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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 17,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,978

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
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

I’m whole. Standing ovation!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Very funny and very moving, 10 stars! Excellent story and great cast. Worth every cent, you won’t regret this.

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  • David the Great

  • Deconstructing the Man After God's Own Heart
  • By: Mark Rutland
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

King David was a complicated, conflicted man of flesh. But too often he is viewed as an Americanized shepherd boy on a Sunday school felt board or a New Testament saint alongside the Virgin Mary. Not only does this neglect one of the Bible’s most complex stories of sin and redemption, it also bypasses the gritty, life lessons inherent in the amazing true story of David. Mark Rutland shreds the felt-board character, breaks down the sculpted marble statue, and unearths the real David of the Bible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read/Hear Excellent Content

  • By Debi Smith on 07-09-18

Gripping and raw, I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Mark Rutland has done it again! Awesome reflection of King David’s life. It was far from dull, in fact, it puts the greatest action movies to shame. I think all leaders and parents should read this book. It sets the bar on what a leader should... and at times shouldn’t be. Right from get-go Mark had my full attention. Buy it now, you won’t regret it.

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,273

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Powerful Novel! I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

If you could sum up Where'd You Go, Bernadette in three words, what would they be?

Creative, Realistic and Adventurous !

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

How all of this started with a little neighborhood gossip. They assumed instead of knowing the full truth.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Allegra...

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I Laughed through most of it. Bee is so sweet and witty. Then towards the end I cried like a baby, but it was worth it! So worth it.

Any additional comments?

WOW the narrator is AMAZING, Kathleen Wilhoite she does all the voices and even sings, very beautiful voice!
This book seemed so real I actually found myself googling if the characters exist. I found myself locating all the places on the map they traveled...you have to hear this book. It is one of the best I have ever encountered. Standing O !

  • Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

At the close of the last millennium, Helen Fielding debuted the irrepressible (and blockbuster-bestselling) Bridget Jones. Now, Fielding gives us a sensational new heroine for a new era. Move over 007, a stunning, sexy, and decidedly female, new player has entered the world of international espionage. Her name is Olivia Joules and she's ready to take America by storm with charm, style, and her infamous Overactive Imagination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Romp; wonderfully performed

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 03-10-05

From hot bell boys to Osama Bin Ladin!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

Where does Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I gave it 5 stars, the story is awesome the narrator is awesome. She acts out all the character voices, with geographic accuracy and some are quite silly - especially the american wannabe actresses, who are, like, totally into themselves. (cue hair toss) Haha.

What did you like best about this story?

Olivia starts out a shy freelance writer who often gets put down by her boss. Her BFF is hilarious and tries to protect her from herself. But, eventually her overactive imagination gets the best of her and she's in deep.

Which scene was your favorite?

I have a lot of favorite parts of this book. One being when she expalins to a room of serious CIA agents what Pierre does to her finger. Hahaha.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well, she does attract hot guys, so that will move any woman.

Any additional comments?

Overall just a fun book. Also has crime, murder and spies... reminds me of the MI6 movies.

  • Procrastinate on Purpose

  • 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time
  • By: Rory Vaden
  • Narrated by: Rory Vaden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

New York Times best-selling author and sales-performance trainer Rory Vaden brings his high-energy approach and can-do spirit to the most nagging problem in our professional lives: stalled productivity. Millions are overworked, organizationally challenged, or have a motivation issue that's holding them back. Vaden presents a simple yet powerful paradigm that will set listeners free to do their best work - on time and without stress and anxiety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviews I don't agree with...

  • By Richard Kirkham on 03-01-16

It's a helpful book...read on...

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I would say that the first portion of the book could have been cut in editing, HOWEVER; starting in Chapter 3 is better, Chapter 4 gets into the details of time mgmt. Eliminate it, automate it or delegate it....then he breaks that down even further. Also, hit home a little when he says we spend almost 48 hours a week watching TV... which could be spent with family or doing something constructive. Cutting out ALL social media during (work) concentation time is a really good idea. Set Chrome to block those sites durning work hours.

Would you recommend Procrastinate on Purpose to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. Instead of fleeing to "comfort" or time just relaxing, concentrate, work hard, keep emails short, cut gossip, cut social media, cut TV, stop talking to unreasonable people - they consume wasted time. All of this wasted time can be put into the 5 permissions, Family, Faith, Faculty (Work), Finances, Fitness and Fun. ....so much good advice and I am just up to chapter 5....

What three words best describe Rory Vaden’s performance?

On point, hits home.

Could you see Procrastinate on Purpose being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

Family, Faith, Faculty (Work), Finances, Fitness and Fun. Is it important? Is it Urgent? What can we eliminate, automate and delegate?

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  • Nice Girls Don't Change the World

  • By: Lynne Hybels
  • Narrated by: Connie Wetzell
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Who you really are as an individual is exactly what delights God and what the world needs. Lynne Hybels knows. Sharing from her personal journey, she reveals the tremendous importance of resisting the forces that would shape you into something otherand lessthan who God made you to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!

  • By DF on 05-07-17

It's good but too short.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Lacking more supporting data. It's very short, offers very little to the reader of HOW TO overcome being nice. Nice actually means foolish, ignorant or to ignore...very few know this. There should have been more in her book on how to be loving and strong in God. Though I understand what she was trying to portray.

  • Unlocked

  • Step into Your Next-Level Moment
  • By: T. D. Jakes
  • Narrated by: Derrick E. Hardin
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

The secret to fulfilling your destiny is unlocking your potential - what you are capable of doing and accomplishing with your life. For so many people, their potential remains dormant, often for entire lifetimes. They never release their potential because it is never realized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My next dimension

  • By Muriel on 05-25-16

I needed to hear this, you do too!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Talks about recognizing where you “were” where you “are” and where you need to “be” and how to get there.

Four stars… two enthusiastic thumbs up!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful