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  • Thunder Dog

  • The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
  • By: Michael Hingson, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

On the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, no alarms sounded, and no one knew what had just happened at 8:46 a.m. that morning, September 11, 2001. Blind since birth, Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and his guide dog, Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 9/11 and People who are blind

  • By Starlet on 09-05-11

tragic story teacher fearless

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

I have a blind daughter (diagnosed @ 13 yrs). she is now 28. I've learned so much from her..
now I've just learned a bit more. thanks so much

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,450

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

boring.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

all the way to chapter 10 hoping would pick up. didn't. introductions of carachter s for 10 chapter s boring

  • Never Let You Go

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,375

Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with ending

  • By BonSue on 04-21-17

great story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

didn't like (enjoy) the daughter voice. think might have been Caitlin. too sing song for me. started dreading having to listen when became daughters voice.

  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Bryn Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,252

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house until one night her stargazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life Can Be Ugly

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-17

narration outstanding

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

really enjoyed the narration.
the story was awesome. totally unexpected.
caught me from the very beginning

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rise and Shine

  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

It's Monday morning when Meghan Fitzmaurice blows her perfect life to bits. The host of Rise and Shine, the country's highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break, but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike. It's the end of an era, not only for Meghan, a household face who is not equipped to deal with disgrace, but for her younger sister Bridget, a social worker in the Bronx who has always lived in Meghan's long shadow.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time or credit

  • By Marie on 10-31-06

kept my interest until the end

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

seemed to stall a bit towards the end. I struggled with the sisters relationship. I don't know if one sister admirers another to that extent. doesn't seem believable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Today Will Be Different

  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,182

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action - life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office - but not Eleanor - that he's on vacation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but narration was hit and miss

  • By Laurel Dean on 11-08-16

scadered

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

started off great. first 3 chapters...
suddenly it's off about another story. kept thinking would return to original story, never did.
could not even finish the book. didn't want to waste anymore time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened

  • A Mostly True Memoir
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,148

For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!

  • By D. S. Smith on 05-19-12

cannot get enough of Jenny Lawson

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

Live all J Jenny Lawson's work. waiting for more great stuff. already read everything out

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs

  • A Novel
  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,027

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Gentrified Harlequin

  • By Michele Kellett on 03-24-14

always the A Quindlin fan

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

quick listen
Story was not typical thanks AQ.
entertaining, and pleasant
Enjoyed AQ's discretions from dogs to houses

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Here's to Us

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,438

Celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe has always been a force of nature with an insatiable appetite for life. But after that appetite contributes to Deacon's shocking death in his favorite place on earth, a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage, his (messy, complicated) family is reeling. Now Deacon's three wives, his children, and his best friend gather on the island he loved to say farewell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it❣

  • By jveazey on 08-05-16

don't like recipes in my stories

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

thank goodness Audible so I was able to fast forward thru the recipe s. not a fan.
Good story.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,984

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 STARS ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-15-18

Read the whole book in one sitting.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Funny, sad, happy, thought provoking.
Feel really good reading this book. Great read. great performance

1 of 1 people found this review helpful