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Angela C.

Southern CA | Member Since 2015

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  • 20 reviews
  • 40 ratings
  • 169 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2015
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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
    (97)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (89)

    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 Wal-Mart Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Fishman
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (782)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (230)

    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
    (373)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (337)

    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
    (376)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (313)

    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
    (231)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (199)

    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
    (901)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (566)

    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
    (89)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    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
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3225)
    Performance
    (2357)
    Story
    (2366)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Jeff says: "Great for the stories."
    "Interesting"
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    Really enjoyed the knowledge this book had inside. Some of the information was a bit tedious, but it was an eye opener.

    I lost respect for Google. in some ways as a result of this book, but the fact remains, Google has created the greatest company imaginable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Paul Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (848)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (523)

    Tender Branson, the last surviving member of the so-called Creedish Death Cult, is dictating his life story into the flight recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, he will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid-and-collagen-packed media messiah.

    R. Flaherty says: "Whew...It's Over."
    "I am left with my heart pounding and wanting more"
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    First, this book is not for everyone. It is dark. No, it is beyond dark. It is what would happen if you channeled Jack London, Stephen King and Patricia Cronwell into one author.

    That warning aside, and if you ignore it and purchase this Audible, you will be forever lost from the moment you hit play. Do not blame me, you were warned.

    It is the kind of book that grabs you by the collar from the very first chapter. I was held in a strangle hold listening to Paul Garcia read in a dry tone as one by one people die. I had no problem imagining that he was the character, that voice dry and nearly emotionless, yet somehow bursting at the seams with emotion that sits just below the surface.

    It is a dark book. It is the kind of book that gives you nightmares. It is the kind of book where the plot makes no sense in my ordered mind, except in the dark recesses of my soul, it resonated. I understood, I believed.

    There is little gore, no sex, just a dry voice droning in your ear, retelling a story as it played out. A man waiting for death, needing to get his story out to the masses before he is gone so he does not die as anonymous as he lived. His life is spelled out by a calendar that tells him what he needs to do each day at what time and for how long. He was born for no reason other than to serve others, like a modern day slave, yet not like a slave.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (1143)
    Story
    (1143)

    Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Sires says: "Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader"
    "The first few paragraphs almost made me walk away!"
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    I yawned at first, how boring. But then it hooked me and dragged me in. I knew by the second chapter that I was going to be content to never leave St. Mary's.

    This story is sci fi and fantasy. It's a geek and a nerd's daydream. It is time travel and it keeps you on the edge of your seat, nails dug into your palms as the sweat beads up on your face and under your arm pits. You know something is going to go wrong because it is what happens at St. Mary's.

    What you won't expect are the twists and the turns and the mayhem that lies under the surface, waiting to grab you.

    I don't give spoilers beyond that, but trust me, you will appreciate this book. It will appeal to geeks, nerds and steampunk folks equally. It will appeal to young adults as much as to the older generations who have imagination.

    Zara Ramm narrates this story in spectacular fashion. Her voice is just what I was looking for in a reader. She keeps pace with the story, her tone matches the tone of the words. You hear that she is covered in nervous sweat during the bad times and smiling her heart out during the victories. I want to hug her for making this story come to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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