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Mia

I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

Member Since 2012

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  • 102 reviews
  • 106 ratings
  • 277 titles in library
  • 59 purchased in 2014
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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    Overall
    (110)
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    (29)
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    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    Jeanie says: "Truly a literary work"
    "True bliss and credit worthy"
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    Where does A Thousand Splendid Suns rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to audiobooks in every genre: Which means I does not rank them. Numbering them would be like numbering family. Let me say this: It made me gasp. I felt proud of being a woman. This is a tribute to ladies and to the craft of writing.

    I have not heard "The kite runner" because the narrator must be good enough. The Audible sample of "The kite runner" made me sad, since I depend on audiobooks in order to digest books.

    After "The end of your life book club", a book I have been listening to time after time. For some reason I decided to buy this and without being aware I bought the abridged version. For some strange reason I was happy I made this "mistake", because I could hear it in one sitting. The time did not exist while I was listening to this. It was like being in these brave ladies heart.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Thousand Splendid Suns?

    When two childhood friends met again as adults.


    What about Atossa Leoni’s performance did you like?

    Clear and while she brought nothing to it she read the story in a way which made it crisp clear.


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

    All the horrible beatings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joyce Meyer
    • Narrated By Jodi Carlisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (26)

    It's never too late for a new beginning. Look closely and you'll see that theme all through the Bible. Page after page, God delights in turning tragic endings into new beginnings. A childless woman conceives in her old age; a fearful, self-conscious shepherd becomes a leader of millions; and a prostitute becomes a wife and mother in the lineage of Christ. Every biblical fresh start reveals the amazing, awe-inspiring hope we have for our own new beginnings in God's plan for our lives.

    Mia says: "It works!"
    "It works!"
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    Where does You Can Begin Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I hate to give traditional ranking to audiobooks. The reason is there are in my own opinion, no fair way to rank audiobooks. Different categories cannot be ranked in the same manner...In my opinion, this book is worthy of five stars based on the following: It is the first book by Joyce Meyer which I feel I have been personal, uplifting, and it is a book you will go back to again and again. The narrator is perfect, her voice is so calming. I really wish she could have red power thoughts because I tried listening to power thoughts ho


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Can Begin Again?

    The moment I saw the Truth: Mega-pastors(I call them Christian "rock-Stars". They have millions watching them on TV or online, plus thousands of fans at the event itself. What des this mean? She has wisdom and communication-skills to reach all self-development addicts no matter what they call a higher-power. The reference to 250 scriptures might make you say "No way!" However, the references are a boost. The way she explains them will give faith in her way of thinking. It even helped me!By which I mean if you are tired of always going inward( Sometimes we need to know we are great and not alone, right?)


    What about Jodi Carlisle’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic! So calming.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    As far as I understand she preaches a series on the books topics.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cup of Friendship: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Rodriguez
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (20)
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    From the author of the “bighearted . . . inspiring” (Vogue) memoir Kabul Beauty School comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there - thrown together by circumstance, bonded by secrets, and united in an extraordinary friendship. A Cup of Friendship is the best kind of fiction - full of heart yet smart and thought-provoking.

    Diane says: "A cup of friendship"
    "A match for The Kite runner!"
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    If you could sum up A Cup of Friendship in three words, what would they be?

    Female - power, friends love


    What other book might you compare A Cup of Friendship to and why?

    The Kite runner! They both discuss Afghanistan and the people who lives there. This book addresses the female but unlike the follow - up to The kite - runner this leaves you with hope.The help: Also about friends and the fight for FreedomWho asked you? Same topic


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

    She gives each their true voice.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Cup of Friendship and why?

    Jack: A brave man who is not afraid to risk his life to save his female friends.


    Any additional comments?

    Totally wow - listen! Honesty, I have listened 20 times since buying it and I am delighted to say it still takes me to new levels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If I Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gayle Forman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (914)

    In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

    AudioAddict says: "The Ultimate Choice"
    "One amazing highlight great for all"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This is far to amazing to miss. It is indeed a journey inside the head of somebody between here and the other side. It contains laughter, music a Patti smith ref. In short: The best five hours I have spent( Even yogi ' s need a miracle listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If I Stay?

    When Adam land a punk- plan to get into the I.C.U.


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

    She Is one Perfect Reader


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

    I laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    This amazing book will wrap - your thoughts around.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Oblivion: Maddox Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jamie McGuire
    • Narrated By Phoebe Strole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
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    Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

    Allison says: "Boring, Cliched, Annoying"
    "Her best yet The perfect summer listen"
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    Where does Beautiful Oblivion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I never give listens rankings. This book is more mature. No eye.rolling or "She said he said" you meet a woman who speaks her Truth. Forget any cry-baby pages . This lady knows how to stand-up for herself. My favorite by the author so far. It is better written and if you are digging her earlier books: Grab it! New to the author? You do not need the other stories to enjoy this.


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Oblivion to and why?

    Walking disaster, beautiful disaster, who asked you, out of easy. They all contain great stories about interesting characters. Who asked you? Is in a league of it's own.


    What about Phoebe Strole’s performance did you like?

    Sounded a little too much like Emma Galvin..; that is not a bad thing. The characters should have sounded a bi older.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    " The secret brother"


    Any additional comments?

    Perfect summer listen. Credit worthy for any girl over 18. Not like 50 shades a all. However does sadly contain a few adult scenes. You can pass them if you prefer they do not contain any info..They have been added to include 50.fans. In my opinion.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Orange Is the New Black: My Time in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424.

