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Jordan Dossett

Buddhist, philosopher, relatively sane day walker living day2day life w/ MS. Founder @sitandsayover + @antharia. Speaker/Author #nptech.

Maryland | Member Since 2014

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  • 12 reviews
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  • 528 titles in library
  • 24 purchased in 2015
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  • Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Bodhipaksa
    • Narrated By Bodhipaksa
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (33)

    Mindfulness has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective way of reducing stress. It is a form of focused awareness that helps to prevent the runaway thinking that gives rise to physical and emotional hyper-arousal. The two meditations in this audiobook help us to develop this transformative quality of mindfulness and to practice acceptance of our present-moment experience in a non-judgmental way - in particular, with their emphasis is on learning to "be comfortable with discomfort".

    Julia says: "Very relaxing except for the very end"
    "Peaceful, Calming Voice"
    Overall

    The audio is nice, but only a 3 star. I have many books that have guided meditations and for some reason after I listen to this section I do not come away more or less relaxed or less stressed. The audio is also set up funny where it is not broken down into neat chapters so that you can simply when listening again and again jump to a set point. You will have to use audible's application to set bookmarks, but take that as a positive plug for audibe's iPhone app.

    The reader's voice is nice but sometimes he is too close to the microphone or has hard time with set pronunciation. If the audio goes on sale I recommend it but not at full price.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3454)
    Performance
    (2852)
    Story
    (2859)

    Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stones throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg.

    Ducky says: "MOLLY HARPER IS A HOOT!!!!!!"
    "Great but looses me in End"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm a no spoiler gal, I will saw the book started off a bit slow, then became one worth staying up to the wee hours to enjoy but sadly by the end the umph was gone.

    The narrator was amazing and writing is great but as I said there were just some lull points and the ending for me was just flat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (1307)
    Performance
    (1198)
    Story
    (1195)

    Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

    Leslye says: "Not up to her usual greatness."
    "A bit of a Twist"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I struggled with this book vs others in the series. My review has no spoilers so I'll just say I had a hard time getting into the voice of "GG". At first things seemed too family to other books in the series but then some delightful twists jeep you going strong through the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Symbiont

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped.

    Amazon Customer says: "It bothered me how much this book needed editing"
    "A Middle Book"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I have loved all of her books but this series was supposed to be 2 and became 3 books and this entire boo read like filler crap I didn't really need to know.

    I don't do spoilers so I can say - yeah it was good and kept me on some pins and needles. I even just stayed up til 4 am to finish it but could have just saved it for tomorrow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Restful Sleep: Self-Hypnosis Trance Work

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Steven Gurgevich
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Hypnosis is simply a system of methods that enable mind and body to share information more effectively. One of its best tools is known as trance, a process of creating an inner experience of focused consciousness that enables your mind and body to accept and share your intentions, beliefs and expectations. In this session, Dr. Steven Gurgevitch gently invites your mind to expect and enjoy the transition into a deep and refreshing state of slumber.

    Arthur says: "Great program except of the last few seconds!"
    "Very Helpful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've always struggled falling asleep and this does the trick. I have this and a longer offering from Steven and I highly recommend both. His voice is captivating and the messages sent are simple yet complete.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Parasite

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (222)

    A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams

    Kim Venatries says: "You Want To Put A What... Where?"
    "Amazingly Detailed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    No spoilers here so I'll just say it's amazing and very detailed. I can't imagine the research that goes into a book but authors like Mira Grant do it with a style and depth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Paper Cowboy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kristin Levine
    • Narrated By Lincoln Hoppe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't well; in fact, she may be mentally ill, and his sister, Mary Lou, is in the hospital badly burned from doing a chore it was really Tommy's turn to do. To make amends, Tommy takes over Mary Lou's paper route.

    Jordan Dossett says: "Captivating Journey"
    "Captivating Journey"
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    Performance
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    I have loved all of this authors books and I am not big on spoilers so I will say this book was an audible page turner. I stayed up almost all night binging it was simply that compelling to know what was next. The narrator was a delight which I think is key in audio books as well.

