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  • Ladies Who Punch

  • The Explosive Inside Story of "The View"
  • By: Ramin Setoodeh
  • Narrated by: Ramin Setoodeh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within 10 years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her cohosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily chat fest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. And the headlines barely scratched the surface. Based on unprecedented access, award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes you backstage where the stars really spoke their minds.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please never let this author narrate again! Ever!

  • By Sean McCormack on 04-05-19

Reads like a high school term paper

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

This book wasn’t filled with any information that people didn’t already know and the author should have let someone else - anyone else - narrate the book. I felt like I was listening to a bunch of mediocre high school students present their final papers. C-

  • Mississippi Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi - Greg Iles' epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending to the trilogy

  • By Taryn on 06-17-17

More unbelievable storytelling

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

First - why switch narrators in the middle of a series?! This new guy sounds like a beatnik doing shitty spoken word in a dive bar. He made SEVERAL mistakes including calling Viola “Viola Cage”, mispronouncing Delano’s name and more. There’s hardly any inflection between the characters and I could barely keep my focus.

I suppose that was a good thing because the storyline sucked.

  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,723

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute romance.

  • By Se7en on 02-06-19

Silly, illogical, and insipid

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

The female narrator had ZERO inflection in her voice and all of her characters sounded exactly the same. Despite the ages spanning more than 40 years, all of the characters sounded like teenager girls on a trip to the mall.

The storyline was dumb and had the potential to be much more interesting. Thank God that this was free, although I still feel like I need a refund.

  • Natchez Burning

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 35 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,372

Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Giving the Narrator One Star is Generous!

  • By Johni on 05-09-14

Non-ending

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

What the hell kind of non-ending is this??? You spent HOURS rambling on about minute details, then end the book abruptly and with zero resolution? Stupid stupid stupid

  • Sleep No More

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

John Waters is a husband and father happy with his lot in life, though he has not always felt that way. Years earlier he escaped an obsessive love affair, which he feared might consume him. The woman in question disappeared after Waters married, and later he heard that she was killed in New Orleans. But now, Waters has an uneasy feeling that she has resurfaced to trouble him - and entice him - once again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Please, No More!

  • By Lannielui on 12-15-08

Smut rag and not in the good way

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book is just plain stupid. At first I was relieved because it didn’t have another unbelievable story involving things that would NEVER happen with the FBI. But instead I got a book filled with insipid supernatural crap and cringeworthy sex scenes.

I could live the rest of my days never having to hear Dick Hill pant and moan again.

And while we’re at it, would someone tell Dick that not all black people sound like slaves??? I mean, geez!

This book would have been SO much better if there was a twist - like the one Penn Cage suggested. I spent the whole time waiting for the other show to drop and just spent it hopping around instead. I may need a refund for this one.

  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • By: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,654

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Latoya on 11-16-17

Better than I thought

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Nickie (because I feel like we’re old friends now) is a great story teller and I enjoyed learning more about her perspective on life. I like many others kind of wished she addressed Dwayne’s other baby, but I respect her decision not to. That’s gangsta.

  • Mortal Fear

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 994

By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my attention!

  • By Grace on 05-06-11

Too far fetched

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Putting aside the ridiculous self aggrandizing of every character and the unnecessary racism, this story is just stupid and unbelievable. This is only my second Greg Iles book, but it likely my last.

  • Broken Monsters

  • By: Lauren Beukes
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Terra Deva, Sunil Mohatra, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams? If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very not scary

  • By Viv Julia on 11-03-16

Unnecessarily weird at the end

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

The book is OK and the narrators were pretty good, but the end gets unnecessarily strange and didn’t seem to make sense with the rest of the story. It also seemed to riff off of the 1998 movie Fallen.

  • Moxyland

  • By: Lauren Beukes
  • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

What's really going on? Who's really in charge? You have NO. F***KING. IDEA. In the near future, an art-school dropout, an AIDS baby, a tech-activist, and an RPG-obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one. Getting disconnected is a punishment worse than imprisonment, but someone's got to stand up to Government Inc. - whatever the cost.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange and Interesting

  • By DarthVal on 03-01-15

hard to follow and God awful Australian accent

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I'm going to have to get a refund for this book. I just can't get into it - the plot is confusing and the accents which are supposed to be South African are extremely Australian. I loved the author's "Shining Girls", but this is a major miss for me

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,638

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Sanctimonious Harry Strikes Again

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

The book was OK but there were 1 too many cases and the case that started and ended the book was wholly unnecessary.

Am I the only one who is sick of Harry and his holier than thou attitude towards, I don’t know, EVERYONE?! He’s conveniently less than ethical often but treats other people like their decisions are beneath him.