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Noel

Mom, Science Teacher, Kid at Heart. My 52 mile drive to work gives me time to finally stretch my brain. Audible has been a wonderful treat! Thanks Bob!

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  • Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3166)
    Performance
    (2809)
    Story
    (2812)

    Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one. There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town.

    pewter says: "Who, What, and Why"
    "Book 13 should be called: Beating a Dead Horse"
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    The author spends a good chunk of each chapter recounting events for the previous 11 books or lying the groundwork for the next book. The story drags on in between.

    I also had the feeling that Sookie's "voice" in the first person wasn't consistent with her "voice" in the other books.

    This is the last novel-I'm sticking with True Blood.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mireille Guiliano
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (65)

    French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox", how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times.

    Kristen says: "Bon appetit!"
    "Wish I had this book pre-college!"
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    I wish I had read this book before going to college where, in the throws of constant stress and laziness, I developed bad eating habits! Mom's, this is a great book for a teenage daughter leaving home for college/returning home from college/living on her own for the first time.

    This isn't a diet book. This is a grown-up girl's guide to eating. Most of us aren't as lucky as Mireille Guiliano, who found a kind family doctor to help her reprogram her eating habits when she found herself over her ideal weight. Instead, most of us turn to the gym and dieting to quickly fix weeks/months/years of transgressions. This book offers a holistic approach to well-being and will help you form a new relationship with food.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (4905)
    Performance
    (2009)
    Story
    (2001)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Anita says: "Excellent Insights"
    "Every Adult Must Read"
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    If you know a graduate- gift wrap this book. If you know anyone in their 20's- this book is a MUST read. I came upon it in my 30's when our principal introduced "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids" to our school. I've now read it three times and I continue to learn new lessons. This book is a beautiful way to center yourself and hone in on what your want to stand for-your mission in life. Like a good parent, Stephen Covey coaches you to be your best self. If every child and adult practiced the habits in this book the world would be a better place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pamela Druckerman
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (474)

    The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children is here. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent". French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. But French children are far better behaved and more in command of themselves than American kids....

    Emily - Audible says: "Inspiring"
    "Best Parenting Book EVER!"
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    Really, my friends, we are being SO duped by our kids at the dinner table. American kids can eat mushrooms and even have a taste for feta! At our table, we now compare the taste of the new food to a secure food. We talk about texture and flavor, and try everything once. Believe it or not this little bit of French coaching has helped. -Thanks for opening my eyes Pamela.

    This book was a wonderful story about parenting (the author has a daughter and twin boys) and an interesting look at French culture and their early-education systems. The narrator was so talented at switching between French and English, that I was happy to have listened to this book on audio.

    I knew I had to write a review when I realized that this is the parenting book that has most influenced me as a mother this year. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (15879)
    Performance
    (11857)
    Story
    (11789)

    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"
    "Just OK"
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    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    It would depend on the subject of the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    It would depend on the subject of the audiobook.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tina Fey?

    Tina Fey was fine as a narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    This book read like a SNL episode: many topics-unrelated-most eliciting a chuckle.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Stephen Covey shows you how to apply the acclaimed 7 Habits to the unique circumstances of your family. You'll learn to establish a proven and successful principle-centered framework to build strong family relationships and develop a common language so family members better understand each other.

    Alex Ellis says: "I recommend this highly"
    "Buy the UNabridged Book"
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    What would have made The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families better?

    I've read this book before. It was so powerful I wanted to revisit it's teachings again. The abridged version left much to be desired. I felt the potent message was lost. I'll have to dig out the book read it cover-to-cover over the summer.


    Any additional comments?

    Please ask the Covey Institute to record an unabridged version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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