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Jamie

Nanaimo, BC, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
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    (316)
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    (310)

    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
    "The Diary of Anne Frank"
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    I picked this book as the first audio book purchased through audible.com; because it was a simple format (diary) and it was narrated by Selma Blair - an actress I am familiar with.
    Although some of the content is dry and Selma Blair sometimes seems to lack enthusiasm in her portrayal of Anne Frank, I am overall pleased with this book and would recommend it to anyone interested. However, be prepared - the content is depressing at times and I was quite emotional throughout the reading.

    I also started becoming slightly obsessed with learning more about the Holocaust (the genocide of approximately six million European Jews and millions of others during World War II, led by Adolf Hitler, throughout Nazi-occupied territory. Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds perished. More than one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men).

    This was not something I had previous knowledge about – never learned it in school (or don’t remember) and so I became curious about how this happened….needless to say,” it opened up a whole can of worms” for me and I ended up enveloped in the history of this time – not very pleasant.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

    William says: "Highly Recommended"
    "The Secret to love that Lasts"
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    This book came highly recommended by a number of friends. I really appreciate this book and continue to use the tools, found within this book, in my marriage. My husband and I listened to this together and it really helped us communicate our love for one another better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Bitch

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (131)
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    Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as "soda is liquid Satan" and "you are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin", it's a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant. Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations.

    Erica Marie says: "I stopped drinking soda immediately after"
    "Skinny Bitch"
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    I read this book years ago and it changed my life. I listen to it now when I need to be reminded not to eat garbage., etc. I liked how they used facts and humour to get their point across. Would recommend to potential skinny bitches everywhere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (515)

    From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

    Karen F says: "Intriguing and thought provoking story"
    "The Time Keeper"
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    Easy listen, however, it didn't do much for me. I feel like because it's Mitch Albom, and Tuesdays with Morrie, and/or The Five People you meet in Heaven were such great books, that I need to give all his books a chance, but they never measure up. If you're into easy breezy effortless listens, then this is the book for you. However, if you're only reading this because you liked the above books by the author and hoping this will measure up, move on, it wont.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvia Browne's Book of Angels

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sylvia Browne
    • Narrated By Sylvia Browne
    Overall
    (42)
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    (9)
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    Do angels really exist? Can we call upon them when we need them? What do they look like and why are they here? With more than 60 years as a psychic - 20 of which have been spent studying angels - internationally renowned psychic Sylvia Browne answers these and other often-asked questions in this fascinating audio program.

    Jamie says: "Book of Angels"
    "Book of Angels"
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    I did not like this book as much as I have liked most of Sylvia's other work.
    I do love that Sylvia narrates it herself though, but I found the content dry and boring.
    I could not stay interested, it was like a listening to someone read a text book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If Loving You Is Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated By Kathleen Godwin
    Overall
    (16)
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    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Within hours of giving birth to her sixth child, Mary Kay Letourneau had her baby daughter whisked from her arms. She was then shackled and returned to her jail cell. Just years before, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher was living a life many would envy - she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of raping one of her students, and her whole world turned upside down.

    Laura says: "Put me out of my misery!"
    "If loving you is wrong"
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    I read this book years ago and could not wait to listen to it (again) when it became available on audio! This is such a fascinating and crazy story, I just loved it and would highly recommend to anyone interested.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Are You There Alone?: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Suzanne O'Malley
    • Narrated By Becky Ann Baker
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (27)
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    As a journalist, Suzanne O'Malley began covering the murders of Noah, John, Paul, Luke, and Mary Yates hours after their mother, Andrea Yates, drowned them in their suburban Houston home in June 2001. Over 24 months, O'Malley interviewed or witnessed the sworn testimony of more than a hundred participants in this drama, including Yates herself.

    Carel says: "Are You There Alone? Andrea Yates Story"
    "Are you there alone?"
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    I would recommend this book to anyone interested. I loved the fact that they did such a thorough job of investigating her history of postpartum depression, previous to the deaths of her children. It was an easy listen and well worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brida

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
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    (54)
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    This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

    Lyn says: "Not for me"
    "Brida"
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    This was a simple book, easy to listen to and follow along. It is in the same category as The Alchemist, in terms of content, so if you liked The Alchemist, you'll probably appreciate this book. I would recommend for fans of this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: Grace Kelly

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (47)
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    (23)
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    The magical and tragic tale of the Philadelphia girl who became a major movie star, gave it all up to become a princess in Monaco, then died an untimely death.

    Jamie says: "Biography"
    "Biography"
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    Great for a short listen if you've run out of credits and only want to spend a couple dollars to get you through until your new credits arrive :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (56)
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    The intriguing life of America's beloved beauty: her often unhappy childhood; her heady days as First Lady of Camelot; her dignity through the grief of JFK's death; the "Jackie O" days with Aristotle Onassis; and her later life as mother, book editor, and grandmother, until her death in 1994.

    Jamie says: "Biography"
    "Biography"
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    Great for a short listen if you've run out of credits and only want to spend a couple dollars to get you through until your new credits arrive :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: Nostradamus

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (13)

    He lived in an age of superstition and magic, and believed that he could foretell the future. Here is an in-depth look at the prophetic visions of Nostradamus. Some believe that he predicted the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler and WWII, the moon landing, and the space shuttle Challenger disaster, among other events.

    Jamie says: "Biography"
    "Biography"
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    Great for a short listen if you've run out of credits and only want to spend a couple dollars to get you through until your new credits arrive :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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