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  • Moth to a Flame

  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

In the little city of Flint, Michigan, the good die young, and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city's drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that the city had to offer. But when Raven's young heart gets claimed by Mizan, a stick-up kid in search of a come-up, there's nothing Benjamin can do about losing her to the streets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent....Excellent....Excellent

  • By Chantel on 03-30-15

Lots of inconsistencies in this story

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Peoples ages change drastically. Events change from earlier to later in book. Not what I expected as a prequel to Ethic since that was a great series.

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,721
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,745

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

  • By JJ on 09-10-12

Moving and amazingly told

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Extremely comprehensive story of Lincoln’s life and those closest to him. It seemed too long but I wanted more.

  • Jesus' Son

  • By: Denis Johnson
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Recently adapted for the screen, this now-classic collection of 10 stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Some books are better read.

  • By dngold77 on 09-02-18

Bizarre different but good

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Amazing imagery outstanding writing strange stories that somehow end up feeling whole at the end

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,294

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Life lessons

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

One of if not the best book I’ve ever read about interacting with anyone in any setting. If a happy peaceful life is what you desire then read this book and follow its guidelines in life.

  • Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful

  • A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss
  • By: Stephanie Wittels Wachs
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wittels Wachs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs's life forever.... Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance? In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This is the truest story I’ve read of the baffling heartbreak that is addiction robbing a close family of a genius...

  • By A. S. on 03-31-18

For the survivors

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Life after the addicts in our life die is not easier. Good but beautiful boy is still the best

  • Cherry

  • A Novel
  • By: Nico Walker
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

It's 2003, and as a college freshman in Cleveland, our narrator is adrift until he meets Emily. The two of them experience an instant, life-changing connection. But when he almost loses her, he chooses to make an indelible statement: He joins the army. The outcome will not be good for either of them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • being an ex-junky is much cooler than being a junky

  • By K Sabatini on 09-02-18

Decent could have been better

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

No real ending even though we know he’s in jail now. Uses words like “retard” often. Not offensive just unintelligible and unimaginative.

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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,012

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

Best book I’ve ever read

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I’ve never read a book that kept me up at night wanting to read it while I slept. I’ve never dreamt about about. Until I read this book. Best narrator if the 100+ audible books I’ve read

  • Drunkard

  • A Hard-Drinking Life
  • By: Neil Steinberg
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his ambivalent struggle to embrace sobriety. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy cannot reverse the toll taken by decades of hard drinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Narrator

  • By Ron Andrews on 03-27-15

Repetitive and drawn out

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

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I personally know relapse and the cycle of addiction but his story makes its point of loving drinking more than life and family in an overkill way. He’s a fantastic words smith but it could have been a few hours shorter and therefore been better. It became boring and I wondered will he get sober and stay sober or just keep writing about the cycle of relapse and addiction. He did finally but it was too late for me to appreciate it. I was relieved for a resolution and the book to end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,395
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,362

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Fascinating story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Surreal but true. An amazing story of an idealist who became the worlds biggest drug dealer while sitting at a computer.

  • Rethinking Narcissism

  • The Bad - and Surprising Good - About Feeling Special
  • By: Dr. Craig Malkin
  • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

In Rethinking Narcissism listeners will learn that there's far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The truth is that narcissists (all of us) fall on a spectrum somewhere between utter selflessness on the one side and arrogance and grandiosity on the other. A healthy middle exhibits a strong sense of self.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rose Colored Glasses

  • By Momorama on 04-12-16

Helps me deal with my family

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

My entire family of full of extreme to psychopathic narcissists. Now I understand them better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful