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Ansa Brink

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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,812

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

This is a fresh new take. Enjoyed it from beginning to end! Looking forward to more projects like this...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Heavens May Fall

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,155

Detective Max Rupert's and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2017 Audie Nominee

  • By Bob on 02-20-17

Unbelievably great narration

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Loved this book with its many twists and turns. Excellent performance, even where the womens' voices are done by a man, which is usually very whiny or annoying - in this case it's very well executed. I'm definitely becoming a fast fan of Allen Eskens and Max Rupert...

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,477

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Unbelievable - absolutely unbelievable story!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is one of those books that stays with you for weeks after you've finished it.

I truly enjoyed every minute of the performance and will listen to it again and again.

The research into this book is astounding and it is clear why it took ten years to write. You can see and feel everything that Mark Sullivan wanted you to.

A definite in any collection of war novels!

  • Openhearted Acceptance

  • By: Kelly McGonigal
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Kelly McGonigal presents a breath-centered meditation for opening to and accepting positive change. Proceed with mindfulness and compassion, and you have just set in motion a revolutionary method for personal change that is supported by both the latest science and traditional wisdom. Sounds True Practices are short downloadable audio sessions selected from our most popular courses. Affordably priced and ideal for beginners, they're a powerful

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Acceptance and letting go...

  • By Ansa Brink on 09-02-18

Acceptance and letting go...

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This is a great, short meditation, bound to bring you back to your own core and open you up to change whilst assisting to let go of the unnecessary.

Great way to start and/or end off your day.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,824

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved This Story!

  • By Bernard on 05-01-16

Great portrayal of the birth of the US

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

A true novel!I enjoyed every moment of this engrossing performance and living in the moments of this formidable woman. Great read!

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

The perfect book for the spirituality sceptics who really do need meditation in their daily routine. 10% Happier is a spiritual book written for - and by - someone who would otherwise never listen to a spiritual book. It is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic!

  • By Ansa Brink on 07-13-18
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Absolutely fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

This book opened a new world to me.

Dan has managed to promote the idea and practice of meditation with the backing and running commentary of real thoughs, feelings and a highlight reel of real world issues. The point is to preservere and keep asking questions.

I will listen to this book again and again and keep practicing to practice meditation.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’ll miss Eleanor

  • By MISS LAURA K HARRINGTON on 03-27-18

Stole moments to listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Loved this book. It started at a strange pace and I almost left it, but around chapter four I was hooked.

Loved the story, sad, funny, happy and full of heart. Fell in love with Eleanor and Raymond. This is definitely one of those books that will stay with you for a long while afterwards.

Wonderful performance!

  • Daughters of the Night Sky

  • By: Aimie K. Runyan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sets the scene

  • By Jake's Handler on 02-16-18

Definitely buy!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Initially I couldn't figure out what was going on with the narrator until I realized that she was using a Russian accent. I loved it from there on. The story is captivating and I enjoyed every moment. Kathleen Gati brought the characters to life and I fell in love with the cast.

It's an amazing story from a completely different point of view! Heartwrenching truths.

I will definitely listen to it again! Will look out for other books by Aimie Runyan.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,974

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Best in a long time!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I enjoyed this book from start to finish! Kate Quinn wrote an exceptional story here, and Saskia Maarleveld brought the characters to life, keeping you interested from start to finish. I found myself caring for the characters and stealing time to listen to this book.

Definite buy!

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,574

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

A definite for your library...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I enjoyed every minute of this book. The details draw you in and the suspense keeps you interested. Very well written and narrated.