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Kimberly

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  • A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Levy
    • Narrated By Tom Zingarelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    By his mid-40s, Andrew Levy's migraines were occasional reminders of a persistent illness that he'd wrestled with half his life, though he had not fully contemplated their physical and psychological influence on the individual, family, and society at large. Then, in 2006, Levy was struck almost daily by a series of debilitating migraines that kept him essentially bedridden for months, imprisoned by pain and nausea that retreated only briefly....

    Kimberly says: "Wonderful. For migraineurs and those around them."
    "Wonderful. For migraineurs and those around them."
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    I've had debilitating migraines for over 30 years and am well used to revolving my life around the care and management of The Headache. Like many other migraineuers, I have vast collections of information on management of The Headache. This book is one of the most valuable resources I have found for many reasons. The audio version is pitch-perfect to listen to even during a migraine - perhaps not the most severe one, when even a whisper sounds like a shout, but one when some sound can be tolerated, and may soothe. The narrator's voice is perfect, and for me, hearing about The Headache, even on repeated listenings, was soothing.
    This book is a sort of history of migraine. The author's personal migraine history is woven throughout other historical references to migraine.
    I thought I had learned every way to manage my headaches, but I learned much from this little book.
    It is not just a book of daily lifestyle headache management, but also a bit of philosophical outlook for the migraineur and those in their lives.
    I found the audio version so helpful, I also ordered the print version and passed it along to my mother, who does not suffer migraine, so that she might understand why I "flee from the light".
    If you have migraines, or know someone who does and you want to know more about what a migraine is (it is NOT a "really bad headache"), buy this book. The narration is great, and the book is very well-written and just the right length. You will not regret the purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Death of a President: November 20 - November 25, 1963

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy's death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination.

    Jeff says: "IMPORTANT HISTORIC BOOK"
    "Great book. Off-putting "folksy" narration"
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    I'm very glad Audible has provided this book in an unabridged audio version. It's a fantastic book. An engrossing, well written, comprehensive look at JFK's death. Reading the book is painful, as Mr. Manchester's writing pulls you right into the events of November, 1963. Listening to the book is a bit painful as well, but for a vastly different reason. The accents Mr. Barrett uses in the book range from strange to annoying to just plain odd. They add up to off-putting. This is a long book. It is worth listening to, but would be so much better served by a narrator that gave the book proper respect in his tone and read it with a more respectful tone, not the folksy narration of someone weaving an old yarn by the fireside.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Poppins

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By P. L. Travers
    • Narrated By Sophie Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the four Banks children have ever seen. She whirls into their home and "spit-spot", she works her inimitable brand of magic to make even the bland seem extraordinary. An endless source of fascinating adventure, she slides up the banister, produces an array of tricks from her seemingly empty carpetbag, and ensures the Banks - lives will never be the same.

    John says: "Brilliant!"
    "Practically Perfect in every way"
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    What made the experience of listening to Mary Poppins the most enjoyable?

    Great narration of a great book. This book was one of my favorites when I was a child. The narrator's performance makes this one of my favorite audiobooks as an adult. Sophie Thompson's accent, voice, and reading is as engaging as the story. Extremely enjoyable and a great use of a credit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Is It Just Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Miranda Hart
    • Narrated By Miranda Hart
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (229)

    Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

    Lily says: "Cackle Worthy"
    "What I call audiobook is such fun!"
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    Would you listen to Is It Just Me? again? Why?

    If you are looking for a hilarious book read by book's equally hilarious author, this is for you. Those who enjoy Miranda Hart's work will adore this. As others have said, it is such fun! Very funny life stories and observations delivered in true Miranda style.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Miranda Hart's narration


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to choose. The book moves from strength to strength. Perfect. Hilarious throughout.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Poirot is consulted by Lady Willard, the widow of the famous Egyptologist, Sir John Willard. He was the archaeologist on the excavation of the tomb of the Pharaoh Men-her-Ra together with the American financier Mr. Bleibner. Both men died within a fortnight of each other, Sir John of heart failure and Mr. Bleibner of blood poisoning. A few days later Mr Bleibnerᅵᅵs nephew, Rupert, shot himself and the press has been full of stories of an Egyptian curse.

    Odelia says: "David Suchet is the quintessential Poirot"
    "Buy it!"
    Overall

    Absolutely one of my best purchases on Audible. The account of Poirot's discomforts in traveling in Egypt as read by the incomparable David Suchet was hilarious. I've listened to this one countless times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Hercule Poirot's relaxing holiday on the Cornish coast takes an unexpected turn when he meets young and beautiful Nick Buckley. Though Nick tries to shrug off the bullet that barely misses her as an accident, just one more event in her recent chain of bad luck, Poirot is convinced she needs his protection. After a fatal attack, apparently aimed at Nick but gone awry, Poirot spirits her away to a nursing home for her protection.

    Marie-Elizabeth Finamore says: "match made in heaven!"
    "Enjoyable story; great narration"
    Overall

    Great narration by Hugh Fraser, however not one of my favorite Christie books so far. Not one I've repeatedly played as with some of the other Christie books. Just didn't personally find the "Peril" referred to in the title compelling enough to listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. McGinty's Dead: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    When a kindly widow is bludgeoned to death, the police arrest her lodger. The evidence seems ironclad. Is he guilty? Or is he being framed? Either way, the condemned man's time is running out, and only Hercule Poirot can help him.

    Kimberly says: "Highly recommend for Poirot fans"
    "Highly recommend for Poirot fans"
    Overall

    Highly recommend purchasing this recording. Hugh Fraser's narration is perfect, as usual. I'm a big fan of the Poirot stories and very much enjoyed this story. If you like hearing about Poirot's highly ordered daily life and his accounts of being made very uncomfortable in a shabby country guest house, you'll love this story. The mystery was quite good as well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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