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  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,444

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Just because you can write / doesn’t mean you should narrate.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

It is rare a writer can narrate. I have decided not to not buy anything if writer is narrator. I don’t understand their need. Ms. Walls is a tremendous writer, loved a couple books before listen to audible - very disappointed. I don’t know if it is an ego thing or what - do
not recommend doing it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rush

  • The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Adam Paul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,232

When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narrator Good Story

  • By Claudia on 02-09-13

Narrator ruined it.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-13

Story a FSOG knock off, but not near as descriptive. The narrator totally ruined the whole story.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Reflected in You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 2
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,405

Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This narration is why we buy audiobooks.

  • By Maryann on 10-14-12

Good story.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-12

I enjoyed this one much more than the first. This story developed the characters much more. The authors use of images were wonderful and the story line was believable and I couldn't stop listening.

  • My Horizontal Life

  • A Collection of One-Night Stands
  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend's irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar stool.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chelsea, You are HYSTERICAL!

  • By Kathryn on 12-10-08

Not so funny.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-12

I really enjoyed her other book Vodka Are You There - but this one was horrible. Some stories were funny, but most were not. I wouldn't recommend this one. I do think it would have been better if Chelsea narrated it.

  • Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,078

In this wickedly honest new work, Chelsea Handler casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date - including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Plain FUNNYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • By Theodore on 04-27-12

Funny.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-12

The jail sequence was the best. The way she thinks is not normal but yet quite normal if we all admitted it. I love parts about her family. It was worth the read.

  • True Love and Other Disasters

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 934
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

Best-selling author Rachel Gibson is acclaimed for her quick-witted and endearing romances. True Love and Other Disasters begins as the Seattle Chinooks hockey team owner dies, bequeathing the team to his young widow, Faith. Faith is determined to be taken seriously as the owner, and she’s not going to let anyone—especially dreamy star player Ty Savage—get in her way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Rachel Gibson, please!

  • By S on 12-23-10

Cute easy listen.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

Not a prize winner, but it passed time on a long drive. A mindless listen and somewhat amuzing.

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

Just Okay.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

It was a strange story, and not so great. Parts were downright awful, whereas parts were at times amusing. The narrator's voice for the Italian man was wonderful and made me want to keep listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Thousand Lives

  • The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
  • By: Julia Scheeres
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

In A Thousand Lives, the New York Times best-selling memoirist Julia Scheeres traces the fates of five individuals who followed Jim Jones to South America as they struggled to first build their paradise, and then survive it. Each went for different reasons - some were drawn to Jones for his progressive attitudes towards racial equality, others were dazzled by his claims to be a faith healer. But once in Guyana, Jones' drug addiction, mental decay, and sexual depredations quickly eroded the idealistic community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Experiencing a New Emotion at the End of a Book

  • By Russell on 12-15-11

Interesting and informative.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

This is a fascinating story, how people fell into his preaching. The story behind him and his obsessions and compulsions were well established and this books did a good job of figuring them into how he hid it and how his followers didn't know.

  • Bared to You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,861

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-02-12

Not FSG!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Much milder than Fifty Shades, but no excitement - boring. The story never completes itself.

  • Dream Lake

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Alex Nolan is as bitter and cynical as they come. One of three Nolan brothers who call Friday Harbor home, he’s nothing like Sam or Mark. They actually believe in love; they think the risk of pain is worth the chance of happiness. But Alex battles his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, and he lives in his own private hell. And then a ghost shows up. Only Alex can see him. Has Alex finally crossed over the threshold to insanity? Zoë Hoffman is as gentle and romantic as they come. When she meets Alex, all her instincts tell her to run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong Narrator

  • By Diana DC on 08-12-12

Awful.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

So very boring. The narrator's voice was horrible, his voice for the women was painful. The story was downright stupid.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful