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Jennifer Baratta

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  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ester Perel Will Transform Your Relationships

  • By Pam Flores on 10-12-18

great advice for people in relationships.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Esther Perel is an excellent narrator and therapist. Although I am single and have yet to meet my significant other.

  • I'm From the Sun

  • The Gustafer Yellowgold Story
  • By: Morgan Taylor
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Ride along with 9-year old “sunling” Gustafer, in this otherworldly, melancholy musical comedy that takes place entirely on our closest star - The Sun! As if the stress of the annual Tiger Face holiday season wasn’t enough, the young sun-dweller Gustafer must face the nasty neighborhood bullies and overcome his fear of telling his father the awful truth: he doesn’t want to inherit the family raisin-butchering business. Despite help from his best friend Ellen and over-achieving big brother, Ben, Gustafer faces the ultimate crossroad when he sees a darker opportunity to control his own destiny on the Sun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this! Beatles meet Queen on the SUN.

  • By Andrew Vladeck on 10-08-18

entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-18

story is great the narrators are excellent . the music is worth listening to between chapters and end of this audiobook.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Spark of Light

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jodi Picoult
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter. Then he finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-05-18

great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

The narrator was engaging and made you feel like you were there. I got a paperback book of this from www.goodreads.com before the book came out.

  • Exile

  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral. Unwilling to let his mother’s tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation. Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured. Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral instead decides to exile them, flinging four million dissidents and rebels through a one-shot wormhole to the other end of the galaxy. There, Isaac finds himself forced to keep order and peace as they seek out a new home without becoming the very dictator he fought against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • grabbed me right from the beginning

  • By alan on 07-19-18

Glad I got the audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

The narrator is outstanding and engaging. Glynn Stewart is an excellent writer. He reminds me of Issac Asimov.

  • Escaping From Houdini

  • Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 3
  • By: Kerri Maniscalco
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they're delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly. But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yassss!!

  • By Sweet T on 09-22-18

Can't wait for book 4.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

The narrator was engaging and excellent. Thankfully you are not transported on the Titanic. enjoy the book.

  • Button Man

  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Andrew Gross delivers a stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s. Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor and rough in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves. Morris, the youngest, dropped out of school at 12 and apprenticed himself to a garment cutter in a clothing factory; Sol headed to accounting school; but Harry, scarred by a family tragedy, fell in with a gang of thugs as a teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent historical suspense HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • By shelley on 09-19-18

Narrator was engaging and excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Andrew Gross has found his niche in writing. This is my favorite book so far.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,071

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Carey Mulligan is an excellent narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Dennis Kelly is a nervous author with the ending of the book. I hope to hear more from him.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,078

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

worth listening to while working.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

The narrators were brilliant and engaging. Also spot on with each other and the the story.

  • Doctor Who: The Dominators

  • 2nd Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Ian Marter
  • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Michael Troughton reads this gripping novelisation of a classic adventure for the Second Doctor. The Doctor remembers Dulkis as a civilised and peaceful place. But times have changed, and his second visit is not quite the holiday he was expecting. When the whole planet and its inhabitants are threatened with annihilation by an alien race, the pacifist Dulcians are more reluctant than ever to engage in acts of violence. None of them will lift a finger to fight the Dominators and their robot slaves, the Quarks. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe may be the only ones capable of intervening to save the whole planet. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2nd Doctor story.

  • By Jennifer Baratta on 09-10-18

2nd Doctor story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

For Whovians. You are transported into another planet on Island once decimated by nuclear weapons and you go from there.

  • Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet

  • 1st Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Gerry Davis
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Briggs, Anneke Wills
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation featuring the First Doctor's original encounter with the Cybermen. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ben and Polly to a space tracking station in the Antarctic - and into trouble. A space mission is going badly wrong, and a new planet has appeared. Mondas, fabled twin planet of Earth, has returned. But while its inhabitants used to be like the humans of Earth, now they are very different. Devoid of emotions, their bodies replaced with plastic and steel, the Cybermen are here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Whovians

  • By Jennifer Baratta on 09-06-18

For Whovians

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

The narrators were brilliant and engaging. You are transported into the story. Thank you Audible.