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  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed!

  • By BDC on 2018-11-21

Taylor Jenkins Reid knows how to grab your attention.

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-12

A story told in the present and the past is captivating and juicy. Old Hollywood to the now, Evelyn lived a full life and Taylor wrote it beautifully. The narrators really capture the voices of all the characters you meet through the story and the ending will have you putting off whatever chores or responsibilities you have for the last few chapters.

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  • So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

  • Written by: Retta
  • Narrated by: Retta
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she's always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hardworking Liberian parents through a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom - like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you don’t chuckle you have no sense of humour.

  • By Chrissie on 2019-04-26

If you don’t chuckle you have no sense of humour.

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-26

If you’ve enjoyed Retta on any of her shows or like me adored her in interviews with fellow comedic late night hosts you’ll enjoy this book. Retta is an A+ story teller and it truly shines in this audiobook. It feels like you and a bestie sitting down to swap stories. She will make you laugh! If you are uncomfortable with laughing in public I wouldn’t recommend listening to this outside of your home or car. A truly entertaining 6 hours, just go ahead and get the damn book!

  • 99 Percent Mine

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

If Darcy Barrett hadn’t met her dream man when she was eight years old, the rest of the male population wouldn’t be such a let-down. No one measures up to Tom Valeska, aka the best man on Earth, not in looks, brain, or heart. Even worse is the knowledge that her twin brother Jamie saw him first, and claimed him forever as his best friend. Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99 percent. One percent of Tom has had to be enough for Darcy, and her adoration has been sustained by his shy kindness. And if she’s honest, his tight t-shirts. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow!

  • By Christine S on 2019-04-16

A fun light listen.

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-13

3.5 overall instead of 3, but I definitely went into this with too high of expectations because of The Hating Game. While a great HEA, childhood best friend to lovers just isn’t my trope of choice. A good listen for a snowstorm but not one I’ll be returning to again.

  • This Will Only Hurt a Little

  • Written by: Busy Philipps
  • Narrated by: Busy Philipps
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Busy Philipps’ autobiographical audiobook offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her painful and painfully funny teen years to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend. Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens of all sizes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of energy, really entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-07-19

Grab a drink and get on mr nightgown

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-08

It honestly feels like Busy is telling you stories over margs and I enjoyed every second of it. She’s honest, frank and funny through the whole book. If you enjoy her show or her acting you’ll love this.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,907
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,898

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

You know you already love Trevor.

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-25

I went into this knowing I loved Trevor. He’s so compelling as the daily show host and his book has just deepened my love. His stories flow like you’re sitting around a table enjoying a meal and just comparing life. I’d be surprised if you listened to this and didn’t enjoy yourself.

  • The Princess Diarist

  • Written by: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not easy being a princess

  • By Michelle Corbett on 2018-02-11

Peak Carrie.

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-14

You already know Carrie is a great listen. She’s funny, she’s earnest and she’s vulnerable. But did you know her daughter Billie is just as good? Honestly my favourite part was listening to Billie, and that’s saying something because this whole book was fantastic. Can not recommend this highly enough.

  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • Written by: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen.

  • By Sheri Chesebrough on 2019-06-18

Be prepared to ugly laugh and cry in public.

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-16

Full disclosure. I’ve had an arc of this book for months and just hadn’t gotten around to it. But after listening to Gabrielle on a podcast I decided to use my latest credit to get the audio book. It’s hands down one of the best use of my credits so far on audible. Her intention of making you feel like you’re just pals sitting together over wine swabbing stories comes through and it’s so refreshing! I laughed, I cried, I had people look at me weirdly in public for my visible reactions to her stories. She’s honest and real about the struggles she and people of colour face in today’s society. I can not recommend this highly enough. Do yourself a favour and download this book.

  • Stripped

  • Happy Endings, Book 1
  • Written by: Zoey Castile
  • Narrated by: Carmen Vine, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

The day Robyn Flores meets Zac Fallon is one of those days. You know, when you’re already late for work. Mostly because you haven’t really slept since your best friend abandoned you for her fiancé and her exponentially better life. The kind of day you drag yourself to the cleaners to pick up your laundry, only to discover you’ve got the wrong bag - Star Spangled sequined thong, anyone? So Robyn is definitely not ready for the ridiculously gorgeous guy at her front door, except that they have each other’s clothes. But then, is any woman ever ready to meet the love of her life? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it hot in here?

  • By Chrissie on 2018-09-16

Is it hot in here?

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-16

I’m pretty sure strangers on the street were concerned about my health because my face would go red at how steamy some of scenes were. The man narrating Falcon has the perfect voice. I may need to relisten to this just to listen to him again. The story is sweet yet sexy, Zoey has knocked it out of the park and I can’t wait to see where she goes in this series. Hopefully the next book is about Aiden..
#audible1

  • The Hating Game

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story!

  • By Alisa on 2018-09-18

Heartwarming, easy listen.

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-09

This had all my favourite tropes of enemies to lovers. Katie as the narrator had distinct voices for each character which really helped bring the story to life. If you’re looking for a heartwarming, sexy story this is the one for you!

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