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  • Tiger Woods

  • By: Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
  • Narrated by: Roger Casey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life - married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children. Winner of 14 major golf championships and 79 PGA Tour events, Woods was the first billion-dollar athlete, earning more than $100 million a year in endorsements from the likes of Nike, Gillette, AT&T, and Gatorade. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Balanced Look at One of Golf's Greatest

  • By Bill Pence on 05-09-18

Fascinating story, awful narrating

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

The authors did a great job researching Tiger Woods life. It explains so much about his determination and self involvement.

But where were the producers when the audio version was recorded. The narrator couldn't pronounce the names of prominent golfers or golf courses. Really cringe worthy hearing him read Steve instead of Seve Ballesteros. When the book is about one of golfs greatest, didn't a sports fanatic even listen to the audio version?

We still enjoyed the story and recommend it.

  • Allie and Bea

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not see this coming

  • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

What did you love best about Allie and Bea?

The main characters were so opposite in personality and age, and it was fascinating to see how their relationship changed. And to go on the road trip with them.

Any additional comments?

I rarely write reviews, though I listen to almost a book a week. So I need to encourage others to listen to books I love. My husband liked it as well.

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 747

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

Truly awful!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I purchased this book for a road trip with my husband. I had read some reviews, but obviously not enough. We stuck with it for 3 hours, but couldn't finish it.

  • A Trick of the Light

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,330

“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By barbara on 09-15-11

I am such a fan!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-12

What did you love best about A Trick of the Light?

I have enjoyed all of Louise Penny's book, and this one is my favorite. The character development, suspense, humor and wit.

The narrator brings her wonderful writing to life.

  • The Horse Dancer

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954

Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Amazing story start to finish

  • By Kaelin on 12-01-09

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-12

Any additional comments?

I was hooked after the first chapter. Julia Franklin did a great job with the narration. I would especially recommend the book to teen girls, mothers of teen girls and anyone who loves horses. The book has many story lines beyond the girl and her horse, though.

  • 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 13,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,093
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,075

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

Delightful and well read

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

What did you love best about Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)?

A very enjoyable book. I have watched Mindy for years on The Office, but had no idea she was a writer, director and now producer.

Her story is fascinating and made me laugh out loud. I'd recommend it.

  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twenty stars

  • By Denise on 09-21-10

It's graphic and brutal!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-11

The book was very well written and narrated. However, the language and brutal violence were very difficult to listen to. I think the message could have been communicated with less brutality. A couple of times, I swore I would stop listening, but stuck it through. A well crafted story, but I can't suggest it to my friends.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Year of the Hare

  • A Novel
  • By: Arto Paasilinna
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 949

Vatanen, a journalist, is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening, he and a photographer set out on an assignment, and as they drive through the country, the car hits a young hare. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature, and the grateful animal adopts him. This small incident becomes a turning point in Vatanen’s life as he decides to break free from the world’s constraints.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in translation

  • By Janice on 11-03-17

Delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-11

I loved this book. The narrator does a great job (as he did in The Girl w/ the Dragon Tatoo series).

The author creates a beautiful narrative and his descriptions put you there with the man and the hare. You remain fully engaged through the tale. Listen and enjoy.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,797
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,482

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like a bit of a voyeur

  • By Ella on 03-10-09

Absolutely loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-09

I didn't want to stop listening! Beautifully written and read!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,049
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,064

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Amazing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-09

I have listened to at least 100 audiobooks and this one is in the top five, up there with The Power of One. The narrators did a fabulous job with this amazing novel. I can see why it got so many five star ratings.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful