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  • Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Peter Hessler
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (134)

    In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China.

    BARRY says: "Excellent book and narration"
    "I'll never look at my bras in the same way again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Peter Hessler's a great storyteller and he draws you into his experiences with intelligence, respect, charm and good humor.

    He also gave me an understanding and appreciation of the people who made the stuff in my life that came from exactly the sort of places he describes so well. I've gained a whole new perspective about things I always took for granted (bra rings being just one example!)

    I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but found myself thoroughly absorbed in it and sad when this journey to China ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Brian Wansink
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (95)

    In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you're eating, what you're eating, or why you're even eating at all.

    Jim says: "Mindless Reading"
    "A life-changing new perspective"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Mindless Eating is not only enlightening, after each illuminating chapter, it gives you manageable and genuinely practical skills to start adding to your daily routine. It effectively teaches you basic new habits that work!

    After reading far to many diet books, this is the one which has genuinely made a difference by providing me with easy to implement techniques to lose weight without ever having to diet again.

    Brian Wansick also explains why we are addicted to pursuing the kind of diets that show quick results, but ultimately cause us to regain all the weight we lose. He certainly convinced me that losing weight in the same slow, quiet and insidious way that I gained it, is a lot easier than all the alternatives which have always ended up failing me in the long run.

    I got so much from this book, I bought the print version for a reference after listening to the audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (671)
    Performance
    (497)
    Story
    (500)

    Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

    paul says: "Skeptical at 1st, Enjoyed every moment"
    "A very special and satisfying story"
    Overall

    This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review for anything, but I can't even remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much. It's the perfect match of an incredibly good story that's really well read ...and it's taught me so much!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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