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Lisa Follmuth

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  • Shantaram: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (460)
    Story
    (459)

    Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

    Mickey says: "Probably the best performance I've listened to."
    "Humphrey Bower is Fantastic!"
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    The narration on this story is incredible - the voices, the accents, and the inflections by the narrator really bring this heartwarming story to life. Though this book is pretty long, I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded and the way the author brought color to Lynn's emotions. There were definitely happy moments, sad moments, and really scary moments, and the author maintains a sense of mystery throughout the tale. One of the best audio books I've listened to ever! Definitely worth the listen!

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  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18746)
    Performance
    (16954)
    Story
    (17092)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Exciting story, writing/narration made it silly"
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    I listened to this story on a drive from SF to LA during the holidays. Right off the bat I knew it wasn't going to be a literary masterpiece and once I just accepted the fact that this is a teen book, I really enjoyed the story line! Yeah, all of the butterflies and googley eyes that were described as the love story made me roll my eyes, but overall it was an interesting and mindless listen.

    I will say I did not enjoy the voice of the narrator. I guess she embodied what the character sounded like but man did she sound naive!

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  • The Body Fat Solution: Five Principles for Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscle, Ending Emotional Eating, and Maintaining Your Perfect Weight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Tom Venuto
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (176)

    The Body Fat Solution is neither super low carb nor super low fat, and the author steers clear of demonizing entire food groups. Instead, Venuto shows you how to personalize an eating plan that takes into account your unique metabolism and calorie needs. He details the stumbling blocks we all face to success, and gives you the tools to overcome them.

    David says: "The Most Sensible "Diet" Book Ever"
    "Meh."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I got this audiobook hoping for some inspiration and a different mindset towards the way I think about food. Unfortunately, every time I tried to listen to the book I would get incredibly bored and would notice 10 minutes later I hadn't listened to a word. I still have 3 hours left and am ready to move on to something else. I will say, the reiteration of the "calorie deficit" has stuck with me and I tend to think about it more when I am choosing my food. I think I read in some other reviews that the author didn't actually perform the reading - if that's the case I would hope the author would find someone else to read his other work.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Venuto again?

    No


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