I really liked the main character, Harley LeBeau. She has determination and courage and despite an abusive father and dysfunctional family like, she knew what she wanted and went after it. She is proof that no one has to let a difficult childhood and dysfunctional family be the excuse not to live life to the fullest.
Harley LeBeau, of course. If I could go back and relive my 20s, I would like to leave home and live for myself like Harley did.
Well, (blush) Harley's first sexual experience. It was sweet, tender and sensual and transported me back in time.
Yes, when Harley graduated high school and was leaving town, her father gave her a guitar.
No matter what the situation, Harley chose herself and her life. I think her story can be an inspiration to any woman, especially those who have suffered the same kind of abusive family situation.
It is way too long.
I would recommend it to any young person looking to get a position in banking or any highly paid corporate position but can't think of any of my friends I would recommend it to.
British, pleasant and well-paced.
I'd watch if it ever came on Netflix just to see how it was different from the book.
The book truly paints a grim picture of the experience of working in the banking industry. The horrible greed and deceit fostered by competition to climb the corporate ladder would make it hard to trust co-workers. Any young person who wants to go into banking should read (or listen) so they'd know that the prestige of the position and the financial rewards may not be worth the abuse they would face.
Listening to Going Shogun was the most fun I've had in ages. I love Ernie Lindsey's sense of humor and his ability to tell a story so vividly I feel as if I'm there. I was totally entertained by the adventures of Chris (aka Brick) and his best friend Forklift and their world dominated by a controlling government agency called The Board.
When Chris (aka Brick) realized what was really important in his life. It wasn't social status.
I liked all the characters. DJ Holte is so talented he makes them all come alive. Maybe Forklift, with his invented slang was my favorite.
Comic joy ride.
I highly recommend Going Shogun with a warning: Every audiobook you listen to afterward will seem mighty dull.
Yes I would recommend it to a friend. It's long but kept my interest all through the story.
When Grace's mother died and she found out the truth about her father.
Grace was my favorite. I loved hearing her tell the story, going from past to present. Caroline Lee is a great narrator and really did a great performance with all the characters.
No extreme reaction but I was sad that Grace died.
I love stories about the 20s and especially in the UK. This was well worth the almost 19 hours it took to listen.
Yes! Author Ernie Lindsey has crafted a story that is funny and entertaining with a main character who is unique, an intriguing mystery and an unconventional love story.
Steve's methods of solving the murder and the clues he turned up kept me guessing.
It was as if I had Steve following me around telling me his story and not minding when I laughed at him. That's an experience I would never get from the print version.
There's someone for everyone, even Steve.
Don't miss this one! I have to confess that I listened to it again right away.
I liked the simple way Valerie Alexander lays out the process of learning the language of happiness and how she shows her own evolution into happiness. I will admit that I listened all the way through the first time without doing any of the exercises. Then I listened again and did try. I didn't find that easy due to the fact that one of the reasons I listen to books is so I can multitask. So I bought the kindle version and now I'm going through the book again, slowly this time, and doing the exercises and making notes.
I liked the fact that even though I already think of myself as a happy person, I gained insight about myself and learned tools to enhance my happiness.
Valerie Alexander did a wonderful job with the narration. Her voice is pleasant to listen to and she sounds so happy.
I make more happiness lists now but sometimes I call them gratitude lists. I tell myself several times a day that I'm happy. I notice things that add to my happiness more often.
I know people who live in a world of misery, not realizing that it can be changed. I will recommend Happiness as a Second Language to any of them who will listen.
I would rank it as one of my most favorite audiobooks. A Reason to Live is a winning combination of mighty fine writing and excellent narration.
I love Marty Singer. He is a hero who agrees to help a scared young woman even when his own life is uncertain due to his battle with cancer
I laughed out loud at Marty's description of the paper gown he had to wear in the doctor's office.
I would love to take Marty Singer out to dinner to take his mind off his health problems and hear stories about his life before the diagnosis of cancer.
It's the first in the Marty Singer Mystery series and I can't wait to hear more.
Entertaining, fast-paced, predictable
Tressa, Whit Pynchon's teenage daughter. She's headstrong but smart and has a good heart.
I enjoyed the book but most of all I enjoyed the narration of Chet Williamson. This was my first experience with his work and I've added him to my list of favorite narrators. His voice is perfect for this type of novel and I am looking forward to hearing more of his work.
Even though some aspects were predictable, I enjoyed the story all the way to the satisfying ending and look forward to more in the series.
The voice of Frank Muller. His was the perfect voice for the book.
Savannah was my favorite character. It was interesting to see how she coped with her childhood.
It was like hearing poetry read to me.
I wouldn't rename it.
This is a book I will listen to again and recommend to my friends.
I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to any one who likes a good action story with a strong female heroine.
I liked Judy Cooper and seeing her develop as the Black Stiletto. It was satisfying to see her get revenge on men who had wronged her.
The Black Stiletto getting naked in her effort to combat Communism.
The revenge scene with her stepfather was very satisfying.
This story was truly enhanced by being narrated by three different readers. I don't think my experience would have been so enjoyable on the printed page. Arielle DeLisle gave Judy Cooper's voice energy and authenticity. I would like to hear more of her and I'm looking to forward to the next in the series. Chris Patton did a good job with the voice of Martin but for some reason his part wasn't edited as well as the rest. There was a couple of instances of a repeated line - sort of like a stutter. Michael Ray Davis was my favorite of all the voices. His performance of Roberto Renelli, a gangster who has been in prison for over 50 years, was flawless and totally believable. He truly sounded like a 72-year-old, broken down gangster. I'm adding him to my list of favorite narrators.
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