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  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautiful story

  • By Jodie on 10-17-18

Meh!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

This book was trite and predictable and the story seemed rushed. Describing Hope and True’s time apart in a very short section of the book wasn’t fair to me as a reader. Perhaps Mr. Sparks should try writing in a new genre.

  • The Pocket Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Susan Crawford
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 919

Dana Catrell is shocked when her neighbor, Celia, is brutally murdered. To Dana's horror, she was the last person to see Celia alive. Suffering from mania, the result of her bipolar disorder, she has troubling holes in her memory, including what happened on the afternoon of Celia's death. Her husband’s odd behavior and the probing of Detective Jack Moss create further complications as she searches for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best "who done it" this year!!!

  • By Diana on 03-24-15

Wordy and Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

This book could have been several hours shorter if each scene had not been repeated in a different manner throughout the book. Cassandra Campbell is a good narrator, and the story could have been good if the author had written it in a straightforward manner.


  • 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 22,170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,241
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,147

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

Integrity and honesty

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

James Comey isn’t afraid to tell the truth about Donald Trump and the dishonesty he demonstrates. I hope that young people are motivated to become political and fight for truth.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Promise Me, Dad

  • A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
  • By: Joe Biden
  • Narrated by: Joe Biden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,926
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,544

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sad Memoir

  • By Jean on 12-02-17

This book should be required political reading.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Joe Biden exemplifies integrity, ethics, kindness and compassion. His book is not only a tribute to his son, Beau, but a commendation to his whole family and their ability to support one another through difficult times. It is also a book that demonstrates what I believe politics in America could look like if we separated money and government. We have sold our country to special interest groups at the expense of the middle class.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,363

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

Boring

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I have been disappointed by John Grisham's most recent books and this is no exception. I used to look forward to new books by this author.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • When We Were Sisters

  • By: Emilie Richards
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397

As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible journey!

  • By Terri C. on 02-02-17

Painful Narration of Robin's dialogue

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

Good story. I had a hard time listening to the dramatic narration for the character of Robin.

  • Superficial

  • More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries
  • By: Andy Cohen
  • Narrated by: Andy Cohen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

Hopping from the Hamptons to the Manhattan dating world, the dog park to the red carpet, Cardinals superfan and mama's boy Andy Cohen, with Wacha in tow, is the kind of star fans are dying to be friends with. This book gives them that chance. If The Andy Cohen Diaries was deemed "the literary equivalent of a Fresca and tequila" by Jimmy Fallon, Superficial is a double: dishier, juicier, and friskier. In this account of his escapades, Andy tells us not only what goes down but exactly what he thinks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was so excited but disappointed

  • By Lauren on 11-26-16

Name Dropping Bore

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

What disappointed you about Superficial?

The blow by blow description of every minute detail in Andy's life.

What could Andy Cohen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing.

What didn’t you like about Andy Cohen’s performance?

Andy's performance was fine. The content of the book was boring.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101,664
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93,747

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

A Humorous Tale about Life in Africa

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

What made the experience of listening to Born a Crime the most enjoyable?

Trevor made his experiences come to life. I am so glad that he narrated it himself.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved everything about this story. It gave me a new understanding of the apartheid structure of government. The Race Classification Act was shocking to me.

Which character – as performed by Trevor Noah – was your favorite?

Trevor, of course!

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

I laughed and cried throughout this book. Patricia was one great mother!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,518

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Not my favorite.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

Ugh! I didn't like this story, but forged on to a disappointing finish. The narrator was great however!

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,709
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,249

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's John Grisham, right?

  • By Elle on 10-30-16

Not up to my expectation.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love John Grisham books, but found this story very disappointing.

Has The Whistler turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

Well read and a good voice.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Whistler?

I wouldn't have accepted this book to edit after reading other wonderful books from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful