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NEW YORK, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 4 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 123 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015

  • Wherever You Go There You Are

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Narrated By Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Warmth, humor, anecdotes, and poems make up this inspirational guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living. Dr. Kabat Zinn has taught this two thousand year old Buddhist method of relaxation to thousands. Let this be your guide to mindfulness meditation in everyday life.

    Richard says: "Spiritual Direction: All 360 Degrees"
    "A great book BUT......"

    I love Jon Kabat-Zinn and this is an excellent book. Also, I enjoyed his narration, HOWEVER, why oh why do audiobook producers add music to the narration??!! It always, (no I'm serious, ALWAYS) interferes/competes with the narration and sometimes makes it next to impossible to hear the WORDS being spoken. This is so aggravating to me. I don't play music when I read a book, why would I want to listen to music when I listen to a book? Apart from this completely distracting issue I recommend the audiobook based on what the author wrote, not the production. I suppose I'll have to buy the book as well so I can read the portions that I couldn't hear because of the music. It's really maddening.

    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Amazon Customer says: "Word Thief"

    HANDS DOWN one of the best books I have EVER read-and I'm not a young adult!! I'm 49 and I LOVE this book and I LOVE Allan Corduner's narration. The most perfect marriage of story and narrator. Thank you Markus Zusak!!!!! You're a brilliant writer!!! Thank you Allan Corduner!!! You're an amazing story teller! I didn't want this book to end and when it did I cried because I missed it so badly. These characters feel like a part of me and I am a part of them. The story feels like a part of me and I'm a part of it. It was a profound experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    “Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal.

    barbara says: "Amazing"
    "I really wanted to like this but...."

    I tried so hard to enjoy this book but I was so distracted by the irritating voice of the narrator that I couldn't keep my mind on the story. I finally gave up about 3/4 of the way through the book. I agree with one of the other reviewers-it sounded like a bad Cary Grant imitation. I'm disappointed because I'd love to listen to another Chief Inspector Gamache book by Louise Penny but they're all narrated by the same man. I'm disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen at Dinner: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser

    Bewitching actress Jane Wilkinson wants a divorce, but her husband, Lord Edgware, refuses. She implores Hercule Poirot to use his famed tact and logic to make her case. Laughing, she tells Poirot if he fails she may have to bump off her husband herself. But it is no laughing matter when Lord Edgware is murdered, a well-placed knife wound at the base of his neck. It will take the precise Poirot to sort out the lies from the alibis and find the criminal before another victim dies.

    Ann says: "LOVE AGATHA!!"

    I love the audible Agatha Christie books particularly those narrated by Hugh Fraser. This is another excellent one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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