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Joanna

Wellesley, MA, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • In Bed with Susie Bright, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (30 mins)
    • By Susie Bright
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (0)
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    Susie Bright, one of America's best-known sexperts, addresses the sexual politics of the day's news, reviews recent movies and erotic books, answers your sex and relationship questions, and more in this exclusive AudibleOriginal®. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    William says: "Not what I expected"
    "Politics of sex, no steamy scenes"
    Overall

    If you are looking for hot sex tips, the most you will get here is some good video titles and toy ideas. Don't listen for steamy sex scenes, because they are not here. This program is remarkably smart and very political. If you are publicly conservative and privately perverse, this show is NOT for you. However, if you enjoy listening to very intelligent discussions on sex, and you are in the center or on the left side of politics, this is a really fun weekly program.

    But, be warned, for those of us that are proud liberals, you may find yourself learning things that will make you angry, and hopefully a little more politically active.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    Overall
    (1656)
    Performance
    (645)
    Story
    (639)

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Stephen Dix says: "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
    "Good advice, but needs to be updated"
    Overall

    The authors need to update this book. I keep trying to adjust numbers used, like most amount ever spent on a car, as of 1995 and adjust for inflation to 2005. A $30,000 car in 1995 is not a $30,000 car in 2005. But, what is it? Is it $40,000, $35,000, or $50,000?

    Other than that, a lot of good, common sence advice that is good to be reminded of. Also, it was fun to try to figure out which of my upper middle class neighbors are on EOC based on their lifestyles.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Darwin8u says: "A Nice Warm Bath, or Keeping Austen Weird"
    "Very much enjoyed this Austen classic"
    Overall

    I was unsure when I saw that the narrator was Flo Gibson. I have listened to other books that she read and had problems hearing them. This one is very well read and well recorded. For the most part, the sound quality is excellent.

    As for the book itself, I enjoyed it. It is shorter then some of her earlier books, and once you've read a few things by her you can pretty much guess the end early on. That really doesn't take away from the story. This one had likeable and hateable, interesting characters and a good plot line. The father was a great comic addition to the group.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Leaven of Malice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Joanna says: "Fun, light and entertaining"
    "Fun, light and entertaining"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. Written in 1950s Canada, it gives a fun view of values and lifestyles at that time. Worth a listen.

    Since it is only available in formats 1 and 2, the sound isn't great, but it really wasn't as bad as I had feared it would be.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    Overall
    (2550)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (301)

    Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating memory - the day her mother was killed. When she and her "stand-in-mother," a fierce-hearted black woman named Rosaleen, are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily enters a secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women.

    France says: "Secret Life of Bees"
    "Very good book"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book, and for others that are looking for something similar, pick up "Getting Mother's Body" which is also narritave of the african american experience in the 1960s. It is also about a woman who lost her mother and it is also very good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2267)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (531)

    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    Phillip says: "Summer's Best Read"
    "Fun, light, humorous"
    Overall

    Okay, this isn't great literature; it's just a fun and outrageous story. If you?re looking for something to take to the beach, or in my case, take on a run, this is a great book. You hate the bad guys, like the good guys and have fun hoping the detective solves the crime in time. Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Wears Prada

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1158)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (249)

    Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, is hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine. Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.

    Howard says: "You won't be able to stop the player"
    "Boring, poorly written and poorly read"
    Overall

    I was really hoping for another fun book like the Nanny Diaries, but was very disappointed. It was just not very interesting. I couldn't like any of the characters, including the main charachter, Andrea. The narrator made all the men sound sleazy, even the "nice guy" boyfriend. The writer often repeated lines and comments where it wasn't necessary, so I kept thinking I had somehow skipped backward.

    Don't waste your time or money.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1458)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (624)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for a great listen won’t be able to resist Jane Austen’s delightful classic of love and manners in Regency England. Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.

    Victoria says: "loved it."
    "Very enjoyable"
    Overall

    A delightful romantic novel. Very well read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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