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Haley D. Groves

Haley

Orlando, FL | Member Since 2009

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  • Expecting Better: Why Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Emily Oster
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (99)

    Economist Emily Oster uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancy and to empower women to make better decisions while they’re expecting. In Expecting Better, she shows that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified, and she debunks a host of standard recommendations on everything from drinking to fetal testing.

    J. Schmitz says: "Pregnant? Read this and move on..."
    "Expecting for Academics"
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    What did you love best about Expecting Better?

    I loved that she researched academic articles/studies to prove her point. Also she does not push her options on the reader but allows them to make their own informed decisions.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Expecting Better?

    Explanation of the epidural.


    What does Karen White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes. Very fitting.


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

    I was surprised it was so open and didn't try to tell you want to do.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read for me because I also work in academia and I was asking these same questions. I highly recommend this to all expectant mothers and fathers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City - and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

    Michael J. Dean says: "Great story"
    "If you like the film you'll love the book!"
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    Would you listen to Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist again? Why?

    I've listened to it at least 5 times and I always keep it on my my iphone as my backup audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way the book goes from Nick to Norah's perspective. The authors wrote the book by writing a chapter from the character's perspective and then sending it to each other. You can see the play back an forth, as they try to write each other into a corner, example the yellow Yugo. I loved the film, but the book is so much better. More details of the story and the characters get themselves into more shenanigans.


    What about Emily Janice Card, and Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    The performance was spot on! I really could believe that these performers were the characters. I love that a woman reads the Norah chapters and a man reads the Nick chapters.


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

    I love when Kirby reads the song Ludlow lyrics. You could hear the heartbreak and passion of the song even though it wasn't sung.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this listen, but do not buy it if you are easily offended my harsh language. My Mother loved the movie but I would never tell her to listen it, because I know she would be shocked by all the use of profanity.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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