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Crissy

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  • 8 reviews
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  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, M.D., Cecil Murphey
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (142)

    In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. The extremely complex and delicate operation, five months in the planning and twenty-two hours in the execution, involved a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removed one half of their brain.

    Ruth says: "Absolutely inspiring!"
    "Great book"
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    Would you listen to Gifted Hands again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again so I could get more out of it, or hope to the second time around.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    He did a pretty good just


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Emerson Eggerichs
    • Narrated By Emerson Eggerichs
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (422)

    Successful couples know that harmony and happiness in marriage are not achieved by love alone. There is the other side of the Ephesians 5:33 equation - respect. Yes, a wife needs love. But a husband needs respect. Based on extensive biblical and scientific research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the secret to couples meeting each other's deepest needs: Without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love and a destructive, vicious cycle begins.

    Bogdel says: "Very Good!"
    "A must tue truly undersand"
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    What did you love best about Love & Respect?

    He lays it out there


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love & Respect?

    all of it I enjoyed


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none in particular


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

    laughed and cried


    Any additional comments?

    no I did nogt

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unthinkable: The Scott Rigsby Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Scott Rigsby, Jenna Glatzer
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable - become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world's most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon.

    Crissy says: "A story of a man who bet the odds"
    "A story of a man who bet the odds"
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    Would you listen to Unthinkable again? Why?

    YES! A motivational story about a man who came back from tragedy. Being I am going to school for prosthetics this had a special meaning to me.


    What other book might you compare Unthinkable to and why?

    can't think of any


    What does Jon Gauger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he has a good voice


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

    A man who refused to sit by and let life pass him so he stood up again


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: 10th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (317)

    Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago.

    J says: "Really meaninful stuff."
    "A book that can be read over and over"
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    What made the experience of listening to Tuesdays with Morrie the most enjoyable?

    It was nice listening to a book that I have already read. Also that Mitch Albom reads it gives it more emotion as you can hear him reliving the memories as he speaks


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Morrie of course! He had so much he was able to teach and was able to do it in a way that had a lasting impact on Mitch.


    What does Mitch Albom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotion in knowing it is his story of what happened


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Safe Haven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2151)
    Performance
    (1265)
    Story
    (1277)

    When Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community..

    Ruth Adamson says: "Not Nicholas Sparks best, but ok"
    "Another amazing Sparks novel"
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    What did you love best about Safe Haven?

    I love how he writes in a way that pulls you into the story and allows you to feel what the characters are feeling.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Alex the most. He moved on after the loss of his wife and while he kept to himself he continued moving forward and wasn't afraid to love again


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca Lowman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but she has a good voice and pauses at the right moments.


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

    The last few chapters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2258)
    Performance
    (700)
    Story
    (699)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "A must read"
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    If you could sum up The Last Lecture in three words, what would they be?

    Truly Remarkable individual


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well Randy Pausch of course. He gives so many life lessons in such a short period of time.


    Have you listened to any of Erik Singer and Randy Pausch ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I watched the Last Lecture


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

    na


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bruce Feiler
    • Narrated By Bruce Feiler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Best-selling author Bruce Feiler was a young father when he was diagnosed with cancer. He instantly worried what his daughters' lives would be like without him. Three days later, he came up with a stirring idea to reach out to six men from all the passages in his life, and ask them to be present in the passages in his daughters' lives. And he would call this group "The Council of Dads".

    Crissy says: "Memories of my dad"
    "Memories of my dad"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Council of Dads to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy listening to the author tell their story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    being reminded of the precious nature of the father-daughter relationship.


    What about Bruce Feiler’s performance did you like?

    You can feel the emotions in his voice


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

    all of it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5895)
    Performance
    (3811)
    Story
    (3825)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Enzo, I want a dog just like you"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Racing in the Rain to be better than the print version?

    The narration on this book is wonderful.


    What other book might you compare The Art of Racing in the Rain to and why?

    Can't think of any, this is an amazing book


    What does Christopher Evan Welch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really gives voice to Enzo, makes you feel it more then just reading


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

    I laughed, I cried, went from happy to sad and was stunned and amazed.


    Any additional comments?

    It is truly an amazing book, whether read or listened to it is worth the time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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