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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,056
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,870

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

a must read!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

this story is heartbreaking, powerful, and inspiring. you will not be disappointed in this read!

  • Ruin and Rising

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating Disappointment

  • By Silenna5150 on 10-17-15

such a good series

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-19

this is the last book in the series and they are all fantastic! cant recommend this author enough!

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,595

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

this book will tug at the heartstrings

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-18

I really got into this book! It made me want to know more about Georgia Tan and all the scandals that went on in the 20's and 30's with these illegal adoptions.

  • Never Broken

  • Songs Are Only Half the Story
  • By: Jewel
  • Narrated by: Jewel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795

New York Times best-selling poet and multiplatinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood, rise to fame, marriage, and motherhood. She writes beautifully about growing up amid the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and childhood trauma, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Megan on 09-30-15

so inspiring

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I would recommend reading this book if you ever liked Jewel's music, it will definitely make you take a second listen to all her songs. this book is also incredibly moving and inspiring. I did not pick up this book expecting to be inspired. I would almost say that this book could pass for self help, but it is also an amazing story in and of itself.

  • Odd Thomas

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,577

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Doubting Thomas

  • By Denise on 12-11-03

Not your average Dean Koontz book.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

If you have read Dean Koontz before, this will not be what you would normally expect. It's great though! I really enjoyed the reader, couldn't have picked a better voice for Odd Thomas!

  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Leigh Bardugo

  • Exclusive interview
  • By: Leigh Bardugo, Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Leigh Bardugo, Robin Morgan
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Best-selling author Leigh Bardugo joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen of Leigh Bardugo!

  • By G. M. T. Schuilling on 09-18-18

Know what she's up to next

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

If you love her books give her interview a listen. Gives you insight on where she gets her ideas and what makes her such a good story teller.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88,756
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,677

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

LOVE!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

If you love the show you will love the books and if you have never seen the show you will love the books... because they are amazing. The narrator isn't my favorite, there are little errors but there are so many characters to remember that it isn't surprising he forgets what certain characters sound like. It is the same narrator all the way through, so at least there is consistentcy. It doesn't detract from the story line in any way, not sure that much could. They are expensive books but totally worth it.

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    Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    694 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • FREE: Crackanory Seasons 1, 2 and 3

  • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, and others
  • Narrated by: Kevin Eldon, Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 572

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, creative, and thought-provoking

  • By Bethany on 02-03-17

These are great!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-17

About 99 percent of these stories are hilarious! Definitely worth a listen and the narrators are amazing... never missing a beat or inflection.

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        R. C. Bray,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    3,012 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,012
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,681

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-31-14

It's okay, in a pinch

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I feel like this book could have potential. I only listened to the first episode. I think it's a little unnecessarily crude and the writing isn't my favorite. The narrators are good, so that helps a lot. I also feel like there are a lot of similaries (so far) with many other story lines I have read or watched.

  • Six of Crows

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,504

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is everything!

  • By Steele Reviews on 07-21-16

I love this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

This story has me hooked for sure. I know a lot of people complained about the different narrators but it really isn't that big of a deal. You get used to it right away and all the narrators are wonderful! If you buy this book expect to buy the 2nd, Leigh leaves you wanting more.