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  • Praise Song for the Butterflies

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernice L. McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. But when the Katas' idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo's father, following his mother's advice, places the girl in a religious shrine, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as atonement for the crimes of his ancestors. Unspeakable acts befall Abeo for the 15 years she is held in the shrine. When she is finally rescued, broken and battered, she must struggle to overcome her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Searing!

  • By Susie Bright on 09-05-18

Another great pairing!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

The combination of Bernice’s words and Robin’s voice make me excited! The story is great and I could listen to Robin Miles bring these stories to life every day!

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,522
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,602

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Good but....

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I love TH and am inspired by her story, I just cant listen to her style of story telling for long periods of time.

  • The Choir Director 2

  • Runaway Bride
  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Kidwell, Marc Damon Johnson, Nicole Lewis, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor Bishop T.K. Wilson dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What in the world?????

  • By blondredz on 08-27-14

Great!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

What made the experience of listening to The Choir Director 2 the most enjoyable?

I loved the use of multiple voices for the different characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to choose.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,217

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

So much better than the movie!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

They really became the characters. Totally believable.

Any additional comments?

Such a great story, the narraters were awesome! Way better than the movie! I didn't want to stop listening!

  • Stuff Christians Like

  • By: Jonathan Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Acuff
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Using the same humor and honesty that galvanized 450,000 online readers from 199 countries, blogger Jonathan Acuff brings his insightful take on Christianity to the book world with Stuff Christians Like. From prayer shot blocks to Metro Worship Leaders, no stone is left unturned in this hilarious look at faith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this stuff

  • By Jeanie on 04-14-10

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

If you could sum up Stuff Christians Like in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious! Great! Easy!

What did you like best about this story?

That it was hilarious!

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Acuff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. "Start" is a different kind of book, but neither one dissapoint.

  • Start

  • Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives listeners practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The overall ratings tell the Truth!

  • By Roberts Hunter on 09-05-14

Yes!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Jon Acuff is great! This is such a great 'jumpstart your life' kinda book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book definitely made me laugh!

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,940

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Mindy, you'll enjoy this listen.

  • By Lisa on 01-04-12

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who are extremely bored and have nothing else better to do.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mindy Kaling again?

Yes, I love the author, I just don't think this was interesting.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It didn't at all.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

There were a few funny stories in it.

Any additional comments?

I stopped listening. I got bored.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,073
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,991

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

Read This Now!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Between the World and Me to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I haven't read the print version. But I'd say yes because it was narrated by the author and thats always great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author

Have you listened to any of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but I plan to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,251

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brought Room and the outside world to Life

  • By Daryl on 07-09-14

Ummmm.....

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Soooo..... story was great BUT buyer beware, it’s almost totally read in a child’s voice. It got really annoying, really fast!

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,997

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

OMG!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've not only recommended this to friends, I've bought several copies for friends that I knew would enjoy it! This is THE funniest book I have ever listened to.I mean 'laugh out loud and everyone around you thinks you're a little nuts because you have your headphones in and you've just heard the most hilarious thing' kinda funny. I was so sad when it ended. This is a book for everyone! BUY THIS NOW!!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how honest Jenny is about all of her "issues", she's very relatable.

Which scene was your favorite?

Without giving too much away, it when Victor was having a Skype meeting for work. You'll have to read the book to find out what happens.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Dangerously Funny"