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  • Rabbit

  • The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
  • By: Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber
  • Narrated by: Patricia Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,738
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,735

One of five children, Pat watched as her alcoholic mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At 12, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior; by 13, she was pregnant. By 15, Pat was a mother of two. Alone at 16, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, narration was a bit rough...

  • By Lindsay on 12-05-17

Interesting story. Lack luster delivery

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I thought I’d hear a rags to riches story but this autobiography focuses more on the comedians life growing up in grinding poverty. It’s a side of life that hardly ever gets told in such detail and that’s the strength of the book.
However the delivery at times sounds like someone reading a book report not their own life story. Overall I enjoyed listening but would have liked to hear much more about the struggles in performing on stage and the show business side.

  • A River in Darkness

  • One Man's Escape from North Korea
  • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602

Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking

  • By C. F. Gagnon on 05-31-18

Good book. Shorter than most.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

You Have Nothing to Envy is the most comprehensive book on the life in N Korea. This is fourth book I’ve heard on N Korea. They all document the starvation period of the 90’s and eventual escape and I find them all saying similar things. This book is half as long as most and has no concentration camp. The length makes it an easier listen. Very good book.

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Can it work with kids?

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This book got me thinking about things I still have in closets, garage and storage. It is a type of philosophy antithetical to our ad culture.
A good discussion and thoughts about our things and stuff we hang on to and the advantage of letting them go. The writer was a single 35 year old male. I don’t see how you can do this with kids so much.
It makes you think: when I’m gone who will have to clean up all my things? Why don’t I do it now?

  • You Do You

  • How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 800

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together comes more straight talk about how to stand up for who you are and what you really want, need, and deserve - showing when it's okay to be selfish, why it's pointless to be perfect, and how to be "difficult". Being yourself should be easy, yet too many of us struggle to live on other people's terms instead of our own. Rather than feeling large and in charge, we feel little and belittled.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Review of You Do You: How to Be Who You Are...

  • By Handy Cathi on 12-28-17

Be yourself !

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Inspiration to be yourself!
I didn’t get more than that from this iteration of Knight’s thoughts. It may be just what you need to hear.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Gosnell

  • The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer
  • By: Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer
  • Narrated by: Ann McElhinney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult But Important

  • By There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast on 10-23-17

Horrific but too bias

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

“Liberals are pro-abortion. “
“A fetus is a baby. “
This book conflates a horror show of an abortion clinic to, well, an abortion clinic. It also presumes that if only these women would give birth, they would be blessed. It side steps the issue that many of the women getting abortions are already mothers.
If it tackled the truly difficult issues surrounding abortion even in brief, this would be a better book and could make the same points. As it is, it comes across as a pro life (anti choice) book that doesn’t note that without real clinics, this is what back alley abortions have to offer more of.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,739

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story=Terrible

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Didn’t really buy the premise

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

‘Many of the elements but didn’t hook me. I just didn’t enjoy this one that much.

  • A Cold Day for Murder

  • A Kate Shugak Mystery
  • By: Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,764
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,472

Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty Realistic

  • By SMH on 09-01-16

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

The Alaskan setting with description took me to another place in my country.
The story kept pace and my interest.
The narrator was excellent.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,033
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,009

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Slow going

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

The book is obviously heading towards a conflict with the two women but it takes too long to get there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,643

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I love narrator Ed Herrman and bought this book to hear the language and older plot. While I found it full of description, I didn't find a compelling storyline. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman

  • By: Adam Plantinga
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat - a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the listener into life the way cops experience it - a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Adam Plantinga!

  • By A.Ward on 05-30-16

Informative with humor

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Greatly informative and entertaining with a sly wit. Tells the dos and don't s of being a police officer and typical situations a cop is likely to encounter. Advice on the best way to handle it based on experience.