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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,966
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,948

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Everyone in USA should read this

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

Reviewed: 25-12-18

Fascinating, sincere,e and really beatifully written with a top author's ability of storeytelling . A MUST, MUST, MUST read. In fact worth reading more than once.

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. You’ll need a note book.

  • By Sarah on 10-11-18

Tails - Archer looses

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

In my humble opinion ... the book is not up to Archer's standard. shades of situations I seem to have seen before. Not really bad but certainly not as good as his previous books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Step on a Crack

  • Michael Bennett, Book 1
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

The nation is mourning after the death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario. Detective Michael Bennett is pulled into the fray. He's just lost the love of his life and faces raising his children alone ¿ and rescuing 34 hostages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Enjoyed

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-13

five star writing<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

sensitive and warm words as if the author had really experienced something very similar.BRILLIANT in every way including the narrator.

  • The Athena Project

  • A Thriller
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Scott Harvath!

  • By lisa on 05-12-18

Not the authors usual quality

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

very dissapointing Scott H harfly in the story . and a crazy ending to a poorly written story

  • The Devil Knows You're Dead

  • A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 11
  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In New York City, there is little sense and no rules, and those who fly the highest often come crashing down the hardest. A deranged, derelict, crazed Vietnam vet has been arrested for gunning down successful young lawyer Glenn Holtzmann at a corner phone booth on 11th Avenue - and the suspect's brother wants unlicensed private investigator Matthew Scudder to prove the madman innocent. But Scudder's curiosity and dedication are leading him to dark, unexplored places in his own heart…and to passions and secrets that could destroy everything he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST read like all t of Lawrence Block books .

  • By I. D. Hall-white on 02-06-17

A MUST read like all t of Lawrence Block books .

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Super reades always from the master of NYC stories and people, places and atmosphere ..

  • The Burglar in the Library

  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Lawrence Block's talent for creating colorful characters, sophisticated dialog, and engaging atmosphere has earned him many awards: the title of Grand Master, three Edgar Awards, four Shamus Awards, and a Nero Wolfe Award. One of his most popular series follows the adventures of the suave bookseller and crook, Bernie Rhodenbarr. Bernie's sweetheart has dumped him. But although his heart is broken, he hasn't lost his love for fine books - or for an occasional discrete burglary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRillint writing .... mystery, humour and feeling

  • By I. D. Hall-white on 31-05-17

BRillint writing .... mystery, humour and feeling

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

Everybody should listen to and/or read awrence Block especially if you know and love NYC

  • State of Fear

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fear Mongering

  • By Samuel on 11-02-07

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

What disappointed you about State of Fear?

Interesting facts in a unrealistic badly written story.

Has State of Fear put you off other books in this genre?

I am surprised Michael Crichton put his name to the story

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of George Wilson?

Don't blame the narrator

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance with ridiculous scenes with people surviving impossibile situations

Any additional comments?

The book could have been "half the size" and probably more credible and readable

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Without Fail

  • Jack Reacher 6
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to the details ... perfection in words

  • By Mr Rupert Seymour on 28-06-13

Unguessable and thrilling

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

Would you listen to Without Fail again? Why?

The narrator is very good and takes to into the scenes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Reacher always brilliant and credible

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

As mentioned above a great voice and a moving naration

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

Scary and thrilling

Any additional comments?

I think the jack Reacher character is brilliant

  • More Fool Me

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,702

Following on from his hugely successful books, Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, comes the third chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A defense of More Fool Me

  • By Ben on 10-10-14

brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

worthreading over. and over again .....lets have some more please srephen . thank you for giving so much pleasure.

  • The Enemy

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 2
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

The mysterious assassin known only as Victor is locked in an uneasy alliance with the CIA. And he has a list: Three names, three victims. Worst of all, Victor is given just two days to take down his targets, forcing him to compromise his usual extreme care. With each name Victor crosses off his list, the game grows far more complex - and far more lethal. A conspiracy begins to unwind and suddenly this perfect assassin becomes the perfect target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great New franchise

  • By Mallibon on 21-07-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

As usual the story is so good and one can never guess how victor will manage to survive. great detail