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Yucaipa, CA, United States
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  • The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year

  • Holiday Memories Written and Performed by Our Favorite Narrators
  • By: Audible Narrators
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,276

Here at Audible, we know just how much of an impact a voice can have on a story - taking simple words and filling them with elation, wonderment, tragedy, or pure satisfaction. We rely on our narrators every day to bring our favorite stories and characters to life - to introduce us to new authors and genres, or even to a new (perhaps longer) commute. And though our narrators are the best story tellers in the business, it's usually someone else's that they're telling.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is Some Kind of White Elephant Gift?

  • By Dave on 12-12-16

Thank you for the gift!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

This is a lovely collection of real life holiday stories! Thank you Audible and thank you to all the narrators who shared their stories!

  • Leap First

  • Creating Work That Matters
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

Recorded in an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, and leaders, Leap First teaches us 49 essential principles, practices, and life lessons that have helped Seth the most in his own work and life. More than an audiobook or keynote speech, each track here presents a carefully chosen catalyst intended to trigger our own passion and insight with each listening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content but audio needs to improve

  • By Jun on 03-10-15

Motivation

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

This lecture is for artists, but artist is defined loosely and it applies to most people whether they consider themselves artists or not. It's about putting your work out there, about how to get going on whatever you should or want to be doing and how to look at the things that keep you stuck. Good information and entertaining as well.

  • It's Just a F***ing Date

  • By: Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola
  • Narrated by: Amiira Ruotola, Greg Behrendt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

A fun and funny guide to dating from the New York Times best-selling authors of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken and He's Just Not That Into You. Why does dating have to be so hard? It doesn’t! Stop trying to out-game the system and relax. It's Just a Fucking Date presents the tools, not the rules, for bringing back the art of the date. The ordeals of 21st-century dating, from online dating and hooking up to pulling the plug when it isn’t working, will soon be easy to navigate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but for ladies only!

  • By Danny Santoro on 02-24-15

Informative and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

I enjoyed this book. As someone who is about to enter the dating scene after not having dated for a long time, it is nice to know both what current standards of behavior are and better ways to get what you want out of dating. Useful tips, enlightening stories and good narration make this book a great option for anyone dating or anyone who likes dating stories. It is a straightforward, no nonsense and goal oriented approach to dating. Very good!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Raising My Rainbow

  • Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
  • By: Lori Duron
  • Narrated by: Lori Duron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving CJ

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 06-19-14

Funny, touching, entertaining and educational!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

This was a very good book, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved the content and was happy with the authors narration, which isn't always the case with author narrated books. This book is written with humor and compassion, and is honest about the process and difficulties of moving toward acceptance. I have a young relative that is somewhat gender nonconforming. I didn't start out having a problem with that since I also have a family member in the LGBTQ community, but the information in this book as helped me be more aware of and compassionate towards the challenges he may face and to know how I can help support him in his process of self discovery. I learned a lot, not just about gender nonconformity but also about parenting, a little about the LGBTQ community and quite a bit about bullying. The resources regarding bullying were unexpected and vastly appreciated.
This book is not only a fun read, but it will inspire more compassion towards our fellow humans, no matter who they are and whether or not they conform to societal norms. Props for a job well done!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse

  • A Cats in Trouble Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Leann Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats - Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot - as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special, and sweet as her own, and business is thriving. But when she returns from an overnight quilting show, she discovers Chablis sneezing - and since Chablis is allergic to humans, that can only mean one thing: Someone has broken into her house. When she realizes her Abyssinian, Syrah, is missing, Jillian suspects catnapping. Spurred by Chablis and Merlot’s mournful meowing, she investigates - and discovers more missing cats and a murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Whodunnit Story

  • By GameMaker on 12-12-14

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

This book was very enjoyable, an interesting mystery, fun characters, awesome kitties, and an absence of the graphic violence, sex and language so common these days. I recommend it for anyone who loves cats and mysteries, and people who like good stories without all the above mentioned additives.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kitty and The Midnight Hour

  • Kitty Norville, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Vaughn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,952

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station---and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant Surprise!

  • By Austin gal on 08-08-09

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

Interesting idea, good story, good characters, great narration. I'm picky about books I read for entertainment, though. It was too violent for me, too many good guys/innocents die, not enough consequences for the bad guys. In addition I categorically disapprove of any book where sex is a right belonging to those in power, even in a made up culture. In my opinion, promoting, or even just presenting, that attitude can do so much damage. I won't be reading the rest of the series.

  • Eat Move Sleep

  • How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
  • By: Tom Rath
  • Narrated by: Tom Rath
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 989

In Eat Move Sleep, Tom Rath delivers an audiobook that will improve your health for years to come. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleepfeatures the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick listen offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm conflicted about this

  • By SamanthaG on 01-07-14

Very Doable

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

I liked this book, both content and narration. It was fairly well researched, broken into bite size pieces and the suggestions are doable. The changes he advises are small enough not to be intimidating or unmanageable but lead to lifestyle changes with significant health benefits in the long run. A good combination!

  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,991

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Not helpful

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

Any additional comments?

I think this is the first audible book I bought that I decided not to finish. I can't say if it is helpful later on since I only listened to the first hour and a half, but that was more than an hour of listening after I decided I wasn't really interested. She divides people into two categories, those who believe you can increase your intelligence and those who don't. She details all the characteristics of each group, non believers are stuck in trying to prove themselves and cannot handle challenges and will not learn much, believers can learn and are eager for a challenge because failure doesn't mean their intelligence is low. She then says that if you do not believe you can increase your intelligence she can help you change so that you do believe it. I was done at that point. Believing that my intelligence won't change with effort doesn't mean I can't grow and learn, since I believe my abilities do change with effort. Either my definition of intelligence is different than hers, or I disagree with her premise. I also believe that she assumes since people she labels for one group or the other have similar characteristics it justifies the grouping. Correlation does not indicate a cause and effect relationship, or even a direct relationship. I decided to try something else rather than fish for what might be helpful here. There are plenty of really good self-help books. Some that I like are Mindsight, Daring Greatly and Advanced Energy Anatomy (strange title, really helpful book).

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Seventh Son

  • Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793

Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard, and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with power, but he must learn to use his gift wisely. Dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great reading

  • By Harold D. Doublename on 05-01-07

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

Any additional comments?

This was very interesting and had good character development, like most of Card's books, but it was just too much drama for me. If you don't like drama, violence or significant swings in your mood, this might not be the book for you. If you don't mind those things it is pretty good. It has an interesting premise and strong characters.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 1500 Words for a Complete Vocabulary: Core Words #3

  • By: Deaver Brown
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Simply takes a straightforward approach to helping you add new words to your vocabulary. This audiobook is the final of three in the series, the first being SAT 100 Core Words and the second SAT & GRE 500 Core Words.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very bad take. My drunk uncle slurs less.

  • By Christopher A. I. on 05-31-16

Leaves much to be desired

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

Reviewed: 12-15-13

Any additional comments?

Horrible recording, poor narration, incomplete definitions and poorly timed, insufficient pauses. I would recommend skipping it.