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  • Accidental Playboy: Caught in the Ultimate Male Fantasy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Leif Ueland
    • Narrated By Leif Ueland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Accidental Playboy is the hilarious, erotic, and provocative memoir of a sensitive post-modern man who stumbles into the dream job of a lifetime. When Playboy magazine tapped Leif Ueland to report on its nationwide search for the Playmate of the Millennium, he was the ultimate confused American male. A self-professed nice guy, he was the last man to be on Playboy's roving audition bus, never mind its official reporter. And yet, something deep within his psyche leapt at the opportunity.

    A. Massey says: "A funny story, that was fun to listen to"
    "Decent book"
    Overall

    When I DL'd the audiobook I wasn't sure what to expect. Ironically I didn't associate the "playboy" in the title with "Playboy" the Men's magazine. I must be an airhead.
    Anyhow the book was surprisingly good. Not cheesy at all. It was interesting to hear the transformation of the Author/Narrator with all the experiences he had on the bus trip. I could personally identify and empathise with (aside from the parties with "Hef" at the mansion) in just being a man.
    Overall a decent book--worth the DL. Definitely a "slice of life" book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mystery A.K.A. Erik Von Markovik, Lovedrop A.K.A. Chris Odom
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (504)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (223)

    For every man who always wondered why some guys have all the luck, Mystery, considered by many to be the world's greatest pickup artist, finally reveals his secrets for finding and forming relationships with some of the world's most beautiful women. Mystery gained mainstream attention for his role in Neil Strauss' New York Times best-selling expose The Game. Now he has written the definitive handbook on the art of the pickup.

    SpaceFuzz says: "Extract the elements you need. Ignore the rest."
    "Narrator ruins it"
    Overall

    I totally agree with the other review--the narrator totally ruins this audiobook. I'm trying to think of how to describe his tone--it's somewhat a cross between condescending, patronizing. Almost like I was getting the used car salesman schtick.

    I have both the hardcopy and audiobook; the audio so I could listen to while travelling.. and I have to say that I don't look forward to listening to it.

    Mystery is "The Man" when it comes to this stuff, and his writing is good--seeing him in field is incredible. Why Mystery didn't narrate his own book is beyond me.

    So yes this is a worth read, especially if you want to learn more about the MM, M3 model, etc. But get/read the book instead. Trust me, the narrator is horrible.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
    • Narrated By Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (612)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (200)

    He's Just Not That Into You, based on the popular episode of Sex and the City, educates otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship.

    Jenny says: "A good basic message."
    "Funny book. Bad advice"
    Overall

    I have listened about 1/2 way through this audio book and am amazed at the advice it gives. The main thesis is to give a guy zero chances--that he should chase after you, period. If he forgets to call, or something like that, it's game over. It also suggests only dating "the one", whoever that is.

    I am a guy, and yes there is some truth to what the authors are presenting. But there has to be some middle-ground. Honestly, if I am with some woman, no matter how wonderful she is--if she starts talking about marriage before the salad arrives I'm outta there. They have a name for women like that: whackos.

    This book is good on comedic value. It's like "Sex in the City" on audio. As far as a worthwhile dating and relationships text, I believe it only paints a false hope to women, who, in my opinion, should be out DATING men and seeing where things go, rather than MARRYING FIRST, then dating.

    In my opinion this book presents a totally backwards viewpoint, in which the female puts up incredibly high barriers, and will only consider men worthy of dating if they are "the one". If you choose to follow this advice, good luck. You'll probably spend a lonely existence.. unless you get lucky.

    Please give us guys a break and just date, have fun, and see where things go.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2829)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (696)

    The exhilerating tale of Takeo continues in book II of the internationally best-selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.

    RacerX says: "Good book. First one was better"
    "Good book. First one was better"
    Overall

    I liked this book, but liked the first one better. The story seemed to drone on in some spots but is still very good all the same. I'm also not a huge fan of the female reader--she is too measured (slow) for my tastes. But this is still a really good book by all rights.

    I'm really looking forward for the third one in the trilogy to come out!

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3723)
    Performance
    (1043)
    Story
    (1054)

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "Wonderful story, excellent narrator"
    Overall

    I was very pleasantly surprised with this work. I thought the story was excellent, as well as the narration. To me, the narrator's style (accent, attitude, etc.) made me feel like I was inside the mind of Sayuri experiencing the events in her life. I was also surprised at how much Japanese history, culture and philosophy is in the book, even though it is fiction. It definitely would be on my "top 10" list. And unlike another reviewer, I couldn't put the headphones down; I always wanted to hear just a little more.
    Highly recommended though. Very well done!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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