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Blue Mesa Jan

CO USA | Member Since 2010

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  • The Sins of the Mother: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (128)

    Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present and make amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business. As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months each year planning a holiday that everyone in her family will enjoy.

    Jan says: "Loved it"
    "Snoozer & Preachy"
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    Would you ever listen to anything by Danielle Steel again?

    No. This was my first Danielle Steel book.


    What didn’t you like about Cassandra Campbell’s performance?

    Slow & uninspired


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a platform for the author to tell us the correct way to handle life's situations - affairs, working mothers, homosexuality, children out of wedlock, breast cancer - and, by the way, having tons of money makes everything o.k. I'm not saying I disagree with the author's viewpoints, I just don't appreciate spending my time being preached at in a thinly veiled attempt at fiction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Novella Carpenter
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (159)

    Novella Carpenter loves cities - the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways.

    Sarah says: "Not an instruction book but a fun read"
    "Well Written."
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    Both the author and the narrator transform what could be very dry material into an entertaining narrative. It's unfortunate that the author felt compelled to include two snarky, small-minded political references in the book. This aside, I recommend the book as food for thought & hopefully, a little backyard action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Teachings of Napoleon Hill: The Law of Success, The Lost Prosperity Secrets of Napoleon Hill, The Magic Ladder to Success

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner, Erik Synnestvedt, Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    Napoleon Hill was an American author who is widely considered to be one of the greatest writers on success. His works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933-36. "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" is one of Hill's hallmark expressions.

    addictedtoaudibles says: "Extended Version of Think & Grow Rich"
    "Extended Version of Think & Grow Rich"
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    What did you like best about The Teachings of Napoleon Hill: The Law of Success, The Lost Prosperity Secrets of Napoleon Hill, The Magic Ladder to Success? What did you like least?

    If you already have Think & Grow Rich, there's really no need to get this book. While this book has a few fresh nuggets of inspiration, the core of it shows what a rich, concise book Think & Grow Rich is.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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