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Mandy Franklin

Houston, TX
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  • Listen to the Marriage

  • A Novel
  • By: John Jay Osborn
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

 

Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they’ve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of 10 months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor’s office, John Jay Osborn’s Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely real.

  • By Brian D Adams on 10-26-18

WTF?

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Weird ass book that sounds like it was written by someone in Jr. High. It was on Audible’s recommendation list and I have no idea why. Narrator was good, story was awful. Don’t waste your time.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • This Naked Mind

  • Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life
  • By: Annie Grace
  • Narrated by: Annie Grace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974

This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had a total “AH-HA” moment. 🤔

  • By DezHankins on 01-09-18

Behind The Veil

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I am always curious about the why behind things. I am constantly trying to peek behind the veil of social structures and norms and to push back against lies. This book has helped me do so with alcohol. Illuminating and empowering. I am so grateful to have found it.

  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 939

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects - the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind - and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming story with great narration

  • By June J on 09-29-17

Hokey

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

The narration and even writing were lovely but the story which started out interesting and engrossing soon took a hokey turn and was only minimally entertaining in the last several chapters, at best. Some weak connections and, in my opinion, corny use of the paranormal made the resolution fall flat.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,968
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,570

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kathy on 08-07-17

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Interesting from start to finish. Eleanor broke my heart and made me laugh out-loud. A wonderful read, very well written.