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  • Bad Little Girl

  • By: Frances Vick
  • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she's a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna's hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet, and school teacher Claire Penny can't help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest. As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna's bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FINALLY, GILLIAN FLYNN & GIRL ON THE TRAIN have

  • By Abby on 04-22-17

Didn't love it.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I can see what this author was trying to convey clearly but was not succeeding in the telling. This story was too transparent for my liking and the main character was made to look so gullible and stupid that I had to force myself to keep reading. I don't want to be rude but it was painfully obvious what the child was doing right from the very beginning. I wanted to scream by the time I got to the cabin at the seaside. Nice try though.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Birds, Beasts and Relatives

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 215

The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu, continuing the story begun in My Family and Other Animals. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host to a constant stream of quirky guests. But for Gerald, the main attraction is the wildlife of Corfu.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The antidote to stress

  • By Rebecca on 09-07-14

Good!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

While I did not laugh as much at the characters in this second book I did enjoy listening. It is hard to believe this is "kid lit" because I think adults find the stories quite funny and I think it is at times right over a kid's head. Wonderful writer, wonderful story. Thanks

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,247

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Great and funny?

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

There were times when I laughed so hard I had to run to the bathroom. There were also times when I really felt tremendous sadness because of some things Kevin revealed about his struggle

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  • A Reluctant Series Novel, Book 2
  • By: Marla Josephs
  • Narrated by: D.C. Cole
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Shelton Morrison has a strict and fast rule about not getting involved with his tenants. He doesn't do it. It's bad for business. But, his latest tenant is definitely testing his resolve. She isn't just living in one of his various rental properties, she's living in his upstairs apartment just a stairway away. Savina Savagar is tired of her overbearing, male dominated family. She's moved out and right into the upstairs apartment of her irresistible new landlord. Only, he seems determined to resist her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By Zoe on 04-28-17

Nice!!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

I thought the characters were developed very well and also introduced very smoothly. I enjoyed the play and tension between Savina and Shelton. Very well done. The overall story kept me entertained and I appreciated that one. I like these characters and the way they sort of show up in each other's stories. Another great story by Marla Josephs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly delightful book!

  • By T.K. on 06-21-08

Very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

This book made me laugh so hard at times I had to stop it until I could compose myself. It has been a while since I have enjoyed a performance and story as much
Can't wait to read the next one in this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Case for Nrini

  • By: Victor Alao
  • Narrated by: Robert Ricotta
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Upon entering prison, the first words on Nrini's lips are, "I would like to see Ruben Xavito." In fact, they are her first words over the course of a trial that ended with her life sentence. Suddenly, Ruben, hungry for the untold story behind Nrini's crime, finds himself in Sawari Maximum Prison. He assumes he will find the familiar tale of her crime whose terrible nature had the town rejoicing once the life sentence verdict was read. But what Ruben finds, as he listens to Nrini, is something much more terrifying than Nrini's crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By J and M on 05-16-17

Wow! Impossible!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

This author wrote a full complete story in an impossibility short time! I was amazed! The story had meat and it kept me riveted from start to finish. While this really isn't my genre, I was impressed with the tale and the telling of it. I will look for more from Victor Alao. Good job narrating from Robert Ricotta.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Holding the President Hostage

  • By: Warren Adler
  • Narrated by: Eric Bryan Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Aging mafia Don Salvatore Padronelli, a.k.a. the Padre, is furious when fanatical terrorists capture his beloved daughter and grandson on a trip to Egypt. Fed up with diplomatic caution that prolongs their captivity, the Padre and his loyal henchman cleverly insinuate themselves into the White House and hold the President and his wife hostage. Now the Padre calls the shots on getting the President to take steps to release his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed from beginning to end

  • By J and M on 01-20-17

I really, really liked this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

What did you love best about We Are Holding the President Hostage?

I loved the performance by Eric Bryan Moore. He made the characters come alive for me and he was easy to follow.

What was one of the most memorable moments of We Are Holding the President Hostage?

The most memorable moments were when the mafia actually got around the president and first lady and successfully carried out the kidnapping. I was on pins and needles!

Which character – as performed by Eric Bryan Moore – was your favorite?

I would say that the President and the Mafia boss were my two favorites.

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

Yes! It was so hard to put it down because I wanted to see what would happen next and how it would end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reluctant

  • By: Marla Josephs
  • Narrated by: Jaime Lamchick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Fallon has had a long and rough couple of years. She's ready now to work on putting the past behind her and focus on putting her life back together. A trip to see her best friend to hang out and create some new happy memories seems just the way to start off her new life. However, the first person she meets is Reid Snow, who threatens her peace of mind. Fallon does everything to resist his bad boy charm. The last thing she needs is someone else bringing drama into her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reluctant

  • By zoe on 11-15-16

Deep, Heart-felt Story!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Would you listen to Reluctant again? Why?

Yes I would listen to Reluctant again because the Author had you right there living this story. It was as if I could feel and see everything! She made her characters really realistic and the story held very little "fluff". A good, solid read. I couldn't put it down!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reluctant?

One of the most memorable moments of Reluctant for me was the moment Fallon realized she was in love with Reed. It was outrageously romantic.

What does Jaime Lamchick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jaime Lamchick made every character come to life for me. She was able to change her voice to match each one. She is very talented.

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

This book made me laugh and cry at times. It is such a sweet love story but at the same time it tells of heart-breaking crisis almost one after the other.

Any additional comments?

The fact that this author has actually gone through the sadness she portrayed in the story broke my heart but at the same time I was so very proud of her ability to climb out of misery and grab life with gusto and triumph! Now that is a wonderful story!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Feast of All Saints

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

In the days before the Civil War, there lived in New Orleans the gens de couleur libre - copper-skinned half-castes, liberated by their "owners," but confined by their color to a life of political non-existence and social subordination. Here is a compelling and richly textured tale of a people forever caught in the shadows between black and white.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Chopped up too much!

  • By Interested on 10-13-14

Chopped up too much!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-14

Would you try another book from Anne Rice and/or Courtney B. Vance?

Yes I would

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Feast of All Saints?

It was way too short to really tell the story!

How could the performance have been better?

I need the read the unabridged version of this story. With the way it is chopped up now it doesn't make much sense. Please get the unabridged version. Courtney B. Vance can still read it, but at least give him a chance to do justice to the story.

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

Yes indeed! I have read the book and seen the mini series. It was fantastic both times. This version is just too short to do the story justice.

Any additional comments?

I would love to listen to a full version of the reading of this book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,599

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read the F--king REVIEW!

  • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

Inappropriate for me

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

What would have made Go the F--k to Sleep better?

I had 2 babies and the words Go the F--K to sleep never, never entered my mind. My second baby woke and screamed every 2 hrs for the first year and I was pretty darned tired but I never even thought to think let alone speak those words. That is my only complaint really. It's a baby! For me, I cringed every time I heard Sam say them. I may be too sensitive where babies are concerned but I feel the author could have chosen a different expression. It was too much for me and I did not enjoy it. At the same time I could very well understand the frustration. That is real! Sorry, I just could not get past cussing at a baby even if the words were not actually said aloud.

What could Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration) have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Express the same sentiments in a different way. Letting go of the word F--K.

Which character ??? as performed by Samuel L. Jackson ??? was your favorite?

All really. Sam did a good performance. It was the writing I hated.

You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO!