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  • A Book

  • By: Desi Arnaz
  • Narrated by: Juan Pablo Di Pace
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

Desi Arnaz’s incredible life story - in his own words. Desi Arnaz’s memoir tells the story of how a kid from Cuba hit the big time in the United States. It’s all here - the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the lucky breaks, and the heartbreaking failures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional!

  • By KrispyChee on 07-29-18

a BOOK worth hearing

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I read this book about ten years ago and really enjoyed it. it was so honest, humble, and informative and entertaining.. if you are looking to hear about back stabbing , and other magazine sensationalism, this is not that book. but, it is full of backstage t.v. and movie history and "little known facts", as well as, how Desi and Luci loved and struggled to establish tv history and the DesiLu Empire. He speaks frankly of the cost of their pioneering efforts on their marriage and their business.

I was concerned that an audio book could not capture the spirit and accent of Desi Arnez. How wrong I was and how pleased I was with the narration of Juan di Pase. This book is entertaining and well worth the credit. check it out. you won't be sorry.

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,877

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

This is What a Suspense Novel Should do

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

This was definitely a suspense novel. I was never certain who would come out of this sorted tale alive. Very entertaining page turner and excellent narrators. I can't hear another Swanson novel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Our Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Amita Trasi
  • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Nacqvi, Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

India, 1986: Mukta, a 10-year-old village girl from the lower-caste Yellama cult, has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high-spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Hayley Shepherd on 11-03-17

A Novel Deserving to be a Movie of Importance

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

It is rear to find a novel that is written this well and superbly dramatized. I wish I could give it more stars. It is about the complexity of forgiveness when tragedies are caused by naïve human errors. The setting is India and the story takes places from the mid 1900’s to 2007.The stigma of the cast system results in one middle class family’s recklessness behavior, condemning a young girl to a life of imprisonment and prostitution. Amita Trasi weaves a cautionary tale that is still true and relevant today. The drama is intriguing, full of surprises. The story is engaging and the readers are outstanding. Bravo!

  • The Last Lie

  • By: Alex Lake
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Everyone lies...but some lies are deadly. For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted - a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good. They’ll be perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Intense story

  • By Mystical Lady on 01-11-19

excellent thriller

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

very suspensful thriller. well worth the credit. surprising but believable twist. really enjoyed this story and the reader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not To Be Missed!

  • By Kindle Customer mmr on 03-28-15

Sweet Tale for Adolescent Girls

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I cannot believe these glowing reviews. In my opinion this was a sweet tale for adolescent girls reading their first romance novels. The protagonist has a Cinderella mentality that renders her helpless, submissive and naïve. This is a superficial romance with almost no physical intimacy, that reminds me of 1920's romance romantic movies. The only thing that kept me listening to this superficial, but cute little story, was the excellent reader.

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • A Novel
  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A Must listen.

  • By Keith G on 09-04-17

This novel is worth 10 stars in every category

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

In my opinion this is one of the best novels Boyne has written. He is a master of character development, not only of the protagonist but of all the supporting characters in this intriguing story about a man confronting life's challenges over decades of his life in ways that are tragic, heartwarming, humorous, surprising and always interesting. The reader, Stephen Hogan hits the perfect notes in bringing this novel to life. It should be adopted to film and what a fantastic movie this book would make. Look no further. Don't hesitate. Select this novel. You're in for a treat.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • John Boyne

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: John Boyne
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Best-selling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne, is back with his most ambitious novel for adults yet. He joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to tell us more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A novel worthy of 10 stars in every category

  • By g on 05-22-18

A novel worthy of 10 stars in every category

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

In my opinion this is one of the best novels Boyne has written. He is a master of character development, not only of the protagonist but of all the supporting characters in this intriguing story about a man confronting life's challenges over decades of his life in ways that are tragic, heartwarming, humorous,surprising and always interesting. The reader, Stephen Hogan hits the perfect notes in bringing this novel to life. It should be adopted to film and what a fantastic movie this book would make. Look no further. Don't hesitate. Select this novel. You're in for a treat.

  • The Wedding Gift

  • By: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen’s daughter and Clarissa’s sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa’s husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once-powerful family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! You must listen to this audio book!

  • By C. Crawford on 01-19-14

Familiar theme yet unique. Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

Slavery is a very familiar theme, yet this author has rendered a unique tale that sustains your interest to the very end. My only criticism is that it ends a little too abruptly. The narrators are superb making this a don't miss novel. Very worth using the credit.

  • Camino Island

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,397

Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them, and a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for - all in one long summer on Camino Island.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham wrote this?

  • By Dan on 06-13-17

l waiting for Grisham to do great things again

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

there was nothing compelling about the subject or the drama or the reslution. better luck next time..

  • The Practice House

  • By: Laura McNeal
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

Nineteen-year-old Aldine McKenna is stuck at home with her sister and aunt in a Scottish village in 1929 when two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell. Aldine's sister converts and moves to America to marry, and Aldine follows, hoping to find the life she's meant to lead and the person she's meant to love. In New York, Aldine answers an ad soliciting a teacher for a one-room schoolhouse in a place she can't possibly imagine: drought-stricken Kansas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well, written, interesting, different family saga

  • By NMwritergal on 05-06-17

outstanding story and narration

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

I couldn't put it down. This drama should become a major motion picture. can't wait to see it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful