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  • Love, Lucy

  • By: Lucille Ball
  • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book

  • By SCOTT on 07-11-18

Wonderful listen!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Only wish it had been longer and we could have heard more about this amazing woman! Love that her daughter read it and provided a forward to put it in context.

  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,161

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem

  • By Sara on 05-12-16

Quirky, fun book with great narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I really enjoyed the narrator and the interesting, quirky character. Very easy and enjoyable listen.

  • What Made Maddy Run

  • The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen
  • By: Kate Fagan
  • Narrated by: Kate Fagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

From noted ESPN commentator and journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read for Parents of Stressed Teens

  • By Guitar Guru on 12-03-17

Amazing, agonizing story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

An incredibly powerful story that is difficult to listen to because the subject matter is so painful. A must-read for parents whose children experience the constant pressure of social media and the pressure to succeed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,697

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Phenomenal performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

One of the best Agatha Christie books ever written, read by one of the best narrations I've heard. Dan Stevens portrayed the book's incredible suspense, along with creating wonderfully accurate, engaging voices for each of the 10 main characters. Wonderfully done!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • They're Watching

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,442

Patrick Davis is a man with troubles. First his Hollywood dreams crumble, then his storybook marriage hits a snag. Finally, DVDs start being delivered to his house – DVDs which show that someone is watching him and his wife, that the two of them are being stalked and recorded by cameras hidden around and within their house. Then the e-mails start, and someone offers to fix everything, to take the mess his life has become and make it all right. Patrick figures it's the offer of a lifetime.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Buzz-z-z-z-z-z-z

  • By Mel on 05-16-12

Keeps you engaged!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Great listen which kept my attention throughout! Good pacing, tension and characters. Scott Brick was awesome as the narrator (as always - he can make a grocery list sound suspenseful).

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Girl

  • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,349

In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair — not human — cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • somewhat disappointing

  • By Barbara Ferrini Hilfiker on 07-17-11

Good, but not great

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

I didn't enjoy this as much as her previous novels. Not really sure why, but the plot and characters weren't as engaging. The narrator did a good job, but the tension and suspense just weren't up to par.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Reach

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Detective Lena Adams is the only suspect in a murder in Georgia. One hundred miles away, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver finds out that his young detective has been arrested. Jeffrey's wife Sara has no patience for Lena or her dramas. Fighting a malpractice suit, the last thing Sara needs is to see Jeffrey playing Lena's knight in shining armor. Lena has leapt into an underground world of bigotry and rage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, clever mystery...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-01-13

Engaging listen

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

Reviewed: 08-07-12

Would you listen to Beyond Reach again? Why?

Karin Slaughter's books are fantastic and always a great read/listen. I didn't love the reading of the male characters' voices compared to past readers.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All 3 main characters are great.

Which character – as performed by Joyce Bean – was your favorite?

I didn't love her performance overall, but Sarah was the best.

Any additional comments?

Wouldn't listen to performance by Joyce Bean again of Karin S's books.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics

  • Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson, Book 6
  • By: John Feinstein
  • Narrated by: Josh Feinstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Best-selling sportswriter and Edgar Award winner John Feinstein is back with another sports mystery featuring Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson—this one set at the summer Olympics in London. In this book, Susan Carol isn't a reporter—she's an Olympian, competing as a swimmer at her first Olympic games. Stevie is both proud and envious of her athletic prowess. And he's worried by the agents and sponsors and media all wanting to get up close and personal with Susan Carol.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feinstein does it again.

  • By Me & My Girls on 06-26-12

Great listen with kids!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics to be better than the print version?

My kids and I enjoyed listening to this book together, especially since it's Olympics' Time! The story was engaging and fun.

Did Josh Feinstein do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

He was an okay narrator, but could not do accents at all! I recommend not even trying the accents or getting another narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Season

  • By: Chelsea Cain
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

With the Beauty Killer Gretchen Lowell locked away behind bars once again, Archie Sheridan—a Portland police detective and nearly one of her victims—can finally rest a little easier. Meanwhile, the rest of the city of Portland is in crisis. Heavy rains have flooded the Willamette River, and several people have drowned in the quickly rising waters. Or at least that’s what they thought until the medical examiner discovers that the latest victim didn’t drown: She was poisoned before she went into the water.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good. Not great but good.

  • By Talia on 04-08-11

Poor narration - stopped halfway through

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

Reviewed: 08-07-12

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

I couldn't even finish listening. The reader read with such a monotone that I kept losing interest. I'm pretty sure it isn't the story since I've loved Chelsea Cain's other books.

Would you be willing to try another book from Chelsea Cain? Why or why not?

Not with same narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Christina Delaine’s performances?

NO WAY!!

Was The Night Season worth the listening time?

No

3 of 4 people found this review helpful