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Mercedes

Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!

Quilmes, Argentina | Member Since 2014

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  • 41 reviews
  • 69 ratings
  • 138 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
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  • Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rich Roll
    • Narrated By Rich Roll
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (876)
    Story
    (874)

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    J. Camara says: "Insightful conquering life's challenges"
    "Delightfully impressed! So real it inspires..."
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    How Rich guides you into his journey is both intimate and plain realistic. His amazing true on every stage, his own old food beliefs demolished; is really great and non apologetic at all. He does not preach for veganism, just tells you his story, is up to you then.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Benedict Carey
    • Narrated By Steve Kramer
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

    Charles says: "Interesting & Evidence Supported Perspectives"
    "really well documented and powerful book!"
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    Would you listen to How We Learn again? Why?

    No, because it's informative, I did take notes though! great studying tips!


    What other book might you compare How We Learn to and why?

    There a lot of books talking about how the brain works... this one FOCUS on studying and remembering and quotes/explains a lot of past experiments


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, although it got kind of tedious for some moments


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

    nop, but it did surprise me some points!


    Any additional comments?

    EXCELLENT RESEARCH

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1274)
    Performance
    (1046)
    Story
    (1057)

    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
    "another AMAZING light listening book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it of course because is sincere and beautiful!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Will Grayson, Will Grayson?

    the first trip to the city where the Graysons encounter!


    What does MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Loved the performance! they rock!


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

    made me kinda teary some moments... powerful teen love story, just the kind I love to hear because they are so naive...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amy Poehler
    • Narrated By Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    Overall
    (8427)
    Performance
    (7032)
    Story
    (7009)

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    S.F. says: "Listen to this book for sure"
    "GREAT bioEPIC if you like her, now you'll LOVE her"
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    you wanna read this ASAP... It's witty and clever as hell! She delivers a whole book about creativity, HARD WORK and parenthood. I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lena Dunham
    • Narrated By Lena Dunham
    Overall
    (1373)
    Performance
    (1197)
    Story
    (1202)

    For readers or listeners of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham - the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO's Girls - as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.

    Brie Stoll says: "Eh"
    "Not THAT great"
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    I think it is not an amazing book although it represents her line of humor the writing is too repetitive, too full of herself for me..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17683)
    Performance
    (16419)
    Story
    (16424)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Great time! nice storytelling"
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    Although you kinda predict the end when you are half way thru it... It builds up really well the tension, desperation and you learn a lot about space. I know it's fiction but I REALLY liked it, great entertainment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Dream: An InterWorld Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters are now on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds. When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld's base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from - or how she knows so much about InterWorld.

    Jordan Collins says: "Another Stellar Book"
    "good sequel!"
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    a little less surprising than book one but still a good entertainment!!!! great characters.. If you like space, time and parallel worlds, this is your book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11458)
    Performance
    (10405)
    Story
    (10431)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "too long at the beginning but worth it!"
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    I gets too long the first 10 hours... But the story really captivates you and the final part has the best twists and writing of all the book. Quite a nice novel. Almost a whole life of the main character capture in full color on the pages.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1065)
    Performance
    (955)
    Story
    (968)

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    GadgetDon says: "Smart People solving problems"
    "Scalzi continues to amaze me!"
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    Not only this book works as separate chapters but he continues to develop this huge universe and exploring human culture and condition through adversity and exploring new entities. If you loved Ghost Brigades this book won't disappoint you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (4796)
    Performance
    (2096)
    Story
    (2126)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"
    "When you think it ends... it's a whole new story!"
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    Really well written, keeps you hanging in there every bit... An unusual book for demanding readers!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23820)
    Performance
    (15105)
    Story
    (15270)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Great classic!!! Unbeatable"
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    If you didn't have anyone spoiling it for you beforehand... the ending is an amazing twist. You feel as exhausted as he is on the very end. The movie is not even a third part of the book but it's ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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