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Mary

Scottsdale, AZ, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • The Autobiography of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (179)

    Margaret George's novel brings into focus the larger-than-life King Henry VIII, monarch of prodigious appetites for wine, women, and song.

    Amy M. Walts says: "Perfection!"
    "Give us more!"
    Overall

    I concur with the other reviewers. I listen on my commute, and couldn't wait to get back to the car for the next installment.
    David Case was much more than a narrator, he acted the parts with his voice and attitude. He brought out the personality of King Henry and the other characters. Quite remarkable. I'm searching around for more books narrated by David.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Nonesuch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Eve Matheson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (328)

    Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

    Carl Smith says: "Simple pleasure"
    "Loved it -- but..."
    Overall

    I loved listened to Heyer books -- more than reading them because the use of language is so much better when HEARD, especially with the British accent. I enjoy the stories, the heroes and the heroines. I am listening to all her books on my commute, and can't wait to get back into the car!
    The Nonesuch met all my expectations. Well, almost all. It ended so suddenly, that I feel like something was left out. I felt unsatisfied. I'm tempted to get the actual book to see if it really ended this way, or if the recording just cut off.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Beck Diet Solution

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Judith S. Beck
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    This breakthrough six-week plan assures success by helping you to assess the advantages of weight loss, pick a sensible diet and exercise program, set a goal, line up support, and prepare your environment - all before starting any diet. This unique approach is key to preventing the downfalls that so often lead to failure.

    Mary says: "Wow -- it really works"
    "Wow -- it really works"
    Overall

    I was 20 pounds from ideal weight, 15 lbs to where I would "settle." I've gained weight gradually since age 50, and attributed it to menopause--after all, I exercise strenuously 5 days a week.
    I listened to this on a 4 hr plane trip and I was so inspired, that I listened on the way back 6 days later. I downloaded the PDF today, and I'm ready to start the 6 week program.
    I've lost 5 lbs in the 10 days since I first listened. I didn't realize how much I was eating. And I'm amazed at how easy it is to stop the cravings. I'm actually leaving food on the plate, even Thanksgiving Day. And, it's much easier to follow my diet program (McDougall). No more excuses and I feel great.
    This book focuses on developing habits day by day. Reading it may be a little easier because of the the way she develops each lesson. However, I usually "read" in the car while listening to my IPOD and this version is fine.
    I now feel confident that I'll achieve my ideal weight and I'll be able to fit into my skinny clothes by Spring!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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