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Doha

I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Flat-Out Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (966)
    Performance
    (887)
    Story
    (894)

    He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

    Patricia says: "I Loved this book!"
    "WOW WOW"
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    Where does Flat-Out Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it one of my favorites , I loved the story soo much


    What did you like best about this story?

    the plot is so smooth and nice and kept me hooked until the end , I liked the feeling it got me after I finished it


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    not sure , maybe all of them


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

    two guys .. one girl LOL


    Any additional comments?

    I really recommend this book to everyone I love it soo much

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Panic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (255)

    Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret....

    Katheryne says: "It should have been called Malaise"
    "Not a cliche book"
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    After about five months of pausing I finally finished this book .. it is thrilling despite it's simple concept, I liked it and it surprised me in some ways..I don't want to spoil but the ending was fair yet not cliched, it is the first book I read for Lauren Oliver and certainly not the last

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephanie Perkins
    • Narrated By Grace Blewer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (36)

    Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

    Lakergirl says: "Worst. Narration. Ever."
    "Teen Romance"
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    If I had to order my favorites of this series it would be
    1) Anna and the French Kiss
    2) Isla and the happily ever after
    3) Lola and the boy next door
    so it is obvious that I liked Anna's story better than the other but this one was decent and I actually enjoyed the relationship between Josh and Isla .. so I finished this well-written triology and I sure do recommend it to all of you romance junkies out there :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashes, Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jo Treggiari
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (36)

    The world has ended... What comes next? Smallpox epidemics, floods, droughts—for 16-year old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, stealing with it everyone she ever loved. Even the landscape of her beloved New York City is ever-shifting and full of hidden dangers. As the weather rages out of control, she survives alone in the wilds of Central Park, hunting and foraging for food and making do with the little she has, while avoiding roving scavengers and thieves.

    Doha says: "Expected something better"
    "Expected something better"
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    What did you like best about Ashes, Ashes? What did you like least?

    i liked the world building it was unique and I really could imagine it vividly .. Lucy was a good main character and Loe :'( I loved him so much


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

    I have mixed feelings because I think there is a second book for this series yet it is not a continuation .. so I don't know what to think


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

    she have a voice of a narrator and I liked her performance very much specially for Henry and Leo and grammile rose :)


    Could you see Ashes, Ashes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I think so .. but with better adjustments to the characters .. Maybe Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer


    Any additional comments?

    I was so excited to read this book but it disappointed me in some ways .. I didn't enjoy it that much but the world building is very good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crash into You

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Katie McGarry
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam, Alicia Harding
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life - that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT.

    Brooke says: "I fell fast..."
    "Very nice story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Crash into You the most enjoyable?

    The narration was more than good and it really got me in the mood for the story .. also some of the scenes were much better on voice than if I had read them


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

    nothing about the narration .. but the story itself didn't add up well with me


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I had multi favorite scenes one of them was when Rachel wanted to say the speech and Isiah didn't care and parched in to save her .. so cute


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

    Love speed .. pay the price


    Any additional comments?

    this book was very nice but I preferred the second book dare you to more

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Bitch

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (144)

    Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as "soda is liquid Satan" and "you are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin", it's a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant. Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations.

    Erica Marie says: "I stopped drinking soda immediately after"
    "sassy book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe I would because it has a very convincing argument about veganism


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skinny Bitch?

    Talking about the cruelty bestowed upon animals I dont thinkbI can digest their meat again


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

    it is only one character which are the authors


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

    Use your own head and never trust anyone with your body .. its your life go live it


    Any additional comments?

    This book is for people who want the hard core truth .. you should have a sense of humor and an open mind for it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight in Austenland

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    In this follow-up to Austenland, Charlotte Kinder is eager to escape the numbness she feels after her divorce. Deciding to get away, she visits the Regency-themed Pembrook Park resort in England, where talented actors set the perfect scene. But with everyone playing a role, it’s hard to distinguish reality from fantasy. So when Charlotte’s heart stirs, she wonders if she’s simply caught up in the experience - or if her ability to feel is finally returning.

    Jennifer says: "Charlotte talks to herself way too much!"
    "Mystery in Austenland"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Well, not exactly.. I just don't like mystery stories without a love interest .. I do get that this is a self-discovery story but I did prefer if there was a better love interest


    Would you be willing to try another book from Shannon Hale? Why or why not?

    Yes Absolutely, I would like that very much


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

    her narration is just amazing it's like seeing a play in front of you .. she has a depth of voice that convince you of each character .. I wouldn't have imagined there accents like that


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    there wasn't much romance going in the story .. but I did like the romantic twist at the end


    Any additional comments?

    this book is for mystery lovers .. it brings a new angel to austen world

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Darya Pino Rose
    • Narrated By Darya Pino Rose
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    Foodist is an approach that actually celebrates food while taking you through the nutrition and psychology involved in eating well to help you move beyond the daily obstacles and bad habits that keep the tasteless, empty, and unsatisfying food-like products on your plate. Losing weight no longer has to be about sacrifice, deprivation, and willpower, and food will turn from something you fight into something you can actually love again. As Darya writes, "You don't need a diet. You need an upgrade."

    arnold says: "The Science of Healthy Eating/Living"
    "Healthy lifestyle 101"
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    For anyone out there is still struggling to fight the temptation that are in this industrial world this book is for you, I liked how funny and straight to the point it was.. it contains tons of tips and tricks for making cooking and eating real food so hassle free and I am so tempted to try them out
    most most recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Austenland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (405)

    Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.

    ElChangoPelon says: "Fun read"
    "Very entertaining"
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    If you could sum up Austenland in three words, what would they be?

    Back to Darcy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, I think Jane was my favorite since I didn't get to know other characters that well


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    I have to say it's Mrs.charming .. she was so funny


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

    the last scene of the story was good how the love triangle finally got resolved


    Any additional comments?

    In comparison with the movie I found that the movie was much more entertaining but the story is cute and different .. it's like seeing two versions of the same story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Effortless

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (622)

    After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.

    Lucina says: ""Mornin""
    "Karma .. yaay"
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    If I was the writer of this book I would re-name it as (Karma) .. that's right folks, Kiera does it again .. she "almost" cheated on her other boyfriend.. man this was .. slow yet it has a rhythm to it, still not convinced about the whole Kiera & Kellen relation but I think this one was better than the first.. y

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tom Rath
    • Narrated By Tom Rath
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (344)

    In Eat Move Sleep, Tom Rath delivers an audiobook that will improve your health for years to come. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleepfeatures the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick listen offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible.

    R. Townsend says: "Great Tips, Well Researched, but..."
    "Nice simple book"
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    Weeeelllll, this was a very good book for a beginner in the diet world and don't know where to begin.. each chapter was written smartly to cover the three main aspects of this book ( Eat , Move , Sleep )
    so I kinda liked that .. I agree with the author with the sleeping tips and the exercising part, but for the "right" diet part I have to say .. being a Vegan for almost 8 months now I have some issues with his guidelines .. I would recommend this book to whoever is out there wanting to begin his/her fitness journey and need some good reliable information to apply in their lives

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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