    0 of 0 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
    (29339)
    Performance
    (25888)
    Story
    (25959)

    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!"
    "Shockingly Addicting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    I absolutely will listen to Gone Girl again. This is an amazing book and like a movie you love and have seen a thousand times that you see a facial gesture or background object this book will yield clues and insights that will still have me reeling come the end of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What did I like best? Well I am just going to say the ending. I was shocked and surprised and my mouth actually fell open.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    I love Nick. He is a great guy and I don't want to give any spoilers so I am just going to say that his character was developed well and is rich and complex and one of the nice things was at the end the twist makes you realize just how true blue this fella is.


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

    A moment that moved me? Isn't the shocking end enough? The book made me run back to Audible and buy all of Gillian Flynn's books and listen to them back to back.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to anyone that is stuck looking for that "thriller" that won't have you on the edge but has enough humor to have you smirking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feed: The Newsflesh Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mira Grant
    • Narrated By Paula Christensen, Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (920)
    Story
    (915)

    The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

    susan says: "I laughed, I cried..."
    "Captivating & Entertaining"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this book to a friend. It is equal parts exciting and questioning so it keeps you guessing and going so that you don't know what is coming next.


    What other book might you compare Feed to and why?

    Wow, I can't think of any other books that I would compare to feed. It is the first that I have read like this. I can see now that I am finishing up the trilogy that there will now be many that follow it and strive to copy and what what they have done. But really that should stop. I really enjoyed so many aspects of this trilogy and felt that the author did a good job blending it all together.


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

    Sticking to just Feed and not reading into another other aspects of the series I will sat that at first Shawn got on my nerves and that at any second I was expecting him to get eaten, but that I had fallen for Buffy - though her character had not been developed fully for me. Georgia is pretty hot, she rocks and seems to have all of her "sh*t" together and that commands respect so I have to giver her my 2 major thumbs up. So I am going to say that in book one of this serious my fav has been Georgia. She has been the watchful but not overly doting sister, she has been fearless and rational and tried to do best by everyone in her family.


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

    The book already has a tag line of: The Good News, We Survived, But so did They... but I think that may get washed off by mainstream media too quickly as just another zombie flick so I would think I would have to say:

    FEED: the thirst is insatiable.


    Any additional comments?

    Feed was an enjoyable book. You have to accept it for what it is and can't go into it expecting the book to deliver a bunch of insane plot lines, but to be honest it has enough o f those to have to you chasing your own tail through the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9611)
    Performance
    (6141)
    Story
    (6130)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "Exciting, Daunting, Dead End"
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    WHAT? When did Ken Follet become a character in my book?

    Ok, I am not into spoilers so I will say that I did this as an audio book and at the end Ken Follett came on and explained how he chooses what to include or not include, what is real and what is not real, what to quote or not quote and what to say or not say. But from an audible perspective it was a trip as it was just the same ol' narrator that he been reading the book to me for the last 60 hours. At first I had no idea that we had a character change.

    BUT and that is the but and minor spoiler... that is how the book ends. Abruptly. It just up and ends. I read a lot of the reviews posted on the book and changed my review from a 4 star to a 3 star review and now here I sit and write this. I loved World w/o End but who didn't and I loved Fall of Giants. Until the last say 400 pages.

    In the beginning the book was amazing and had strong female leads which I have to say is something that I think Ken does really well is honor female role models but then somewhere in the middle something went really wrong and everything in the book became this minutia about WWI. Hell Ken even tossed in a lame one liner about Hitler but somehow negated to ever even once reference the 1918 flu (Spanish Flu) that killed over one million people. Ken really missed out on a gripping piece of history. From Andrew Price-Smith "The viral waves hit the Central Powers before they hit the Allied powers, both morbidity and mortality in Germany and Austria were considerably higher than in Britain and France." How could Follett have such a glaring omission, how could none of the family back home not suffer from any flu like symptoms.

    Anyway, the book was a good read but for me I think it is as much as I am in love with the narrator as I am with anything. Well this has to be one of the longest reviews I have ever written but I am so bummed and shocked at the way that things ended that I just don't know what else to say.

    ~ Jordan

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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