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Dog Walker

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  • A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    Overall
    (2640)
    Performance
    (880)
    Story
    (863)

    Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

    Mr. Word Sponge says: "A Realized Being Shares In Person...a rare find."
    "A Revelation"
    Overall

    If you are on a spiritual path, or would like to be, read this book. I recommend you combine it with Oprah's online classes from earlier this year - she discusses each chapter with Tolle and it's a wonderful guide.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4814)
    Performance
    (4384)
    Story
    (4375)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "The Characters Stay With You"
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    I was a little reluctant to listen to this novel due to the hype surrounding it. I was seduced by the plot and fell in love with the characters. If you enjoy novels about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, you will enjoy this book. I still find myself wondering about the characters, how they are, as if they will stop by some day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lotus Eaters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tatjana Soli
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (120)

    It's 1975 and the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the city falls into chaos, two lovers make their way across the city to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a devastated country she has come to love. Nguyen Pran Linh, the man who loves her, must deal with his own conflicted loyalties. As they race through the streets, they play out a drama of love and betrayal that began twelve years before.

    A User says: "Best book I've read yet this year"
    "Author did not research critical aspects of story"
    Overall
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    Story

    While the story about the war reporter aspects was riveting, any author who wishes to write with any authority about the Vietnam War should research the military aspects of the war.
    This author appeared to have watched, and misunderstood, some vague documentary on TV. She has no concept of the air war, particularly the role of helicopters. This includes basic terminology - "planes" did not take off and land from LZs. This combined with annoying mispronunciations by the narrator - Chinook pronounced "Chin-ook" not "Shin-ook" for example - detracted from the story.
    If this sort of misconception doesn't annoy you, you may enjoy the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Far Time Incident

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neve Maslakovic
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Thanks to the time travel lab at St. Sunniva University, history is no longer a mystery. But when the beloved co-inventor of the university’s time machine is inexplicably smeared across time, academic exploration and the future of St. Sunniva is thrown into doubt. As assistant to the dean of science, Julia Olsen is tasked with helping Campus Security Chief Nate Kirkland quietly examine this rare mishap…then, just as quietly, make it go away.

    Alex Levine says: "Academic Mystery with a Time Travel Twist"
    "More Academic Time Travel Fun"
    Overall
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    Story

    If you enjoy the genre of Historians as Time Travelers, you will enjoy this listen. The story line stays on track and interesting and the historical references are detailed enough to be intriguing without being ridden to death.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stardance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson
    • Narrated By Spider Robinson
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    Shara Drummond was a gifted dancer and a brilliant choreographer, but she could not pursue her dream of dancing on Earth. So she went to space, creating a new art form in three dimensions. And when the aliens arrived, there was only one way to prove that the human race deserved not just to survive, but to reach the stars. The only hope was Shara, with her stardance.

    Cather says: "Just.... wow."
    "Extremely Dated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I normally enjoy Spider Robinson and was looking forward to this listen. Unfortunately, it is so mired in trite mid-20th century pop culture that the slang and cultural references used jarred me out of the story. References to 'Fibber McGee's Closet' in a sci fi novel? Really?!?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bones of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (304)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King garners widespread acclaim for her suspenseful novels rich with historical detail. Set in the vibrant Paris Jazz Age, The Bones of Paris introduces private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, an American agent who’s been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa’s trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity - and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.

    ShySusan says: "I'm not sure..."
    "Starts Slow, but Freight Trains by the End"
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    I enjoy Laurie King and was surprised by the subject. The descriptions can get Dickensian and in my opinion the beginning bogs down in a lengthy set up of characters and milieu.
    Unexpected twists and characters pop up and liven the narrative, so by the end it's quite enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Code Zero: Joe Ledger, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (914)
    Performance
    (862)
    Story
    (855)

    For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons - designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons.

    Melinda says: "Back Off! Or I'll Bite"
    "Guilty Pleasure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This series has very tight and exciting plot lines as well as fun characters. It's listenable mayhem which will distract from any boring must-do activity, like getting your cardio in. I have grabbed every book in the series and they're an easy listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1162)
    Performance
    (1030)
    Story
    (1035)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sister Mary Kelly says: "Not my favorite book."
    "Riveting with remarkable characterizations."
    Overall
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    A pleasant surprise, with a depth of characterization and great sensitivity in dealing with the material. very worthwhile listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Maureen O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

    Julie W. Capell says: "Read for its humor & glimmers of female rebellion"
    "Technical Audio Problems - Don't Purchase"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was enjoying the story until about Chapter 96, when the audio skips irretrievably. There must be better versions available.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Hymn Before Battle: Legacy of the Aldenata

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (923)
    Performance
    (599)
    Story
    (602)

    With Earth in the path of the rapacious Posleen, the Galactic Federation offers help to the backward humans - for a price. You can protect yourself from your enemies, but God save you from your allies!

    Daniel Chapman says: "Another heads up!"
    "Airborne! Great Military Sci-Fi"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you remember the joys of the 'fun run' and scatological marching cadences still make you snort with laughter, you will revel in John Ringo's books. The plots and characters are non-stop thrills, but even better for military veterans, the tactics, situations and people all ring true to what we lived with. Smell the cordite and taste the MREs again, without having to live in a tent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Perry Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Urie
    Overall
    (813)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (572)

    In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

    Robert says: "Give it a listen!"
    "Not The Average Comic Bok"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I was pleasantly surprised with this book and really enjoyed the performance and characters. A much more interesting tale that the average superhero yarn, the characters were three dimensional and 'real' despite superpowers, powers that are sometimes more pain and strife than useful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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