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Teri

Bremerton, WA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By A. J. Jacobs
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (354)

    A. J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind - from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises and a range of diets and nutritional plans.

    Niall says: "A comic tries a little of everything"
    "It was ok"
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    What did you like best about Drop Dead Healthy? What did you like least?

    I liked it ok BUT I still thing his other book year of living biblical was more fresh funny


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Weight of Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura McHugh
    • Narrated By Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus, Sofia Willingham
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (413)

    The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.

    John S says: "Not too bad but you have to pay attention."
    "Loved it"
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    If you could sum up The Weight of Blood in three words, what would they be?

    Not what you think (ok that's not 3 words)


    What did you like best about this story?

    I don't know what I was exactly expecting from this book , but it blew me away, I was so sucked up in the story I really enjoyed it


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Ozarks the other side of the woods


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liz Moore
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
    Overall
    (1379)
    Performance
    (1247)
    Story
    (1249)

    Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

    Deborah says: "Mesmerizing Performance"
    "NOT HEAVY"
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    Would you listen to Heft again? Why?

    YEs I was caught up in the story and wanted to know " WHATS NEXT"


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The maid : she really brought life to the story


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5580)
    Performance
    (5079)
    Story
    (5063)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Patchwork story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Invention of Wings the most enjoyable?

    I liked the fact they had 2 different story lines from different prespectives


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invention of Wings?

    The one legged punishment was terrible to think happened


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

    The different voices of the 2 main people


    If you could take any character from The Invention of Wings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    HANDFULL of course : Would love to hear her perspective on being out at dinner


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Girl with Glasses: My Optic History

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marissa Walsh
    • Narrated By Margie Lenhart
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (387)

    Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life. If you've ever had your specs steam up when walking into a bar, squinted into the sun on the soccer field, or laid eyes on a new haircut only after your locks are strewn across the floor, you know what it's like to be a GWG. Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade. Now - 10 pairs of glasses, one pair of prescription sunglasses, and endless pairs of contacts later - she has fully embraced her four-eyed fate.

    Caryn says: "I could not finish!"
    "Cute story"
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    Where does Girl with Glasses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a cute short story. not a dramatic book that I could listen to for days


    What other book might you compare Girl with Glasses to and why?

    it is not long


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    SHe was good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    GWG


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bel Canto

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1675)
    Performance
    (847)
    Story
    (854)

    Somewhere in South America at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening, until a band of terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage.

    Brian says: "Surprisingly engrossing"
    "bland"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?


    I could not get into the story of this book I feel very disappointed because I usually can get drawn into the story this one just didn't do it for me


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ann Patchett again?

    I have listened to Ann Patchett before and I like her


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Song of Achilles: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Madeline Miller
    • Narrated By Frazer Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (413)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (376)

    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

    Cariola says: "Didn't Expect to Like It, but I Was Swept Away"
    "Golden"
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    Where does The Song of Achilles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really liked the story : it kept me going


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Song of Achilles?

    When they met the menator


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many parts it is hard to find just one


    Any additional comments?

    I couldnt stop listening : in car , at home , on patio I was really involved ; i wanted to hear more

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1794)
    Performance
    (1620)
    Story
    (1624)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    FanB14 says: "Eagles Victory"
    "Fun"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I did not watch movie and had no idea what it was about . i really got into the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silver Linings Playbook?

    When he meets his therapist in his bus.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meditation For Dummies Audiobook

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephan Bodian
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (18)

    Meditation For Dummies guides you down the road to increased awareness and inner peace. It also covers the historical origins and traditional wisdom behind modern meditation, as well as how to prepare for and find success in your own meditation practice. This audiobook contains The latest advice on how to find success in your own meditation, techniques to transform suffering and replace negative patterns, and much more.

    Edward A. Rose MD says: "Great book"
    "just buy the book"
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    What disappointed you about Meditation For Dummies Audiobook?

    I think this book is more for reading . listening to it just makes you sleepy


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephan Bodian again?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    It is a book you could read and flip back and forward by pages : I will buy the book not the audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beach Music

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (269)

    Pat Conroy is without doubt America's favorite storyteller, a writer who portrays the anguished truth of the human heart and the painful secrets of families in richly lyrical prose and unforgettable narratives. Now, in Beach Music, he tells of the dark memories that haunt generations, in a story that spans South Carolina and Rome and reaches back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust.

    Ella says: "Memorable"
    "ughh"
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    Would you try another book from Pat Conroy and/or Jonathan Marosz?

    I just could not get into this story ; and the southern voice just grated on my nerves after awhile


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2812)
    Performance
    (1622)
    Story
    (1629)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Didnt want it to end"
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    What did you love best about The Power of One?

    The story is good and I got caught up with it. I did not want it to end could have listened all day


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of One?

    When he meets THE JUDGE again ; WOW


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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