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  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,175

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

This,is a,creepy stalker book. The story was very entertaining and suspenseful. It had great narration.

  • Incarcerated: Letters to Inmate 92510

  • A Future Worth Fighting For 1
  • By: Inger Iversen
  • Narrated by: Olivia Peppersmith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn't stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd--one that celebrated hate as much as he fought it--or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed-robbery charge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal IR Contemporary Romance Read

  • By Nay Denise on 04-06-15

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

Great story about overcoming racism by the racist. Very good narration! Parental discretion. ..some graphic sex.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vinny Gorgeous

  • The Ugly Rise and Fall of a New York Mobster
  • By: Anthony M. DeStefano
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

A vain man of good looks, small means, and no family links to the mob, Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano steadily worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to the clink in 2003. But at a time when the Mob was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, Basciano obeyed the code of La Cosa Nostra. "I got faith in one guy," he told a group of mobsters during a secretly taped meeting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Kindle Customer on 04-16-19

Dry and Boring

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like stories about organized crime told from the perspective of those involved, giving details of their activities, you probably won't like this book. If you like details about law and the court system you might like it. I found the book to be dreadfully boring.

Has Vinny Gorgeous turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I love books about organized crime.

Would you be willing to try another one of R. C. Bray’s performances?

Probably not. He was pretty dry, but then again it might have had more to do with the book itself.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I have listened to a lot of books on organized crime. Some are better than others, but up until this book, all have been interesting and entertaining.

  • Julie Andrews' Treasury for All Seasons

  • Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year
  • By: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Walt Whitman, and others
  • Narrated by: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

A vast array of poems old and new joyously celebrates each special day of the year, telling of New Year's resolutions, Valentine's Day love, Easter parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and more. Featuring verse from favorites like Walt Whitman, Jack Prelutsky, and Langston Hughes and poetic lyrics from the likes of Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein, plus heartfelt introductions by Julie Andrews describing favorite family holiday moments, this is the perfect collection for families to share together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!!

  • By Deborah on 05-06-15

Love it!!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-15

As my BFF says, "I could listen to Julie Andrews read a phone book". Nice selection of poems covering the entire year. This and her other book of poems puts me to sleep at night... NOT because the book is boring but because of her soothing voice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kindle Publishing Bundle: Case Studies + Algebra, Trigonometry, and Statistics + Freud, Jung, Adler, Calkins, James + Motivation Theories, Theorists, and Emotion

  • By: Steven G Carley
  • Narrated by: William Peck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6

"Case Studies" documents personal tragedies over the course of the 20th century often pertaining to uncontrollable health ailments. At other times these tragedies may or may not be at the hands of another. In either case making the transition from healthy to unhealthy can be a difficult endeavor. This can take the form of physical damage to the brain structure, autism, Parkinson's disease, spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, or brain death. Read about these individuals' personal tragedies and how they would learn to cope in dealing with these health concerns in his or her life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not very interesting.

  • By Deborah on 04-06-15

Not very interesting.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Pretty basic. For someone with no knowledge. Not sure of the point of including psychology and math in the same series. Narrator was not very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

  • By: Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews
  • Narrated by: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse mix of their most beloved poems, songs and lullabies in this timeless audio treasury. Brought to life with James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings included in a bonus pdf, this anthology features nine themed sections, and nearly 100 poetry selections from a wide range of talent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By Connie on 03-09-18

How could anyone not love Julie Andrews!!?

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

I listen to this book often at night to put me to sleep. Her vice is so soothing. nice choice of poems also.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,343

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Animal Lovers Read This Book!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

I loved the bonding between the main character and the dog. I loved that the story was also told from the dogs view.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

When the main character and the dog bonded.

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

He makes you believe that the dog is having the thoughts that he is explaining.

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

I almost cried when I thought the K-9 was going to be taken away from the main character.

Any additional comments?

A must read for dog lovers.

  • Until Tuesday

  • By: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Narrated by: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Book

  • By Char on 08-05-11

I loved this story!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

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

I would recommend this book to anyone with PTSD or anyone wanting to learn about how PTSD affects a person. I would also recommend this book to animal lovers.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Until Tuesday?

I loved when the author and Tuesday truely bonded.

Which character – as performed by Luis Carlos Montalvan – was your favorite?

Tuesday

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

This book made me feel that there was someone else out there who understood what living with PTSD was like.

Any additional comments?

This is a heart warming story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mob Daughter

  • The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!
  • By: Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer
  • Narrated by: Karen Gravano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With 19 confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss - and John Gotti’s right-hand man - is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State’s evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story but she is a terrible narrator!!

  • By Stacey Neal on 09-22-12

It was ok. It could have been more substantive.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Mob Daughter to be better than the print version?

I liked the audio version better than the book.

Which character – as performed by Karen Gravano – was your favorite?

Sammy the Bull

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

The life of a Mob daughter.

Any additional comments?

It was a decent book. I felt it could have contained more subject matter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Free Fall

  • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 4
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Elvis Cole is just a detective who can't say no, especially to a girl in a terrible fix. And Jennifer Sheridan qualifies: Her fiance, Mark Thurman, is a decorated L.A. cop with an elite plainclothes unit, but Jennifer's sure he's in trouble - the kind of serious trouble that only Elvis Cole can help him out of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh! The Narrator!

  • By Julie on 02-05-10

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Free Fall to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It was very suspenseful. It keep you listening. I did not particularly care for the ending.

What did you like best about this story?

The tight bond between Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. I also liked the thrill of the story.

What about Mel Foster’s performance did you like?

I loved his voice. He is very entertaining.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

What Elvis Cole did to help his friend Joe Pike.