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  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,770
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,758

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • griping storyline, i wish it wasn't over..

  • By Katrina Baecker on 01-22-15

OMG THE END!?!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-15

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Alright, I was drawn into this and I finished it in just two sitting but the end!. Oh my God the END! I went from being intrigued to in love, to tears and then to utter hate as I listened to this book. It was a well thought out, amazingly performed book but my how I wish it had ended differently. I was so in love with these character. Yet no matter how much I wish things were different this was a really good book! And you know as I write this review I finally understand the title...

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,869

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Too Technical

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Great book where old meets new. the narrator is easy to listen to and the story keeps you thinking. But, I'm pretty sure if I weren't a graphic designer myself I wouldn't understand half the tech terms thrown around in this book. It was a good read but I found myself zoning out alot as the narrator went on explaining all the tools he used on the books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girls of Murder City

  • Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago
  • By: Douglas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Chicago, 1924. There was nothing surprising about men turning up dead in the Second City. Life was cheaper than a quart of illicit gin in the gangland capital of the world. But two murders that spring were special - worthy of celebration. So believed Maurine Watkins, a wanna-be playwright and a "girl reporter" for the Chicago Tribune, the city's "hanging paper".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some books should be read

  • By zoomcity on 07-31-11

Boring

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone into Chicago's political history

Any additional comments?

I couldn't make it past the past two hours. The narrator was bland and there were way too many historical notes covering up the actual story to enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It's a Long Story

  • My Life
  • By: Willie Nelson, David Ritz - contributor
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great doesn't do this justice

  • By drlamarca on 06-23-15

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

Honestly I never really listened to Willie Nelson before and I picked up this book because of the title. I've always known who he was, my dad is a fan, but never did I truly know his story.

This audio book is like sitting on the back porch with your grandfather and listening to his unbelievable but true life. It was beautifully told and the accent gave me the comfort of home.

Willie is a remarkable man whose story is well worth listening too. He has had a life time worth telling full of riches, success, and determination and yet is still humble and down to earth. I would have finished this book sooner if I didn't stop every single chapter to listen to whatever song he had mentioned.

35 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • We Were Liars

  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,867

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Cannot Tell a Lie...Hated it

  • By FanB14 on 04-28-15

Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

This story had and ending i never expected! It was beautifully written and well performed. I must say this narrator is now one of my favorites.

I listened to this book with obvious clues as to how it ended but I was wrong. The end will have you in shock. That's all I can say. I'm glad I had added this to my summer reading list! It was a nice surprise.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Calling Me Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Julie Kibler
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope they make a movie!!

  • By Christina6marie on 08-17-15

Heart breaking!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

I love this book! It's the first to make me feel so strongly and passionately about two love birds. By the time I neared the end of this book my heart was aching for a happier ending. I was wretched in tears multiple times because I knew how her story ended but didn't want to believe it.

This was a powerful read and it is a story that you will leave both loving and hating.

  • My Sunshine Away

  • By: M.O. Walsh
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heybourne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson - free spirit, track star, and belle of the block - experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Sarah on 04-06-15

Beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I got this book thinking nothing of it. Just another book to entertain myself for a week a work. Next thing I know I'm writhing at my desk as the story came to an end only on day two of listening!

It's such a wonderful story about suffering and discovering self and the world during wretched teenage years. I loved how it felt like someone was actually telling me a story. It made every event more vivid and clear.

A must read for 2015!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,162

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

I love this narrator and the book kept me entertained for days. It was a bit predictable but it kept me second guessing my thoughts. I love the writing style and hope to read more from this author!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Being There

  • By: Jerzy Kosinski
  • Narrated by: Dustin Hoffman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,516

Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman gives an understated and exemplary performance of this satiric look at the unreality of American media culture. Chance, the enigmatic gardener, becomes Chauncey Gardiner after getting hit by a limo belonging to a Wall Street tycoon. The whirlwind that follows brings Chance to his new status of political policy advisor and possible vice presidential candidate. His garden-variety political responses, inspired by television, become heralded as visionary, and he is soon a media icon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darkly Funny

  • By Ilana on 07-15-12

Unexpected treasure

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

I didn't expect much from this but it was a wonderful short story. A simple man who never left the gates I his garden steps out into a new world and a new life.

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,990

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Just...wow!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

Such a good story! So many lives changed because of one moment in time. It really makes you think about what could have been, what should have been, and what is.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful