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  • On the Come Up

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of Bri's life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to make it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas and Turpin are my perfect pairing

  • By Katie - Audible on 02-05-19

Good follow up to The Hate You Give

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

The hate you give is better, but this is a pretty good book if you are wanting more.

But honestly I just wanted to come here to say that Bahni Turpin's narration is so great. Nails all the characters, and could not be better!

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,418
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,719
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,603

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Everyone should read this.

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

The story is well thought out and gives many perspectives and gives you as a reader lots to think about. The narrator is absolutely wonderful. Really enjoyed listening.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,404
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,255

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

This story is good and at first i kept thinking how I liked how real this book was. Until I realized how not real it was. I started googling this guy and his injuries. He talks a big game about pushing through and running on broken legs and running 100 miles one day without training... and basically how he is shitting and pissing blood afterwards.. Yeah that's called Rabdo and you can die from that.

He conveniently doesn't talk about the real life threatening issues around that. He just talks about how hard he is for being tough enough to do those things.

I'm just worried some people will read this.. and go out and do these things.. and they will literally die. Training for races and taking care of your body while you're dedicated is being a bad ass also. It does not make you weak.

Other than that it was a good book.

23 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,682
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,628

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

I could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

I got this book a year ago and kept putting off listening to it. It was recommended by a friend due to the fact I'm an avid book on tape listener, reader, and I love the Olympics. But, I kept putting off listening to it as it just didn't spark my interest.

Until one day I was out of audible credits and I was sort of forced to listen to it.

The irony being, that once i started.... I could not stop. This is one of the best audio books and stories I've ever heard. I even went back and re listened to parts of it. There is a little bit of everything in this book. Friendship, hardship, history about America, history about the world and it's wars, history about rowing, the Olympics, life lessons, and even a little bit of love.

I will forever recommend this book as one of the greatest stories ever told.

  • Every Breath

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,212

In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book! I couldn’t stop listening!

  • By JVH on 10-18-18

I get it, life is sad.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This story, I will give to Nicholas Sparks, does not make you believe in fairy tails. Its a reminder that life goes on no matter what choices you make, and boom life is over. If you don't go out of your way for something special to happen, quite frankly, nothing special will happen in your life.

This "story" highlights this. But the problem is it isn't much of a story at all.

If I wanted a reminder that people make the easy choice, and their life ends up uneventful due to that, I would have just looked at my own life.

Do yourself a favor and don't read. Also, the reader for the True character just was not right. I'm not saying he wasn't a good reader, he was, he was just not meant for that roll.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69,837

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual style

  • By Veronica on 09-22-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I had heard this was a great book, but as i started reading it I was wondering what all the hype was about. Seemed like a normal book to me. But as the book went on I was completely in awe of the story / the characters / the messages. This book is the whole package. It's not flashy and over the top. It gradually pulls you in and makes the over all experience worth the wait of a complete story.

Also, I love the reader. She did SUCH a great job. Over all it was an amazing experience!

  • The Witchfinder's Sister

  • By: Beth Underdown
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

A thrilling debut novel, a literary historical thriller based on the devastating witch hunts in 1640s England conducted by "Witchfinder General" Matthew Hopkins - for fans of Sarah Waters and Katherine Howe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Historical Fiction

  • By ilene on 05-30-17

Awesome Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Loved everything about this book. The history, the story, the underlining lessons about humanity then and current ideas of what is okay. The reader was amazing also. I rarely leave reviews and I think everyone should read this book, and I think everyone should stand up for women!

  • Another Day

  • By: David Levithan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, and even established guidelines by which to live: Don't be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Then comes the morning when everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By whoa! on 11-17-15

This is not REALLY book 2

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Any additional comments?

The first book ended so abruptly that when i saw "book 2" i assumed this was the sequel. It's not. It's just book one from R's perspective. I liked R a lot in book one. But after about an hour into this book, you realize how kind of pathetic she is. I'm a bit sad I listened to it because now I feel differently towards her. I eventually just stopped listening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,274

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By ReaderReader on 07-24-15

Great performance!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Loved the performance until the very end! Wouldn't have been the same without it! Great story!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 216,004
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201,302

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Best book and reader ever

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Seriously I listen to this book all the time I love it and you will too!