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Bellevue, WA, USA
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  • The Greek Tycoon's Secret Child

  • By: Cathy Williams
  • Narrated by: Lenore Zann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97

Dominic, however, is a man who doesn't give up easily, and Mattie very quickly falls for his irresistible charm. She has never experienced such an intensely powerful attraction before. She also has a new dream job, but then the bombshell drops: she discovers that not only is Dominic her new boss, but she's also pregnant with his baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • liked this one

  • By Heather on 01-23-06

Take it for what it is!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-10

This is a Harlequin romance novel. It's a cheesy romance novel that is all about the relationship. If you like those kind of books, you'll like this one, it's one of the better ones. If you don't like 'em, don't buy the book or write a review that says it's "all about a normal [yawn] relationship." Yeah, it is. And if you like THOSE kind of books, you'll enjoy this one. She's a normal girl with spunk who meets a dream guy. He also happens to be loaded with cash. She gets knocked up (hence the title) and, like all good Harlequin novel's, the author delivers a happy ending. Pure cheesy romance. I love it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Be Good

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Lady Emma Wells-Finch comes to Texas on a mission: she has two weeks to ruin her reputation. The only thing that will save her from losing everything is complete and utter disgrace. World famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has been blackmailed into chauffeuring Lady Emma around. He needs to prove himself completely respectable to get back into his game. And when a gorgeous man who can't afford another scandal meets a hardheaded woman who's determined to cause one, anything can happen...even love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by SEP

  • By M. Hudson on 03-11-08

If you can Get Past the Narrator...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-09

... this is another entertaining book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. The narrator is obviously much older than the character and that is a bit off-putting. Also, the character Lady Emma isn't a bit like any of my in-laws or the hundreds of British citizens I know -- she's more of a bad stereo-type. But that doesn't take away from the super entertaining story.

  • An Open Heart

  • Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Vreeland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

When His Holiness the Dalai Lama came to New York City in 1999, he spoke simply and powerfully on the everyday Buddhist practice of compassion. An Open Heart lays out this course of meditation, from the simplest to the most challenging, describing the mental training techniques that will enable anyone of any faith to change their minds and open their hearts. Featuring an afterword by Richard Gere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I purchased _An Open Heart_,

  • By Chris on 02-22-05

Compassionate but Dry

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-05

AN OPEN HEART is based on the Dalai Lama's 1999 US lectures and is accessible and grounded. The Dalai Lama looks at how to live ethically and with compassion in an often chaotic and negative world. The Dalai Lama's insight, wisdom, and guidelines for 'centered' living and meditation make this interesting, especially as I am not a Buddhist myself. It's perfect for bedside listening as it tends to be a bit dry and the narration is rather monotone as well. However, it makes a nice way to drift off to sleep.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Interview with Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler)

  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Beth Anderson
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

Best-selling author Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) recently spoke with Beth Anderson, Audible's publisher, about A Series of Unfortunate Events. He talked about his experience narrating audiobooks, as well as his participation in the movie. You'll hear about his favorite authors and musicians and learn more about the Baudelaire orphans. Whether you are a die-hard fan or new to this fantastically grim and gripping series, this dire dialogue will make you marvelously miserable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Emily on 03-12-12

Interesting interview, but poor quality recording

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-05

This interview was interesting. I found the interviewer to be both skilled and personable, which often makes all the difference in an interview. Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) is just as interesting as you would imagine. However, it sounds as if he is phoning into this interview and the sound quality reflects this; still worth your time.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Interview with Anna Quindlen

  • By: Anna Quindlen
  • Narrated by: Anna Quindlen
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39

In this exclusive interview, best selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen shares her views on a wide range of issues, including her work as a novelist and journalist, her spirituality, and her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Write On, Quindlen!

  • By Sherry L. Lowry on 04-05-05

Very Interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-05

This interview was thoroughly interesting. I found Anna Quindlen to be both intelligent and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview, and have decided to get the book by Anna Quindlen "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" because of it. At only 16 minutes, you can't go wrong.

  • Interview with David Maraniss

  • By: David Maraniss
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

David Maraniss is the best selling author of When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi and First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton. An associate editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C. He co-wrote The Prince ot Tennessee: The Rise of Al Gore with Ellen Nakashima, a staff writer at The Washington Post.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dated, But Interesting

  • By Dionne on 09-01-05

Dated, But Interesting

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-05

This interview is a bit dated, as the participants sometimes discuss coming events that have now already passed. However, the interview gives you a good feel for the style of David Maraniss and some interesting information about Al Gore. Not bad for the price. :-)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bag of Bones Part 4

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and... Fun.

  • By Dionne on 07-29-05

Informative and... Fun.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-05

Strength: I enjoy hearing authors talk about how they write their novels. Stephen King is very informative and interesting as he discusses writing the novel Bag of Bones and audiobooks in general.

Weakness: If you haven't read (or listened) to the novel yet and plan to, there may be spoilers, listener beware! I also have to agree with another reviewer:

YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE THIS INTERVIEW. If you purchased Bag of Bones and have not yet listened to it thoroughly, this interview is at the end of that book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

Say what you will, the recording is fabulous!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-05

Stephen King goes gothic. It is also, as far as I know, the first time this author has attempted to write a romance. Of course, don't expect anything close to Harlequin. For one, it's about a million times longer. King tends to go on a bit when he doesn't need to. However, if you are a King fan you probably won't be too disappointed.

Recording: I found the best part of this book, by far, was the recording. King reads this himself, which means he knows exactly what it should sound like. He has also used music to enhance several areas of the novel.

Weakness: This isn't an edge of your seat book. It starts slow and never takes on a breakneck pace.

This is a book for people who enjoy a slow-paced ghost story that takes advantage of a remote and spooky environment.

24 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Goldie

  • A Lotus Grows in the Mud
  • By: Goldie Hawn
  • Narrated by: Goldie Hawn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Goldie Hawn's life is an ongoing tableau of stories, and she has a born knack for telling them. In this candid and insightful book, Goldie invites us to join her in a look back at the people, places, and events that have touched her. It is the spiritual journey of a heart in search of enlightenment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The first part is good. The rest no so much.

  • By G. Duque on 05-06-14

Surprisingly, its refreshing and good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-05

I'm not a big Goldie Hawn fan, but this book was surprisingly good. Ms. Hawn's honesty with herself and her readers is refreshing. I was also surprised about the spiritual aspects of the book.

Strength: Ms. Hawn has a great capacity for love and thankfulness for the people in her life. I found it heartwarming.

Weakness: Ms. Hawn does not follow chronological order, leaving me a bit confused a few times. However this may be due to the fact that this is an abridged version of her book.

Recording: Ms. Hawn narrates this book herself, giving the recording an intimate feeling.

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Recorded Books]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 819

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute literature...and a page turner at that!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-03

A Brilliant Book and a Fantastic Recording

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-05

The Book: Dickens is a master with prose. If you have a love of classic literature you will not be disappointed. If you are new to Dickens, you may find his verbose style overwhelming. He tends to use 15 words when he could use 2, but brilliant words they all are. When you find yourself getting lost in yet another long narrative, just sit back and relax, let the fabulous language wash over you.

The Recording: Brilliant! Frank Muller is fabulous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful