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  • They Both Die at the End

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tear jerker Performance

  • By Spaceman Stan on 09-14-17

Love the narrators. Didn’t like the story.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

They Both Die At The End was a great listen but it wasn’t necessarily a great book. I appreciate how it touches on difficult topics for a teen audience, and if this came out 5 or so years ago maybe I would appreciate that more, however given how great some other recent YA books have approached topics like death or grief, this one doesn’t hold up.
In the book, society now has the ability to see WHEN someone is going to die and on your death day, you receive a call early in the morning to let you know your day has come. Two teen boys receive their call on the same day and because of their mutual circumstance, spend the day together quickly forming a strong relationship.
This device felt cheap to me- a cool premise but in practice, half-baked. And when “modern day” teens aren’t really portrayed as modern day teens (they all sounded like mid to late 20s adults), I lose my interest.
The narration for this audiobook was fantastic and was the reason I decided to pick this book up in the first place. Bahni Turpin narrates The Underground Railroad, The Hate U Give and The Sun is Also a Star - Michael Crouch narrates Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda - all great audiobooks.

  • The Apartment

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 678

Four young women's lives intersect in the apartment they've shared in Hell's Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they'd lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outside the loft that had become their home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Laughable

  • By Karen on 01-21-17

Mindless - in a good way

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This was my first Danielle Steel novel and I picked it because I wanted something that I could listen to while driving, but not have to pay complete attention to. This was perfect for that and I found it overall fairly entertaining.

  • Indignation

  • By: Philip Roth
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

In 1951, the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hardworking neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad - mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees on every corner for his beloved boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tight, beautiful and also strange and sad.

  • By Darwin8u on 08-22-16

I'm glad I stuck through the end

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I was having a hard time staying interested in the book and the story, and if I was reading on paper, I probably wouldn't have finished the book. I think listening on audio kept me interested enough to finish and I'm glad I did -- I found the last 25% or so of the book the most interesting part.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,531

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Christie

  • By Michael Andrew Kinkead on 08-06-17

Engaging Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I really enjoyed the narration of this book and found that the mystery was easily possible to follow without having the ability to flip back and froth in a book. Dan Stevens is an incredibly talented voice actor and was very entertaining to listen to.

  • Why Not Me?

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,636

In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love mindy

  • By green ice cream garden on 04-24-17

Enjoyed Mindy's First Book More

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Any additional comments?

After reading Mindy Kaling's first book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" (I read it on Kindle) I felt that "Why Not Me?" wasn't nearly as enjoyable, and I thought the audio version would help keep me engaged.

The stories and essays in the book didn't seem to connect for me and I lost interest about halfway through before eventually finishing the book. If you love Mindy, maybe it's the book for you! But it just wasn't for me.

  • The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838

Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly miserable

  • By Lindsey on 06-05-05

As good as I remember!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was younger and I'm so happy I decided to re-read it! The audiobook production is incredibly well done and engaging.