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  • So Sad Today

  • Personal Essays
  • By: Melissa Broder
  • Narrated by: Melissa Broder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 171

Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings and that quickly gained a dedicated following. In So Sad Today, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • You don’t have to read this

  • By Chris on 06-18-18

Way too graphic

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Melissa spends much of the book graphically describing her sexual escapades. I think she gets off on public declamation of her proclivities. That's not a bad thing it's just not what I am looking for in an audio book.

  • Bird Box

  • A Novel
  • By: Josh Malerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,296

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: 20 miles downriver in a rowboat blindfolded with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't look!

  • By Lesley on 05-22-14

Interesting but no much insight

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I had hoped to learn a bit more about the phenomenon described in the Netflix production. There was some but not as much as I had hoped. Ms. Campbell as ever is a marvelous narrator.

  • Whose Boat Is This Boat?

  • Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane
  • By: The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Narrated by: Stephen Colbert
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children's book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster.  On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal," said President Trump to hurricane victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • quick laugh

  • By Sephira Jenkins on 11-11-18

Comedy, Drama, Terror On And Off The High Seas

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Never before has a president done more or written better for the Americsn people. Really it's a terrific, terrific book. Many people are talking Pullitzer and I don't say that in a braggadocious way it's just that now that I single handedly stopped the terrorist's caravan folks can finally have an account of one my other very, very successful fuck it. Donald Trump is an ass and everyone who can read a complete paragraph knows it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,429

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Every Tax Paying Citizen Should Read This Book

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Know what is happening to our tax dollars and who is trying to monetize our government assets. The book is a fascinating look into the workings of our weather reporting system. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Soul of An Octopus

  • A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
  • By: Sy Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Sy Montgomery
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405

Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect", about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eight legs and so much more!

  • By Kirstin on 07-02-15

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

The book is an excellent reminder of the connection between mankind and the animal world. Given the present and continuing attack on the environment by industry, it is a good reminder of our responsibility to the animals who share the earth with us. On the down side I don't feel like eating octopus ever again.

  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,001
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,778

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing We Didn't Already Know

  • By Yvonne Lowery on 09-11-18

Written by a self centered self absorbed person

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

The book can be summed thusly: I'm a poor innocent girl swept up by ambition and blinded by donald j. trump. I am innocent of everything and need to make more money. Not recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • War on Peace

  • The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
  • By: Ronan Farrow
  • Narrated by: Ronan Farrow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244

American diplomacy is under siege. Offices across the State Department sit empty while abroad, the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We're becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing account ranging from Washington, DC, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Korea in the years since 9/11, acclaimed journalist and former diplomat Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gifted Author

  • By JAL on 05-06-18

I feel smarter having read this book.

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

In an age wherein stupidity, superstition, and paranoia and celebrated, we have in this book and incredibly well thought out and researched, intelligent narrative. It illustrates clearly the perils of our current political path. Carefully and methodically the author spells out in a historical timeline the hits and misses of our country's foreign policy. Mr. Farrow's credentials for writing this book are unparalleled. His delivery is unadorned and direct. I could feel the synapses in my brain grow stronger as I listened. If you have any interest in the subject (you should) this is an excellent resource.

27 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • The Plot Against America

  • By: Philip Roth
  • Narrated by: Ron Silver
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history. In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected president. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary

  • By R. Kravitz on 02-01-17

Terrifying Allegory For The Modern Age

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I felt on edge nearly the length of this book. If you can't imagine Fascism thriving within t2ge borders of the USA this book will help you out. Definitely recommended.

  • Holidays on Ice

  • Featuring Six New Stories
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,250

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best When In SantaLand

  • By Dave on 12-06-11

"New Stories" is misleading

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

Love ya David but reissuing holiday theme material from other books into this one is not the same as presenting new stories.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Look Back

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,085

Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of - a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strong characters in a weak story

  • By WWaltonG on 05-04-16

Nor bad Not Bad Not Great, Stereotypical

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

*Spoiler Alert*

I was turned off by the stereotypical portrayal of the gay character. In narrarives that primarily feature straight people, why are the gays always the first to die?