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  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,222

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

Nail biting??<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I like reading psychological thrillers . This was not one of them. This is a story about a naive and stupid girl. I dislike it when women are portrayed as silly beings.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,785
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,528
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35,322

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Hope is out there

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I am finishing this book on December 23 2018. It has been a beacon of light in a chaotic world. I have heard the word chaos more than merry christmas this year. First Lady Michelle Obama has shared with us a remarkable story. She has given me hope for our children. My hope is that my grandchildren will get to see grace and honor return to the White House.
Thank you Michelle Obama.

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 566

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all?

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-18

Jeffrey Archer at his best

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

At first I had a hard time getting used to the story taking two directions. I stayed with it because I knew that if Archer wrote it, it was bound to be gratifying. I was right. I didn't want it to end. Thank you Jeffrey Archer for another great tale. The performance was spot on.

  • The Long Road Home

  • A Story of War and Family
  • By: Martha Raddatz
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

In April 2004, soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division were on a routine patrol in Sadr City, Iraq, when they came under surprise attack. Eight Americans would be killed and more than 70 wounded. Back home, as news of the attack began filtering in, the families of these same men feared the worst. This intimate portrait of the close-knit community of families Stateside, the unsung heroes of the military, distinguishes The Long Road Home from other stories of modern warfare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator spoils this one

  • By Susan on 12-09-07

Heartbreakingly Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

As only Martha Raddatz could do the story takes the reader to the center of the battle. This is a real story with real people and real tears and heartbreak. My only wish was that Martha had read it herself or that a male voice had portrayed the voices during the battle. All of the people in the battle and all the wounded and casualties were male so why have a woman read the story? Just because a woman wrote the story doesn't mean it required a female voice. Poor choice.
Thank you Martha Raddatz for the story.

  • The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

  • By: Kelli Estes
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core - and force her to make an impossible choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very intriguing

  • By Claudine on 12-04-15

intriguing <br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

The story was educational because as pointed out in the story this subject is not taught in school. The timing of reading the book (October 2018) was uncomfortable because of the divisive issues in our country.

The narrator was good as long as she was not trying to do a Scottish accent.

I thought that it was out of character for a woman who had just graduated from college and obviously a smart woman to think that it was a good idea to lie when her lies could be easily uncovered. I suppose it made for a dramatic ending but smart women don't lie.

  • My Beloved World

  • By: Sonia Sotomayor
  • Narrated by: Rita Moreno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring story but choppy editing

  • By Erika Shaffer on 05-05-14

Didn't want it to end.<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

When someone reaches the height of Supreme Court Justice it is hard to imagine what struggles that person had to overcome. The path of a woman of such brilliance should be paved not blocked by prejudice because the color of her skin or her gender. My new hero!

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,216

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Fear This!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Thank you Bob Woodward for putting this all together for us. It is somehow comforting that I was not just imagining all the craziness coming from the White House. I am writing this before the all important 2018 midterm elections hoping that there will be less to fear when the results are in.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,080

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Afraid to Write a "Less-Than-Positive" Review

  • By Elizabeth on 08-06-14

Could not get through this book.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Performance is awful. There is nothing else to say but since so many words are required I keep typing.

  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,976
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,651
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,593

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Outlander! How you take over my LIFE!

  • By DebbieK on 07-21-14

My favorite of the series?

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Masterful storyteller in the genre of historical fiction. I took a trip to Scotland from the US inspired by Ms Gabaldon's books. Can't say enough of how much I admire her research.

  • Bel Canto

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,759

Ann Patchett’s award winning, New York Times best-selling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Pratchett’s other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician’s Assistant, the author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Opera Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Guerillas

  • By Mel on 03-01-13

Hope the movie is better

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

I am sure if I would have enjoyed this story better if I had read the book. The performance was subpar. Did audible pick this performer because she could imitate a Russian man? As far as the story it should have ended after the rescue. Maybe I wouldn't have liked it better after all.