Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Erica

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Erica

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Erica

Member Since 2012

2
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 12 reviews
  • 24 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ken Blanchard
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    In Whale Done!, Ken Blanchard shows how positive reinforcement and redirection can help increase productivity. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing listeners to become better parents and more committed spouses and have happier personal lives.

    Bill says: "Must read for proper relationships!"
    "A very positive book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Whale Done! in three words, what would they be?

    Love is blind.The reason I used those three words is because when you first fall in love, you focus on the positive. You don't notice that your new boyfriend/girlfriend chews with his/her mouth open. You focus only on the positive. It's an excellent example used in the book to explain how positive reinforcement makes a difference in relationships.


    Any additional comments?

    This book offers very valuable advice on parenting! It's worth the time. I actually plan on listening again, just to make sure I don't forget the importance of positive reinforcement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3475)
    Performance
    (818)
    Story
    (820)

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "Great book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this story. The end wasn't the fairy tale I'd hope for, however, it was a great story. The narrator did a great job representing all of the characters. You won't regret listening to this one. It's been a while since I've been so excited about listening to a book. Every time I had a moment to listen I would!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10690)
    Performance
    (6147)
    Story
    (6039)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    FanB14 says: "Hilarious"
    "Funny!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I think dads relate to this book very well. My husband and brother really enjoyed it. It's pretty funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV

    • UNABRIDGED (98 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Thomas Nelson, Inc.
    • Narrated By Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    Overall
    (1785)
    Performance
    (1116)
    Story
    (1119)

    This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

    Nancy says: "Majestic listening"
    "Awesome narration!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV again? Why?

    Absolutely, this audio book was perfect!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the ability to follow along in a more involved manner rather than reading the text as an outsider looking in.


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

    The narratoration inspires a deeper understanding of the people in the bible.


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

    Greatest Story Ever Told!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth way more than one credit! I purchased the boxed CD set for $80, so one credit was incredible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Learn Spanish - Level 1: Introduction to Spanish, Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Innovative Language Learning
    • Narrated By John Patrick Villanueva, Fernando Olivas
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (23)

    This Audiobook will take you through the basics of Spanish with Basic Bootcamp, All About, and Pronunciation lessons. The five Basic Bootcamp lessons each center on a practical, real-life conversation. In the fifteen All About lessons, you’ll learn all about Spanish and Spain. Our native teachers and language experts will explain everything you need to know to get started in Spanish.

    Greg says: "What you pay for"
    "Not worth a credit!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I wish they would have really focused on teaching instead of providing lots of information that I can't apply during an audio book. I just wanted the basics not the background of every word.


    What was most disappointing about Innovative Language Learning’s story?

    I only listened to about 3 lessons because it wasn't effective.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Patrick Villanueva and Fernando Olivas ?

    The narrators did a good job, the lessons were lacking.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Between the Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie, Suzy Jackson, Nick Cordero
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (125)

    A story of romance, adventure, and humor, Between the Lines features high-schooler and social outsider Delilah, who discovers a charming fairy tale in the school library and can’t resist turning to it again and again. But one day she finds the book has hidden depths—and that the story’s handsome prince has somehow stepped from the page into her very own world.

    Sharon says: "Not YA, this is a children's story"
    "The ending was disappointing."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Between the Lines? What did you like least?

    I listened to half of the book hoping it would get better but it never delivered. I was disappointed with the ending.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator did a great job. Especially, changing her voide for the different characters.


    0 of 0 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
    (8641)
    Performance
    (6210)
    Story
    (6246)

    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.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "Takes me away!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about A Discovery of Witches?

    I love the writers ability to take me to a world where vampires, witches, and demons exist. It feels like a grown up version of Twilight and by "grown up" I don't mean that it's crude in any way. It's just nice to experience the story through the eyes of a grown up woman in her 30s.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Diana. She is a very mysterious character. It's fun to discover her secrets along with her.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (176)

    For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship - from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction - and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time - killing, bureaucratic check - and - balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

    Marty says: "Good Information, Hard to Listen to"
    "Trust truly changes everything!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Speed of Trust?

    It's not preachy. It's written in a manner that is easy for any listener to relate. Trust really changes everything.


    What other book might you compare The Speed of Trust to and why?

    N/A


    What about Stephen R. Covey’s performance did you like?

    I love that he has a great deal of real world experiences. I like when he shares his faults. He doesn't write the book as if he's perfect. He explained his errors and how he learned from them.


    What did you learn from The Speed of Trust that you would use in your daily life?

    It has enabled me to understand the many aspects of trust. For instance, in the past I didn't understand why some relationships lacked trust. Now among many aspects I understand that motive is a key element. Also, I understand that if I trust someone I am more likely to give their actions the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to negative conclusions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of This Book Is Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Pseudonymous Bosch
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (107)

    "If this were a normal descriptions for a normal audiobook, I would tell you that this audiobook is fantastic! Gripping! (According to their blurbs, all books are fantastic and gripping.) You'd meet the brave young heroes, Cass and Max Ernest. And you'd hear about how a mysterious box of vials, the symphony of smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and Stinky) circumstances."

    Anne says: "Where are books 2 and 4?"
    "MAKES MY 9 YEAR OLD LOVE TO READ!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    My 9 year old and I really enjoyed this book. We loved the way the narrator brings life to the story. We looked forward to our drive to and from school everyday and sometimes we'd get home and sit in the car and continue listening. We are now reading the second book. My son is looking forward to listening to book 3, since book 2 isn't available on audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24415)
    Performance
    (18523)
    Story
    (18683)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Great book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I read the first two book and I loved them. The ending has a great TWIST and she ends up with the right guy! (I won't say who he is! lol!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.