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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,345

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Held my attention the entire time

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I am a fan of the Alien movies and this production was really entertaining. The narrators were terrific!

  • Capital Gaines

  • The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
  • By: Chip Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,607

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bootstrap Success from a Serial Doer

  • By Mavwreck75 on 10-23-17

It was OK

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

By: Chip Gaines
Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, Rachel Agee, Gabe Wicks
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins

  • 29 Gifts

  • How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life
  • By: Cami Walker
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

At age 35, Cami Walker was burdened by a battle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological condition that made it difficult for her to walk, work, or enjoy her life. Seeking a remedy for her depression after being hospitalized, she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman: give to others for 29 days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gift

  • By Elizabeth on 11-27-16

I could not finish it

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Having endured significant challenges myself, I was interested in this book. I could not finish it though because the author was so self centered and I could not relate to her. I hope that things worked out for her in the end, but it just became to the point where I could not take her whining anymore.

  • You and Me Forever

  • Marriage in Light of Eternity
  • By: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Narrated by: Francis Chan, Lisa Chan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: "How do I have a healthy marriage?" Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For any Christ follower

  • By Ana Tripp on 02-03-15

You and Me Forever

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

A good Christian perspective on changing the foundation of a troubled marriage. Lots of Biblical references.

  • Christmas Poetry

  • By: Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, G K Chesterton, and others
  • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year - but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us, this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet: it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for material wares.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiled By Narration

  • By Sara on 12-19-15

Nice selection including many Christian poems.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I liked this because it is a Christmas poetry selection with quite a few Christian selections.

  • A Bunch of Sweet Peas

  • By: Henry Donald
  • Narrated by: Judi Dench
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

In 1911, in the Scottish Border village of Sprouston, the young parish minister wrote to the Daily Mail for entry forms for its sweet pea competition. The top prize was a staggering £1000 and organisers predicted that as many as 15,000 would enter. He could not foretell that the paper's estimate of the number of competitors would be more than doubled, or that a fortnight before the deadline a nation-wide drought would threaten the very existence of the sweet peas he was so painstakingly cultivating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming summer tale with a lovely narrator.

  • By E. Jensen on 08-03-15

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I perfect little short story read by JUDI DENCH! Judi is the best narrator ever!

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,623

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

The Christmas Hirelings

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

The book was OK, not brilliant but had a nice ending. I appreciate the free copy.

  • The Stranger

  • By: Albert Camus
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,523

Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is amorality bad?

  • By Rolando on 03-10-14

The Stranger

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The Stranger
By: Albert Camus
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins

The narration was OK.

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  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Tal on 10-18-18

I did not agree with the approach

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I am not a therapist. I have been married for 36 years. I really felt that the wife in this dialog was not supported by the therapist properly when discussing the infidelity of the husband. I related to the wife's feelings of betrayal and was upset that the husband was not as remorseful as I would have expected him to be or that the therapist would have supported the wife in expecting him to be. The guy is a jerk who broke marriage vows and introduced infidelity into his family with young children. Now he wants to complain about his sex life with the wife! I would advise the wife to find a better therapist.

  • The Mysterious Howling

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful! ... but only the first installment...

  • By Yvette on 06-17-10

The Mysterious Howling

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18


The Mysterious Howling
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1
By: Maryrose Wood
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins