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  • Younger Next Year for Women

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz, Richard Harries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (84)

    With the New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year, coauthors Crowley and Lodge showed countless men how to change their lives to achieve peak fitness and live longer, healthier, happier lives. Now they are back with an equally insightful, important, and, at times, downright hilarious version for women.

    Angie says: "Outstanding Guide for Life"
    "Just what I needed!"
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    A friend recommended the book, and I found the "women's" version almost by accident. Pushing 50 and tired of feeling "old," I know I need to make a change, and have tried several over the last couple years. I just couldn't stick with them, because most "programs" advocate activity every other day. For me, one day off became two, then three and soon, "what's the point?" I love the framework offered. It allows tremendous flexibility in WHAT I do, so long as I do it 6 days a week.

    The medical facts are presented in English, not med-speak. And the anecdotes are fun! The book is eye opening without being threatening. It is easy to take Chris' admonitions as the recommendations of a trusted friend.

    I've even enlisted my husband to grow younger with me. I've only walked and bicycled so far, but I already feel more energetic. Money well spent.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Steadfast: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1825)
    Performance
    (1694)
    Story
    (1696)

    Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

    Eric says: "Another great book in the series"
    "More Black Jack!"
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    Keep them coming. Some series start to get odd or strange as they get into more and more volumes. Jack Campbell keeps making things interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3353)
    Performance
    (2863)
    Story
    (2870)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "Great Read, but..."
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    There is definitely a need to describe in detail the process of Jane's change, along with giving detailed descriptions of her weapons,and what they do, etc. But seriously? Is there a need to re-describe in all the details, and all the weapons, and what they do, each time Jane "suits up" for battle? The second and third and fourth time, it got a bit frustrating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2465)
    Performance
    (2271)
    Story
    (2275)

    After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

    Amazon Customer says: "My new favorite narrator!"
    "Qualifies as a "throwaway" a nice diversion"
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    Not great literature. A step above a graphic novel. Great for a long drive or train/plane ride.
    Steamy sex. But not too much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5062)
    Performance
    (2680)
    Story
    (2713)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "An Historical thriller!"
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    Scott Brick never disappoints.
    The story was enthralling. More so knowing that our all really happened.
    I'll be spending some time looking for photos from the Columbian Exposition and more details from the period.add a visit to Chicago at some time in the future

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord John and the Private Matter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (1669)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1098)

    With more than 10 million copies in print worldwide, New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is a global phenomenon. Lord John and the Private Matter, starring one of the most popular Outlander characters, captures all the adventure and magic of the series while delivering a fresh tale that is utterly captivating.

    GoryDetails says: "Lively tale, well told"
    "What fun!"
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    A delightful expansion of Lord John's life beyond Jamie Fraser. I was thoroughly drawn in to the murder mystery that was part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Chaos: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (614)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (544)

    Kaylin Neya is a Hawk, part of the elite force tasked with keeping the City of Elantra safe. Her past is dark, her magic uncontrolled and her allies unpredictable. And nothing has prepared her for what is coming, when the charlatans on Elani Street suddenly grow powerful, the Oracles are thrown into an uproar and the skies rain blood.

    Ali says: "Amazing Book Cant wait for the next one"
    "The story continues"
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    I find myself wondering what sort of fix Kaylyn will get herself into this time. Each book can stand alone, yet the series weaves together a larger tale as a whole.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4969)
    Performance
    (4627)
    Story
    (4611)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "Such amazing tales!"
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    Where does Written in My Own Heart's Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 2%.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Its a tossup between Jamie, because he's so true to his heart and doing the right thing. Clair because she loves Jamie so much and gets herself in such interesting situations. and Jenny because of her sharp and quick wit and wonderful responses to adversity.


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

    I've come to recognize each character as they speak through Davina Porter. She does a believable rendition of an assortment of male voices making each identifiable and unique. She brings the emotion of the words to telling.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Susannah Charleson
    • Narrated By Susannah Charleson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (152)

    After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Susannah Charleson was so impressed by the newspaper photo of an exhausted handler and his search-and-rescue dog that she decided to train a dog of her own. A dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, Charleson got Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever, who from the start, exhibited a unique aptitude for search-and-rescue work. But the puppy’s willfulness challenged even Susannah, who had raised dogs for years.

    #24 fan says: "Fascinating"
    "Such a heartwarming book!"
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    That the author reads the story makes it so much better! I can "see" the smile on rescue dog, Puzzle's face and hear her "rooo-oooo" of success.

    Ms Charleston does a great job of describing the whole rescue team process as well as training her rescue dog. She deals shows compassion for the families of rescue victims described in the book.

    I loved her description of daily life with a houseful of dogs. Each with their own different personalities. Such delightful pandemonium!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11397)
    Performance
    (10256)
    Story
    (10347)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Cidney says: "I Guess Dan Brown Never Read “Children of Men”..."
    "OMG. PLOT TWIST!!"
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    Okay. This was a gripping book. BUT, for Pete's sake, it could have been about 1/3 shorter because of the sudden left turn the plot took just when it looked like the tale was nearing conclusion.

    I mean plot twist for no apparent reason beyond, "how can I suck my readers into a rabbit hole?" I really felt like I'd been had.

    That said, I've now added "Florence, Italy" to my life list of places I want to visit. The author's descriptions of the city and its history, really put me in the streets.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Precursor: Foreigner Sequence 2, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (202)

    National best-selling author and winner of three Hugo Awards, C.J. Cherryh returns to the universe of her acclaimed Foreigner trilogy - with an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft stranded on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. The beginning of a second trilogy, Precursor follows a single human delegate living among aliens, who are just gaining access to space.

    Professor says: "3 Years have passed!! )-: !!!!"
    "Engrossing inter-species politics."
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    I read the first sequence years ago. Glad that they're at last available on audible. The political twists are always exciting and I love reading the latest antics of Ilisidi. I think she's probably my favorite character (along with Bren of course).

    The author does such an excellent job of setting scenes and offering just enough explanation of the why's of things to inform, yet keep things moving along. The family issues pulling Bren in different directions add depth to the story. Jase's growth in his role has been interesting to "see."

    If I were to describe these books in two words, they would be "political intrigue." But there is so much more going on. The cultural heritage of the Atevi is so well developed, it feels right and believable. I find myself painting the Atevi culture with distinctly Japanese/Chinese flavor. . . Reverence for the dowager, their love of fine art and things handmade. . . not to mention the whole concept of an Assassin's Guild, to keep things from heading to civil unrest.

    I had to buy more credits to get the next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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