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Nicole

surprise, AZ, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leonard Sax
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (435)

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    Kirt says: "Startling, well-researched view..."
    "Great information"
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    What did you love best about Boys Adrift?

    A must listen for anyone who would like to understand teenage boys better and what makes them tick. It was well written and easy to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Rock
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1514)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1097)

    Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

    Lindblad says: "An amazing insight to the brain"
    "brilliant-a must read"
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    Of the 2 dozen or so books on neuro-plasticity and neuro-psychology I've read, this book tops them all. The way it's written and read make it easy to visualize the concepts and put them into motion in day to day life. It makes the subject matter comprehensible to any audience; not just those with medical backgrounds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Mother: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (125)

    Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present and make amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business. As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months each year planning a holiday that everyone in her family will enjoy.

    Jan says: "Loved it"
    "A bit of brain candy"
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    Not much into Danielle Steel but this one was a decent listen. The setting was enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4134)
    Performance
    (3515)
    Story
    (3499)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "a delightful light hearted mystery"
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    Enjoyable, worth a listen. Although a 'dated' setting, the novel reads more contemporary. Not many slow parts that I can recall so easy to get through to the end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6178)
    Performance
    (4204)
    Story
    (4176)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "never boring"
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    Although somewhat predictable, the story flowed without any stale parts. The main character, Jack Reacher, is likable and a fun 'hero' type. One of the first novels in awhile I've been able to get through to the end. I'll definitely be listening to more of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (3598)
    Performance
    (2889)
    Story
    (2915)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "Not as good as Gone Girl"
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    I might have liked this one more if I'd listened to it before Gone Girl. I was disappointed. Its title suits it well as it is a dark story and filled with a bizarre evil that I found to be depressing more than anything. It's still a well written story I just didn't find much to like about the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dianetics: The Original Thesis

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By Lloyd Sherr
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Dianetics: The Original Thesis is L. Ron Hubbard's first description of Dianetics. Originally circulated in manuscript form to a few friends, it was soon copied and passed hand-to-hand until it literally circled the globe. But the resultant word of mouth only fueled the fire. Find out what started it all. For here are the bedrock discoveries and equations of Dianetics.

    Nicole says: "worth a listen if interested in this area"
    "worth a listen if interested in this area"
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    a rather basic overview of the concepts of scientology but a good choice for someone who just wants to understand it a little better or for someone like me who has an interest in dozens of subjects

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SuperFreakonomics

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2723)
    Performance
    (1101)
    Story
    (1109)

    SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

    Rich says: "Worth Your Time"
    "good but not as good as the first one"
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    I'd still recommend this book but the first one was more insightful. I felt like some of the information in the 2nd book was 're-processed'

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Chris Pavone
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (326)

    Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....

    Ariel says: "You Will Need to Pay Attention"
    "finally a novel keeps my interest until the end"
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    Would you listen to The Expats again? Why?

    Yes, actually i've already begun a second listen. I've rarely listen to a fiction book more than once but this one is that good


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    absolutely. great story, characters are well-developed, lots of plausible twists and turns


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Psycho-Cybernetics

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Maxwell Maltz edited by Dan S. Kennedy
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (850)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (304)

    Since its publication in 1960, Dr. Maltz's seminal text has inspired more than 30 million readers to enhance their lives and achieve life-changing goals - from losing weight to excelling in sports to dramatically increasing their income. Now revised for a new millennium, The New Psycho-Cybernetics remains true to Dr. Maltz's visionary approach and proven groundbreaking techniques.

    Janie says: "Better than a 5!"
    "a must read for everyone"
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    If you could sum up The New Psycho-Cybernetics in three words, what would they be?

    brilliant, necessary, interesting


    What other book might you compare The New Psycho-Cybernetics to and why?

    the brain that changes itself because it has many of the core concepts found in neuroscience


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attraction

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Allan Pease, Barbara Pease
    • Narrated By Chelsea Bruland, Jeff Prewett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (14)

    Will men and women ever see eye-to-eye about love and sex? How will relationships ever be rewarding if men only want to rush into bed and women want to rush to the altar? In this practical, witty and down-to-earth guide, couples experts Allan and Barbara Pease reveal the truth about how men and women can really get along. By translating science and cutting edge research into a powerful yet highly entertaining read, youll learn how to find true happiness and compatibility with the opposite sex.

    Nicole says: "Some good information"
    "Some good information"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Although it had some valuable insights I didn't find too much that was groundbreaking or that I hadn't read somewhere else or known through some other means.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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