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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73,850
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66,933

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

What a View

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Beautifully Awesome! What insight into not only our former First Lady and the Former President, but what an intimate view of the White House and its operations. Well written and well delivered.

  • Noble Beginnings

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give this series a try...

  • By shelley on 09-21-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

This had the potential to be a pretty good story/book. I can’t quite put my finger on all of the reasons it failed for me, but at the top of the list is the narrator. The inflections and style of narration did not suit the content of the book. I was very disappointed.

  • The Masterpiece

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want - money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn't know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist - an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to love it but....

  • By Andi Thomas on 08-02-18

I Wish I Could Give It 8 Stars

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

When I purchased this book I didn’t expect what I found contained within its pages. I was so pleasantly surprised! I was not familiar with the author, but I am now and have every intention to become even more so. The story was so well developed and delivered. I have already purchased another.

  • Every Man a Menace

  • By: Patrick Hoffman
  • Narrated by: David DeSantos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 327

San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, the man responsible for getting the drugs across the Pacific has just met the girl of his dreams - a woman who can't seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Life is too short to listen to this

  • By walker on 07-31-18

Not Good At All

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I just CANNOT get through it. That is highly unusual for me. I can usually press my way through a book no matter what. I can’t even differentiate just what made it so bad - whether it was the story or the narration. Maybe they were both distasteful. The narrator has a good voice so maybe it was his intonation? This may only have been the second or third time I had to just put a book down.

  • The Shark

  • Forgotten Files, Book 1
  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,449
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,189

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum's past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards. Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley's old flame, is Shield Security's newest member. He's plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely disappointing

  • By Shane on 05-23-17

Lef something to be desired

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

The storyline was okay. Nothing gripping. The biggest problem was with the reader. The general narration was okay, but when it came to the character voices -ugh. They all sounded sleepy, drowsy or simply bored. It was difficult to listen to in that regard.

  • Dark in Death

  • In Death, Book 46
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,500

On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark in Death

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-04-18

It was okay, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

While the storyline itself was pretty good, definitely in keeping with JD Robb‘s works, I had some real difficulty digesting the narrator’s interpretation of Lieutenant Dallas. The constant combative tone that was utilized was off-putting for me and very much detracted from the tenor and tone of the story line itself. The only time Eve Dallas softened or you saw a human side of her was in the presence of her husband. A good thing too, because I don’t know what my rating would have been without that aspect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

  • By: Juliann Garey
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

In her tour-de-force first novel, Juliann Garey takes us inside the restless mind, ravaged heart, and anguished soul of Greyson Todd, a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter and for a decade travels the world giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gut Wrenching, Realistic and Riveting

  • By Augusta on 01-12-13

Depressing But Insightful

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Hmmm. Not quite sure how I really feel about this book. Delving into the mind of a bipolar, manic depressive by way of personal review and revelation is a trip I don't think I'd like to ever take again. However this story goes a long way in terms helping the reader understand the disorder.

  • Bright Side

  • By: Kim Holden
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne, Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad

  • By Kristin on 04-06-15

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

Wow what a beautiful, emotional, and poignant story. I never expected to feel so much while reading a novel. The story covered so many spectrums that it's hard to pinpoint one, or which one, was the most important. It was well written, the narrators were brilliant. I loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,018

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Couldn't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

"Riveting is the best description I can think to give it. You never knew who was who. Every time I thought I understood what was going on, or the thread, it turned out to be something different at every turn. To top it off, the juxtaposition of the story was great.

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat off-key

  • By Janice on 11-16-15

Disturbingly Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Disturbing in its content. Beautiful in its telling. Wonderful in its enlightenment. While I am not a student of history I received a more in-depth view of this part of history. I enjoyed every moment of the journey. A story told well, such as this one, helps to process the ugliness.