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  • Lying on the Couch

  • A Novel
  • By: Irvin D. Yalom
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 641

Exposing the many lies told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives listeners a tantalizing, almost illicit glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing, and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves listeners with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh Fun!

  • By Espanolish on 05-11-16

YAAWWWWNNNNN!!!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Would you try another book from Irvin D. Yalom and/or Tony Pasqualini?

I would not try another book from this author as I could not even get through this one. I couldn't stand it anymore. I have no idea if Carol ever succeeded in her goal of getting the good doctor to do what she wanted him to do. The story kept jumping around and I kept getting lost and it was dragging on. I kept thinking if I stayed with it eventually it would pick up...it never did. I finally had to say enough is enough.

  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

When three South Yorkshire friends picnic on top of an ancient fertility symbol, who could have known that within four months they would all have their own eggs fertilised! For Helen, pregnancy is a true come true. But the more the baby grows inside her, the more she can see her outwardly perfect marriage crumbling. For career-woman Janey, it is a nightmare. How could it have happened? She had her husband George, ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, were always so careful over contraception.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a nice listen

  • By Anonymous User on 11-25-11

Funny & Witty Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was a funny way to look at pregnancy through the eyes of 4 different people.

Any additional comments?

My only comment is I wish the author would have gone into detail about the other 3 births like she did on the first, not just give the final details. The first was so funny it was a bit of a let down not to be able to have the same enjoyment with the others.

  • A Summer Fling

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

When Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work…Anna, 39, is left reeling after her fiancé’s departure with a younger woman. Then there’s Grace, trapped in a loveless marriage. Can she prevent 33-year-old Dawn from making the same mistake? At 28, Raychel would seem to be the happiest, with a loving husband and their cosy nest for two. But what dark secrets make Raychel so unwilling to open up?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Overall

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-10

Funny & Witty Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-30-14

Would you listen to A Summer Fling again? Why?

I normally only listen to books once so no.

What did you like best about this story?

That they were all in it together and they stood by each other.

Any additional comments?

My only comment would be to have heard in detail more about the other 3 births, not just the details of the babies afterward. The first one was so funny it was a bit of a let down not to be able to experience it with the others.

  • Save the Date

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 873

A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime - one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all. Told with Mary Kay Andrews' trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Every single character was annoying

  • By AndreaJane on 07-29-14

A Good Read!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Save the Date to be better than the print version?

Absolutely! With the audio edition it's easier to understand the emotions and storyline rather than just imagining it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Liba - she seems like a very down to earth kind of girl but don't get on her bad side.

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,165

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

A Very Good Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-13

Would you listen to Me Before You again? Why?

I normally only listen to books once.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and I cried. What a emotional story this was. I listened to it on my 1-hr each way to work and back to home and couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to it more.

  • Down and Out in Bugtussle

  • The Mad Fat Road to Happiness
  • By: Stephanie McAfee
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

With her fiance now her ex-fiance, Ace has hightailed it back to Bugtussle, Mississippi, and back to her Gramma Jones's house. Her best friends, Lilly and Chloe, are delighted she's back, but Ace still has some challenges ahead of her. She is stuck working as a substitute teacher while harboring fantasies of running the art teacher who replaced her out of town. Lilly and Chloe are obsessed with setting her up on less-than-romantic blind dates - even though all she wants is a break from her pitiful love life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great read !

  • By zina on 07-02-16

A Dissappointment

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

Reviewed: 12-10-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It gave me something to listen to on my way home in the afternoons.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Let down.

Could you see Down and Out in Bugtussle being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I could see all 3 books being made into a movie but I don't think it would last for a TV series.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,146

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Enjoyed Very Much!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-13

Would you listen to The Husband's Secret again? Why?

I don't think so. I normally only read a book once. After the first you already know how it ends or what the "secret" is.

What did you like best about this story?

That the story was about 3 seperate families within a community.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ladies' Night

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 987

Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Man I thought my divorce was the worst!

  • By JenniferandSteveLandeau on 06-09-13

Another Great Read for Mary Kay Andrews!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-13

Would you listen to Ladies' Night again? Why?

I think I have either read or listened to all of Mary Kay's books and the storyline is exactly what I like to read/listen to. She always has a sense of humor and it able to keep me interested by throwing a few little events I wasn't expecting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ladies' Night?

At the beginning when the car ends up in the pool.

  • The Last Letter from Your Lover

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cliched plot. Dull narrator.

  • By nevina on 11-13-15

A Total Chic-Flick!!!! So unpredicible-I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Letter from Your Lover to be better than the print version?

Absolutely!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jennifer of course. She went through so much.

Have you listened to any of Susan Lyons’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Haven't listened to any others.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That the letters/files were never given to Anthony, they were forgot about for over 40 years, tragic.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Freed

  • Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,094

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We ate the dessert first...

  • By SIMARA on 05-02-12

Loved, Loved, Loved the entire series!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

What did you love best about Fifty Shades Freed?

It's hard to decide on just one. The entire series kept me on the edge of my seat, I couldn't stop listening.

What other book might you compare Fifty Shades Freed to and why?

Bared to You - along the same storyline but not as good

What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

She was able to really be in each character she played without sounding the same.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!