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  • Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.

    Karen says: "I thought there was an agenda"
    "Not what I expected"
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    Would you try another book from American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and/or Karen White?

    No


    Has Decoding Your Dog turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will continue to purchase these types of books. This book is too much for a person that has never owned a dog and in the market for one. The discussions are not a fan of rescue dogs, and the targeted audience appears to be too much towards purebred enthusiasts and looking for a dog with expected personality types.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Her voice inflections contained too much sarcasm and was distracting. I couldn't tell if the book was supposed to be funny or informative.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I expected some information on why dogs behave the way they do. I did expect redundant information from other books, but was hoping for more. Sometimes just one more clue makes it all worth it. This book provided nothing like that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs.

    Susan Carter says: "The Cruelest Miles Makes Exciting Reading"
    "I Love this Story!"
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    If you could sum up The Cruelest Miles in three words, what would they be?

    Historically Informative, Edge of the seat Action, Compassionately Written.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Seppala and Togo first drove through Nome. They were a 20 dog team with bells on them. An Alaskan Santa Claus to the rescue was the visual I had from that scene.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. The delivery of the background information was fantastic, the setting of the stage was well done. I learned about diphtheria, eradicated in my life, but what a nasty bacteria! A truly enjoyable listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amy Stewart
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (91)

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

    Julia says: "For the Casual Nerd"
    "Fascinating!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Wicked Plants the most enjoyable?

    I liked the way she described the chemical reactions to the human body for each type of plant. It amazed me about the effects of corn!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wicked Plants?

    Who knew that Deadly Nightshade is related to the tomato? And nicotine from the tobacco leaf is a neurotoxin. This kind of information is absolutely invaluable.


    What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was very consistent as there is a specific format to each plant type. She was very engaging.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to have the hardcover and have bought several copies for friends. I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9216)
    Performance
    (6737)
    Story
    (6778)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Lots of Research done here!"
    Overall

    I am amazed at the amount of research that was done for this book. Deborah Harkness is truly the historian here - I will check out some of the reference books she listed on Amazon. The characters were likeable and mature. Some self-pitying occurred, but not for too long. The romance seemed juvenile, but what real romance isn't (at least it wasn't harlequin-type). She has a handle on the rules for being a witch and utilizing witchcraft vs. magick. The other creatures were developed enough for this story and I'm sure they will develop more in the subsequent book(s). I enjoyed the rich texture, scents and colors. The narrator did a fabulous job with the accents, voices, dialog and inflections. I gave it 4 stars because the storyline didn't move fast enough to keep me totally engrossed. I was able to not listen for a full day now and then.

    0 of 2 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
    (5511)
    Performance
    (3466)
    Story
    (3474)

    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.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "Must Love Dogs!"
    Overall

    This book has put my experience & communication with my dogs in a whole new light. The narrator did a perfect job with the flow and pace of the words. There were some difficult patches in the story, but all main characters are enjoyable. Highly recommend. Bring tissues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sam Kean
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (2064)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1289)

    Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

    Ethan M. says: "Excellent, if unfocused"
    "VERY Interesting!"
    Overall

    I am not a scientist nor have anything to do with the sciences. Yes, this book was way over my head in areas, but the stories of what each element can do and the personalities and careers of those that were involved are fantastic. I could turn around and retell the stories to my friends and make them interested.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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