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  • The Serial Killer Whisperer

  • How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers
  • By: Pete Earley
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

From New York Times best-selling author Pete Earley: the strange but true story of a man who suffers a traumatic brain injury and as a result is given the ability to converse with the world's most terrifying criminals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating true story

  • By Tracy on 02-21-12

Too much for me, but maybe not you

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

Reviewed: 05-05-13

I had to stop listening. I'm not weak of stomach, but I felt dirty listening to the depravity.

  • Audition

  • A Memoir
  • By: Barbara Walters
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 26 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

"Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: 'I want to be you.' My stock reply is always: 'Then you have to take the whole package.'" And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package", in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than 40 years of interviewing celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Incredible Listen!

  • By Shaddi on 01-22-09

I Love the Details

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

Reviewed: 05-05-13

Walters generously delivers behind-the-scenes gems. It's like having her alone for a 24-hour dinner party.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In Cold Blood

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,396

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still the Best

  • By Lisa on 01-10-06

A detailed story that smartly shocks

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

As a fan of CBS TV's 48-Hours, I love this book! Capote reveals details the human unconscious buries. His compassion for the people in this story is unbiased. No wasted space. Stunning.

  • Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

  • By: Julian Rubinstein
  • Narrated by: Eric Bogosian, Demetri Martin, Tommy Ramone, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber tells the hilarious and improbable true story of Attila Ambrus, the Robin Hood of Eastern Europe. He's the onetime pelt smugger, goaltender (possibly the worst in the history of pro hockey), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DUH

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

I almost turned this off

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

Reviewed: 09-19-11

Hearing the weird music at the beginning of this book, I thought I'd made a bad choice. But with nothing else to listen to, I kept listening. Within minutes I was captivated by the narrator and the writing. Funny, sad, exciting, inevitable. You'll feel like an expert on Budapest banks after this book. Loved it.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,509

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly memorable read

  • By Kathleen on 09-16-10

Like nails on a blackboard

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-11

I can't believe I survived this audiobook. The sing-song little boy character's voice was incredibly annoying. I stuck out the ordeal hoping something would happen. When something does, the author deals with it quickly, to move onto more excrutiatingly dull prose. Here's the summary. Not much happens, something happens, then a lot of nothing happens. The end. Ugh.

  • Living in the Solution

  • Understanding and Using the Wisdom of the Rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • By: John W., James A.
  • Narrated by: Shadoe Stevens, Dan Lauria
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Within the meeting rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, members share their stories, enjoy a sense of fellowship, and begin healing. Living in the Solution welcomes anyone interested in the recovery process into these rooms to experience the struggle and challenges of their inhabitants. This dramatic work was written by John W., an award-winning producer, writer, director, and actor, and a 15-year member of AA.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Right Between Your Eyes

  • By Michael on 05-20-07

Goofy, not helpful

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-07

This is a funny piece. AA's will amaze their friends by memorizing some of the platitudes this guy reads. Otherwise, this did not enhance my sobriety except to make me smile and wince at some of the sayings.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful