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  • Snake Oil

  • The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling
  • By: Becca Stevens
  • Narrated by: Becca Stevens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Becca Stevens calls herself a "snake oil salesman" - in a positive sense. The social enterprise she founded, Thistle Farms, provides purpose and employment to abused women, providing them with the economic well-being to begin new lives. The natural body-care products that Thistle Farms manufactures - balms, soaps, and lotions, whose ingredients include essential oils - bring healing comfort to the company's customers, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love everything Becca Stevens

  • By Ann on 09-16-15

Loved her story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I've already given it to a friend. It is a terrific story about Becca's growing up, and what led her to start Magdalene Farms. And I loved the essential oils recipes.

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

It's her own experiences, so it's always best to hear from the author. She has a really kind voice, and you can hear her care for others.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The hurts that happen to us can be made into something that empowers us.

  • Where Am I Eating?

  • An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy
  • By: Kelsey Timmerman
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, working alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio. Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories of the farmers and fishermen around the world who produce the food we eat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • who cooking for you

  • By melissa.weers on 07-13-14

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-14

What did you love best about Where Am I Eating??

The way the personal stories and first-hand accounts make the supply chain info easy to understand, and take actions of my own.

What other book might you compare Where Am I Eating? to and why?

His other book, Where Am I Wearing. Another excellent read on supply chain, while making it funny and personal.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Didn't care for the narrator. His pronunciation was off, his voice kept getting soft and I had to adjust the sound multiple times and his inflection made some serious points sound funny.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I need to research the food certifications better.

Any additional comments?

I have read both of Kelsey's books now, and recommend them to anyone who will listen. They are extremely informative, but at the same time being personal and funny. It's a great way to sort through that kind of information. I believer very deeply in the issue of supply chain, and both of this books, Where Am I Wearing and Where Am I Eating, where a big help in research. Sometimes I was left with more questions, like the issue of child labor, but it was a good thing. It will help me help me keep researching. There are a lot of systematic issues in here, ones that will take countries a long time to sort through, but in the mean time, I have the ability to speak with my purchases to let them all know what's important to me. Sort of getting on a plane to meet those world leaders, this helps me make a difference at home...while I'm still booking those plane tickets. ;)

  • Where Am I Wearing?

  • A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, Revised and Updated
  • By: Kelsey Timmerman
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book skip the preachy last chapter.

  • By Philip on 08-14-17

A fantastic book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-14

Would you listen to Where Am I Wearing? again? Why?

Absolutely. A really fun way to ingest this kind of information. Very well presented, and poses great questions.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

His personal stories make the info even more interesting without sorting through a lot of dry data on the subject of supply chain.

Have you listened to any of Mirron Willis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. He was ok. Not great, but ok.

If you could give Where Am I Wearing? a new subtitle, what would it be?

Wouldn't change.

Any additional comments?

I have read both of Kelsey's books now, and recommend them to anyone who will listen. They are extremely informative, but at the same time being personal and funny. It's a great way to sort through that kind of information. I believer very deeply in the issue of supply chain, and both of this books, Where Am I Wearing and Where Am I Eating, where a big help in research. Sometimes I was left with more questions, like the issue of child labor, but it was a good thing. It will help me help me keep researching. There are a lot of systematic issues in here, ones that will take countries a long time to sort through, but in the mean time, I have the ability to speak with my purchases to let them all know what's important to me. Sort of getting on a plane to meet those world leaders, this helps me make a difference at home...while I'm still booking those plane tickets. ;)

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

  • A Year of Food Life
  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889

When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening

  • By Sydney on 11-12-07

I'm making a change!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Where does Animal, Vegetable, Miracle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really enjoyed this book, probably even more than I thought I would. It was my first book along these lines, but won't be my last.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle?

whole thing

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Would recommend to anyone looking for more info on this subject. Really fascinating and inspiring.

  • Peter and the Starcatchers

  • The Starcatchers, Book 1
  • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fast paced frolic on the high seas!

  • By Deborah on 12-19-08

The Origins of Peter Pan from a Master Storyteller

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-12

Where does Peter and the Starcatchers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really liked it, and saw the Broadway play so I wanted the full context.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Peter and the Starcatchers?

Loved hearing about where Neverland and the Lost Boys came from. Lots of humor with lots of drama.

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

I would listen to anything Jim Dale narrates. He is simply amazing. If he reads the dictionary, I'll download it.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the rest of the series.