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  • Crash and Burn

  • By: Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall-and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him-from his cohosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends. Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy's bachelor party in Amsterdam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life of an addict

  • By Jay on 01-31-14

If I didn't have a thing called work....

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

Reviewed: 07-19-19

I would've listened in one sitting. As a longtime female fan and listener to Howard Stern, and a recovering addict of 11 yrs, I found the book captivating. I just got clean when Artie was on the air on the opposite side of recovery and I wanted to jump through the radio and grab him, put him under my wing. It was awesome to finally hear the "other" side and behind the scenes story of what was going on back then. it was like he vanished after listening to the show and Artie for many years he just.....poof! Disappeared. And No one was mentioning what was going on, as if we didn't know. But to listen every am and have Heard not even address it for a long time was mind boggling. I love Artie, no matter what. And the book is a DEFINITE must listen for any fan! I'm routing for you Artie!!!

  • What She Doesn't Know

  • A Psychological Thriller
  • By: Andrew E. Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 502

Sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you. In Riley Harper’s case, it’s what she says she can’t remember. Nearly a decade ago, Riley was the suspect in a murder investigation that destroyed her life and drove her into a psychiatric facility. Locked away for years, she was always guilty in the eyes of an unforgiving public. Now, after being released, all she wants is a fresh start, but the effort stalls when she becomes fixated on her new neighbor’s extravagant life. She can’t stop watching Samantha Light. And it’s curiously satisfying.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a psychological thriller...but

  • By Jenn on 04-10-18

sorry, but,,,,ygh. cant get those hours back

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

the author wants you to be engaged and interested, pretty hatd to do when it feels like I started reading and missed the 1st 10 chapters. characters were WAY undeveloped. He wants you to believe that this grieving mother meets a nut job, and becomes bf with her in 2 weeks. She is scared of own shadow, but befriends this whacko.
Every character skimmed the surface. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,330

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Hate not loving this book

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I Love Kate Morton. Truly I do, waited so long for this book. I was curious how the narration would be without Imogen Church. And Ms. Froggatt did NOT disappoint.
However. Tried 2 full attempts to get to the end and enjoy the book, Made it both times a little over 3/4 thru.

Just waaaaay too many characters and some were just unnecessary ( I think. not making it to the end, I cant say for certain). The menucha just got to be a mess. Relatives of relatives. And could not see how they were going to tie it together it just got too involved. Unfortunately. Really not sure why it was named anything to do with a clock since very little was ever mentioned about a clockmaker. they mentioned more about a certain type of gem & very little about the character's father being a clockmaker. Sorry just couldn't do it on this one very disappointed.

Others have more time to invest. However, you may want to think about making an algorithm in order to keep track of who is who.

  • A Curve in the Road

  • By: Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,723
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,316

Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very meh

  • By Auda on 11-05-18

snoooooze fest.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

elementary dialog. predictable yet I was thinking 90% of the book....who talks like this? ZERO DEPTH in character development

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  • The Perfect Couple

  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,063
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,058

It's wedding season on Nantucket. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people - an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin - with the bride-to-be discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony - everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash digs into the best man, the maid of honor, the groom's famous mystery novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, the chief discovers that every wedding is a minefield - and no couple is perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By RMS on 07-27-18

good book, couldve used a few pointers from edito

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I dont have many pet peeves but dialog or folks who answer questions but repeating the question is definitely one of them. This occured over and over again in this book. First conversation that this occurred, it got on my nerves. However, by the umpteenth time. I was shouting " OMG. come on?!!! did NO ONE proof read nor send back for editing???!!

that being said. easy listen. kept my interest.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,263

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies, comes her newest audiobook, Nine Perfect Strangers: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amid all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these 10 days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next 10 days are going to be.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Has Already Said It...

  • By Nikki Trulen on 01-16-19

Just buy it!!! Her BEST yet!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I hear often " could not stop listening..." I have had a handful of those types of audiobooks. and this is one. awesome character development. Really made me feel I knew each of them.
Nine Perfect Strangers literally made me lol as well. Thank you LM

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  • The Torment of Rachel Ames

  • By: Jeff Gunhus
  • Narrated by: Lisa Stathoplos
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Suffering from writer's block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can't shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Are Now Entering.....

  • By Bette on 05-02-17

couldn't even listen

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

was done after 3rd chapter. narrator SOOO overly dramatic. about eveything! Took away from the story and made us seem juvenile

  • Dead in the Water

  • By: Penny Farmer
  • Narrated by: Tessa Gallagher, Ian Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

This is a study of the brutal torture and murder of the author's brother and his longtime girlfriend 40 years ago. In July 1978, two bodies were found in the sea off the coast of Guatemala and proved to be the remains of Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton, respectively a medical graduate and a law graduate, aged 25 and 24, from Greater Manchester. They had been beaten, tortured, and killed, their bodies weighted down and dumped in the sea from the yacht on which they had been crewing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perseverance finally caught a monster.

  • By mike on 08-15-18

An amazing story. heartbreaking but motivating

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I've got openly weeper the way I did listening to this harrowing account of torture! my heart breaks for all 3 families.

loved how this book got straight to the " meat" of the story and did not get lost with meaningless minutiae.

only one tiny issue, the author stated a few too many times that the crime and investigation occured before the benefit of cell phones, internet, faxes,etc. I found myself saying " we get it already". bothered me only because the story was so good I wanted her to get back to it. but that's just me. Could not put this book down

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  • Charmer: A Ladies' Man and His Victims

  • By: Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

The author of Predator traces the story of George Russell, Jr., a bright, young, popular black man whose thirty-year psychological unraveling led to a shocking killing spree. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you loved SON ~ Get THIS!!

  • By Polly Poizendem on 11-18-17

had me ....until it didnt

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

found it interesting. until I wondered when the big event was going to happen. It never really did. There were situations that fluttered in here and there it just dropped out with a fizzle. Fast forwarded all the way to the last chapter from chapter 13. just got boring and too many non important details

  • The Black Widower

  • A Beautiful Doctor, Her Seemingly Perfect Husband and a Chilling Death
  • By: Michael Fleeman
  • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

She was his second wife - to die. Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site hoping to find true and lasting love. Harold Henthorn seemed like her dream come true, a handsome man who said he had “[A] heart for others”. Only weeks after meeting, they were wed. But Toni's family began noticing Harold's dark side, especially his controlling nature, which Toni didn't seem to mind. Until she met her end at the bottom of a ravine. Was he a grieving husband - or a black widower? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great audiobook. narrator is addictive

  • By Lisa Taylor on 08-17-18

great audiobook. narrator is addictive

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Even though I knew of this tragic senseless saga via dateline and 48 hours. I listened. And so glad I did.! There is only so many details to be given in a 1 hour show vs a book. I didnt think this monster could possibly be anymore horrid. I was wrong. Toni's family has done a wonderful job of honoring her by keeping the thoughts and accusations to themselves. they carried themselves with dignity and class. God Bless her young daughter

My only issue, or question is how and why the law, or justice system could allow Toni's body to be cremated when the results of the autopsy clearly stated homicide could not be ruled out. this really bothers me. Are there no laws governing cremating a body before there has been a definitive answer in the cause of death???

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