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Angela C.

Southern CA

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  • The Taste of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (92)

    Stephanie Laurens entices readers anew with each of her delectable Regency era novels, and this New York Times best-seller showcases Laurens at her captivating best. Charles Morwellan - eighth Earl of Meredith - knows he must marry, but he plans to do so on his own terms. So, after years of escaping the clutches of would-be wives, it is quite a shock when he is refused by the beautiful Sarah Conningham.

    Gale Ann says: "Sloooow Start"
    "Narration pauses in spurts!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This story line is good, the narration is horrifying. He pauses in places without commas which emphasizes words that were not intended to get the emphasis.

    The story felt disjointed, it was hard to listen to as a result of the narration. I have tried listening at several speeds, but the narration grated on me. The story was ruined for me and I have put his name on the list of never listen to him again!

    A good story, ruined for me by the narrator.


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

    The narrator!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Prebble’s performances?

    Never again. I couldn't finish listening to this one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No film.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13536)
    Performance
    (11520)
    Story
    (11608)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "So epic, I wept when it was finished"
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    I am sitting stunned, feeling a sense of profound loss now that the story has ended. I wept at the ending because I wasn't done listening. My heart yearned for more and I feel as if I have lost a treasured family member.

    Nick Podehl narrated in a way that took my breath away. He made voices that sounded like an entire group of narrators. I have heard some fantastic narrators, but none as good as he. He brought this story to life for me.

    The book weaves through time, taking the reader on a journey that makes your heart bleed, your blood boil and your imagination take flight. It is fantasy pure and simple, but so in depth that I can imagine these tales really happened.

    There are slow parts and annoying parts that while I listened I thought could have been left out. But now I see they were needed to make the story whole.

    This has become my number one favorite book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
    • Narrated By Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (511)
    Story
    (512)

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

    Andrew says: "Insightful study of human behavior"
    "much meaning in my own life and past relationships"
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    When listen to openly this book resolved a lot of the issues I have with my past relationship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16217)
    Performance
    (13536)
    Story
    (13662)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "best book I have heard in two years"
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    I will be updating this review, but this is one of the best books I have heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wal-Mart Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Fishman
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (809)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (253)

    Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data�including facts such as this: Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, this text is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping the American economy.

    Michael says: "Excellent, Balanced View"
    "Interesting insight"
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    I never realized before why several family members refuse to shop at Walmart. I also never realized that there really is a "Walmart effect" and it isn't simply a made up tale.

    That said, this book is slow in some places. It seems to drone on and on about a few things, but it picks back up again. If it slows, hang in there or skip to the next chapter. Be warned, you will miss valuable insight.

    I loved the narrator after I got used to his cadence, it was off putting at first, but after the first five minutes, the story grabbed me and I did not care.

    I won't give you spoilers but I will say that I am saddened for the places shut down because of Walmart. My heart breaks for the people who work there and who are forced to work there because there are not that many other options. I am sad that the economy driven world we live in would prefer to save a nickel, knowing that we leave our fellow humans in poverty.

    I am not judging, I realize that times are rough, those of us struggling to survive can purchase items more cheaply at Walmart. Just remember, those products are less because the quality is often less. Pay attention to the items that falls apart soon after purchase. Pay attention to the quality, and realize that your item purchased here is likely to be less sturdy than one purchased for a dollar more elsewhere.

    The money you save is money leaving someone else's pocket. If you can live with it after reading this book, you have weaker morals than I.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (428)

    St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it’s just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese.

    janet says: "Totally in love"
    "another great book"
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    I admit it, I am addicted to this series. This book is darker than the first two, but is a great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Amy Alkon
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (408)

    We live in a world that's very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "f*ck") are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us through this this miasma of modern manners, syndicated columnist Amy Alkon - The Advice Goddess - gives us a new set of manners for our 21st-century lives.

    G. House Sr. says: "Hilarious and a Direct Hit - Must Listen"
    "Hysterical and educational at the same time"
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    The headline sums it up. The book is great, it combines comedy with lessons in how to do things correctly.

