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Carol C. Buchalter

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  • Waistcoats & Weaponry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
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    (190)
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    (182)
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    (181)

    Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what - or who - they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train.

    Morgan H says: "Couldn't stop smiling"
    "Steampunk-Werewolf-Victorian Manners Melee Delight"
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    I enjoy this series very much. The mixture of Victorian Polite Society with Steampunk and Vampires/Werewolves is carried out delightfully. Moira Quirk does an excellent job of the reading, she makes listening to the book more fun than simply reading it would be (which it would be).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jonny Bowden
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Whether you're searching for a practical weight-loss program, simply want to eat better, or are already a committed low-carber looking for ways to make the lifestyle work for you, nutritionist Jonny Bowden reveals the secrets to finding and sticking with a healthy controlled-carb program. This newly revised and updated edition covers the truth about low-carbohydrate diets and reveals the major culprits in a high-carb diet, as well as provides invaluable ratings of the diet programs on the market.

    booklass says: "Overall, I found this book to be very interesting"
    "Informative, amusing, and very well read"
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    The first half of the book is an overview of the state of the science regarding Low Carb dieting now and historically. Having read Gary Taubes books, I am used to his cautious, neutral language regarding the subject. Bowden, however, has very strong opinions and is not at all restrained in his discussions. I enjoyed the lively, colorful way Bowden has of expressing himself.

    The second half of the book consists of Bowden's description and review of 14 low carb diet programs. I found them a bit tedious, but I think they would be invaluable to someone seeking a detailed, expert comparison of the nuances of the programs.

    I enjoyed Patrick Lawlor's narration as well, it enhanced the lively way Bowden writes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1329)
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    (1218)
    Story
    (1223)

    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
    "Charming implementation of Steampunk & Magic"
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    Gail Carriger's novels are delightful. The Finishng School series is a wonderful mixture of girl-gumption, steampunk, werewolves, vampires and polite Victorian society.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
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    (312)
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    (319)

    Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

    John says: "A Glimpse Into the Future"
    ""Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." It's on its way."
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    Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine and "The Long Tail" has written another insightful book about and emerging technological and societal phenomenon.

    Three-D printing,small-batch internet based manufacturing, and the culture of shared creativity are changing the face of manufacturing and erasing the advantage of outsourcing jobs.

    When Captain Picard of the Enterprise ordered a cup of hot tea from the replicator, it was fiction. Today, we can make the tea cup. It is not unimaginable that soon, we can fill the cup with tea, too.

    Very well read, I enjoyed the cadence and timber of the narrator's voice. Some of the material gets a little dry and geeky, but the narration helped keep it from being boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beethoven's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Biss
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (564)
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    (494)
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    (492)

    The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence, and deeply felt interpretations. What is less known until now is that Jonathan Biss writes about music in a most compelling and engaging way. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a Beethoven concert or a Beethoven recording, or one of the many films about Beethoven, this audiobook is an inspiring listening experience.

    Carol C. Buchalter says: "An amazing glimpse into musical interpretation"
    "An amazing glimpse into musical interpretation"
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    I know almost nothing about Beethoven, except that I like the relatively few pieces I know. I know almost nothing about musical performance and nothing at all about musical interpretation. At least, I didn't until I heard this book.

    This book is a glimpse into what it means to an expert pianist to study and play Beethoven's sonatas over the breadth of that pianist's career. Even with as little as I know about the subject, I found it fascinating.

    I admit that part of my fascination was in learning just how completely ignorant I am about a subject that the author finds all-consuming. I found the material rather dry, but I suspect that musicians will not.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The AdSense Code 2nd Edition: The Definitive Guide to Making Money with AdSense

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Joel Comm
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Hidden on the Internet, scattered among billions of Web pages, are the clues to an incredible secret. For those who know the secret, the result is untold wealth. Each month, a small group of people put their knowledge of Google AdSense to use and receive four and five-figure checks from Google

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic Guide to AdSense"
    "Material is too dated"
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    The material in this book is fundamentally sound, but the specific references to information at various websites either does reference sites that no longer exist, or does not reference sites that are very important.

    The reader did very well indeed. Very crisp enunciation with pleasant pace and quality.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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