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Cynthia

United States | Member Since 2015

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  • 9 reviews
  • 16 ratings
  • 103 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015
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  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You: 101 Encouraging Stories about Dieting and Fitness...and Finding What Works for You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark (editor), and others
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean, Buck Schimer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (20)

    There’s nothing better than hearing the success stories of other people. Listen to what worked for them and what didn’t. You’ll find your own path to success in these 101 stories about getting fit and shaping the right body for you.

    Lisa says: "A great walking companion :)"
    "Good book, but kindle icon buy price is misleading"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Joyce Bean and Buck Schimer ?

    Yes


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Well it all pretty much the same. Story's of the challenges of dealing with the issue of staying in shape. It is interesting in the beginning, but it really couldn't hold my attention.


    Have you listened to any of Joyce Bean and Buck Schimer ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Audion purchasers should be aware that the buy icon on the kindle is not the actual price charged and could result in an over draft if not careful. I have contacted customer service on this issue and they were unresponsive. I am less likely to order an audio book from the Kindle store unless the issue is resolved.

    0 of 2 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
    (17270)
    Performance
    (14366)
    Story
    (14985)

    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"
    "Surprised"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Fifty Shades of Grey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I don't know to say, I can't agree with the past reviews. I like Becca Battoe's voice, I think her inflection and tone is appropriate. It took some time to get used too because well lets face it,middle age women like myself, find the way young people talk a little annoying, but in the case of Anna Steel's charactor I found it endearing.


    What other book might you compare Fifty Shades of Grey to and why?

    I haven't read anything like this before. It was an experience.


    Which character – as performed by Becca Battoe – was your favorite?

    Without reservation, Anna Steele


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

    I did have an extreme reaction. I was drawn in by Anna's disciption of every detailed emotional response. I loved it!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I had reservations about reading this book. I thought it might be distasteful and I wouldn't enjoy it, however, I was wrong it is the most interesting book I have read/listened to in a very long time. I'm glad was open minded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3655)
    Performance
    (2929)
    Story
    (2920)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Stories I Only Tell My Friends in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting Funny and insightful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well its about Rob Lowe, So it would be Rob Lowe


    What does Rob Lowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything, His voice and inflecttion attribute to the authenticity to the book.


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

    Yes, I did. I couldn't stop telling people about it. It is hilarous and so insightful on Rob's part. I always liked him as an actor but I respect him more as a person.


    Any additional comments?

    Watch for pricing on your Kindle. It is misleading because they quote you a membership price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (12257)
    Performance
    (10612)
    Story
    (10588)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Beward of misleading prices"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I could get past the first ten chapters, it gets too technical.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Walter Isaacson again?

    Yes!


    Which character – as performed by Dylan Baker – was your favorite?

    All the same


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, if they take out a lot of the technical stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    I keep saying this beware of the pricing. The Kindle buy icon is dependent on some membership fee.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rest & Sleep: Soothing Meditations to Help You Relax and Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Richard Latham
    • Narrated By Jane Warren, Richard Latham
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (27)

    Can you remember what it was like to sleep as a child - waking up completely refreshed and rested? Adults tend to get stuck in their own particular way of getting to sleep. This will help you break those habits with a little help from your imagination.

    Dona says: "Difficult"
    "Good Mediation CD"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Rest & Sleep in three words, what would they be?

    Soothing, relaxing and warm.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is no story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    no scenes


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Rest & Sleep?

    That I can sleep.


    Any additional comments?

    Beware of the misleading prices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 528hz Solfeggio Meditation: Transform Your Life, Repair DNA and Create Miracles

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold, Ali Calderwood (music)
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (73)

    This is one of a series of six meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient Solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties, and this recording uses the third note, which resonates to a frequency of 528hz. This frequency works to heal broken DNA, healing on all levels - emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical - bringing relief from anxiety, fatigue, and control issues. It helps to release negative thinking.

    EDotGirl says: "I have researched Solfeggio Tones"
    "Beward of the cost of down load"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is subjective but I didnt really like this book. I'm a musician and I though it was a little rediculous to believe that certain tones in the music alphabit can bring about relaxation and a change in your DNA.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood (music) ? Why or why not?

    NO


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrator?

    NO


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like this mediation CD. The narrators voice is annoying and was anything but relaxing.

    2 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Eat for Health: Lose Weight - Keep It Off - Look Younger - Live Longer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Joel Fuhrman
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (153)

    Dr. Fuhrman's scientifically proven system enables you to finally conquer your cravings and food addictions, while steering your taste buds toward healthier food choices. Medical research proves that this is the most effective weight loss method ever studied. But be aware of the side effects...you may experience reversal of diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, and you will feel better than ever before!

    B. Onat says: "Better Than Eat to Live"
    "Beware of misleading Kindle Pricing."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is only offered for Audio books and it's great. I love it and I am rarely disapointed in any audio book I down load, however, I do think that Kindle readers need to be aware that the price in the buy icon is misleading and is dependent on being a member. I am not likely to order to many books in the future form the Kindle store.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights: Retro Audio (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Montgomery Clift, Joan Lorring
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Starring Montgomery Cliff and Joan Lorring - The classic novel by Emily Bronte comes to life in this audio play. The story of Heathcliffe and Cathy tells the story of love, lust, hatred, and the life and death struggles of the characters. The vivid descriptions of the Yorkshire Countryside in which it is set create a powerful gripping drama you will not want to miss. One of the Classic Radio Theatre productions you will want to listen to over and over again!

    Cynthia says: "Misleading price for down load"
    "Misleading price for down load"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This audio book is one of the best, but Kindle user beware of the misleading price. No where on the kindle does it give the actual price and you may not know it until you get an over draft fee.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte's death at the age of 30, Wuthering Heights has proved to be one of the nineteenth century's most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor's daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine's betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths.

    Cynthia says: "The best Audio of this classic"
    "The best Audio of this classic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wuthering Heights to be better than the print version?

    I've read and listened to both and they are both amazing, I just perfer to listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love to read but unfortunatly I'm a not a very accomplished at describing the attibutes of a charactor but I'll try and do my best. My favorite charactor is Ellen, her perspective and use of language in the story is indiscribable. She gives the reader a clear picture of all involved in the telling of this story.


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

    I've not listened to Donada Peter's before but comparitively she is one of the best. Her voice, and her phrasing is spot on.


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

    Well I could go on and on the book is full moving moments, however, my favorite is when Heathcleff over hears the conversation between Ellen and Cathy regarding her choice to marry Linton.


    Any additional comments?

    I love audio books and I'm rarely disapointed, however, the prices for the the down load from the kindle is misleading. The price may say 9.95, inside a big buy icon, but you may recieve charged 27.95. When I called customer serice all they could say was that book cost 27.95 and when I asked where is that listed on the Kindle they had no answer. I have a small seperate bank account for my spending money, so even though it's a small amount it could result in an an over draft fee. I don't think I'll be down loading audio books form the Kindle store in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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