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  • Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Susan Spencer-Wendel, Bret Witter
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (30)

    Susan Spencer-Wendel's Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist at the Palm Beach Post, learns of her diagnosis of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, she embarks on several adventures, traveling to several countries and sharing special experiences with loved ones.

    Bonny says: "Until I Say Good-Bye is a paradox for me."
    "Death on her terms"
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    My grandfather died of ALS. I wish he had Susan's attitude! Her no-nonsense battle to leave her children and husband with a sense of who she was, and what was important are inspirational. This is not a "read in one sitting" book, it can get heavy in parts. But there is a lot of joy, introspection, and some practical tips along the way. Susan examines and evaluates her priorities as her bady starts failing her, and lists the concessions she had to make along the way to meet her goals and fulfill her bucket list. I will probably liswten to this at least once more, to glean some tips.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (1121)
    Performance
    (1019)
    Story
    (1018)

    Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

    Suzn F says: "Oddy Returns"
    "AI Meets Girl"
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    Would you listen to Odd Interlude again? Why?

    yes, because I enjoy Odd's sense of humor and perspective on life and the people areound him. I like the plot twists and am sure there are probably some nuances I missed the first time around.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Odd Interlude?

    The discovery of a body at the end of the tunnel


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ed talked to Odd on the truck radio


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Odd Harmony


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun, suspenseful and thought provoking book that was hard to put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Telling

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (110)

    Once a culturally rich world, the planet Aka has been utterly transformed by technology. Records of the past have been destroyed, and citizens are strictly monitored. But an official observer from Earth will discover a group of outcasts who still practice its lost religion-the Telling. Intrigued by their beliefs, she joins them on a sacred pilgrimage into the mountains...and into the dangerous terrain of her own heart, mind, and soul.

    Cindy says: "Tell me about it!"
    "Tell me about it!"
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    If you could sum up The Telling in three words, what would they be?

    Don't toss traditions


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Telling?

    When the heroine and her nemesis realize their childhood experiences caused them both to reject their peoples' traditional values, and to rethink those decisions. The realization that life is not black or white, but many shades of gray.


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

    no


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Project

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gretchen Rubin
    • Narrated By Gretchen Rubin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1029)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (630)

    Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

    A User says: "The gift that keeps on giving..."
    "Happy Happy Joy Joy!"
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    If you could sum up The Happiness Project in three words, what would they be?

    Just do it!


    What other book might you compare The Happiness Project to and why?

    The Dalai Lama's book on happiness. It was a religious experience for both authors. :)


    What about Gretchen Rubin’s performance did you like?

    Her candidness. What worked and didn't work for her, that failures were ok, but don't give up.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be all you can be - happily


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unstuff Your Life: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated By Andrew J. Mellen
    Overall
    (979)
    Performance
    (806)
    Story
    (777)

    Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.

    Angela says: "My lightbulb moment"
    "Unstuffing as we speak"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, and I have. I quote it alot (Like with Like and Everything in it's Place). Even if it is only in my head. I have cut the size of my email inbox by 2/3 already and am still on a roll. After a wildfire destroyed most of my neighborhood this summer, I became aware (almost to the point of obsession) that I need to be more organized, especially in my office, and have a "to go" box of papers ready for whatever is next. When you have 30 minutes or less to figure out what to take, having the box packed already would be a small comfort.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It seems do-able for the average messy, unorganized person. It made my think about my kitchen storage spaces in a different light, too.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew J. Mellen – was your favorite?

    Andrew Mellen


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

    Defnitely not. One chapter a day (there was homework) was about all I could handle. Sometimes I listened to one chapter several times, as a refresher/reminder to keep me on track. I did go to the website and download all the lists at once, however.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4692)
    Performance
    (3431)
    Story
    (3417)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    Darran says: "Great listening experience"
    "Needed: Adult Supervision"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Proven Guilty to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I like James Marsters' delivery of the sarcasm and irony that is Dresden. I have a 90 minute commute to and from work, so these novels help alot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mister - he's a great judge of character.


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

    Yes. This performace was up to par with the others I've heard


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

    This book made me both laugh and cry. Not at the same chapter, though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5265)
    Performance
    (4458)
    Story
    (4454)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Need to adapt to new narrator - but good story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Ghost Story the most enjoyable?

    I loved the part of never knowing if Dresden was alive or dead. Cliffhanger till the very end, then left wide open for the next installment (I can't wait!). Intricate plot, interesting twistss and ghoulies as always. Thumbs up!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by John Glover?

    Yes, if it was a Dresden book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Happily Never After


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steppenwolf

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Hermann Hesse
    • Narrated By Peter Weller
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (352)

    Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine.

    Darwin8u says: "Save this Hesse novel for your midlife crisis."
    "No thrill of discovery"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes, the book. Not the audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steppenwolf?

    When it was discovered that Steppenwolf was meeting a beautiful lady, and who she was.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The mysterious parts could have sounded more mysterious and intriguing.


    Could you see Steppenwolf being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not for Americans. It is too heavy for the general public. Maybe on PBS< though.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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