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EveLynn

EveLynn in Kissimmee

Kissimmee, FL | Member Since 2007

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  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1219)
    Performance
    (625)
    Story
    (630)

    The study of sexual physiology has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs, and Alfred Kinsey's attic.

    Mary Roach, "The funniest science writer in the country", devoted the past two years to stepping behind those doors. In Bonk, Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to slowly make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

    Gurmukh says: "Absolutely Wonderful!"
    "Super information"
    Overall

    Great insight into the Science of Sex and where the two meet!! As a sexual energy professional, I found this an amazing resource to explain many things that I experience in my work.

    Good stuff -

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2400)
    Performance
    (2188)
    Story
    (2180)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "A Powerful and Poignant Story -"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Invention of Wings to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version - but judging from the way it was performed, I don't think I need to read the print version!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sue Monk Kidd has a way with word. She sets the stage and introduces you to the characters in such a way that you can envision it all. I was particularly impressed by her discussion at the end of the book about the truth behind the story.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - the Secret Life of Bees and I read the Dance of the Dissident Daughter both of which were equally as spell binding


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and one I did not want to end!!


    Any additional comments?

    A beautiful performance or a very talented author's story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4575)
    Performance
    (4285)
    Story
    (4303)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "TOO VIOLENT FOR ME"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am not sure it would ever work for me. Very dark and violent and I could not get past the first couple chapeters


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    a variety of possibilities


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Macleod Andrews?

    Poor Mr Andrews - I do not rate his performance I think he probably is a great narrator. I just did not like the story or overall style


    What character would you cut from Steelheart?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Just not my style - am not big into violence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16045)
    Performance
    (14203)
    Story
    (14150)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Not your usual Stephen King"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does 11-22-63 rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    WOW - this was a great listen. Stephen King is sometimes too gory for my sensibility. However, this was a great what-if.......

    It was deep, romantic, comical and suspenseful. Set in the era of the 50's and 60's, I found myself thinking -


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    What about Craig Wasson???s performance did you like?

    Everything - particularly his ability to give each character his or her own voice. It was not at all difficult to keep the characters straight.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jamie Ford
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1823)
    Performance
    (768)
    Story
    (764)

    In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

    Christopher says: "Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet"
    "Poignant love story with a historical base"
    Overall

    As a Seattle native, I truly identified with this book. It was hard fro me to turn off the car and the Ipod. I cried, I laffed and my heart filled with joy when the book ended. It was a book that ended so beautifully that I did not desire a sequel. It is a well researched and great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17170)
    Performance
    (7406)
    Story
    (7431)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Another Larsson best read for me"
    Overall

    Stieg Larsson has done it again and whomever the translator is does an amazing job of bringing forth visions of the characters.

    Since reading the series, I have seen the movie version and I must say that the cast if characters are very much like I imagined then to be.

    I hope that I have more opportunity to follow the adventures and mis-adventures of Elizbeth Sallinger.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Isabel Allende
    • Narrated By S. Epatha Merkerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarit - known as Tt - is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of brutality and fear, Tt finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and in the voodoo loas she discovers through her fellow slaves.

    Madelaine says: "good story, ok narration"
    "Compelling and beautiful story"
    Overall

    For some reason, I was not fond of the narration of this story. It was a bit sing-song and flat for me. I did not feel it did justice to the way the novel was written and Allende's wonderful and expressive descriptions.

    I feel compelled to purchase the written version of the book to see how the vision unfolds for me. I truly think it is a well written story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (832)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (248)

    Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her undercover stunt double, Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too indisposed - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

    Suzn F says: "Laugh Out Loud"
    "Carl did it again"
    Overall

    Funny, sad, ridiculous, true in so many ways. A Hiaasen character is as unique as his story lines. He is one of my all time favorite fun and satirical writers!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2267)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (531)

    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    Phillip says: "Summer's Best Read"
    "Love Carl Hiaasen"
    Overall

    I have read everything Carl Hiaasen has written. He is a master of satire in my opinion. Being a Florida resident, I love how he spins the story with political undertones. It's almost time for me to go back to the books I have "read" and listen to them being read. This story line is far out and believable all at the same time. Such fun to read!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Can You Keep a Secret?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1185)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (401)

    Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

    A says: "Enjoyable Chick Lit"
    "Whimiscal read"
    Overall

    This story was not particularly memorable although when I hear the title I remember it with a smile. So I enjoyed it but it's a playful book for in the moment - a light and fun way to pass a few hours on the road.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nicole Mones
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole Mones creates an unforgettable story of love and desire, of family ties and human conflict, and of one woman's struggle to lose herself in a foreign land - only to discover her home, her heart, herself.

    Brendan says: "Absolutely fascinating!"
    "Enjoyed this !!"
    Overall

    For some reason this book read almost like a movie. I could picture each of the characters and even the places they visited and the circumstances of each of their lives. One of my favorite Audible choices. I read audible when I ride in the car or walk. This book inspired me to drive and walk.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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