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CHAGRIN FALLS, OH, United States
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  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 692

Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another disappointing sequel.

  • By Alison on 04-20-14

Worst Listen In Over a Hundred Books!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-13

What would have made Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy better?

I've been a member of Audible for many years and have over a hundred books in my library. In all of that time I have never listened to a book that was this irritating and pointless. I've given it several hours and am just plain done trying to let it live up to the first two BJ books!

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I feel sorry for the narrator. What she could have done better would have been to turn the job down!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

That I can use my guarantee and get my points back!

  • Emily and Einstein

  • A Novel of Second Chances
  • By: Linda Francis Lee
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 789

He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance... but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written, kept my attention

  • By Allison on 03-20-11

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 05-02-12

Would you listen to Emily and Einstein again? Why?

I have so many titles in my library and perhaps I should go back and begin to listen to them all again. Would this be on the top of my begin again list? Well no, it isn't "The Pillars Of The Earth", but I truly enjoyed the many layers of this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emily and Einstein?

When the dog was telling his part of the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Each time Einstein the dog had to "reevaluate" his thinking in order to "not fade away."

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

Being an extreme dog lover, it made me both laugh and cry. The idea that a man in a dog's body can better understand his human nature and fix his flaws is genius!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Lonely Girl

  • By: Edna O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Edna O'Brien
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Caithleen and Baba, first encountered in The Country Girls, are now living in Dublin, where they discuss men, drink gin, and try to look fast. Cait, in the pursuit of true love, becomes involved with the fanatically domineering Eugene Gaillard. Painful disillusion and occasional moments of bliss in her life make this a bittersweet tale, and it is told with all the perception and wit that is the hallmark of Edna O’Brien.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Sequel to The Country Girls

  • By Steve M on 11-04-16

Edna, please give me some closure!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-11

I listened to The Country Girls and enjoyed Edna's descriptions of growing up in rural Ireland because my mother grew up much the same way and it was as if my mother was telling the story. The story is told by the author and her accent is much like my mother's as well. What was frustrating with the first book is that it had no end and left the reader wanting to know what happened to the two young girls in Dublin. I was delighted to see a sequel to the first book and downloaded it immediately only to find it has ended the same way...poor Cait is once again left wondering and sad. My guess is that the publisher took one long book and divided it into three (let's hope it is just three!) books. Enough now, give us an ending!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,596

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

Entertaining Enough

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-11

Well written and read, but completely disappointed with the ending!!!!! Obviously there is going to be another book, but the author leaves the reader completely suspended in "mid-read". The non ending is really frustrating. Don't download this book until the sequel is available!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Quicksilver

  • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,271

In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be aware of what you're getting into

  • By David on 12-16-11

Not what I thought it would be.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-10

Audible recommended this title to me and it dragged so I didn't even finish the first half of the download. Love the historical aspect, but after listening to Pillars of the Earth and World Without End AND Cathedral by the Sea, this title was boring.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Every Last One

  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times best-selling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Unbearably Sad, Completely Wonderful

  • By Kimberly on 04-28-10

Well Written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-10

Loved the book and the narration was VERY GOOD! Any woman that has raised children will relate to Mary Beth. The second half of the book is pretty sad, but it makes you appreciate your kids for all of their faults as well as their perfections!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Imperfect Birds

  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Rosie Ferguson is 17 and ready to enjoy the summer before her senior year of high school. She's intelligent (she aced AP physics), athletic (a former state-ranked tennis doubles champion), and beautiful. She is, in short, everything her mother, Elizabeth, hoped she could be. But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imperfect birds not quite perfect but good.

  • By Susan on 05-01-10

Drag on, Drag On

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-10

The only reason I finished this "read" is that I had spent credits for it. The story drags on with too much detail and then ends abruptly.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,069

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

The Help a great "read"!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-09

Enjoyed every minute of this richly written book. Each character is unique and so well developed. The narration is excellent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful