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Brigette

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 8 reviews
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  • 1 titles in library
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  • The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence: A Woman's Guide to Stressing Less, Weighing Less, and Loving More

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jessica Ortner
    • Narrated By Jessica Ortner
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Placing conditions on our lives and our happiness has become the norm: We must establish a career before looking for a relationship. We must find love before feeling fulfilled. We must feel stressed out until we finish everything on our to-do list. But by far, the most common conditions we put on ourselves revolve around our weight - no love until we lose the weight, no pursuing a dream until we lose the weight, no happiness until we lose the weight. But now there’s a better option.

    Ana says: "Like listening to your beloved best friend"
    "Not a good audio book"
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    What would have made The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence better?

    This book has a lot of really good information but it is not a good choice for an audio book since they do not provide all of the tapping scripts separately either as a mP3 or as a document. You will need to go back to them over and over in order to get the results and trying to find them in the book is difficult.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jessica Ortner again?

    I would probably not listen but i would buy the books or kindle edition


    Have you listened to any of Jessica Ortner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Same


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss & Body Confidence?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe if the whisper sync was available this might work better

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Naked Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (534)

    In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling Heat Wave, Richard Castle does it again with his thrilling new mystery. Tough, sexy, professional, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. In what’s sure to be another smash sensation, listeners will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

    Blanche says: "enjoyable mystery"
    "FUN Listen!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like the show the book is very similar and just as fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interaction between the characters


    Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

    Rook


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

    No, it was fun to come back to...


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator, Johnny Heller was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5606)
    Performance
    (5027)
    Story
    (5019)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "LOVE IT!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    This was wonderful and I am looking forward to the 3rd installment, I have listened to the 1st and 2nd books twice already and will probably listen again, each time I find something new : )


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (322)

    An old Chinese proverb says "Women hold up half the sky." Then why do the women of Africa and Asia persistently suffer human rights abuses? Continuing their focus on humanitarian issues, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us to Africa and Asia, where many women live in profoundly dire circumstances.

    Nancy says: "This unabridged book is abridged"
    "Good Education!!"
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    What did you love best about Half the Sky?

    This book was difficult to listen to at times, some of the stories were so sad. There were parts with too much data (statistics) and it was difficult to absorb in an audio book. Overall though this book made me want to do something about the issues that affect women worldwide.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5745)
    Performance
    (4972)
    Story
    (4966)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "This was OK"
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    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Overall the book was only OK, it did not grab my interest from beginning to end


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (2686)
    Performance
    (1478)
    Story
    (1473)

    Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

    Carrie says: "Nice break from the usual-"
    "Great Read!!!"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Crocodile on the Sandbank to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but the audio version was excellent


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the lead character, she made me smile and at times laugh out loud


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful performance!!!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was excellent...


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to the rest of the series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9200)
    Performance
    (6722)
    Story
    (6762)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Great Listen!!!!"
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    If you could sum up A Discovery of Witches in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting...Intelligent...Engaging!!!!
    This is a great read/listen, I would recommend highly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of characters and quality of writing, I couldn't wait to listen to the next part.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2951)
    Performance
    (2590)
    Story
    (2594)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    Marci says: "I Miss Her"
    "Very disappointed"
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    Would you try another book from Cheryl Strayed and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    No I would not try another book written by Cheryl Strayed, I feel that the book Wild depicted a very selfish and self centered young lady that is lucky she survived the PCT!!!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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