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Tacoma, WA, USA
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  • Good in Bed

  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Paula Cale
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 143

The day Cannie Shapiro, a savvy, intelligent, plus-sized pop culture reporter, opens up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their ex-sex life is the day her life changes forever. Good in Bed celebrates the courage of the human spirit and introduces you to a heroine you'll never forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Genuine Surprise

  • By T. Freeman on 12-29-02

Wonderful Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-05

Great characters and plot--perfect for listening during commute. Hope uunabridged version is available.

  • Straight Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Sam Freed
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly good

  • By Jeffrey A. Sherman on 01-09-04

Great fun--give this a try!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-05

Hilarious satire combined with warm sympathetic characters. The satire is funny but never cruel--difficult balance to maintain but Russo pulls it off. Delicious send-up of pompous college administrators and members of the college English department. Even when Russo is at his satiric best, almost all of the characters, though flawed, are presented as sympathetic complex human beings. I laughed alot--sometimes so hard that I had to stop listening. All in all, a wonderfully entertaining, intelligent and humane book--highly recommend.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Service

  • By: Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Parody of Parker--Pass it by!

  • By Dan on 04-15-05

Parody of Parker--Pass it by!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-05

Reads like a bad parody of Robert Parker--and this is coming from a Robert Parker fan. Instead try "All our Yesterdays" and "Early Autumn"--two of Parker's earlier (and much better) books.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Better Than I Know Myself

  • By: Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
  • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487

The beloved #1 Essence best-selling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By Victoria on 02-01-05

Choose this one!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-05

Terrific plot and characters, plus beautiful writing and narration. Impossible to put down! Audible, please offer other books by the authors.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • House of Sand and Fog

  • By: Andre Dubus III
  • Narrated by: Andre Dubus III, Fontaine Dollas Dubus
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding characterizations, and wonderfully read

  • By Lisa on 06-08-04

Superb!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-04

This book has everything--terrific writing, characters and suspense. Couldn't stop listening--can't reccommend enough.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Nanny Diaries

  • By: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

What do you do when you are a nanny to an obscenely rich Park Avenue matron named X? Mrs. X refuses to do anything for herself, including cook, clean, or take care of her 4-year-old son. You are expected to do everything, including maintaining the mental health of said 4-year-old, even while Mrs. X decides that it is time for a divorce. You'll have to bear up under the strain with wit and panache, even as the boundaries between your working life and your so-called private life blur, merge, and disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Funny and Great Characters

  • By D. Houston on 01-26-05

Funny and Engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-04

Give this a try if you're in the mood for good laughs and an intelligent, thoughtful and well-written novel. Excellent narration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Joe

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Tropper
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

Joe Goffman was fifteen years out from his sleepy hometown when he wrote Bush Falls, a searing critique of its people and institutions. The book was a runaway best seller, and led to an even more successful movie. Now, however, Joe's got a problem. His father has suffered a stroke, and that means that Joe has to go back to his birthplace after having successfully antagonized every person living there. Can Joe survive the reservoirs of hatred that have been waiting to pour down upon him? Just maybe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance

  • By Jannice on 07-04-04

Wonderful read! Don't pass it by!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-04

Couldn't put it down--characters you care about--beautifully written--hilarious and sad. It is at the top of my list of reccommended books.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Beach House

  • By: James Patterson, Peter de Jonge
  • Narrated by: Gil Bellows
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

Patterson's latest is "a slick, vastly enjoyable thriller." Jack Mullen's relentless crusade to discover the truth behind his younger brother's death puts him into a head-on collision with one of the most powerful and ruthless men in New York. As it unfolds that his brother was involved with some of the richest women and men in America - in ways Jack never imagined - his dream of justice fades. Only if he can somehow beat the rich at their own game will he be able to avenge his brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure and excitment

  • By B. Estes on 08-08-03

Make another selection

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-03

Plot & characters not believable, doesn't work even as a "beach book".

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Cold Heart

  • An Alex Delaware Novel
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Alex Delaware is summoned to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. There is no obvious motive, and the careful staging of the murder scene immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the puzzle assumes a new importance - stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blooded murder his chosen art form.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Cold Heart

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-03

Choose a different book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-03

What's always drawn me to Kellerman's books are first his characters' relationships and second the mystery. This book disappointed on both fronts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful