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Susan B. Jamieson

retired special education director/educ. diagnostician

Lewisville, TX, USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Objects of My Affection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jill Smolinski
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (305)

    In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung onto for decades.

    Kadgee says: "Hoarders a refreshing view!"
    "If you can relate to "Too Much Stuff"...Read on!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, for anyone who has either had a problem with too much stuff of their own or had frustration with others close to them who have too many things. The author crafted a sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing, but always captivating story about a gifted and eccentric artist and the life events that lead her into years of hoarding. I'm going to recommend it as my book for our book group.


    What other book might you compare Objects of My Affection to and why?

    Unlike anything else I have read. Novel topic and a great listen.


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

    No.


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

    There were many moving moments. I was most moved when Marva, the artist who generally seems cold, unfeeling, and disconnected, is able to show compassion for Lucy, a personal organizer hired to help her, in her relationship with her son.


    Any additional comments?

    Besides being a fun listen, the author has given me some food for thought about what I value in life and what I should do about it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By William Davis
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (1989)
    Performance
    (1701)
    Story
    (1681)

    Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Raw vegetables, eggs, meat and cheese"
    "The truth hurts!"
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    Would you listen to Wheat Belly again? Why?

    Yes. I plan to listen to it over and over until I can hammer it into my head. The truths about wheat are shocking and scary for our society. Everyone needs to read this book.


    What other book might you compare Wheat Belly to and why?

    I haven't read anything else as compelling. I understand that The Paleo Diet has a similar approach but Wheat Belly gives so much historical information about how and why we all suddenly got fat that it makes you ask many questions about our national leadership in areas of agriculture, farming, nutrition, and medicine.


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

    I don't think I have.


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

    I was totally absorbed and shock drove me to send a copy to my brother for him and his spouse. Still trying to figure out how I can get my son to listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a must read for all adults with any weight issues...and maybe all adults period.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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