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  • The Godfather Multivoice Presentation

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583

The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Movie is Great, Book is Better

  • By Aaron on 10-31-08

compelling

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

loved it! though I still think Kaye is too naive but it is an interesting look into mob life

  • The Joy of Work

  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Scott Adams' The Joy of Work is a manifesto for coping within the walls of your cubicle. You'll learn to look at the bright side of every work situation the Dilbert way: "I cried because I did not have an office with a door, until I met a man who had no cubicle."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Woo Hoo Work

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-15

Woo Hoo Work

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

Would you listen to The Joy of Work again? Why?

Yes and I have, Scott Adams makes listening to a book about work funny and informational

What did you like best about this story?

The real life stories involved with a sense of humor

What about Scott Adams’s performance did you like?

The fact that he can take a common situation and make it funny and also that he can make fun of himself

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

It made me laugh, I've always loved Dilbert and any book coming close to Dilbert is a okay in my book

  • Someone Like You

  • By: Sarah Dessen
  • Narrated by: Katharine Powell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Halley and Scarlett have been best friends for years, sharing secrets, clothes, and crushes. People know Scarlett as the popular, flamboyant one; Halley's just her quiet sidekick. Then, at the beginning of their junior year, the balance shifts. First, Scarlett's boyfriend Michael is killed in a freak accident; soon afterward, she learns that she is carrying his baby. She needs Halley now.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Huh

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-15

Huh

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you try another book from Sarah Dessen and/or Katharine Powell?

Yes, I like her books mostly

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Truth about Forever

What aspect of Katharine Powell’s performance would you have changed?

It seemed dry and forced

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

It was very predictable and I couldn't really get into it like I could with her other books

  • Murder on the Prowl

  • By: Rita Mae Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Filled with frisky pets and fine suspense, the Mrs. Murphy mysteries are instant New York Times best sellers. Fans love the sleuthing team of spunky postmistress "Harry" Harristeen and Mrs. Murphy, her savvy tiger stripe cat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and T. Tucker rock!

  • By B. Maxwell on 02-09-17

Whodunit

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I love that this story has everything, love, betrayal, revenge, mental breakdown, comedy, and murder and it's written so well.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, I thought that I could figure out who did it but it kept changing and things kept getting more suspenseful

Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

My favorite character is always Mrs. Murphy she is so cute and smart, I love her

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

It pretty much made me gasp and think 'Oh, I did not see that coming,'

  • Along for the Ride

  • By: Sarah Dessen
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

It's been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents' divorce - or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a romance story

  • By Julie on 03-08-12

Finding your childhood

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

What made the experience of listening to Along for the Ride the most enjoyable?

The story of finding your childhood while dealing with an over controlling mother and realizing that it is similar to what I've experienced or seen in the world.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Along for the Ride?

Auden watching her dad and step mom argue and her step mom trying to deal with the new baby and balance the checkbook with no help from her dad and then Auden decides to balance the checkbook for her one night.

What does Rachel Botchan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A kind of innocence to the characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really it is a little long but I did manage it while on the bus

  • What Happened to Goodbye

  • By: Sarah Dessen
  • Narrated by: Meredith Hagner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move - four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, Mclean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, Mclean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself - whoever that is. Perhaps her neighbor Dave, an academic superstar trying to be just a regular guy, can help her find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be Prepared for a Great Book!

  • By Melodi on 12-03-12

Identity Issues

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you listen to What Happened to Goodbye again? Why?

Yes, it is a story of trying to find an identity when everything around you crumbles and your left trying to stay afloat but your pride is wearing you down.

Would you be willing to try another book from Sarah Dessen? Why or why not?

Yes, I think Sarah Dessen is a brilliant writer and has captured the essence of what it's like to be an awkward teenage girl struggling through the teen years.

Which scene was your favorite?

When everyone was in the attic trying to put together the giant model of the town and Debbie was making everyone read the giant packet of rules before they could start

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

When Mclean ran off the the beach because that was the last place she felt like herself and her parents came and finally realized what they were doing to her and what she was doing to herself.

  • Abarat, Book 1

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird for the sake of weirdity...

  • By Paul on 09-19-08

Exotic Unnatural Journey of Self Discovery

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

What did you love best about Abarat?

That every Island is a different time of day and all the interesting sometimes grotesque creatures running around.

What did you like best about this story?

Candy Quakenbush trying to deal with all the insane stuff going on around her and coming to realize that a horrible man wants her love.

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

He did a great job with the character voices

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

When Carrion was on midnight and looking at the picture of Candy from the bug cam and remembering lost love and thinking of the princess who it turned out didn't really love him.

  • The Dilbert Future

  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Eat your heart out, Nostradamus! There's a new soothsayer in town and his name is Scott Adams. The ruthless ridiculer of corporate idiocy, together with Dilbert, Dogbert, and the twits in management, turns his eagle eye on everything from new work-avoiding technology to sex with aliens. He predicts that (finally!) we'll learn to harness the most abundant resource in the universe: stupidity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh!

  • By Stephen on 12-04-07

What could be

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you listen to The Dilbert Future again? Why?

I have, I absolutely love this book.

What did you like best about this story?

That Scott Adams acknowledges other future's like star trek and breaks them down and really tells it like it is and reminds us that people are idiots and most of the future's would not work.

Which character – as performed by Scott Adams – was your favorite?

The narrator as himself since he is the only character and is just narrating his thoughts

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Idiot people trying to deal with the future

  • The Truth About Forever

  • By: Sarah Dessen
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

In The Truth About Forever, Dessen depicts a young woman coming to terms with the tragic death of her father. Macy Queen likes order and control, that's the only way she can keep her grief from consuming her. But a summer spent working with a boy named Wes slowly begins to thaw the ice that's been surrounding Macy's heart. Wes teaches her that forever isn't always about goodbyes and love doesn't always have to hurt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah's Best

  • By Lisa on 09-13-06

Girl trying to find her place in the world

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I have recommended it to several people including my mom because I think it's a story with a lot of soul and it's got surprises and people dealing with real issues. Sarah Dessen really knows how to write a story that is good for both young adults and adults

What other book might you compare The Truth About Forever to and why?

I would have to say The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants because they are both about people trying to find their place in the world after tragedy or misfortune.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when Macy and Wes run out of gas and are walking down the road playing truths and then continuing to play truths whenever they can.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I have

  • Doctor Who

  • The Rising Night
  • By: Scott Handcock
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ryan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

When Harry Winter goes out collecting rocks to repair the wall around his father's farm, he makes a fatal mistake. He disturbs Lucifer's Tombstone, and awakens something demonic and dreadful... The TARDIS arrives in the 18th Century village of Thornton Rising in the Yorkshire Moors - a village cut off from the world by an all-consuming darkness, where the sun has not risen for three weeks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vampire alien trying to take over the world

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-15

Vampire alien trying to take over the world

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

If you could sum up Doctor Who in three words, what would they be?

Unexpected, Brilliant, Zaney

What did you like best about this story?

The Narrator and the female vampire like monster who hypnotizes men to kill them and women to help her kill men and take over the world by building a new race to replace the ones that are now dead.

Which character – as performed by Michelle Ryan – was your favorite?

The female vampire monster

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

It kind of gave me the creeps, Michelle Ryan did a really good job with the creepy alien voice and as I listened to this on Halloween it was extra creepy.

Any additional comments?

This is a great short listen for those who love Doctor Who and David Tennant