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Meggin

Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

Reno, NV, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • The First Prophet: Bishop Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kay Hooper
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Months ago Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn't control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing games with Sarah's mind. It begins with Sarah's home being destroyed by fire - an act of arson that draws novelist Tucker Mackenzie into Sarah's confidence. But he has other reasons for pursuing a woman who can see what others can't. So does a mysterious enemy intent on eliminating Sarah, and everyone she cares about. Because it's only a matter of time before her visions lead her and Tucker to a secret many will kill to hide.

    Meggin says: "Move along. This one is a real disappointment."
    "Move along. This one is a real disappointment."
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    Oh, brother. I forced myself to wait 'til the end of this book to write a review. I kept hoping it would get better and it never did. I have read or listened to many of Kay Hooper's books and have enjoyed them all. This one was ridiculous and I think the narrator made it worse. I don't want to just beat up on the narrator or the story, but I would highly recommend you go find one of Hooper's early books/series and listen to that one. And definitely make sure they are narrated by someone else. If there are more in this series (since Hooper tends to write in groups), I won't buy them, that is for sure.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    What does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves - but Dr. Brené Brown's research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.”

    Marcia says: "Incredibly helpful book"
    "Listen now - and listen again and again"
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    I needed this info TODAY and am thankful for Audible's double time option. I sat outside and listened and slowed it down sometimes when I couldn't take notes fast enough.

    This is life-changing material. Wish I had had it long ago. The difference between shame and guilt. How to be shame resilient... So much here. Just incredible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unspeakable

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (71)

    A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over - but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…Olivia has no proof for her suspicions. But as the body count rises, so do her fears. A rock is thrown through her window, her car tires are slashed, a chilling message is scrawled on her bathroom mirror.

    Heather says: "Really great book!"
    "Uneven - thankful for double-time option"
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    Parts of this book were great and other parts, I thought, "Good grief. Get on with it." The narrator was good although there were many mispronunciations, which is fairly unusual for Audible books. I finished it just now, at double speed. I would try another Kevin O'Brien book because of the parts of this book that were good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ascendant: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Drew Chapman
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (84)

    Hidden deep within the figures tracking the ups and downs of the stock market lies a terrifying truth: America is under attack. Our government…our economy…our very way of life are in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy…and no one knows. Except Garrett Reilly. He has a knack for numbers. He sees patterns no one else can. His gift has made him a rising star on Wall Street. But when he notices that two hundred billion dollars' worth of U.S. Treasury bonds are being sold off at a terrifying rate, his gift makes him the most wanted man alive.

    John S says: "Actually quite entertaining"
    "Anxiously awaiting his next book!"
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    WOW! Incredible. Pulled in from the first paragraph and it never let up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1240)
    Performance
    (1069)
    Story
    (1067)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    Kelli N. Perkins says: "Maximum Thrill and Fabulous Characters"
    "Department Q fan, for sure!"
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    I tested out this book since it's part of a series and it had gotten good reviews by and large. Well, I'm a major fan now! Have already purchased the next and have others in my wish list. The characters were so marvelously developed - such a range of different types. Can't wait to start the next one in the series this coming week!

    The only thing I'm worried about is that there's a different narrator. So sorry that Erik Davies didn't continue. I thought he was ideal for this role. I'll be hopeful, however.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Turn to Stone: A Jonathan Stride Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Brian Freeman
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    On his way back to Duluth, Stride stops to visit the grave of his mother in a small Wisconsin town. After a shocking occurrence in the cemetery, Stride becomes enmeshed in a gruesome and suspenseful search for a killer who knows things no one else alive should know.

    John says: "For the Freeman fans - This review is for you"
    "PERFECT as a novella"
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    I would love to know the story behind Brian Freeman deciding to make this a novella instead of weaving it into another full novel. Was it something he wrote and it didn't fit in another novel or he just created this as a separate story? Whatever it was, it was EXCELLENT! And it will barely tide me over until his next book is out! I hope Joe Barrett always narrates his books. I can't imagine anyone else in the "role."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Child Thief: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dan Smith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    A troubled World War I veteran races across the frozen steppe of 1930's Ukraine to save a child from a shadowy killer with unthinkable plans. Luka is a war veteran who now wants nothing more than to have a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality. But everything changes the day a stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. In the chaos, a little girl has vanished, and Luka is the only man with the skills to find the stolen child and her kidnapper.

    David says: "Brilliant--both the writing and the narration"
    "Stunning - Would Rate This 6 Stars If I Could"
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    I have been telling people about this book ever since I started listening - and have told everyone to LISTEN rather than read it. This narrator was brilliant and brought Dan Smith's amazing story up to another level. I didn't want to miss a sentence in this book and if I thought I had, I went back. Tragic and yet hopeful. Painful and yet inspiring. One of the best books EVER from Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thunderstruck

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Bob Balaban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (185)

    In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

    Michael Jones says: "Marconi, murder, mix well"
    "Started slowly but keep listening"
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    Since Devil in the White City is what I'm measuring his books against, that is a TOUGH act to follow. However, I learned a great deal from this book and enjoyed it and am looking tonight for another one of Erik Larson's books. I'm convinced that I like him and the way he creates a story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drawn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Hankins
    • Narrated By Gabrielle De Cuir, Paul Boehmer, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    In Drawn, a mysterious little boy has begun appearing in the paintings of an artist who can't remember ever actually seeing him. A partially blind, disfigured agoraphobic who suffers crippling panic attacks if he even tries to leave his apartment is forced out by an unseen entity. A lonely widower begins to suffer terrifying nightmares that his long-missing, presumed-dead son is still alive and in mortal danger. A young runaway realizes that a man he thought was his traveling companion is actually his captor...and a predator.

    Jillian Werle says: "Great narration, weak story"
    "Another Great Hankins Book"
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    Completely different from Brothers & Bones, his first book I'd read (listened to) and this one was fabulous also! Different narrators added to it rather than distracting from the story as can happen in some audio books. I have already purchased the third book that I know of that Hankins has written and will be listening soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Retirement Plan: A Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Martha Miller
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    What do you do when you fall through the loopholes in the system and all you have to rely on are your own wits? Lois and Sophie have scrambled and saved for years, planning for their retirement in Florida. But now they've lost it all, and Lois' sniper training from her long-ago service as an Army nurse leads to a desperate career choice. When Detective Morgan Holiday is assigned to investigate a spate of sniper killings, it's just one more stress point in her already overburdened life.

    'Nathan says: "Rooting for the "bad guys" has never been so good!"
    "Could Not Stop Listening - LOVED IT!"
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    This was a great book and on so many levels, I loved it. I listened to the whole thing within 2 1/2 days - while driving, doing work around the house, or standing around waiting for something to get started.

    I loved all the main characters (and was rooting for all of them in their various endeavors) and the depictions of them by the narrator. She was outstanding and helped this good book be even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2087)
    Performance
    (1842)
    Story
    (1832)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
    "Wish I Had Another Lincoln Lawyer Book Right NOW!"
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    Have listened to this over the last 3 days and loved it! Never a dull moment and definitely held my interest throughout. A few of the reviews had made me a little worried that it wouldn't be a good book but it was! Peter Giles is perfect as the narrator. Excellent and just what I want from Audible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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