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Derna

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  • Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Peter Golenbock, Jose Baez
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict.

    Tracy says: "Blah, blah, blah"
    "Really interesting case"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was intrigued at how she "got away with it" before listening to this book. Now I'm left wondering what the heck really did happen?!? I enjoyed this book. A little self gratifying by Baez, but not so much that its unforgivable.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Maximize Your Potential Through the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Develop Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dr. Joseph Murphy
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Dr. Joseph Murphy’s classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate bestseller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts

    Bliss says: "Changed My Life"
    "Not for the science-minded."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    No mention of fairy tale creatures like God.


    Has Maximize Your Potential Through the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Develop Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about Sean Pratt’s performance?

    Managed to sit through the first 5 minutes then realized that "God" had been mentioned more often than not.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Maximize Your Potential Through the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Develop Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem?

    Didn't sit through enough.


    Any additional comments?

    It would be great if Audible would make special notes about religious based material for users to easily identify if the item will fit the readers belief system.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3504)
    Performance
    (1499)
    Story
    (1471)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "Damned chime noise cost my last shred of sanity."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is deeply into weirdo spiritual journey type stuff, not someone looking for straight forward wisdom.


    What was most disappointing about Eckhart Tolle’s story?

    The flakiness. The creeptacular narration. That damned finger cymbal type chime. Just flakey all the way.


    What didn’t you like about Eckhart Tolle’s performance?

    His voice and slow -trying -to-sound-wise tone was impossible to listen to. Creepy all the way. With a more concise better speaking narrator and no damned chiming I would've tried sitting through this book. It's just too much.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Power of Now?

    I would've used a professional narrator who can speak eloquently and concisely.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil You Know: A Felix Castor Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mike Carey
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and London was his stomping grounds. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane world of the living, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism. Trouble is, the more he discovers about the ghost in the archive, the more things refuse to add up.

    Derna says: "I really like this one!"
    "I really like this one!"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Devil You Know the most enjoyable?

    Very easy to get caught up in the story and engage with the characters. Love it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (2792)
    Performance
    (1434)
    Story
    (1400)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
    "Agony to try and get in to this one."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Getting Things Done?

    The tone was boring, the contents unhelpful and drawn out- nothing inspiring or new here. Really wish I have saved my money on this one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something with some life and zest.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of the Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    Ian says: "Classic - if a bit disturbing."
    "Not a fan of this one."
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea.


    What could William Golding have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The voice of piggy grated on my nerves.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Martin Jarvis?

    I wouldn't put anyone else through reading this.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and regret.


    Any additional comments?

    This one just wasn't for me.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2763)
    Performance
    (1500)
    Story
    (1493)

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Sound levels were not cool"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up God Is Not Great in three words, what would they be?

    The authors voice and accent are charming, but some decent volume editing software would've really made this alot better. Can't hear some, turn it up..... BLAM!! Shouting and bruised brain!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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