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  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,499

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Enlightening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Really easy to listen to. It was helpful to hear the comparisons between weather apps - I didn't expect that and it made sense. It was also interesting to see a few glimpses into the Trump administration's affect in this area. I've never been in a tornado and never want to be near one. The author definitely researched this topic. It never occurred to me that the public would not pay attention to tornado warnings and why the term tornado emergency started being used. Looking back at the Moore, Oklahoma devastation was more eye opening after listening. Thank you for the writing as well as the Audible narration which is excellent.

  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator Speed

  • By TB on 01-18-18

Just can't listen to this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I love British accents. But this narration is so fast. Yes I tried listening at 0.75 speed. But no matter how hard I try, it's as tasty as burned toast. It's causing me anguish and its only Chapter2. I give up.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,932

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Unexpected twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This was a very intriguing book. The story has quite a few characters named. Because of the number of characters, particularly in the beginning few chapters, I think if I were to listen to it again, I would definitely jot down each of the people onto a list because they are referred to or included into specifics later on in the story. By that time, I had forgotten who was where and when. The real kick to this book is the path it leads the reader down. You will not expect the revelations exposed more than once, leaving the jaw hanging open. Press rewind and play - more than once. You will love it!

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,058

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This gave me a nightmare

  • By Jean on 09-25-18

Confirms what the majority already knew

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

We've had decades to watch and listen to DT. When he announced running for the highest position in the USA, the majority were in disbelief. Many continue to watch in disbelief. This collection of firsthand views of the man's conduct and speech prior to and now in the Whitehouse only verifies what has been seen throughout the years. No one is surprised, and many are horrified, both in the country and around the world. He maintains the office with the support of a very strong minority of voters and half of the governing members of Congress. I found the book to be a bit slow during the first half, but it picks up in the second half. I find Mr. Woodward's research, investigation, and verification of the information entered into this and each of his published works to be impeccable. Combined together, all of the accounts fill in all the blanks of what most people do not wish to know, but without this knowledge and lacking the courage to stand for what is moral and good for all, then history has no option but to repeat itself in the real potential to commit atrocities against humanity.

  • American Radical

  • Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent
  • By: Tamer Elnoury, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,268

It's no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad global war against terror. But, for the first time, in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero: To many Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Mike on 10-31-17

Excellent story with one challenge as listener

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I loved being able to listen to this based-on-true-life experience. The story was not action-packed or violence-dripping like today's movies often are. Yet it is brilliant. This is a day to day life account of a courageous undercover agent who infiltrated into a small Al Qaeda terrorist group. The subject matter is serious. The enemies wanted to kill as many innocent people as they possibly could. It was intense at times. Occasionally there was a surpise of humorous anecdote. Because of the protagonist's upbringing, he easily sees the two vastly different cultures naturally as his own, speaking both languages without accent or error. It was fairly easy to keep up with the events as explained. The movement will definiitely keep your attention. Narration: Peter Ganim has a very nice voice. The only issue I had with listening to the reading (and I know it's a script issue) was the about 700-800 times "he said" was used at the end of sentences. It was not as bad as listening to someone say "You know?" or "Um," or with a constant vocal fry (that would be unbearable). Again, Mr. Ganim's voice is great. I was longing for "he asked," "I replied," "I wondered," or anything other than "he said." Other than that, you will likely love this entire book. It is a very good story. The ending tied the entire book up into a satisfying summary.

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  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,302

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-16-11

Rise Above That Which Weighs You Down

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

It's been a very long time, many years, since I've read anything this high caliber that ultimately changed my thinking in a large fashion. Everyone says to "Let it go" (negative weights of life) but few tell you how to let go. That is what this book and its author do. It shares practical tips, often with humor (even better), to stop you in your negative action and thoughts, to find your inner peace, and to stop reacting to the usual circumstances in life that would typically get your panty in a wad. The counsel helps you to forgive, truly forgive, whether or not the other party is willing to be part of the process of healing injured or broken relationships. If not, the wisdom in the book shows you how to accept this and move on with grace and serenity. Wish I had read this book years ago. But after all, none of us is at a perfect state of contentment yet. We are each of us, a work in progress. So progress to buy this book then feel the weights of life's crap lift off your back and shoulders. Then gently encourage anyone and everyone to read this book.Yes, it is that good.