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  • The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men

  • Every Man I Love is Either Married, Gay, or Dead
  • By: Jill Conner Browne
  • Narrated by: Jill Conner Browne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The Sweet Potato Queens like men. They like them so much that they have devoted an absolutely inordinate amount of time to the pursuit of men, marriage, and great sex. And then, when that doesn't work out, they've devoted an inordinate amount of time to divorce, getting another man, and having great sex with him instead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Positive Outlook on All Things

  • By Claudia H on 07-20-15

Other Than the interesting voice of the Narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

I didn't get it! Never finished listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Him? Why Her?

  • Understanding Your Personality Type and Finding the Perfect Match
  • By: Helen Fisher
  • Narrated by: Helen Fisher
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

Based on entirely new research - including a detailed questionnaire completed by five million people in 33 countries - Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I expected

  • By Paige on 09-09-10

Might Be More Useful in Written Form

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

Would like to have the written book instead of the audiobook so I could review the perspective on different combinations of people who I meet in my life.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

  • By: David Wroblewski
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Ella on 10-22-08

Good but drawn Out

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

It was a good story that kept my interest but I felt let down by the not quite right ending after a prolonged build up.

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  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • By: Sherman Alexie
  • Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522

Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then - convinced his future lies off the rez - the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading for anyone trying to understand Rez Life

  • By Richard W Smith on 01-03-16

A funny Self deprecating Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

I liked the humour of this book and I enjoyed the narrators voice.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,368

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • eh

  • By Stefanie R Riha on 11-21-16

A memorable Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

An interesting take on the apocolypse and the survival of "humanity"

2 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Love

  • By: Nicole Krauss
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,355

Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like Garcia-Marquez on Anti-Pschyotics

  • By Jane on 10-14-08

A Fine Novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

I just loved it, couldn't put it down. I loved the ending.

  • Middlesex

  • By: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,412

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Waiting It Out

  • By D. N. Meads on 08-28-09

An interesting Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

I liked being able to peek into someone elses life who has a unique problem of sexual identity.

  • The Lovely Bones

  • By: Alice Sebold
  • Narrated by: Alice Sebold
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 879

When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place where she finds herself. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief. This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching narrative about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story - Poor Narration

  • By Kimberly on 05-07-10

An Excellent Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

A unique idea for a novel, liked that it showed a possibility of life after death and what that could look like but I also liked the reality of life it portrayed as well.

  • Hold Me Tight

  • Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
  • By: Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Sensible book on Repairing Relationships!

  • By Debra on 11-05-12

Very Practical

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

I think she hit the nail on the head, that attachment is the basis of all relationships and the security one feels in those relationships reflects how one feels about the other person in the relationship.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Road Home

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Anthony Fusco
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Gabriella's world is a confusing blend of abuse, terror, and pain with no safe place to hide from her parents' violent rage. She gains reprieve when she is abandoned to a convent, a safe, peaceful place where her battered body and soul begin to mend and grow into womanhood. Then a young priest comes into her life. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a sad story

  • By Jan K on 02-08-08

A So So story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

I like some of Danielle Steele's books but this one was mediocre.