroes

  • By: Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Don't call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. Take Ethan, aka Scam. He's got a voice inside him that'll say whatever you want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't - like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe SCAM should have just walked home

  • By Natalie C on 10-07-15

I love and hate Benson's voicing method

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

It took me a while longer to listen verses read this book due to the voicing. i love how Benson distinctly voices each narrator, but I disliked some of the voices used. I don't like high pitched females and some were the mental equivalent of nails on a chalkboard.

The book was good. I love Westerfeld's writing and even his collabs like this are fun. Scary fun. It is pleasantly assuring that this story isn't plausible like the Uglies Trilogy.

  • Otherworld

  • Otherworld, Book 1
  • By: Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
  • Narrated by: Jason Segel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

There are no screens. There are no controls. You don't just see and hear it - you taste, smell, and touch it, too. In this new reality, there are no laws to break or rules to obey. You can live your best life. Indulge every desire. It's a game so addictive you'll never want it to end. Until you realize that you're the one being played. Welcome to Otherworld, where reality is dead. Step into the future. Leave your body behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dante's Inferno for the LitRPGs

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-17

Jason Segel

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Jason Segel is a voice to follow. He acts out his and other people's creations like the Professional he is.
If you don't like authors reading their own stories, you should preview this one anyway. Most authors are not pro at reading their stories and bringing them to life but Jason Segel is. I personally wouldn't want anyone else reading it aloud. He does it best.

  • OtherEarth

  • Last Reality, Book 2
  • By: Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
  • Narrated by: Jason Segel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Simon saved his best friend, Kat, from the clutches of the Company and their high-tech VR gaming experience, Otherworld. But it was at a steep price. Now, he, Kat, and their friend Busara are on the run. They know too much. About the Company's dark secrets. About the real-life consequences of playing Otherworld. And about Kat's stepfather's involvement in everything. The group is headed to New Mexico to find Simon's old roommate, who is a tech genius and possibly the only person who can help them reveal the truth about the Company before it's too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is the third book out yet?

  • By kjo on 11-30-18

Escape Reality For A Short While...

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Jason Segel voices this like the Pro he is. I've only just now been introduced to the talents of one, Kirsten Miller. Together they make a magical reality within a magical reality that makes you question at times our own reality.
If you like virtual reality stories, games, or Jason Segel; YOU WILL LOVED THIS STORY.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,459
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,362

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of a Brilliant Series

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-21-15

Goblet of Angst

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I like the story enough but it isn't my favorite in the series. Different than the movie.