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Malynn

COLUMBIA, SC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Power of the Pussy: How to Get What You Want From Men: Love, Respect, Commitment and More!

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kara King
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    Kara King's controversial book The Power of the Pussy shares 12 powerful secrets that will transform any woman into the type of strong, desirable woman that can effortlessly obtain what she wants from men - including the love, respect, and relationship she desires. This book has empowered women and dramatically changed their lives by changing the way they think about men and dating, and it can change your life too!

    Asanda says: "A book for all the ladies"
    "interesting, compelling, provocative..."
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    If you could sum up The Power of the Pussy in three words, what would they be?

    I think I did....see above!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of the Pussy?

    There were several memorable moments....I'm still trying to recover from hearing the
    "P" word a few hundred times.


    Which character – as performed by Alexandra Shawnee – was your favorite?

    n/a


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

    definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Good content, but my ears are just not accustomed to hearing the "P-word" used so casually, and so frequently. I loved what the author was saying...but I cringed every time she said it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20912)
    Performance
    (18751)
    Story
    (18818)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Kept my attention"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    SPOILER ALERT: I really wanted to see Nick "get even."


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Both did a great job...especially liked Julia's performance.


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

    Was never particularly "moved," but was amazed at how far Amy went and how smart she was.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good overall, but the ending was just, "blah." It did make me think about what the future might hold for the characters, but it was disappointing, considering all the build up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1496)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1202)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    A. Yoshida says: "Feel good therapy session"
    "Life changing content, not so great narration..."
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    What did you love best about The Gifts of Imperfection?

    This book was my introduction to Brene Brown, via OWN. (Thank you, Oprah!) I participated in the online journey based on this book, and boy did I get down and dirty with the whole issue of shame and ultimately vulnerability. This is a great book, and I love Brene and the way she tells stories and gets you really involved in the process of getting in touch with things I've never even considered before. PLEASE, Dr. Brown...please read your books for us...you have a wonderful, funny, heartwarming and touching way of speaking to us, and I retain so much more hearing from you first hand. And THANK YOU for the opportunity to be a part of your journey through OWN, for the first time.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator "read" the book accurately, as far as I could tell, but the performance was really off. I had a hard time focusing on the information, and the stories...many words were emphasized that were disturbing to the flow. Having listened to Dr. Brown speak many times, I was disappointed that the book was read by someone who obviously was not familiar with her work.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Gifts of Imperfection?

    Of all things, I really connected to the idea that we are all flawed and it's OK not to be perfect. I've heard this so many times before, but the way Dr. Brown explained it, I finally "GOT it." I'm imperfect...and I'm OK. I get the whole idea that every moment of our lives is a lesson...but I never really "got" that we don't need to revisit our past over and over again...we learn and move on...and keep making mistakes...and that's a GOOD thing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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