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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,699

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Kate on 11-05-18

What a great play!!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This was just simply delightful. I enjoy listening to plays on audible and for the most case, they are well done. This one was exceptional. I highly recommend it. Pure entertainment!!

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,176

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

So disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I am so bogged down by this book, I could cry. I had to stop and go to another book. This one, sadly, is not a keeper. I was so looking forward to it because it sounded like it would be great. The reader is really good. A shame the story isn't as well.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,421

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the negative reviews fool you...

  • By Angela Lee on 03-24-17

What an amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Very few books have drawn me as this one did. The lyrical writing, the evolution of the characters ... the grief and the pain. It was all amazing. It is one to be listened to again, and savored. I highly recommend this work of art.

  • 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 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

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 1,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790

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 877
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

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 1,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

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. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • finishes "Peachy Flippin' Keen"

  • By LOYL-00 on 06-21-18

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 22,146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,123

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 3 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 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

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 20,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,622

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