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  • Stories I Tell Myself

  • Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson
  • By: Juan F. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Juan F. Thompson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly"; boy of the South; born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky; son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom; public school-educated; jailed at 17 on a bogus petty robbery charge; member of the US Air Force (airman second class); copy boy for Time; writer for The National Observer; et cetera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hunter Remembered

  • By Karen Loucks Rinedollar on 03-31-16

Great portray of an Adult Child

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Juan Thompson's book was a healing story of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. The alcoholic just happens to be the brilliantly wild Hunter S.. The story had great rhythm and I followed it with ease. Juan is a miracle, it's a miracle that he survived his childhood and became a stable adult. He seems to of healed throughout the years and this book appears to me to be a continuation of that healing. Great stories - a must read!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 30,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,316

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

Best!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-15

This is the best book that I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,265

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-28-15

She captured my attention the whole way through. Totally unexpected twists and turns. The action and suspense was the best part - the dialogue in the lulls was a little cheesy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,603

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

This book will have your mind tingling with curious information on Einstein. The fluidity of the writing is exemplified by the narrator. 5 stars all the way!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Noonday Demon

  • An Atlas of Depression
  • By: Andrew Solomon
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon takes the listener on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Moments of awesome but not clear message

  • By Cristina on 01-04-14

B O R I N G

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

Boring, unless you're up for a very long monolog on Andrew Solomon's midlife crisis and depression that he treats with various medications. His book Far from the Tree is so much better than this book.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Nothing to Envy

  • Ordinary Lives in North Korea
  • By: Barbara Demick
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326

Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent listen!

  • By Laura on 06-05-10

Different narrator, different story

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

Reviewed: 07-25-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, but not on audible. This narrator really killed it for me. It does not work at all.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nothing to Envy?

The peculiarly pompous voice and deep breaths of the narrator reading a book on people starving to death under a totalitarian government. It is undoubtably irksome.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Incredible so, had there been a different narrator this book would have been truly moving.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Not if the art director who chose the narrator was involved.

Any additional comments?

It's a great story, fascinating, but the narrator is all wrong. It's almost painful to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Most Dangerous Animal of All

  • Searching for My Father…and Finding the Zodiac Killer
  • By: Gary L. Stewart, Susan Mustafa
  • Narrated by: Gary L. Stewart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan Mustafa, The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart’s decade-long hunt. While combing through government records and news reports and tracking down relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues—including forensic evidence—that conclusively identify his father as the Zodiac Killer, one of the most notorious and elusive serial murderers in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Lindsey C on 05-27-14

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-14

If you could sum up The Most Dangerous Animal of All in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating story!

Any additional comments?

I thought this book was amazing. I loved the dry yet emotional voice of Gary, as he went over the story and facts. I got completely hooked and was fascinated the entire way through. I'd read about the Zodiac years ago and saw the Hollywood movie. This is by far the most convincing story I've heard.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful