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  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,089
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,429
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,419

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen & definitive account

  • By Michael J Canning on 06-30-18

Too Crazy not to be true

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a story everyone should read. How is it that no one could see that this company was not what it seemed. Anyone that enjoys non-fiction, this book is for you.

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

  • By: Gabrielle Zevin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,673

The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tale for Booksellers

  • By B. Leon on 04-15-14

heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

the story has, love, hate, joy, laughter, sadness and tears. A collector of books will love it, because the main character is a collector and a bookstore owner

  • Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109

He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Deucalion's path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O'Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more - and less - than human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern masterpiece

  • By AmeliaD on 06-08-18

really strange....

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

well if you think this is anything like Frankenstein you will be only half right. hated the endig, but .... I guess I will have to wait to read the next one.

  • Wanted

  • Storymakers Series, Book 2
  • By: Betsy Schow
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Rexi Hood is proud to be an outlaw. After all, she's the daughter of the infamous Robin Hood. But sidekick? Accomplice? Sorry, that wasn't in her story description. Yeah, she and Princess Dorthea of Emerald have been inseparable since they teamed up to fight the wickedest witch. But if Rexi doesn't figure out how to break the curse that binds them, forget being overshadowed by the spirited princess - Rexi's going to become a Forgotten, wiped from the pages of Story and reduced to a puddle of ink.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted

  • By Traci L. O'Connell on 12-30-17

good story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Though a confusing story at time it keeps your attention and pulls you in. Take a journey and see if you get pulled into OZ.

  • Spelled

  • Storymakers Series, Book 1
  • By: Betsy Schow
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Fairy Tale Survival Rule number 32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure, being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks - like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future. Talk about unhappily ever after.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • tiresome and convoluted, not for me

  • By Trudy Owens on 07-10-18

loved it....

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

if you love fairy tales this one will grab you... and at time make you wonder where they came up with some of the ideas.

  • The Sisters Grimm

  • The Unusual Suspects
  • By: Michael Buckley
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Daphne's lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher - she loves little people - but poor Sabrina's stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider's web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it. If only Sabrina can get over her distrust of all fairy-tale folk. But how can she trust those who just might be responsible for the disappearance of her parents?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked now!

  • By Laura on 06-06-12

love it.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I may be grown but live good stories. hope the next book is as good as the first two have been...

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,024

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

grown-up version of clue

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I was surprised by who done it. but the red herring caught my attention when the poem was read at the beginning of the book....

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,545

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery, dramatized by Audible

  • By Tracy on 11-06-17

one of a kind

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

this made you see the movie in your mind. would recommend if you liked the movie.

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  • The Quilter's Apprentice

  • Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Mixed Bag

  • By Demurr on 09-19-13

3 third te reading

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

love this authors work. she hooks you from the beginning. if you love quilting uou will love this....

  • A Murder in Milburn

  • A Culinary Cozy Mystery Box Set with Recipes
  • By: Nancy McGovern
  • Narrated by: Renee Brame
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Nora Newberry has been working to make her dreams come true and finally, after 10 years, it's time! She's moved back to her hometown of Milburn, Wyoming, and, together with her lifelong best friend, Raquel Madden, is opening the diner they've been planning since high school. Life couldn't be better...and it's time to celebrate! Sadly, the celebration doesn't last long. Just three days before the diner is set to open its doors, Raquel is found murdered.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Has potential but...

  • By bg on 09-03-17

really enjoyed.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I was afraid I would struggle to listen to the reader, but after a few minutes I was hooked. Great, entertaining.