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  • Wishes and Wellingtons

  • By: Julie Berry
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,362

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for “Upright Young Ladies.” When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t want it to end

  • By Julia on 10-05-18

audible original

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

may nvr again "purchase" another audible original. just proving to be a waste of time. no matter the reviews.

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  • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ambreen Razia
  • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,459

You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl, but what about a Hounslow Girl? Definition of a Hounslow Girl: a young Muslim woman who wears hooped earrings with her headscarf and grapples with traditional values while hustling her way through urban London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is a bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia. From the joys of traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus, this is a comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age, told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

i cant

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

lol. i just cant. its mot4 me. reminds me of resident evil. u know the voice? the dramatization has no build up...

  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 627

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By The Black Awareness Book Club (On Facebook) on 10-06-17

praise to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Sirena Eiley did a wonderful job! the book it self was subpar far as autobiographies go. it stopped many times to "flashback" which completely messed up why any& everyone wamts to hear her story. i also feel eith all the time elapsed sje coulda been more fortg coming w details. i 2ill def listen to mote readings by Sirena

  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,035

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By mike a on 01-16-19

i liked it.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

some info seemed out of date but overall it was upbeat &concise. was able to listen w/o feeling like i was being lead astray by a hidden agenda... interviews were coop. clips from famous speeches were AWESOME

  • Juneteenth

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

"Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moreton's Brilliant Performance of Juneteenth

  • By ok on 07-10-12

nonsensical rumbling

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

no character development. no plot. &the author switches thought mid sentence... only good thing to day about thid book is the narrator, he kept me listening for as long as i did.

  • FIRST THREE FREE CHAPTERS: Amok

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 192

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game. While the show is on air, he calls people from the phonebook at random. If they pick up the phone with a certain slogan, a hostage is set free. If they don’t, then the hostage is unceremoniously shot.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Slim on 03-09-16

it was free

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

reminds me alot of that video game "Resident Evil". good acting, not really so much the storyline

  • Year of Yes

  • How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  • By: Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,384

The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 7 Hours Listening to an Audio Book Ever!

  • By ccreads on 02-20-16

it's Shonda F'n Rhimes!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

in here own voice; revealing, passionate, funny, witty& damn sho motivating! im saying "yes" (in English, Spanish, Greek, Aramaic; any & every language the Universe will respond). Shonda really hit the ball out of the park. i esp liked how she inserted recorded speehes

  • Rabbit

  • The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
  • By: Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber
  • Narrated by: Patricia Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,814

One of five children, Pat watched as her alcoholic mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At 12, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior; by 13, she was pregnant. By 15, Pat was a mother of two. Alone at 16, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, narration was a bit rough...

  • By Lindsay on 12-05-17

i couldnt finish it

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

...i juat2 couldnt. 3hrs & 30minutes in. i gave it a fair shot. like other reviewers said the reading is horrific. beyond bland! seriously, y wouldnt they coach her to "tell" the story? she's a good orator but 8th grade education means reading writing & arithmetic isnt her strong suit. then i also had to stop listening bcuz it was suppose 2b funny. &that it is not. no how no way! srry.

Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE) audiobook cover art
  • Upstanders: Season 1 (FREE)

  • By: Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Narrated by: Michael B. Jordan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

What are Upstanders? Let's start with this: They are the opposite of bystanders. They are problem solvers and protestors, students and parents, professionals and civic leaders. Some fight injustice; others fearlessly challenge the status quo. They are ordinary people who are making extraordinary differences in their communities and beyond. From Salt Lake City to Memphis to Baltimore, Upstanders remind us that participation in civic life has no bounds - and that we can all be the change we wish to see in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Lasse on 11-09-17

poignant for our time

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

MBJ is red hot! And he did excellent here as well. This is about obscure extraordinary individuals doing the most to make our world a better place. No stories made me cry, but all def touched my heart.

  • Emma Thompson

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy- winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson chats to Audible's Robin Morgan about her part in an exclusive dramatisation of Northanger Abbey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emma always performs beautifully

  • By Sharon D. Anderson, Ph.D. on 08-02-17

eww i had no idea

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

wow! emma is so dull. who woulda thunk it? the queations were good &i like the interviewers tone but emma just made this such a drag

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