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Cindy

Olympia, Wa | Member Since 2005

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  • 16 reviews
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  • 21 purchased in 2014
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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
  • Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3779)
    Performance
    (3314)
    Story
    (3312)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling."
    "Fun and enjoyable book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enjoyed the story and the characters plus the narration was good also. It is a short book, but well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Richard Wrangham
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution.

    KHarrang says: "Fascinating book about early human development..."
    "Interesting and well done"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I recommend this book. It provided interesting information, which was presented well. Worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (410)

    Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

    Darwin8u says: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth."
    "Not his best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Did not like this one, I struggled to finish it. I was hoping it would get better but it did not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • STRIPPED

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By H.M. Ward
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon, Sebastian Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    There are some relationships that destroy your faith in people. They make you jaded and hard, irrevocably changing you forever. I wish I could say that I hate her, I wish I could walk away and never look back, but I can't. The woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand disappeared from my life 3 years ago. So when I see her at a bachelor party, half naked, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I'm shocked. I have to know what cracked Cassie Hale's picture perfect world that landed her in this hellhole, and I hope that I'm not so bitter that I can't help her escape.

    Jordy says: "sexy man whore + beautiful virgin= LOVE"
    "Not very good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not sure what I was expecting or why I selected this book, but it was not very good. It was a bad choice. The narrator was fine, the book, not so much.

    0 of 0 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
    (5743)
    Performance
    (4970)
    Story
    (4964)

    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
    (496)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (352)

    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!"
    Overall
    Performance
    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
    (123)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    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
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    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
    (411)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (346)

    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
    Performance
    Story

    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
    (26716)
    Performance
    (13351)
    Story
    (13395)

    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
    Performance
    Story

    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
    (3216)
    Performance
    (2528)
    Story
    (2519)

    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.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Surprising Good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    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

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