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Lisa

Crazy Dog Lady

MANTEO, NC, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1986)
    Performance
    (1300)
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    (1298)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "I couldn't turn it off!"
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    As a dog lover, I enjoy reading books about dogs. This one, told from the dog's point of view was riveting! I could not turn it off! It was incredibly interesting to consider lives from the dog's point of view, and the book made me both laugh and cry at times. I highly recommend this book to dog lovers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power and Deception in American History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andrew P Napolitano
    • Narrated By Andrew P Napolitano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (190)

    America is the land of the free, after all. Does it really matter whether our politicians bend the truth here and there? When the truth is traded for lies, our freedoms are diminished and don’t return. In Lies the Government Told You, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano reveals how America’s freedom, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, has been forfeited by a government more protective of its own power than its obligations to preserve our individual liberties.

    Jonnie says: "Great book"
    "Exposing the Educational Gaps"
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    Where does Lies the Government Told You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most interesting ones I have listened to, and the first political audio book I have done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies the Government Told You?

    One of the most memorable parts of the book was finding out that the part about "Innocent until proven guilty" was illustrated with a case I had read a book about, and that the impression that book left me with was not the whole truth!


    What about Andrew P Napolitano’s performance did you like?

    I liked his narrating, especially because his passion for the topic comes through. That might not be the same with another narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    It is amazing how much of what one is taught in American History classes misses, as I found out with this audio book. Things that I took for granted as "fact" turn out to not be true. If you have an interest in history and politics, this book will make you think!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

    Lou says: "Eye Opening..."
    "A very interesting book!"
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    Was Indian Givers worth the listening time?

    In the end, yes it was because I learned a lot from it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is another book where the title caught my attention, as I am part Native American. I was a bit disappointed that the focus was primarily on the indigenous tribes of South America. Overall, it was a very interesting book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2's most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering - questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory.

    Bradley says: "Good book"
    "Interesting story!"
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    If you could sum up K2 in three words, what would they be?

    The three words I would use to sum up K2 would be interesting, tragic and technical.


    What about Fred Sanders’s performance did you like?

    He has a nice voice for narrating books and was easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was interesting overall, but I felt that the book was more about the mistakes made rather than the drama of the events on K2. It wasn't quite the story I expected, but it was a good one, nonetheless. I suspect that if I knew more about climbing mountains, it would be more exciting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Elder Robison
    • Narrated By John Elder Robison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (59)
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    (59)

    John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not disability. In this book he offers stories from his own life and from the lives of other Aspergians to give the reader a window into the Aspergian mind. Equally important, he offers practical advice - to Aspergians, their parents, and educators - on how Asperians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognizing, their often remarkable gifts.

    SHEILA says: "You have to BE an Aspie to see the full value"
    "Very Informative"
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    What did you love best about Be Different?

    Having a son and daughter-in-law with Asperger's, I learned a lot from this book that will be helpful for them.


    What about John Elder Robison’s performance did you like?

    I liked hearing his words in his voice, it made it seem very authentic


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Be Different?

    Encouraging my son and his wife to find what they are good at, and being patient, since it may take a while!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Larry Levin
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    In the best-selling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. Heartwarming and redemptive, Oogy is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.

    SomervilleWhereElse says: "Lovely story"
    "Uplifting Story, Well Told!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Oogy the most enjoyable?

    As a lover of animals and dog rescuer, I found Oogy's story uplifting. I enjoyed listening to it. The fact that it is not an over-emotional tear-jerker was a definite plus, since I listen to Audio Books as I sew and iron.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oogy's story of going from an abused dog to a treasured family member. I'm hoping that there will be another book about Oogy as he moves on into his next "career", and I live that just as I was thinking that would be a great thing for Oogy, sure enough, that is going to be his next move!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (1974)
    Performance
    (1673)
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    (1649)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Cynthia says: "Let Me Hear Your Body Talk"
    "Fascinating & Informative"
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    Would you listen to What Every BODY Is Saying again? Why?

    I would absolutely listen to this book again! I look forward to using it as a reference, because I don't think you can learn all the information in just one listen. As a crisis counselor for disasters, I will be putting the information from this book to good use to facilitate my understanding of non-verbal cues during conversation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biscuit Goes to School

    • UNABRIDGED (2 mins)
    • By Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories
    • Narrated By Kathleen McInerney
    Overall
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    Performance
    (2)
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    (2)

    I Can Read Books are the premier line of beginning readers encouraging children to learn-and love-to read. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, I Can Read Books offer a full spectrum of entertaining stories for every stage of a child's reading development.

    Lisa says: "My Granddaughter loves it!"
    "My Granddaughter loves it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Biscuit Goes to School the most enjoyable?

    I purchased this for my granddaughter who loves dogs. She really enjoyed listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing that would have made it better is if it actually showed the pages while the book was read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (141)

    Loni Ann, Cynthia, Lauren, Cheryl, and Sara seemed to have it all - beauty, wealth, children, and a husband who they believed to be this perfect man - Brad Cunningham. He was handsome, charismatic, and mysterious. They adored him and tried to give him all he wanted. But he wanted everything: sex, money, and it seemed, their very lives. How long would it take before he finally got what he deserved?

    Lily says: "My house is clean, my dogs are exhausted!"
    "I didn't want to turn it off!"
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    What did you love best about Dead by Sunset?

    The story was excellent, and the narration was as well. I was caught up in the story, and found it difficult to turn off.


    What other book might you compare Dead by Sunset to and why?

    I'm a big fan of Ann Rule and the true crime genre. This is as excellent as any of her other books.


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

    The richness of his voices for the characters in the book. I'd never tried an audiobook until December of 2011, and I love the way they allow me to listen to something interesting while I work. The drama of the narration kept me anticipating the next part of the story.


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

    I was caught up in the whole story right up until the end!


    Any additional comments?

    I sew professionally, so this lets me keep my mind busy while doing repetitive tasks and makes the time pass much quicker!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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