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Lydia

Brighton Beach, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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  • Second Nature: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (18)

    Sicily Coyne was just thirteen when her father was killed in a school fire that left her face disfigured. Twelve years later, a young surgeon, Eliza Cappadora, offers hope in the form of a revolutionary new surgery that may give Sicily back the grace and function she lost. Raised by a dynamic, tenacious aunt who taught her to lead a normal life, and engaged to a wonderful man who knew her long before the accident, Sicily rejects the offer: She knows who she is, and so do the people who love her. But a secret surfaces that shatters Sicily’s world....

    L. Calder says: "Fascinating read"
    "Very interesting, Attention Grabbing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, the book is based on modern concepts such as face transplants, which are in the news all the time. The Book, although fiction, encourage one to think about this very contentious question of face transplants. To such an extent that I have changed my living will to include donating my face as part as my organ donation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was very moving


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Release Your Anger Subliminal Affirmations: Anger Management Tips & Finding Inner Peace, Solfeggio Tones, Binaural Beats, Self Help Meditation Hypnosis

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Subliminal Hypnosis
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Be more in control of your anger and emotions. Learn how to channel your anger in a positive direction. Feel more relaxed and free from negativity. Release your anger and live a healthier life! This subliminal hypnosis program works for you on three different levels….

    Lydia says: "Not impressed"
    "Not impressed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Subliminal Hypnosis and/or the narrator?

    Not from this range of audio books


    What was most disappointing about Subliminal Hypnosis’s story?

    I have been buying other Subliminal Hypnosis series where there are suggestions within the audio. With this Audio they are expecting you to 'implant' the suggestions yourself, which I find very ineffective. The reason why I chose this self help audio book was so that the suggestions would subconsciously be absorbed and not that I have to activly repeat like a parrot the suggestions for the subconscious to absorb.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The nature sounds are relaxing when used on its own.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel Vendome

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (75)

    The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building - and transforms it into one of the world’s finest luxury hotels. Under Hugues’s tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion - the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous....

    Jan says: "Love this one"
    "A good relaxing book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Hotel Vendome?

    It is relaxing to listen to it, the narrator is very good.


    What about Fred Stella’s performance did you like?

    his pronunciations of the foreign words were flawless and characters portrayals are consistent throughout the book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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