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  • Dopesick

  • By: Beth Macy
  • Narrated by: Beth Macy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly sad scary and informative.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-18

decent however there are better

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

it was alright, author should stop using the word sans so frequently. dreamland was better

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,508

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

Not as good as the hype

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I bought this based on my love of true crime and the rave reviews about this book and was highly disappointed. The best part of this book was the Afterword by Oswald Patton. Save an Audible credit its not what you think.

  • The Heroin Diaries: 10 Year Anniversary Edition

  • A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
  • By: Nikki Sixx
  • Narrated by: Nikki Sixx, Sophie Kargman, Ross Marquand
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 715

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx’s definitive and bestselling memoir on drug addiction is now available on audio for the first time, read by Nikki Sixx! This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki’s yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by 20 percent in the past year alone, Nikki’s story is now more relevant than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an awesome journey!

  • By Kristin on 01-12-18

Raw and powerful. Don't pass on this one.

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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: 05-29-18

Nikki Sixx is an absolutely amazing human being and by the end of this is 10th anniversary edition I found myself sobbing to hear how he has made so much more of his life than being a rocker with a bad drug habit. At times, I did find myself not wanting to hear more of the tortured debauchery being read by Nikki, it was at times painful to hear how he had lived or not been living, yet if he was courageous enough to lay it all out there for his readers, and read his own diaries for us, the least I could do was to continue on.

Nikki' s narration was flawless, funny and sad with emotion and his voice just made this book and his story more intimate. The co-narrators were fabulous as well.

Thank you Nikki Sixx for sharing your life with us, your journey has been difficult, dark and in the end meaningful for yourself and your readers.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,842

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-17

listened straight thru, it was that good

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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: 04-17-18

Suggeation: don't wait to order your copy, this story including narration will not disappoint you

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Flip This Zombie

  • Living with the Dead, Book 2
  • By: Jesse Petersen
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

The zombie apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David. Their marriage is better than ever. They communicate well, share responsibilities, and now, they're starting a business. ZombieBusters-for all your zombie extermination needs. There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers . . . Except one of them doesn't want the zombies dead; he wants them alive and ready for experimentation. Mad scientists make for difficult clients, and this time Sarah and David might have bitten off more than they can chew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful follow-up! (no spoilers)

  • By Grace on 04-21-12

good light hearted zombie fun

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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: 03-21-18

narration is great, story moves along and a good unexpected plot twist & the ending

  • Blitzed

  • Drugs in the Third Reich
  • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator, Claire Bloom - director
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another side of WWII history

  • By Tracey Freiberg on 04-13-18

I gave it a real try, returned it

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

because I couldn't get past the narrator's very level voice, no inflection what so ever.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,045
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,625

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Gaiman always hits the mark, like no other<br />

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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: 01-28-18

And this one's no exception of course narration by Neil is the cherry on top

  • The Memory Watcher

  • By: Minka Kent
  • Narrated by: Sally Vahle, Morgan Laure
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,353

When Autumn Carpenter stumbles upon the social media account of the family who adopted her infant daughter years ago, she finds herself instantly drawn into their picture-perfect existence. From behind a computer screen, Autumn watches Grace's every memory, from birthdays to holidays to bedtime snuggles. But what starts as an innocent fascination soon spirals into an addictive obsession that comes to a screeching halt the day the McMullen family closes their Instaface account.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Webs within webs, within a large web...

  • By JK907 on 05-03-17

didn't see that coming, kept me guessing til the

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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: 11-21-17

last chapters, wow so not predictable! you must read/listen to this gem. it's that good

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,797

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Amazing read! So glad I picked this 1 up after all

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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: 10-30-17

the debating, the positive reviews made my mind up for me and this story will not be forgotten soon.

  • Memoirs Aren't Fairytales

  • A Story of Addiction
  • By: Marni Mann
  • Narrated by: Arden Hammersmith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Leaving behind a nightmarish college experience, 19-year-old Nicole and her best friend Eric escape their home of Bangor, Maine to start a new life in Boston. Fragile and scared, Nicole desperately seeks a new beginning to help erase her past. But there is something besides freedom waiting for her in the shadows - a drug that will make every day a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Sharey on 06-15-17

grabbed me from the start

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I enjoyed the depth of this book, it didn't gloss over what addiction can and will do to a person. There were many great emotions to this book. the only complaint is that when it came time to wrap it up it seemed rushed through the difficult recovery process that would've shown the hard work necessary to overcome and maintain sobriety.