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Eileen

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  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7353)
    Performance
    (2786)
    Story
    (2841)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "What started all the fuss"
    Overall

    Twilight is a blockbuster of a book, and one that has spawned a movie that has hardcore fans lining up down the street to see it. I came into the series long after all the hype, and I was curious to find out what all the fuss was about. I have to admit that from a feminist perspective, this book bothers me, as it's central focus is the obsessive love of a regular girl for a rather unusual guy. But as a completely guilty pleasure, I'll admit that I loved it. Edward is a mysterious character that I wanted to learn more about, and I looked forward to him revealing his secrets to Bella. While the dialogue can be cringe inducing at times, the story moves along well and paints portraits of the many interesting members of the Cullen family. It inspired a sense of nostalgia in me, remembering being in high school and falling in love for the first time. I loved the narration as well, her voice was perfect for Bella and did a great job drawing me into the story. I recommend it as a listen, for a guilty pleasure, or an analysis of a female lead character, it's entertaining on both fronts.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Scanner Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Paul Giamatti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (500)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (256)

    Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D, which Arctor takes in massive doses, gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.

    Lew says: "Brillant Novel, Read to Perfection!"
    "Listen for the narrator alone!"
    Overall

    I can't say enough good things about Paul Giamatti's narration of this excellent book. It was a great book to listen to - especially because of the narrator. Great story, great characters - highly recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Martin Lindstrom
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Based on the single largest neuromarketing study ever conducted, Buyology reveals surprising truths about what attracts our attention and captures our dollars.

    Erik says: "What we think we know versus how we act in buying."
    "Why we buy stuff we don't need"
    Overall

    With Black Friday coming, I wanted to understand why it is that people go so crazy about buying things. This was an interesting book that deals with the mind of the buyer, and I found it to be an entertaining and informative read. I recommend it if you're interested in psychology, as it had a lot to do with the reasoning of the consumer mind. It was a very interesting listen, and I recommend it

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Buy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Paco Underhill
    • Narrated By Rick Adamson
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Is there a method to our madness when it comes to shopping? Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a Sherlock Holmes for retailers," author and research company CEO Paco Underhill answers with a definitive "yes" in this witty, eye-opening report on our ever-evolving consumer culture.

    Jon says: "Very valuable information for very little money"
    "Took me back to my retail days"
    Overall

    I spent most of my later teens and early 20s working in various retail stores, and reading this book took me back to those days. This book is an interesting examination of the mind of the buyer, and how things are put together on the corporate side to appeal to the buyer. If you're interested in merchandising I would recommend it. The narration is very good, and the material is presented well. It can get a overly detailed, but as a whole the book in a very interesting and educational read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eclipse: The Twilight Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5769)
    Performance
    (2197)
    Story
    (2236)

    As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

    Kirsty says: "Continues to Please"
    "An interesting triangle"
    Overall

    I found this book to be a fun listen because of Bella's developing relationship with Jacob. While I'm more of a fan of Edward's, I did like the more lighthearted and less obsessive side of Bella that comes to light in this book. It was a great set-up for the finale of the series, and showed Bella maturing and becoming more sure of herself, and what she wants. I was happy to hear the same narrator as the previous Twilight books, as her voice is a great addition to the story. I recommend it, and it's a pretty essential listen if you're moving through the series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5801)
    Performance
    (2214)
    Story
    (2259)

    For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.

    cmclien says: "Emotionally Painful..."
    "Not the strongest book in the series"
    Overall

    While I did enjoy listening to this book because of the excellent narration, I found this to be the weakest of the books in the Twilight series. Maybe it's because Edward is my favorite character and he's not around much, or maybe it's because Bella seems to be very weak in this book, but I had a hard time connecting with this book. I listened because I want to move onto Eclipse, so I wanted to be up-to-date with the plot, but I feel like not a whole lot was added to the plot in this book. I enjoyed Twilight a lot more.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Unaccustomed Earth: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated By Sarita Choudhury, Ajay Naidu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (109)

    From the internationally best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand. In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a new city, is visited by her father, who carefully tends the earth of her garden, where he and his grandson form a special bond. But he's harboring a secret from his daughter, a love affair he's keeping all to himself.

