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Jean

White Marsh, MD, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mireille Guiliano
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox", how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times.

    Kristen says: "Bon appetit!"
    "Loving French and Food!"
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    Would you listen to French Women Don't Get Fat again? Why?

    Yes, a matter of fact, after I listened, I had to own a copy (and I bought the cookbook too).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of French Women Don't Get Fat?

    The most memorable moment was when the writer returned from America (20 lbs overweight) and her father said she looked like a sack of potatoes.


    Which character – as performed by Kathe Mazur – was your favorite?

    The main character


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

    The love of food... that it's ok to enjoy and celebrate natural foods. You can strike a harmony with your food intake and daily activity level that is nearly effortless and sustainable for a lifetime.


    Any additional comments?

    I just love the french language and I can appreciate how it's sprinkled into this book.

    4 of 4 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
    (4900)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1543)

    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"
    "Five Stars Across the Board"
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    If you could sum up Eat, Pray, Love in three words, what would they be?

    Well, it is the title of course, Eat, Pray, Love. Eat in Italy, Pray in India and Love in Indonesia.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth herself, the writer.


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

    No


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

    Yes, it made me laugh out loud. There were serious parts too which were concerning but overall, it left me feeling good.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. It's especially relevant to women who've been through a tough time, sought comfort and possibly God. You do not have to be religious to enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27645)
    Performance
    (14234)
    Story
    (14288)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "So entertaining... listened every second I could!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend (as it was recommended to me by several friends and family members). When you listen to it, it changes your mood instantly to light and humorous.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Help?

    I laughed out loud about the 'peter pie' incident. There were several laugh out loud parts to this story but that was the most memorable!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I liked the way the narrators changed based on the character. They did an excellent job with the southern, Mississippi dialect!


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

    Well, they did make a film about this book so I'd say, it's that good!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a must-have. I'll definitely listen to it again, just for the fun of it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4907)
    Performance
    (2635)
    Story
    (2679)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    I listened to this book non-stop (at every opportunity) until it was done. I was so fascinated! The story was great, the history was great, the facts were interesting. It's a motivational book and appropriate for all readers, especially those with an interest in running.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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