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sonya

i am a fashionista nerd> I am studying as well as practicing Medicine. I am also a Phd student . I love mathamatics as well. Shopping !!

Brockton, MA, United States

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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (310)
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    (304)

    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
    "OMG"
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    Where does Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number one !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl?

    Her thankfulness for where she was! Falling in puppy love and having hope even when the adults were losing it!


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

    She spoke to me as Ann! I felt like I was inside Ann's thoughts emotions wishes dreams! I know she is a fully grown woman but her voice gave the innocence Ann deserved to be given! She did Ann justice. I have heard many but none as hauntingly portrayed as she. Although we know the end was horrific. She broke it to use sympathetically as a family member would! Chilling!!


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

    Her last passage! That's all I can say!


    Any additional comments?

    I read the children's version as mandatory reading as a child! I wanted to know all there was left. I heard there were other versions but never had the time to read them. Now on my commute to school or cleaning or cooking I can listen and its just awesome!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated By Daniel Gerroll
    Overall
    (38)
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    (17)
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    (17)

    Embracing the Wide Sky is a unique and brilliantly imaginative portrait of how we think, learn, remember and create, brimming with personal insights and anecdotes, and explanations of the most up-to-date, mind-bending discoveries from fields ranging from neuroscience to psychology and linguistics. This is a profound and provocative book that will transform our understanding and respect for every kind of mind.

    sonya says: "an interesting 'read'"
    "an interesting 'read'"
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    I think Daniel Tammet is an amazing find. Sweet and shy but as the late great astonishing Kim Peek learning there is a world out there that they fit in. Even if it is in a different way from some peoples norm. I have a unique mind and have always felt as though I were a freak. I am not autistic nor mentally challenged in any way( I stand to differ)lol. anyhoo his guidance and research was terrific. He made me seem to fit in this world and be proud of the way my mind works. Why it works the way it does and that anyone out there also has special abilities. I know 6 languages only three taught formally the other three I taught myself in a short amount of time. I also know American sign Language. Mathematics also come very easy. I see numbers as a cast in a play. No colors just parts and feelings towards them. I remember numbers easier than long stories word for word. 'well I digress I apologize! His book just gave me tools to look into my unique world and show my loved ones a book to help explain a piece of my world in a well written way. The man Daniel Gerroll who narrated this book was excellent. Time flew by listening to it on my time off or walking. Very happy to have this in my collection as I think you will as well. Its great to see the world through different ways. give it a try !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27192)
    Performance
    (13814)
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    (13860)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "sad that it had to end"
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    I saw the movie i believe twice. maybe three not sure. Loved the movie, yet something seemed missing. The entire story. An amazing book. I laughed so hard when it came to Minnie. the descriptions of the characters were perfect so i could be in each of thier situations. I read two to four books a week. Audible gives me a chance to add more. I am a non stop learner and am going for a doctorate as well as a MD. I also study anything i am interested in for that time. I commute for quite sometime daily and i also run.Also a cleaning freak. Audible lets me do all of these things while listening to quality books as this one. You would never know it was actually fiction as well as written by solely a woman not of color.The book as far as i have heard from people of that horrid time was dead on acurate. We also got to hear how it was to be a white young adult at this time also. The more i listened the more i was pulled into this alice in wonderland type world. The cast was amazing. The production was spot on!!!! If you liked the movie a lot or just a little this book will change you. I plan on listening again soon. Its in my library and that soon could be tomorrow or a year. Love Love Loved it. wow!!!!!! Enjoy and be ready to be transformed into a beautifully written world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Godfather

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mario Puzo
    • Narrated By full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (898)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (603)

    The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.

