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  • So Sad Today

  • Personal Essays
  • By: Melissa Broder
  • Narrated by: Melissa Broder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182

Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings and that quickly gained a dedicated following. In So Sad Today, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • You don’t have to read this

  • By Chris on 06-18-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Anyone who is just a bit off and has struggled with their own minds will immediately understand this book, even if the specific instances listed by the author aren't similar to their own - it does get pretty graphic with descriptions of sexual acts, but this is greatly overshadowed by how brutally honest it is; I certainly couldn't open up this much to the general public, and it's worth a read just for that alone.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,382

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the Movie!

  • By Heather Feuerhelm on 03-31-12

My Favorite Bool

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

After finishing this book for the 2nd time, I have concluded this Is one of, if not the, best book I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The story is detailed, funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking and endearing. The performances by both narrators are filled with energu and flawless. I cannot recommend this book enough.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,749

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Decent Story, Lousy Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

If you're a fan of Connelly's other work, then you shou$ld be satisfied with this book - not his best, but not his worst either. Honestly, more than anything, the performance of the narrator is what brings this book down - you can tell right from the beginning that her heart isn't in it, and at certain points she sounds bored to death with what she is reading.

  • MAX

  • A Maximum Ride Novel
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Jill Apple
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Maximum Ride and the other members of the Flock have barely recovered from their last arctic adventure, when they are confronted by the most frightening catastrophe yet. Millions of fish are dying off the coast of Hawaii and someone - or something - is destroying hundreds of ships. Unable to discover the cause, the government enlists the Flock to help them get to the bottom of the disaster before it is too late.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • MAX

  • By Bruce on 02-02-10

Still worth it.. barely

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I loved this series when I was younger, but every book in it suffers greatly from being abridged - so much of the appeal of this series lies in the small, non-essential details within the plot, and almost all of that is cut out. It's just the big action scenes and plot devices left, and though I srill think the series is worth listening to, it could have been so much better if the books were left unedited in their transfer to audio.

  • Maximum Ride

  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Valentina De Angelis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

There's one last chance to save the world in Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, the closing chapter of James Patterson's thrilling trilogy. The time has arrived for Max and her winged "Flock" to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "Re-evolution", a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race - and to terminate the rest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different twist for Patterson

  • By Dan on 10-10-08

Great Book, Too Short

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

I read this book years ago when it was releasedj it's a great story, but it loses so much of that greatness being abridged like this - that little musical interlude with the sigh at the end you hear countless times throughout is where a chapter was cut short. Still, I'd recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the series regardless - it is still worth listening to despite the glaring omissions from the originals tory.