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  • Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies

  • A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words
  • By: Michael Ausiello
  • Narrated by: Michael Ausiello
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello's insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor in chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty heartbreaking story of love and grief.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-17

Tear Jerker. Wonderfully sweet

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Just finished the Book, Cried, laughed, and cried laughed, and cried more.
Now I find it is true. Heart is broken for you.
THANKS for sharing .I am touched forever.

  • Logical Family

  • A Memoir
  • By: Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the best-selling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Also included is an exclusive conversation between Maupin and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOGICAL Love!

  • By Tod T on 02-15-18

Wonderful Story, Wonderful Author

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I have read or listened to all of Mr. Maupin‘s books.
My first partner gave me Tails of The City, in the early 80s. I fell for him and his style.
I love the way he tells a story.
I just finished Logical Family.. And just want more. I don’t want the story to end.
This one made me cry, Laugh, and get chocked up. So many time I could See myself in his tale. It answered so many thing I wondered about in his series. Please do stop writing. I LOVE your work .
It made me realize he was front and center in making our lives better today than in the 70-80s
Thank You

  • The Deep Blue Good-By

  • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,219

He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series

  • By Michael Cavacini on 06-15-12

Overly Dramatic

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I don't think so . The story was ok. Maybe it was the reader, but WAY too dramatic, and way too wordy. it could have been told with much less words

Would you listen to another book narrated by Robert Petkoff?

maybe, if my a different reader

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Y is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing, and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence, and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-29-17

Home Run

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

What made the experience of listening to Y is for Yesterday the most enjoyable?

I love the reader's voice good story Flows nicely

What about Judy Kaye’s performance did you like?

Loved her

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was surprised by "who Done It"

Any additional comments?

Kinsey is someone I could set down and have a drink with. Classy with a bit of salty edges. I love the Story like and people in them

  • Bright Side

  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512

Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad

  • By Kristin on 04-06-15

Liked it. A Lot

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

If you could sum up Bright Side in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Fun, Sad

Who was your favorite character and why?

Brightside.. and Gus :)

What about Roger Wayne and Lidia Dornet ’s performance did you like?

Liked her. And I usually do not buy books done by women. He was good, but a bit more dramatic than I would have liked

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes ,, the last 1/4 of the book

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,173

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

What did you love best about The Whistler?

I usually don't like a female reader. But really enjoyed this one

Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but liked her

  • Tales of the City

  • Tales of the City, Book 1
  • By: Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 922

For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture...from a groundbreaking newspaper serial, to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales of the City is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sparkling, Witty and Touching!

  • By Nancy J on 01-19-14

Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 02-19-15

Would you listen to Tales of the City again? Why?

I have read all the Series many years ago.
I loved the book.
Armstead did am wonderful job . They came out at the time I think I needed them, and have given them away to MANY MANY friends over the years. I am ready for the next one :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tales of the City?

Nuns on Roller Skates

What does Frances McDormand bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does. I don't usually enjoy female readers, but loved her

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed many times

  • Full Disclosure

  • By: Dee Henderson
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 873

Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the region’s most trusted investigative positions. Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop in the Midwest. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good Paul and his team see the case file or work the murder. Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 08-22-17

Story is OK

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

Reviewed: 03-26-14

What disappointed you about Full Disclosure?

It is a bit too Preachy and religious for my taste in books

Would you ever listen to anything by Dee Henderson again?

Maybe

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

a decent Story . I likes the voice of the story teller

  • Something Like Summer

  • Something Like..., Book 1
  • By: Jay Bell
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words; Tim Wyman. By all appearances, Tim had the perfect body and ideal life, but when a not-so-accidental collision brings them together, Ben discovers that the truth is rarely so simple. If winning Tim's heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. Something Like Summer is a love story spanning a decade and beyond as two boys discover what it means to be friends, lovers, and sometimes even enemies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it.

  • By Orlando on 06-26-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-26-13

Would you try another book from Jay Bell and/or Kevin R. Free?

Yes

What do you think your next listen will be?

not sure

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I did love it

Any additional comments?

It was sweet, and at times Erotic.
Great read!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,804

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Great read

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

Would you listen to Sycamore Row again? Why?

I only listen to them one time

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry Rex

Which scene was your favorite?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

YES I cried. When
The boys father came and said he forgave the man that killed his sons