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  • Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

  • The Definitive How-To Guide
  • By: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
  • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,012
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,961

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being "nice" or "helpful." They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful issues with empathy and frankness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No murder--but so much to love

  • By Lesley on 06-02-19

SSDGM

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

I loved the vulnerability in Karen and Georgia's stories. Already a fan of the podcast, their stories just cemented my love for them.

  • Many Waters

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

A touch of computer keys, a blast of heat, and suddenly the Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are gasping in a shimmering desert land. If only the brothers had normal parents, not a scientist mother and a father who experiments with space and time travel. If only the Murry twins had noticed the note on the door of their mother's lab: Experiment in Progress. Please Keep Out....But it's too late for regrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book, not the narrator

  • By Mhlia on 04-26-12

a wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-19

As with the previous stories, I fell in love with each character and became emotionally invested in their situations. I absolutely loved it.

  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,816

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute romance.

  • By Se7en on 02-06-19

what a treat!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I enjoyed listening to this book. it is humorous and fun. the narration was fantastic.

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,035
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,992

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much respect for the Victims and the Families

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-18

a look at real life detective work

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

i absolutely was enthralled while listening to Paul Holes reiterate the process and time put on to find and capture the Golden State Killer. How hard it was for survivors to go so long in fear that he would be back and how the surviving family members of the victims who were murdered managed to survive. Sometimes, it was heart wrenching. thank goodness for advances in DNA technology.

  • The Scattered and the Dead Series: The First Four Books

  • Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
  • Length: 37 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 250

With 99.7 percent of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories. This collection contains the first four volumes of the Scattered and the Dead series, audiobooks 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense, thrilling apocalyptic series

  • By Melanie on 02-08-19

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

The narration was stupendous. The words paint a picture of things you don't want to imagine but can't help but to see. The character interactions had me cringing, crying out and laughing. Since I listen during my commute I'm sure I looked the fool as I couldn't help but react physically to some of the scenarios. Once again, Tim and L.T have created a world I cannot wait to re-visit!

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet Archival Edition: Read by the Author

  • A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, Book 3
  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 100th Birthday, fans are invited to enjoy this archival audiobook, originally recorded in 1996 and newly restored! Listen to the voice of the author as Madeleine L'Engle reads A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of the author's narration

  • By Janis W on 12-01-18

Like visiting with old friends

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

The story was amazing as all of the previous stories have been.Having it narrated by the author was such a special treat. I listened to it with the little boy I care for. He seems to enjoy the story and picked for the ride home everytime.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,554

This heartfelt Audible Original, narrated by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker, follows three military veterans as they reclaim their most painful memories and turn them into comedy. Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth left combat zones to challenge themselves in a stand-up comedy boot camp. As they learn to transform their raw emotions into cathartic experiences, they face the daunting challenge of trying to make an audience laugh with jokes about war, trauma, and mental health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

grateful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

i am so glad i picked this one. it filled ke with gratitude to know that some of our soldiers have an outlet to help them work through their experiences.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,828

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must hear ... but not for kids!

  • By Dylan on 02-19-19

More...please

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

i absolutely wanted to know more after hearing these stories. the narration was spot on and i loved knowing about the scandalous secrets of the Victorian era.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  • By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,459

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship - the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best novels I've listened to in years.

  • By Rain on 10-27-13

what a treat

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

i didn't know what i was getting into with this story. but i got in deep. ari and dante are such great characters and i really didn't want to stop listening!

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

Over the course of a 30-year career, Eddie Izzard has proven himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screens with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Ireland, Wales, and postwar England, he lost his mother at the age of six. In his teens he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a two-man escape act; when his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man act, and thus a career was ignited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My three least favorite words: "End of footnote."

  • By David H. Lawrence XVII on 06-20-17

Loved the foot notes

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

i absolutely loved every word and how inspiring Eddie is. Hearing him tell his story was magical. there are so many topics covered about his life, each and every one of them help you see who he is. I loved this!