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Cindy

Olympia, Wa | Member Since 2005

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  • The Best American Erotica 2005 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, and others
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Susie Bright is the fearless boundary crosser of contemporary erotica, and The Best American Erotica 2005 features stories of unprecedented literary pedigree and a stunning breadth of imagination.

    Jesse says: "Why Susie?"
    "Variety..."
    Overall

    There is quite a variety of stories. I enjoyed this book, and have downloaded another one of Susie Bright's collections.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5295)
    Performance
    (4585)
    Story
    (4581)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I bought this because it had such great reviews, and they were right. Great book which I enjoyed listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Conor Grennan
    • Narrated By Conor Grennan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (323)

    In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

    Angela says: "Amazing experience + Inspiring tale"
    "Great!"
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    Story

    Great book! Great story! Great performance!

    Definitely worth listening too. I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Bob Harper, Greg Critser
    • Narrated By Bob Harper
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    With Bob Harper, superstar trainer and co-host of NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser as your personal authority and coach, you can and will finally shed the pounds - whether you want to lose two or two hundred! Distilling Bob's vast knowledge of nutrition, weight-loss strategy, and human nature down to 20 simple, nonnegotiable principles, The Skinny Rules will help you step away from a reliance on processed foods and the need for so much sweet and salt and step into a newly thin lifestyle.

    Diana says: "Ok Read, Abridged"
    "Straightforward, clear and concise"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good advice on weight loss, straightforward, clear and concise, delivered by Bob Harper.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By A. J. Jacobs
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (326)

    A. J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind - from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises and a range of diets and nutritional plans.

    Niall says: "A comic tries a little of everything"
    "Fun listen and learned a few things too"
    Overall
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    I enjoy books by A.J. Jacobs, and have listened to all of them and enjoyed them all. This one did not disappoint and is one of my favorites of his books. I am glad that he narrated it himself, which makes it even better.

    Most of us need to get healthier, and this book was a fun way to learn healthier habits. It helps by wading through the current health info out there and make sense of it. And A. J. doesn't just tell us, he tries it for us!

    0 of 0 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
    Overall
    (26018)
    Performance
    (12672)
    Story
    (12714)

    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!"
    "Great!"
    Overall
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    Yes folks, the other reviews were right, this book is excellent. I normally would not have selected this book, but the reviews convinced me. They were right, this book was well worth the credit and the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2917)
    Performance
    (2244)
    Story
    (2236)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    Chris - Audible says: "Believe the hype"
    "Surprising Good"
    Overall
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    This book was excellent and well read. There were many surprises that kept it interesting. And you don't have to been a "Rob Lowe Fan" to thoroughly enjoy this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (15835)
    Performance
    (11815)
    Story
    (11747)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "too arrogant"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I bought this because the reviews were good, but unfortunately the book wasn't. I guess it is a for Tina Fey fans. I found her very arrogant.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (505)

    More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together - and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult - the “Columbian Exchange” - underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows the creation a worldwide trade network....

    mavs says: "fasinating new perspective on history"
    "Excellent book"
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    What did you love best about 1493?

    Great book, it is about history, but it was told very well, and putting the events in context from different perspectives. Not only did I learn more about the history and the effects from that time period, it was very interesting and tough to put down. I have been recommending to everyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4344)
    Performance
    (2135)
    Story
    (2168)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Enjoyable and informative"
    Overall

    I am not a "runner", walking and jogging are enough for me, but I really enjoyed this book and learned a few things about running.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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