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  • The Eye of the Prophet

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated By Johnny Cash
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    In his writings, Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran weaves Christian, Moslem, and Buddhist ideals into a spiritual tapestry that transcends cultural barriers. This collection of his lesser-known writings reveals the author's insights on youth, love, marriage, and truth, and delves into nationalism, religion, and spiritual growth.

    Krykie says: "Yes, it is that Johnny Cash"
    "Beautiful poetry!"
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    Would you listen to The Eye of the Prophet again? Why?

    Yes. Every time you listen to these words you find new message.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all parts were good


    Have you listened to any of Johnny Cash’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I like his music :)


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bud, Not Buddy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By James Avery
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal winner, is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.

    Robert says: "Bud, Not Buddy"
    "Impressive performance"
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    What did you like best about Bud, Not Buddy? What did you like least?

    The performance was sooo good that I had the feeling that I am watching a movie. I wouldn’t have imaging it as vivid and colorful as the performance made it. The story was average and predictable.


    What could Christopher Paul Curtis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make up a better story.


    What does James Avery bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything, the voices, intonation, accent, characters… excellent job!


    Do you think Bud, Not Buddy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If this book was made to just make the foundations for the characters, then would be expected the next book to be the real story. If the author has a story to tell then it would be good to write it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17090)
    Performance
    (12993)
    Story
    (12931)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Very Disappointing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    After reading the reviews of the readers’ feedback I purchased the book and was very disappointed that it was not funny or entertaining as the readers have mentioned… I actually find it annoying and boring. The fact that the author reads is does not add to the experience. She is talking about trivial things and gives her own opinion which is neither original nor adds value to the view on the facts or situation she is describing. I went half way through and had to abandon this book. Such a waste of time and money! Probably people who were watching her show or are her admirers would find this book useful as a source to get to know the author intimately.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I would go with an author who I have read before and enjoyed and would not experiment based on the best selling list books.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappoitment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6305)
    Performance
    (3091)
    Story
    (3107)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    "great story"
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    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the best


    What other book might you compare The Graveyard Book to and why?

    I wouldn't. It has its own caracter- it moves in the border


    What does Neil Gaiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great performance


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

    fading...


    Any additional comments?

    I am happy that I came across this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brain Mechanic: A Quick and Easy Way to Tune Up the Mind and Maximize Emotional Health

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Spencer Lord
    • Narrated By Spencer Lord
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    You have the incredible power to change the way you think, perceive, and react to stress - for the better - through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT has been known to be widely successful in the treatment of problems associated with anxiety, depression, mood, personality, addiction, weight, and emotions. Until recently, access to CBT was only available through professional therapy. Now with The Brain Mechanic, Spencer Lord delivers a concise, entertaining, and easy-to-use guide that demystifies cognitive behavioral therapy.

    Stephen says: "Best Intro To CBT I Know"
    "Nothing impressive, new or groundbreaking…"
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    Would you try another book from Spencer Lord and/or Spencer Lord?

    Don't think so.


    Has The Brain Mechanic turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Still believe there should be good books on the subject


    How could the performance have been better?

    It is more of the presentation of the subject which is very superficial and one sided, the reader follows the text probably... not very attractive to listen to. Multiple repetitions of same sentences and thought over and over, which makes you lose interest as the content moves very slow.


    Do you think The Brain Mechanic needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    He can try again, hopefuly with better success next time.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Awaken the Giant Within

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Anthony Robbins
    • Narrated By Anthony Robbins
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (470)

    Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

    Adam says: "Bring clarity and strategy to your life!"
    "Very inspiring"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Awaken the Giant Within to be better than the print version?

    Big dose of the impact comes from the energy and enthusiasm in Anthony Robbins voice and presentation


    Have you listened to any of Anthony Robbins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    as good and powerful as the rest of the presentations


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Millionaire Upgrade

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Richard Parkes Cordock
    • Narrated By Nigel Acheson
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (572)

    Imagine finding yourself sitting next to a self-made millionaire for eight hours on a long-haul international flight. Imagine that person was prepared to share with you the secrets of their success. For one lucky person this actually happened. Inspired by a true story, Millionaire Upgrade is the tale of one very experienced entrepreneur and one very lucky passenger.

    Philippe says: "A complementary book for the Millionaire series"
    "Nice reading"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Millionaire Upgrade to be better than the print version?

    I have not seen the printed, but liked very much the audio addition


    Which character – as performed by Nigel Acheson – was your favorite?

    both


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    think out of your comfort


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10367)
    Performance
    (5630)
    Story
    (5662)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Not that interesting story"
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    Would you try another book from Yann Martel and/or Jeff Woodman?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Yann Martel’s story?

    Cannibalism stories and other disgusting stories in it


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    the performance was great. The personification of the characters, accent, emotion, very good acting …


    Was Life of Pi worth the listening time?

    Not what I was hoping for, so a bit disappointed


    Any additional comments?

    Good imagination and unexpected turns, but leaves you with a bad taste from the whole book wouldn’t wish to hear it again or recommend to friends

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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