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Eliot

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2016

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  • Atonement

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1855)
    Performance
    (1050)
    Story
    (1052)

    In Atonement, three children lose their innocence, as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935, and their lives are changed forever. Cecilia Tallis is of England's priviledged class; Robbie Turner is the housekeeper's son. In their moment of intimate surrender, they are interrupted by Cecilia's hyperimaginative and scheming 13-year-old sister, Briony. And as chaos consumes the family, Briony commits a crime, the guilt of which she shall carry throughout her life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An amazing book about complex human perception"
    "Very good"
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    Better than the movie. Good reflection of High-class English life before and during the 2nd War.A totally different king of story telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Let You Go

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Chevy Stevens
    • Narrated By Rachel Fulginiti, Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2264)
    Performance
    (2117)
    Story
    (2116)

    Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move.

    BonSue says: "Disappointed with ending"
    "Girly"
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    I wish Audible will distinguish it this way: This book belongs in the Girly Section.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16725)
    Performance
    (13844)
    Story
    (13870)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Kurt Schwoppe says: "A Realistic Worst Nightmare"
    "Pure Republican Mentality"
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    I'm mad at Audible for not providing "Republican" or "Religious" warnings! I wish a refund and a compensation for the aggravation I've gone through listening to this idiocracy.

    11 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • What Is Life?: How Chemistry Becomes Biology

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Addy Pross
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (419)

    Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrdinger posed a simple, yet profound, question: What is life?. How could the very existence of such extraordinary chemical systems be understood? This problem has puzzled biologists and physical scientists both before, and ever since. Living things are hugely complex and have unique properties, such as self-maintenance and apparently purposeful behaviour which we do not see in inert matter. So how does chemistry give rise to biology?

    Daegan Smith says: "Profound & Life Changing..."
    "Scientifically, it's a joke."
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    Life is any cell replicating itself. A cancer cell in a lab is alive, so is any cell in a donkey.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John C. Maxwell
    • Narrated By John C. Maxwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2170)
    Performance
    (1840)
    Story
    (1819)

    Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself, The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself, and much more.

    Kimberly says: "What's Your Growth Plan?"
    "A religious leader"
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    He's a minister. Not an objective view.

    I wish Audible will post "Religious" warning on the books.

    3 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Dominion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (316)

    Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists planning to destroy America's most strategic natural resources. He needs the help of his long-time friend, General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2. Karpov is one of the most determined, honorable, and justice-hungry men that Bourne knows. But Karpov has made a deal with the devil. In order to remain the head of FSB-2, he must hunt down and kill Bourne.

    Slide01 says: "A Lesson Learned"
    "Big mistake"
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    The writer got totally confused between the Sunnis and the Shiites. That's a bad one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tehran Initiative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1719)
    Performance
    (1508)
    Story
    (1523)

    The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.

    Susan says: "Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!"
    "Religion all over again"
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    I'm starting to feel uncomfortable buying American publications. Why all this concentration on religion? In this case it not just the Iranian imam. Each one of the main characters is going through mental self-torture with his/her religious conflicts. In reality, not every human being is religiously nuts! Enough of it! The funniest part was the author's description of the Israeli prime minister praying to a god during his government meeting. This never happened and will never take place. The basic Israeli does not pray. They must be on a higher level than we are!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Dovekeepers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Hoffman, Heather Lind
    • Narrated By Aya Cash, Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1674)
    Performance
    (1428)
    Story
    (1422)

    Over five years in the writing, Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing work ever, a triumph of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. The author of such iconic bestsellers as Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman is one of the most popular and memorable writers of her generation. Now, in The Dovekeepers, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet - one that draws on her passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology and her inimitable understanding of women.

    Mel says: "No Olive Branch"
    "Could have been better"
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    I've learned from historical literature that, once they've established themselves as a monotheistic nation, it took the average people of Israel ages to drop all of their pagan habits and worship. But in this book we're talking about the year 70, that's centuries past their existence as non-idol worshipers. To base an entire historical book on magic seeking Israelis is a bit odd. Those people did not go to Massada because they've put their trust in God. They went there because it was a fortress, which they thought was impenetrable.

    I was also disappointed that the writers failed to find narrators who could pronounce the natives' words correctly. Their narrotors hesitation, when time came to pronounce any of these words, is terribly detectable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What Every BODY Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo
    Overall
    (3935)
    Performance
    (3369)
    Story
    (3345)

    Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

    Theodore says: "Barely Made It Through This One"
    "Informative"
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    I liked it. I've learnt a lot from listening to it. I hope to find similar books on Audible .com

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26857)
    Performance
    (24345)
    Story
    (24362)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan Bynum says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "Good beginning, then trash. My last Stephen King."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People in mental institutions may like it.


    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The autor could issue an apology to those who have purchased this book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Grover Gardner?

    N/A


    What character would you cut from The Stand?

    I could not care less at this point.


    Any additional comments?

    Please spare us the wasted time and money before highlighting any similar publication/

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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