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Hendersonville, TN, United States
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  • Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties

  • A Novel
  • By: Camille Pagán
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • At first, eh, but then you just get sucked into it

  • By Van on 06-06-18

A fine story, except...

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Okay, not a bad tale, cute title, but... two things that are pet peeves. First of all, the there are a few grammatical. Like the main character saying “me” when it should be “I.” But the thing that bugged me was the reader’s affected use of the phrase, “He said” or “I said.” It’s always, “HE said.” With a strong emphasis on the the person speaking. It drive me crazy by the second chapter.,

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book

  • The Story of the Making of the Film
  • By: Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow - foreword
  • Narrated by: Mel Brooks, Michael Gruskoff, Robert Petkoff, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema - and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes listeners inside the classic film's marvelous creation story via contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • too short

  • By William S. Downs on 10-19-16

Can Mel Brooks spin a yarn or what?

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

If you are a fan of "Young Frankenstein," you will LOVE this. Cool stocking stuffer too! The only thing that was just slightly off putting was the comments by various actors, who clearly were not who they said they were. But most if them have passed away so they are doing the best they can...

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Adnan's Story

  • The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
  • By: Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrated by: Rabia Chaudry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,676
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,654

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners. But Serial did not tell the whole story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating. Heartbreaking. Informative.

  • By Angela on 08-11-16

Important truth told with personal passion

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

I'm not sure this would translate to anyone who hasn't listened to the SERIAL Podcast, but for those who have, it's a must hear. The author/narrator doesn't always have the best grammar, but that tends to lend itself to the realty of the story. It is not a "story" at all. It's someone's life, and someone's death.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Every Last Word

  • By: Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has purely obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing Special

  • By FanB14 on 08-22-15

Great story read by a valley girl.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Great book for YA but the narrator's voice is so affected, I could hardly stand it. It was like listening to a 1980's valley girl. But the storyline was terrific.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Look Again

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops - the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good!

  • By Susan on 04-18-09

Delightful Surprise

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Great surprise! I bought this audiobook just because I liked the narrator, but I was enthralled by the storyline and the characters. I would highly recommend it. I would love to go back and read some of this author's previous work now. And Mary Stuart Masterson did an A+ job with her accents and inflections. Many characters, but it was always clear whom she was portraying.

  • If You Only Knew

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368

Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily ever after business, yet somehow she's still involved in her ex-husband's life. In fact Owen's new wife may - inexplicably - be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn't helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll be able to bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life...and hopefully make one of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and amazing performance!

  • By Rannie on 07-27-16

Terrific! Really great, except...

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

Terrific! Really great, except for one thing. The narration by the woman who portrayed Rachel. Her voice is very difficult to listen to. It is very affected. On the other hand, the narrator who portrayed Jenny was brilliant! One of the best I've ever heard.

The storyline was spot on! Loved the ending!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Who Do You Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Sarah Steele, JD Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Performer

  • By Christine C. on 01-14-17

Terrific Story with a captive read

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

Where does Who Do You Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in the top 10

Which character – as performed by Sarah Steele and JD Jackson – was your favorite?

Both of the main characters are incredibly likable but very real with foibles of their own.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several moving moments, particularly in the beginning of the book. Without saying too much, there are a few early hospital scenes that really make you want to find out what happens to the characters.

Any additional comments?

I would strongly recommend as a good road trip book.

  • Still Alice

  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Lisa Genova
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,504
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,594

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please pay for a professional Reader

  • By sunstan on 12-07-14

About as expected

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Nice book. Sadly, the previous comments about the narration are spot on. The author sounds bored, as if she has read this book a hundred times, which she likely has.
I wasn't crazy about the ending, but that's all I'll say. Probably better to read than listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful