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Holly Wood

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  • Vegetable Juicing: Lose Weight & Achieve Radiant Health

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charles Christopher Thornton
    • Narrated By Jack Chekijian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Adding significant volume of vegetable nutrients to a regular diet will not only help in making your body stronger but will also help you lose weight. This is the concept behind the term: negative calorie foods. Commonly, it is advised that a person get himself at least five to seven servings of fresh vegetables on a daily basis. Just choose among the variety of vegetables that you feel comfortable eating and get the benefits in an instant.

    Holly Wood says: "Excellent Resource For Juicers"
    "Excellent Resource For Juicers"
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    What made the experience of listening to Vegetable Juicing: Lose Weight & Achieve Radiant Health the most enjoyable?

    I didn't want to just be bumbling along and not ask the right questions. This audio actually helped me to know which questions to even ask and then answers them. Before I listened to this, I took for granted basic questions such as
    what juicer should I buy?
    what's the best way to clean it?
    what to if I don't like the taste?
    how can I know what is best to mix?
    how much should I drink?
    how can I save the juice afterwards?


    What other book might you compare Vegetable Juicing: Lose Weight & Achieve Radiant Health to and why?

    I'm new to green juicing after watching "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". Before I jumped into it, I wanted to make sure I was doing it right and learn more about what each vegetable and what juice does for the body.


    What about Jack Chekijian’s performance did you like?

    Talks to me like a friend. Very welcoming and has a slight motivation bent to his voice.


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

    Yes I listen to it while driving.


    Any additional comments?

    The author gives good advice for beginners in green juicing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Imogene's Message: A Thriller of Extreme Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christine Sherborne
    • Narrated By Timothy McKean
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of Earth. Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge.

    Holly Wood says: "Powerful~ Thrilller"
    "Powerful~ Thrilller"
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    Where does Imogene's Message rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's difficult to position this audiobook with other audiobooks because it stands alone and is unique. The story is disturbing as well as terrifying. Told with great detail the effects of religious prejudice and oppression The dark side is using torture as a method of purification. The lighter side is the resurrection of Imogene and the message she brings of not judging others and radicalism. The reality is that these practice are still being used today.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked way the story was told with lots of action and a supernatural undertone. I was totally engrossed with Zantera, Imogene's mother. When they put that leather vest on her and she realized what form of torture it was. I cried. I was completely drawn into this well-conceived story.


    Which character – as performed by Timothy McKean – was your favorite?

    Zantera, Imogene's mother is my favorite character. I could feel her fear confusion and disgust as the religious extremist had their way with her.


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

    I did listen to this book in one sitting, how could I not!!
    It was so completing and terrifying. What pulled me in was the quick pace and twist and turns of the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    This would make a good movie

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Be Strong, Be Tough, Be Smart

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Donato Alfredano, Giada Star
    • Narrated By Natalya Bykov, Roger Buehler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Told in personal anecdotes and easy-to-follow snippets of practical advice, Be Strong, Be Tough, Be Smart lets parents know they are not alone. Alfredano doesn't promise easy answers, but his family's story shows that with fortitude and persistence, there is hope for every child with autism.

    CC says: "Game Changer In The Autism Game"
    "A must read for anyone who has a (ASD) child"
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    Would you listen to Be Strong, Be Tough, Be Smart again? Why?

    A friend recommend this audio book to me. I am so stress out caring for my 5 year old ASD daughter, that some days, I have to just walk away and cry. So far I've read this twice and plan to read it again because of the empathetic emotion support, and practical tips which have helped me cope.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the log notes, the part when Alfredano and Star, his daughter talk about their personal feeling concerning Denny's behavior.


    What about Natalya Bykov and Roger Buehler ’s performance did you like?

    Natalya Bykov's voice was very sincere and full of emotion.
    Roger Buehler's voice was fatherly and concerned. I was right there with both of these readers.


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

    Moon Phases


    Any additional comments?

    This was an amazing audio book, I'm glad that this family shared their hard work and overwhelming love for this child with me. Thank you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Gates of Oblivion: Magic, Dragons, and Gargoyles

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Melissa Tani, Luis Robles
    • Narrated By Amy Faust
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When the gates open, evil wages war against the world. Only the brave and pure of heart can stand in the way of total destruction. However, evil has a way of breaking the spirit and tearing hearts apart. The world, and all in it, will forever change.

    Holly Wood says: "Ancient ~ Magical"
    "Ancient ~ Magical"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Gates of Oblivion to be better than the print version?

