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  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,587

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Amazing story - laugh and cry

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Such a great book. She has an incredible story and finds something positive or funny in it all. What a great attitude and she is hilarious!

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82,125

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Funny but not groundbreaking

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck to be better than the print version?

yes

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoy the cursing and the no non sense attitude. I loved the message but found the content to be repetitive.

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

I'm not sure

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

no, I split it between a few car trips. It made me laugh out loud several times.

Any additional comments?

you could tell it was from a male point of view and experience. But it was funny and have some good tid bits of info.

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  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,922
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,882

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised! This is not a "chick book"

  • By Mavwreck75 on 07-30-17

Great Story of a great couple

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Where does The Magnolia Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good, in the memoir category.

What did you like best about this story?

I love that they narrated it, they were funny and not overly religious, which I was worried about. They seem very real and honest.

What does Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love the back and forth between them, it was like sitting with them in person. It made it very personable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Happens for a reason, the Magnolia Story.

Any additional comments?

Great book - feel good book. You learn the back story of there relationship which is so happen stance, very good.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,460

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

LOVE MEL ROBBINS

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Where does The 5 Second Rule rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best self help book I've listened to. She is so real and honest and I love so much that she is funny and curses when appropriate. It was a joy to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 5 Second Rule?

I love the everyday scenarios she gave and I that she told us her personal story of when things were falling apart for her and how she came up with the 5 second rule. I really felt like she had been in situatiosn similar to mine.

Which character – as performed by Mel Robbins – was your favorite?

Mel is very relatable and funny.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

5 second rule. To push yourself no one will do it for you.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic book, I Highly recommend!

  • 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 95,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88,865
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,448

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Great book! Trevor Noah is a great story teller

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

Great stories. Great narration. I laughed so hard and got choked up. Truly a Fantastic book! Great insight into the lives of others around the world.

  • The Wedding Dress

  • By: Rachel Hauck
  • Narrated by: Eleni Pappageorge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,469

Charlotte owns a Birmingham bridal boutique. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress - or feel certain she should marry Tim? Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Candace on 01-05-14

if you aren't super religious you will be annoyed

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

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

it was for a book club, I liked the story but its my least favorite we have read to date

Would you be willing to try another book from Rachel Hauck? Why or why not?

NO. Too much religion and I prefer strong female characters

What three words best describe Eleni Pappageorge’s performance?

bubbly, clear, crisp

What would have made this romance irresistible?

less religion

Any additional comments?

The story would have been good without all the overtly religious parts, it felt like preaching and didn't add value. Also I didn't like how week charlotte was portrayed.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,395

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Great story, some parts too much

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Yellow Crocus to be better than the print version?

I don't know

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the history and the aspect of strong women in the story.

Which character – as performed by Bahni Turpin – was your favorite?

The different voices were great, I was impressed.

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

I cried several times.

Any additional comments?

I felt the parts about breast feeding were way too graphic to listen to, it made it uncomfortable at times. we read this for a book club of about 10 people and the majority felt it went overboard on that.

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,619

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

FANTASTIC listen! I finished in 2 days!!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Where does The Life We Bury rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it was one of the best listens to date

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the reader was awesome! Made it very believable and I kept sneaking away to listen.

What about Zach Villa’s performance did you like?

He sounded like a normal guy, I believed him. There was dry humor in his tone that I liked.

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

I laugh and felt very emotional but didn't cry

Any additional comments?

Great book!

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  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,091
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,024

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

This was such a fascinating story and voice performer was great! Highly recommend this book!

  • 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 16,064
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,309

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

Good but repetitive

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

Reviewed: 12-19-15

I thought the main points were great. Hit home on a few things however I felt like there were many parts that were just repeated over and over. Could have done without that. Love the chapter on mommy wars.