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NrthOfSea

Audible Addict. My iPod is my security blanket.

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  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (4881)
    Performance
    (4125)
    Story
    (4094)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Great and Informative"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Power of Habit to be better than the print version?

    Listening to the audiobook made me go out and purchase the print version. (Need to highlight key points in the book, notes, etc.)


    What other book might you compare The Power of Habit to and why?

    Have never heard or read anything like it.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Chamberlain – was your favorite?

    Mr. Chamberlains voice was an absolute asset.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Power of Habit?

    The entire book gave me a rush.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Lot Like Love: FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julie James
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (331)

    Jordan Rhodes is invited to all of Chicago's best parties, but there's only one the FBI wants to crash. To get her brother out of jail, she agrees to take Agent McCall as her date. But when the mission gets botched, requiring their "relationship" to continue, it starts to feel less like an investigation-and a lot like something else.

    M. Davis says: "Great Series!"
    "Fun Series!"
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    Would you listen to A Lot Like Love again? Why?

    Yes, I would. I really enjoyed the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick, of course. Julie James makes her male characters desirable.


    Which character – as performed by Karen White – was your favorite?

    I didn't have favorite character in particular that Karen performed. She performed all characters perfectly. Karen White really brought the book to life, Loved her!


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

    I love when the lead characters first meet.


    Any additional comments?

    Great, fun series!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Lady Is a Vamp: Argeneau Vampires, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (371)

    Kidnapped! When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye. One desperate act leads to . . . Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to help him . . . never imagining that he would fall in love. But with law enforcement hunting them, their time together is running out .

    Frances says: "Another highly recommended"
    "Sucker For Sands"
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    Where does The Lady Is a Vamp rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not at the top. Maybe middle-high range.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lady Is a Vamp?

    Possible Spoiler:









    I've read every book in the Argeneau series and have waited (still waiting) for Brickers story. The fact that he couldn't control Livy makes me wonder if she will be his life mate. Makes for a good book, what with all the awkwardness between Bricker, Paul and Jeanne Louise. Memorable indeed.


    Which character – as performed by Paula Christensen – was your favorite?

    Paula was great with all the characters.
    Other Argeneau female narrators were too . . . breathy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, except I'm never really sitting while I listen.
    Entertaining nonetheless.


    Any additional comments?

    Great addition to the Argeneau series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cinderella Deal

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (633)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (287)

    Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything.

    Laura says: "The Listener"
    "Not Great . . . Not Horrible"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Daisy wasn't strong (enough). Not a typical Crusie female character.


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

    Would have liked Daisy to dig in a little more. She gave in too easily.


    What three words best describe Susan Boyce’s performance?

    It was OK.


    Was The Cinderella Deal worth the listening time?

    Sure, it was a fun story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15315)
    Performance
    (12640)
    Story
    (13281)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "All Hype And No Skills To Pull It Off"
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    No.


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but will make sure to choose a better author next time.


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    I found the entire experience was painful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    I disliked the entire book.
    Crazy thing is, the only part that really made me cringe wasn't even sexual.

    I shouted "No, no, no!" When Anastasia used Christians toothbrush. That freaked me out for some reason.


    Any additional comments?

    This book wasn't my cup of tea.

    I really did want to like it, but the whole time I kept wanting to slap the main character.

    I would have liked to have the author explain why Ana would let a man belittle her. Why was she so taken by him? What was in HER past that would make HER enter a relationship like that?

    Christians money, power and good looks weren't enough for me.
    I NEEDED there to be more. The book lacked depth.

    The character wasn't relatable.

    I'm two years older than Ana, from Seattle and could not identify with her. I didn't feel anything for her.

    I can't count how many times I rolled my eyes at the dialogue.

    We might be young, but we're not stupid. Twenty-somethings don't say "Oh my". Twenty-somethings don't generally like being told what to do. (Daddy Issues?)

    I didn't like the whole Dominant-Submissive thing. I would never let a man dictate what I could and could not do.

    To me, that shows a lack of spirit and love for oneself.

    E.L. should have addressed more issues. If she would have made me feel something (anything) towards Ana then maybe I would have enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla
    Overall
    (1252)
    Performance
    (728)
    Story
    (724)

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "Every man should read this!!"
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    Amazingly honest! Great book, should be given to sons, brothers, dads and any man in your life. Corolla gets it, he tells it like it is.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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