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  • The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dr. Robin Zasio
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    The Hoarder in You provides practical advice for decluttering and organizing, including how to tame the emotional pull of acquiring additional things, make order out of chaos by getting a handle on clutter, and create an organizational system that reduces stress and anxiety. Dr. Zasio also shares some of the most serious cases of hoarding that she’s encountered, and explains how we can learn from these extreme examples - no matter where we are on the hoarding continuum.

    MazzanoBlue says: "My Stuff - oh, what do I do?"
    "Halfway through and no useful information"
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    The first half of this book is extensive descriptions of people and their problems. I have yet to find any useful information - how to's, steps to unclutter, etc. This book seems to be written for therapists. It is basically useless and the title is very misleading.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Insane City

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dave Barry, The Gza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (138)

    Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he'd survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be okay. Smooth sailing from now on. Seth has absolutely no idea what he's about to get into.

    Sylvia says: "It is Barry - it is Florida - it is INSANE!"
    "Dave Barry should stick to what he does best"
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    Performance
    Story

    Boring, not at all Dave Barry's typical fare. He shouldn't try to write novels.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Killing the Emperors: A Jack Troutbeck - Robert Amiss Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ruth Dudley Edwards
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Sir Henry Fortune, celebrity curator, has vanished. So too has his partner in love and money, disreputable art dealer Jason Pringle. Panic spreads throughout the London art world when more people go missing. No one can locate Anastasia Holliday, sensational Abject artist; Jake Thorogood, the critic who catapulted her into stardom; or Dr. Hortense Wilde, notorious for having influenced generations of art students to despise craftsmanship. Hysteria hits the media when it is found that the common link between the victims is that their careers blossomed when they embraced newly fashionable conceptual art.

    p says: "bring back Bill Wallis as Narrator!"
    "Author missed the mark on this one"
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    I have enjoyed all the other Robert Amiss books but after an hour of nonstop rambling, I had to give up on it. Also the change to a different reader did not help.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Farahad Zama
    • Narrated By Tania Rodrigues
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (159)

    Farahad Zama's debut novel transports listeners to faraway India for a story brimming with endearing characters, homespun wisdom, and blossoming love. After Mr. Ali retires, he launches a matchmaking service that helps an array of clients arrange marriages. But he's unaware of his able assistant's dire need for his marriage bureau.

    Lorriee says: "The Marriage Bureau for Rich People"
    "Wonderful intro to Indian Customs with great story"
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    I knew very little about the wedding and marriage customs in India, other than the weddings are elaborate. But this book with a great story line and great naration, capitvated me. I couldn't stop listening.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Paris in Love: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Eloisa James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    In 2009 Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: She sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life - discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another.

    CathyGrace says: "Interesting"
    "For All Who Love Paris"
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    This is a wonderful book about a family that moves to Paris for a year. It follows them through their year, the adjustments, the fun of exploration and the magic of Paris. I couldn't stop listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayal of Trust: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By J. R. Horne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (129)

    At first glance, the video appears to be showing a childish game: a teenage girl with dark wavy hair smiles for the camera, a blue scarf tied around her neck. All of a sudden things turn murderous, and the girl ends up dead. It’s as bad as a snuff film can get, and what’s worse, the clip has been discovered on a phone that belongs to the grandson of Washington State’s governor. However, the boy, who has a troubled background, swears that he’s never seen the victim before.

    elynore says: "Good mystery thriller"
    "Great book but reader doesn't cut it"
    Overall
    Performance
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    It's a shame I love the Beaumont books and have listened to them all multiple times but so far the right reader has not been used, I think we are into the third or forth one. This last one did not provide any change between characters so it is hard to follow who is doing what. The story was great, and its nice to see Beaumont move forward in life.

    0 of 1 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
    Overall
    (978)
    Performance
    (837)
    Story
    (829)

    “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"
    "Indepth characters - always good listen"
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    Louise Penny is the master at providing in depth characters and making them real. The Quebec setting is always fun. The story development builds slowly and surely. Always a good listen. The reader is perfect, don't ever change or I will not recognize the characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Relieve Anxiety with Medical Hypnosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Steven Gurgevich
    • Narrated By Steven Gurgevich
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Anxiety's source and antidote are one and the same: the mind. On Relieve Anxiety with Medical Self-Hypnosis, listeners join leading mind-body expert Dr. Steven Gurgevich for a liberating program that teaches how to use the power of the subconscious mind to overcome worry, nervousness, panic, and more. Includes guided trancework sessions to enhance skills of mental and physical relaxation, and produce the "relaxation response" whenever and wherever it is needed.

    Kathryn says: "One of My Favourite Relaxation cds"
    "Don't bother - not helpful"
    Overall

    I am familiar with Self Hypnosis and this isn't the one to use. The methodology may work but the method of delivery will annoy you not fix your anxiety. Look elsewhere.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl of His Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    On a rainy morning, not long after the funeral of his mother, Commissario Brunetti and Ispettore Vianello respond to a 911 call reporting a body floating near the steps in one of Venice's side canals. Reaching down to pull it out, Brunetti's wrist is caught by the silkiness of golden hair, and he sees a small foot - together he and Vianello lift a dead girl from the water.

    Alexis says: "Slow Started Really Pulls You In"
    "Not as Good as past endeavors"
    Overall

    This book seemed a bit contrived, almost like 'well it's time for a new book but don't really have anything to write about'. There were two plots going on and the writing just wasn't as smooth. Just don't know what the problem was but this book didn't keep me engrossed at all. Maybe it's time to retire Inspector Brunetti.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mistletoe Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    As the Christmas decorating season approaches, Thyme & Seasons proprietor China Bayles feels overwhelmed. While she tries to balance her new roles of wife and step-mom with the demands of her thriving herbal shop, her business partner and best friend, Ruby, mysteriously disappears. Soon China's cantankerous mistletoe supplier Carl turns up dead. With Ruby missing and friends suspected of murder, China must investigate before tragedy strikes again.

    Robin Nystrom says: "Drab reading"
    "Story okay but wrong reader"
    Overall

    I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them more than when listening to this one. The story takes place in Texas and the readers accent was just wrong for this book. All in all the book dragged for me - not sure if it was just the reader or the story, or a combination of both.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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