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Jami

I am an Accountant and an MBA Candidate. I like to listen to audio books when I am in traffic, at the gym or doing repetitive work.

Atlanta, GA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (615)
    Story
    (622)

    Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

    Kim says: "Excellent, with one disappointment"
    "A Great Listen"
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    Would you listen to Spy the Lie again? Why?

    Yes. I plan on listening to Spy the Lie again in order to dedicate more of the lessons to memory. There is a lot of information in this audio book and I am glad I can listen to it over and over again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spy the Lie?

    One of the most memorable moments was the breakdown done on the Sandusky case.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not.


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

    It made me laugh in some parts and drew shock from me in others.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (509)
    Story
    (518)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "Truly Inspiring!"
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    Story

    I do not read a lot of biographies or autobiographies. I could not pass up a chance to learn more about our newest Supreme Court Justice however. I am so glad that I did. All at once, this audio book is educational, inspiring, entertaining and extremely human.

    I completely relate to her journey of coming from humble beginnings to becoming a well-educated woman. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18479)
    Performance
    (16710)
    Story
    (16846)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Loved Every Second of It"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This audio book moves really quickly. The story is well written. It is descriptive, but it does not bore the reader with mundane details. I found myself wishing for a longer commute just to see what would happen next. The combination of action, suspense and romance mixed with a message that rings true here in the present makes for an excellent listen. Hopefully, the next book in the series will be just as good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1684)
    Performance
    (1468)
    Story
    (1495)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Romance and adventure while traveling through time"
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    Story

    I was thoroughly entertained by this book. I listened to it on my long drive to visit my mother in another state during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I enjoyed the characters who all had such bold, yet different personalities. Thanks to the combination of Susanna Kearsley's writing and Nicola Barber's narration, I could picture each of the characters as if they were standing right in front of me.

    The only area of improvement that I would point out is the way Nicola Barber would suddenly lose a character's accent while reading their part. It was a little distracting at times.

    Overall, however, I thought the audio book was well done. It brought to mind one of my favorite movies, Somewhere In Time. Only in this book, the woman is the one who goes back in time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Expats: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Chris Pavone
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (427)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (356)

    Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....

    Ariel says: "You Will Need to Pay Attention"
    "Thoroughly Enjoyed It!"
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    Where does The Expats rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among all the audiobooks I have listened to so far, I would put Expats in my top 10.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did. I found myself wondering what was going to happen next quite a bit.


    Which character – as performed by Mozhan Marno – was your favorite?

    Kate was my favorite character.


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

    I laughed a few times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26862)
    Performance
    (20626)
    Story
    (20709)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "All Around Excellent Book!"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about A Game of Thrones?

    I absolutely loved this audio book! From the writing to the narration, this was a book I easily got lost in. I highly recommend it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5108)
    Performance
    (2206)
    Story
    (2202)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Great, Suspenseful Entertainment"
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    If you could sum up The Company in three words, what would they be?

    Transfixing, Entertaining, Brilliant


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the subtle nuances that interconnected the stories of the characters.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the many voices and accents.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nothing is ever as it seems.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4879)
    Performance
    (1513)
    Story
    (1526)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "I love this book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Eat, Pray, Love the most enjoyable?

    Elizabeth Gilbert breaths life into this book with her lulling voice and changing accents to animate the various characters she describes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat, Pray, Love?

    One of the most memorable moments of the book was when she described all of the foods she ate in Italy. I could almost smell and taste the foods as I listened.


    What about Elizabeth Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the fact that is sounded like Ms. Gilbert sounded like she was talking to a friend rather than reading.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If I were to make a film of this book, the tag line would be Pretty Power.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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