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NORFOLK, VA, United States
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  • Get Well Soon

  • History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,909

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating.

  • By Carrie Arnold on 02-09-17

Bravo - Bravo - Bravo, SO FUNNY

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

This was so well written, so funny, and very informative! You will not regret this read.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,786

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

It's Pretty good - interesting as well

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

I could have done without the mock introductions and the lame woman explaining pooping but yeah.. it's good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Captive

  • A Mother's Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult
  • By: Catherine Oxenberg
  • Narrated by: Catherine Oxenberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her 20-year-old daughter was on the threshold of building a new company, and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to what appeared to be a self-help organization designed to help its clients become the best versions of themselves. Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, becoming brainwashed by the organization’s charismatic leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you

  • By Stephanie on 08-15-18

Great book, very easy read

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Only one small problem, that I personally had, was that the writer never missed a chance to talk herself up. Though outside of that, great story.

  • 'Knock Knock' Who's There?: 'The Truth' About Jehovah's Witnesses

  • By: Anthony James
  • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

This is the story of a young man who was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, seemingly destined to spend the rest of his life following the instruction of God's "Spirit Directed Organization". He soon came to discover, however, that things were not as they had first seemed. Following a patch of doubt and subsequent in-depth investigation into the religion, the young man began to realize that the things he had previously accepted without question no longer made sense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on

  • By Deborah L Perella on 05-23-18

BORING NO DETAILS just bible passages

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

boring boring boring boring .... no facts about the religion only story of his life...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unveiling Grace

  • The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church
  • By: Lynn K. Wilder
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

From a rare insider's point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are 'wooing our country' with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • KINDRED SPIRIT

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-16

She is just confused about one cult over another

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I thought this was going to be more details about the crazy rules of Mormons not her struggle over which church is best. The writer is scared of the Mormon church as if it was Scientology - they are Mormon, they aren't going to kill you for leaving. They are like the nicest people outside of Canada!!! This book literally just talks about how Jesus is different from here to there, but to someone like me - Jesus is all the same. Love Jesus? Pick a church and move on.... I mean really this whole book talks about the struggle to worship god, guess what some people don't need churches to tell them what to do and what to think - they are able to do that on their own and aren't do desperate to find the exact right church to tell them what to do and believe. Find a belief on your own, and move towards it - not pick a church and follow what they tell you to do blindly. I mean she is literally feeling harassed by the people WHO BOUGHT AN AD IN THE PROGRAM OF BOOK OF MORMON!!!!!! https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561906/LDS-Church-buys-ad-space-in-Book-of-Mormon-musical-playbill.html Learn to think for yourself lady!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079

Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must buy this audio only if...

  • By Eileen C on 08-15-09

Good, not to bogged down by unimportant details

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

There is an interview with him at the end, which is a nice touch.
I very much enjoyed it.

  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

The Kingdom of Delain is at stake when King Roland is murdered and his son and rightful heir, Peter, is framed for the crime. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan there are holes - like Thomas's terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Place to Start

  • By jston on 03-19-16

Nice easy story

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I enjoyed it very much.
Just a simple tale with an AMAZING job done by Bronson... like AMAZING.

  • Everything's Eventual

  • 14 Dark Tales
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Becky Ann Baker, John Cullum, Boyd Gaines, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759

The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet", King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It Was So Eventual

  • By Sara's Opinions on 05-24-14

Certainly worth your time and your dime

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Certainly amazing -
I loved almost every story.
The skeleton crew had some lame ones... but this.... was all good... except maybe the last one.
All great!

  • In a Dark Place

  • By: Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren, Carmen Reed, and others
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys one-by-one on their family. Exhausting all other resources, they call up the world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who have never encountered a case as frightening as this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of the Warren series

  • By S. Winchester on 04-03-17

Fun, Easy Read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I mean I am not sure if I believe this is non-fiction, but it was a fun, easy, read - for sure. Something light after you are done with something like the stand, and just need something not to engulf you entirely. "Can this bitch say something one more time"
Lindsey

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,974

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

Amazing but.....

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I loved this book until the final hour of it.
It isn't bad, but.......... I really don't know what I think about the ending.
I would have written it differently (the end) -- I would have liked to have seen a twist or a pop of something..... I really don't know the ending (I literally just finished it), really has been thinking.