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Mia

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

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  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (774)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "Credit proof:Thriller and fiction lovers unite!"
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    Would you listen to The Bat again? Why?

    Yes: Because of the stories within the story. The narration was amazing. As a Norwegian unfamiliar with Nesbø's work. I have heard of him since he is a singer too. This book is perfect to listen to in English. Since it set in Australia, some of the stories told by the aborigines in the story. It is beyond amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bat?

    I am going to pick a story within the story: I love a good novel. My favourite moment is in the hotel room when Harry is drunk and Sandra a prostitute may I add, helps Harry to bed and his Swedish girlfriend Sofia appears. Scenes so vivid that if you like "fifty shades of grey" you are sure to get a much more handcrafted story which unlike "fifty shades" is written to help you to get to know Harry Hole.Every thriller-lover person i know in Norway says that this book is essential to understand Harry Hole. This will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Fantastical. You learn small facts on every page.


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

    No this is the first one. May there be more.


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

    Every moment Harry opened up about his background.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this please! It is credit-proof all the way. I am picky on thrillers. I need a story, people to come alive during the recording. Just like the Stieg Larson Millennium trilogy it got that... And more. Being at the end is like saying "see you later" to an old friend. The trademark on great fiction: It leaves you very hungry for more...

    2 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
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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 0 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
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    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.

    Mia says: "New-age at it's. Worst"
    "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 0 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
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    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"


    0 of 0 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
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    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.

    Christina says: "Miracles Now Eye Opening"
    "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
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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
  • The Interestings

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Meg Wolitzer
    • Narrated By Jen Tullock
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (934)
    Performance
    (828)
    Story
    (832)

    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
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    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
    (591)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (186)

    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
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    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

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