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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 217,169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202,403

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

What a book!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

One of my favorite books of all time. It just makes you feel good. A must read if you grew up in the 80s or love video games. I wanted to finish the book in one sitting.

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,356

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Omg such a good book

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

I loved this book so much I'm getting a copy for each of my kids to give them for graduation cause all of their skeletons are beautiful:)

  • Sh-t My Dad Says

  • By: Justin Halpern
  • Narrated by: Sean Schemmel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award

  • By Michael on 05-08-10

Laughed the whole way through.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Sh-t My Dad Says to be better than the print version?

I do not have the printed version, but I thought of this question a lot while listening to it. In my opinion, the audio version has to be a better experience due to the way he narrates the book. I don't think you'd get the same inflections with the printed version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sh-t My Dad Says?

Every one of the times the dad talks. I will be listening to this multiple times.

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

He brings an almost sitcom quality to the things that are said in the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Wisdom From My Dad

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,321

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Anne Hathaway = Amazing!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Where does The Wonderful Wizard of Oz rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Because of the narrating, this audiobook ranks #1 for me. She did such an amazing job. Never thought I would enjoy listening to this story this much.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Scarecrow. For one, the voice she uses for him makes me smile each time I hear it. For two, my favorite line in the story, "Yes brains are important, but you can't be happy without a heart." ****I'm paraphrasing of course.

Which character – as performed by Anne Hathaway – was your favorite?

As stated above, the Scarecrow. The field mice are such a close second though.

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

Yes very much so. I want to share this experience with my children and everyone I know. So enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

If I had one wish to make, it'd be to hear more from Anne Hathaway. The different voices she uses make the experience so great.

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  • Wild at Heart

  • Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
  • By: John Eldredge
  • Narrated by: John Eldredge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459

Every man was once a boy. And every little boy has dreams, big dreams: dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Healing & Understanding

  • By Michael on 07-05-04

This has been and is still my favorite book!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

What did you love best about Wild at Heart?

I have read this book a couple of years ago on my kindle. Since then, I have bought the book itself. Now listening to it in this form has once again confirmed how much this book has impacted my soul. So thankful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the interaction between John and his wife. The instant want to divorce in the car about the directions was a great insight to how dramatic self talk is.

Which character – as performed by John Eldredge – was your favorite?

Himself.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An Epic Adventure to Find Out Why I Feel Like I Do on the Inside and Is It Okay to Feel That Way.

Any additional comments?

I cannot say enough about this book. Each time I read or listen to it, I get more out of it. God is throughout it and speaking to me through it without a doubt in my mind.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,270

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

Wish I would have took advice to read it years ago

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

If you could sum up The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts in three words, what would they be?

Presence of God

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the blunt stories of people going through stuff that I have been through. Made it very relate-able.

What about Gary Chapman’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the way he talked plainly. Didn't feel like a typical self-help book that drones along.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts?

I have already noticed how I have tried to love others in my languages instead of the other person's. It was eye opening to realize how I want to be loved.

Any additional comments?

After reading this book, it is very clear how confused most of us are in relationships. That doing something we would not consider love could mean so much to someone else.

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 842

Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • good story, bad performance

  • By K, on 10-12-16

Had a smile on my face the whole time

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

What did you love best about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

I loved the story all the way through.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the comedy of the story. Benjamin Button was born with a great amount of wit.

What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

The narrator was great. I will look for more from him.

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

I didn't want to stop listening to it. Finished it in one sitting and then straight on to the Great Gatsby.

Any additional comments?

The only negative thing I can say about the story is that I am upset that I hadn't experienced it sooner. Now I have to buy the actual book and watch the movie.

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