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Everett, WA
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  • Alien Instinct

  • Alien Instinct - Book 1
  • By: Tracy Lauren
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Rennek is an honor-bound male whose very existence in life is tarnished by the sins of his father. When he and his crew stumble onto a trafficking ring his immediate instinct is to rescue the females. He finds himself drawn to one of them, setting in motion a dangerous course of events propelling him towards his destiny. Can Rennek be the leader his people need him to be as the secrets of the past are uncovered?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 10-04-18

Great story and performance

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I can't compliment the narrators of this story enough. They were fabulous. I don't know why so many other alien and paranormal romances have narrators that sound like simple-minded teenagers, without depth or nuance in their delivery. Happily, Noelle Bridges and Mason Lloyd were outstanding and I'm hoping to read other Audible books by them. And I hope the next installments in this series are released on audio soon! This was a credit well spent.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,029
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100,995
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,513

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Wonderful book. I wasn't a big fan of the author before but I am now.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kulti

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294

It didn't take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she'd seen in the international soccer icon - why she'd ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 HUGE stars....one of my 2015 Favorites!

  • By Denise on 08-12-15

Repetitive

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I got so tired of the phrase, "put on my big girl socks." It was okay the first time or two but the author used it WAY too often. It felt like she was just using the phrase as filler or that she thought it was way more original and interesting than it actually is. I also disliked how catty the author wrote the other female soccer players. Women athletes are awesome and supportive and it annoyed me to read a story that had them acting like the worst kind of female stereotype.

Would you recommend Kulti to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Sorry.

What three words best describe Callie Dalton’s performance?

She sounds too much like a teenager. I don't know about anyone else but I prefer sex scenes be read by adult sounding narrators.

Could you see Kulti being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Hollywood has no standards so it's possible I suppose. I wouldn't pay to see it though.

Any additional comments?

I gave it three stars but I really felt it might have more accurately been two stars. I was feeling generous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,108

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • KRISTEN ASHLEY AT HER BEST!

  • By Yvette on 03-30-15

So much whispering...

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

What disappointed you about The Will?

I enjoy a bit of profanity but it was way, way over the top in this book. Also, why did they whisper so much? Was it a lack of ability by the author to depict emotional scenes in any other way? I don't know but it became very tedious. The length of this book was way too long. Could have cut at least four hours and had a better, tighter story overall.

Has The Will turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nah, easy to dismiss such a bland book and I won't punish better authors by blaming them for this piece of trash.

Did Hollis McCarthy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She was okay. I did find her voice a bit plummy though. I ended up running the app at 1.20 speed and that seemed to make it more tolerable.

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

It was long and, while I usually look at that as a positive trait in a book, in this case it was too long.

Any additional comments?

The characters do not have to whisper every other sentence. It's annoying and detracts from the reader's submersion in the story. Seriously, knock it off.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I've Got Your Number

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i enjoyed it.

  • By leah on 02-16-12

Buy abridged!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

What made the experience of listening to I've Got Your Number the most enjoyable?

The narrator was top notch.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Expected but still enjoyable

Have you listened to any of Jayne Entwistle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have and I enjoyed it as well as this one.

If you could take any character from I've Got Your Number out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Willow. Because I can't imagine a person so full of self delusion. It would be interesting to have a drink with her.

Any additional comments?

I meant what I said in the title to this review...buy the abridged version. This one had painfully long sections where absolutely nothing happened. It's like the author just spit up words because she forgot how to edit and pare a story of inconsequential trivia.

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,053

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Good, read (or listen) now.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

Was a tad skeptical that a 35 year old would have accumulated enough life experience to fill a book but I'm happy to say that I was wrong. Well worth the price of admission.

  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,910

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ha! (Listen to the book and you will understand!)

  • By Jodie on 07-22-16

I wish there were more stars to give.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

Fantastic story and performance. One minor complaint, that has nothing to do with either story or performance, is that sometimes the recording became so soft that I could not, even at full volume, make out a few words. Maybe someone with sharper hearing won't have this problem though. Great, great story. I highly recommend it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,698

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By Book Addict on 07-24-15

Beautifully magical story but about the dog...

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Would you consider the audio edition of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry to be better than the print version?

Haven't read the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry?

There were so many, it was a constant stream of wonderful moments.

Which scene was your favorite?

The last few chapters made me weep and laugh and wish I lived in Elsa's building.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I almost managed to do just that.

Any additional comments?

This book touched me profoundly. It was moving and the lovely voice of the narrator was perfect for each and every character.

I was a little perturbed by the diet of the dog in the story though. I mean really, chocolates, ice cream, cake, and cookies? Then I realized how silly it was to get upset over a pretend dog's imaginary diet in a fictional fairy tale for presumably grown up adults I know if my real dog had a chocolate ice cream cone he'd think he was living in a fairy tale too so I decided to just sit back and let the dog in the story enjoy his make-believe treats.

Anyway, if you are on the fence about picking this treat of a book up then I can only shake my head at your obstinate refusal to enjoy this gem of a story. Really, you won't be disappointed.

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,985

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

outstanding entertainment from start to finish

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

I love the narrator as much as the story itself. So talented. I am officially a Royce and Hadrian groupie now. Fantastic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • At Home

  • A Short History of Private Life
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,276

Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful Bryson

  • By Tina on 10-23-10

Packed with information. Unfortunately...

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

What did you love best about At Home?

Historical background and details were abundant.

How could the performance have been better?

Just because someone wrote a fine piece of work DOESN'T make them a good choice for narrating that work. Bryson should have hired it out. His breathy delivery didn't do his book any favors and became downright annoying after about three hours (it's a nineteen hour story)

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

The information in the book was interesting and sometimes it was funny as well.