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Muriel

Listener Since 2009

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  • 15 reviews
  • 131 ratings
  • 394 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
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  • The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David A. Kessler
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (526)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (167)

    The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

    Deidre says: "The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there..."
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    Very disappointed with this book. He went into great depth and explanation on why we overeat and how the food industry has manipulated us, but I found very little help as far as how to overcome the cravings and manipulation, which is why I purchased the book.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Divorce with Grace: A Book of Hope and Healing

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lori Anderson
    • Narrated By Lori Anderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    A step-by-step guide to healing, releasing, and ultimately thriving. When you walked down the aisle and said, “I do,” did you ever think you’d be saying, “I don’t”? During a difficult divorce, author Lori Anderson set out on a quest for healing. Having witnessed too many victims of divorce, who were stuck in a rut and living only half a life, she sought something better for herself. In Divorce with Grace, Anderson share her experience and hard won insights, guiding you through the steps of GRACE, she discovered.

    Muriel says: "Wonderful Book!"
    "Wonderful Book!"
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    This book helped me tremendously with my anger and bitterness during my divorce. I was even able to forgive my soon to be ex. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is faced with divorce. Lori gives you the tools and exercises to move forward. I am in a much better place because of the help I received from this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2197)
    Performance
    (2038)
    Story
    (2027)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thug4life says: "Great for family car ride"
    "In the Minority"
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    I'm in the minority about Anne Hathaway's performance. I thought she was wonderful with the narration but when she did the different voices and accents I found they were very annoying. The scarecrow sounded like Marge Simpson, one of the other characters sounded like a french maid and another one a valley girl. I love the movie and had never read the original story. I still have to say I love the movie better than the book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What Comes Next

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Katzenbach
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    A retired university professor has just been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. Returning home from the doctor’s office, he witnesses a pretty young girl being kidnapped. Believing the police are dragging their feet, he vows to find her on his own. He knows that if he doesn’t act, she may never be found alive. Jennifer Riggins, the kidnapped girl, is being held prisoner by a depraved couple who have started an exclusive website called What Comes Next. Viewers can watch her terrifying ordeal in real time.

    Rachel says: "One of a kind!! A great story full of surprises -"
    "Great Story"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I couldn't stop listening to the book (no thanks to the narrator!) and listened to it 4 hours at a time. I loved how you were in vested in the characters and were rooting for them. The story was great even though the narrator was annoying!


    What didn’t you like about William Roberts’s performance?

    I really disliked this narrator! I though he sounded like the narrator on the old Bullwinkle cartoons. It just sounded over the top and ridiculous. And his women's voices were like fingernails on a chalkboard. I will avoid listening to him in the future!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20803)
    Performance
    (18649)
    Story
    (18716)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Disappointing Ending"
    Overall
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Before I finished listening to the book I couldn't understand all the negative reviews about the ending. I understand now that I've finished. The ending was extremely disappointing with how great the rest of the book was, with all the twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abandoned: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cody McFadyen
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, the wedding of one of their own was cause for celebration. Until a woman staggered down the aisle, incoherent, emaciated, head shaved, and wearing only a white nightgown.

    Erin says: "good but disturbing"
    "Great!!!"
    Overall

    This was my first introduction to Cody McFadyen and I liked this book so much when I was finished I bought the first Smokey Barret book that was written. Joyce Bean did a great except that all the men's voices sound like they're little old crotchety men, even hunky Tommy

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Riding Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at 18, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished. Now, 20 years later, Annemarie is coming home.

    Pauline says: "Painful to the ear"
    "I really enjoyed it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm always looking for something horsey to read. I really enjoyed this book. Was it a little predictable? Sure. Did the mom make stupid decisions? Of course, but the world is full of people who have made bad decisions. I still enjoyed it. I liked it so much, in fact, that since Audible doesn't have the sequel I will have to buy it in print.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Who's Killing The Great Writers of America: A Satire

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Kaplow
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    What do best-selling writers Sue Grafton, Danielle Steel, Curtis Sittenfeld (prep) and Tom Clancy all have in common? They've all been shockingly murdered in a manner both gruesome and appropriate to their style. Now, an extremely paranoid Stephen King is convinced that he will be the next victim. With great trepidation, he leaves his heavily barricaded fortress in Bangor, Maine, to discover Who's Killing the Great Writers of America?

    Susan says: "not funny"
    "Awful!!"
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    Absolutley horrible! I purchased this because I usually listen to pretty dark mysteries/thrillers and thought I could get my mystery fix with a few laughs. Not so, this wasn't funny in the least. All I can say is the author must have dirty pics on everyone he mentionined in this book otherwise they would sue his a## for portraying them as he did. I'll never see Gerard Depardieu the same again! Save your money!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1065)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (437)

    his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

    Christine says: "Stick With It!"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    I listen to my audiobooks when I take my walks but I couldn't stop listening to this book and wound up listening to it almost nonstop until it was done. Now I have to buy another book to listen to on my walks. I was so engrossed in the story that the narrator didn't bother me a bit and just as when I read I never pay attention to the less important words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Swimsuit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (122)

    Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them...A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, Swimsuit transports listeners to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.

    Julie says: "DISAPPOINTING AND DISGUSTING!"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I do most of James Patterson's books. The only thing that drove me nuts was the narrator doing women's voices. He made them all sound like transvestites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hearts of Horses: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Gloss
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    The irresistible tale of 19-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair---and getting miraculous, almost immediate results.

    Julie W. Capell says: "Simple, Honest, Wonderful"
    "Okay"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The book was entertaining. However, sometimes it seemed to move very slowly and I actually fast forwarded a few times without missing anything.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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