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  • Coreyography

  • By: Corey Feldman
  • Narrated by: Corey Feldman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't like the Two Coreys, but liked this.

  • By ricketsj on 04-29-14

Thank you, Corey

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

I wish I could give this dude a long hug. My heart goes out to him. <3

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,671

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Um, not plausible at all

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

Intriguing start, then gets silly. A protagonist you can't possibly feel sorry for, and antagonist devoid of all sense of emotion to anything but to be the "perfect" monster is hard to sink into. And for what purpose? Simpy because disturbing things make a person happy? I'm on chapter 12 and its taking A LOT to not shut it down. This book is super annoying, I don't understand the high ratings.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,056

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Excellent narration, great story

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

I forgot I was listening to someone reading their lines, the narration was so seamless; right down to the male characters.

I enjoyed the story very much, although the utter human perfection surrounding the protagonist was a bit annoying and felt a bit over-the-top at times. Overall, it was one of the best audios I've purchased thus far, and I believe it's largely due to the narrator. Excellent read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter

  • A Mickey Bolitar Novel
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,486

Mickey Bolitar’s year can’t get much worse. After witnessing his father’s death and sending his mom to rehab, he’s forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey’s train wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley’s trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn’t who she claimed to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got it by mistake!

  • By Michael on 10-09-12

Couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

I don't understand how anyone over the age of 18 can consider this a great read. This is definitely a book for younger audiences. The voice of "Spoon," who was obviously inserted as comic relief, was so over the top and annoying. It really felt like I was reading a children's book.

Why can't these stories fulfill all audiences, without these simple-minded, pre-pubescent formulas?

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Love You More

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing all the way through!

  • By Molly on 03-17-11

Wish I loved THIS more...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I honestly read Lisa Gardner's D.D. Warren series because the narrator, Kirsten Potter, keeps me enjoying the story. I think she's brilliant at voicing the detective's character.

Then, I kick myself because, once again, the story leads into some silly made-for-tv Lifetime drama.

I do enjoy how engaged you become trying to solve these mysteries (as the characters often do the math with you and explain how events link), but the last two stories I've read of Lisa Gardener's fell short for me. (Live to Tell being the other). It just doesn't seem believable. All of this craziness throughout, and then ends in what? Everyone hugging and a big sigh and a cheer for a mom's love for her family? Blek.

I did not think the narrator who voiced the character, Tessa, matched well. This character should have been strong... her voice was too "sweet", which made her attempt at voicing angry or mean-spirited emotions sound silly and contrived. She needed more balls. I wanted to crawl into a hole everytime she read in her child's voice (or any of the "menacing" voices) Rebecca Lowman would have been perfect. Damnit, I'd re-read this!

  • Live to Tell

  • A Detective D. D. Warren Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Rebecca Lowman, Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786

On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Live To Tell - 3.5 stars

  • By book me! on 07-27-10

Great story, silly ending

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

This story was pretty gripping for the most part. Creepy, unexplained moments that bordered on paranormal or spiritual. I feel it wrapped up kind of silly, though.

Love Kirsten Potter, Rebecca Lowman.

Don't love Anne Marie Lee. Her style annoys me to no end. Too contrived. Every last word if her sentences reads like some life lesson. Or, she reads like she's trying to sell diamond rings. "Give her the gift...of diamonds"

sorry for the AML hatefest =/

  • The Passenger

  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy - and dangerous - alliance is born.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Message to narrator

  • By Jodi on 03-20-16

Message to narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Dear Madeline Maby, PLEASE stop reading every supporting character in SLOW MOTION or slow-mo DEEP VOICE. C'mon...this is the second book I've read that you narrated (the luckiest girl, the other) where each character speaks that way. Can you try embellishing their voices differently?

42 of 45 people found this review helpful

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,467

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Intriguing story, excellent narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-17-16

I went through this quickly, as there were many twists and turns that made it hard to put down.

I wasn't 100% satisfied with how the end unfolded (felt a bit silly and formulaic to me). As a whole, along with excellent narration, this was a pretty entertaining mystery!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 3 Truths and a Lie

  • A Detective D. D. Warren Story
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523

In Lisa Gardner's second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases - a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution...and a severed leg.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Best to avoid sample chapter at end

  • By Telorast on 01-06-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Intriguing, very informative in regards to how detective work is done, and presented well bu the Narrator!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reconstructing Amelia

  • By: Kimberly McCreight
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,534

When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call summoning her to her daughter's exclusive private school, she's shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating, something that would be completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved daughter. Kate rushes to Grace Hall, but what she finds when she finally arrives is beyond comprehension. Her daughter is dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gossip Girl

  • By FanB14 on 04-16-13

Great book...for grade school kids

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

I'm pretty bummed out about this. There is SO much useless dialogue. Most importantly, it seems totally catered to high school girls.

Every person is attractive, the protagonist is the *perfect* specimen, the mom-daughter relationship and dialogue is like something out of a tampon commercial . I found the situations completely unrealistic and totally stereotypical.

If you're looking for a quality story (i.e., "the Babysitters Club" doesn't rank a cool #10 on the 1-10 quality scale), don't waste your credit or $ on this nonsense.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful