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  • Atomic Marriage

  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Diane Lane
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,484
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,459

All marriages are hard. Many of them fail. Brock Lewis, an evangelical businessman turned self-published author, has the answer. Follow his international bestselling book’s 12-point “Atomic Doctrine” - make eye contact with your spouse? Always! Use the bathroom in front of them? Never! - and you, too, can build a marriage that thrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice quick escape

  • By Michele on 01-09-19

A Wonderful Surprise!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Went into it with low expectations - thought it would be corny - but wound up loving it. Unique story, tightly yet sympathetically written, & beautifully performed. will read more by her.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Parker: Selected Stories

  • By: Dorothy Parker
  • Narrated by: Elaine Stritch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have embedded themselves in the American literary landscape, but it was her prose that proved her star and demonstrated her talent as extending far beyond her time. In her fiction, she not only brought to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick, but lay bare the uncertainties of ordinary people living ordinary lives, all told in her unflinching and deeply personal voice. In these selected stories, read for you by Elaine Stritch, we have the chance to draw upon her insight into the social and emotional realities of human nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good/very depressing

  • By Rodney Wines on 11-26-18

irritating narrator!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

slow and boring presentation. she sounds like the old lady that she is. monotone and droning.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,142

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Best production ever. Delightful! <br /><br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Thank you, Audilble! Never have heard such a first-rate production of Jane Austen.i hope there will be more to follow!

  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,058
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,267

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

Riveting book

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Well read by SCOTT brick this book is a real page turner oh well a page listener

  • The Turn of the Screw

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,257

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible

  • By Gillian on 03-16-16

Fabulous Gothic Tale

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Entrancing from the start, twists & turns, & Ms Thompson hits the high notes! My first by this author but I will move on to his other works. They don't write them like this anymore.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Nature of the Beast

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,237

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions to walking trees to winged beasts in the woods to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Go with hard copy next time

  • By Angela on 07-30-16

Another good one, Ms Penny!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

Riveting story, and same great characters did not disappoint. Mr Bathurst wss spot on. Now, how long til the next one?

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,945

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Excellent--on all levels!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

Read this 20 yrs ago & loved it more this time. Great story, writing & performance. Crichton & Bricker are a riveting duo. They kept me up nights with suspense.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How the Light Gets In

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302

Shadows are falling on the usually festive Christmas season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome Home!

  • By Nancy J on 09-06-13

Another great one!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

The legendary inspector and the cast of characters from storied Three Pines once again do not disappoint. Bravo, Ms. Penney. Keep them coming & coming. . .

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,946

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

More Twists & Turns Than A Railroad Yard

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

Great story, riveting performances -- a great experience all around. Another "Gone Girl." Loved it!

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,885
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,813

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Great story, great read!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Finally, women get recognized for their behind the scenes bravery during WWII in this engaging tale of two French sisters and their struggles during the German occupation of France. Narrator is excellent & engaging. A different story for Ms. Hannah but well done.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful