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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,279

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

Awesome Book - Awesome Narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

If you could sum up Behind Closed Doors in three words, what would they be?

Awesome, Gripping, Entertaining

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grace because she handled herself so well and never gave up.

What does Georgia Maguire bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought she did a terrific job with the narration. She brought the characters alive and gave them tremendous personality.

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

Yes definitely and I'll listen to it in two sitting.

Any additional comments?

Outstanding

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,730

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

This is an absolute must listen

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

I listen to a lot of audiobooks but there are a few that held me like this one. The narration is excellent and it is very well written. It is a must listen to.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,632
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,586

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding story told brilliantly

  • By mckobnzzc on 09-21-18

Give it a try

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Where does Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It breaks up in the top 10 series of audiobooks. I have not seen any of the movies and I had not read any of the books because I really didn't think I would like them. I'm already on book 2 if that tells you anything.

What did you like best about this story?

All like best that it's science fiction but it still sort of believable. I can wrap my mind around it.

What does Jim Dale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think Jim is an excellent narrator and I don't think I would've enjoyed the book nears much had I read it versus listen to it.

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

No extreme reactions just thoroughly entertained.

  • The Inner Circle

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,712

When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By FAC on 12-29-11

Absolutely great book

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Inner Circle to be better than the print version?

I don't know because I have not read the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brad does such a good job at giving all the characters good parts I can't pick one.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Scott is one of my absolute favorite narrators. If it says narrated by Scott Brick enough said.

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

yes

Any additional comments?

This is the first book I have listen to Brad Meltzer. I would recommend this as an excellent place to start. I can't wait to listen to more of his work.

  • Psychopath Free: Expanded Edition

  • Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships with Narcissists, Sociopaths & Other Toxic People
  • By: Jackson MacKenzie
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

The psychopath carefully selects the most indifferent and heartbreaking way imaginable to abandon you. They destroy you as a way to reassure themselves. Psychopath Free will help you out of the darkness so that you can begin making better choices that will forever alter the course of your life. So say farewell to love triangles, cryptic letters, self-doubt, and manufactured anxiety. You are no longer a pawn in the mind games of a psychopath. You are free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time you cut yourself some slack

  • By Elizabeth on 11-19-15

A must read

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

Reviewed: 11-26-15

This book is very well written for anyone who feels as though they may have come in contact with a psychopath or with someone with personality disorders. I really didn't feel like anybody understood what I was going through until I read this book. I was not interested in being right or wrong I am interested in getting help to feel better. That is what I believe this book helped me do and I am looking forward to listening to it again. The website is a great resource as well.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,441

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saved my Life

  • By Christine on 09-17-08

I have heard about this book since I was 16 and I wished I would've read it then!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

It's a great book about business and also a great book about life. Michael speaks in very common sense terms and I think anyone starting a business or running a business could benefit from this book.

  • Getting Life

  • An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace
  • By: Michael Morton
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

On August 13, 1986, just one day after his 32nd birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed - and the Williamson County Sherriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really good....brought us through each step.

  • By Dawn P. Rodriguez on 03-20-15

Very interesting! A must read.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Very interesting and unfortunate story. A story that needed to be told nevertheless. This is one of the few books that I could stop listening to. I kept waking up during the night and had to listen to a little more. I'm so glad the truth prevailed here. I'm definitely going to innocent project about volunteering.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

  • Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
  • By: Zac Bissonnette
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

There has never been a craze like Beanie Babies. The $5 beanbag animals with names like Seaweed the Otter and Gigi the Poodle drove millions of Americans into a greed-fueled frenzy as they chased the rarest Beanie Babies, whose values escalated weekly in the late 1990s. A single Beanie Baby sold for $10,000, and on eBay the animals comprised 10 percent of all sales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • King of Crushed Dreams

  • By Carole T. on 03-06-15

Very very interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Where does The Great Beanie Baby Bubble rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I remember when the beanie baby craze was going on and now it's fun to read what was going on behind the scenes. The author did an excellent job of guiding me through the story and kept it interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Ty

Which scene was your favorite?

Probably the part about how time was constantly remodeling his office but he never used it. He actually used the conference room so he could watch everyone.

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

Watch your beanie babies

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth the credit. Very entertaining listen

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,282

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mean girls", magicians, mansions, and more!

  • By Brianna Gallagher on 06-24-15

Very very interesting if it's true?

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

If you could sum up Down the Rabbit Hole in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, self-serving, entertaining

What did you like best about this story?

Holly did a great job with the narration. Also she did clear up a lot of the things that I think people wonder about including myself

Which scene was your favorite?

When she talked about what she liked best about each season of the girls next-door

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really

Any additional comments?

It was very interesting. I must say I listen to the entire thing about three servings. I'm happy for her and she seems like she's in a better place

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,414

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Absolutely a must listen to!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

I am listening to this book many times throughout my life. Sometimes it seems like someone had snuck in and rewrote part of it. It's one of the best books I've ever listen to. I think every student in high school should be required to read this book before they graduate.