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  • A Hundred Summers

  • By: Beatriz Williams
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 732

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview. Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily's past: her former best friend and her former fiancee, now recently married - an event that set off a wildfire of gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This one is JUICY.

  • By Amber on 09-10-13

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Great story, and always intruguing, making me want to listen to more and find out what happens next. Lily's character gets annoying on occasion for her super naive thinking but otherwise very pleasant to listen to.

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,016

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Different but good

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

i enjoyed listening to this story, but was extremely annoyed by the "bang.bang.bang." words at the end of the paragraphs...

  • Marilyn Monroe

  • The Biography
  • By: Donald Spoto
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe

  • By bookbug on 12-24-12

awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

very clear factual account of her life and well written and researched . great narration

  • The Wait

  • A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love
  • By: DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for "the one" to come into our lives. They spent years crossing paths, but it wasn't until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wait Caused Me To Change

  • By Bernard on 05-02-17

excellent read for self improvement

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

loved this! it was emotionally liberating and so encouraging esoecially for those looking to do things differently. a lot of the content rang true for a lit of familiar situations and it was an eye openér .

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,664

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

struggled to finish

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

i still dont understand what exactly happened in this story. the author flip flops from past to present but without a clear explanation. what happened to her family? she never explains. bit annoyed with overwhelming description of unimportant details too. and the narrator's flat voice. i would not recommend this book

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,281

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

very intriguing

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

it took me a while to figure out who's who in this story but it became increasingly mysterious with each chapter.
didn't like the voice of Erin, it sounded very depressing and as if she is wakjng up.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,331

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

funny and smart

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Intelligently funny and warm , i couldn't stop listening. Great narrator, and such nice portrayal of every day life and its ps and downs.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,452

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

intense sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

great story even for those like me who are not particularly fans of sci fi. very good and clear narration and intense story

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  • Never Chase Men Again

  • 38 Dating Secrets to Get the Guy, Keep Him Interested, and Prevent Dead-End Relationships
  • By: Bruce Bryans
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

If a man doesn't take you seriously, he may feel compelled to have a good time with you. Unfortunately this good time will last until you finally realize you're being taken for a ride or until Mr. Time Waster ultimately moves on to a woman he REALLY wants. In cases like this, what a woman really requires are two things: a healthy amount of self-respect and a set of "player-proof" dating rules that will allow her to make wise dating decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is What I Was Missing...

  • By TCMG on 03-15-16

must hear for every woman

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

very good points and insight into ma 's world. a lot of it was as expected and comes down to a very basic truth: that when a man wants a certain woman he will make time and effort and move mountains if he needs to. everything else is just excuses

  • The Value in The Valley

  • A Black Woman's Guide Through Life's Dilemmas
  • By: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Narrated by: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says, "No!" Life is an act of faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls "valleys". As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the valley".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but way too short.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-16

Excellent but short

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

i love all of Iyanla's books, i just wish this was not an abridged version. Not sure why that's the case if the book is full version.