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  • Life after Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Raymond A. Moody
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    In Life after Life, Raymond Moody investigates more than 100 case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.

    carol says: "Good for it's time, but better books currently out"
    "Interesting - Narrator frustrating to listen to"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only the hard copy or paperback because of the audio book narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    How could the performance have been better?

    I believe the narrator had a health problem, maybe had a stroke or something similar. In my opinion, he should not still be narrating books. Sometimes he would run out of breath before finishing a sentence, or it seemed he had a hard time "pushing" out a word. He would also pause in the middle of sentences. I really think it was hard for him to get the words out. I was worn out listening by the time I finished the book and did so only because of the interesting subject matter.


    Was Life after Life worth the listening time?

    Yes, if you can tolerate the narration.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Richard Martini
    • Narrated By Richard Martini
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini explores startling new evidence for life after death, via the "life between lives," where we reportedly return to find our loved ones, soul mates and spiritual teachers. Based on the evidence of thousands of people who claim that under deep hypnosis, they saw and experienced the same basic things about the Afterlife, this audiobook documents interviews with hypnotherapists around the world trained in the method.

    Jesse Herbert says: "Outstanding work, & delivery"
    "Interesting Content but Very Poor Narration"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not sure if it was worth my time due to poor narration.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He kept making mistakes, like starting his sentences over again.


    Any additional comments?

    The content seemed to be interesting, but due to all the mistakes of the narrator, I found myself starting to listen for and even counting the mistakes instead of concentrating on the book's contents. Should have had a professional narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Slave Across the Street

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Theresa Flores
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.S. still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men and children - not something that happens to their own. In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-haired, 15-year-old teenager was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking.

    Melissa Keating says: "A good message does not make a good book"
    "Sad Story with Very Bad Narration"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, due to the horrible experiences described therein.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The fact that Theresa let the abuse continue for so long.


    What didn’t you like about Renee Raudman’s performance?

    She was overly-dramatic which made a lot of her narration hard to understand and became frustrating and tiring. The over-dramatization also diminished the point of the book. She was not a good choice to narrate this book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Theresa kept blaming everyone but herself for her abuse, and kept stating that she was only a child at the time. I don't consider 15 and 16 years of age that of a child.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Appointments with Heaven: The True Story of a Country Doctor's Healing Encounters with the Hereafter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Reggie Anderson
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (69)

    When a patient first asked Dr. Reggie Anderson to sit at her bedside as she passed from this life, something miraculous happened. As he held her hand, the veil between this world and the next parted…and he received an astonishing glimpse of what awaits us in heaven. Little did he know this was just a foretaste of what was to come - a lifetime of God-given "appointments with heaven." Join Reggie as he shares remarkable stories from his life and practice, including the personal tragedy that nearly drove him away from faith forever.

    John Steele says: "Eric G. Dove is amazing to listen to."
    "Hard to Put Down - Very Believable"
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    What made the experience of listening to Appointments with Heaven the most enjoyable?

    Dr. Anderson's own story made the book most interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reggie Anderson. His humor and honesty.


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to any others, but he is terrific!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried at some parts and actually laughed at some.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. I think the Audible edition is a must-have!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elvis: In the Twilight of Memory

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By June Juanico
    • Narrated By Bernadette Flaggler
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    June Juanico was just 17 when she met Elvis Presley in 1955. As his first serious girlfriend, she was uniquely placed at a time when he was on the cusp of superstardom. This is her memoir of the summer of 1956, which they spent together, and an insight into the genesis of a star.

    Barbara says: "Lucky Girl - To be favored by Elvis"
    "Lucky Girl - To be favored by Elvis"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    June Juanico certainly should have felt very special to have been so close to Elvis. I could almost feel exactly how she felt when describing those fun and intimate times she had with the King. What an experience - what memories! I enjoyed listening to the audiobook except each time the narrator, Bernadette Flaggler, pronounced "Biloxi". That made me cringe. Narrators should learn how the locals pronounce names before trying to narrate a book. Otherwise, she did a good job, and I would recommend the book. June detailed her experiences well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    June. She included lots of details.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    All in all, a good and enjoyable listen, except for some of the pronunciation. Narrator did not know how the people in the area pronounce "Biloxi". Being from the area, I found it hard to listen each time she said it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mimi Alford
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (102)

    In the summer of 1962, 19-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by train in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. The Kennedy Administration had reinvigorated the capital and the country - and Mimi was eager to contribute. For a young woman from a privileged but sheltered upbringing, the job was the chance of a lifetime. Mimi made an impression on Kennedy's inner circle and, after just three days at the White House, she was presented to the President himself....

    faye says: "Disturbing"
    "Excellent Story - Excellent Narrator"
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    Where does Once Upon a Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Mimi Alford's account of her affair with JFK was very interesting and told with heart-felt honesty. No stone was left unturned as she unveiled her story. Being the same age as Mimi in 1962, I can relate to a 19 yr. old girl's excitement caused by her experiences in Washington, DC. Young and innocent, Mimi, gave no excuses for her actions, other than she was star-struck and overwhelmed by the affection shown her by the President of the United States. The narrator, Susan Denaker, did a superb job of telling the story, and I felt as though Mimi, herself, was speaking.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one particular part. All chapters were thoroughly interesting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were no funny parts. I almost felt just like I was there, as the descriptions were so vivid.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend the audiobook above other versions due to the excellent narration. Enjoyed this book and appreciated Mimi's honesty. Also, I have a much lower opinion of JFK than before I read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels in My Hair

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lorna Byrne
    • Narrated By Sile Bermingham
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    For as long as she can remember, Lorna Byrne has seen angels. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the otherworldly beings who always accompanied her. Yet in the eyes of adults, her abnormal behavior was a symptom of mental deficiency. Today, sick and troubled people from around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and even theologians of different faiths seek her guidance.

    Karen says: "Stodgy beginning but well worth perservering"
    "A Little Far-Out"
    Overall

    I do believe in angels, but Lorna Byrne's account of her experiences is hard to believe as true. It was an interesting and uplifting book, and I really liked the narration by Sile Bermingham, who had a smooth and easy style. Lorna states one time she was made invisible by the angels, God (or the higher power) ruffled her hair and sat and talked with her. So many of the experiences she says she had are very hard to consider as real. As a child, Lorna Byrne, was thought to have mental problems by others. They may have been right.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Allison DuBois
    • Narrated By Allison DuBois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    The inspiration for the hit television series Medium, Allison DuBois now brings listeners into her psychic experiences in We Are Their Heaven. Recalling her communication with spirits who have touched her over the years, she reveals that the dead are trying to reach their loved ones all the time, not because they're bound to us, but because we are their happiness, we are their heaven.

    Geff says: "The real thing"
    "Believed in Allison until her awful tv appearance"
    Overall

    The book was very good, and I really like Allison's voice. That is why I gave it 4 stars. She seemed so genuine, more than a professional reader ever could, and I wanted to learn all about her and the books she has written - UNTIL - I saw her on the Dec. 2010 episode of Real Housewives on which she was a guest. She was drinking Vodka, smoking, and cursing (vulger words that had to be bleeped). My heart sank, and I was devastated. She showed a lot of arrogance regarding her psychic abilities. Why would she do these things when she knew it was being filmed? Was it the Vodka? I think the people mentioned in her book are real, and that she has a gift, but I no longer wish to know more about her.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Discover Your Inner Wisdom: Using Intuition, Logic and Common Sense to Make Your Best Choices

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Char Margolis, Victoria St. George
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Every day, people are faced with countless decisions, from the trivial to the very important. Yet few are able to truly hear that inner voice that helps them make the wisest choices: their intuition. Char Margolis explains how to do just that. Using her own incredible experiences, she outlines how to use your inner voice to develop your intuitive powers in four simple steps.

    Barbara says: "Interesting subject matter"
    "Interesting subject matter"
    Overall

    This audio book was interesting and, for the most part, well-read. The narrator lowered her voice to a gruff rumbling a little too many times while quoting others. This seemed to take away from the pleasant and smooth flow of the book, even though her voice was soothing and easy to listen to otherwise. The author referred to her sister much too often, almost as though the sister should have written the book. Also, the author seemed obsessed with sex, and gave so much time to this subject that it became boring. The book was interesting, however, and worth the price.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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