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  • Finding Audrey

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

An anxiety disorder disrupts 14-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I chuckled for six hours straight

  • By GH on 07-27-16

Didn’t realize it was a YA book. Still liked it!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

It took a few starts & stops before I got into this book. I have listened to other Sophie Kinsella books & didn’t realize this was geared to the young adult market. It was very funny and couldn’t stop listening. Reminded me of what it was like to be a teenager.

  • Beyond Belief

  • My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
  • By: Jenna Miscavige Hill
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,788

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology

  • By Tim on 02-07-13

Scientology: unimaginable evil

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

Ripped away from family that was brainwashed into thinking that the scientology "ranch" was like a boarding school rather than the worst orphanages portrayed in "Jane Eyre".
Almost 20 years of scientology brainwashing, taught to be afraid of anyone outside of the cult to insure seperation, forbidden to use internet, watch tv or movies, sounds more like a North Korean dictatorship than existing in California & Florida less than 10 years ago. It almost broke Jenna Hill but she is stronger than all that and is now helping others who escaped.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Aviator's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Melanie Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Megalomaniac's Wife

  • By Audrey on 01-19-13

Historical Fiction at it's best.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

At the end of the book, Melanie Benjamin says that the purpose of historical fiction is to pique the reader's interest to find out more about the subject. This book did that. She referenced a biography by Susan Hertog about Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I listened to that book immediately after this one, wanting to know more. Benjamin borrows heavily on the facts in Hertog's biography. Skip Hertog's book, knowing that Benjamin has the facts correct but adds the color in just the right hue and amount to accomplish her goal. I learned much about the Lindberg's and the history of the U.S. and Europe at the time but became totally immersed in the actual story. Great book. I still want to know more so Reeve Lindbergh's books about her mother, are on my reading list now.

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  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • By: Sherman Alexie
  • Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,525

Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then - convinced his future lies off the rez - the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading for anyone trying to understand Rez Life

  • By Richard W Smith on 01-03-16

Laughed and cried.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-13

I loved that this was read by the author. I found myself laughing out loud (I listen with my blue tooth) one minute and wanting to cry the next. Actually one of the funniest books I have listened to. In the book, Arthur Spirit Jr. is the 14 year old "part time" Indian. Much of Arthur's life corresponds with Alexi's life. I enjoyed it so much I wanted more.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

  • By: Beth Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Food For The Soul

  • By Karen on 02-17-10

Don't be put off by the narration, it works.

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

Reviewed: 11-24-12

At first, I hated the narrator's babyish voice. I thought it might get better as CeeCee gets older but once I started to get into the story her voice seemed to fit. It became lyrical and a part of the southern culture it sought to portray. Funny, bittersweet, and lovely.

  • Infidel

  • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980

This New York Times best-seller is the astonishing life story of award-winning humanitarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A deeply respected advocate for free speech and women's rights, Hirsi Ali also lives under armed protection because of her outspoken criticism of the Islamic faith in which she was raised.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tough, Candid Assessment

  • By Paul Mullen on 02-18-08

Eye opening

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

Reviewed: 01-10-12

This is my favorite audio book so far. This story is so moving and heartfelt, narrated by the author, it gave me a perspective on this part of the world and Islam that I had never considered. Ayaan Hirsi Ali educated herself and made decisions for her life based on what she had learned, not what Islam dictated she should do. Amazing book.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,662

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

Interesting concepts

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

Reviewed: 01-10-12

A bit oversimplified but I found the basic concepts intriguing. Who couldn't use help to love
the people in their lives better and in way that the other person feels that love. I have two newly married sons and plan to buy them the paperback of this book. If it even helps a little in their relationships, possibly saving them years of trying to figure this out on their own, it is definitely worth a listen/read.