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  • O. Henry Short Stories, Vol. 1

  • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
  • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book at a great price

  • By Robert on 08-24-12

Wonderful story teller

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

What a wonderful story teller. an articulate, imaginative, intelligent, informative, entertaining, beautifully narrated work of art.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,380

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Special, So very special...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

I just found this book and probably can't say too much that hasn't already been written about it, but this book effected so much. What an absolutely amazing narration, The characters, the story, the heart, the love.... It is a very simple heart wrenching love story handled so gently and with great dignity that I found myself crying, angry, and rejoicing. Wonderfully written and unbelievably narrated.... Special, very special.

  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

Soooo great, to say the least

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I honestly bought this because of the title. Then, Entertaining, Honest, Articulate, Fantastically performed, enjoyed!

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,783

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Very interestingly disturbing

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

One can't complain too much about a free book and so I didn't expect much, but this was a very interesting listen. Very well thoughtout, researched, articulate, unbelievable, spooky, and interestingly disturbing pieces of non-fictious work. There's a little language and the description of the murder scene details are a little graphic, but not gratuitous. The listener is read to, as though the narrator is telling you personally the story. Every angle is explored and even the accused is given his fair share.... well worth the download and time. That's my 2 cents worth

  • Unsinkable

  • A Memoir
  • By: Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway
  • Narrated by: Debbie Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds - an entertaining and moving story of enduring friendships and unbreakable family bonds, of hitting bottom and rising to the top again - that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Total fun with Debbie Reynolds

  • By S.P.C. on 10-06-15

Loved Loved loved IT!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Almost shocking with honesty. My beef alot of the time with so-called memoires or autobiographies from different actors is that they cut and paste then whitewash alot of the facts, making themselves look good. But, it seems that Miss Reynolds holds nothing back. Her delivery is wonderfully old Hollywood like a gossip columnist almost. What a loss when she past last year.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the Winters After

  • A Novel
  • By: Seré Prince Halverson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,259

Kachemak Winkel never intended to come back to his hometown of Caboose, Alaska, where his family died in a plane crash 20 years earlier. When he finally musters the courage to return and face his painful memories, he's surprised to find a mysterious young woman living in his abandoned house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ambivalent

  • By Bonnie on 04-21-16

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

I don't know what I expected when I bought this one, and it's not that it was badly written, but yet I felt disappointed. I actually said to myself at the end...eh. Honestly for me the story was very predictable. I did enjoy the narration and the historical parts. Other than that well, just predictable. That's my 2 cents worth

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Killer Among Us

  • By: Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 951

On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By A. Ellis on 10-23-15

Enjoyed listening.....

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Being from this part of Missouri, I remember when this crime occurred. it was very interesting listening to the facts of the case and nothing was left out. So many details that I felt I really knew this family. If you are a reporter or an investigator kind you will really really love this book, but for a someone expecting a television episode of 48 hours or one of the others, this may not be one for you. When I say it's detailed, I really mean it is detailed. From the beginning to the end it is filled with no empty space. You get all the facts, figures, scenarios , family Dynamics, the history and everything else. I really thought the case was cut and dry, in my opinion, but I personally enjoyed following the story and the investigators but honestly if it hadn't been for the incredible narration of Kevin Pierce it would have one of those books I would have listened to over a greater period of time. But Mr. Pierce is incredible and I found myself mesmerized by his voice..... That's my two cents worth.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • This Life I Live

  • One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever
  • By: Rory Feek
  • Narrated by: Rory Feek
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 700

In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey’s story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life’s key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Life I Live

  • By Blueyes512 on 02-16-17

Touching and Lovingly Told.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

This is such a sweet tale of Love and Loss. I have to tell you that I cried before the sad part even started because I was very aware of their story. I love the way Rory speaks from his heart and bares his soul. Sure, he skims through some parts that I am sure were painful to even touch upon, but he does a wonderful job of telling their story. I actually enjoyed the story of his childhood and life before Joey as much as anything else in the book. After all this is his story from his hearts perspective and his, is a true story of redemption, love, finding his true self in his faith, and of course loss. Do yourself a favor listen to the book or read, then go get their CD. Joey was one of the most heart felt great female singers that we have had in Nashville for a long time, she will be missed tremendously.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scared Selfless

  • My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving
  • By: Michelle Stevens
  • Narrated by: Michelle Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her: She's only eight years old, posing for her mother's boyfriend, Gary Lundquist - an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims. Little does she know that this will become her new reality for the next six years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifically Needed (Some Stories Need To Be Told)

  • By Virginia on 03-30-17

Horrifically Needed (Some Stories Need To Be Told)

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

This is one of those true stories that is so sadistic, disgusting, sad, and horrifying that it is hard to finish, but out of respect for Michelle Stevens I made myself listen.
Stories I have heard before of childhood molestation and physical abuse (that no one should ever have to endure) can not touch her heart wrenching tale. Made a sex slave to her piece of %$!* step father by the age of eight and not protected or even noticed by her mother, young Michelle endured emotional brain washing, physical, sexual, and mental abuse that should have killed her and would have killed most adults that I know. No teacher (stories written and pictures drawn), no school counselor (acting outrageously out of her normal character), no doctor (she almost bled to death from a botched at home forced abortion), or family member (she and her mother were isolated ) ever read the signs (multiple or split personality disorder) that even Michelle says she displayed, but I for one am thankful Michelle has told her story because in turn I will be very aware of the signs that children might show who are being abused. I could go into further details that go so far out that they almost become to hard to believe, but I will just finish by saying this is a well written and great narration of horrifically but absolutely needed work. She speaks from not only experience, but from education as well having fought her own demons to become a teacher and therapist and now is helping others who have gone through their own hell on earth. Some stories just need and deserve to be told.

Btw, I have to add that because of the material, you must be aware of young ears that may be in hearing distance when you are listen.

And...Thats My two cents worth

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ark

  • Children of a Dead Earth, Book 1
  • By: Patrick S. Tomlinson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 567

Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship affectionately named the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark's greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can't be beat. But when a crew member goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nearly there

  • By Michaela on 05-11-16

just couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

I tried, but I just could listen to the narrator. I'm sure the book itself is satisfactory, but the story just couldn't shine through the narration. At least, that how it was for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful