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K. Jacobson

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Minneapolis, MN | Listener Since 2010

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  • The Bible Cure for PMS and Mood Swings: Ancient Truths, Natural Remedies and the Latest Findings for Your Health Today

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Don Colbert
    • Narrated By Anita Lustrea
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Shatter the myths and lies about PMS and start believing the truth that comes with knowing how the body actually works. For three weeks out of every month, a woman is energetic, upbeat and even-tempered. Then something happens! Within seconds, she can move from being calm into depression or out to the edges of hostile anger. She can crave junk food, feel lethargic and not about to focus her concentration on even the simplest task.

    K. Jacobson says: "Great explanation of how and why it happens"
    "Great explanation of how and why it happens"
    Overall

    It puts a biblical twist on the scientific reasons for PMS and premenopause. It explains why diet is so crucial to avoid PMS. How different foods effect your different hormones and how hormones can get out of whack by being deficient in something. It reinforces and explains WHY you want to eat healthy instead of just telling you to eat healthy. It encourages you to "Eat closer to the Garden of Eden".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4354)
    Performance
    (1625)
    Story
    (1636)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Really enjoyed this story"
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    This is not the usual type of novel I would read but I really enjoyed this story. Very funny, actually laugh out loud at times. Entertaining and a unique story line. Basically, the guy becomes the grim reaper. Loved it!

    0 of 1 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
    (27652)
    Performance
    (14240)
    Story
    (14294)

    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!"
    "My absolute favorite book I've ever read!"
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    This was one of those books you just dug your teeth into and forsaked all sleep, dishes, family and laundry to finish. This and "Water fro Elephants" are my two very favorite books. I am always looking for the next book that will compare. I haven't found it yet!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35954)
    Performance
    (26953)
    Story
    (27339)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "My 11 year old daughter LOVES this series"
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    My 11 year old daughter listens to the audio version while simultaneously reading the book. She is obsessed. I really enjoyed the book as well. I read it first to make sure it was appropriate for her. It doesn't have any sex and hardly any swearing and has a very strong independent female lead, Catness. My daughter and I have had many conversations about reality TV and how people do and say things on TV that they might not do in real life. If you can get over the main story line of kids trying to kill each other to stay alive and to win a reality TV show, this is an excellent story for younger readers and my daughter has plowed through all of the books and is on #3 already. Completely obsessed. Better this than Twilight in my opinion!!

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bethenny Frankel
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    This outrageously entertaining and bawdy roman à clef from reality TV star Bethenny Frankel follows a business-savvy, would-be actress in hot pursuit of the perfect man, the perfect job, and the perfect body. Burning through men like she burns through calories, our sexy, loud-mouthed heroine grasps at any opportunity that might take her to the top. Listeners will jump at the chance to hear about the thrilling highs and cringe-worthy lows of Bethenny’s first shaky steps into adulthood, told here in a fictional format.

    K. Jacobson says: "An amusing story that may have already been told"
    "An amusing story that may have already been told"
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    I have followed Bethenny Frankel since Housewives. I've always enjoyed everything she has ever said and done. This book is written as fictional but is clearly based on her life. It allows you to see where her anxieties comes from and why she is always so driven.
    It was an entertaining book with Bethenny's sense of humor and funny take on the world and people in it.
    I felt as though I knew where the story was going from the very beginning and I was right. No big surprises and the story line was OK. Watching Bethany Ever After, I feel as though I know the story line for part two already. It's not the best book I've ever read but if you like Bethany, you will like the book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: Revised Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (2858)
    Performance
    (1323)
    Story
    (1320)

    Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

    Shackleton says: "Good, but be careful"
    "Allot of statistics to keep up with."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it is interesting and proves the point that essentially anyone can come up with any statistic they want if they dig deep enough.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Freakonomics?

    The part about the abortion vs crime rate.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen J. Dubner – was your favorite?

    na


    Any additional comments?

    It rattles off so many statistics that it requires your full concentration to listen to. It is good information but can be slightly overwhelming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steven Tyler
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (307)

    The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick and his beloved Janis Joplin, Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his "mutant twin" and legendary partner, Joe Perry. In this addictively listenable memoir, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning.

    Damian says: "Reads true to the man and true to music"
    "Steven has a unique way with way with words!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? the most enjoyable?

    Getting to know Stephen as a person rather than just a lead singer. He has true emotion and feelings. His musical talent goes so much deeper than singing vocals for Aerosmith.
    I had no idea he had been in and out of treatment so many times and so recenlty even.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way different music effected him and brought back memories.


    What about Jeremy Davidson’s performance did you like?

    I actually wish it would have been Steven Tylor doing the performance.


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

    Hi! My name is Stephen and I am an . He's done it all!


    Any additional comments?

    I wish since this was an audio book, that everytime they referenced another song, a songwriter, a singer or anything like that that they could have played a bit of it. That would have made this audio book over the top!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jaycee Dugard
    • Narrated By Jaycee Dugard
    Overall
    (1423)
    Performance
    (1066)
    Story
    (1066)

    "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

    Daniel says: "Terrific"
    "A very dark story that doesn't seem over yet."
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    If you could sum up A Stolen Life in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, scary and sad


    What other book might you compare A Stolen Life to and why?

    The Room because the stories are so similiar.


    What about Jaycee Dugard’s performance did you like?

    She was very honest and told you everything you thought you wanted to know and things you didn't want to know.


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

    I had to put it down at times because it was quite graphic.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a true story. That alone is tough to get over. Jaycee went through many very tough years and was deprived of too many years of her life. I want to hug and her and help her to have a normal life here on out. I want her to be happy and in charge of her own destiny for the rest of her life. I want her to have many reasons to smile in her future. I wish her freedom and hapiness.I agree that sex offenders need to be kept a close eye on and had this been done, she would not have had to endure the torturous life she endured.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Skinnygirl Rules: For Getting and Staying Naturally Thin

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bethenny Frankel
    • Narrated By Bethenny Frankel
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    An audio exclusive companion to Bethenny Frankel's Naturally Thin and Skinnygirl Recipes for a Naturally Thin Life!.

    Anna says: "Powerful"
    "I love listening to her voice"
    Overall

    I wish I could have had the PDF doc that was supposed to accompany the book. I enjoy Frankel and her say it like it is attitude. Now, if I could only put her words to truth. It's abook worth listening to over and over.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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