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  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,602

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Wonderful, but it gets dark really fast.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I bought this because the sample made me laugh my ass off. I've actually gotten just as pissed off about people letting gaps open up in a line. So I thought this play was going to be a comedy. It is not a comedy. The sample is the funniest part of the play. This is a tragedy, with a fantastically hilarious opening act.

That being said, it is a great listen and the narration really brings it all together. Carey Mulligan is fantastic. If I lived in New York or London I would definitely go see this in person.

27 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,821

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Fantastic Finish!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

What can I say? This is just another great addition to the Bobiverse series. Enjoyable listen from beginning to end and Ray Porter was fantastic as usual. He effortlessly brings the many faces of Bob to life in very entertaining fashion.

Overall it was a great conclusion to the trilogy. All the storylines closed except for one and he mentions it during the book, so who knows maybe he'll do a spinoff or side series. We can only hope!

I highly recommend this series. If you haven't listened to it yet give it a shot, you won't regret it.

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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,438

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Absolutely Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

What made the experience of listening to I Can't Make This Up the most enjoyable?

The fact that Kevin Hart is narrating, it just makes the listen that much more enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

The brutal honesty and the way he goes about relating it to the reader. As you get further in along in the book you realize he's doing with this book what Keith Robinson was teaching him to do early in his career.

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

I laughed a lot listening to this. If you like his stand up you will love this book.

Any additional comments?

I definitely recommend this. It's a really easy and enjoyable listen and it has some great advice in it as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,076
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,229

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Once Again, Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Any additional comments?

This books takes off where the first one ended and continues to entertain and expand the "Bobiverse." I found this book to be just as enjoyable as the first. I didn't want to stop listening. Plenty of new characters and ideas are introduced and I learned some things from this book as well. Fantastic book, I can't wait for the conclusion in the third book!

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,401

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're on the fence about whether to read this, get off and read it!

  • By I Don’t Need No Stinkin Name on 09-15-17

Brilliant, Funny, and Informative!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

What did you love best about We Are Legion (We Are Bob)?

I couldn't stop smiling the whole time I was listening to this book. I felt like this book was written for me. It's perfect.

Any additional comments?

Get this book. Even if you hate science and all things nerdy, I'm convinced this book will change your mind. It's so well done. Great story that is fun all around with just enough excitement and "typical" action without over doing it. I found it very easy to relate to Bob and just could not put this book down. I can't wait for the next installment. Brilliant!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,515
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,497

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Wow! This series is going to be epic.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

What did you love best about Words of Radiance?

The story continues seamlessly from The Way of Kings and is moving along at the perfect pace now. With every page it gets better and better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kaladin, his story is amazing and Syl is awesome as well.

Any additional comments?

I absolutely love this series. This is by far Sanderson's best work. This is only the second series I've found that I would compare to The Wheel of Time as far as greatness goes and this one is just getting started. I'm beyond excited to know that I'll have great books to look forward to in this series over the next decade.My only problem with this book is that they changed the accents of Captain Tozbek and his sailors (Yalb) from the first book. They were great in the first book, for some reason in this book they changed them to sound like french people with down syndrome. It's absolutely terrible and is the reason the performance gets 4 stars instead of 5.Otherwise the book is absolutely amazing, the story continues to develop and keep the reader engrossed, and it is already epic. If you like the Wheel of Time series or the A Pattern of Shadow and Light series then read this series, you will not be disappointed.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53,998
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,916
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,915

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Excellent storytelling, excited for the series

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

What made the experience of listening to The Way of Kings the most enjoyable?

The book is very well written and Sanderson does a wonderful job of developing the characters and the world of Roshar.

What did you like best about this story?

The history of Roshar and the type of place that it is and how the characters are developing.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Dalinar finally accepts and comes to terms with who he is.

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

No, but there were some "Finally!" moments.

Any additional comments?

Overall this book is fantastic and I'm looking forward to following the rest of the series. It does develop slowly and focuses on character development more than an action packed story but it is done in a way that left me very satisfied when I finished the book.

I gave the performance 4 stars because in the only chapter that is from the viewpoint of Navani Kholin the female narrator pronounces Sadeas completely different from the way the male narrator has been pronouncing the name for the entire book. It's so different that I got confused and thought that she was talking about a completely different character that was just being introduced. I found it to be quite annoying and honestly can't believe that this audio book was released with such a blatant error. Other than though the narrator's are great.