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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,866

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Depressing...

  • By Sena on 09-11-18

Difficult but important read.....

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This book is so hard to read as it sheds light on how much chaos our country is being run on today. Normally we may not like a certain president but never before have we had to actually fear one. This book demonstrates the lengths some in the White House have to go just to keep Trump from driving the country off of a cliff. It clearly demonstrates that Trump is not fit for this high office and certainly should not be left alone with 'the button' in his proximity. Its not a pleasant read in terms of the scary facts brought forth, but it is a necessary one!

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,294

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Great storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Winter Garden is such a well written story full of great characters. The author tells a marvelous story about a mother who was cold and distant and her daughters who didn't understand what they had done to deserve it. Oddly enough it was through a loss and a fairy tale that the answers come forth. Its a beautifully deep and often tragic struggle for love and understanding.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,712

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Great Nostalgia Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

If you are my age (50) or older, you will love this audiobook. Its a funfilled look at Bob Newhart's career and the comedy profession in general. Bob chats with fellow comedians and they talk about how the profession has changed and how they each navigated their careers. Its funny, informative and a great ride down memory lane.

  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,080
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,065

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

A Big Swing and a Miss

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This had so much potential but fell far short. First of all, being an audiobook, why was there no music? What a missed opportunity!! Then half of the story was just quoting other people's books. And finally, it was boring. It was like listening to a person read a magazine article out loud. Not to take anything away from the performance of the narrator, because she was fine, but she didnt have much to work with. This work felt like it was a job assignment that someone was forced to put together quickly.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Leavers

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Ko
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, 11-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an "all-American boy".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overly dramatic narration.

  • By susan sompayrac on 06-27-17

A Journey of Identity

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Being a minority in America creates a natural tension between who you are in your community and who you are in the context of white America. I live this daily so I identified with Demming in this story. He is on a journey, a painful one, to understand who he is while trying not to disappoint those who already have defined him. I enjoyed the way the author takes the time to draw out all the diificult and heartwarming aspects of Demming and Polly's lives. I truly enjoyed the book. My only criticism is with the narrator who was overly melodramatic with some of the white characters. She made the mother sound like she was constantly on the verge of a breakdown although the dialogue didnt support that.

  • Spilled Milk

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: K. L. Randis
  • Narrated by: K. L. Randis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding. In her pursuit of safety and justice, Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, better than the read .

  • By Mary T Buerkle on 04-08-17

Compelling True Story

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This book was intense and gripping as the author recounted a childhood that no one should have to endure. I found myself routing for her and crying and wanted to crawl into the book to kick some parental asses. I think her story is really important to tell and I hope the court system may change because of it. What she had to endure with the entire system from child services to the police and then the courts was nothing less than retraumatization!! As a survivor myself, I never went to the police because I knew what I would be dragged through. But I was an adult so it was so much worse for her. The only downfall of the book was the narration. The author chose to narrate herself, and if that was part of her healing process, then I hope it helped. However it was very monotone and devoid of emotion. Perhaps that was the only way she could do it without getting overwhelmed? In any case the narration, for me, was distracting and made it hard to listen to at times. I am glad I stuck it out though because the story is so important!

  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,032

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Ms. Harper

  • By green ice cream garden on 11-30-17

Sweet Light Read

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

This book is a great light summer read. Margo lives a fast paced life among the highly competitive high society people in her Chicago circle. Circumstances lead to her firing and subsequent move to small town Georgia to reunite with her long lost 'kin folk' on her absent father's side. There she learns about what it means to be part of a family and to actually enjoy your friends and let her guard down. Then she has to decide which life she is actually meant for. Its a cute story with fun characters. It can be pretty predictable at times but its still a fun ride!

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,210

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow..allow yourself to be submerged in this book

  • By Donna Smith McG on 05-18-18

Life Lessons Aren't Easy

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Born with ocular albinism, Sam Hill, was destined for bullying in our very superficial society. Add to that he was sent to a Catholic school where 'the Devil Boy' could not find solace. This story details what life is like as a misfit in society. The story is charming and full of interesting characters. The narration was very good and I was never bored. It wasnt one of those 'I cant put it down' books, but it was a very enjoyable summer read.

  • The Sister

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Natalie Blass
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,270

Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend, Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words the last time she saw her and, in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister, steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and her boyfriend Dan's home. But something isn't right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great suspense with unsual twists, turns and spill

  • By green ice cream garden on 10-05-16

Lots of Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

This was my first psychological thriller. I am more of a comtemporary fiction person but I did enjoy this story. It was never dull, moved at a good pace and kept me guessing. My only real complaint is the narrator didnt always distinguish the differences between female voices well. At times I wasnt sure which character was speaking.

  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

  • By: Susan Crandall
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,598

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty red-headed little girl takes on the south

  • By Laurette on 07-16-14

Touching heartfelt story !

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

This story is filled with interesting characters, adventures and deep life lessons. Set in the civil rights era in the south its an interesting perspective to read now that our country seems hell bent on going backward. I enjoyed Starla's journey and her fortitude. It was a great read/ listen!