    Eileen says: "Simply Beautiful"
    "Simply Beautiful"
    Overall

    I'm a huge fan of Lahiri's work - her writing is always emotional, and Unaccustomed Earth is no exception. The characters in this book are wonderful - I really enjoyed getting to know them, and I found myself looking forward to my drives so I could spend more time with them. The narration is spot on, and this books lends itself to audio well due to the emotions that run through the stories. Stellar writing, a book you can really lose yourself in.

    38 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Three Junes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Julia Glass
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1122)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (266)

    Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. Three Junes "almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains...extraordinary," says Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.

    Dagmar says: "Beautiful Narration of a Wonderful Story!"
    "A true modern classic"
    Overall

    Three Junes is hands down one of my favorite books of all time. My paper copy of it is worn form being reread, and I was excited to experience it in audio form. I'm so happy I did - the narration was perfect, and added such a great new depth to Glass' writing. Mal is my favorite character in the book, and I found myself anxiously listening for him to show up often extending my listening past my commute to take in more of the story. It's a wonderful listen, and a life-changing book - I can't recommend it enough!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Thin Is the New Happy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Valerie Frankel
    • Narrated By Marie Caliendo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Like so many women in today's society, Valerie Frankel's world was dictated by her weight, from starvation and binge eating to her self-loathing and total preoccupation with her weight. Not wanting to pass this legacy on to her own daughters, Valerie set out to cleanse herself of these painful and damaging cycles.

    Suzanne says: "I liked this book"
    "Mixed Feelings"
    Overall

    I heard about this book on a feminist website I frequent and I was interested in listening to it, especially since I heard that the author worked at a few fashion magazines. She paints a sad portrait of those who work in that environment - many women seeming to posses little to none self-esteem and an unhealthy obsession with dieting. Frankel herself was addicted to dieting, and she attributes it to both her overachieving personality, and her experiences with her mother. I found it interesting to listen to her experiences, but I was disappointed in the way she reconciled them. It seems that a comfort to her is to not focus on needing to be thin, but to point out that she's successful and leads a better life then some people who used to pick on her. It didn't turn out to be the positive message that I was hoping it would be, and I found myself disappointed with it by the books end. However, it is refreshing to see a perspective of leaving behind thin obsessions for a more sensible, whole life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nirvana's In Utero (33 1/3 Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gillian G. Gaar
    • Narrated By Ben Remeaka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Instead of sticking to the "grunge pop" formula that made Nevermind so palatable to the mainstream, with In Utero Nirvana chose instead to challenge their audience, producing an album that truly matched Kurt Cobain's vision of what he had always wanted the band to sound like. There's no sensationalism in this book - just the in-depth story of a great band, in the eye of a storm, striving to recapture their punk-rock ethic.

    Eileen says: "Listen between the tracks"
    "Listen between the tracks"
    Overall

    The 33 1/3 series is known for deconstructing classic albums, and being a huge Nirvana fan I was excited to see a volume released on In Utero. The book tells the story of the recording of the album, and highlights the behind the scenes info that you may not have known about. I especially love this book in the audio format because having it on my Zune was so convenient because when it was over I was easily able to go listen to the album. I wanted to go listen to the album! The narrator tells the stories well, my only sticking point is that he can sometimes go over the top with the voices of the various producers he speaks about. Also, for this particular volume, I would recommend that you're familiar with the box set "With the Lights Out" as it is referenced numerous times. (If you don't have it, you might think of this book as a great ad for it!) As a Nirvana fan I recommend this book, and as a music fan, I'm looking forward to check out the other 33 1/3 volumes Audible offers.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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