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  • This Is How

  • Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike
  • By: Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 367

To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother’s psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By David Shear on 06-15-12

Fabulous boom

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-15

Down to earth advice read wonderfully by the author. It makes sense and it's funny.

  • House of Secrets

  • By: Chris Columbus
  • Narrated by: Daniel Vincent Gordh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: Two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff - a house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very much worth the ride.

  • By Fred Jones on 04-17-15

Pretty good

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-15

Action packed. Kind of a Jumanji Harry Potter Narnia kind of book. Probably best read by children. Enjoyed, would recommend.

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  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,753
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,176

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Pretty good

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-15

Disappointed in the way DG handled the reuniting of Claire & Jamie to Brianna after their long journey to find Roger. It was anti climatic. And it surprised me that the author missed this opportunity to be dramatic. It was disappointing. Also disappointing was Roger's return to Brianna and her coolness towards him at first. I think Brianna is kind of a brat.

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  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Lisa Burgett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Elfrida Phipps tries to exorcise the pain of the past and find peace, taking refuge in a rambling Scottish house called Corrydale. Almost like a magnet, Corrydale attracts various waifs and strays, each of them escaping difficult personal pasts. As the holidays approach and the weather turns foul, it seems a perfect recipe for disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric winter tale

  • By Sara on 01-04-14

My favorite book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

I have read this book more times than I care to admit. It is wonderful in every way, the epitome of heartwarming.

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

With his marvelous sense of the absurd, Lewis Carroll's whimsical, fantastical tale delighted children and adults when it was first published in 1865 and has since become a treasured classic of literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't you just LOVE Jim Dale!

  • By Patricia on 04-08-10

Wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Fabulous narration by Jim Dale. Great story, of course. Enjoyed this tremendously. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much Audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,696

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-15

Loved loved loved this book! The narration is fabulous by all. Thank you, Cary Elwes, for this account. I will recommend to all.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,273

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-15

Davina Porter wonderfully narrates this love story. I intend to read the entire series. I love the character and the Scotland setting.