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vicki

mysteryreader

Watkinsville, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

ratings
8
REVIEWS
5
FOLLOWING
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HELPFUL VOTES
10

  • Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (281)

    For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number.

    Mary says: "Science, science, and more (fascinating) science."
    "Bad book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Bad science, tedious, author loves to hear himself talk, pseudo-science. Not only was the entire book hard to wade through, it was redundant, and full of "factoids" the author picked to support his misguided and poorly researched diatribe

    6 of 58 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Black

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (397)

    When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”. With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black.

    Mary says: "Boring, predictable …"
    "Soft Porn"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Well, a thin story with dislikeable characters, gratuitous sex scenes that got boring, yuck. predictable and somehow seemed amateurish.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15711)
    Performance
    (13937)
    Story
    (13972)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "don't care a hoot about what happens to them"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book started out well, very twisted plot, midway through it was spellbinding, but then, well- it just gave out of steam. Too belabored, the characters were very unlikeable and a little unbelievable. Wanted to kick them both. Ended up not really caring about what happened to them. Readers (performers) were excellent. But in the end, just boring and tedious. Will not look for a follow up.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Marina's I'm Steppin' Out: Confessions of a Food-a-Holic

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Marina Kamen
    • Narrated By Marina Kamen
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Marina's audiobook I'm Steppin' Out: Confessions of a Food-a-Holic is a personal account of Marina's life, from childhood through her marriage and eclectic career. As a mother of three children who has lost 100 pounds, Marina understands what it takes for a woman to achieve the American dream in today's crazy world of entertainment, fitness, and family.

    vicki says: "huh??"
    "huh??"
    Overall

    What is the point of this book? It is not even remotely entertaining. Poorly written, totally uninteresting and no real continuity. I want my points back!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3430)
    Performance
    (1160)
    Story
    (1163)

    Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

    Lawrence says: "Believe the Hype"
    "save your time and money"
    Overall

    depressing and meaningless- wasted my time on this- television is better and that is not saying much

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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