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  • Invisible

  • The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
  • By: Stephen L. Carter
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother’s life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s - and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected 20 lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Moving Biography

  • By Jean on 10-31-18

FABULOUS!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-19

Every person in US needs to hear this hidden piece of history. Especially people of color!!!

  • Black Crow, White Snow

  • By: Michael Livingston
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,467
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,475

In a world where women hold all the power and men have barely been an afterthought, an intrepid shipmistress must put aside everything she knows if she is to save her people. Bela is at the helm of the Sandcrow, a ship sent from calm seas to the far frozen north in search of a legendary power that could turn the tide of war. Locked into ice, the Sandcrow is lost. Now, for the shipmistress and her crew, a desperate voyage becomes a chilling struggle for survival against nature, fear, and prejudice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Women vs Nature

  • By Kingsley on 05-03-19

WONDERFUL!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-19

This story is absolutely wonderful, a crew of all strong women and one man, WOW. I was the reader

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Tiger

  • A Novel
  • By: Yangsze Choo
  • Narrated by: Yangsze Choo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,535

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dance hall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very satisfying

  • By Ian Macdonald on 03-19-19

Griping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-19

among the best stories I'm come across!!, it keeps you on edge waiting for the twist

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,407

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Midlife crisis in the white house

  • By Kingsley on 11-02-18

Great story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

the story was wonderful, a story everyone should hear and adhere to because you never ever know your last day

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,393
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,977

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • glad it was free, sad I used a free credit.

  • By River on 03-02-19

GRIPPING

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Wonderful story line intertwining personal and professional struggles. The characters came to life for me. I hope there are more of the same

  • No Higher Honor

  • A Memoir of My Years in Washington
  • By: Condoleezza Rice
  • Narrated by: Condoleezza Rice
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Disarming Memoir

  • By Lynn on 03-19-12

Great, very informative

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Dr. Condaleeza Rice is wonderful at explaining the goings on of our diplomatic corp. great

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 129,906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120,153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119,590

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Disjointed and Unsatisfying

  • By Elliot S. Werk on 12-13-18

great book

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

this is a great story and you see where Trevor gets his sense of humor

0 of 1 people found this review helpful