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  • With Love from the Inside

  • By: Angela Pisel
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,722

Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and 27 days separate her from the last time she heard her precious daughter's voice and the final moment she'd heard anyone call her mom. Out of appeals, she can focus on only one thing - reconnecting with her daughter and making sure she knows the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Mary McDaniels on 09-23-16

Heartwarming and Gutwrenching

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I really enjoyed this one. I could have done with out the religious references, but it wasn't overdone and in this case, it was appropriate. I loved Sophie and Grace, and the story of their relationship. I don't want to give anything away, but the journey to mend their relationship was heartwarming. I listened to this on audible, and the narrators did an excellent job with the characters. This was one of those books where I was anxious to walk the dog or drive my car so that I could listen to it. It grabbed me from the outset, and never let go.

  • When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • Tales from Neurosurgery
  • By: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347

With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensitive and Enlightening

  • By Largactil on 02-03-17

Fascinating look at neurosurgery

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This was an excellent look at the life of a neurosurgeon. The title comes from one of the author's early instructors, who tells him that the brain is never the same when it is exposed to air. The case studies were interesting, and some were very moving. I was particularly touched by the story of baby Rebecca. In addition to learning about his cases, the author talks about his own feelings towards his profession and what it is like being a surgeon in that field.

  • Do Not Disturb

  • By: A. R. Torre
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Equal parts Dexter and Fifty Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is nothing 50 shades about this book.

  • By Justagirl on 05-14-15

Average Second in Series

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This is the second in the series, and I agree with a lot of the reviewers that the second half of the book was much better than the first. The first part focuses on Deanna's relationship with Jeremy and has a lot of gratuitous sex scenes with the camming; I was actually bored with that and would have put it down were it not for the reviews. I am glad that I kept with it, as I did like the second half. The second half was interesting and fast moving. My rating reflects the book overall: 2 starts for the first half, 4 for the second. I probably would have quit after this one, but I'm anxious to read the third one, where she is in prison, so I'll finish the series. Maybe part of my feelings about the second book was that a lot was similar to the first one, whereas when I read the first one, it was a unique idea.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,545

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Fantastic Monologue and Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I absolutely loved this. This was originally written as a play (monologue) for the writer's ex-wife, and it was turned into this short audiobook. The person who performed the play did the narration and it was fantastic! I went into it not knowing a thing about it, which I highly recommend, as it finishes as something completely different than the beginning. I was not prepared for the twists in this one!

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love to love in that library!

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-07-18

LOVE THIS!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This was an audible original, and I absolutely loved it! The story about growing up in NYC in general, and living in an apartment in the library in particular, was excellent and Sharon's performance was outstanding. She certainly knows how to tell a story, and her ability to mimic an accent (particularly her mother's) was fabulous! This was a story about her fairy tale life in the library, as well as her having to reconcile a certain aspect of her life (I don't want to spoil it by giving too much detail) with her happy memories. This was funny and heartwarming at the same time. Thank you, audible!

  • A Breach of Security

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 604

When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I found this free story!

  • By connie on 10-24-14

Good Series Introduction

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This short story was quite good. I have never read any of the other books in the series, and this worked fine as a stand alone. Although I was able to figure out who did it, I didn't figure out the motive. The writing was good and I will probably try the first in the series at some point. Note: This was free on audible at the time I got it.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,472

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

Interesting Format

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This was a 3-3.5 star for me. To be fair, I wouldn't have chosen this book except that it was free on audible, so I figured I'd give it a try. The story resolves around the murder in Ireland of a French citizen. The format was unique, as it was done in "episodes" and included actual interviews conducted by the authors. The problems I had with it were that there was no resolution to the crime and there was insufficient background info given for the victim, so I didn't relate to her. I did enjoy the part where they talk about French law vs. Irish law; the legal conflict between the two countries was interesting (the French decided to try the main suspect, while the Irish police didn't feel there was enough to charge him).

  • Discrimination and Disparities

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 727

Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas Sowell is a national treasure!

  • By Wayne on 03-29-18

Fascinating and Easy to Understand

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This is the first book I have read by Thomas Sowell, but it won't be my last! This was an interesting look at specific issues; the author explores underlying causes and unintentional effects of such things as the minimum wage, background checks, education and employment. He explains economic issues in a way that anyone can understand, with no PhD required.

  • The Professor

  • McMurtrie and Drake Legal, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bailey
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful? No, but close.... close.

  • By Ted on 08-15-16

Loved this legal thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This was an excellent legal thriller. I listened to it on audio, and the narration was good. However, I think this would be just as good in print format.

At first I thought that the premise had been done before and it would not be anything new. But I really enjoyed the characters, the legal aspect, and the courtroom drama. The book was very fast paced and kept my interest the entire time. I definitely am going to continue with this series!

  • The Light of the Fireflies

  • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,582

For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David Shear on 04-11-16

Not What I Thought

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I went back and forth on this one. I listened to this on audio, and the narration was fine. The first part of the story takes place in the basement, and I thought I knew what was going on. Parts seemed a little repetitive and I was so sure I figured it out, I was not that enthused. The next part of the story tells the backstory, and you learn why the family is downstairs....I wasn't even close. That piqued my interest again, and then the last part, which takes place again in the basement, has another twist or two. The story itself is very dark, and while I didn't love it the entire time I was reading it, taken as a whole, I ended up enjoying the story very much.