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Jennifer

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  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 06-10: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    (174)
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    Spanish Phase 1, Units 6-10 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    Robin says: "Still the best I've found!"
    "Makes learning a new language easy!!"
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    Would you listen to Spanish Phase 1, Unit 06-10 again? Why?

    I have been using Rosetta Stone for 8 months now and although I have learned many nouns and verbs, I have had trouble putting these words into sentences. Pimsleur helps me think in Spanish. I can now hold a conversation and understand un poco. Sometimes my friends join in to learn a couple of phrases!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to finish all Pimsleur Spanish!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (299)

    The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

    Robin says: "I've tried several ways and this is the best!"
    "Very thorough and effective"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I'd recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn conversational Spanish. I'd been doing Rosetta Stone for 9 months when I started this program but I still couldn't put it together. Pimsleur helped me to speak in sentences in a week and my comprehension and understanding of tenses improved immediately!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (23251)
    Story
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    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Awesome!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    The print version is great and we can read it with our own voices and inflections but having the audible version gives us a chance to hear other interpretations of the story. I love hearing the story being told.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    There are so many parts of Gone Girl that are memorable but I guess my most memorable one is the ending because I didn't expect that twist!


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Both characters performed their parts well. I don't have a favourite because I think the voices worked well together.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I often couldn't leave the car because I wanted to keep listening and knew I'd be distracted in my home or work.


    Any additional comments?

    You've gotta listen to this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hypnotist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lars Kepler
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
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    Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide—all the victims from the same family—captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than 100 knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He’s in no condition to be questioned....

    Watson says: "Suspense for suspense's sake"
    "A thrilling novel!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes if you love thrillers and mysteries I'd recommend this book.


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

    Yes the plot kept me on edge wondering how the story would turn out.


    What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

    Great voice


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

    The story ideas were very freaky. I couldn't stop thinking about what was happening.


    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
    (28166)
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    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!"
    "Absolutely Loved It!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story, the performance and the voice. It makes an amazing adventure!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The accents and the different characters were the best! I was talking with a southern accent for a week after I finished listening!


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

    The pie.... gotta listen to get to that part... but wow... too funny.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Lobotomy: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Howard Dully, Charles Fleming
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (46)
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    "In 1960 I was given a transorbital, or 'ice pick' lobotomy. My stepmother arranged it. My father agreed to it. Dr. Walter Freeman, the father of the American lobotomy, told me he was going to do some 'tests'. It took 10 minutes and cost 200 dollars." Assisted by journalist/novelist Charles Fleming, Howard Dully recounts a family tragedy of Sophoclean proportions.

    James Gordon says: "Freeman's Folly"
    "Freaky... the Things that went on...."
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    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was weird to learn what doctors got away with back then.. It is difficult to continue listening because of the extreme repetitiveness in the novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4026)
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    (2907)
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    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "Amazing!"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Prayer for Owen Meany the most enjoyable?

    The voices. You've gotta hear Owen Meany's voice!! It makes the whole listening experience that much better. A well performed story!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (418)
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    What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind---and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

    Marilyn says: "Changed a Sixth-Grade Teacher's Life"
    "Eye Opening!"
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    Would you listen to The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again. I learned so much and found it extremely interesting to see the psyche of people. The crazy sides...


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let the title fool you, this book is about real cases and they are bizarre. You want to hear these cases.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Austenland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (405)
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    Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.

    Joseph R says: "A Book Which Can be Put Down"
    "Loved it!!"
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    If you could sum up Austenland in three words, what would they be?

    Favourite for Austen lovers.... I know that's 4


    What other book might you compare Austenland to and why?

    Pride and Prejudice


    Any additional comments?

    A great read.... I've read the novel but listening to the voices and how the novel was read really made it come alive.. You'll love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happiness: The Novel Formerly Known as Generica

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Will Ferguson
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (15)
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    (7)
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    This biting satire won Canadian author Will Ferguson the prestigious Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction as well as a Leacock Medal for Humour. Lowly editor Edwin de Valu's life moves at a pretty humdrum pace, until he discovers the manuscript for Tupak Soiree's book on his desk. This self-help tome is different - it actually works. And soon the world turns upside down thanks to the advice of this mysterious guru.

    Lisa says: "Flat narration"
    "A Different Kind of Will Ferguson revealed!!!"
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    What did you love best about Happiness?

    I had already read the book when I saw this on audible. What a fabulous book.. It was so well read and performed! totally worth it.


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

    This is a very funny, tongue in cheek book. It really does make you wonder what would happen if someone wrote the ultimate self help book and it worked... you've gotta listen to this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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