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R. G. Pickering

Coral Springs, FL USA
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  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,791

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Nearly as Good as the Podcast

  • By LAX2NRT on 10-09-18

insightful

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Listening to the insights gained from the various couples was very helpful when applied to one's own life.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,898
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,906

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This was a good short haunted house story. Some might have been a bit expected.

  • American Wolf

  • A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
  • By: Nate Blakeslee
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Epic American Story

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 10-17-17

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

This is a beautiful story about the wolves in Yellowstone Park and the man who researched them.

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,853

In a heavily guarded mansion in a posh Virginia suburb, a man and a woman start to make love, trapping a burglar behind a secret wall. Then the passion turns deadly, and the witness is running into the night - because what he has just seen is a brutal slaying involving the president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you on the edge

  • By mhhorses on 10-02-10

Great Thriller!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I enjoyed this book and the great short story right after it.
Very creative. You have no idea what will happen next.

  • Earning the Rockies

  • How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
  • By: Robert D. Kaplan
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father's evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he learned to understand the country from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent book that found a great narrator!

  • By BotakTree on 03-09-17

Observations of a Traveler

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This was a gentle book which easily lulled me to sleep. I enjoyed his observations about the history and the history production of the places he traveled.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,604

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Early English

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This is the first early English book I've read. I had to get used to the formal language and accent. It told well of the couplings in the early English society.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,678

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Well Done

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I have never read a monologue before, but I very much enjoyed this one. The narrator was very good except for the few times I couldn't understand here English accent. She well conveyed the emotions of the character.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,133
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,164

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-25-15

Grusome

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

From beginning to end it was gory and gruesome. not my favorite book. Great narrating, though.

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  • Into the Water

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,733

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Suspense

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Because of all the characters, I had a problem keeping them straight. But the story was very suspenseful and mysterious. I enjoyed it.

  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,817

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical McCarthy: SUPERB

  • By David on 02-21-08

Rough but good

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I don't typically read gruff stories, but this was well done and good. I liked his voice!