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  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (11257)
    Performance
    (9785)
    Story
    (9817)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "PAY CLOSE ATTENTION / KEEP TRACK OF THE CHARACTERS"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES
    HAVE TO READ ALL OF THE BOOKS, TO UNDERSTAND AND KEEP UP WITH THE HBO SERIES.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    BABY LANISTER BROTHER.
    HE HAS LEARNED TO LOOK AT LIFE FROM DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    EACH SCENE BUILTS THE STORY LINE.
    MAKES ME KEEP LISTENING.


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

    THE STORY MOVES FROM MAGIC TO MYSTERY.
    ALWAYS WONDERING WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN !


    Any additional comments?

    THE FIRST BOOK WAS MORE INTERESTING THAN THE SECOND BOOK.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (2516)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (226)

    People learn to work for money...but never to have money work for them. That's what Robert Kiyosaki says in this guide about what rich dads tell their children that poor dads do not. Browse all Rich Dad titles.

    TomD says: "Good starter"
    "GREAT LESSONS ABOUT CHOICES WITH MONEY"
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    Would you listen to Rich Dad, Poor Dad again? Why?

    YES
    WITH YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP THEM LEARN HOW TO USE MONEY.


    What did you like best about this story?

    IT IS EASY TO LEARN FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S PARENTS.


    What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

    EASY TO LISTENING.
    GOOD MATERIAL.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    LISTEN, SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO DO IT, TO GET THE BIG PICTURE.


    Any additional comments?

    I THINK THIS AUDIO BOOK SHOULD BE GIVEN TO PARENTS, WITH THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Koi and the Kola Nuts

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Rabbit Ears Entertainment
    • Narrated By Whoopi Goldberg
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In this humorous African folktale, Koi wants the villagers to honor him as befits the son of a chief. But unless he can accomplish three impossible tasks, he will end up in the cooking pot instead. His problems begin with a scrawny Kola tree, and they end when three unlikely new friends - a snake, an ant, and an alligator - save his life and help him find his rightful place in the world. This powerful adaptation captures the rich textures and folk imagery of African culture.

    Human says: "LIFE LESSON"
    "LIFE LESSON"
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    What did you love best about Koi and the Kola Nuts?

    TEACHES LESSONS


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Koi and the Kola Nuts?

    WHEN REALIZED WHAT THE KOLA NUTS WERE WORTH.


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

    WHOOPI GOLDBERG WAS THE NARRATOR FOR THE FIRST AUDIO BOOK I READ.
    WHOOPI GOLDBERG ALWAYS DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I USE BOOKS NARRATED BY WHOOPI GOLDBERG, TO GET PEOPLE INTERESTED IN LISTENING TO BOOKS.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
    Overall
    (1928)
    Performance
    (1057)
    Story
    (1072)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
    "CRULTY, SUFFERING, HEARTBREAK, HUMILIATION"
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    What did you love best about Roots?

    TELLS A STORY EVERYONE SHOULD HEAR


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    NO FAVORITE.
    THIS IS AMERICA'S HISTORY.


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

    IT IS EASIER TO USE IMAGINATION WHEN LISTENING.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I HOPE LISTENING TO THIS BOOK MAKES PEOPLE TREAT EACH OTHER WITH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY,
    COMPASSION, RESPECT, LIBERTY, FREEDOM,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11259)
    Performance
    (6678)
    Story
    (6563)

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
    "TOO MUCH USE OF F*K WORD"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    NO ONE


    What was most disappointing about Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration) ’s story?

    WASTE OF TIME, MONEY


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Samuel L. Jackson?

    ERASE AND DELETE


    Any additional comments?

    I WASTED MONEY AND TIME BECAUSE I SAW SAMUAL JACKSON NARRATED THE BOOK.
    I HAD NO IDEA HE WOULD WASTE HIS TIME AND REPUTATION.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2145)
    Performance
    (1313)
    Story
    (1323)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J says: "Suffused my being..."
    "I WISH I HAD A FRIEND LIKE THE FATHER"
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    What made the experience of listening to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close the most enjoyable?

    SEEING THE DIFFERENT WAYS PEOPLE LEARN.


    What did you like best about this story?

    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    THE FATHER


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK SHOULD BE READ BEFORE CHILDREN ARE BORN.
    TEACHES REASON TO BE GRATEFUL FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW LOVE AND APPRECIATION.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Regain his Athletic Career-and His Life - by Running the New York City Marathon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Matthew Long, Charles Butler
    • Narrated By Matthew Del Negro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (202)

    On the morning of December 22, 2005, New York City firefighter Matt Long was cycling to work when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of death. Miraculously, after five months in the hospital and more than 40 operations, Matt was able to start his recovery. This book chronicles Matt's road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon.

