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  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,552

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

Christian in Real Life

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

Reviewed: 06-28-15

This book really compliments 50SOG! I really enjoyed listening to Christian's side of this love story! I'm anxiously waiting to hear from Zachary Webber in 50 Shades Darker and Freed!!!

  • The Liar

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,929

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions.... The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MaxineSap on 06-07-15

Twisty Good

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

I love Nora Roberts writing! This was one of her best works yet, thanks! Looking forward to the next treasure!

  • The Interruption of Everything

  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Whitfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

With The Interruption of Everything, her sixth novel, Terry McMillan takes on the fault lines of mid-life and family life, reminds us once again of the redeeming power of friendship, and turns her eye toward the dilemma of how a woman starts to put her own needs higher on the to-do list while not shortchanging everyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By suzette on 07-14-05

Okay

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

Reviewed: 01-13-15

The characters were introduced in and out which made it difficult to get to know them. It took too long to get interesting, but cam through in the end.

  • What She Left Behind

  • By: Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,561

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now 17, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh.

  • By Rebecca C. Schwarz on 04-11-15

Perfect Ending

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

The performance/narration of each character felt so real I could see and feel their pain. The love between Clare and Bruno and the harsh realty of the crimes committed against their love for each other by Clara's father and the mental facility staff angered me to no end. Lizzy's connection to this tragedy and her own sad circumstances gave me some hope that she would be healed by it and it did! A riveting story with an ending that was believable. Thank you.

  • The House Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Tara Conklin
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

The year is 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. The year is 1852: Josephine is a 17-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm - an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell. It is through her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers a controversy rocking the art world: Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her Virginia tobacco farm, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Jeanette Finan on 02-21-13

Bitter Sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

I love Bahni Turpin's voice and ability to capture the essence of her characters. The story didn't have the drama I was looking for, but it was interesting to see the connections.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,751

The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, The return of modern day Mitch

  • By AmazonCustomer on 11-19-12

Confused

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

I wasn't totally turned off by this story. It seemed to have good bones. I just thought it took to long to get going and when it did it dropped.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction), Richard Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excessively abridged

  • By R. Beauchamp on 10-17-08

WakeMePlease

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

Would you try another book from Doris Kearns Goodwin and/or Richard Thomas?

No. I don't like narration from authors. I'd rather an actor play the characters; even if it's just one actor playing all of them.

Would you be willing to try another book from Doris Kearns Goodwin? Why or why not?

Not sure at this point.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Thomas?

Victor Slezak

Did Team of Rivals inspire you to do anything?

Not yet.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,418
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,132

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I bought ths

  • By Jayson on 06-03-12

Grey Captivated!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

FSOG is the first love story that incorporated the BDSM with class and kept me wanting more!

What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

There is no other book I've read/listened to that comes close. There are reviews of Bare To You...in which people have compared to FSOG. But in my opinion, NOT!!!

Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

Ana Steele. I would have liked to hear a more commanding Christian.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me buy the next in the series before I finished it. No crying, but I did shout out loud a few times with laughter as I agreed with Ana's subconscious.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the movie!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful