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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,395

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Kate on 11-05-18

GREAT AND FUNNY

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

THIS WAS A LOVELY REPRIEVE FROM THE RADIO ON A RECENT TRIP FROM THE MOUNTAINS. WE LAUGHED AND LISTENED WITH GREAT JOY. WELL DONE.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,495

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

Heart breaking and heroic

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

It is a wonderful book, hard to listen to a times because of the abuse of a small child for being different. But, it really takes you to a lovely ending.

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,706

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonably Good

  • By Kerri J. on 02-05-18

Good audible original

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I enjoyed the book fully. I recommend it to the next reader. Interesting twist on a mystery story.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,897

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Get ready for a thoroughly entertaining mystery!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This is an excellently performed and written story of a funny and smart couple of women detectives around the Victorian era. The story line is quick, engaging and thoroughly entertaining. Wow! One of the best books I've listened to.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Kate Danley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 883
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 787

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy for fairy tale lovers

  • By A. Sines on 03-25-15

An adventurous travel in the fairytale realm

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This is a wonderfully told and read story linking many fairy tale stories and characters into one fabulous tale. I highly recommend this read to lovers of fairy tales. The woodcutter is the glue and the hero!

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

  • By: Emily Croy Barker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,892

Emily Croy Barker’s riveting debut novel is a must-read for fans of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic follows grad student Nora Fischer as she stumbles through a portal into a magical world. Having been transformed from drab to beautiful, Nora finds herself surrounded by glamorous friends. Life seems perfect. But then things take a terrible turn, and Nora must learn magic from a reclusive ally if she is to have any hope of survival...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In most ways, this is just the kind of book I seek

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-13

Really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Loved the story, a true adventure. I recommend this to all with a magical heart.

  • The Plant Paradox

  • The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
  • By: Steven R. Gundry MD
  • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration, great book

  • By Doreen Pinkham on 08-10-17

Big commitment

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Interesting thoughts which could alter your health by eliminating toxins and healing the gut. Good info on line on this.

  • Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Listeners will learn that we are quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly, coherent streams of consciousness and energy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Combined with The Body Code

  • By Francoise Nazario on 08-28-18

Worth the read!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I have watched, read, and meditated with Dr. Joe Dispenza for the past 3 months. I totally believe in the quantum field, the source of all our beings, and our interconnection at that level. This book primarily leads one to learn through his case studies. I don't believe I learned any new information but I feel hearing this over and over in different formats is the path to believing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,979

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Well worth the listen. Michael brings it close and personal. I highly recommend this book.

  • The Rules of Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the '60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Darkly Fun and Bitterweet

  • By Mel on 11-17-17

Loved to know the sisters

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

I love Practical Magic so this was exciting to get to know the sisters (aunts) and their history. Alice Hoffman is a easy to read writer who just carries you along effortlessly on the journey.