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shelley

watford city, ND, United States

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  • 150 titles in library
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  • Butterfly's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lee Langley
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (177)

    In a Japan still rigid with tradition, an apprehensive 15-year-old tea-house girl prepares to welcome her first client. In his gleaming white uniform, Lieutenant Pinkerton walks up the hill to a house in Nagasaki to find the female he has purchased for a few weeks. When he sails away, she waits, aching for his return. It is one of the world’s great love stories. And, as the curtain falls on Madame Butterfly, Cho-Cho hands over her son to his American father, before killing herself...

    Mary Catherine says: "Unhappy"
    "I loved this story!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely tell othes to read this wonderful story.very real and heartbreaking.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love when fiction is close to reality, and when it shows me a glimpse of other cultures and this did both of those things.


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

    Its not suspenseful, yet you are sad when it is over


    Any additional comments?

    This has been my favorite novel from audible do far, not one I will soon forget

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Riptide

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1794)
    Performance
    (1099)
    Story
    (1095)

    A centuries-old, cursed pirate's treasure, valued at over $2 billion, lies deep within the treacherous waters off the coast of Maine. Men who have attempted to unearth the fortune have suffered gruesome deaths. Will a high-tech expedition meet the same fate?

    Allan says: "very cinematic. high tech meets pirate treasure."
    "fun and intriguing"
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    If you could sum up Riptide in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, interesting, entertaining


    What other book might you compare Riptide to and why?

    AOL other books that are entertaining, almost realistic,
    but then not. Characters that are fun for a story, though not quite believable.


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

    I listen to books to go along with life as i fold clothes out take long drives so no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2333)
    Performance
    (1949)
    Story
    (1924)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "very enlightening"
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    Where does The Willpower Instinct rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This had been as interesting as the power of habit, slightly more interesting because of thr personal challenges along the way


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

    Learning how science can prove how you can improve your will power, actually changing your brain was amazing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (664)

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    Robert says: "Nothing like Scalzi's old man's war."
    "waste of time"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is into sci-fi might enjoy this couldn't even listen that long too boring


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Scalzi again?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Side of the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Elyse Singleton
    • Narrated By Myra Taylor, Sharon Washington, Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Award-winning journalist Elyse Singleton delivers what Essence calls “a gem - the perfect book to curl up with.”

    Best friends Lilian and Myraleen, two African American women from rural Mississippi, travel to Europe during World War II to act as members of the Women’s Army Corps. During this time of segregation and destruction, both women discover love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat.

    Claudette says: "Wonderful; historical, moving and very well done!!"
    "worthy of your time"
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    If you could sum up This Side of the Sky in three words, what would they be?

    love,jealousy,friendship


    What other book might you compare This Side of the Sky to and why?

    I don't know what to compare it to, just read best friend forever by Jennifer Weiner which shows a similar friendship.tangled with envy and jealousy.but virtuous in the end.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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