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  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun...

  • By Michael on 10-08-12

A "blast" to read

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

I started this book very skeptical that I would enjoy it. I was excited about the concept, but doubted it was going to be executed correctly. I openly admit I was wrong. This book delivered, and I was laughing and intrigued within minutes of starting my audiobook.

I enjoyed the themes explored in this book. It exposed the superhuman for who they were... human. I found this text to be somewhat reminiscent of Watchmen. It was not as dark as the aforementioned, however it did showcase the world of Heroes and Villains, as more than just black and white.

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,943
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,926

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Mindy, you'll enjoy this listen.

  • By Lisa on 01-04-12

Better than Bossypants!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-13

Great listen! I began listening to IEHOWM during a 5k race. Mindy’s wit and comedic beginnings drew me in from the start. I focused more on the book than the race. I love that Mindy narrated it herself. This book is perfect. It is better than Bossypants. I only make that comparison because it seems these days any book released by a female comedian with a known presence in television is immediately compared to Bossypants. I can't wait for her next book which I'm sure will come out in the near future, because of the success of her recent show.

  • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

  • By Dr. Roberta on 05-28-09

Timeless

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

Reviewed: 03-19-12

In the beginning, I found this book annoying. I was ashamed to admit it. I felt I must have a female inadequacy somehow. However, at some point, I'm not sure when, the book made me go all gooey inside. I now understand why so many treasure it so.

  • Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

  • By: Robert Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before there was Team Edward...there was Team John

  • By Tricia on 04-11-12

Ehh.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-12

This book was just ok. I enjoyed the 80's references and hearing what it was like to experience the 80's first hand. However, Half way through the book I just stopped caring. It got old. He doesn't even mention Duran Duran until the very very end. I found the assumptions he made to be annoying. FYI I'm a female. I enjoy The Clash way more than Duran Duran. It was a coming of age story, and I expected to see character build up. There was none. No big ending. Just more of the same.

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,211

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

Water for the soul

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-11

A beautiful work. I wish I could rate this book 6 stars or 10 or a million stars. I loved the narration of old Jacob just as much, or perhaps a little more than that of young Jacob. It's a wonderful story with many themes. Both Narrators did a fantastic job. I laughed and cried and every feeling in between, brilliantly written.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Arika Escalona
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, classic I have always loved

  • By Shakya on 03-05-12

Girlish wim at its best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-11

A book that should be read throughly by all girls aged 9-15. Her wild adventures would inspire any youth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,484

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there!

  • By D. McMillen on 05-31-05

Strangely enthralling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-11

the last 4 hours are worth the whole listen. The book sounded as if it were written by a contemporary of dickens. It sweeps you away into the world of Magical Gentlemen.

  • The Cider House Rules

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Patti on 07-02-07

Just "RIGHT"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-11

I loved this book. Wilbur Larch is one of my favorite literary characters of all time now. He shares many of my same views on abortion and religion. When I purchased the book I had no idea what I was getting into, but what a surprise it was fantastic. I listened to it frequently at work and alot of it was awkward for a co-worker to walk in during, but aside from that the narration was wonderful. I want to listen to more books read by Grover Gardner just to hear his voice again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures

  • A Novel in Two Books
  • By: Walter Moers
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Set in the land of Zamonia, this exuberant, highly original fantasy from Walter Moers features an unlikely hero. Rumo is a little Wolperting—a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog—who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way through the Overworld and the Netherworld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Headphones NOT recommended!

  • By Andrea on 01-02-14

Miraculous Indeed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-11

It took me a couple hours of listening to get into it, but once I did I was hooked. It reminded me of a show on cartoon network "ADVENTURE TIME!" If after you read this book, and you dearly love it. You should truely look up this program. Anyways, The characters were inventive and animated. The narration should win an award for sure. The voices portrayed fit the characters like a glove. The book was 24hrs long; but when it was over, it felt too short.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten Garden

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,213

Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting, intriguing, mysterious, and beautiful

  • By Joseph on 12-10-08

Magically Mysterious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-11

A wonderful book that made me ponder about what secrets lie in my past. It is Whimsical and Mysterious; by the end of the book you feel as if you know the characters as one would a dear friend. Caroline Lee brings a life to the book that is endearing. Her reading is a perfect match for this novel. This book is for the young at heart. Those without a sense of wonderment need not read.