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  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

  • By: Glennon Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,192

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Leah B on 09-08-16

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I confess I put off listening to this. I had some preconceived notions that this would be a preachy book about see how perfect my life is. It is NOT AT ALL that.

In fact it is searingly honest, messy and wise.

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,415
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,138

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the credit?

  • By toniriedl on 01-09-17

Great fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I wasn't sure whether I would like this when it started. But I honestly ended up loving it. Marga's character is a mess, a lot of it is self inflicted. But I ended up cheering for her in the end. Laughed out loud. And, while initially the similes feel ham fisted, it is they that took on a campy charm and made me really laugh.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,719

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Good for a laugh

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

If you do not enjoy books the flip back and forth in time this is not for you.

But the story is really quite uproariously funny

  • A Thousand Miles to Freedom

  • My Escape from North Korea
  • By: Sebastien Falletti, Eunsun Kim
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child, Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the countrywide famine escalated. By the time she was 11 years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Finally her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Much New Here, but Courage and Hope to Spare

  • By Gillian on 03-25-16

Fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

This is an interesting and inspiring story. But the narrator is a bit over emotive for me. It's the second book I've been through with her and I find it distracting.

  • Defending Jacob

  • A Novel
  • By: William Landay
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,015

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific!

  • By cristina on 03-12-12

Starts out slowly

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

I did not like this book much in the beginning. However, it's worth hanging with it because all the complicated psychology is fascinating and, if you're like me, you'll find yourself in the Barber's shoes and you'll wonder what you really would have done.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,029
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,041

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Step into the twilight zone

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

This one will leave you guessing and looking for ways to keep listening. Ethan Burke is a veteran of the 2nd gulf war, turned Secret Service officer. He is sent in search of two fellow agents who have gone missing. And from that point on it is a well written wild ride through the twilight zone.

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  • Never Broken

  • Songs Are Only Half the Story
  • By: Jewel
  • Narrated by: Jewel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

New York Times best-selling poet and multiplatinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood, rise to fame, marriage, and motherhood. She writes beautifully about growing up amid the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and childhood trauma, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Megan on 09-30-15

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Jewel has written an honest, beautiful account of a difficult life and the triumphs that came along with the heart aches. While it became somewhat redundant in the final chapters there is so much to learn from her determined hope and optimism. It was well worth the listen.

  • The Flood Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Fifield
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476

This snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana is "a wild and crazy debut novel by a talented young writer" (Jackie Collins), filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won't want to leave behind.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Trashy unfunny people

  • By Cathy on 08-11-16

Loved, loved, loved this book

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Laugh out loud funny with a dysfunctional cast of characters you won't easily forget. But beware it may also break your heart. The main characters were fantastic.

  • Pastel Orphans

  • By: Gemma Liviero
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse, Nick Podehl, Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282

In 1930s Berlin, young Henrik, the son of a Jewish father and Aryan mother, watches the world around him crumbling: people are rioting in the streets, a strange yellow star begins appearing in shop windows, and friends are forced to move - or they simply disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Family over anything"

  • By ILoveMyAngels on 08-06-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

The story is interesting. But much of it seemed implausible. Even given the many heroic acts of resistance. But, it is a great reminder of the many swept away on the tide of madness that was Hitler's Third Reich and the final solution.

  • The Color of Secrets

  • By: Lindsay Ashford
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

In the midst of the Second World War, Eva receives the devastating news that her husband is missing and presumed dead. Neither wife nor widow, she lives in a numb state of limbo until, in the heat of an English summer, she meets Bill, a black American GI. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, neither can deny the love that overcomes them in the frantic weeks that follow, when every day could be their last.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-09-15

Lovely Book

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

Where does The Color of Secrets rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved this book, it is easily my favorite listen of the year. I listened to the last hour and half on this morning's walk with my dog. And I was completely absorbed. So much so, that when I looked back at the route my gps tracked, I was confused because I didn't recall going that direction or walking so far. I really cannot recommend this book enough.