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  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (46 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (217)

    Spanish Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish.

    Karen says: "Spanish could be my second language"
    "Not long enough."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This was a free trial, and I liked the way it flowed, but it was so short that I am not comfortable paying for any other units.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Pimsleur? Why or why not?

    Not sure.


    Do you think Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, it is only a tiny section to give you a taste.


    Any additional comments?

    I was impressed with the way it was presented and the ease of learning. I am still trying to decide if I want to spend money on future sections that may also be very short.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Ari Graynor
    Overall
    (4293)
    Performance
    (3117)
    Story
    (3158)

    When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing, not even a smear of blood, to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

    Teddy says: "2 Stars because it actually gets worse...."
    "Great series!"
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    What made the experience of listening to City of Bones the most enjoyable?

    This was my first book by Cassandra Clare, and I am now a fan.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a good story with a lot of detail to keep you drawn into the characters lives.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4190)
    Performance
    (2575)
    Story
    (2594)

    A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

    Barry says: "One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable."
    "Great Book!"
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    Where does Lightning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top books I've listened to so far.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot kept you thinking. Dean Koontz doesn't disappoint.


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

    He did a great job pulling you into the story.


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

    Absolutely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4992)
    Performance
    (2335)
    Story
    (2306)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Good book, but not for everyone."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe. It was a good book, but I felt it was argumentative at many points. That would be a huge turnoff for believers. There were many great points and several chapters that were well phrased and enlightening.


    What does Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I don't think another speaker would have done it justice. It brought a personal view.


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

    No, it's much too long and can only be consumed in small amounts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stop Binge Eating with Subliminal Affirmations: Control Cravings & Eating Disorder, Solfeggio Tones, Binaural Beats, Self Help Meditation Hypnosis

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Subliminal Hypnosis
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    This subliminal hypnosis program works for you on three different levels - positive affirmations will be spoken during your deepest state of open relaxation, low binaural beats that are almost imperceptible to the human ear work with your subconscious mind to anchor the positive affirmations to help you stop binge eating, and ancient Solfeggio tones encourage healing and wholeness with powerful harmonic frequencies. Along with seven different soothing sounds of nature, these three elements combined together are the triad of positive change that will propel you toward a better future.

    Cynthia says: "I enjoyed it"
    "I enjoyed it"
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    What made the experience of listening to Stop Binge Eating with Subliminal Affirmations the most enjoyable?

    It was very nice to fall asleep to the sounds. I was currently trying to diet and eat more healthy which I did. I'm not sure if this helped or if it was sheer will-power.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a short "book" with soothing sounds that will help you sleep. I listened to it over and over for a couple of weeks. It is so nice for sleepless nights. I'm not sure if it helps with the binge eating, but I rarely splurge any more. Hmmm.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Machine

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Brian Cox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Penguin Classics presents H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Brian Cox. 'Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare'.

    Cynthia says: "Great classic!"
    "Great classic!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Time Machine to be better than the print version?

    Yes, if you have not read this yet. This is a great classic science fiction novel.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10895)
    Performance
    (5749)
    Story
    (5794)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Highly Recommended for any Stephen King Fan"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was a great book with excellent narration. I am a big Stephen King fan, and I wasn't disappointed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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