    Mia says: "Straight-up: Real crime and prison time"
    "Straight-up: Real crime and prison time"
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    What did you like best about Orange Is the New Black? What did you like least?

    I have wanted to get this since season one started. Finally Europeans can listen to this alongside Audible friends accross the globe.

    The fact that the book explains her stay in a very realistic way. The sex focus in season one was way too much. I do not have any knowledge about prison, but even I knew the sex stuff was not realistic and the book confirns this.
    11:11:11should have gone faster. I was bored out of my mind until chapter three .


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would made it shorter.


    Which character – as performed by Cassandra Campbell – was your favorite?

    This is a memoir... But, okay. "Yoga-Janet"


    What else would you have wanted to know about Piper Kerman’s life?

    Where is she today?


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What God Said: The 25 Core Messages of Conversations with God that will Change Your Life and the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated By Neale Donald Walsch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Inspired by his nine-book Conversations with God series, many people have asked Neale Donald Walsch to find a way to deliver the most essential pieces of God’s message to us in a more succinct way. The result is a concise audiobook detailing and expanding just what we need to know about life and how to live it. Bringing their many conversations over the years into sharper focus than ever before, Walsch in What God Said encourages listeners to cast aside religious and cultural trappings. To experience life as fallible - and human - beings, open minded, open-hearted, and all-embracing, and to build on, broaden, and enrich our ancient story.

    Pat says: "Pretty good"
    "New-age at it's. Worst"
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    Would you try another book from Neale Donald Walsch and/or Neale Donald Walsch?

    No. If I want to learn about God I will read the scriptures and listen to a talk.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am currently listening to "Orange is the new black".


    Have you listened to any of Neale Donald Walsch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never.


    What character would you cut from What God Said?

    The author.


    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sarah Jakes
    • Narrated By Sarah Jakes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
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    Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age 13. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection. More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement. Perhaps you, like Sarah, find yourself wandering the detours of life. Regardless of how lost you feel, you, too, can be found.

    shalon says: "Awesome story"
    "This has no typical Christian content: This is lif"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lost and Found to be better than the print version?

    Have not read it. This is read by the author which brings a sense of true pain to it. This glides on because it is a memoir.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her attitude. It shows that the way out is open IF we dare being true.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Her experience of backtalk in a Christian-setting. So honest and important regarding how NOT to treat others.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Behind dad's cash"


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Bernstein
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
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    (57)
    Story
    (54)

    Let’s be real for a sec. Most of us don’t have time for an hour of yoga or 30 minutes of meditation every day. We’re overwhelmed as it is. Our spiritual practice shouldn’t add to that. That’s why I’ve handpicked 108 simple techniques to combat our most common problems - stress, burnout, frustration, jealousy, resentment. The stuff we have to deal with on a daily basis. This audiobook is designed so that you can achieve peace and experience miracles now. Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Miracles Now uses practical, moment-to-moment tools to help you eliminate blocks and live with more ease.

    Dave says: "I thought it seemed forced"
    "Mental Er."
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    If you could sum up Miracles Now in three words, what would they be?

    Easy deep life-changing


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that it works right away. When in doubt of What to do; choose a random part by going to the app menu. Each part takes no more than three minutes to listen to. At the end of each message is an option to share the main content using 140 letters making sharing the main Content Easy and fun!


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

    I have the book and the audio. The audio is like having her with you. Helping you Calm down and feel supported.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It is actually done! A three hour packed workshop. Free for anyone who buy the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is straight-to-the-point it will give you a solution now. I love all her books. This is less talk more action. It Is Indeed Her best yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reggie: You Can't Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Reggie Dabbs, John Driver
    • Narrated By Reggie Dabbs
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The inspiring, true story of a man who went from nothing to speaking to more than two million people each year. Reggie Dabbs's life changed when in the second grade he realized his parents were not his real parents, and that his birth was the result of a 20-dollar deal his 16-year-old unwed mother made to secure the food she needed for her three other children.

    christy says: "powerfuly witten"
    "True wisdom with a bigger picture"
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    Would you listen to Reggie again? Why?

    Yes. This listen is done in one evening. However , the mixture between a memoir(without a boring minute.) and Reggies honest wish for you and I to be what we can be - someone unlike any other. Yes. Reggie is a Christian and the book does refer to the bible. My non Christian friend said" This book is not like other Christian books. It even lifted me!"


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reggie.


    Have you listened to any of Reggie Dabbs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have heard him on tbn. The book is way more accessible and the perfect gift for yourself if you want to be lifted up and really feel like somebody wrote this because they care. The perfect gift for yourself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life is hard but you will make it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Treasuring Emma: A Middlefield Family Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kathleen Fuller
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
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    Story
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    Emma always puts the needs of others ahead of her own. When will it be her turn to be treasured? Adam was her first love and best friend. But then he went away. Determined to experience the freedom of living in the "Englisch" world, he left Emma heartbroken. How could he have chosen the world over her? Now Adam is back in Middlefield and Emma can't seem to keep him away from her family's farm. But this time she's determined to guard her heart. It might be love that keeps him there... or perhaps just guilt.

    Debbie says: "Has been so hard to distinguish characters..."
    "Fantastic about being Christian"
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    If you could sum up Treasuring Emma in three words, what would they be?

    Honest, one-sitting and well written.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    Adam - because of his actions.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Bad things happen but God is in full control


    Any additional comments?

    A thrill. Clean Christian romance with a storyline that makes you see it could happen to you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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