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  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,686
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,056

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning masterpiece that leaves you with hope.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-31-18

great story . does not disappoint.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

my first Koontz book... can you believe it. And DK thinks it is his best story as well.

  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Florence Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,837

Does nature really make us feel better? The 3-Day Effect takes a look at the science behind why being in the wild can make us happier, healthier, and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, hiking in Utah’s wilderness, or walking through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scientists are finding that the more exposure humans have to nature, the more we can benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of opinions

  • By Peter A. Oneill on 05-08-19

Opened a Door

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

Reviewed: 05-28-19

The timing was perfect for my personal needs. Such a simple concept to return life to a place of balance in mental and physical health after years of stress becoming the controller of both. No disappointment here! Highly recommend. It presents just enough data to support the personal stories of the participants and put it all into perspective. Thank you to the author!!

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,652

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

A soap opera.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Not one of the best. The performance kept me more engaged than the story. AND one story line was left dangling in the end. Not up to the quality of The Firm...and other earlier Grisham works. Had i been reading the book, i would have sped-read through much of it. Lots of filler that didn't add much to the story.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,723

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By D. A. Wright on 09-20-18

Amazingly moving

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

This is not another self- indulgent autobiography. It is an open, no-frills laying bare, cathartic memoir...no apologies... ...and uplifting. A MUST-READ for every woman who has had a complicated, sometimes prickly, and unsettled yet loving relationship with ...our mothers. Bravo, Sally!!

  • Every Note Played

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Dagmara Dominczyk, Lisa Genova - afterword
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful and heartbreaking exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.

An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago.

Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce—his divorce.

He knows his left arm will go next.

Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it.

When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Nearly As Good As Her Others

  • By Wendi on 03-23-18

Excellent story; female reader poor

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Powerful and sensitive story well-written. Male reader excellent. Female reader style greatly diminished the listening experience. Her voice descended into whispers way too frequently making it difficult to hear... especially while driving. The power of the story was lost in those whispers. Quite unfortunate.

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  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • By: Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,990

Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, comforting book on moon exploration

  • By Mark on 06-17-16

A fabulous listen in every way!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Excellent research Makin this historic time come alive on every way. The narration was the best ever. Bravo!

  • Life in Motion

  • An Unlikely Ballerina
  • By: Misty Copeland
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious 13-year-old to become a ground­breaking ballerina. Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Has Copeland heard this narration? Has Audible?

  • By Debbie on 08-02-15

Fabulous read!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

Well-written story which is inspiring and entertaining. Performance is excellent. Highly recommend this for all ages including aspiring young ballerinas.

  • Taking the Stand

  • My Life in the Law
  • By: Alan Dershowitz
  • Narrated by: Ella Dershowitz, Alan Dershowitz
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide, and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Professor, you need to do the narrative! Please!

  • By David on 11-17-13

Fabulous writing

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

Reviewed: 10-18-13

Where does Taking the Stand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best autobiographies I have read.

What did you like best about this story?

I felt I was 'there' throughout...totally engaged. The vignettes throughout were delightful and interesting.

Did Ella Dershowitz and Alan Dershowitz do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

It was quite disconcerting to have a female narrator for a male's story. And she has that somewhat typical vocal pattern so common to young females these days. Her expresssion and pronounciations were good. But having heard the author read his own intro...I would have much preferred he read the entire book..or at least have a male narrator. Knowing Ella was his daughter, I had to keep reminding myself she was reading it as Alan and not as herself.

Any additional comments?

Sure wish narrator was male. Quite disappointed.

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  • The Astronaut Wives Club

  • A True Story
  • By: Lily Koppel
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. As their celebrity rose - and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives - they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So-So Story, Painful Performance

  • By Steve on 07-08-13

Missed the mark

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

Reviewed: 08-02-13

Would you try another book from Lily Koppel and/or Orlagh Cassidy?

No...

Would you recommend The Astronaut Wives Club to your friends? Why or why not?

No. It is short on narrative and long on trite details. It is gossipy in tone..both written and narration.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

YES! The tone became sarcastic when passages were describing the husband's behaviors...much as though a group of unhappy women were sharing their husband's miss-deeds. Very unpleasant to listen to.

Do you think The Astronaut Wives Club needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It needs a completely new book with more factual information from the wives...more integration into the history of the times.

Any additional comments?

I am only 8 chapters into it, and I am already cringing when I hear the narrator quote Kennedy or launch into a male voice. I have not paid much attention to critiques re narration before, but wish I had before purchasing this.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful