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  • Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated By Anthony Flacco, Candace Thaxton, George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    On October 25, 2011, aid worker Jessica Buchanan was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom by an organized band of Somali land pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters. Every terrifying moment Jessica spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. Finally, on January 25, 2012, President Barack Obama ordered a rescue operation by a team of 24 Navy SEALs. Impossible Odds is a harrowing and heart-wrenching memoir of Jessica's kidnapping, her three months in captivity, and her rescue by the Navy SEALs.

    Philippa says: "Well Written & Surprisingly Interesting"
    "Very hard to take a break from listening"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Impossible Odds to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Impossible Odds?

    The kidnapping


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

    No


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

    My extreme reaction was dramatic increase in respect and admiration for the U.S. Special Forces


    Any additional comments?

    It made me think that, although the U.S. has the highest level of special services, Navy Seal program and intelligence system in the world, I never really understood the situations they are put in and able to perform.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Nicholas Epley
    • Narrated By Nicholas Epley
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It's a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams. How good are you at knowing the minds of others?

    C. Cook says: "Fresh, entertaining and very informative"
    "Finally gave up - no real point"
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    What would have made Mindwise better?

    To have some type of overall vision or concept of what the main goal of book is. The content is REALLY out there. I apply this type of concept every day but saw nothing really revealing and, in some areas, felt the points being made were completely subjective and not based on much experience


    What was most disappointing about Nicholas Epley’s story?

    The constant rattling off of statistics with no real basis or conclusions that were helpful


    What aspect of Nicholas Epley’s performance would you have changed?

    It was fairly bland..... it didn't help the statistics become any more interesting... Obviously written from the VERY annalytical perspective with zero consideration for versitility to add any different views for non-analytical readers.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    To be honest, it never grabbed me at all and I just stopped about 1/4 of the way through.. I tried to give it a chance but just didn't see anything relevent to the title.


    Any additional comments?

    The publisher's summary definitely should be a bit more "real" in terms of the discription, which actually got me to buy it. If there was a way to return this one, I definitely would.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (344)

    Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

    Robert says: "Outstanding!!!!"
    "Feel good story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have because dog lovers can really appreciate the personality and life long commitment of man's best friend


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Toby, Max, Molly; all the same dog.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    He did a good job with most of the character voices; some voices got a bit odd but overall, it was so easy to listen to.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Dog's Journey and why?

    Toby at the end


    Any additional comments?

    The performance and story really felt like seeing things from a dog's point of view. Great read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life on the Other Side: A Psychic's Tour of the Afterlife

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sylvia Browne, Lindsey Harrison
    • Narrated By Sylvia Browne
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    In her phenomenal New York Times best seller The Other Side and Back, acclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne introduced millions of people to a world beyond our own, where they saw for the first time that death was not the end but just another phase in our eternal journey.

    Thomas says: "Wonderful"
    "Just too slow, hard to follow, FAR out there"
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    What disappointed you about Life on the Other Side?

    It was just TOO out there; it got to the fictional point that I just couldn't relate to it anymore and it just got so boring after I tried and tried to give it a chance.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sylvia Browne and Lindsey Harrison again?

    Very doubtful


    What aspect of Sylvia Browne’s performance would you have changed?

    Perhaps gotten her to stop smoking cigarettes LONG ago. The voice was just so raspy


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not at all


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a fictional ride that is so far out there, that it becomes meaningless and doesn't relate to anything.. this is the one for you. I returned it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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