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Rebecca

I read like a madwoman all my life but now I have bad eyes. Thank goodness for audio books

Cedaredge, CO, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • A Chakra Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (133)

    A superb, high-quality hypnosis audio program combining skilled hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. This empowering audio will help the listener feel energized and uplifted by guiding you on a powerful healing journey through the seven main energy centers of the body called the Chakras. You will hear angelic vocals and sounds tuned to the frequency of each chakra, while you visualize a healing process through each stage of the meditation.

    Andrea says: "Really good to relax and meditate!"
    "Meditation made easy"
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    Where does A Chakra Meditation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a very good book for someone who wants to let the sounds and relaxation take you away. There are several days of meditation so it is worth the little money.


    What does Glenn Harrold bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is the author and is very helpful in clearing the Chakras


    What did you learn from A Chakra Meditation that you would use in your daily life?

    I would use it daily to relax.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Loki's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Delle Jacobs
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (510)

    For generations, Arienh’s people have feared the Viking raids. She knows all too well the terrible toll the Northmen have taken on the Celts, having lost most of her own family to their swords. So one stormy night when she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior, she has every right to want him dead. And yet she hesitates…. Ronan knows Arienh doesn’t recognize him. He was just a boy when his kinsmen raided her village and Ronan risked his own life to protect her. Now he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart years before. But wooing a Celtic woman is no easy task.

    Clarice says: "Real characters and a great story."
    "Feels like the reader is yelling at you."
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    I tried 3 times to get into the story but just can't because the reader may be stage trained and the voice is too loud so even turning it down will not make it enjoyable. I think you should project when you are on the stage but not in a reader's ear that has head phones on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Armageddon's Children: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (807)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (405)

    Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity.

    R. Jones says: "The start of something really good"
    "New Terry Brooks Reader"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Unlike other reviewers I have not read any other Terry Brooks novels prior to this one. It caught my interest and carried me along. This was a great story about the end of the world and with a little magic thrown in.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The reader is very believable and takes you to the story with heart. The characters came alive. I will choose this reader again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Dick Cheney was funny and brave and a great addition to the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning: Longhorn Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (264)

    Buck Cordell is a giant of a man in a giant, untamed land called Texas. He builds a cattle ranch where ordinary men all say it can't be done a cattle empire that defies all odds, a family that changes the course of Texas history, and a legacy that outlives the Old West.

    AudioAddict says: "Don't like westerns...LOVED this book!"
    "Western read by a western voice."
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    Would you listen to The Beginning again? Why?

    Yes I have listened to it twice. I just bought book two. The reader is a great voice to tell this type of story. If you listen to the preview you will probably get the book if you like westerns.


    What other book might you compare The Beginning to and why?

    It's a western but very different beginning so it is not like any other book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Suddenly they were Americans and not Southern soldiers anymore. The war was over and they went home to start their life in Texas.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Nathan Long
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (263)

    Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry.

    Diane Rivers says: "Story and Narration = Epic Fun!"
    "Jane is not one of my heroines"
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    What did you like best about Jane Carver of Waar? What did you like least?

    It started out interesting but fizzled for me. Jane is not someone I am attracted to I guess I did not relate to her and did not find her interesting.


    Was Jane Carver of Waar worth the listening time?

    Some might like it I just quit after a while.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras, Sanjiv Jahveri
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (584)

    The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

    F. DesBouillons says: "Great Book!!!"
    "Different look at shape shifter"
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    If you could sum up Tiger's Curse in three words, what would they be?

    Shape Shifter romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tiger's Curse?

    This is a story about attraction, magic, and ancient culture.


    What about Annika Boras and Sanjiv Jahveri ’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to and kept the story alive.


    Any additional comments?

    It is good for teens because it is not about sex but still very romantic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicole Krauss
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and others
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (380)

    Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.

    Kathryn Lunetta says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written."
    "This book was really fun! Totally unexpected."
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    What other book might you compare The History of Love to and why?

    There have been a lot of stories written about this subject. Nazi Germany, Jewish prison camp, but I still find it fascinating because this is something we should never forget lest it happens again. But I digress this is not what this book is about ultimately it is about the History of Love.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Leo, poor Leo, unrequited love.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I was very delighted by it. You might think is is a sad story but still delightful. How can that be? I guess you will have to read it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1148)
    Performance
    (803)
    Story
    (798)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Must read for a Historical novel lover."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Four Fires to be better than the print version?

    The narrator is so good if you have bad eyes like I do you won't need the print version. You will love it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked everyone in the family. This family really sticks together and at the same time you get to listen to some of the history of Australia. Since that country started a lot like ours I have always been interested in it. Must read for a historical novel lover like I am.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    This is a good narrator. I have loved him since I listened to the Power of One.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The author has a way of making the characters come to life. There are so many places for despair and triumph it is hard to stop reading it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3184)
    Performance
    (2778)
    Story
    (2817)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "When the world ends......."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listened to it all hoping I would find someone that I liked. It was scary and dramatic but none of the people were that likable. Everyone was out for himself. It may be that way but I would like to hope there were some honorable people left.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cheyenne Amber

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Nicole Poole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Widowed and penniless in the Colorado Rockies, Boston-born Laura Cheney turns to Deke Sheridan, a dangerously handsome renegade raised among the Cheyenne, when her newborn son is kidnapped.

    Olanike says: "Is there a such thing as a negative star?"
    "OK but slow."
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    Would you recommend Cheyenne Amber to your friends? Why or why not?

    This book is slow and the antagonism went on too long. Other books by this author were much better.


    Any additional comments?

    I like westerns and found this book a little tedious for that genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5996)
    Performance
    (2579)
    Story
    (2615)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Taryn says: "Will touch your soul"
    "Terrifying look at the future"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Road to be better than the print version?

    This book caught me up in the story and showed what a terrifying place the world will be after the life as we know it is gone. The people, the houses, the cars, everything gone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Characters in the story lived through a scary time and still had redeeming qualities. The terror was not romanticized. The horror was real but the father still managed to teach his son to be a good man.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a long drawn out story but well told and draws you in.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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