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  • Lucky You

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Grange, Florida, is famous for its miracles - the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they're entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. And they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America. But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money - an Eden-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Hiaasen's best work

  • By Jimmy on 06-18-13

Lucky You <br />

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

I had read the paperback copy of this book and liked it, so when my husband and I went on a road trip last month, I knew this was a good story for trip.

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,392

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

I guess I didn't read the description

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Apparently I'm just too "old", or maybe "mature" would be a better word, but I find this to be utter trash. A teen? acts like a stalker and in the most disgusting way. I don't watch porn, so I didn't like listening to it, either.
I have a healthy relationship with my husband, I just didn't want to hear this crap.
I returned this to Audible.

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  • Olive Kitteridge

  • By: Elizabeth Strout
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,498
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,852

At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interweaving Short Stories Make a Good Novel

  • By Sara on 07-21-14

Oh, Olive

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

The performance of this story is exceptional, and oh, what a story it is.
The lives of the people living in a small town in Maine, intertwined; a sweet, heartwarming tale.
I had watched the miniseries on HBO, but the audio book, as most books do, told me so much more, so much that I wanted to hear.
A great story, I highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,791

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I freakin loved this book!

  • By Maria on 10-20-14

Fat Chance, Cute story

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

A funny story that makes me think that I could learn a thing or two, and apply some of it toward my own life!

  • Killing Floor

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,515

All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comic book tough guy

  • By Ed on 06-21-08

Hit my worst pet peeve

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

Reviewed: 07-10-13

What disappointed you about Killing Floor?

I was really looking forward to starting the Reacher series, so I started book 1.Dick Hill did a fine job of narrating, unfortunately, what he had to work with was drivel.

What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

I am so put off (ANNOYED) when people end their sentence by saying the word "REALLY?!" as if they mean something by it, other than asking me something.Well, Mr. Child used "REALLY?!" to end the sentences of his characters, oh, about 600 times throughout the 15+ hours of the story. People, I am not exaggerating! Every 3 to 4 sentences that came up. It completely ruined the story, and series for me.

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

Joe, the dead brother, he never once said, "REALLY?!"

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Killing Floor?

I would have cut A LOT OF THOSE "REALLY?!" s out of the story!!!

Any additional comments?

Dick Hill did his best with what he had to work with.As always.

  • How Pleasure Works

  • The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
  • By: Paul Bloom
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 220

Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents, and go to movies that make them cry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything You Ever Would Want to Know

  • By Roy on 08-01-10

So, so repetetive

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

Reviewed: 06-02-12

What disappointed you about How Pleasure Works?

Slow, droll, had high hopes for this one, but couldn't finish the audiobook.

What was most disappointing about Paul Bloom’s story?

The repetition was too monotonous

Would you be willing to try another one of Jeremy Johnson’s performances?

no

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

don't waste your credit

1 of 2 people found this review helpful