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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,518
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,049
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,942

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Incredible Read

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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: 11-27-18

So eye opening on so many levels! Michelle Obama has hit it out of the park by giving the public a Extraordinary peek into the personal lives of First Family. All those things we take for granted that the Pres & First Lady simply miss out on, whether it's the first day of school for children, to attending school/sporting events, to simply taking a walk or going to Target. Amazing look at what it takes to live in a political family from all aspects. Made Even better by M. Obama reading the entire volume..... Overall EXTRAORDINARY!!!

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,163
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14,170

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Short Yet Thrilling

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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: 11-04-18

B R E A T H !!! This one startes light & easy & Quickly jumps to the Worst sort of Nightmare. Well written & Scott Brick is simply Perfect!!

  • Goddess

  • The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
  • By: Anthony Summers
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Marilyn Monroe, born to deprivation and a series of foster homes, became an acting legend of the 20th century. She married famous men, Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, and her many lovers included President John F. Kennedy. Her death, at 36, is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Anthony Summers interviewed 600 people for this book, which reveals unknown truths, some funny, some very sad, about this brilliant but troubled woman. First to gain access to the files of Monroe's last psychiatrist, he throws light on Monroe's troubled psyche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GODDESS*****

  • By ZacharyKindle Customer on 12-06-17

Tragic Life Lost

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

So much more rings true I reading this tragic true story for the second time. Someone the Entire World thought they knew as the woman who had it ALL!! So many activities, ingredients, people make such a difference to a lost soul. RIP Marilyn ...

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,313

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Wow - WOW

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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: 10-27-18

My Fav S.King so far. Gripping, Thrilling, Exciting .....turn addiction to this one. Have read twice & pick up on more each time! 5Star book for sure!!

  • Home Again

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

At the center of Home Again is Madelaine - a brilliant cardiologist, a loving mother, a tender friend, and a woman full of self-doubt. It is also the story of her confused and angry daughter, Lina, and of the two very different men Madelaine loves: Francis, a priest searching for his faith, and Angel, a talented but cynical man with a broken heart. When tragedy suddenly brings them all together, they must learn to forgive the betrayals of the past and find the courage to love again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 50 Tissue Read

  • By Laura on 10-31-10

Sweet Tale of Challenge & Accomplishment

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Great story of family struggle is conquered with hard work, struggle, & truth. Hannah has an incredible talent of stringing together characters & events to feel as tho it's real life. I love the idea that our loved ones are never really gone but rather watching/guiding from beyond.

  • The Winner

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263

She is 20, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Sally on 09-21-12

Great Thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Fast paced page turner great story. Small details mark Huge happenings that kept me totally engaged.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,185

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Another Thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Will Roeby is out to save the world but can he EVER find some personal happiness? Fast moving Fast thinking Extraordinary measures make All things in Roeby's life fall into perfect timing.....Always an enjoyable read!!

  • Between Sisters

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Jan on 09-16-10

Happiness For All

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Tho this starts a little slow & I had to rewind a few times to make sure I was keeping everyone in order - turned into a sweet family story of change....All people & things can change with options & endurance.

  • Lone Wolf

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,973

In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Jodi Picoult plot, chik lit but good

  • By PlantCrone on 02-29-12

Siblings Heartaches

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Different sort of tale for Ms Picoult - so sad to know this story from personal experience - yet also to see & feel from another view. So challenging for all - Good read/listen, I had to get to the end to see what was left of the family.

  • Night Road

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368

For 18 years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows - her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy - until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written and Worth the Read

  • By Christine on 01-21-12

Family Challenges

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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: 08-08-18

All the real life battles people create for themselves....really can be mended with Willingness to Love + lots of hard work. Great read of friendship love and over coming horrible accidents.