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  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Rohr
    • Narrated By Richard Rohr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (188)
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    (188)

    In the first half of life, we are naturally preoccupied with establishing ourselves; climbing, achieving, and performing. But as we grow older and encounter challenges and mistakes, we need to see ourselves in a different and more life-giving way. This message of falling down - that is in fact moving upward - is the most resisted and counterintuitive of messages in the world's religions. Falling Upward offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life's mysteries: how those who have fallen down are the only ones who understand "up".

    William says: "Life Changing Once You Are Ready"
    "Insight, self-forgiveness, and emotional growth"
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    I would advise anyone over the age of 50 to read this book. It brought together many of the threads of my life and helped me clarify and answer questions regarding my self, emotional healing, self-forgiveness, spirituality, etc. I definitely want to listen to it again. The first half of the book, although very pertinent, was often repetitious. I also wish that the author had elaborated more on our dark side during the second half. But, it was still very worth reading and I have recommended it to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter: Dixie Hemingway Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Blaize Clement
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (297)

    Dixie Hemingway is a pet sitter for some of Florida's most pampered pets. But when she happens upon a man drowned in a cat's water bowl, Dixie's sleuthing powers from her time as a deputy sheriff return full-force. And as more bodies keep turning up, she'd better find out whodunit.

    A Wicked Old Lady from Boston says: "Incredible"
    "Light and perhaps fluffy but totally enjoyable!"
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    This book flows well and kept me coming back for more. I can't wait to read the second book in the series. It is action packed, humorous at times, and an easy listen. It's not hard to like and empathize with the protagonist and to enjoy the other characters. The narrator has a pleasant voice that fits the persona of the main character. My only complaint is that whoever did the sound editing left huge silences between some chapter introductions and then jammed the introductions onto the last sentence of the previous chapter at other times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Peter D Schiff, Andrew J Schiff
    • Narrated By Peter D. Schiff, Andrew J. Schiff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (347)

    How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country's economic conversation.

    AC says: "Educational and Entertaining"
    "Everyone should read this book!"
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    Although the book was written in an overly-simplified, sometimes silly manner, it helps explain economies and our current dire situation in a manner that everyone can understand. It was never dry or boring and was entertaining as well as informative, and people who might think they could never learn about such subjects will be surprised at how easy these authors make the concepts to grasp. Although they point out the politics involved, the authors take care to not take the side of one party or the other and instead look at how the decisions of leaders have been made and their impact. European countries are experiencing economic crisis and this book really illustrates how unstable the economy and situation in general are in the US. It also explains what we can do to improve the situation, but unless people understand the economic principles and other factors presented in the book, we are likely to continue on our current course towards disaster.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Bob Spitz
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (194)

    From Pasadena to Cambridge to New York, Washington, D.C., India, Ceylon, Paris, Marseilles, Santa Barbara, and Maine, Bob Spitz re-creates an extraordinary life. He takes us beyond the image of Julia as the tall, eccentric woman with a funny voice who taught America how to cook, to establish her as a genuine rebel and beloved icon, a woman who redefined herself in middle age, helped to change the role of women in America, set the standard for how to create a public personality in the modern media world.

    S. Vann says: "Deeply mixed feelings"
    "Julia: Her life, her era, her personality"
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    This book was lengthy but never became boring. Although cooking was Julia's passion and predominated her life, she was a daughter, wife, sister, friend, and woman, and the author of this well-written book brought out each facet as well as her views and personality. He also presented Julia in the context of the world in which she lived, and I learned more about the politics and lives of women in her era. I was surprised to find that the book helped me to better understand my own mother and realize that her cooking, which I thought was awful, was due to the unavailability of foods and produce that I take for granted. A delightful read or listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Letts
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (398)
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    (396)

    November 1958, New York. Into the rarefied atmosphere of wealth and tradition at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden comes the most unlikely of horses—a drab white former plow horse named Snowman—and his rider, Harry de Leyer. They were the longest of all longshots—and their win was the stuff of legend.

    eddie says: "When will this story become a movie"
    "A must-read for horse lovers."
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    This book was a captivating and entertaining story of a truly remarkable horse and his owner/trainer and family. The author captured the essence of the horse and made him seem almost human. The horse's owner's life had been drastically changed by WWII and the German invasion in his country, and his story was also quite interesting. The author presented the world of the 1950s, including the elite, upper class "horsey set" and a snapshot of how American life was changing during that era. She also explained much about show jumping. My only complaint about her writing was that there were several annoying instances of repeating almost exact paragraphs. The first few times I thought my Kindle had malfunctioned and had somehow gone back a few chapters. The narration was good, although a few times the narrator over-emoted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Kristin Kimball
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    Single, 30-something, and working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him.

    Roberta says: "That's what organic farming is all about"
    "You'll never look at food the same...."
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    A well written, engaging book about how two young people turned a run-down farm into a profitable business, providing people with wholesome, organic food. The author gave what seemed like an honest behind-the-scenes account of the hardships--and rewards--of growing vegetables without chemicals and raising and butchering animals without causing them undue stress or pain. It made me appreciate, all the more, the difference between "factory farming" and humane, sustainable farming.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1405)
    Performance
    (1196)
    Story
    (1198)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Entertaining and quite interesting"
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    My husband and I enjoyed learning about the roles various beverages had in shaping history. We had never thought about how various drinks came into being or how they or the plants from which they were derived became sources of power for different countries and led to laws, struggles, and even wars. It gave us a new understanding of the history of the world and an appreciation for the things we drink. I'll never look at tea the same after realizing that, in bygone eras, society's elite might have been unwittingly sipping animal excrement in addition to tea leaves!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1259)
    Performance
    (1068)
    Story
    (1079)

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
    "Fascinating true story with inside info"
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    A well written, interesting story. My husband I enjoyed listening to it on a road trip, and it made for good discussion afterwards. The inside info from events we recalled reading about or seeing on the news was pretty enlightening and even scary at times. The author talked about the human emotions involved in his work, which often involved killing, yet he also demonstrated a sense of humor regarding other things. The narrator's voice sometimes seemed a bit slow but did not detract.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Horse Dancer

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
    Overall
    (323)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (237)

    Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

    Kaelin says: "Wow! Amazing story start to finish"
    "I loved this book!"
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    Where does The Horse Dancer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorites. It was very well narrated and engaging.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Horse Dancer?

    There were several "cliff hangers" that kept me quite interested. The book itself was memorable. It was different than most books in that the central character was a young, talented girl in a big city with a valuable horse, and she struggled to perform the fine art of dressage while dealing with numerous losses and hardships. Her bravery and resolve were quite memorable.


    What about Julia Franklin’s performance did you like?

    Her ability to emote in British, French, and American accents.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I experienced a sense of relief at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    The parts about Natasha (why did the author choose that name, for crying out loud?) and Connor and Mack got a bit "old" and tiresome. There were some parts of the book that seemed a bit less than plausible, but it still made for a very good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius
    • Narrated By Alan Bomar Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (181)

    Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.

    Roy says: "Neurophysiological Explanation"
    "Good book, ho-hum narration"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I have recommended the book....not the audiobook!...to many people.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Buddha's Brain?

    Learning how our thoughts can change our neural pathways.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Bomar Jones?

    Anyone who could talk in a conversational voice rather than a monotone. The pacing and lack of inflection in his voice made it difficult to maintain attention. It was hard to know when there were subheadings or breaks since everything ran together.


    Was Buddha's Brain worth the listening time?

    Hard to say. The narration was soooooo boring that I wish I had gotten the Kindle version instead.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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