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  • The Ice Man

  • Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must buy this audio only if...

  • By Eileen C on 08-15-09

Amazing story but could’ve been half the length...

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Such an intense story definitely not for the faint of heart, could’ve been edited better as it was longwinded and repetitive in places. Overall a great read.

  • Free Refills

  • A Doctor Confronts His Addiction
  • By: Peter Grinspoon
  • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a Harvard-educated MD with a thriving practice; married with two great kids and a gorgeous wife; a pillar of his community. But lurking beneath the thin veneer of having it all was an addict fueled on a daily boatload of prescription meds. When the police finally came calling - after a tip from a sharp-eyed pharmacist - Grinspoon's house of cards came tumbling down fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't put it down

  • By Andrew E. Budson, MD on 02-20-16

Over rated...

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Disappointed overall in the story, and the narrator, it’s unfortunate when you see a book with 4+ stars one would think it would be worth the almost 20 dollars but sadly not the case here. It’s 3 stars at best and I’m being generous.

  • The Man with the Candy

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

A full account of the most heinous crime of the century in which nearly 30 young boys were sexually tortured to death. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good, wanted to know more about Killers' Motives

  • By jofi00 on 05-18-18

Great narration but that’s about it!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

So disappointed as I love the narrator but the story seems to take a backseat to the mundane details of the history of the area and numerous other irrelevant things. Big waste of money!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget
  • By: Sarah Hepola
  • Narrated by: Sarah Hepola
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850

For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened 21st-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure - the sober life she never wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blackout: A Knockout

  • By W Perry Hall on 07-17-15

I couldn't even finish it...

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

This was a slog to listen to.
Lots of words little substance...a complete waste of money!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • By: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,098
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,045

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perspective and Life Changing Book

  • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16

This book changed my life

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

I can't express how much I loved this book! It is a life changer and for me came at the absolute perfect moment.

  • The Third Eye

  • By: Lois Duncan
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

When Karen closes her eyes, the visions come. Through time and space, she sees a place where stolen children sleep. And if Karen denies a young policeman's request for help, the children may never go home again.

Lois Duncan presents a ticking-clock mystery with thrills at every turn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line but....

  • By Allie on 04-22-17

Good story line but....

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

The narrators voice was terrible so terrible that I made the point of noting her name so I would never purchase a book that she was narrating ... she ruined the book!