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Halle Scott

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  • 34 ratings
  • 140 titles in library
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  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1817)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1185)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "Funny, self-deprecating humor with deeper meaning"
    Overall

    So far, I have not liked when authors read their own books, but Craig does a great job. He's such a genuine and funny person. It is nice to see someone who does not take his life (as an American) and success for granted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19601)
    Performance
    (9368)
    Story
    (9398)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Favorite so far..."
    Overall

    I made the mistake of listening to the ending at bedtime. I realized I was lying in bed with my eyes wide open. So much for getting a good nights rest. I was completely wired because the ending was so exciting.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24712)
    Performance
    (11185)
    Story
    (11262)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Love this!"
    Overall

    I had a friend say she did not want to read the series because this book was too graphic for her. And it was. I like the second one, The Girl who played with Fire, even better. I just downloaded the 3rd book today, and cannot wait to read it. These have been my favorite so far.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • What Would Google Do?

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jeff Jarvis
    • Narrated By Jeff Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (997)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (313)

    In a book that's one part prophecy, one part thought experiment, one part manifesto, and one part survival manual, internet impresario and blogging pioneer Jeff Jarvis reverse-engineers Google, the fastest-growing company in history, to discover 40 clear and straightforward rules to manage and live by.

    Justin says: "A great place to start...."
    "Excellent and relevant"
    Overall

    Times are changing and I found the content and concepts presented to be extremely relevant for today and the future.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    Overall
    (2397)
    Performance
    (1154)
    Story
    (1170)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "It was ok."
    Overall

    Just personal preference. I don't like straight narration...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New Self

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (210)

    Fifteen years after his number-one New York Times best seller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle" - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Wonderful Source of Knowledge..."
    "Didn't finish"
    Overall

    I did not like the reader (Deepak). I found him to be a little flat and often my mind would wonder, and I'd have to rewind.
    Facts presented in the beginning of the book are interesting. However, I found that the same content was repeated too often. I'd look at my iPod to see if I accidently hit the "back" button.
    This is a self help book and it was difficult to follow some of the quizzes and really benefit from them. Possibly this would be better in print?
    I did not finish the book. I felt much of the material could have been covered in less time.

    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12286)
    Performance
    (6519)
    Story
    (6491)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "Good, but a little outdated"
    Overall

    It was good, but a the reader sounded like my grandfather telling me about the old days. Content is good, but not as relevant for today's higher tech world markets.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3894)
    Performance
    (1189)
    Story
    (1202)

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "One of my top picks so far"
    Overall

    Great story, and reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frank W. Abagnale
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (2349)
    Performance
    (1092)
    Story
    (1101)

    Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

    Steve says: "Really entertaining!"
    "Good"
    Overall

    It was middle of the road good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3172)
    Performance
    (1951)
    Story
    (1957)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Good"
    Overall

    A great read. I like dialogs, so occassionally it was a tad bit too descriptive for me. Overall, very good book. I do recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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