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  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,174

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of Money

  • By Cynthia on 05-21-12

Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-09-11

One of only a few Audible books I did not finish. Kept waiting for the funny parts. Then I turned it off.

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • At Home

  • A Short History of Private Life
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,325

Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful Bryson

  • By Tina on 10-23-10

That reminds me of a story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-11

Nobody weaves a story around random facts and trivia lije Bill Bryson. Each room in the house is a starting point for a meandering path of stories that occasionally com back to the topic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blind Eye

  • Logan McRae, Book 5
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Stuart MacBride
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites - eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is assigned to the investigation, codenamed Operation Oedipus, but with the victims too scared to talk, it's going nowhere fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blindingly Fast & Furious

  • By Lesley on 08-24-09

ANGRY SCOTTISH DCIs

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-11

I sort of enjoyed the story, but was wondering if all Scots yell as much as the ones in this book.

The angry cop boss stereotype was played constantly. Glad my boss is not one of these angry Scots.

  • Damage

  • By: John Lescroart
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

The Curtlees are a powerful force in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who’ve lined every important pocket in the Bay Area in pursuit of their own ascent. So when the family’s heir, Ro Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago, the fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track, her dreams of becoming district attorney dashed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Falls far short

  • By Helen on 01-17-11

Audible Ambien

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-11

I have started this one 3 or 4 times only to wake up in chapter 4 or 5 and shut off my iPad.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Killing the Shadows

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Vari Sylvester
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much

  • By RITTAM! on 04-02-10

Chick flick police procedural

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-11

Light on story, heavy on emotion. Predictable. Narrator makes this worse. Her voice for the guys makes them sound like drag queen parodies.

I have read other Val McDermoid and enjoyed them. This one was nauseating.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Salt

  • A World History
  • By: Mark Kurlansky
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,375

So much of our human body is made up of salt that we'd be dead without it. The fine balance of nature, the trade of salt as a currency of many nations and empires, the theme of a popular Shakespearean play... Salt is best selling author Mark Kurlansky's story of the only rock we eat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than SALT

  • By Karen on 03-12-03

Can you say Salt in Chinese?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-10

That's OK, neither can the narrator.

I learned several new tidbits from this book. Especially interesting was the taxation of salt across cultures and time. The multi cultural approach is a strength of the book.

Too bad the narrator, who does a good job with western names and places, slaughters the Chinese. If they can learn German, French and Arab names, why can't they learn a few basic Chinese names.

  • Bel Canto

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,804

Ann Patchett’s award winning, New York Times best-selling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Pratchett’s other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician’s Assistant, the author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Opera Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Guerillas

  • By Mel on 03-01-13

Ambien for Listeners

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-06

This book is great (for putting me to sleep). All I have to do is slip on my ear buds and click on this story and sleep is just around the corner. Plus, it does not have the hangover of Ambien or Tylenol Blue. The only thing slower than this book is an unabridged version of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

At first I was very unhappy about this purchase, but it has driven me to sleep now multiple times as i struggle with jet lag and stress.

Unless you are an insomniac or an obsessed opera fan that believes the only reason people do not like opera is because they have not had exposure to it, you may want to buy a book from a different aria.




0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Across the Nightingale Floor

  • Tales of the Otori, Book One
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,737

A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful epic story

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 10-04-03

Melodramatic Chic Book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-04

If you like shallow, emoting, self-doubting characters, this is the book and series for you. How often can you stomach love sick pining, feverish swoons and hollow threats of suicide.

Even worse is the female voice. Hesitant, slow, over pronunciation is reminiscent of torturous elementary school group reading sessions where you have to listen to all the kids who cannot read well.

If you like period fiction in Japan, try Taiko instead. Or Shogun if you want a Western love story set in Japan.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful