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  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,671

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

I would listen again and again.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I smiled, and laughed and cried. Swan Song was such a treat. This will certainly go down as one of the greats on my book list.

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,583

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

FROM THE BEGINNING!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

This book had me from the beginning. This is definitely one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,591

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

ON MY SECOND LISTEN

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I LOVE THIS BOOK! This should be a pre-requisite before reading any other personal development book. This is the tool you need to take action on any advice you will receive on your journey.

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,665

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

LOVE IT WHEN THE GOOD GIRL WINS

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND HEART WARMING STORY! THE LADIES' ROOM IS A BEAUTIFUL ALL AROUND.

  • This Is Just My Face

  • Try Not to Stare
  • By: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Narrated by: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160

Gabourey Sidibe - "Gabby" to her legion of fans - skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels' acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she's played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest, heart wrenching, and hilarious!

  • By CleverLewis on 05-16-17

Gabourey Sidibe

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

"For by letting our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same." What a beautiful, honest, fun, witty, confident, and interesting story! I loved every minute of this book. Amazing performance too. Congrats Gabourey! Thanks for letting your light shine so brightly.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,625

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future. As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-16

Kathryn is an amazing writer

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

There were so many times throughout the book that I had to remind myself that this is JUST a story. This book grabbed my attention and held it. So much suspense I could hardly stand it!

  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,029
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,472

With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Part of Saturday

  • By George Knight on 12-16-14

Thank you Alan!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Your story is so beautiful. The ups the downs and everything in between. Thank you!

  • Lyrebird Hill

  • By: Anna Romer
  • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

Ruby Cardel has the semblance of a normal life – a loving boyfriend, a career she loves – but in one terrible moment, her life begins to unravel. The discovery that the death of her beloved sister, so many years ago, was not the accident she’d always been told makes her question all she’s known about herself. Travelling back home to Lyrebird Hill, the beautiful bushland property where she grew up with her mother and sister, Ruby begins to remember the year that has been blocked in her memory.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice writing... not my favorite genre

  • By C. Crane on 03-05-16

SOOOOO GOOD

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

I loved every minute of this book! Grabbed and kept my attention the entire time! A very talented writer indeed.

  • Zero Limits

  • The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More
  • By: Joe Vitale, Ihaleakala Hew Len
  • Narrated by: Joe Vitale, Ihaleakala Hew Len
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

If it seems like you work hard but never get anywhere, maybe the problem is something within you. Maybe the limitations holding you back come from inside you, not from the outside world. Zero Limits presents a proven way to break through those self-imposed limitations to achieve more in life than you ever dreamed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Rae on 07-03-07

This Book is Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I am so grateful that I read this book. It has life changing information that showed up right on time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ten Bridges of Transformation

  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

The 10 bridges are an eternal compass that guides us along the path to spiritual wholeness. Anytime you are lost, confused, frustrated, doubtful, fearful, even hopeless, you can use these 10 active principles to immediately reorient yourself toward love, peace, and fulfillment. The Ten Bridges of Transformation includes several live segments, recorded at Marianne's renowned workshops.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible, Life changing and beautiful

  • By Karolina Borkowski on 02-05-15

I made so many bookmarks

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-16

I really enjoyed The Ten Bridges. I loved all the practical advice and real life conversations throughout the book. I keep going back to listen and learn something new everytime.