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  • A Darker Shade of Magic

  • A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
  • By: V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,345

Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes. As such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. There's White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of the narrator

  • By Alex on 06-11-15

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

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  • Meaty

  • Essays
  • By: Samantha Irby
  • Narrated by: Samantha Irby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times best-selling author Samantha Irby explodes in her uproarious first collection of essays. Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Updated with her favorite Instagramable, couch-friendly recipes, this much-beloved romp is treat for anyone in dire need of Irby's infamous, scathing wit, and poignant candor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously honest

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-13-18

Overall great if not a little gross at times.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I really enjoy this woman's voice. I do wish that it weren't so heavy on the poo sometimes, but I guess its part of her story.

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hysterical manual for the 21st century woman

  • By mendolynne on 11-05-12

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I have listened to this multiple times. I adore this woman. Her humor and her insight. I would love to read more. Please Caitlin let us have another.

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,803

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By JK907 on 01-11-18

ugh what a cliche

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

just one more half-assed attempt a girl on a train its books are all the same when will I learn

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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 10,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,494

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

unbelievably depressing.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I really wanted to like this story but it was so depressing I just couldn't finish it. That part might be me. I might try it again later I did enjoy the writing and I did enjoy the narration. but if you're feeling a little down wait a minute try something else

  • You're Better than Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Bonnie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Bonnie McFarlane, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively listenable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy person from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sandy!!! She wrote a book...it's crazy, a book!!!

  • By Jonathan Placek on 03-02-16

wonderful and addictive.

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

the only part I didn't like was hearing her talk about letting her agent choke. I hope she was kidding. she's an amazing writer and I would love to read

  • When You Find out the World Is Against You

  • And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
  • By: Kelly Oxford
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

The famed Internet personality - named one of Rolling Stone's Funniest People on Twitter and creator of the viral #notokay for women to share their stories of sexual assault - and best-selling author of Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar turns her laser-like wit to anxiety, parenthood (or "the sheer insanity of being in charge of the safety and livelihood of three people besides myself"), popular culture, and more in this razor sharp essay collection.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh....

  • By 70saN on 11-20-17

Meh....

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

only intermittently funny. insights good but not great. There's so much of this out there now. So many wonderful women writers. I would skip this one.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Witching Hour

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 50 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest Supernatural Thriller of the 20th Century

  • By Liberty on 11-06-15

Not how I remembered

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Ugh. I really loved these books way back when.... but I wasn't twelve at the time. It seems unfortunately that these books now feel sophomoric and tired. It made me sad. I couldn't even get through it. On top of the story being a disappointment, the narrator had this infuriating lilt at the end of every sentence, as if she were asking question after pretentious question. I just couldn't listen to it anymore. And I know she can do it differently because when she did characters she was much better.
Get rid of the weird pretentious lilt sister. It's not as cool as you seem to think. And leave Anne Rice in the 90s. You'll be glad you did