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  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,099

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Jayne on 11-05-18

Encore!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Outstanding story performed by consummate professionals! Crystal's script is, pardon the pun, DIVINE! Kevin Kline shines, and Billy Crystal is perfect!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I'll Be There for You: The One About Friends

  • By: Kelsey Miller
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson, Kelsey Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

I’ll Be There for You is a deep dive into Friends history and lore, exploring all aspects of the show, from its unlikely origins to the societal conditions that amplified its success. Journalist and pop culture expert Kelsey Miller relives the show’s most powerful moments, sheds light on its sometimes dated and problematic elements, and examines the worldwide trends that Friends catalyzed, from contemporary coffee culture to the wildly popular ’90s haircut The Rachel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book, poorly read

  • By Jeremy on 10-30-18

Don't be there for them

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

As a father who experienced Friends when it aired originally, and watching it now with my 2 sons, I was excited to hear about this book.

What a disappointment it was to sit through over 8 hours of this audio book performance.

I'm sure it's not all Amber Benson's fault.The book itself is only mediocre, including mostly stories that a fan would have heard over the past 20 years or so. But Benson's reading, coupled with some atrocious editing, made listening something of a horrible experience.

I won't give the audio book one star because it was not total rubbish. But the painful vocal inflections Benson used for the characters, particularly the male characters, and a read that made it sound like she was reading both a text book and an angry diatribe at times puts this squarely in my never listen again column.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58,016

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

The Martian it ain't

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I absolutely loved the Martian. I wasn't impressed with Artemis. I thought Rosario Dawson was all wrong for this part. Her attempt at different dialects fell flat, and with only one or two exceptions, I didn't care anything for any of the characters. Of course, that seems to be as much a problem with the story itself as with the narrator. Better luck next time, Andy Weir.

  • The God Who Is There, 30th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Narrated by: John Lescault
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

For decades, The God Who Is There has been the landmark book that changed the way the church sees the world. In Francis Schaeffer's remarkable analysis, we learn where the clashing ideas about God, science, history, and art came from and where they are going. This edition includes a foreword by James W. Sire that places Schaeffer's seminal work in the context of the intellectual turbulence of the early 21st century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Relevant,Loving God

  • By Miss Dixon, Amazon Customer on 06-09-17

great book , not so great narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

The content was terrific. Narrator was too choppy for my taste. I often found it difficult to follow the book's thought patterns because of the stilted delivery

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,709
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,544

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Just Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

The story was incredible, and R.C. Bray was the perfect narrator! His passionate and humorous performance were exquisite. Can't wait to listen to this again!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful