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Sandra

Bokeelia, FL, USA | Member Since 2001

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  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Elaina Erika Davis
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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.

    Deborah says: "Draws you in and won't let you go...."
    "hypnotic & entrancing (dble-spk?)"
    Overall

    I have listened to this book several times since January of 2002. It never fails to capture me. The voice and the story both are intriguing. It takes the listener to another world and yet gives familiarity also. Very hard to believe that it is fiction. I have recommended it to many others. I also have read it, but listening to the unabridged version improved the quality of the experience in this case. Sandy

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4350)
    Performance
    (2141)
    Story
    (2174)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "lots to learn"
    Overall

    This fascinated me and confirmed one of my suspicions that when we adapt artificially, we do not allow our bodies to adapt naturally so we get hurt more easily. Natural is better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Walk in the Woods

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2239)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (511)

    After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

    Jeff says: "Wonderful book, but hardly abridged"
    "partner -- WHY?"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the book and picked it because I have done some AT hiking and plan to do more, but partners really make a difference so . . .Sandy

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Ted

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ted Turner, Bill Burke
    • Narrated By Ted Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

    loix says: "Under-hyped"
    "Reminds me of things I had forgotten"
    Overall

    This is really interesting and brings up lots of different views of making it in Atlanta and growing a business and family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    Overall
    (3038)
    Performance
    (1096)
    Story
    (1075)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    annhere says: "AWE INSPIRING!"
    "ideas good, audio experience monotonous"
    Overall

    This seems almost like I listened in "random" mode. It does not flow. The ideas sometimes are clear, but they present little progression. Disappointing after listening and reading _A New Earth__. Sandy

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Light of Day

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Graham Swift
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    The author takes us inside George Webb's -a divorced ex-policeman turned private investigator- mind. For one day, we see what Webb sees and know only what his thoughts reveals. We learn about his childhood and the secret it forced him to carry; the last moments with his ex-wife; his fall as a cop; the ease with which he has turned his police skills to the demands of his new profession. And we learn how those demands have put him in a league with a client, a woman he has come to love.

    Mike says: "A wordsmith no doubt."
    "Initially interesting, but NOT"
    Overall

    After an initial interest, I lost track and did not care what happened to the characters. The stream of unconsciousness simply turned into too many words and too much self-absorption. I agree with the reviewer who said that fast-forwarding an hour would not change anything. Would return if possible. Not worth the effort to listen. Only good for those who believe that endless discussion can resolve anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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