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Jennifer

Etobicoke, ON, Canada | Member Since 2010

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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
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    (133)
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    (120)

    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
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27124)
    Performance
    (13744)
    Story
    (13790)

    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
    (136)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    "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
    (3601)
    Performance
    (2518)
    Story
    (2520)

    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
    (415)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (365)

    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
    (775)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (370)

    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.

    ElChangoPelon says: "Fun read"
    "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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Will Ferguson
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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
  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1223)
    Performance
    (1061)
    Story
    (1054)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "Absolutely loved this!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of I've Got Your Number to be better than the print version?

    It is great hearing the voices given to the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a fun love story. I love Kinsella (Wickham), I always thoroughly enjoy her novels.


    What about Jayne Entwistle’s performance did you like?

    She can certainly make changes in her voice to show different characters. It's amazing!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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