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  • Chase Darkness with Me

  • How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders
  • By: Billy Jensen, Karen Kilgariff - foreword
  • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Billy Jensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 397

In Chase Darkness with Me, you’ll ride shotgun as journalist Billy Jensen identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You’ll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: his friend Michelle’s pursuit of the Golden State Killer which is chronicled in I’ll Be Gone In The Dark which Billy helped finish after Michelle’s passing, and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown 4 family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% worth it

  • By Nessy on 04-12-19

Go read this!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-19

This book is amazing. There are also points that are difficult to listen to because the general theme of the book is hard, but it’s a great story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,386
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 77,939

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Good back story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This is an amazing book about the life of a really cool women. Her life has been a super interesting journey and I loved hearing their story for Michelle's point of view. I highly recommend this book.

  • No Apparent Distress

  • A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
  • By: Rachel Pearson MD
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 351

In medical charts, the term "N.A.D." (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America's medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor - and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the candor of this book.

  • By Anna on 05-24-18

Great read for basic medical industry info

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I loved this book. It was a little slow at first, but then I really got into it. I have spent so much time in and out of hospitals, that this book really hit home. Also, as someone who didn't have health insurance for the first 21 years of my life, but did have a serious medial condition, this book really put that struggle at the front of the story. I thought it was awesome. Really hope more people read/listen to it.

  • Whiskey in a Teacup

  • By: Reese Witherspoon
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said a combination of beauty and strength made Southern women “whiskey in a teacup”. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside, we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s Southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of Southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nashville Native

  • By David D. on 09-21-18

I’m not done, but I love it.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

This is a light and nice book. I’m not done yet, but I’m enjoy it a lot. I really love looking at the PDF while listening. It also kind of makes me want to live in the south. 😆

  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,388

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

I couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I was really excited for this one, but there are just too many religious mentions for me to finish it. I tried to listen to it for awhile, but I just personally could not finish it. I get that it is part of her, but I think there are other ways she could have made her points.

  • Tart of Darkness

  • The Chef-to-Go Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

Dani unexpectedly inherits an enormous old house in a quaint college town and pursues her true passion - cooking! She opens Chef-to-Go, preparing delicious, ready-made meals for hungry students as well as providing personal chef services. To help support her new business, she opens her home to a few students, renting them rooms and becoming almost like a big sister figure in their lives. But just as Dani is relishing her sweet new life, the friend of one of her boarders is murdered, and Dani becomes one of the primary suspects!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too similar to her Dime Store series

  • By Amanda L on 04-16-18

Cute story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I like a good mystery that is also not super intense. This was really great to listen to while I was cooking or cleaning the house. Not sure it would have held my attention if I had tried to just read it the old fashion way.

  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By fisherguy446 on 10-19-18

A fun listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This was fun to listen to, but I am not sure I will ever go back to it.

  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,848

With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Part of Saturday

  • By George Knight on 12-16-14

Not at all what you expected and yet everything you did

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I really enjoy Alan Cumming. So when this book came out, I kept thinking I have to read it. Sadly, it took a few years for me to get around to and I think in part cause I just figured it was a nice book about his life. I had no idea about what he discusses in the book beforehand and while it is a heart breaking story at points, it’s so lovingly open at the same time. I would encourage anyone to read it and I thank him from the bottom of my heat for writing it.