    My imagination is triggered by both audio and print. Knowing that I get the story in sound as well as picture form makes it is difficult for me to like one version over the other. The story came alive for me in both media.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was the 3 horned statue, that guarded the massive gates that separated our earth from the magical. I liked this character because of all the powerful brave creatures fighting to protect. This statue had the final say. It was all powerful and yet it granted a wish "What do you want," which changed the world as we know it today.


    What about Amy Faust’s performance did you like?

    Amy Faust's has a wide range of vocal tonality in her voice. She can change her voice to sound like a man or woman. With the five guardians of magic there is a hushed quality that adds a haunting grief to all the sadness.


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

    I liked the introduction which set the tone and mood of the fight that this last living dragon would have to fight to save the earth and all it's creatures. "I will honor my word and I will destroy that world." At the end all was left was human.


    Any additional comments?

    This story has a ring of truth to it. Haunting and lovely in it's understand that the old ways are still with us and yet unseen for most of us, except for one. I would like to read or hear more and I know you will too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Weight Loss for Vegans: The Only Guide You Will Ever Need

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Charles Thornton
    • Narrated By Linda Cee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    This incredible audiobook will expose the people to the the way of life, the only way of life to achieve all of your health goals. It is full of the vital information that you will need to be healthy. Most health books gives you stories about their struggles during their attempt to lose weight. I will give you the alternative to the tens of thousands of weight loss books. This audiobook is life changing. In three months you can exchange all of the cells in your body for healthy ones. You will be a new person and full of energy, period.

    Lazaro says: "Vegans are you ready for an amazing treat?"
    "Wow this really works"
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    Where does Weight Loss for Vegans rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am a Vegan and this books ranks at the top of my list. I have listened to it several times because I find it informative as well as motivating. Knowledge is power. And that's what I needed. My old ways of doing things using only will power, didn't work so well. And now I know why. Understanding how food is processed by my body gave me the knowledge I needed to make this weight loss process work for me.


    What other book might you compare Weight Loss for Vegans to and why?

    I read the "Skinny Bitch weight loss guide" This is similar to that book because Weight Loss for Vegans gets right down to the basic's: calories in and calories out. The what's what and why;no fancy talk here just the plain straight facts. I like that about this book it doesn't waste my time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite new information is the complicated understanding about starvation. I'm told to not go hungry or starve myself. It won't work. Also how my body will eat it's self if my calorie level drops more than 500 calories a day. WOW and all this time, I was trying to lose weight the wrong way.


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

    Craving constant craving. How to work with this need... that just won't go away. I learned it is hard wired into my brain. The cookie monster. The craving for funk food; just can't get away from it. All my life I've had that battle and always lost. This book gave me a strategy that works. Amazing, eating just one bite does not help. I'm told I have to eat it all to succeed in this weight loss game.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to buy the e-book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bobby Adair
    • Narrated By Jason Damron
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    Survive the infection! Survive the infected. Book 1: A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened.

    Shawn says: "Great books, not sure about the audio book."
    "Awesome electric tension"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    OMG......Brilliant!!!!! This has got to be one of the best zombie apocalypse book series I have ever read. Its like I was there, its realistic, and left me wanting more.The action is intense, edge of your seat, the zombies threatening. The story was filled with electric tension that sent chill up my spine.


    What other book might you compare Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3 to and why?

    "Zombie Attach" was tame compared to "Slow Burn"


    What about Jason Damron’s performance did you like?

    Jason Damron has a easy to listen to voice. His voice was full of tension and excitement.


    If you could take any character from Slow Burn: Box Set 1-3 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I like Zeb the main character. He's is likeable and brave. He's a regular guy just trying to make sense of a world gone crazy. He's not perfect and has a short fuse, but he's loyal to his friends and can be trusted.


    Any additional comments?

    This would make a great movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Order of Saint Michael: God's Army, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kobie J. Newton
    • Narrated By Andrea Emmes
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Adalia and her sister Jamari Moore are teenage gamers obsessed with vanquishing demonic creatures in a massively multiplayer online world called "The Golden Age". They lead a closely knit guild of players in weekly dungeon raids and guild versus guild war games also known as war zones. Their brilliant combat tactics and ruthless fighting prowess has gained the attention of Divine Enterprises.

    CC says: "Thanks Kobie Newton This Yaya Is A Rock Star"
    "Brillant ~ electric"
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    If you could sum up Order of Saint Michael in three words, what would they be?

