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Debra

San Jose, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Neal Barnard
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Could that glass of milk affect your memory? Is that aluminum can increasing your risk for Alzheimer's disease? Can a banana be a brain booster? Everyone knows that good nutrition supports your heart and overall health, but did you know that certain foods can protect your brain and optimize its function? In Power Foods for the Brain, Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the suprising mealtime choices that can make a major difference in preserving and enhancing memory and brain health.

    Camille says: "Worth the read"
    "Audio Book Needs a PDF cookbook attachment"
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    Excellent information that is applicable for any level of physiological understanding; the author does not dummy down information, but makes it accessible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Botany of Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1494)
    Performance
    (767)
    Story
    (769)

    Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers' genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.

    Teddy says: "If you have an open mind... Give it a listen"
    "The book out-shines the video"
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    If you are like me, you've seen the video with the same title. If you have, you're in for a treat if you purchase this audible version. Michael Pollan's humor, knowledge, and ability to spin informative narrative makes science fun again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2387)
    Performance
    (2180)
    Story
    (2206)

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    N. Houghton says: "Gothic Horror Never Sounded So Good"
    "More terrifying than I thought. . ."
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    This is a must listen! I grew up reading this story, viewing Hollywood's interpretation, and now, taking a chance, purchased the audible copy. Wow! What an amazing production. Honestly, at 2:00 a.m., listening to the narrative, with all the lights out--I felt terror--the shear terror of this timeless story.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Night Train to Memphis: The Fifth Vicky Bliss Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    While on an all-expenses-paid cruise down the Nile, Vicky takes on a new case involving a plot to rob the Egyptian museum. With Sir John Smythe, reformed jewel thief and Vicky's lover, the prime suspect, she prepares for shipboard romance and a dash of intrigue.

    Judith says: "Vicky's Egypt trip is fun for Amelia fans"
    "Anything Barbara Rosenblat reads is a WINNER!"
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    What did you love best about Night Train to Memphis?

    Elizabeth Peters has a shot-in the funny bone sense of humor--and her one-liners are unique.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationships between the characters, the twists and turns of the plot, and the tiger-like attitude of Vicky Bliss.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Everything! Barbara's ability to establish personalities and people using believable voices is amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    Start with the 6th book in the series (The Laughter of Dead Kings)--then go to the 1st--through the 5th--ending with the 6th again. ENJOY!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Regain his Athletic Career-and His Life - by Running the New York City Marathon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Matthew Long, Charles Butler
    • Narrated By Matthew Del Negro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (216)

    On the morning of December 22, 2005, New York City firefighter Matt Long was cycling to work when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of death. Miraculously, after five months in the hospital and more than 40 operations, Matt was able to start his recovery. This book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon.

    Sarah says: "Only 1/2 way through and loving it"
    "You don't have to be a runner to read this. . ."
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    If you could sum up The Long Run in three words, what would they be?

    Courage. Endurance. Encouragement.


    What other book might you compare The Long Run to and why?

    Wow. I don't think anything else comes close.


    What about Matthew Del Negro’s performance did you like?

    His transparency. His honesty.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed. I cried. I cringed. I sat silent, at times.


    Any additional comments?

    I tackled some tough stuff in my life after listening to this book.I love Matt's motto. . .No longer will I wish. . .No longer will I want. . .from now on. . .I will.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in Black

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Paul Ansdell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (310)

    Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

    Karen says: "good story and narration"
    "Do not expect it to be like the movie"
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    If you could sum up The Woman in Black in three words, what would they be?

    Chilling. British. Dark.


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

    Yes, in that I wanted to know just how far over the edge characters were willing to go before they realized they were playing with fire.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't expect this to be like the movie. However, listen to this BEFORE you see the movie, as nuances are missing in the current flick that you will gain in the audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ultimate Runner: Stories and Advice to Keep You Moving

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Green, Amy Hunold-VanGundy
    • Narrated By Sumeet Bharati
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    Whether you are a casual weekend warrior in running shoes, a seasoned ultra marathoner, or something in between, you recognize the heart and passion of runners who are just like you. Serious, competitive athletes and those who just want to shed a few pounds will find common ground in The Ultimate Runner, a celebration of every type of runner in heartfelt narratives, spectacular photos, and expert advice.

    Debra says: "Stories Yes. Advice No."
    "Stories Yes. Advice No."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Ultimate Runner: Stories and Advice to Keep You Moving the most enjoyable?

    The stories are great.


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

    The listener is misled by the title--not much advice is given.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want an audiobook about experiences, this would be the one. But, if you like me, would like practical advice from other runners--this is not the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flash and Bones: Temperance Brennan, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (462)
    Story
    (467)

    Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse.

    Tia says: "Don't start here if you're new to the series!"
    "Read the book in-print instead"
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    What did you love best about Flash and Bones?

    I love Kathy Reichs and the way she weaves a story together.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Linda Emond?

    Linda's performance of this sounded like she disliked the story altogether.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to quit listening and purchase the book in print.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Marine Corps Way: Using Maneuver Warfare to Lead a Winning Organization

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jason A. Santamaria, Vincent Martino, Eric K. Clemons
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The Marine Corps Way shows managers at all levels how to apply the tactics and techniques of maneuver warfare to achieve overwhelming results in today's fiercely competitive market environment. You'll learn how to reshape your organization based on seven guiding principles: targeting critical vulnerabilities, boldness, surprise, focus, decentralized decision-making, tempo, and combined arms.

    flotcha says: "Awesome book"
    "A must read!"
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    What did you love best about The Marine Corps Way?

    This book you cannot put down, so make sure you have an afternoon to read it from cover to cover.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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