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  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,593

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty

  • By Anna-Bo-Banana on 04-28-14

Narrater was great!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

I am so impressed with the number of impersonations presented by the narrater. Wow!

The book made me even more curious about Africa.

  • Hotels of North America

  • By: Rick Moody
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Reginald Edward Morse is one of the top reviewers on RateYourLodging.com, where his many reviews reveal more than just details of hotels around the globe - they tell his life story. The puzzle of Reginald's life comes together through reviews that comment upon his motivational speaking career, the dissolution of his marriage, the separation from his beloved daughter, and his devotion to an amour known only as "K".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing read

  • By Paula on 11-24-15

Absorbing read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-15

I listened to an interview with Rick Moody on CBC's Writers and Company and bought the book on audible right after the episode. What a delightful read on a grey November day. A book about hotels with some references to beds and I only slept 4 hours in mine because I didn't want to stop listening.
One of those rare books when I was sad that it would end when i was only halfway through the book. I enjoyed the tone and pace of the narrator but would have enjoyed hearing the author narrate the last chapter. For reasons you may appreciate once you read the book. I will check out other writings by Rick Moody.

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  • Spy the Lie

  • Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
  • By: Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, with one disappointment

  • By Kim on 08-07-12

More please!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-15

I enjoyed the case studies. Especially the analysis of transcripts from the interviews. Book 2 in the works?

  • Drunk Mom

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jowita Bydlowska
  • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

A best seller in its native Canada, Drunk Mom is a gripping, brutally honest memoir of motherhood in the shadow of alcoholism. Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. It was a special occasion: a party celebrating the birth of her first child. It also marked Bydlowska's immediate, full-blown return to crippling alcoholism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A not very lovely story that I love anyway.

  • By Alixandra Hice on 01-12-15

Better than coffee or booze!!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

I listened before i went to work. As soon as i got home two days in a row. Thanks audible. As a busy mom i never would have had the time to sit and read it. Thanks CBC for recommending it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful