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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,479

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

Fascinating, riveting horrifying

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Lewis weaves the science of data and government’s move to shut the tax payers who paid for it out in favor of those who want to monetize and re-package it. Great listen.

  • Coach

  • Lessons on the Game of Life
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

There was a turning point in Michael Lewis' life, in a baseball game when he was 14 years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Nostalgia Tour of a Great Man

  • By Darwin8u on 08-23-14

Lewis at his best.

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

ML manages to give a stirring tribute to a highschool coach and tell a cautionary tale about modern patenting all packed into less than an hour. Worth every minute of the hour listening.

  • 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 7,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,394

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 3,482
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,197

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 7,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,048
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,077

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 2,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996

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 9,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,179

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 10,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,257

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 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751

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 1,645
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491

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.