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  • Hitch-22: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (438)

    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature.

    Laura says: "Truth, the whole truth and nothing but."
    "I wanted to love this book - but could not."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I wanted to love this book. I always enjoyed the interviews I had seen and heard. I enjoyed his quick wit, breadth of knowledge and his sarcasm during those interviews. While listening to this book - I was just ready for it to be over. He told his life story by describing major relationships in his life - many of them were not so interesting.


    Has Hitch-22 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What three words best describe Christopher Hitchens’s performance?

    Smug, Self-aggrandizing, Cold


    What else would you have wanted to know about Christopher Hitchens’s life?

    I would have liked to know more about his relationships with his wife and children.


    Any additional comments?

    It was impressive to hear about all his travels and the opportunities that he had as a student and young adult - his role as a young and active socialist played a major part in that, but I was impressed by his industriousness and drive.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10513)
    Performance
    (5756)
    Story
    (5800)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "I hope the movie is will live up to the BOOK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I saw the trailer for the movie coming out so I was interested in listening to this book. It is very different than my usual listening choices and it turned out to be a real listening pleasure. I was entranced by Pi - his common sense, resourcefulness and faith. I loved the writing style of this writer - it was very descriptive. It made for excellent listening and envisioning the life and trials of Pi.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slim and Sexy Forever: The Hormone Solution for Permanent Weight Loss and Optimal Living

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Suzanne Somers
    • Narrated By Suzanne Somers
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    At last, a solution! In Slim and Sexy Forever, Suzanne Somers outlines a program specifically designed to address the needs of women and men who want to lose weight and replace the lust for life that naturally wanes with age.

    Tracy Harris says: "Wish my Mom told me this!"
    "If only the Medical Community was so Educated"
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    Would you listen to Slim and Sexy Forever again? Why?

    Yes, I will listen to it again. There is a lot of information to absorb so I am sure that I missed much during the first listen.


    What other book might you compare Slim and Sexy Forever to and why?

    I have not read anything regarding bioidentical hormones before this book. There is a lengthy portion regarding her Somercize Diet recommendations. What Makes Us Fat - this is a similar read. The author of What Makes Us Fat is about Protein and Fat in the diet and the harmful affects of Carbohydrates in the diet. Suzanne Somers does not recommend cutting out Carbohydrates completely - she advocates adding good Carbohydrates back into the diet after excess weight has been lost.


    Which character – as performed by Suzanne Somers – was your favorite?

    Suzanne Somers does a good job narrating her book. One can definitely hear her passion for this subject. Sometimes she speaks so rapidly that I had to back up a listen to a passage again.


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    A pdf file would be helpful to accompany this book. There is so much information shared regarding bioidentical hormones and diet, I will have to take notes during my next listen or by a hardcopy book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chaperone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2167)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1900)

    >The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

    Amanda says: "Perfection."
    "A character you will always remember"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Chaperone the most enjoyable?

    I liked Cora so much - her optimism, determination, wisdom and care for others.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chaperone?

    I would have to give parts of the story away by mentioning the memorable moments.


    What about Elizabeth McGovern’s performance did you like?

    I thought that the narration was very good however at times Cora sounded a bit to "Fargo"/country bumpkin.


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

    I didn't want to listen to it all in one sitting - but I enjoyed getting back to it each day.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Civility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1761)
    Performance
    (1403)
    Story
    (1387)

    Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

    Emily - Audible says: "Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats"
    "Leisurely Listen for Summer"
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    Would you try another book from Amor Towles and/or Rebecca Lowman?

    Sure, I would probably try another.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Rushed - but I was pleased with the ending.


    What aspect of Rebecca Lowman’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing


    Could you see Rules of Civility being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Kate - Sandra Bullock
    Tinker - Brad Pitt
    Eve - Charlize Theron


    Any additional comments?

    I realize this book represented a different class, is set in New York City and is fiction - but I would question so many women being unchaperoned and having sex during that era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistletoe and Margaritas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (955)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (816)

    Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she's not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didn't expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.

    Phoebe E. Stell says: "Just one more reason Audible is the best!"
    "I am glad I didn't use a credit for this listen"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I would not recommend this book. It really lacked any story other than two young adults secretly lust for each other. Can he betray his best friend by desiring the best friend's widow? Can she really be thinking these thoughts about her Best Friend - worse yet, her dead husband's Best Friend?


    Has Mistletoe and Margaritas turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Amish Christmas: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cynthia Keller
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Meg Hobart has everything: a happy marriage to a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and three wonderful children. But it all comes crashing down around her the day she learns that her husband, James, has been living a lie - and has brought the family to financial ruin. Penniless and homeless, the Hobarts pack up what little they still possess and leave behind their golden life for good.

    Cathy says: "Feel good book!"
    "It was a very nice Christmas story."
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    Would you listen to An Amish Christmas again? Why?

    I may listen to it again at Christmas. It was a nice story that I listened to while decorating.


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

    Nothing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Touch: A Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Randall Wallace
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Andrew Jones was once one of the few surgeons in the world to have that rare, God-given ability called The Touch. But after failing to save his young fiance, Faith, at the scene of a car accident, Jones abandons his gift and shuns the operating room. Lara Blair owns a Chicago-based biomedical engineering company developing a surgical tool that will duplicate precisely the movement of a surgeon's hands. Lara has pursued the best surgeons in the world to test this surgical tool, and all of them have failed....

    sharon says: "Short but Very Well Written"
    "Feel Good Listen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It started out quite surprisingly. It quickly turned into a nice listen while I ran my errands.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1166)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (416)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "Fine"
    Overall

    The book was not terrible but it was not great. I was taken in by all the hype. I do enjoy Glenn's radio show, the tv program and I have read a couple of the Glenn's non-fiction books. This book, while current and believable, was just a so-so listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
    Overall
    (2735)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1123)

    Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

    Gladis says: "Awesome advise"
    "I enjoyed the review"
    Overall

    I have taken one of the workshops. This was a great review and I enjoyed the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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