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  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened

  • A Mostly True Memoir
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,097

For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!

  • By D. S. Smith on 05-19-12

So Very Funny!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-12

If you could sum up Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) in three words, what would they be?

A must read!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)?

Jenny Lawson's reading of her own memoir.

What about Jenny Lawson???s performance did you like?

The best part of the audio book was listening to her reading it.

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

Made me laugh constantly.

Any additional comments?

Zany family stories that give the reader a glimpse into the authors life but more importantly, it made me laugh out loud.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • We'll Always Have Parrots

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Meg Langslow knew the fan convention for her actor-boyfriend's hit television series was going to be the ultimate in weird. But she came along because she figured Michael could use an occasional dose of sanity, and because it was an inspired place to sell her hand-crafted weapons. And so far, she was dealing pretty well with the costumed fans camped outside, the batch of escaped parrots and monkeys frolicking throughout the hotel, and the minefield of egos lurking behind the show's success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Thea & Eric on 09-29-08

Very Enjoyable Light Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 07-06-12

What made the experience of listening to We'll Always Have Parrots the most enjoyable?

Loved the narrator! Well worth the listen! Story is not the strongest, but characters were interesting.

  • A Grand Murder

  • By: Stacy Verdick Case
  • Narrated by: Justine Huxley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Detective Catherine O'Brien and her partner Louise are given two days to find the murderer of a prominent local businessman - who was also close friends with the chief of police. They soon discover their victim had a list of people with motives to murder him, including his fashion designer ex-wife, his mistress's husband, and the chief of police. The only evidence they have to go on is a missing cell phone, a stolen book, the victim's letter opener, and an ugly pair of Alpaca wool mittens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like detective stories, this is NOT for you

  • By Mary Kuli on 03-05-12

If you like detective stories, this is NOT for you

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

Would you try another book from Stacy Verdick Case and/or Justine Huxley?

Probably not!

Has A Grand Murder turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of Justine Huxley???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Do you think A Grand Murder needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I don't think this author was very good at portraying women detective in a good light at all and I wouldn't read any thing else she wrote that had to do with that.

Any additional comments?

This was such a dumbed-down version of women detectives that it was demeaning and embarrassing to the profession and I am not in that profession nor is anyone in my family, I just felt bad for anyone that was. The story was OK, but I couldn't get over the lack of depth.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,047
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,903
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,918

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

A MUST READ

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-09

This is one of the best books I have heard (or read) in a long time. Believe it or not, the seriousness of the story is told with laugh out loud humor. The writing is so vivid you feel like you are there and the narrators deserve an Academy Award.

60 of 66 people found this review helpful