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  • I Forgot to Die

  • By: Khalil Rafati
  • Narrated by: Khalil Rafati
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

Khalil Rafati went to Los Angeles in the 1990s and had it all. He was working with Hollywood movie stars and legendary rock musicians, but it wasn't long before he found his way into the dark underbelly of the City of Angels. When he hit rock bottom-addicted to heroin and cocaine, overtaken by paranoia and psychosis, written off by his friends and family - he grabbed a shovel and kept digging. So how does someone with nothing, who feels like they deserve nothing, and who just wants to end it all turn their life around?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-17

Great story and ending

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

Overall well written, great narration (which for me can make or break a book), and cohesive story and journey to wellness. you wanted to to root for him. i would have liked even more graphic drug useage stories, b/c I am sure they were edited out possibly due to his new 'status' but it was good nonetheless

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Fair Junkie

  • A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean
  • By: Amy Dresner
  • Narrated by: Amy Dresner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

In the tradition of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you don't read this I'll brandish a bread knife

  • By Jackie Lange on 03-02-18

Oy vey

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I mean this book jumped around so much that I had no idea sometimes where she was – married, doing community service, with one guy or another on one drug or another… It had absolutely no organized story.

I was captivated I listened until the end which says a lot because sometimes I don’t, but as far as story and overall enjoyment, I was more confused than anything and just stuck it out to see how it ended. Which was a huge disappointment anyway. Not impressed

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,690

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

I can already picture casting the movie. Best book in a long time. I love the character development, I love the really science of naturalism to it and I love the love story of course. Well done

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Almost Interesting

  • The Memoir
  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,387

David Spade is best known for his harsh "Hollywood Minute" sketches on SNL, his starring roles in movies like Tommy Boy and Joe Dirt, and his seven-year stint as Dennis Finch on the series Just Shoot Me. Now, with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona, the "comic brat extraordinaire" delivers a memoir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and better than expected

  • By Eric on 08-17-16

Laugh out loud funny

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Though I may have even heard a story or two on the Howard Stern show when David appeared, I loved that he read his own words. The book took you through a journey of his life and why he became who he was, and every tidbit he would share of the SNL stories was magical – I love hearing the stories about Hollywood and the backstage ongoing's, especially with these funny guys. His wit and tone are to my personal liking so I REALLY enjoyed listening, and did so in just one day. I highly recommend this book – there are no slow parts he acts out the funny parts/words/lines.... it's an A+ for audiobooks for sure!!!

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,282

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Best audible book to date

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

Reviewed: 11-19-16

What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo the most enjoyable?

Amy's narration was PERFECT, her humor and wit were apparent. The personal anecdotes were shocking, had meaning and not JUST humor and made me want to listen over and over.

What did you like best about this story?

The actual points she made sharing stories from her life, not just telling stories. Very poignant.

What about Amy Schumer’s performance did you like?

Great narration- perfect tone.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Be prepared to laugh, cry and walk away knowing you witnessed something real

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crash and Burn

  • By: Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall-and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him-from his cohosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends. Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy's bachelor party in Amsterdam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life of an addict

  • By Jay on 01-31-14

Good in the beginning

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

I'm a huge stern fan and was a huge fan of the Artie years too, mostly when he was sober, the end got messy.
That said I really liked hearing about the stories from when he was on the show and what was really going on. After a hat, all the Adrienne lovely dovy crap was hard to read,.,..,

  • The Secret

  • By: Rhonda Byrne
  • Narrated by: Rhonda Byrne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,853

It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for an intro to the Law of Attraction

  • By Elisabeth on 01-08-08

Good- listening again

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

The beginning of the book had so much great information and really caught my attention – there were so many short quick phrases to remember that really can sink in. The last third of the book I zoned out I kind a wasn't sure what they were talking about. I'm definitely going to listen again because the day I listened & started to take the advice and think positively and put out there what I want to come back to me, out of nowhere three very positive things happened in my business. I had been repeating over and over how dry my well was, how I had no leads… And by the end of the day I had three new requests for products or information. It only took me a day to get through, so I was obviously entertained. I'm going to try to apply this to other parts of my life as well and it's really inspiring/ well done with the narration and I'm about to listen to it all over again!

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,725

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Saw the movie first

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

I am listening to books of movies that I've already seen in the past of stories that I've liked in the past like white oleander… You forget a lot of things. This book was good, I knew the story so I knew what was going to happen but the performances were great and even though in the movie she comes off a little more psycho than she does in the book, which I love, I do think the book dragged it out in the end where is the movie cut it at the right point. I would recommend it.

  • The Storyteller

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,825

Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect title especially for the audio format!

  • By Abby R. on 03-05-13

Depressing!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

UG, this is not what I expected, the ending is horrible, only good thing is the character development. Don't waste 11 hours listening to 50 chapters of this crap, I am a huge Jodi Piccoult fan and this was a big disappointment