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  • Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

  • By: Phoebe Robinson, Ilana Glazer - foreword
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Wouldn't it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan's house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she's experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious & Enlightening

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-01-18

Hmmm...I don't know what to tell you on this one

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Well, I am at a loss here. I was eager to download this book, after I heard Phoebe interviewed on NPR the other day. I really enjoyed her first book, and expected more of the same. But that's not what I got. I'm not sure what I got - I did not recognize the language. This book made me feel so old, I just can't delete it fast enough! I read the other reviews, and people enjoyed this book, but I don't even know what it is about - every sentence was interupted with jibberish, hashtags and annoying cutesy abbreviations (abbrevs...) I like relatable stories written in English, with complete sentences and actual words - at least enough of this to catch my attention. I hope Phoebe's next book is more relatable (Yes, I'll give her another chance because she is talented and funny), but maybe she is writing for a very specific demographic. That's up to the author...

25 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • M Train

  • By: Patti Smith
  • Narrated by: Patti Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774

M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Nothing"

  • By M. Olson on 11-03-15

Good to hear from you, Patti!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

Patti Smith first got on my radar when I was about 15 years old, around 1977/78. She always seems to pop up at a time when I am wondering , "where is she now..?". This book is full of surprises, insights, deja vu and book suggestions. She has had an interesting life, and has developed an insightful and wiley mind. Thanks Patti, for everything...

  • The Shelters of Stone

  • Earth's Children, Book 5
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 33 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why did Sandra Burr change the voices?

  • By michelle on 08-17-11

Trrrruly Terrrrrible Accent

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

Well, having journeyed through the first 5 books I just had to finish, despite the slowed pace of the last book. That is part of the trouble with this installment - there were now FIVE long novels to constantly re-cap and review every few minutes. Too much of this book had, in effect, already happened in the previous volumes. Then, therrrrre was the fake accent. A few fake accents, in fact, but Ayla has been speaking like a old time Gypsy grandma for 2 books now, and I just had to put it down - couldn't take another minute, could not finish this book. Sorry, the story really could have fit into 4 books - 3 if you really hate the recaps.

  • The Community

  • 299 Days, Book 3
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

299 Days: The Community, the third book in the 299 Days series, reunites Grant Matson with his family after his wife, children, and in-laws accept that the only way to survive the Collapse is to flee the comfort of their suburban lives and join him at his isolated cabin in the woods. With riots becoming more violent, power outages more widespread, and the military crumbling, Grant and others throughout Washington State realize they must organize if they want to endure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the second book

  • By Junshawnta on 01-06-15

How to be awesome and look cool when times go bad

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

Reviewed: 12-11-14

Wow - does this author even realize what a jerk his protagonist is? If he has a different opinion than you, watch out - he brags about intimidating a guy who simply asks a question, talks about how "cool" he looks i his macho fake army gear, and rants about everything from lesbians to lattes. I listened to the first book, and got some good info along with the creepy gun freak crap, but there is no real useful info here.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 299 Days

  • The Preparation, Book 1
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

299 Days: The Preparation, the first audiobook in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as unsustainable and on the verge of collapse, but one in which he has built his life around. What begins as a return to his roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Planted Reviews - be careful with your purchase...

  • By Jan on 10-30-14

Not That 2 sided...

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

Not as two sided as promised in the intro, but brings up good points and gives realistic info mixed with the right wing extreme speech. Ignore the tons of sexism and splash of Homophobia and it's listenable.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fool

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551

Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Moore does it again.

  • By Michael on 02-17-09

Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-05-13

This narrator is tops! The different voices and mannerisms are very distinct and extremely lively. Te story, quite frankly, bored me to tears. It made my shift longer, rather than shorter (Which is what Ive come to expect from Mr. Moore - I love his other books!) I will continue to listen to the author's books, and will look for more from this narrator.

  • What Einstein Told His Cook

  • Kitchen Science Explained
  • By: Robert L. Wolke
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316

Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labeling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you want to know about Kitchen Science

  • By Theodore on 04-29-12

The reason for paper

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

Reviewed: 06-08-12

This is a terrible choice for audio! It is a reference book, plain and simple - as a printed book, you can look up whatever you need to know, when you need to know it. That doesn't work with audio, and since there is no story it's a major yawn. Imagine listening to the dictionary...

45 of 52 people found this review helpful

  • Sacre Bleu

  • A Comedy d'Art
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,938

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is Nothing is Sacre'?

  • By Mel on 05-07-12

Virgin no Moore!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-12

This was my first Moore book, and I think I am now a diehard fan! This was total, glorious escapist fiction. I have an art background, which is what originally drew me to the story, but I don't think it was really necessary to know anything about art to follow the story. The characters are alive, hilarious, and self-explanatory. I literally couldn't turn it iff until it was over, and I'm sure I will listen again.

  • The Persimmon Tree

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 27 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481

The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent sequel

  • By CBDC on 02-13-11

Good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-10

Good story, but the absolute worst imitation of American accents ever. Very distracting and extremely annoying. He does OK with the upper class accents, but kevin and Joe are horrible parodies of working class speech, and a bit insulting. Other than the spotty narration, this book was good escapist story telling.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Relieve Anxiety with Medical Hypnosis

  • By: Steven Gurgevich
  • Narrated by: Steven Gurgevich
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Anxiety's source and antidote are one and the same: the mind. On Relieve Anxiety with Medical Self-Hypnosis, listeners join leading mind-body expert Dr. Steven Gurgevich for a liberating program that teaches how to use the power of the subconscious mind to overcome worry, nervousness, panic, and more. Includes guided trancework sessions to enhance skills of mental and physical relaxation, and produce the "relaxation response" whenever and wherever it is needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favourite Relaxation cds

  • By Kathryn on 05-08-11

Really Works!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-10

I have 3 hypnosis programs, and this is the only one that completely works every time. It always puts me to sleep, but I always feel better after I use it - stronger, too.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful