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  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

  • By: Ayana Mathis
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 924

A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the trials of one unforgettable family, Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America. In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For me...So So

  • By allison on 12-27-12

Narrator ruined the story.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

OK. I'm disappointed. The narrators sing-songy style narration ruined this book for me. She also had such poor phrasing that often the story didn't make sense.

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,689

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Late to the Party...

  • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

Good read. A bit dated.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

Colin Firth! There is no better and he completely adds to the tone of the story. The story itself is intriguing until it gets to the motivations of the object of the affair. That part seems unrealistic, bordering on silly.

  • How to Talk to a Widower

  • By: Jonathan Tropper
  • Narrated by: Eric Ruben
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Doug Parker is a widower at age 29, and in his quiet suburban town, that makes him something of a celebrity - the object of sympathy, curiosity, and, in some cases, unbridled desire. But Doug has other things on his mind. First there's his 16-year-old stepson, Russ - a once-sweet kid who now is getting into increasingly serious trouble on a daily basis. And then there are Doug's sisters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Characters Have Character

  • By Zan on 10-06-13

Fun book

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the main character and the relationships in the story.

Which character – as performed by Eric Ruben – was your favorite?

I liked the main character and his twin sister. Both were flawed in very different ways, but put them together and they were hilarious.

Any additional comments?

This is a light, fun book. It also has very touching moments. I would recommend it, hands down.

  • The Age of Miracles

  • A Novel
  • By: Karen Walker
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 734

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure I can measure up...

  • By Karen on 07-07-12

It's really a book for teens and tweens

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

What did you love best about The Age of Miracles?

I like the flow. Disaster strikes. The Earth has shifted on its axis causing a steady stream of problems. However, adjustments are made and life continues.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The constant angst expressed by the young main character got old pretty quick. The stream of consequences that follow such a major event was very interesting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Dance, Dance, Dance
    
    
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        Haruki Murakami
    
    


    
    
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        Rupert Degas
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    662 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Dance, Dance, Dance

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

Quirky characters, a hotel with a phantom floor, sexy girls, rock music, especially Talking Heads - this gloriously imaginative romp around contemporary Japan defies description. A cult novelist with a huge international following, but also with a serious literary reputation, Haruki Murakami gains more fans with each book. Dance, Dance, Dance is one of his finest and most loved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another good listen from Murakami

  • By Dr. on 08-09-09

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

What made the experience of listening to Dance, Dance, Dance the most enjoyable?

This book is unique. Its images and story are unlike anything I have read. The line between fantasy and reality is blurred in an interesting, compelling way. The reader adds to the book.

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

The sheepman says, "Dance, dance, dance while you can".

Any additional comments?

The reader is excellent.

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,082
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,060

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

First 40+ hour book I've managed to get through!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-12

Would you listen to 1Q84 again? Why?

The story & narration were quite engaging.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The narration suited the characters, careful and precise. I know that others found the narration too slow, but in my mind it added to the story.

  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

Light, fun

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

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

Yes. This is a laugh out loud audio book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wishful Drinking?

I loved it when she described her infamous parents.

What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

She seems to completely enjoy telling her story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. The book itself is hilarious and the narration is too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Self-Compassion Diet

  • Guided Practices to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness
  • By: Jean Fain LICSW
  • Narrated by: Jean Fain
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Most people say that when they lose weight and look better, they'll like themselves more. Jean Fain suggests that we've got it all backward: "The best way to lose weight and look your best is to stop dieting and start with loving who you are." With the Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist shares a revolutionary new model for weight-loss methods: self-love, mindfulness, self-hypnosis, and group support.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Different Approach

  • By Anne on 06-04-12

A Different Approach

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

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

I would recommend this audiobook. Its such a welcome change from other weightloss approaches.

What did you like best about this story?

The focus is not on self-discipline, but rather self acceptance as well as changing the role that food plays in one's life.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The guided meditations and self-hypnosis sessions are provided in the audiobook. They are easy to access.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shockaholic

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that placed Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life, focusing more on the Star Wars years and dishing about the various Hollywood relationships she’s formed since she was chosen to play Princess Leia at only 19 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly Nearly Perfect Book

  • By Gretchen SLP on 01-11-16

Funny and light

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you listen to Shockaholic again? Why?

I would listen to this again. It is a fun book with engaging narration.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love it when Carrie talks about her Mother.

Any additional comments?

This is a fun, light book. It gives a light look into the lives of the rich and famous. I laughed outloud many times. Carrie Fisher doesn't take herself too seriously and is able to tease out the absurdity in her life circumstances.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to be better than the print version?

Yes. Anne Hathaway does a great job with the narration. It makes the book even more fun.

What about Anne Hathaway’s performance did you like?

I loved the voices that she gave the characters. She also gave a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the overall narration. She seems to have love & affection for this book:-)

Any additional comments?

This is an excellent version of The Wizard of Oz. I purchased another audible version when my (now teenaged) kids were young and we could not finish it. This is a fun, imaginative book and Anne's reading enhances the story.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful