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Viv Julia

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,601
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116,050

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t hate it

  • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19

Amazing story

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This was a great performance and an absolutely gripping life story. I can't recommend it enough.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Monsters

  • By: Lauren Beukes
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Terra Deva, Sunil Mohatra, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams? If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very not scary

  • By Viv Julia on 11-03-16

Very not scary

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Get ready to listen to text convos and fake reddit threads. I was led to believe this would be very scary....maybe for teens?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Gift of Fear

  • And Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
  • By: Gavin de Becker
  • Narrated by: Gavin de Becker
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

Fear can save your life. It directs you to avoid that stranger, to leave the room, to call for help. The intuitive message of fear, together with rational principles, can help you to predict and thereby avoid personal violence. In this program Gavin de Becker, America's leading expert on predicting violent behavior, demystifies the apparently random and unpredictable nature of violence and shows you how interpersonal violence can be detected and derailed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Seattle Customer on 04-20-09

Crappy old recording

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

The sound quality is a joke. This audiobook sounds like it was recorded decades ago. I expect more when paying such a high monthly fee for audible.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • A Novel
  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his 16th birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A smart, chilling story. Told in a very unique way

  • By aaron on 01-09-12

Amazing narrative skills.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Both the author and the narrator bring an amazing and chilling performance. I was totally gripped by the narrative style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful