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  • The Testament

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,620

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Late & Glowing Review

  • By Bee Keeper on 03-13-10

Loved this Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I absolutely was riveted by this story. I downloaded the book to listen to while flying international and bouncing around Europe. Unfortunately, I didn't listen to it as much as I had anticipated as I was afraid I would fall asleep from the red-eye travel and I didn't want to miss any parts of the book.

I enjoyed the underlining questions as to what would happen with the money in the end. It was fun to listen to the story unfold.

The narrator was wonderful. I really enjoyed his voice and helped me stay focused on the story.

  • And One Last Thing...

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,366

Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For me this was such a HOOT!!!

  • By d.e.matthews on 02-12-11

Made my commute a little more enjoyable...

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

Would you listen to And One Last Thing... again? Why?

I don't re-read books, so I'm not going to re-listen to a book either. I rarely re-watch movies. Once you've heard/read the book, you know what happens, there isn't a reason to re-listen to the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of And One Last Thing...?

There are some great moments in this book. Any scorned woman can relate with the main character, however I did have trouble relating because I don't understand being a woman today that will so gladly submit their lives to their husbands and be so blind. Additionally, I can't imagine my life without my children, so to be married for 7 years and childless by choice, I don't understand that.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You're welcome to my sloppy seconds...

  • How to Be a Grown-Up

  • By: Nicola Kraus, Emma McLaughlin
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Rory McGovern is entering the prime of her life when her husband loses his dream job and announces he feels like "taking a break". Rory was already spread thin and now, without warning, she is single-parenting two kids, juggling their science projects, flu season, and pajama days, while coming to terms with her disintegrating marriage. Without Blake, her only hope is to accept a full-time position working for two full-time 20-somethings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, love, love!

  • By Beth on 04-01-16

Just "ok"

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

What did you like best about How to Be a Grown-Up? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the realistic portrayal of a working single mom in today's society trying to provide it all for their children; however the character development was lacking and it was difficult to really engage with the characters.

  • 50 Acts of Kindness

  • By: Ellyn Oaksmith
  • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Being overly kind isn't in Kylie Harrow's nature. This has never been more evident than when Kylie vents her frustrations to an innocent employee - and the whole scene is posted online, tanking her career and earning her the dubious distinction of "world's worst boss". But when she flees home to the South, Kylie finds her childhood home has changed. The high school quarterback is now the hot and handsome sheriff. Her mother has turned her home into a nudist colony.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally crazy and entertaining fun

  • By J and M on 05-29-16

Predictable yet fun

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you are looking for a light hearted, fun book to listen to while sitting in a taxing commute, I highly recommend this book for a laugh to make the drive a little more endurable. I was literally laughing out loud!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Women, One Dress

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane L. Rosen
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend, who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for 17 years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands - a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life - and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect fit for fans of "Love, Actually." It's a delight!

  • By Katherine on 08-13-16

Captivating from the beginning...

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

If you could sum up Nine Women, One Dress in three words, what would they be?

Bloomingdales anyone?

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed how this story had different narrators for the different character's portion of their story. I was captivated by the different characters in the book. Rosen did an amazing job of creating characters that you really cared about and had an emotional connection with.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Big Girl

  • How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life
  • By: Kelsey Miller
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

At 29, Kelsey Miller had done it all: crash diets, healthy diets, and nutritionist-prescribed "eating plans", which are diets that you pay more money for. She'd been fighting her un-thin body since early childhood and, after a lifetime of failure, finally hit bottom. No diet could transform her body or her life. There was no shortcut to skinny salvation. She'd dug herself into this hole, and now it was time to climb out of it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky and Oddly Inspiring AutoBio

  • By Gillian on 01-28-16

Failed to Live Up to my Expectations

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

How could the performance have been better?

I was hoping for a funny and engaging book, but it wasn't. I only listened to the first chapter or 2 and quit listening to it because I just really wasn't engaged.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Much Screwed

  • By: Jenna McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

For Charlotte Crawford, the worst part about being dumped after 20 years of marriage is that her husband, Jack, doesn't want another woman; he just doesn't want her. Forty-two and clueless, Charlotte is a fish out of water in a dating pool teeming with losers. Just when she thinks she's finally put her failed marriage behind her, it comes back to bite her in the ass...hard. Without warning, Charlotte finds herself staring down the barrel of a future she wouldn't (she would totally) wish on her worst enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The mispronunciations drove me crazy!

  • By AudiobookWorm on 11-08-16

Chick Lit for the 40-something

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

If you could sum up Pretty Much Screwed in three words, what would they be?

Pass the wine!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I'd add more twists that aren't predictable - I predicted the entire outcome of this book from start to finish.

Any additional comments?

This is a great book for those that have had to endure the dreaded re-entry of the dating world. I laughed and I cried in this book!

  • Fat Girl Walking

  • Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
  • By: Brittany Gibbons
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

Fat Girl Walking is a collection of stories from my life, my thoughts about the issues that I have faced as a woman, wife, mom, daughter, daughter-in-law, and Internet personality in regards to my weight. I have tried to be as honest as I possibly could - apologies in advance to my husband and parents, but hopefully any discomfort you feel is quickly replaced by laughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One Woman's Body; One Woman's Story

  • By Meghan Matt on 06-03-15

Fun "read"

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Any additional comments?

More than a year after "reading" this book, I think back to it almost every day. Be it different stories that were told, or just the confidence that I took away from this book, I'm so glad I read it.

  • The Best of Enemies

  • By: Jen Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 306

Jacqueline Jordan knows conflict. A fearless journalist, she's spent the past decade embedded in the world's hot spots, writing about the fall of nations and the rise of despots. But if you were to inquire about who topped Jack's enemy list, she'd not hesitate to answer: Kitty Carricoe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected pleasure with engaging dialgoue

  • By Anne A. Kennedy on 09-14-15

Confused at first, but then didn't want it to end!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh out loud! At first I was a little confused by the reading of the various invoices, but as the book continued, it became crystal clear. I loved the humor, the suspense and all of the references to Top Gun! I didn't want this book to end. By far it is Jen Lancaster's best novel she's written. (I love her memoirs, but have had a hard time getting into her novels up until now!)

  • Ladies' Night

  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 988

Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Man I thought my divorce was the worst!

  • By JenniferandSteveLandeau on 06-09-13

Entertaining.. Predictable but entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-25-14

What did you love best about Ladies' Night?

I enjoyed the character development and the length of the book... not too long and not too short.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Chick Flick for Sure