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  • You Don't Look Your Age

  • And Other Fairy Tales
  • By: Sheila Nevins
  • Narrated by: Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Sheila Nevins is the best friend you never knew you had. She is your discreet confidante you can tell any secret to, your sage mentor at work who helps you navigate the often uneven playing field, your wise sister who has “been there, done that,” your hysterical girlfriend whose stories about men will make you laugh until you cry. Sheila Nevins is the one person who always tells it like it is.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was hoping for at all.

  • By Luci on 06-19-17

Loved It

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved hearing all those famous women...it was hard not to think it was their story even though they were reading the story of the author

What did you like best about this story?

Well written, amusing, silly, sad, strong, funny, ...each short piece appeals in its own way.

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to pick

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both

  • Any Day Now

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her, but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her brother, Cal, and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their lives, and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the campground owner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! Can't wait for the next!

  • By Amy Begnene on 04-19-17

Heroine Hard to Like or Believe

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Would you try another book from Robyn Carr and/or Therese Plummer?

Yes

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not a surprise

Which scene was your favorite?

There was not one that stood out

Did Any Day Now inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

This story is interesting but the main character makes such bad decisions for no good reasons and is very hard to identify with or even sympathize with. I have listened to 42 other books by this author. I loved the Virgin River series and the Thunder Point series. They were full of place and character. One can usually believe the characters act they way they do because their behaviors and decisions are based on their well described personalities. Although well written, this book is very surface (more than usual). I rated it a 3 star because it does have a cohesive story but it is not a story which I enjoyed very much. Sorry.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Coffin Dancer

  • A Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is on the hunt for an elusive murderer, the Coffin Dancer. He's a brilliant hitman who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims, only one of whom has lived long enough to offer a clue: The assassin has an eerie tattoo on his arm of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a casket.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying

  • By Anne Kessler on 04-04-16

Bad Womens Voices

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Although I love the Lincoln Rhymes series, I somehow missed book 2 and noticed it was available on Audible so I bought it without reading the reviews. The narrator of this book makes the women sound like airheads from with southern accents...they sound ridiculous - I almost cannot listen to Percy.

What other book might you compare The Coffin Dancer to and why?

Do not know yet

What didn’t you like about Jeff Harding’s performance?

Male voices are fine and well done

Was The Coffin Dancer worth the listening time?

Not sure yet - still trying to accept the narrator.

Any additional comments?

No

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible life!

  • By Zeppy on 11-24-15

Interesting and Appealing

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Would you consider the audio edition of But Enough About Me to be better than the print version?

Yes the audio version of the book is better than the print version because it is read by Burt Reynolds who although his voice can be scratchy brings reality to every story. I really enjoyed it.

What did you like best about this story?

Hearing about all the people Burt was friends with and worked with.

Which character – as performed by Burt Reynolds – was your favorite?

Himself

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The last few sentences. He really meant them.

Any additional comments?

The audio has some scratchy sounding places but it is not enough to detract from the story. You can tell where Burt would leave off and begin another time as the strength of his voice changes - also not enough to detract. The volume varied in places and was overall really low. But through it all the book is very enjoyable making Hollywood and movie making more accessible to everyone. I listened to it straight through.

  • The Redbreast

  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,568

It is 1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century. In 1999, Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different For Nesbo, But Still Great

  • By Joe on 06-03-12

Names Difficult

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

Reviewed: 10-27-14

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

I rank this 4 out of 5. I intend to read the whole series (no pun intended). This was a good story although it was hard to follow because to the American ear (at least to mine), the last names all sounded the same. I found I had to write them down and refer to a spreadsheet until I understood who was who.

  • Killer Insight

  • Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Michaels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

When a childhood friend of Abby's from Denver, Colorado, finds herself short one bridesmaid, it doesn't take a professional psychic to see the opportunity for a much-needed getaway. But one bridesmaid after the next is mysteriously flying the coop, and Abby's intuition tells her their final destination isn't pretty. With the wedding party falling apart and her gift of sight never quite so foggy, Abby has to save the date - and herself - from becoming the next taffeta-clad target.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • comfort reading

  • By Yuriko on 06-17-11

Narrator problem

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Although I really like these psychic eye stories, the narrator has an annoying prnounciation problem. She frequestly ends past tense verbs with a t instead of a d pronoucing words like want-ed as want-it and boot-ed as boot-it.

She also leaves the g off of participles pronoucing making as makin .

These errors occur in groups making me assume that it may happen when she gets tired.

I think professional narrators should not make this kind of mistake.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Box

  • Harry Bosch, Book 16
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,052

In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Len Cariou, this narrator blows!!

  • By Dan on 11-28-12

Too Much Background Not Enough NOW

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

Reviewed: 11-26-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I am three hours into this and am finding it pretty boring...so far it is a lot of background and the narrator is not interesting...I miss the usual narrators A LOT...

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The least interesting - the narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael McConnohie’s performances?

I have listened to every one and I am really disappointed in this one so far

Any additional comments?

sorry to be so negarive - I love Harry Bosch

42 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • Unnatural Acts

  • A Stone Barrington Mystery, Book 23
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 342

When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes…and plan new ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn

  • By Cill on 04-19-12

Yawn

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

Reviewed: 04-19-12

I always look forward to new Stuart Woods books, particularly Stone Barrington books but lately they have not been as good. This story is not interesting. There are mutiple subplots that do not get woven together. The story is very predictable. Everything works perfectly for the main characters and gets done on a time scale that is impossible. There is no depth of feeling shown by any character and overall it is not very interesting to listen to. Sonte Barrington was almost a side character in the story and had little to add or perform. It's sad when one of your favorite authors and characters begins to wander off track.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Reversing Diabetes

  • Discover the Natural Way to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes
  • By: Don Colbert
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

It is possible to manage and even reverse diabetes through natural means, and in Reversing Diabetes, Dr. Colbert shows you how. Most people view diabetes as a dead-end street - once you receive a diabetes diagnosis, your only option is to manage the symptoms with a restricted diet, close monitoring of blood sugar, and expensive medications. Dr. Colbert shows that diabetes can be treated instead through safe, natural means.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should be listed as Christian book

  • By Cill on 04-06-12

Should be listed as Christian book

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

I bought this book because the description sounded like a good medical review of what you could do to reverser type 2 diabetes....then in the very first 5 minutes, the author started referring to Christian values and quoting the bible...I guess I will still listen to the rest but I feel mislead...I thought this was schience NOT religion. I would not have bought a book about religion...

27 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Steve McQueen

  • A Biography
  • By: Marc Eliot
  • Narrated by: Marc Eliot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

One of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and '70s with now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullit, Steve McQueen is renowned as one of the most exciting actors ever to come out of Hollywood. Now, in Steve McQueen: A Biography, best-selling author Marc Eliot gives unique insight into McQueen's life, from his films to his three marriages, many affairs, and struggles with addictions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Snooze

  • By Cill on 10-27-11

Snooze

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

Reviewed: 10-27-11

I did not think it was possible to make Steve McQueen boring but in spite of more than adequate writing, the author/narrator does not have an intereting voice. He drones on and you fall asleep fast...I have tried four times to get interested since I love biographies but I can't listen to this one...sorry.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful