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  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (197)

    When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true....

    Lia says: "Don't miss the series"
    "Predictable, irritating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Fifty Shades Freed better?

    If it was ONE book instead of drawn out to three


    Has Fifty Shades Freed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Understandable, and good inflections


    Any additional comments?

    This set of books to me, was whiny and monotonous and not very well written. Could have put everything in to one book instead of stretching it out and making it boring. This set of books ticked me off more than inspired me. By the third book you just knew how the characters were going to react and what they were going to say. AND I found myself saying "NOT fair" a lot and rolling my eyes. I don't think I would recommend this book to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Eat, Pray, Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment, and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression, and heartbreak. It's 3 a.m., and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her 30s, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing....

    Dianne says: "ever get that sinking feeling..."
    "Wow, life changing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Eat, Pray, Love the most enjoyable?

    The narrators voice, she sounds like Kathy Lee Gifford!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course the main character


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

    A flow, she wrote the book, she knows how it sounded in her head when she wrote it. It makes the story more believable.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    This book has officially knocked "The Devil Wears Prada" off the top of my favs list! Another one I'll listen to more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss and Make-Up

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gene Simmons
    • Narrated By Gene Simmons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (82)

    There would have been no KISS without Gene Simmons, the outrageous star whose superlong tongue, legendary sexual exploits, and demonic makeup have made him a rock icon. KISS and Make-Up is the wild, shocking, unbelievable story, from the man himself, about how an immigrant boy from Israel studied to be a rabbi, was saved by rock and roll, and became one of the most notorious rock stars the world has ever seen.

    Karen says: "Loved it"
    "Give it a miss"
    Overall

    Because I know how hard Gene Simmons worked to gain the fame he has, I was interested in hearing the progression the band took. I found Gene's voice to be irritatingly monotone, he was obviously reading his own book. There was hardly any emotion in it. And he never forgot to tell the listener how many women he had, which after a few hundred times, got really old. Honestly, if you're interested, like I was, read a paperback of this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ted Nugent
    • Narrated By Ted Nugent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    America has been craving leadership - and at last a gun-slinging, mega-rock star, deerslayer, and patriot has stepped forward to provide it. Make way for Ted Nugent. Cocked, locked, and ready to rock, the Motor City Madman, the thinking man's Abraham Lincoln, has unleashed the ultimate high-octane political manifesto for the ages in Ted, White, and Blue - the most important patriotic statement since the Constitution.

    Shelly says: "Wow!"
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    What a great book! I really loved it. I've always been a Ted fan, but now I am even more. He's given me things to think about and challenge others on, like the global warming LIE. I agree with another reviewer here... Ted for President!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Double Life of Anna Day

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Louise Candlish
    • Narrated By Claire Corbett
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Anna has waited a long time to fall in love and now that she has, she's not going to let her boyfriend Charlie's mother stand in her way. Meredith Granger is frighteningly well-cultured and impossible to impress. So far, Anna hasn't even been allowed to meet her. But when Charlie leaves the country on business for the summer, Anna decides to take matters into her own hands. Reinventing herself from top to toe, Anna embraces a whole new life.

    Jessica Gottlieb says: "Skip it"
    "There are probably better books"
    Overall

    This book seemed to drag on and on, and only got mildly interesting (to me anyway) toward the end. I found myself pulling for the main character, but knew what would happen as it because apparent, toward the end. I think my money could have been better spent on a different title.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5121)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1354)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "Highly recommend"
    Overall

    In today's world of misunderstanding and intolerance, this book is an eye opener. I highly recommend this book.

    The narrator was a bit irritating at times, but I appreciated her pronunciation and accent as it enhanced the meaning of the book. I liked how she used words pertaining to the characters nationality then said what the word meant in english. I felt like I learned a small bit of a new language as well as how the people of Afghanistan feel about the world today.

    I will definately listen to this book again and will recommend it to friends.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Little Pink Slips: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sally Koslow
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Once there was a little girl from Fargo, North Dakota, named Maggie Goldfarb who grew up, moved to Manhattan, and morphed into Magnolia Gold, the highly paid editor in chief of Lady magazine. With a corner office, a designer wardrobe, and dozens of loyal employees, Magnolia has been hired to update the dowager of women's magazines. She's on her way to giving Lady a face-lift when she is ignominiously replaced.

    Daniel Vaughn Cauble says: "Don't buy it"
    "Another clunker"
    Overall

    Definately NOT The Devil Wears Prada. Almost as boring as The Secret. Wouldn't recommend this audio book either.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Martha Beck
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (44)

    Leaving the Saints is an unforgettable memoir about one woman's spiritual quest and journey toward faith. As "Mormon royalty" within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Martha Beck was raised in a home frequented by the Church's high elders, known as the apostles, and her existence was framed by their strict code of conduct.

    Sheila says: "Decide for yourself"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    I don't normally get into this type of book, I prefer fiction, but this was exceptional. It was so good I will be seeking out other books by this author. Highly recommended.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Hypnography for Women

    • ABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Sean Ryan
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (36)

    Hypnography for Women is a sensual and tasteful audio fantasy experience. It is designed to help you relax and reach fulfillment through guided imagery. Hypnography creates the illusion of an attractive and attentive man who can easily be envisioned as your lover, and will satisfy both the sexually active woman and those experiencing lack of arousal.

    Sanny says: "quiet time"
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    This was veerry relaxing and incredibly sexy. Oh my!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rhonda Byrne
    • Narrated By Rhonda Byrne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3740)
    Performance
    (1183)
    Story
    (1199)

    It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

    Elisabeth says: "Good for an intro to the Law of Attraction"
    "Yawn Fest"
    Overall

    I could NOT make it through this book. It, for me anyway, was a huge waste of money. HOWEVER, if you're into the whole "let the Universe tell you" stuff, knock yourself out...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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