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Jean

Loveland, CO, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9881)
    Performance
    (8955)
    Story
    (9031)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Not sure why I stayed with this one!"
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    Typical bad writing style by Dan Brown but he tells a good story. This one wasn't as intriguing as the previous ones but he ended it better than the others. It was worth finishing, but the process was often painful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Your Life Book Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Will Schwalbe
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (360)

    >"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

    Mark says: "A good book, but not really for me."
    "Don't Miss This One"
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    This is a book no one should miss. Mary Ann Schwalbe was a remarkable woman. There's probably a little bit of her in each of us and this book could help us discover it. I will definitely listen to this book again and again and will try to read as many of the books she and her son Will read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1814)
    Performance
    (1549)
    Story
    (1528)

    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Stacey says: "The program works, but the listen is technical"
    "Don't bother"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing


    What could William Davis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. Way too many scientific facts and no way to know if they were accurate or not.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Reader did okay. Just not interesting dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    Atkins diet minus processed meat. Not for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Lisa Genova
    Overall
    (733)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (405)

    Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

    Ira says: "Incredibly stimulating and thought-provoking"
    "Inspiring"
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    Where does Still Alice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In a class of its own. Read like it was a true story. Gave a lot of insight into the dreaded disease of Alzheimer's


    How could the performance have been better?

    Very matter of factly read. I had trouble sometimes determining who was talking. Read like it was a text book. Very pleasant voice but not much inflection.


    Who was the most memorable character of Still Alice and why?

    Alice and how she dealt with her diagnosis and her pursuit of help.


    Any additional comments?

    Made me take notice of how I react to people who actually have Alzheimer's. they are so deserving of respect and are often ignored or treated as if they aren't there. May we all learn a lesson from this family's experience. Even though fictional I'm sure not far from reality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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