    Tim says: "Couldn't Disagree More..."
    "astonishing brought me into the fantastic world"
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    I love audio books because of the freedom it gives you to catch up on books otherwise to busy for. S when I listened to this book OMG it took me in the room with each and every person in the book. I was in Italy and new York las vegas ect....I felt more emotion listening to it than watching it! I have seen the movie a million times as most of us have! I cried when tom was about to tell the"Don" about the death of his son! I held my breath and teared up! I looked forward to each and every spare time I had to enjoy this masterpiece!!! I couldn't believe a full cast with a guide (Narrator) to keep us abreast to where we were! All I can say is Wow! It was like a fantastical mystical bedtime story told by an elder in the family with great recollection! My only annoyance was Mario Puzo repeating over and over and over again sonny's feature's > I got it the first 10 times in the very beginning a cupid's bow face yet masculine but chapter after chapter cupid's bow this and that it made me think of Sonny as a possible contestant on Rupauls drag race! I know it sounds harsh but come on the majority of us get it after possible the first time. but i'll give 2 but no kidding 10+ wow! I hated when sonny died but finally no more fragile yet masculine cupid's bow! ok done ranting! Loved it plan on listenin to it many many many(lol) more times! Awesome! Amazing! Definitely Astonishing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil Wears Prada

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1211)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (296)

    Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, is hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine. Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.

    Howard says: "You won't be able to stop the player"
    "fun"
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    I saw the movie first years ago so I was surprised by a lot of the differences between them! I still liked the book ever so much! I will definitely re listen to it again soon! The reader was amazing! She pulled me into her worlds(which she had many).Great experience! fun "read".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2542)
    Performance
    (2019)
    Story
    (2005)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    James says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "astounding!!!!!"
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    I have loved both Mark twains' characters and the awesomely talented Elijah wood! Wow the words I read in Junior high couldn't register so I passed them over like a foreign language I had never heard! Elijah not only made Every character come to life but the backwoods horrible to understand language became crystal clear! No matter what I write it will not do justice to the experience I was so lucky to have had! Little note I was in the ICU for a week internal bleeding so movement was impossible but mom put on my iphone and I could listen for hours I think it helped me to step down to a regular floor quicker! Thanks audio for the convenience and thanks Elijah for an amazing experience that I intend to again experience very soon! A PLUS!!!!!

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (754)

    Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

    Amber says: "Very enjoyable!!!!"
    "much needed"
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    The characters well developed and interacted as such! Realistic situations with in the plot. I am a med and quantum physics student which leaves no time for reading for fun! This audible is amazing. Walking commuting to school cleaning just about anything that I can call down time... I plop yes I said plop on my head phones and get take away! Nicholas Sparks is amazing! I plan on "reading" all of his books! Even the severe tear jerkers!!! Life is like that way for some of us and crying uncontrollably helps relieve some tension and my own sadness!!!!! I hope my Mr. Right has my picture and looks for me ad logan did for Elizabeth. I didn't cry but I swooned and smiled a lot and now feel happy! Only bummer was the epilogue he made it seem as if Logan were dead also! I didn't like that! So that ruined the ending a tad because of it! Well tomorrow off to school I downloaded the Wedding I'llget back to you all! Expecting nothing less than magic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brian Greene
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (266)

    In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.

    Ginger says: "Very Very good"
    "amazing"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Elegant Universe the most enjoyable?

    The book was well written and exciting to hear!! The narrator is amazing! I have found one of my callings in life because of this book!!! Because of audible I had the chance to"read" it! I am a medical student and work also! I haven't time for reading other than school related which is a lot!!! But during my down time I fill it with the audio books amazing!!Also price is great! Also amazing! The sound is Crystal clear! now I realize what a gift it has become in my hectic life! Lastly of course some books I must read on my own in a more intimate context! But on the whole there are about 10 percent more audio than paper or kindle! Thank you!!!!#


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elegant Universe?

    Getting it! Really understanding this former mythical language I thought only a tiny percent could. He brought it to a comfortable level then took off to a level quantum physics students would enjoy or know some of. The equations made sense! Now I can not get enough! I am going to take a class or two this summer!


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

    My personal lecturer! A kind and gentle yet knowledgeable voice! It's not just a book but a lesson! He is amazing!


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

    As stated before an epiphany!


    Any additional comments?

    Very happy I discovered and gave it a try and put my ignorance at rest! Thinking only for the lazy or blind! That flew out the window asap!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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