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LifeDontWasteIt

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  • Fatherless: Fatherless, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By James Dobson, Kurt Bruner
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived. For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson - a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career - is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy. Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend's church.

    Cindy says: "Beware! Just Stops"
    "Excellent but..."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes. Only caveat - see additional comments.


    What other book might you compare Fatherless to and why?

    Well when I heard it I immediately thought of James Patterson, although it's nothing like those graphic serial killer books, or is it...?1984? No, not really that either. Unique to me!


    Have you listened to any of Bernard Setaro Clark’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought I had, but it was someone else apparently. He's great!


    Could you see Fatherless being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint of this fantastic book is... the sexualization of women and obsession with their appearance. The odd thing is that I think that is part of the point. They seem to want to help you (without every saying it) realize this is terribly wrong in our culture and unhealthy to be so warped that women's looks are nearly all that matter, but then they do they thing they seem to disprove of. Nearly every woman is referred to this way judgementally, no so the men. The books becomes part of the real problem that could have been exposed. Or I'm imagining the good, and they are really just that obsessed with looks? If I hadn't listened to his radio program, I'd really lean toward the later. Otherwise, it would have most likely been five stars across the board. Even so I would not discourage anyone from listening to it at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Vanderkam
    • Narrated By Laura Vanderkam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (853)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (708)

    According to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.

    Teresa says: "A statement or two could summarize this book"
    "Quick motivation!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast to be better than the print version?

    Only reviewed audio, but see no clear benefit to a print version.


    What other book might you compare What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast to and why?

    I have started to listen to her 168 Hours book which I didn't realize was hers, so of course similar.


    Which character – as performed by Laura Vanderkam – was your favorite?

    I honestly don't remember.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast?

    Use my time more efficiently and seriously consider if our family could switch from night orientation to morning. Seems like a big switch. Motivating and helps you choose you're life, rather than just let it happen.


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure the mornings work for all families. There are time constraints in the morning that are not so present at night. Of course maybe we'd use it more effectively and not 'drag' at night...? Also, maybe we wouldn't be grouchy in the morning if we got to bed earlier. Yes, we 'know' a lot of this, but unless we're doing all of it, we apparently need to be reminded!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat Who Killed Lilian Jackson Braun: A Parody

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Kaplow
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    America's most beloved writer, Lilian Jackson Braun, author of twenty-four Cat Who... mysteries is now the subject of a mystery herself. In this spoof by one of her most ardent admirers, her beheaded body has been discovered in the men's room of a gay bar in Lower Manhattan. The police are baffled, and so it is up to Braun's eccentric writer friend, James Q. (Qafka), and his Siamese cats Ying-Ton and Poon-Tang to solve the ghastly mystery.

    Fran Roberts says: "What a disappointment!"
    "HORRIBLE AWFUL ROTTEN etc..."
    Overall

    I REALLY WANT MY CREDIT BACK!!! >:[ Biggest waste of my time and money in the past year... seriously, and I couldn't stand to listen to more than 17 minutes. I had to restart it twice before that convincing myself it will get better, they're just trying to shock you. No, no, it doesn't get better. Two references to masterbastion, two to breasts and I shut it off at Jim imagining someone starting to disrobe the second reference to breasts. That did it. That doesn't include references to gay bars, decapitation, and one use of the F word so far. This was only 17 minutes worth!! Does the author have NO sense of audience? Obviously, why did I ask. The main readers will be those who love the Cat Who series, who more likely aren't the biggest fans of trash... DUH.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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