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HELPFUL VOTES
24

  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (1685)
    Performance
    (1034)
    Story
    (1025)

    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Igor says: "Are you looking for an attachement for the book?"
    "in short - stop eating carbohydrates"
    Overall

    I'm sure he is a good and serious scientist but if you're thinking of buying this book to help you loose weight, don't do it! His message is "stop eating and drinking carbohydrates" and eat as much fat and protein as you want.

    10 of 80 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7245)
    Performance
    (6637)
    Story
    (6644)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "This is a wonderful book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was sorry when the book came to an end. It is a great story, the characters are slowly revealed and some are truly loveable. It reminded me of "The Shadow of the Wind". It is also beautifully read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Boyfriend: The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1805)
    Performance
    (1587)
    Story
    (1611)

    Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish... Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Speed up your MP3 Player!"
    "American Dream, American Pie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    American Dream, American Pie (mostly pizza but some fruit), work ethic, entrepreneurship, family values and interior design. I almost utilized Audible’s generous returns policy but I got into the story and stuck to it all through the trilogy. True romance.
    I won’t get another Nora Roberts.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Terrorists: Martin Beck Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Terrorists is the last Martin Beck mystery, finished just a few weeks before Per Wahlöö’s death. The book is, in effect, a marvelous summing up of the series. The story centers on the visit of an American senator to Stockholm. Martin Beck tries to protect him from an international gang of terrorists, while they decide that Beck too should be removed from the scene. Interwoven with this basic story are two fascinating subplots. One, a classic mini-mystery, is the story of a millionaire pornographer bludgeoned to death in his own bathtub.

    EDGARDO E. says: "Good Police work & procedures"
    "Great! how did I miss this?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved the Martin Beck books, back in the 70's: "The Locked Room", "The Laughing Policeman" and several others and I often looked for more. Somehow I missed "The Terrorists" so it was a great surprise to find it on Audible. I thought it must be new but it turns out that it is not, but the story really could be. The good, the bad, the smart and the stupid policemen are all there, with hints of politics and romance, and the plot seems entirely up to date. I took a point off for "performance" because the narrator was a bit fast some of the time but he slowed down at the best bits and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Barry Forshaw
    • Narrated By Stanley McGeagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    His best-selling books are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written and have sold millions of copies around the world, but Stieg Larsson was not there to witness any of their international success.That his fame is entirely posthumous demonstrates the dizzying speed with which his star has risen. However, when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it becomes clear that Larsson’s life would have been remembered as extraordinary, even if his Millennium trilogy had never been published.

    Katharine says: "No, no, no!"
    "No, no, no!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Fans of the Millenium trilogy, lovers of Lisbeth, do not get this book! You might think you are going to learn about "The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson" and get a clue as to whether his life partner might write a sequel but what you get is trivia about the publishers and the translators and a totally redundant retelling of the stories of the 3 books. Why? Noone who chooses this biography will not have read Stieg Larsson's books and he told the story a thousand times better than Barry Forshaw. I am really sorry that I downloaded this and I doubt if I will listen till the end.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Healer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (146)

    Rachel O'Malley works disasters for a living. Her specialty is helping children through trauma. For years Rachel has touched grief as she helps others through it, but now grief is something very personal - she is losing her own sister to cancer. When a school shooting rips through her community, she must lean hard against God to find the strength to help the children. For there is more than just sorrow confronting her, there's a secret.

    Michele says: "A series to remember..."
    "boring and wet"
    Overall

    Boring, boring, boring. Wet, wet, wet. Made worse by the narrator's attempts at women's voices especially the sick, tired or sympathetic ones (of which there are far too many). I don't know how I made the mistake of picking this book, thinking it was a novel.

    2 of 11 people found this review helpful

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