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  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (791)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (477)

    Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

    Benjamin says: "redeeming light thriller"
    "Total Goofyness"
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    If you could sum up Island of the Sequined Love Nun in three words, what would they be?

    Whimsical, Fun, unabashed adventures of our unlikely hero, Tucker; his man-woman sidekick and the talking fruit bat. Pure fantasy with a surprisingly thought provoking outcome.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Bill Irwin
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (271)

    Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals - until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite Me.

    Jill says: "Entertaining story, as usual!"
    "A fluking good read!"
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    What starts out rather seriously, whale researchers in Hawaii, quickly becomes an amazing tale that really keeps you wondering what the heck is going on! I loved the characters, the reading style, the story line and the crazy ideas. When it was all over, I kind of think to myself, hmmm, what about those whales, maybe there is more to them than we know. The whaley boys are hilarious, the ship is imaginable and there's even a love story or two.
    What a wonderful, fun, goofy book!
    Christopher Moore is the best!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The School of Essential Ingredients

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Erica Bauermeister
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (61)

    Once a month on Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Over time, the paths of the students mingle and intertwine, and the essence of Lillian's cooking expands beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of their lives, with results that are often unexpected, and always delicious.

    Molly-o says: "Lovely, lovely book"
    "Is it about food? or sex?"
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    A review by Marcia Stacy
    The reader was certainly very sensual, and it brought the whole concept of food and the smells, textures, taste and preparation into sharp focus. A delicious read. I would not recommend it to men who don't cook, they would be bored. Our book club loved it and we re-created the turkey dinner, it was wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1259)
    Performance
    (960)
    Story
    (972)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "good book"
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    An exciting tale from WW2, lost in a tropical valley of head hunters.
    Because its a true story it doesn't have all the violence, sex and rock and roll that you would expect, but it would have been a pretty harrowing experience. I would love to see the movie. A nice quick story and entertaining to boot!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Sally Hogshead
    • Narrated By Sally Hogshead
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (527)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (313)

    Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior? Answer: fascination, the most powerful way to influence decision-making. It's more persuasive than marketing, advertising, or any other form of communication. And it all starts with seven universal triggers: lust, mystique, alarm, prestige, power, vice, and trust.

    Lanie Evans says: "Hog your Head with Fascinate!"
    "Fascinating! Who would have guessed?"
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    I loved this book, it was very informative and, well, fascinating! I listened to it several times because I listen while I work and sometimes will miss things. It was great to hear again and again.
    I am interested in how things work and how different people see the world. It is another one of those quantum conundrums, how we see ourselves and the world around us, makes so much difference to what we see and experience.

    I think Ms. Hogshead is a lovely, funny, sweet and likeable person. She is intelligent and insightful and I enjoyed her reading so much. You can actually hear her smile!

    I recommend this book to anyone in sales or anyone who is interested in how the world of sales and advertising works. I enjoyed all of this book.

    I e-mailed her and asked for the F-test, she gave me a coupon code to get a free test.
    It helps if you know which type you are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11373)
    Performance
    (9842)
    Story
    (9814)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "How our World was Changed Forever"
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    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    His genius.
    The amazing story of how personal computing became an integral part of our lives. To think that from now on, most of the world will not remember a time before computers. This book is the history of how it all began.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steve Jobs?

    Steve's personality is memorable, he was such an unlikable person yet his genius somehow makes his arrogant behavior OK.


    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    Didn't notice it much, which is a good thing, it was all about the story.


    Any additional comments?

    An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and how personal computing began. A story about the power, intimacy, and curious nature of those people who changed our lives forever. The world will now be different than it was in t he time before these amazing people. Was it them, or was it simply time? We'll never know for sure.
    One thing is for sure, our world is different because of Apple and Steve Jobs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Painting

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Victor J. Banis
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The old painting was done on glass, and found beneath the ruins of the ancient, decaying French mansion that Emily Hastings' sister, Irene, had inherited from the estate of the Marquis de Garac. The cold and distant Monsieur Philippe Gastion informed them that the painting was a forgotten masterpiece and should be given a place of honor. Soon afterward, Irene became mysteriously ill, and other signs of imminent danger pointed directly toward Emily.

    Ron says: "Would not recommend this book"
    "Would not recommend this book"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a good story


    Would you ever listen to anything by V. J. Banis again?

    no


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Mozhan Marno?

    yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Glass Painting?

    The story line was pretty lame. I would make a movie out of this book, all about the visuals. It would be deliciously mysterious and evil. Teenagers would love it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4827)
    Performance
    (2233)
    Story
    (2242)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "Outstanding"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is interesting on many levels. The characters are believable, you empathize and connect with them quickly. The narration was perfect. The story was so believable, you wonder if it's true. Marion's life story will stay with you.
    "An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others." this quote says it all


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (303)

    Deftly blending such genres as mystery, science fiction, and classic literature, Jasper Fforde’s gleefully irreverent New York Times best-selling Thursday Next novels defy categorization. In this sixth installment, the threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war—but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events.

    Kevin says: "Not really a Thursday Next book"
    "Creative and Surreal"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If I had read all the books he alluded to in the story line, it would have made more sense. I lost track a few times because of these references where I had to stop and try to figure out the meaning. I really liked the concept, but I wasn't aware of what I was getting into, so it took a while to 'get it'.


    What was most disappointing about Jasper Fforde’s story?

    See above


    Have you listened to any of Emily Gray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. She was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from One of Our Thursdays is Missing?

    The aftermath ending didn't need to be there, I thought.


    Any additional comments?

    Brave author, which I appreciate. Perhaps it was just over my head.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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