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  • The Kitchen God's Wife

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Gwendoline Yeo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than 50 years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose all that has been concealed, when she decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths - her own and Winnie's, as well as the dreadful news that Winnie's daughter, Pearl, has been keeping from her mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration unintentionally funny

  • By Morticia Addams on 10-29-16

Thank you!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Finally after years of waiting, Audible brings The Kitchen God's Wife to us in an unabridged form. I listened with so much enthusiasm as I had forgotten the story completely. The only reason I have not given it 5 stars is because of the narrators sing-song treatment of Auntie Du. No person speaks in a chant-like manner and I found this narration to take away from the enjoyment of the story.

It is still one of my favorite stories. Still one of Amy Tan's best books. Worth a credit.

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,474

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Don't go here.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

What was that? Really? Clearly I am not impressed. I kept waiting for the story to be interesting, to be believable. For anything to make me want to listen. I actually listened to the entire thing, which only infuriated me more. Don't waste your credit.

  • Sometimes I Lie

  • By: Alice Feeney
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,663

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn't remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from 20 years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller audiobook asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

A terrific listen and good use of a credit.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love psychological thrillers. They keep me engaged and allow me to get "stuff" done and not be bored. I am NOT a detective novel fan. "Sometimes I Lie" is an excellent choice if you want a good story that will keep you interested and keep you guessing. You are never sure where the story is leading until the very end, and even then you are left hanging. I have to say I enjoyed it very much and am now missing my terrific listen.

  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

Loved every moment!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Brilliantly written and narrated. A lovely story told well with the right mix of intrigue and character development. I just stumbled upon Tracy Rees and am just delighted! Worth the credit!!!

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,920

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

If only all books were this good.....

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

OH! This book was such a wonderful read - heartbreaking and happy in every sentence. I learned so very much about what happened in Tennessee and it will infuriate you. But I loved the characters and the character development. Truly a gift to devour. I know I will listen to it again and feel just as sad when the story concludes. This is worth more than one credit - so invest with confidence and enjoy!

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,400
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39,340

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

I started this audio book five times.... I couldn't get into it. The sixth time was the charm. I'm glad I kept going back because it is a beautiful story. Enjoy!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,673

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Emily - Audible on 07-17-15

Fabulous narration!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

Easy lead/listen. Creepy and predictable. The narration will blow your mind.... It makes the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806

The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

You don't need to want to write to love this book.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

I was prepared to feel like I was being taught "how to write". What I got was so much more. King is charming in his memoir/how to write book. His humor and his take on loving what you do can be applied to every aspect of life. Yes. He is a gifted story teller. He tells his story well. Enjoy!

  • The Plum Tree

  • By: Ellen Marie Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

"Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bolz receives from her beloved Oma. But 17-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It's a world she's begun to glimpse through music, books - and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for.

Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story, terrible narration!

  • By Tyler on 01-30-14

Wonderful Story Ruined by the WORST Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-14

I listened to this while wincing. The narrator does an excellent job of destroying the weight of the story. It is a good story - maybe even an excellent story - but the narration is not to be born.

I enjoy Audible Books because I can accomplish other tasks while listening... this narrator is pushing me to the bookstore to READ the book. It is as bad theatrical act.

The STORY is EXCELLENT! A good read, not listen.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,157

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

Slow start but so worth it....

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

Reviewed: 04-09-14

I stayed away from The Goldfinch for a few weeks. But after a while I couldn't ignore the great ratings and reviews. Yes, a bit slow to start, but WOW it is such a beautifully crafted story. The narration is flawless... I think David Pittu will be on my MUST LISTEN list. The story itself is about a boy who is lost.... I won't give away any of the story. I will only say that once I was involved in the story I never wanted it to end. It is a masterful work of fiction and I know will stay with me. I loved every moment from Chapter 2 on....