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Aline

In love with audio books!

Walnut Creek, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Kloppenberg
    • Narrated By Scott Woodside
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    Derided by the Right as dangerous and by the Left as spineless, Barack Obama puzzles observers. In Reading Obama, James T. Kloppenberg reveals the sources of Obama's ideas and explains why his principled aversion to absolutes does not fit contemporary partisan categories. Obama's commitments to deliberation and experimentation derive from sustained engagement with American democratic thought.

    Aline says: "Way to wordy!"
    "Way to wordy!"
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    To be a more direct to the point. His sentences seem very abstract.


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

    Make a little more personal and use less references


    How could the performance have been better?

    Use less words. He tried to make too sophisticated.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Reading Obama?

    Overall when he goes too deep into history to try to compare Obama's ideas to others.


    Any additional comments?

    I tried several times but I could not make myself listen to it. Yes listen! I can't imagine if I were actually reading it. I like Obama and all but the book is just flat out dry. No emotion, no engagement. It is like you are a very long math problem.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (924)
    Performance
    (836)
    Story
    (842)

    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Elaina says: "Wonderful!"
    "A real experience, like a conversation with Brene"
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    What did you love best about The Power of Vulnerability?

    She is humorous, she makes great points, great speaker and most of all a real person.


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

    no, it is good space it out and digest what she talks about.


    Any additional comments?

    Brene is very objective, great voice to listen to. Not just another how to book but a reflection .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Lysa TerKeurst
    • Narrated By Jill Brennan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (143)

    Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman's desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn't a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction.

    Anita says: "Makes you think"
    "Just another blah diet book"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    dig in more into the psychology of it all and blend with the spiritual.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jill Brennan’s performances?

    no, her voice is too girly, child like


    Any additional comments?

    Boring

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6817)
    Performance
    (6262)
    Story
    (6320)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "Sensational and Emotional"
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    What did you love best about Allegiant?

    the sacrifice of the characters for the bigger cause


    What did you like best about this story?

    every little part of it, how it all unfolds and becomes an even deeper and more important matter for what they fight for. And of course, the love story of Tris and Tobias.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not but they did a great job


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

    The most captivating legend you will ever hear!


    Any additional comments?

    My goodness, what an emotional adventure, a story that I will never forget. I never cried so much for something I knew was not real in my life. I was really sobbing at the end, I felt so much pain.
    I could not help but to become part of it. To lament and be happy with the characters instead of for them. I am sooo sad now that it is all over with and I so wish there was more. I feel the loss of having to part-ways with this magnificent story that takes place in the future of the wonderful city Chicago. I am grieving for the end of my journey with this book, it is really sad to let it all go.
    Outstanding job Veronica, if felt really real to me

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (10115)
    Performance
    (9163)
    Story
    (9237)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    George says: "Struggled to finish"
    "Sooo grabbing"
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    If you could sum up Insurgent in three words, what would they be?

    emotional, deep, moving


    What did you like best about this story?

    The bravery of all characters, the love story that continues to develop.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    Tris


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

    When Tobias was washing Tris's feet in the bathtub and a few moments later she says he loves him and he asks her to repeat it.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow, not for lack of better things to do but I listened to the entire thing in less than 3 days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (15756)
    Performance
    (14259)
    Story
    (14358)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Can't stop listening!"
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    If you could sum up Divergent in three words, what would they be?

    Enticing grabbing deep


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Divergent?

    when Tris went through Tobias's fear landscape with him and help him through it; the fairest wheel; the jumping out of the building at dauntless initiation.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    nd when Tris fights Tobias in the attack simulation and resists to shoot him and he finally remembers her.


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

    absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding! Full of depth while it is still a love story. I loved every moment of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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