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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,597
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116,046

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t hate it

  • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19

Hilarious and Emotionally Charged

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

Reviewed: 07-15-19

This is a masterpiece, it has everything. I laughed, I cried, I was informed. Trevor has lived an amazing life.

0 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Gender Game 2: The Gender Secret

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Evans, Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484

Gliding over the treacherous Green in a shaky aircraft that she has no idea how to land, Violet Bates is still in shock. The harrowing events of the previous night play over in her mind as she asks herself question after question. Why did Lee Desmond Bertrand behave the way he did?What is the truth about the mysterious silver egg st owed beneath her seat? What happened to Viggo, and where is her brother? Is either of them still alive?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not really meant for the intelligent reader...

  • By Panhli Thao on 07-31-17

Violet makes me want to punch a wall.

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

Reviewed: 06-27-19

There is just too much back and forth in this installation of the series. Violet goes from strong and decisive to emotional and, frankly, mentally challenged.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,561

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery, dramatized by Audible

  • By Tracy on 11-06-17

Kind of Awful

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

Reviewed: 06-21-19

This book was a bit of a let down. The meat of the story drags on with many of the conversations feeling very repetitive. the performance is the only thing that saves the story.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,830

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

I was needlessly nervous with the new author

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

Reviewed: 05-24-19

I wasn't sure what to expect from the new author, but it was fantastic. It felt like old times with Lisbeth. Tip of the hat to Lagercrantz and Vance.

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,669

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Slow start, but a fun listen overall.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

I wished Circe would stop whining for the first 3 chapters. It got immensely better after all that self loathing was over.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,459

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad read

  • By Jessica Jones on 05-26-18

Kept me guessing longer than the average thriller

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

The performance is top notch and the story compelling. I found myself guessing way more than I typically do with the average thriller.