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  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,270

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Awful

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

This book was extremely boring and definitely not funny. Do yourself a favor and avoid the waste of time and money. My husband and I listened to this on a trip, thinking it would be entertaining. About halfway through, we just couldn't take anymore. Terrible!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

  • By: Nadia Hashimi
  • Narrated by: Gin Hammond
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Nadia Hashimi's literary debut is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See. In Kabul, 2007, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inner View of Hidden Women

  • By SydSavvy on 01-04-15

Powerful and Riveting Story

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

I just finished listening to this audiobook, and am sitting here with tears in my eyes. This is the most moving story I have read in a long time....I just couldn't put it down. Truly wonderful story and performance!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Dervish

  • A Novel
  • By: Ayad Akhtar
  • Narrated by: Ayad Akhtar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Both completely foreign and painfully familiar

  • By Julie W. Capell on 11-09-15

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Where does American Dervish rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my top favorites.

Any additional comments?

I love to read books that expand my worldview by taking me inside another culture. This was a very engrossing, well-written and narrated story, and I loved it. I read and listen to audiobooks a lot on my travels, and I'd definitely recommend this one to others!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,194

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Point, Well Made!!

  • By Moki on 05-04-12

Love the story, not so the narration

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

Reviewed: 07-01-12

Where does Fifty Shades Darker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up there!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe?

Never!! I loved this story, but I have to agree with many others that her narration is awful. I go through at least an audiobook every week, so I think I'm a good judge of this. She made Ana sound like a Valley Girl, and her male voices sound absolutely phoney and unbelievable. Lucky for her that these books are such a great read, but unfortunately she really detracts from a more enjoyable read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dovekeepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Alice Hoffman, Heather Lind
  • Narrated by: Aya Cash, Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,585

Over five years in the writing, Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing work ever, a triumph of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. The author of such iconic bestsellers as Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman is one of the most popular and memorable writers of her generation. Now, in The Dovekeepers, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet - one that draws on her passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology and her inimitable understanding of women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Draining story - but beautifully written/told

  • By Kate on 10-14-11

I loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-11

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the weaving of history and the very well-drawn characters in this book. I did not know much at all about what had actually happened at Masada (I'd heard of the term, but did not know what had taken place there), and this totally brought that story to life and I learned so much about it. It's such a beautiful piece of literature, I loved everything about this book. The narration was absolutely superb. A definite must to read!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful