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Billie McGhee

Massachusetts, USA
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  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,089
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,240

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

A sweet version of a tough subject.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I got this book because it had so many 5-star reviews but I feel it ended up falling flat, despite the beautiful narration. The story felt simplified and it ended up reading more like a young adult novel. However if you're looking for a book that takes place in the South during slavery but don't want it to be too heavy this would be a good read for you.

  • Don't Worry, It Gets Worse

  • One Twentysomething's (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood
  • By: Alida Nugent
  • Narrated by: Alida Nugent
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Alida Nugent graduated college with a degree in one hand and a drink in the other, eager to trade in parties and all-nighters for "the real world". But post-grad wasn't the glam life she imagined. Soon buried under a pile of bills, laundry, and three-dollar bottles of wine, it quickly became clear that she had no idea what she was doing. But hey, what twentysomething does?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read if you're over 25.

  • By Billie McGhee on 07-22-15

Don't read if you're over 25.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

What did you like best about Don't Worry, It Gets Worse? What did you like least?

Alida Nugent is funny, witty & clever. I enjoyed her narration and stories about her life... but a several chapters in I realized that at 27 years old I couldn't relate. I would have really loved this book five years ago. So while I didn't finish the book... It did make me feel better about my current state in life. :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eight Hundred Grapes

  • A Novel
  • By: Laura Dave
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and the irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it?

When these questions become realities for bride-to-be Georgia Ford, she does the only thing that seems to make sense. She runs....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mindless Summer Entertainment with a Fatal Flaw

  • By Janet on 06-24-15

Predictable but satisfying.

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the narrator and I grew attached to the main character and her family. I'd describe this book to be like reading a romantic comedy movie script. I could see myself casting the characters in my head and almost always anticipated what would happen next in the plot line. But there's something satisfying about knowing what going to happen, hoping that it will go the way you think it will and being satisfied when it does. Everyone needs a happy ending sometimes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,308

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

I love Amy Poehler but...

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Any additional comments?

I really loved "Will There Be Cake" by Mindy Kaling and "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey. I love Amy Poehler so I thought this book would be a home run but I kept losing focus, as I felt Amy must have, as she mentioned she struggled to write the book more than several times. I hate to say it - but I didn't finish it. :( She did give some bits of good advice but overall it was a slow read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,543

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

They have to make this a movie!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Where does The Girl on the Train rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best audiobooks i've purchased. Maybe the best. The three different narrators with their authentic British accents were really wonderful. I just finished Gone Girl and liked this story way better. I mean they have to make it into a movie right?