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Mobile, AL
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  • Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

  • By: Craig Brown
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of A Glorious Waste of Time

  • By Carole T. on 08-10-18

Just horrible!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I was so excited about this book but after 5 chapters, it is going back. This is a book about nothing. There is no substance at all to it. It is rambling and unfocused and just simply horrible!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall I loved it!

  • By Dylan on 08-13-18

Excellent reader, disappointing story

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I enjoyed the new reader's interpretation of the characters. Taking over from a beloved reader must be an awful thing. Sadly, the story was not up to par. I was really expecting more for Lady Georgiana's wedding! Maybe the next one will be better.

  • That Month in Tuscany

  • By: Inglath Cooper
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Eric G. Dove, Adam Verner, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 565

Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper live completely different lives. He's a rock star with a secret he can no longer live with. She's a regular person whose husband stood her up for a long-planned anniversary trip. On a flight across the Atlantic headed for Italy, a drunken pity party and untimely turbulence literally drop Lizzy into Ren's lap. It is the last thing she can imagine ever happening to someone like her. But despite their surface differences, they discover an undeniable pull between them. A pull that leads them both to remember who they had once been before letting themselves be changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Well-Written Love Story! Don’t Miss Out!

  • By Chris on 08-20-18

Not too bad

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

The book starts out great ... woman running away from jerk husband and mean kid meets rock star. That story was great. The side story of the mean kid disappearing was unnecessary and not good. I did the fastward through that. The readers were did a decent job and were different enough to tell the characters apart. It's a nice beach book.

  • Ain't She a Peach

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet - but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met. Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything - but it seems rude to embalm them and not say hello. Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Molly Harper and her stories.

  • By Nancy on 06-15-18

Awful!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

I was SO disappointed in this that I had to stop midway. Normally I love Molly Harper's book but this one was just a bad plot, and awful writing. It will have to go back!! The reader, however, was excellent.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,133
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,045

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Amazing story

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

This was not the book I expected. It was an amazing story of a life devoted to public service. We need more good men like James Comey in our government. People who know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wallis in Love

  • The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: Molly Parker Myers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Everyone has heard of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom Edward VIII so infamously abdicated his throne and birthright. But although her life has constantly been the subject of much fascination, gossip, and speculation, her whole story has yet to be told. Now historical biographer Andrew Morton uses diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records to offer a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This one is being returned

  • By Rita T on 02-15-18

This one is being returned

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I waited so excited about this book and what few chapters I could get through were just awful! The same info is repeated over and over in different ways. This has to be one of the worst books I've ever purchased from audible. RUN!!!

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,201

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Who voted for this man?

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

It is painfully clear that 45 is mentally ill. In the real world, his children and wife would be charged with elder abuse. Instead the rest of the world has to suffer because he has no clue what he is doing and he has surrounded himself with sycophants. Too bad the whole family will end up in prison because they are ignorant of the law but ... that happens to a lot of poor people.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,236

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ocean town setting

  • By Wild Horses Flying on 07-02-17

Bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Wish I would have read this one. Narrator was very very stilted and her pronunciation is odd.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33,484

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

You lost me in the last 3 hrs

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

So much excitement, then what should have the best part of the book turned into a scientific lecture. Now my head hurts and I don’t care when or how life started.

68 of 76 people found this review helpful

  • Imagining Diana

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Clehane
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

As the world awaits news of Princess Diana's fate following the paparazzi-fueled crash, Diana awakens from a coma to discover that she has survived the wreckage, but with her famous face - the most photographed in the world - forever changed. Based on actual events, what ensues is an elegant and riveting account of Diana's storied past and imagined future as an icon, lover, and mother of a future king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Booksmart on 09-07-17

Seriously creepy

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

I want my money back. This book disturbed me greatly. It was taking reality and adding Diana into the mix but not really. I am very sorry for purchasing this piece of trash.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful