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  • We Don't Need Roads

  • The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy
  • By: Caseen Gaines
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over 50 others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for fans - good for others.

  • By Pete Johns on 06-25-15

My favorite film

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I learned a lot from this book. I had heard most of this before but this is well worth a credit.

  • Ep. 2: Audible Essentials: The All-Time Bests (Audicted)

  • By: The Audible Editors
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Building out your audiobook collection? Start with these favorites chosen from our list of Audible Essentials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Katherine Kellgren

  • By Wayne on 05-03-18

Perhaps a different perspective would help

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I know these reviews were the personal tastes of the editors and that is great however I would like to see different types of books added to these lists. This all time best list is pretty much the opposite type of books that I enjoy. I would advise adding an editor who enjoys fantasy, history etc.

I am sure these are great books but everyone has different tastes.

  • Cibola Burn

  • The Expanse, Book 4
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,485

An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jefferson Mays is back!

  • By Joe R. on 03-30-17

A step down

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This was not a great book but it was ok. I've purchased the next two so I hope it gets better.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,708
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,099
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,086

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

I liked this

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This was a very entertaining book. I knew nothing about the author or this story and randomly picked this from Audible.

  • How to Fight Presidents

  • Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country
  • By: Daniel O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely One of the Funniest Books on Audible.

  • By Josh on 03-24-14

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

When I finished this book I wanted to run outside and get in a fight. I listened to this while painting my house. That was not very fun but luckily I had this audiobook I had purchased many years ago.

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,142

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

Yawns

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I wanted to like this but found it boring. I'm sad. The concept was great.

  • Sharp Objects

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,212

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Nice ending

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This book really picks up near the end. The writing, quality and even story twists were great. Overall I liked Gone Girl much better.

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,383

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting masterpiece

  • By Kat - Audible on 03-02-18

ok story

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I was reading this while the news broke. That was some odd timing. I LOVED the ending of this book.

  • A Torch Against the Night

  • An Ember in the Ashes, Book 2
  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan, Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future. And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side, even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahhhmazing

  • By DeeAy on 09-25-16

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This is as good as the first book. I like the larger role given to certain characters.

  • An Ember in the Ashes

  • By: Sabaa Tahir
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474

Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous listen!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This is a great story. I am not sure why it is in the YA category. This has everything a good fantasy series needs. I purchased the book after listening to the audiobook to add to my library.