    Sarah says: "Only 1/2 way through and loving it"
    "READ THIS BOOK AND NEVER USE EXCUSES"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Long Run to be better than the print version?

    YES


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE FAMILY SUPPORTED EACH OTHER.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I CRIED WITH SADNESS AND JOY, DURING THE ENTIRE STORY.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    IT COULD BE WORSE


    Any additional comments?

    ANYONE WITH ANY PROBLEM, SHOULD READ THIS BOOK
    AND REEVALUATE THEIR LIFE !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26620)
    Performance
    (13262)
    Story
    (13305)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "MUST LISTEN, READ AND WATCH THE MOVIE"
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    Where does The Help rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    TOP TEN


    What did you like best about this story?

    STARTED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SAD SITUATIONS.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    THE SASSY MAID


    If you could take any character from The Help out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF ALL THE CHARACTERS COULD HAVE GONE OUT TO DINNER AND WERE ABLE TO SPEAK HONESTLY.
    AWFUL, SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN TO RULE OTHER PEOPLES LIFE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF SKIN AND THE AMOUNT OF OPPORTUNITIES SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY OFFERS THE WHITE PEOPLE.


    Any additional comments?

    I HOPE A MOVIE IS MADE ABOUT THE HELP, WRITTEN BY PEOPLE OF COLOR, DIRECTED BY PERSON OF COLOR, DISTRIBUTED AND MARKETED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle Obama
    • Narrated By Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, and others
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House's South Lawn. It is a garden with roots in the American past, stretching back to George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, but it is also a garden very much designed for America's future. As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children.

    Price Above Rubies says: "Inspirational"
    "EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD AND SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE A GARDEN"
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    Would you listen to American Grown again? Why?

    YES.
    I WILL USE THE BOOK TO HELP ME GROW MY OWN GARDEN.
    SINCE READING THE BOOK, I TRY TO WORK IN MY GARDEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR A DAY.


    What other book might you compare American Grown to and why?

    THIS BOOK IS AT THE TOP OF MY LIST.
    GREAT INFORMATION.
    MANY PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEERS GIVE THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS AND EXPERIENCES.
    COLOR PICTURES HELP GIVE VISUAL EXAMPLES.
    LEARN FROM OTHER GARDENERS AND OUR FUTURE GARDENS WILL KEEP GROWING AND BLOOMING WITH COMMITMENT TO JUST TRY.


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

    FAMILY HISTORY.
    MICHELLE OBAMA'S COMMITMENT AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT GATHERED AROUND HER TO CREATE THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN.


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

    THIS BOOK MADE ME ORDER SEEDS AND GO TO MY LOCAL NURSERIES AND BY ITEMS TO ENLARGE MY GARDEN.
    I AM VOLUNTEERING AT A CHURCH THIS SUMMER, TO HELP TEACH 5-15 YEAR OLDS, HOW TO PLANT SEEDS AND START THEIR OWN GARDENS.


    Any additional comments?

    I AM GIVING THE BOOK TO PEOPLE I KNOW ARE INTERESTED IN EATING HEALTHY.
    THIS CAN BE THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO CREAT A HEALTHIER DAILY DIET.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Judy Smith
    • Narrated By Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    As America's number-one crisis-management expert, Judy Smith has been asked to help overcome the obstacles faced by some of the most well-known companies, celebrities, and politicians of our time. In the process she has discovered that, whether or not one is a household name, there are universal character flaws, trouble spots, and weaknesses that exist in everyone. Over the years, Smith has been able to identify these high-risk traits that often lead to marital, financial, professional, or personal imprudence.

    Human says: "GREAT RESOURCES FOR MAKING CHANGES"
    "GREAT RESOURCES FOR MAKING CHANGES"
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    What did you love best about Good Self, Bad Self?

    GREAT EXAMPLES OF MISTAKES.EASY TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHANGES IN STOP BAD CHOICES.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    JUDY SMITHSHE KNEW HOW TO STEP BACK AND THINK BEFORE EVALUATING SITUATIONS.


    What does Lisa Reneé Pitts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    THE NARRATOR WAS A DISTRACTION.I HOPE THE AUTHOR LISTENS TO THE NARRATION OF THE ENTIRE BOOK, BEFORE THE NEXT AUDIO BOOK VERSION IS RELEASED.IF THE AUTHOR ENJOYS THE AUDIO BOOK, I AM WILLING TO LISTEN TO THE BOOK CONCENTRATE OF CONTENT, NOT THE PERFORMANCE.I HAVE THE BOOK. SO I CAN READ THE BOOK.NO WORRIES.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    SELF RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEHAVIOR.OWNERSHIP FOR BEHAVIOR.


    Any additional comments?

    I AM GOING TO USE THE THINGS I LEARNED AND HOPE I GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO MORE JUDY SMITH BOOKS.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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