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  • A Million Little Things

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Zoe Saldivar is more than just single - she's alone. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home, and her best friend, Jen, is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Well ... I finished it

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-11-17

Well ... I finished it

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narration was good, but the book itself was boring. I found myself skipping entire chapters because they were so repetitive. I finished it because it was Spring Break and I didn't have another book handy.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983

After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favor. But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!

  • By anne on 05-05-16

great story can't wait for another one

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

the story was awesome I can't wait for the next one the Rick Riordan books will always be my favorite books thank you Rick Riordan

  • The Island House

  • A Novel
  • By: Nancy Thayer
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Jenny has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor in Kansas City, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. She chooses Nantucket and the glamorous life she associates with it, unaware that the summer will take an unexpected turn, and she will have to let her heart decide what it truly wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Nancy Thayer's style of writing

  • By L.W. on 07-31-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Would you ever listen to anything by Nancy Thayer again?

I've listened to several of Nancy Thayer's books and enjoy them for their humor and interesting characters. Unfortunately, this book had neither. I found myself skipping whole chapters just to make it to the end. I would try another of her books in the future hoping that she goes back to the style in her earlier writing.

What about Emily Sutton-Smith’s performance did you like?

I thought the narrator was very good. She was able to differentiate characters w/ change in voice.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I found the main character to be extremely shallow, unlikeable and downright annoying, particularly her repetitive desire to create babies with perfect genes. I found myself hoping that both men would dump her!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,920

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-29-14

What could Ken Follett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Unlike the first 2 books, this one had no real plot. It is basically a history book with characters thrown in to carry the story line along. I didn't really care about most of the characters and found it confusing trying to keep them straight. Mr. Follett's political bias was nauseating.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

John Lee did an excellent job as always, but this book really needed a cast of narrators. The characters are too diverse for one person to pull off.

  • The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

  • By: Edward Kelsey Moore
  • Narrated by: Pamella D'Pella, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An AMAZING audible book...

  • By Margaret on 03-16-13

Wonderful characters

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

Who was your favorite character and why?

Odette's mother was my favorite. Not only was she incredibly funny, her view of the world from the other side offered an inspiring perspective on life.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene when James is trying to style Odette's hair was touching. I found myself crying and laughing at the same time.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to more books from this author. I was skeptical of a book about women, written by a man. But, he was able to portray all the characters with warmth, wit and wisdom.

This is one book I'm sorry to finish because I'll miss the characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Who Was Louis Armstrong?

  • By: Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs' Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting family listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-25-13

Interesting family listen

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

What made the experience of listening to Who Was Louis Armstrong? the most enjoyable?

We've listened to many of the "Who Was" books as a family. They always provide for an interesting listen and I find myself learning things along w/ the children. It's a great way to supplement their history lessons at school.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

  • By: Donald B. Lemke
  • Narrated by: Dennis Spears, Colleen Buckman
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

The scientific method includes techniques for gaining new knowledge and investigating phenomena. This audiobook follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the scientific method.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Max Axiom Rocks!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-10-12

Max Axiom Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

Would you listen to Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist again? Why?

Absolutely! These are the perfect books for reluctant readers. My son struggled to meet his non-fiction reading quotas at school until we found Max Axiom. Not only is the science explained in an easy to understand manner, these books are fun to listen to. Because of the graphic nature of the books, I suggest getting the regular book as well so you can follow along.

  • The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

  • By: Liam O'Donnell
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Follow the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind food chains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Max Axiom Rocks!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-10-12

Max Axiom Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

What made the experience of listening to The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist the most enjoyable?

Absolutely! These are the perfect books for reluctant readers. My son struggled to meet his non-fiction reading quotas at school until we found Max Axiom. Not only is the science explained in an easy to understand manner, these books are fun to listen to. Because of the graphic nature of the books, I suggest getting the regular book as well so you can follow along.

  • The Shocking World of Electricity with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

  • By: Liam O'Donnell
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Follow the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind electricity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but too short

  • By Kendra A. on 07-10-16

Max Axiom Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! These are the perfect books for reluctant readers. My son struggled to meet his non-fiction reading quotas at school until we found Max Axiom. Not only is the science explained in an easy to understand manner, these books are fun to listen to. Because of the graphic nature of the books, I suggest getting the regular book as well so you can follow along.

  • The Sins of the Father

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,894

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!

  • By Margaret Campbell on 05-24-12

Good, but not great

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

Reviewed: 05-18-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Given the theme and setting, one can't help but compare this to Ken Follet's Century trilogy, and this book comes out lacking in the comparison.

The characters are likeable and the story is good. It reminds me of a historical soap opera: entertaining but far-fetched. In other Archer books I've read, the history was woven into the story. This book, the history was added in like an afterthought. The story could have taken place at most any period of time.

I normally enjoy books that skip between different points of view, but in this case, it was often redundant. Rather than advance the story line, the different view points seemed to just rehash the same events, with a he said/she said perspective. I often found myself double checking to make sure that I had not skipped back; it felt like I was listening to the same chapter over again.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Even though this is part of a series, I still expect a book to have some closure at the end. Just like the first book, this story just abruptly ends, leaving a cliffhanger for the next book in the series.

Do you think The Sins of the Father needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It's obviously written as part of a series. I'll probably listen to the remaining books to find out what happens to the characters.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful