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The Internet made me lose the joy of reading for a while there. Thanks to audio books I'm making my way back.

La Vergne, TN, United States | Member Since 2012

  • 3 reviews
  • 81 ratings
  • 127 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

    Richard says: "First Sight and Second Thoughts"
    "Audio is only an improvement"

    I confess to having already read this book in hardback form. However, I wanted to see how the text would come off in audio with all the English accents--and Nac Mac Feegle accents, too. I was not disappointed.

    While reading the actual text was a delight, listening to Stephen Briggs' oral rendition makes the text even more fun. I'll have to purchase the next two in audio, as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "The journey was better than the destination."

    I read a few pages of this book via Kindle and I must say, listening to it was the better option. The voices in the audio make the language and the dialect come alive. The author wrote that dialect phonetically in places, which made it seem condescending in print.

    That said, this was a good story until the end when it seemed the author was in a hurry to finish the book and get it to the editor. Skeeter's dilemma was wrapped up a little too neatly and I didn't buy the quasi-happy ending presented for Abilene, either.

    In sum, the destination wasn't that great but it was an enjoyable journey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Sleep Every Night

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold

    Join the thousands of people who have overcome their sleep disorders and insomnia by using this superb, high-quality hypnosis audiobook by Glenn Harrold--the UK's best-selling self-help audio author. Insomnia and other sleep problems are often caused by stress, anxiety, and a busy mind at bedtime. Glenn's highly acclaimed hypnotherapy techniques and audio production will help you overcome these problems in a completely safe and natural way.

    Leslie Catt says: "Almost perfect"
    "Narrator takes getting used to"

    To these American ears, Mr. Harrold's voice is not particularly soothing upon first listen. But now that I've grown used to him--"deeper and deepah"; what?--his voice is just the thing to knock me right out.

    I never hear the blurb because my mp3 player has a sleep timer, which I set for 30 minutes. Someday, I hope to make it to the end of part 1 of this audio book before falling asleep.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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