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Awkward in Print audiobook cover art
  • Awkward in Print

  • Awkward, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Katlynn Millions
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Hollywood megastar, Jojo Hudson, has a secret. One that, if ever revealed, could destroy her reputation, her career, and her engagement to billionaire, Alex Masters. Fortunately, the only other person who knows the truth has been absent for over six years...Unfortunately, now he’s back....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I expected

  • By Marcelle Ellis on 08-22-19

Cute Story

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

Reviewed: 08-08-19

There were some parts toward the beginning where the narrator was really breathy, it sounded like she was rubbing her lips on the microphone almost.

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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,508
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62,345

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Fun SciFi

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

It can get a little heavy on the science, but nan is it action packed!

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  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,413

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

Tough Topics Very Well Written

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

Reviewed: 07-18-19

This is a very well done portrayal of what is actually a very difficult topic. The characters are well written and have emotional depth that meets the gravity of the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) topic. There are also triggers in this book related to rape, so recommend trigger caution, though it is not graphically described in my opinion.

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  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,180

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

I struggled with this, I enjoyed the performance but I guess I'm just not that into mythology.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The 3-Day Effect

  • By: Florence Williams
  • Narrated by: Florence Williams
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,174

Does nature really make us feel better? The 3-Day Effect takes a look at the science behind why being in the wild can make us happier, healthier, and more creative. Whether it’s rafting down Utah’s Green River, hiking in Utah’s wilderness, or walking through Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, scientists are finding that the more exposure humans have to nature, the more we can benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of opinions

  • By Peter A. Oneill on 05-08-19

Very well done

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

Reviewed: 06-17-19

I loved the scientific methods intermixed with the personal story telling. The information was presented in an unbiased way, and the production was superb.

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 129,911
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120,158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119,595

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Disjointed and Unsatisfying

  • By Elliot S. Werk on 12-13-18

So relatable and funny

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I grew up similarly, as a "breed" (white and Native) on an Indian Reservation. There's so much of this story I completely related to. I was in tears with you so at the end, and laughing hysterically about your little demon shit. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story with us, Trevor.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • NurtureShock

  • New Thinking About Children
  • By: Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
  • Narrated by: Po Bronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

NurtureShock is a groundbreaking collaboration between award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we've mistaken good intentions for good ideas. With impeccable storytelling and razor-sharp analysis, they demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring - because key twists in the science have been overlooked.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it and I don't even have kids.

  • By Carin on 11-17-11

Realistic!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

For the first time in many parenting books I've read, I felt a real connection to the stories and scenarios presented in this book. It represents exactly how my husband and I feel about many parenting faux pas. Thank you for this well researched, organized, and easily understood book!

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  • New Family Values

  • By: Andrew Solomon
  • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,076

Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today. Solomon observes that America, led in large part by the women’s, civil rights, and gay rights movements, has undergone a radical social shift in the last few decades. Although the structure of family has changed, economic and legal structures lag behind and need to adapt to accommodate this explosive new reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult subject handled well.

  • By Michael on 12-21-18

Touching

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I enjoyed the authors attempts to get the broadest perspectives possible. It was very informative and enjoyable listening to all the different stories.

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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 114,364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103,896
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103,366

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's exactly what I thought it would be

  • By April on 04-09-19

Not the Pizzazz I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

Michelle Obama narrated this herself, which I was initially excited about. However, her reading was flat, and uninspiring. I enjoyed the story, learned a lot about her perspective and was a worthwhile listen.

31 of 38 people found this review helpful

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  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,001

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

Buckle up and hang on

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Absolutely love this story, what a roller coaster of emotions and non-stop action!! The characters are endearing, and well thought out, even the evil slimy ones.