    I wasn't sure if I would like this book, most manners books are dry and a little dull. This book was the opposite of all that.

    It is a short listen but full of worthwhile information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Murray
    • Narrated By Charles Murray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (224)

    Best-selling social historian Charles Murray has written a delightfully fussy - and entertaining - book on the hidden rules of the road in the workplace - and in life - from the standpoint of an admonishing, but encouraging, workplace grouch and taskmaster. Why the curmudgeon? The fact is that most older, more senior people in the workplace are closet curmudgeons. In today's politically correct world, they may hide their displeasure over your misuse of grammar or your overly familiar use of their first name without an express invitation. But don't be fooled by their pleasant demeanor....

    Thug4life says: "Good Book: From one curmudgeon to another"
    "Solid advice"
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    This book is full of solid advice for younger workers and older ones. I am in my 40's and still walked away with many nuggets of advice.

    The narration was well done, the writing is equally as great.

    Short book but a worthwhile book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Bloody Jack #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (952)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (610)

    Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

    William says: "Nice story, extremely well read!"
    "Yet another fantastic book!"
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    Poor Jackie, she tries so hard to be a lady but she seems to keep botching the job over and over again.

    This book takes up where we left her last, disembarking the ship and starting her stint in a school for young ladies.

    She is a wee hellion and impulsive to boot, and she finds herself caned several times as a result of her naughty behavior.

    Katherine Kellgren narrates and does a great job. She manages to make the voices sound like separate people as they should sound. It brings the story to life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guide to Licking and Sucking: How to Impress Him with the Best BlowJob

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jean-Claude Carvill
    • Narrated By Marie Hélene
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (103)

    This is a young nurse's confession. In it, she retells her morally questionable sexual encounters in a way that is refreshingly frank and highly arousing. However, there is much more to her tale than just the story of her salacious career. She wants to impart knowledge, too. Between each sexually charged chapter of her life, Maria writes openly about oral sex and what she's learned through years of practice. Everything you've ever wanted to know, and maybe some things you never even thought of, are within these pages.

    Laila says: "Mindblowing Guidebook!"
    "Very good guide"
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    This is obviously not safe for work unless you work alone.

    This book is a graphic guide to performing fellatio in a way to not only please your man but to please yourself while doing it. If you have been approaching fellatio as a "fast prelude to the rest of sex", or are a seasoned performer, it doesn't matter, this book will teach you more.

    The book is read in an eloquent and slightly sultry manner, the narrator hits the mark with this book. The topic is one that is part story, part instruction manual and she plays bother teacher and seductive story teller excellently. Marie Helene gets high marks.

    The story, as with other books by Jean-Claude Carvill is written wonderfully. I am going to be following his books from now on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Which One Are You?

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Daniel Hill
    • Narrated By Jim Curtis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Which One Are You? Short Stories! This is a book that contains 19 different short stories that relate to people of all ages. These short stories talk about a variety of different situations ranging from churches to other short stories talking about gangs and youth. Then there are other short stories ranging from teenage peer pressure to another one of short stories talking about a mother trying to battle abuse, fathers making poor choices, doctors not setting good examples, preachers focused too much on the wrong thing, athletes only focused on sports, people making success the only thing important, friendships, relationships, church members, and many more short stories. If you are looking for short stories that will change the way you look at yourself than look no further. No matter who you are one of these short stories will hit Home. Now it is time to stop reading about the short stories in the book “Which One Are You?” and decide which one of these stories could be you. Check here for more samples of the book: http://whichoneareyou.net/

    george dulin says: "Excellent read!"
    "Good lessons"
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    Good story overall. This book is not a happy upbeat book. It is stories of what can go wrong and ways to make sure it doesn't.

    The book is written as a series of short stories, each illustrating a different problem. It tells what the characters should have done instead.

    The narrators are varied, there are a few different voices and they all do a good job reading.

    I purchase the kindle versions end got the audible for less. I enjoy the immersion reading option.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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