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  • Angels at the Table: A Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy Christmas Story

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (95)

    In this joyous and whimsical holiday novel, Debbie Macomber rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, delivering laughs, love, and a charming dose of angelic intervention. Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy know that an angel's work is never done, especially during a time as wondrous as New Year's Eve. With an apprentice angel, Will, under their wings, they descend upon Times Square in New York City eager to join in the festivities.

    Blanche says: "I love! love! love! All the Angel Books"
    "Nice Christmas Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Angels at the Table to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I thought the mischief of the the angels was pretty funny.


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

    No comment.


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

    No not really. I enjoy listening to audible in the car when I am driving


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1125)
    Performance
    (907)
    Story
    (915)

    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
    "Awful, Awful, Awful"
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    The story was dumb, the narration was terrible, so overacted. I have read books by both of these authors and enjoyed them very much. But this story was a miss, and I usually enjoy the YA genre.Not much more I can say, would not recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging, and Postponing, or, Getting Things Done by Putting Them Off

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By John Perry
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (354)

    John Perry’s insights and laugh-out-loud humor bring to mind Thurber, Wodehouse, and Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit. This charming and accessible audio educates, entertains, and illuminates a universal subject. Procrastinators will be relieved to learn that you can actually accomplish quite a lot while procrastinating. In fact, the book itself is the result of Perry avoiding grading papers, refereeing academic proposals, and reviewing dissertation drafts. It also has a practical side, offering up advice that listeners can put to use.

    LongerILiveLessIKnow says: "Great read for a time-management nerd like me."
    "So Hilarious and So True!"
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    Being a procrastinator myself, I could so totally relate to this book. I laughed out loud on several occasions. I read parts to my husband (who is also a procrastinator) and he laughed equally as hard.

    I think what made this book hit the mark was that the author wasn't trying to help you with steps to stop procrastinatation. He just made fun of himself and pointed to the many examples and rationalizations that we procrastinators have down to a fine science. God it was funny! A real bright spot!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happy This Year!: The Secret to Getting Happy Once and for All

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Will Bowen
    • Narrated By Will Bowen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (13)

    A practical, yet inspirational work that proposes it’s the inner world of our psyches that determines happiness, not outside forces. We have control over our own happiness and this powerful book offers concrete advice on how to tap into it and nourish it all year round. The author focuses explicitly on the positive ways we can establish a higher set-point in our thoughts, speech, and actions, resulting in greater sustainable levels of happiness. Regardless of what the year and your life may bring, we can become measurably and sustainably happier.

    kpearson says: "Excellent!"
    "More of the Same"
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    Another self help book that has been written 100 times before. Just could not even finish it, am glad I didn't pay full price or I would have had to return it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9346)
    Performance
    (8562)
    Story
    (8573)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Long Book but Worth the Read"
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    I would have to say that this was one of the best listens ever! The story was unique and the narrator did such a fantastic job! The story is touching and believable.
    I felt so bad for Theo, he was such a lost soul. Boris was equally damaged, but in a different way. Each managed to find their way, though I don't know how. Boris was such a character, his logic made sense in a convoluted way. I think he truly did love Theo though. So many twists and turns!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sociopath Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Stout
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (2716)
    Performance
    (1705)
    Story
    (1703)

    We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

    Taryn says: "Reinforces what you have already known"
    "Extremely Insightful!"
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    When we think of sociopaths, we think of people that kill with no conscience. Though that can be the case, sociopaths come in many forms. I loved how this book educated me on how sociopaths really think, and how to avoid them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    Overall
    (1963)
    Performance
    (1665)
    Story
    (1668)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "Loved it!"
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    This is another dystopian society young adult read. I'm not sure why they are so popular these days. Maybe because they are easy to imagine and one gets caught up in the story.
    I sure did in this one.

    It is touching, funny in some places even. But the story tells one of a world where love and hate are removed from the brain at around the age of 17. Any strong emotions that may cause chaos or deviate from a perfectly orderly society are gone. In essence, all the things that make us human.

    Good read. I would recommend it and the follow up Pandemonium. The last of the trilogy is due out next month.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries About the Brain are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By R. Douglas Fields
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine, R. Douglas Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    Despite everything that has been written about the brain, a very important part of this vital organ has been overlooked in most books - until now. The Other Brain is the story of glia, which make up approximately 85 percent of the cells in the brain. Long neglected as little more than cerebral packing material ("glia" means glue), glia are sparking a revolution in brain science.

    Douglas says: "Some bit of knowledge in the field of neurology..."
    "Astonishing"
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    I LOVED this book. I cannot believe the leaps and bounds made in neuroscience in the last 10 years. This book, in some ways, reminded me of another great listen from Audible "The Emperor of All Maladies: The Biography of Cancer." We have come so far in our understanding of the brain, but I know we are just barely scratching the surface. As in the other book I mentioned, it makes me feel hopeful in many ways, and hopeless in others. It seems like everything comes down to those signaling pathways at the cellular level doesn't it?
    I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the brain and how it works. Though this book answers many questions, it raises so many too. It makes pretty clear though why only the best and brightest study neuroscience.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3083)
    Performance
    (2788)
    Story
    (2779)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    William says: "Rough and tumble Texas boy makes USA proud"
    "American Sniper Review"
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    This was a good listen. I was kind of surprised though, at how many times it was just another day at the office. Non the less, one has to admire the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers. These guys put their lives on the line every day for the United States and I don't think people realize what a toll it takes on their lives and families. I enjoyed it very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1853)
    Performance
    (1107)
    Story
    (1085)

    In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

    Andy says: "entertaining but not as good as kitchen conf."
    "Excellent narrative."
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    Would you listen to Medium Raw again? Why?

    I would buy it again but not listen again. I never read a book twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obvious question.


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

    He wrote the book and that brings a new perspective to the story. The only perspective really.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh. He's so funny and cynical. I dont think anyone else reading this book aloud could have done as well.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a" foodie" and had never even heard of Anthony Bourdain. I just bought a second book by him because I enjoyed the first one so much. Thanks Audible for offering this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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