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Milena

La Puente, CA, USA

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  • 6 reviews
  • 75 ratings
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  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Martha Beck
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (42)

    Leaving the Saints is an unforgettable memoir about one woman's spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As "Mormon royalty" within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church's high elders, known as the apostles, and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct.

    Sheila says: "Decide for yourself"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    I loved the way the story is narrated. The author makes sure she does not sound biased by telling you both sides of the story and by reasoning and understanding what takes a person or a community to x or y act. I love the idea of telling a few secrets from the church to us outsiders. I believe this religion is too old fashion by hiding secrets about rituals, censuring, threatening, and by stubbornly not accepting facts found by scientists.

    I could not believe that in America, there are those who live a life similar to the Muslim community in the Middle East.

    Kudos and thank you to the author!

    11 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4678)
    Performance
    (1327)
    Story
    (1338)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "AWESOME"
    Overall

    This book is a MUST READ for all women of all ages! I has adventure, romance, and Food! :)

    The author's tone of voice help you visualize the scenery and the details of the story!

    Enjoy it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pollyanna

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Eleanor H. Porter
    • Narrated By Rebecca Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Pollyanna, an expert at her favorite "Glad Game" of always looking at the bright side in her numerous trials, is one of the most popular and enduring characters in all of children's literature.

    Joseph R says: "Redefining Pollyanna"
    "Fun little book!!!"
    Overall

    Although there were parts I lost patience listening to pollyana being TOO GOOD, I love the fact that it is so well described that made me feel as I was living the story caring for Pollyana and her loved ones :)

    Read it for your Kids or listen for your entertainment :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Judith Ann Gantly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Honora and Sexton are just settling into their new marriage, and have just bought their beloved New Hampshire house, when the economy crashes and everything in their world changes. Anita Shreve presents a "literary novel of the caliber and craft of Edith Wharton or Henry James," says the Baltimore Sun.

    Deneen says: "A pleasant surprise!"
    "Boring!"
    Overall

    You have to be on the mood to listen to this book. If you are driving, you might get confused at the beginning with all the details. I guess it needs someone patient.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 5th Horseman: The Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1398)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (223)

    Just as patients are about to be released with a clean bill of health, their conditions take a devastating turn for the worse. Accompanied by the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer probes deeper into the incidents. Could these cases just be appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people's lives? When someone close to the Women's Murder Club begins to exhibit the same frightening symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Meh"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    I could not listen more than one CD from this book. It is not interesting at all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pearls of Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Vera Gissing
    • Narrated By Vera Gissing
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In June 1939, 11-year-old Vera Gissing escaped from occupied Czechoslovakia, leaving family and friends behind, to come to Britain. This diary is a unique record of a young girl's thoughts on growing up in exile.

    Milena says: "Mesmerizing"
    "Mesmerizing"
    Overall

    I am a fan of memoirs and especially of female authors. Her story is very sad as many other stories of survivors of the Holocaust. She talks about her experience of the Holocaust from overseas and what she found in her country after returning from England.

    Vera portrays magically the beauty of the details and imagery from her childhood and at times, you feel like you are listening to a long poem.

    I highly recommend you to buy it but you should keep tissues near you during the last chapter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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