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  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,614

You Are a Badass at Making Money is a refreshingly frank and entertaining step-by-step guide to overcoming the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success out of reach and to giving yourself the permission to make the kind of money you've never made before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book, Falls Short of Expectations

  • By Gabriel B. on 02-14-18

just didn't resonate with me

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

lots of good antecdotal advice. true life experiences. she just wasn't my cup of tea. but I would still recommend to others as what she persues in this book can still be the down to earth inspiration someone needs.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,367

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

wow. just wow.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love very much this book thank you

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,098

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard Clines. Fun and forgettable

  • By Debra on 10-07-17

I had been waiting so long for this one

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I have read several of Peter Clines books and absolutely love his running theme. I thought it might have a little bit more connection to room number 14, or the fold, but the snippet he did plug in was still enough to make my heart pitter-patter. there is a huge story being told here and even if you read the books out of order you will know that there is something creepy and disturbing going on in the universe. Peter Cline's Universe anyways. oh yeah and I really like this narrator. He has a very pleasant and strong voice with a range of different characters.

  • Dawn

  • Xenogenesis, Book 1
  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Aldrich Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,566

In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is "awakened", she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens cannot help humanity without altering it forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't tell if I loved it or hated it.

  • By Lindsay on 01-31-16

This book will keep you riveted to your earbuds!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

everything you want in a SciFi novel. plausible plot. layered characters. easy going pace. paints a vivid picture through details and prose

  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346

Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed", usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control, and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine production

  • By Christopher Bishop on 06-09-17

long but good

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

i love steven king as an author. i am never disappointed by what he creates. this particular story was on the longer side from what I normally listen to/read and I did have to set it down a few times but there was so much to be said and so much build-up that I understand the reason for length now. crazy! Just crazy. that's how this story should be described.

  • This Is How It Always Is

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this novel about a non-traditional family

  • By Mark on 03-21-18

a very cool book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

I I listened to this story mostly on my own but a few times picking up my daughter and her friend in tow from school. Other than the occasional "penis" and tossed around they were intrigued or maybe even more because of that word. it was a good conversation starter for the 5th graders. and once they got over the word of said taboo word they were more interested in finding out the plight their peer aged protagonist.

  • The Girl Before

  • A Novel
  • By: J. P. Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,581

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant - and it does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Lisa on 05-07-17

I didn't think I'd like it but...

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

... then I couldn't put it down. As audiobooks go I can sometimes be particular when listening to a book read by someone with an english accent. Storyline was interesting enough early on for me not to be put off very soon I found the accent endearing. too many twists and turns to keep up with which kept the story alive. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, and the subplot, and the sub subplot. well written and well-read.

  • Depraved Heart

  • A Scarpetta Novel, Book 23
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,725

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer-genius niece, Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost 20 years ago. As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece. That film clip and others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A train wreck you can't look away from.

  • By GH on 10-29-15

don't dive in without reading the others first

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

I came across this author after hearing an interview on NPR, a Fresh Air show i think. It piqued my interest so I downloaded this book that was mentioned in the interview. Bad idea. There are too many references to previous story plots that make it difficult to understand what's going on. The previous books seem interesting thrillers, but this particular book relies too heavily on knowing the background to get any enjoyment.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101,619
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,706

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

I binged on this one

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

I haven't came across a story like this in a while that made me want to listen from start to end. I heard a sample clip of the book and it piqued my interest to buy it rather than put on my wishlist as I usually do. From the first sentence to the last I was captivated and intrigued , and put on an emotional rollercoaster. the few times I stopped listening other than when I was asleep to Google something about South African culture for a deeper understanding of something in particular he was talking about. South African/Afrikaan is now one of my new favorite accents. he has a very nice voice

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  • The Bourbon Kings

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,984

For generations the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it's Dallas with Bourbon but I loved it

  • By Katheryne on 08-30-15

seems like an interesting story but too slow

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

i keep putting this one down. having a hard time staying interested. on one hand I love the Southern drawl accent, but on the other hand I'm wondering if it is what is making the story drag on. Or is it the plot itself? This is not my usual genre of books so maybe that's it? I am returning it. It is too slow for me.