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  • Letter to My Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude.

    Teddy says: "Wisdom that not only experience can give..."
    "Not a fan of this book."
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    The stories seemed to jump all over the place...just little snippets of writing. Not a feel good book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead in My Bed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jessica Sims, Molly Harper, Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Leah Mallach, Abby Craden, Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (505)

    In "Shades of Gray" by Katie MacAlister, Noelle is a Guardian: a demon-wrangler, imp-banisher, and all-round secret protector of humans from the Otherworld. In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Jessica Sims's "Out With a Fang" features Ruby Sommers, a lonely were-jaguar who signs up for a blind date through the paranormal dating agency Midnight Liaisons.

    NDiaye says: "Dynamic Trio... hmmm maybe"
    "Take two..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    with different narration. I just couldn't get into the story because the main narrator's voice and pronunciation were annoying. I didn't listen past the second chapter.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different voice, better pronunciation, inflection


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    NO


    Could you see The Undead in My Bed being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I wasn't able to get far enough into the story to know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dean Buonomano
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (152)

    With its trillions of connections, the human brain is more beautiful and complex than anything we could ever build, but it’s far from perfect: our memory is unreliable; we can’t multiply large sums in our heads; advertising manipulates our judgment; we tend to distrust people who are different from us; supernatural beliefs and superstitions are hard to shake; we prefer instant gratification to long-term gain; and what we presume to be rational decisions are often anything but.

    Sean says: "Superficial, but mostly correct"
    "Intersting subject but"
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    the delivery was so boring that I still haven't been able to get through the entire book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jacob Tomsky
    • Narrated By Jacob Tomsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (414)

    Jacob Tomsky has worked in hotels for more than a decade, doing everything from valet parking to manning the front desk. He's checked you in, checked you out, separated your white panties from the white bed sheets, parked your car, tasted your room service, cleaned your toilet, denied you a late check out, given you a wake-up call, eaten M&Ms out of your mini-bar, laughed at your jokes, and taken your money. And in Heads in Beds, he pulls back the curtain on the hospitality business.

    colleen says: "credit worthy"
    "A peek behind the scenes"
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    A first hand account of the inner workings of the Hotel industry. It's funny, informative, and a little scary if you spend any time in hotels.

    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
    (21073)
    Performance
    (18896)
    Story
    (18966)

    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!"
    "page turner..."
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    but I was really disappointed by the ending. The story was smartly written, with several shocking twists but it REALLY needs a sequel to fix the ending. :- }

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If You Ask Me

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Betty White
    • Narrated By Betty White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (350)

    It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty's candid take on everything....

    Lizz says: "I'd ask Betty!"
    "I'm now a big fan"
    Overall
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    I really liked the brief glimpse into Betty Whites life. She seems like a great person, who happens to be a good actress. I think Betty is someone who positively impacts the lives of everyone she meets. The book had a few "repeated sentences' that would have been better omitted but the book was very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16299)
    Performance
    (13555)
    Story
    (14179)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Am I the only one?"
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    Honestly, I enjoyed the book...all three of them. Of course, I wasn't expecting it rival Pride and Prejudice or War & Peace. It is a guilty pleasure for the ladies!! It has romance, a complicated relationship, BDSM and a flawed main character.

    The narrator's voice didn't bother me. It never even crossed my mind until I saw the negative reviews. Ana’s repeated use of "oh my" and “inner Goddess” did not annoy me. Everyone has their “catch phrases” that they use in excess. These are hers.

    My advice, if you're easily offended don't read this book. If you're looking for a beautifully written novel that will inspire you to greatness this isn't it. But if you're looking for a story of romance with a twist these books might be for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving with the Self-Absorbed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wendy T. Behary
    • Narrated By Jo Anna Perrin
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (68)

    Disarming the Narcissist is a step-by-step guide to treating and communicating with narcissists with compassion and empathy in a way that still preserves the listener's personal boundaries and sanity.

    N says: "Extremely helpful"
    "Extremely helpful"
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    If you are dealing with this personality type in your life I believe this information can help you understanding some of the confusion & frustration you're undoubtedly feeling. The author begins by discussing different "schemas" (an organized pattern of thought or behavior), then describes several techniques for more effective communication.

    Although I definitely think the narration should have been better, the information, at least for me, was valuable.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Douglas Edwards
    • Narrated By Douglas Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1039)
    Performance
    (845)
    Story
    (841)

    Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

    Stephen says: "Definitely worth a credit"
    "It was hard to stop listening."
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    A fascinating look into Google, done in an honest and fair way. I don't "talk tech" so there were things that I didn't exactly understand but that never took away from the story. It's easy to see why Google is so popular!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cookin': A Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Paula Deen, Sherry Suib Cohen
    • Narrated By Paula Deen
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (24)

    You may think you know the butter-loving, finger-licking, joke-cracking, queen of melt-in-your-mouth Southern cuisine. You may have even heard some version of her Cinderella story: she was a single mom with two teenaged sons when she started a brown-bag lunch business with $200 and wound up with a thriving restaurant business, a fairy-tale second marriage, and wildly popular television shows. But you have never heard the intimate details of her often bumpy road to fame and fortune.

    Stanley Hauer says: "Here's Paula!"
    "Paul is a sassy little lady!"
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    Wow, not at all what I expected! She is quite a character, not the southern bell angel you might think. I loved it!!! I laughed out loud several times. Paul's story is inspiring; she has panache and an unyielding work ethic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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