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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,937

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Bad Language Turned Me Off

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This looked like a funny book when I first ordered it. However, his cursing is over the top. I only listened for a half an hour before I deduced this book is not for me.

  • Portraits of Courage

  • A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors
  • By: George W. Bush, Laura Bush - foreword, General Peter Pace - foreword
  • Narrated by: George W. Bush
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11 - and whom he has come to know personally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greatest books I have ever read or heard

  • By Robert on 05-28-17

A Heroes Reception

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Note: While driving, I listened to the book without looking at the portraits.

Every hero's story described an even larger portrait of the character of the men and women who sacrifice for the freedom of America and the entire world. Written from a soldier's point of view, the stories are never sappy but powerful in their humility, determination to overcome adversity and pride in our America.
As Mr. Bush read the book, I envisioned sitting in an armchair next to him as he shared a scrapbook of images while telling of the sacrificial stories of each of these soldiers. This experience caused me to be even more aware of the hidden injuries of our war veterans (as in PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury). I am eternally grateful to those who served and continue to serve.

  • The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women

  • A Social History
  • By: Elizabeth Norton
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Dixon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress, of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife, when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that no era had been before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appreciate the 'Now' Ladies. Tudor times SUCKED!

  • By Julia on 04-05-18

Stories of Tudor women - rich and poor

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Although it is not my favorite book, I really enjoyed it. She gave many interesting details while sharing the fascinating stories of women in the Elizabethan era.
This book is well organized and includes helpful subject titles for each chapter.

  • Rob Roy

  • By: Sir Walter Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

After rejecting the life his father has laid out for him, Frank Osbaldistone is sent to the North of England to live with his Uncle, where he is to repent his sins. However, when his father's wealth and reputation are threatened, he is drawn to the Scottish Highlands, where he must retrieve a set of stolen documents. It is here that he is pulled into a number of skirmishes relating to the Jacobite uprising of 1715, and where his path frequently crosses with the mysterious maverick outlaw known as Rob Roy....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Scots dialect immersion

  • By David Bogosian on 08-04-16

Scottish History Revived

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This book allowed me to live this period of history thru the eyes and heart of an English outsider. While sometimes the Sottish brogue dialog stumped me, the traditional English narrator gave enough details to follow the storyline. Later, I discovered I understood the accent better and enjoyed that dialog as well.

  • Pain Management: Ultimate Pain Relief Guide

  • Discover the Best Strategies for Dealing with & Overcoming Pain
  • By: Ace McCloud
  • Narrated by: Joshua Mackey
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Does constant pain make your life seem unbearable? Do you wish you could just feel normal again? Whether you want to (1) naturally reduce your pain levels, (2) free yourself from addictive pain killers, or (3) prevent pain from occurring in the first place, this audiobook will teach you everything you need to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why Live In Pain? Take Action Today!

  • By Taylor C Chambers on 06-16-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book included nothing new. It recommends stretching, for example. That's general knowledge. What if pain precludes stretching? I've tried several times to finish the book but to no avail. Perhaps it would have redeemed itself in the end.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ace McCloud again?

No

Would you listen to another book narrated by Joshua Mackey?

He was okay. The subject matter was dull.

What character would you cut from Pain Management: Ultimate Pain Relief Guide?

The word, "Ultimate" should be removed from the title. It should read, Basics of Pain Relief Guide, instead.

Any additional comments?

Typically, I am a positive person. I deal with chronic pain and hoped for ideas to help me cope. I was very disappointed in this purchase. It is a weakness of buying books online. I cannot browse it to see if it what I need.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Decision Points

  • By: George W. Bush
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By cw360 on 01-17-11

Informational and Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

While George W. Bush was governor of Texas, I had the opportunity to chat with him on multiple occasions. His character was always evident. His humor was excellent. However this book gave me a perspective of his life I never knew.
Listening to his words, explaining decisions I've wondered about during his presidency, help me understand him even better.
Knowing now the background of the decisions he had to make, gives me even more respect for Mr. Bush.
Sharing this book with as many people as I can. Audible made it even better.

  • The Source

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 54 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago. Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle East conflict.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unlistenable

  • By GGS Engineering on 09-11-15

World history written from an athesist perspective

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Source to be better than the print version?

Yes. I would probably lay aside the print version. The violence sickened me. The perspective of God being the source of all evil disgusted me.

What did you like best about this story?

The vivid descriptions of the site and characters.

Which character – as performed by Larry McKeever – was your favorite?

The man who created the mosaics in the church. (I forgot his name. I'm a visual learner and I never saw it in print.)

If you could take any character from The Source out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The man who created the mosaics in the church.

Any additional comments?

We found the story became so depressing; we had to limit our listening time. The cruelty to others because of their differing religion was difficult to stomach.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Castles, Customs, and Kings

  • True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors, Book 2
  • By: English Historical Fiction Authors
  • Narrated by: Ruth Golding
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the listener across the centuries from prehistoric to 20th-century Britain. Nearly 50 different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels. From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain's yesteryear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so much "Tales" as facts

  • By Eddie & Donna on 04-06-17

Not so much "Tales" as facts

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

What did you like best about Castles, Customs, and Kings? What did you like least?

Did like: Interesting facts to use for writing a book or essay. Rather dull research but informative.

Did not like: I expected short stories about this topic.

Would you be willing to try another book from English Historical Fiction Authors? Why or why not?

Probably not. For Audible books, that I listen to while commuting, I enjoy story telling.

Which scene was your favorite?

Description of a castle which was inhabited by my ancestor.

Was Castles, Customs, and Kings worth the listening time?

No. The paper copy would be great for research for writers. I assumed the book was a story-based book.

Any additional comments?

An auditory learner would really enjoy studying from this book. However, I am looking for historical entertainment.

  • Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann Wyss
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew, continuing with their own harrowing battle with the elements and dangerous landing on the remote island shore, and onward through their ingenious use of the materials at hand to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable classic well performed.

  • By Julie on 06-21-16

Original unabridged Story is fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

Filled with adventure, this original story gives credit to the Lord for safety and provision. The description of the lands, animals and plant life, are vivid. I highly recommend this version.

  • Texas

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 64 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Texas: a land of sprawling diversity and unparalleled richness; a dazzling chapter in the history of our nation; a place like no other on Earth. Through the remarkable lives of four families, this epic saga spans four centuries and two continents and charts the dramatic formation of several great dynasties from the age of the conquistadors to the present day. A richly compelling novel of a proud people eager to meet the challenge of the land, Texas is James Michener's most magnificent achievement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story...but then there was the narration

  • By Jim on 03-03-16

Proud to be a Texan!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

As a certified Texas-nut, I was inspired to learn so much more about Texas. James Michener's perspective of our history gave me insight as to why Texans are so unique.