    I thought it was intriguing, vividly descriptive and in many ways thought provoking. The lavish scene descriptions painted a picture in my head that just left me in awe and placed me in the center of all the action. I'd say this is an outstanding work due to the demons and obsession theme of the book and how it just all comes back to the games. I thought that the main characters, Adalia and Jamari who are the first of command of a guild of players from the online game The Golden Age were awesome.From the very start of this book I was hooked. It was a thrill ride into a world of war between heaven and hell. war between heaven and hell


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the vivid storytelling about the look of the demons, I could feel the fear of the battle between good against evil. There were parts of the story that sent a chill up my spine.


    What about Andrea Emmes’s performance did you like?

    Andrea Emmes's performance was outstanding. I liked the way her voice changed with each character. She had just the right about of tension in her voice. I was swept away.


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

    God's Army stands to fight another day.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there will be another book coming out soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit: Awakening: The Spirit, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By K. M. Riley
    • Narrated By Matt Thurston
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Adele inherited the Kingdom of Iden. Willful, strong, and independent, her life changed when she discovered she's more than successor-she's heir to a mysterious power hunted by an evil spirit. Chaos covers her lands, forcing Adele to flee its reach. She journeys to unravel the secrets of her abilities, and defeat the enemy shadowing her. Adele refuses to let Iden fall-not without a fight.

    CeeCee says: "This Book Is Why I Hunt For Indie"
    "Electric tension full of suspense"
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    Would you listen to The Spirit: Awakening again? Why?

    This is an enjoyable fantasy world full of a variety of magical creatures. There are elves, dwarves, ogres, talking animals. The passages are highly descriptive, which helped me to get a good picture of Adele's world . There is plenty of action, especially with princess Adele is being tested to see if she really cares for her kingdom and is willing to fright for it. I liked the inner wisdom voice narration of Adele " It was as if she had a 6th sense an inner awareness of the feelings of others."


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harper the Wolf/Dog is my favorite character because he is a reflection of Adele other self. and he can change shapes. There is a bond between them that going deeper than surface appearances.


    Which character – as performed by Matt Thurston – was your favorite?

    Adele is my favorite because she has a lot of spunk and courage. And I liked the way she grew from a young girl of eleven, into her true strong self as the story progressed.


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

    I was completely drawn into the story, caught up in a whirl wind of emotions from fear to amazement, laughing one minute and then crying the next. Wonderful thrilling!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    The story moved fast with a quick tempo, I didn't want it to end. Hope there will be a sequel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Slow Burn: Infected, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bobby Adair
    • Narrated By Jason Damron
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    All three have all been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. They're not the mindless cannibals that most infected are. Nevertheless, their band of survivors, fearful about the trio's infections, have ostracized them. Now, back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy's family while following the rumor of a safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker under a house in east Austin.

    Mike Naka says: "good continuation of the story"
    "Enjoyable and Scary"
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    What made the experience of listening to Slow Burn the most enjoyable?

    The story had an electric tension in it. I couldn't let it go, I had to know what would happened next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slow Burn?

    When Zeb, Jermone and Murphy were on the road and night was coming. They were
    looking for shelter any thing could happen and it did.


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

    The depth of his voice took me deeply into a fearful mind set that was hard to shake loose.


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

    I story had me from the opening. I had to know what would happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    This was as good as the first book, maybe better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slow Burn: Zero Day - A Zombie Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bobby Adair
    • Narrated By Jason Damron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried. People are frightened. But Zed Zane is oblivious. Zed needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride and heads to his mom's house for a lunch of begging, again. But something is wrong. There's blood in the foyer. His mother's corpse is on the living room floor.

    Mike Naka says: "better than expected"
    "Enjoyable good and scary"
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    Would you listen to Slow Burn again? Why?

    Yes, there are some parts of the story that are just so way out there that my imagination
    did a flip-flop and I'm not sure where it landed. The story moved very fast it was a wild ride that I'd like to re-visit.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Slow Burn?

    When Zeb first realized he was up against the Zombie's and the fight was on for survival.


    What about Jason Damron’s performance did you like?

    Damron did a phenomenal job at giving each character his/her personality and voice throughout the story.


    If you could rename Slow Burn, what would you call it?

    Their Back


    Any additional comments?

    It has sent chills up my spine. The story is finely tuned, edited down to just the most powerful elements they yank me by my eyeballs and create a real sense of terror.
    Incredible amounts of fear overcome me as I listened to this book.
    Even with the scary ride that I got from the story, I kept listening because I had to know how it all would turn out.I was swept away.Highly recommend for all zombie fans

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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