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A. Peterson

Princeton, NJ United States | Member Since 2013

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  • At the Mountains of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft’s deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author’s enormous powers of imagination.

    A. Peterson says: "old-fashioned language made nearly unlistenable"
    "old-fashioned language made nearly unlistenable"
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    I've listened to other readings by William Roberts, and they are all better than this. For some reason, he practically yells this whole story like an announcer in an WWII newsreel. It amplified the slow, tedious detail of Lovecraft's writing and undermined the haunting, dramatic parts.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18775)
    Performance
    (12883)
    Story
    (12777)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "needs a trigger warning"
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    I bought this after it was recommended to me, but I guess most people aren't sensitive to sexual violence, and aren't even aware that some people would be really, really bothered by it. There is a lot of graphic sexual violence in this story, so if you're sensitive to that, avoid this book.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Neurobiology of 'We': How Relationships, the Mind, and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Siegel
    • Narrated By Daniel J. Siegel
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (97)

    If you think your brain and mind are one, think again. According to the interpersonal neurobioligy pioneer Daniel J. Siegel, the mind actually emerges out of the interaction between your brain and relationships. Now, with The Neurobiology of "We", Dr. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development - one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community.

    Eric says: "Outstanding! Pure genius..."
    "great information and perspective"
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    I've read several of Dan Siegel's books, but this is the one that focuses on interpersonal neurobiology, which I'm most interested in. I would have preferred a written book because Dan speaks with so much vocal fry that I found it difficult to listen to him for more than a few minutes at a time. He holds such ownership of the perspective that it makes sense for him to present it, but I had to listen in short chunks. Definitely worthwhile: an easy-to-understand explanation of some very complex and important information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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