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Mia

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

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  • Life After Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Damien Echols
    • Narrated By Damien Echols
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (226)

    The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

    Courtney says: "A compelling story-worthwhile listen."
    "This book should have diamonds"
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    What made the experience of listening to Life After Death the most enjoyable?

    The honestly. I never heard of his case.Still this book alongside "The end of your life book club" and "The help" have a special place in my heart his warm voice
    Makes me shiver. This man is a modern Mandela. The difference? He is not ready to forgive yet. His narration is perfect and raw.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Damien and jason.


    What about Damien Echols’s performance did you like?

    His raw and calm honesty


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

    His story about the priest on a motorbike.


    Any additional comments?

    You.need this audiobook.

    0 of 1 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
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

    Mia says: "Fantastic about being Christian"
    "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
  • The Interestings

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Meg Wolitzer
    • Narrated By Jen Tullock
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (636)

    The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age 15 is not always enough to propel someone through life at age 30; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence.

    Tango says: "Needs a better title, but a good read (listen)"
    "Almost too amazing!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Interestings the most enjoyable?

    The way characters and different era's take you on a journey like few other novels match. The Personalitiea are Amazingly Heartwarming


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ethan: Won't spoil the story , when you listen you will see why.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ethan and Jools at the office.


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

    Life: Things change but remains the same.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Desire Map Daily: A Guide to Feeling Your Power Every Day

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Danielle LaPorte
    • Narrated By Danielle LaPorte
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Many of us unconsciously pick up ambitions from our parents, celebrities, or the imaginary "they" we’re trying to impress. We crank hard trying to meet the "right" goals instead of the ones that match the shape of our heart. It’s Achievement Autopilot…and it’ll burn you out. Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerfully creative thing you can do.

    Sara says: "Yellow brick road to the home of our own Desire."
    "A great intro to The desire map"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The main desire map is not your boring self development listen. It is a new angle which Requres your willingness to honestly answer yourself: How do you want to feel? Each listener will get a very different results. This is alternative but not New age. Filled with God but not religious


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    This is new theory.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    By being herself. She even freestyles in the audio from.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    It was perfect!


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Yes: Go for this if you are new to the desire map. Ready to make it? Go for the full desire map experience. This is great for those who like me wants everything Danielle laporte .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Remember Me?

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (572)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (170)

    When 28-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she's in for a big surprise: Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident - in a Mercedes no less - Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she's about to find out just how much things have changed.

    Eric Pyles says: "Liked the Storyline. Hated the Language."
    "Chick-lit without big laughs with a message!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Remember Me? to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print. Rosalyn Landor is one of few able to give men a true authentic voice.


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

    Including a chapter seen from those mattering to Lexi. What do they each really think and feel?


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

    Her work is beyond fantastic!


    Who was the most memorable character of Remember Me? and why?

    Lexi.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plain Peace: Daughters of the Promise, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Beth Wiseman
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    In normal circumstances, Anna Byler would have her choice of any of the young men in her Amish community. But because of the strict rules enforced by her grandfather, the bishop, available suitors are afraid to court her. Then handsome Jacob Hostetler moves to Paradise and decides Anna is worth the challenge.Anna sees that the bishop’s legalism is dividing the community and risking the lives of its members - but her grandfather doesn’t.

    susan says: "cute story"
    "Important storyline: One of the best in series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Plain Peace the most enjoyable?

    This was not "just another romance novel". It felt authentic and the strict Bishop is one of the most well-written characters in this clean amazingly written Christian series. Ada scene where a woman dares to speak-up after 30 year's and you have this book.


    What other book might you compare Plain Peace to and why?

    Book one in this series: "Plain promise" the first book introduces us to Jonas who. i really wish was a new person.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Bishop is introduced to his wife' stash and goes bananas


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

    Faith: The untold pain truth.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Who Asked You?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terry McMillan
    • Narrated By Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (185)

    Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

    JALAYNE says: "brillant"
    "One of the finest works in 2013"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Who Asked You? to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed edition. However, this is narration-art which needs to be awarded. Rarely have I heard anything close to this. Outstanding just like the narration for "The help".


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact this story was written in the pressent, even when we clearly follow them over decades. You do 't notice but it wraps you in and you can't stop listening.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Luther and Omar.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Why did it have to end?


    Any additional comments?

    Credit worthy an instant Audible essential.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifteen Minutes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God. Overnight, Zack becomes the nation’s most popular contestant. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise his beliefs. Just as he’s on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster.

    Jan says: "Not sure if its the books fault or just me..."
    "This should be in any collection"
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    If you could sum up Fifteen Minutes in three words, what would they be?

    Surprising,heart-breaking and well-written


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

    I would let each chapter be told by a different character. This should be a series. The last filthy minutes tried to wrap it up too fast. This book should be required reading in this day and age.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The heartbreaking song to the girl he loves


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

    Yes: When he saw what he lost


    Any additional comments?

    Do not let my rating hold you back. It is painfully true. Sadly too short.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Smart, Chris Stewart
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Smart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (416)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (386)

    On June 5, 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.

    Erin says: "Uplifting?"
    "Another horrible story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    All listening experiences are worth it.


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

    Sad but true:A typical horrible experiences turned into book.


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

    Great narrator.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Elizabeth Smart and Chris Stewart ’s life?

    A whole lot. Plus some details should have been taken out because this is sadly a book sex-offenders might get some stupid danger filled ideas from . I wish an expert would have looked through it to remove excplit scenes.


    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (216)

    Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart - obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust.

    L. Gutman says: "Required reading for humans"
    "Great idea - printed by social workers"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. The endibg. It is an important idea and every adult and teen needs to listen to it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Matthew Quick? Why or why not?

    Yes. Skip the health-workers advice in future books


    Which character – as performed by Noah Galvin – was your favorite?

    Lauren


    Was Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock worth the listening time?

    It is a must.


    Any additional comments?

    Totally credit proof.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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