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Lydia

Katonah, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 8 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 115 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • How to Quit Without Feeling S--t: The Fast, Highly Effective Way to End Addiction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick Holford, David Miller, James Braly
    • Narrated By Patrick Holford
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This book looks at each of the most common substances that people become addicted to and offers specific advice on how to tackle that particular substance safely and effectively yourself. In-depth yet practical and accessible, How to Quit Without Feeling S**t will allow you to understand why you feel the way you do, whether you have a dependency or have already given up but still feel lousy.

    James says: "Referenced documents are not found"
    "You are better off buying the book"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No - The author makes some interesting points,but even he suggests you buy a hard copy of the book. There are just too many indexes and prescriptions and charts to make this a good audiobook.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Same Kind of Different as Me

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dan Butler, Barry Scott
    Overall
    (416)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (181)

    A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.

    Maria says: "Buy the printed book on this one..."
    "Religious propaganda masquerading as a novel"
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    Performance
    Story

    I thought I was purchasing a short novel and it started innocently enough, but it soon became clear that this is an "inspirational" novel. I wasn't too inspired. It's more insipid than inspired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In a Sunburned Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2090)
    Performance
    (668)
    Story
    (668)

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    Larry says: "Laugh out loud funny"
    "A bit mediocre"
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    Performance
    Story

    I especially enjoyed this because I recently visited Australia and some of the descriptions are perfect, but overall I found it a bit unexciting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3489)
    Performance
    (2150)
    Story
    (2177)

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Linda says: "Marvelous Book & Expressive Reader"
    "Very entertaining, nicely read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A bit like a fairy tale - with lots to think about. Not earth-shaking, but pleasant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17543)
    Performance
    (13412)
    Story
    (13355)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Dissappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I expected this to be a great book, having been chosen as audiobook of the year. Athough it was funny at times, overall I found it to be fluffy and unimportant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2188)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1359)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J says: "Suffused my being..."
    "This was not as good as I had hoped"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I didn't love the narrators.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jonathan Safran Foer? Why or why not?

    I loved "Everything is Illuminated" on audio book, so I would be willing to give this author another try.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Age of Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    Newland Archer is about to announce his engagement to the docile May Welland when he meets her cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska. Edith Wharton's elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York earned her the first Pulitzer Prize for literature ever awarded to a woman.

    Frederick R. says: "The Best of Its or Any Day"
    "Great Story"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Age of Innocence to be better than the print version?

    A wonderful classic story of old New York. The narrator was competent, but not exciting.


    Any additional comments?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (224)

    No one fictional or factual embodies the Jazz Age as completely as F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby. First published in 1925, this legendary novel continues to enthrall generations as it serves as a lens to view our not so distant past. Many of our notions about that period are taken from the pages of this book. Bathtub gin, flappers, and house parties that last all week enliven Fitzgerald's classic tale.

    Kevin says: "Excellent work and even better reader"
    "Wonderful reading of a wonderful story"
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    What did you love best about The Great Gatsby?

    A very entertaining story. The narrator really brings it to life. I was sad when it was over.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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