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  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,612

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

HORRIBLE

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

only listened to the first 5 minutes. discussing language. this is 2018 this kind of cussing is so outdated. I would not recommend this book. if I could give less than 1 star, I would.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,055

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

rough listening with background noise

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Struggled to finish. the clattering background noise did not enhance the audio at all. more of a distraction. I would not recommend this book. the performer was good, but again background took away from her performance.

  • Feared

  • Rosato & DiNunzio Series, Book 6
  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination—claiming that they were not hired because they were men—Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs’ lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance —determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end…even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent legal thriller in a wonderful series

  • By Wayne on 11-09-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I enjoyed the story and the reflections from the narrator. thrilling book. looking forward to the next one.

  • Murder in the Paperback Parlor

  • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Jane Steward is organizing a week of activities for fans of love stories at her book-themed resort. But her Regency readers barely have time to brush up on their Jane Austen before tragedy strikes Storyton Hall. Rosamund York, one of the most celebrated authors in attendance, is killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Second Installment!

  • By Christina on 08-23-15

I Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I enjoyed this book. It is refreshing to be able to listen to a mystery while on long drives.

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I would recommend this book. It held my attention. had me on the edge of my seat at times.

  • The Watch Tower

  • By: Elizabeth Harrower
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power. Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss, Felix, is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she will have him. However Felix is not all that he seems, and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • fair to middlin

  • By Very Precious on 03-13-18

fair to middlin

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Struggled to finish. I expected more. pretty boring story . Hard to use 15 words.

  • Murder at Redwood Cove

  • Kelly Jackson Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Janet Finsilver
  • Narrated by: Reba Buhr
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

If it weren't for the fact that she's replacing a dead man, Kelly Jackson would love her new job managing the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast on the coast of Northern California. But Bob Phillips did plunge off the cliff to his death, and Kelly's starting to think it may not have been an accident. Bob's retired friends - The "Silver Sentinels" - are also on the case, especially when Kelly is attacked...and another body turns up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT.

  • By Very Precious on 06-01-17

LOVED IT.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

What a refreshing mystery. I loved this story, especially the clean, crisp delivery. I will definitely listen to more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 6
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing better than a Duffy tale!

  • By 6catz on 03-10-17

Too much cussing

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

this story could have been told with no cussing and would have been just as exicting.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Advocate's ExParte

  • The Advocate Series, Volume 5
  • By: Teresa Burrell
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Attorney Sabre Brown is summoned into Judge Lawrence Mitchell chambers for an ex parte hearing. When the judge attempts to discuss one of her cases, she refuses to listen without proper counsel present. Later that evening, Judge Mitchell is murdered. Sabre's shock at his death is only surpassed by an attempt on the life of Dr. Carolina Heller, a psychologist she employs on a regular basis. Sabre now fears for her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They Just keep getting better!

  • By JanSooCan on 07-16-14

enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

enjoyed the book. kept me wondering . easy to listen to. I would recommend it.

  • New York Dead

  • Stone Barrington, Book 1
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 983

Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he’s too smart to be a cop, but it’s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out. Suddenly he is on the front page of every New York newspaper and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life (and perhaps death) of Sasha Nijinsky, the country’s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good start for the series

  • By Think about this on 10-31-13

struggled at times

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

loved the story really disliked the profanity. same story just as good without being tacky

1 of 1 people found this review helpful