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  • Breaking Dawn

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 4
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,778

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't wait for the audio book

  • By Angie on 09-07-08

Older readers, give this a chance.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This series got better and better, and the writing did as well. When Twilight first came out, I think reading the book was tough as I'm a grammar nazi. I flinched many times and quit . New Moon was better, or was it being narrated that made me listen less closely to a preconceived view? After all, even Stephen King poo-pooed Twilight with grumblings that the author couldn't write well. So, years later, I listened instead and was thoroughly entranced. Yep. A 60+ male reader.

I enjoyed the narration most of all. Listening took away distractions. The author has great imagination and humor. I found myself laughing many times. So if you never read the saga when it first came out, please do so. The series made me feel young again.

  • Whiskey When We're Dry

  • By: John Larison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

In the spring of 1885, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess' quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah - dead or alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Radarchick on 08-28-18

Hard to put down!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I certainly enjoyed this. The narrator could not have been more suitable. This is the first book that I had not wanted to stop in a while. I am a man, so women may not enjoy the premise but I did.

  • Everything That Remains

  • A Memoir by the Minimalists
  • By: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • helping me reach some goals in tidying/minimizing

  • By Jess on 02-12-18

Fast and furious

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I loved this. While I have never actually heard the author's real voice I certainly enjoyed the narration. Probably an eight hour book, the narrator speaks quickly, so listen fast for the about five and a half hours he takes reading. I enjoyed the book content. JFM is as transparent as the finest crystal. He discusses his weaknesses as well as his own strengths. Turning 60 six months ago was a serious issue with me. This book reminds me, it's never too late to change everything.

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  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,996

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus... Redefining the ‘Everyman!'

  • By Tracy P. on 10-24-18

See where it all began

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Loved Gus, the book and the series. Plenty of thrills and great humor, as usual. Just fantastic.

  • Larry Winget - Interview with the Pitbull of Personal Development

  • Conversations with the Best Entrepreneurs on the Planet
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Mike Giles
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Larry Winget is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times best-selling author and one of the highest paid professional speakers in the U.S., as well as being a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame. He has starred in his own television series, appeared in national commercials and features regularly as a guest and contributor on shows such as Larry King Live and on Fox News.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Audio Quality

  • By Steve on 04-27-11

Interview with Larry Winget

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Larry is great but sound is awful. Terrible repeating echo, echo. Overseas call is why. Interviewer isn't very good but Larry is fine.

  • I Am Spock

  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

Best known to the world as the actor who created the legendary Mr. Spock in the cult television series that launched the Star Trek phenomenon, Leonard Nimoy has written the definitive Star Trek memoir. In this long-awaited autobiography, Nimoy opens up to his fans in ways the Vulcan never could.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two in One

  • By Lannielui on 07-18-09

Great

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This was great but I wish it to be 40 hours instead of four hours long.

  • The Water Seeker

  • By: Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser a person gifted in knowing how to find water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesnt reveal his gift to others; hes not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about lifes harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDERFUL SURPRISE

  • By William on 07-26-10

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

This was an extremely good book and wished it would continue on. I enjoyed the characters and the always EXCELLENT Will Patton reading like like he was talking to a good friend.

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,740

Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people's futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma, and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Listen!

  • By karinzart on 04-29-17

Surprising performance by James Franco

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

I enjoyed this book and really didn't expect to do so. I read the book years ago and apparently remembered the book and the movie action incorrectly as I listened. The best part was James Franco's performance. The first few minutes I thought it would be boring because Franco's delivery can seem monotone at first. It ended up being fine and honestly, he has the various voices down. I would forget I was listening to one guy reading. The book as I indicated had largley slipped my mind and only later realized I was remembering the movie, which varies greatly from the book. A great experience.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Syncing Forward

  • By: W. Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

Attacked and injected with a drug that slows his metabolism to a fraction of normal, Martin James becomes an unwilling time traveler who hurtles through the years. His children grow up, his wife grows older, and his only hope is finding the people who injected him in the first place - not an easy task when one day for Martin lasts four years. And while Martin James strives to find a cure before everyone he loves is gone, others are uncertain if his journey can be stopped at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting Up to Speed with A Forced Freeze on Time!

  • By Espanolish on 05-05-16

I didn't want it to end

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I definitely recommend this book because it's a flat out good story with great writing.

What other book might you compare Syncing Forward to and why?

It's hard to compare because of the book's uniqueness.

Have you listened to any of Will Damron’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Will is new to me but was excellent.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was that I didnt want it to end. The story was interesting and literally kept me on the edge of my seat. It was just awesome. Ok, I didn't cry but this book did make me feel emotional at times.

Any additional comments?

Do yourself a favor and get the book now so later you won't kick yourself for waiting. I am eagerly anticipating W. Lawrence's next book, which sounds fascinating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Moveable Feast

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hemingway without being TOO Hemingway

  • By Cathy Dopp on 09-20-06

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

If you could sum up A Moveable Feast in three words, what would they be?

A great book

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed hearing about what life was like in the 1920s Paris and the interactions Hemingway had with other famous writers.

Any additional comments?

The is the original, unchanged version of the book. The narration was wonderful and the book really sucks you in. Hemingway looks back, sometimes in regret, at the beginning of his literary career.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful