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  • Dirty Love

  • By: Andre Dubus III
  • Narrated by: Andre Dubus III
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. In these linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next, love is "dirty" - tangled up with need, power, boredom, ego, fear, and fantasy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one was tough to get through, because it rips your heart out.

  • By Meeno on 01-31-16

sadly the narration is a big problem

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

Reviewed: 10-21-13

I honestly feel bad saying that the author of the book, who is a wonderful author, does not do the reading of this justice.

His pace is very laboured and dull and since the book has such a heavy subject matter it is hard to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

I love Carrie Fisher

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

Her writing is humorous and engaging and her narration is wonderful. I wished it were longer!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lexicon

  • By: Max Barry
  • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town called Broken Hill. Thousands died. Few people know what really happened. Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love. Wil Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn't remember it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant & original, but, oh, dreadful accents!

  • By Janie on 09-17-13

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-08-13

This book is rather gripping and based on an extremely interesting premise.

I would certainly recommend it. However, as the previous reviewer noted, the Australian accents are appalling and, as an Australian listener, distractingly so. Still, the book is worth it if you can overlook this.

One of the best and original thrillers I have listened to in a long time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 536

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Frustratingly bad read

  • By Masha on 06-29-12

Excruciating. Do not waste your credit.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Let me preface this by saying that I have listened to and read many unashamedly rubbish rom-coms, light fiction and chick-lit and appreciated them for what they were. However, this book is utterly terrible. It is poorly written, repetitive and the characters are unbelievable. I have only managed to listen to about an hour of it. Don't be fooled by the hype. I would like my credit back.

  • American Psycho

  • By: Bret Easton Ellis
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Patrick Bateman is 26 and works on Wall Street. He is handsome, sophisticated, charming, and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. And he is taking us to a head-on collision with America's greatest dream - and its worst nightmare...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared for this book

  • By Early 30s Girl on 07-14-12

Be prepared for this book

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

Reviewed: 07-14-12

Undoubtedly this book is filled with violence and disturbing imagery. So if you are particularly sensitive to these things then perhaps be wary of listening to it. However, it provides a satirical account of our hyper-consumptive way of life; alienation and boredom. The protagonist is utterly deplorable - he is a psychopath after all - but seeing an extreme version of the wealthy late 80's/early 90's New York through his eyes is intriguing. In terms of the audio production the narration is excellent and I will look for other books read by Nick Landrum.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Guts

  • The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster
  • By: Kristen Johnston
  • Narrated by: Kristen Johnston
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should win awards for best audiobook performance

  • By Ohjohnny on 03-19-12

Gutsy and Glorious

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

Reviewed: 06-07-12

This book is a great listen. The story is engaging and Kristen Johnston's narration is genius.

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • By: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone, Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, great explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies, Beatles memorabilia, miniature cacti and coral. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks, his inward journey towards some kind of peace takes him on an odyssey through the five boroughs of New York, as he attempts to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing narration and story but massive techerror

  • By Elisabeth on 02-20-12

top 10 books

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

Reviewed: 04-29-12

Where does Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

the narration is excellent and added another dimension to a book that I already loved