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Ogden, Utah | Listener Since 2004

  • 17 reviews
  • 32 ratings
  • 603 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By LeVar Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

    Amazon Customer says: "Required reading but not too bad"

    I had a hard week at work and I just wanted to listen to something down to earth. This wonderful book and it characters took me back to a time when life was much simpler. Even with the racial tention life in itself was so uncomplicated. It was a time when family met something.It was nice to be with the Watson and be a kid again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Who Asked You?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terry McMillan
    • Narrated By Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

    JALAYNE says: "brillant"
    Would you listen to Who Asked You? again? Why?

    I've listened to it several times. It's life changing.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Asked You??

    When BJ finally takes time for herself.

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


    Who was the most memorable character of Who Asked You? and why?

    BJ was the most memorable character because she is todays grandparent.

    Any additional comments?

    I love to watch old black and white movies. In the movies you have children they become successful. Then they have children and they all come to the grandparent’s house for the holidays. Terry’s book is keeping it real. Life doesn’t follow a happiness blue print plan. Women devote so much of their lives taking care of others that we don’t have the time or energy to stop and take care of ourselves. We rear our children and then our children have children. But they don’t come home for the holidays, they come back to live with you. If they leave home and stay gone they drain you financially and/ or emotionally. Terry’s book saved my life. I’m a spiritual person. I reared my children and one granddaughter. I financially help out my children and grandchildren. I worked at my job for almost 20 years. I got a new boss who was a bully and fired me for being old. I didn’t feel old. Time has been good to me, but the face looking back at me showed the struggles of life. I’m 60 years old and one paycheck away from poverty. I’ve used my retirement to help my children. I prayed and asked God for help. I was looking through my library on Audible. Then I saw Terry McMillan’s new book, “Who Asked You?” The character BJ, reminded me of myself. She showed me that, even at my age there is hope. The narrators were excellent. Many thanks go out to Phylicia Rashad whose voice calmed my anxiety. Thank you, Terry for writing a book for today’s trials and tribulations. It was the answer to my prayer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "Habit Forming"

    The book starts out a bit slow but once you figure out the main characters they come to life.
    Greed is powerful. If you think todays headlines are scandolus you have a treat in store. For individuals who sit in church every Sunday thinking about how boring it is, step behind the scene and witness, lies, sex, murder and hypocrisy at it’s best. I found myself staying up late just to hear the next segment. At the end of the tape I wanted more. I was elated to find the author has another book out. Keep it coming.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tyler Perry
    • Narrated By Tyler Perry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. She's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind. Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry).

    Elijah Mathew smith says: "Absolutely Hysterical"

    Tyler Perry is brillant; he anwsers questions many of us think about but are to embarrassed to ask. Don't let the title mislead you this book pertains to all people Black, White or Brown. Because everyone has a Madea in their family. She's "Sofia" in the Golden Girls, Judge Judy.She's the backbone of your family.She's the person who's going to tell it like it is. You will not be bored. Keep bringing it Tyler.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey

    Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

    Alexandra says: "This guy makes sense"
    "Stop and listen"

    The author will teach you how to take control of your finances. A lot of what we think about finances is wrong. He will teach you how to pay yourself, pay your bills and get out of debt. I would have never thought to pay off my smallest accounts first but that's the way to go. If you want to buy a home he'll teach you how to find a good broker and you don't have to have a perfect FICO score. It all here.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • One God, Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam [Portable Professor]

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By F.E. Peters
    • Narrated By F.E. Peters

    The covenant that God made with the patriarch Abraham forms the basis of the three religions that today enjoy the largest followings in the world: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Despite the many common bonds among them, however, the Abrahamic religions have had an extremely complicated relationship, frequently defined by conflict, over the course of millennia of coexistence.

    David says: "No Faith Needed"

    This is school without having to get dressed and attend. The Professor teaches that there is one God whether we choose to call him Yahweh, Jehovah or Allah they are all the Great I am. The Jews were first, then the Christians and Muslims. Three groups of people fighting and praying to the same God.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Get behind me"

    I was curious to hear how anyone could make a case against God. The book strengthens my belief in God. I didn’t crawl and evolve from a sea creature. To tell you the truth I wasn’t able to make it though the book. It’s so ridiculous. I respect anyone’s right not to believe in God but there’s a difference in not believing and thinking there is no God. If God is a figment of my imagination then, I’m on one heck of a good trip.

    5 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Success Mastery Academy

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy

    Brian Tracy has spent more than 20,000 hours researching and reading on the subject of personal and business success. This is the most comprehensive and advanced seminar on personal success and achievement ever developed. This 16-segment audio program reveals how to set goals, make more money, simplify your life, and supercharge your career.

    J. Sherman says: "Best self help program on Audible"
    "Good listen"

    With this book your're able to attend a seminar that probably cost $400. to attend and have it your way. I could stop, rewind and fast foreward. No doubt Tracy is amongst the best of the motivational speakers. He explains that no matter what field of work we're in we are all sellers. He'll teach you how to bring out the best in what ever you do.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Bart Ehrman, author of the best sellers Misquoting Jesus and Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, here takes listeners on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene.

    heather says: "another Ehrman gem"
    "The real deal"

    The bible comes alive when you can take all of the different religions out of it and really look at the books. This is a great listen, be prepared to learn.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra

    Looking for a practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams? Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this audio shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into 7 simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life.

    P. Wouters says: "Concise and powerful"
    "Worth listening to"

    The book is worth listening to but, it's everthing you need to know you learned in kindergarten. Basically, treat everyone the way you want to be treated and good things will happen to you.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marcus Buckingham
    • Narrated By Marcus Buckingham

    Marcus Buckingham jump-started the Strengths movement now sweeping the work world with his first two blockbusters. Now, he answers the ultimate question: How can you actually apply your strengths for maximum success at work? Research data show that most people do not come close to making full use of their assets on the job. Go Put Your Strengths to Work will reveal the hidden dimensions of your strengths through a six-step, six-week experience.

    Philip says: "Wonderful book on personal development"
    "Bringing it together"

    I'll buy Buckinghams books just to hear his voice but, in this book the he finally tells us how to intergrate all of his previous books. The other books were good but this one brings it all together.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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