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  • The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
    • Narrated By Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (66)

    Is it possible to eat normally, five days a week, and become slimmer and healthier as a result? Simple answer: yes. You just limit your calorie intake for two nonconsecutive days each week - 500 calories for women, 600 for men. You’ll lose weight quickly and effortlessly with the FastDiet.

    Megarian says: "Worked for me"
    "Real world, very effective diet"
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    Would you listen to The FastDiet again? Why?

    Every year I have to lose about 15 pounds to make weight for a couple of athletic events. This year I tried FastDiet, and did the job in half the time. The fact that you can have 500-600 calories during the fast days takes the edge off. Found that I had less appetite on the regular days. This diet, combined with the right foods, can really shed pounds while not making you suffer through your normal work day.


    What about Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer ’s performance did you like?

    Got the point across. Not pros but nothing unpleasant.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2265)
    Performance
    (2047)
    Story
    (2053)

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

    Staaj says: "Surpised by how much I enjoyed it"
    "Loose Ends"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cinder the most enjoyable?

    The "tech" - gadgets, etc., where fun. The character development was good.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Here was the problem. The story had great momentum on it's Cinderella theme until the closing scenes. Then it bogged down, and was left with no ending. Like the author was trying to force a sequel. A couple of more chapters, and a logical conclusion would have tied up the loose ends.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The lab.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The quarantine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Necropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Michael Dempsey
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (132)

    NYPD detective Paul Donner and his wife Elise were killed in a hold-up gone wrong. Fifty years later, Donner is back: revived courtesy of the Shift. Supposedly the unintended side-effect of a botched biological terrorist attack and carried by a ubiquitous retrovirus, the Shift jump-starts dead DNA and throws the life cycle into reverse, so reborns like Donner must cope with the fact that they are not only slowly youthing toward a new childhood, but have become New York's most hated minority.

    David says: "Big dumb ideas about undying"
    "Not a zombie story"
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    Would you listen to Necropolis again? Why?

    I'll take the question to be "would you listen to the story knowing what you do now?". Probably. Although the main theme was pretty interesting, the story took a few turns that were so far-fetched that they derailed the momentum. Wish I could give examples without killing the suspense.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Dempsey? Why or why not?

    Yes, but I would look more closely at the story before purchasing.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    Donner. Who else comes close?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steven Sherrill
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (837)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (788)

    Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

    Cathy says: "Full of surprises, delightfully unexpected"
    "A fun book with a great narration"
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    What did you love best about The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel?

    The setting of the book was implausible, with a horned minotaur fitting right into the country scene. Couldn't stop laughing as he stumbled his way through many situations


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fantastic narration makes the audio stand apart


    Any additional comments?

    An easy and fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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