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Melody

Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.

Longmont, CO, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • Fortunately, the Milk

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (277)

    Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

    Dave says: "Where There Is Milk, There Is Hope"
    "LOVED this Book! Love Neil Gaiman!"
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    Possibly the BEST children's book EVER! I am officially in love with Neil Gaiman. Very unique and funny story. Love the creativity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1590)
    Performance
    (1437)
    Story
    (1452)

    "Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

    Yuvett says: "Not Your Usual Last Action Hero"
    "good intro"
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    Good intro to this series. I want to read more and have already purchased the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. Phil McGraw: Life Code

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Phil McGraw
    • Narrated By Phil McGraw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (392)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (337)

    The rules for living in the real world have changed, because the world we live in has changed. Much of the conventional wisdom the last generation has passed on just doesn't apply like it once did. If you want to win, and win big, and, more importantly, keep what you work so hard for, you need a crystal-clear view of how the real world works - not how you wish it worked, but how it actually works.

    Loretta says: "listen today and put information to use today"
    "okay - but sad awareness"
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    My director recommended I read this book because I was deceived by one of my direct reports. It makes me sad how deceptive individuals can be and I feel I am more aware now. However, not sure if I am more aware based on my real-life experience or because of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By R.J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Michael Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (113)

    Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian. From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Fans could only guess what he was thinking. Until now.

    Bobbie says: "Life lesson"
    "Good supplement"
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    This was a good companion book to Wonder. I enjoyed the grandmother's tale that explains Julian's namesake. The book is really geared toward YA but I think the combination of books (Wonder and The Julian Chapter) can be helpful for kids growing up and for adults who want to talk to their kids. Now, I am not a parent, and the books were thought-provoking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Neil Patrick Harris
    • Narrated By Neil Patrick Harris
    Overall
    (1184)
    Performance
    (1062)
    Story
    (1056)

    This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so you’ll hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version but you don’t have to make any decisions or jump around - just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech! That’s audio you won’t hear in any version of this book other than the audiobook!

    Mel says: "No Magic...just great delivery"
    "very good but long"
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    I did like this autobiography and the unique approach. However, it did seem like it went on and on for a very long time. Did it need to be so long? I did enjoy it - but thought it could be more concise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Manage Your Time, Master Your Life

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    • Narrated By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Are you in control of your most precious asset¿time? Or are you putting out fires all day long? Does each of your days lead you to your best life? Or is your time wasted on the unimportant? If you want to see extraordinary results in your career and your personal life, then you need to take charge of your schedule. Discover how the best of the best manage their time.

    Christian says: "superficial and inconsistent"
    "Okay"
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    I like Robin Sharma. He can be inspiring. However, he tends to drop names a lot -- and that gets annoying. The first half kept me engaged, but I don't really remember the second half (and probably more critical portion of the lecture.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Once Upon Stilettos: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (818)
    Performance
    (726)
    Story
    (725)

    Click your heels three times and say, "There's no place like Bloomies!" Katie Chandler's life is pure magic - literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she's seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she's a wiz at exposing "hokum" pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she's fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job.

    Jennifer B. Creamer says: "A new addiction!! For Molly Harper fans"
    "Starting to really enjoy series"
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    I was charmed by the first in the series. While I do not think the narrator is the best choice - she is growing on me and I am getting used to her in this second in the series. I am now looking forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enchanted, Inc.: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Shanna Swendson
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1319)
    Performance
    (1177)
    Story
    (1177)

    Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she's a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn't help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie's ordinariness is an asset.

    Theresa says: "Enjoyable Story Ruined by Awful Narrator!"
    "Enjoyable"
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    I was enchanted by this tale. Interesting twist on the normal magic/wizard/fairy tales. I am going to read more in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (1593)
    Performance
    (1414)
    Story
    (1419)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Regina-Audible says: "Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once"
    "More"
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    This book is so much more than Auggie's point of view. You get the perspective of others and I think that made the book so much more. It gives you a lot to think about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Have to F--king Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Adam Mansbach
    • Narrated By Bryan Cranston
    Overall
    (2246)
    Performance
    (2088)
    Story
    (2075)

    Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcom in the Middle) follows in the exasperated footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, giving voice to the long-suffering father whose indifferent child will just not eat in this hilarious follow-up to Adam Mansbach's international best seller, Go the F--k to Sleep.

    Darren says: "Another role that Bryan Cranston plays to a T."
    "Not as good as original"
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    Sorry if I not like everyone else -- but I did not like this one as much as the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mile 81

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Thomas Sadoski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (509)

    At Mile 81 on the Maine turnpike is a boarded up rest stop, a place where high school kids drink and get into the kind of trouble high school kids have always gotten into. It’s the place where Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who’s supposed to be looking out for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play “paratroopers over the side”. Pete, armed only with the magnifying glass he got for his 10th birthday, finds a discarded bottle of vodka in the boarded up burger shack and drinks enough to pass out.

    Mary Z says: "Nailed it!"
    "Loved it"
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    Really enjoyed how Stephen King created the scene and details he puts into his stories. This audio recording also included The Dune.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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