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  • The Seven Day Mental Diet

  • How to Change Your Life in a Week
  • By: Emmet Fox
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

The Seven-Day Mental Diet is about throwing out all negativity and thinking only positive thoughts because, as the author says, thoughts are things, or they become things. If this is true, it follows that everything in your life today is based on your past thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tony Robbins recommend

  • By Jesse on 04-05-15

17 minutes of "You should think positively"

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I guess I didn't realize this wasn't an actual book when I ordered it. But all it is is a man saying "you should think positively for a week" and comparing it to a diet. He doesn't give any how-to's or anything. That's it.

  • Theft by Finding

  • Diaries (1977-2002)
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478

For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime fans only think they know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A softer, sweeter Sedaris

  • By Pamela J on 05-31-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Was Theft by Finding worth the listening time?

I love David Sedaris, and have read all of his books and essays. I pre-ordered this because that's what a big fan I am of his. But I found this book, which is just his diaries, very boring. I only managed to get halfway through before I decided it was too boring and not worth my listening time.

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,040

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Disappointing. And I'm a fan!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

Any additional comments?

I think publishers jumped the gun on this, trying to ride the wave of her newfound fame and controversy. The book should have been condensed to include only the (mildly) interesting parts, which would have made it about half the length. Constant "footnotes" made it really annoying to listen to (probably better in print?) and sorry Amy, but I don't like having your political views shoved down my throat at length. I doubt I will read anything from her again.

  • Based on a True Story

  • A Memoir
  • By: Norm Macdonald
  • Narrated by: Norm Macdonald, Tim O'Halloran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337

As this book's title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life - more or less - from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live - until he was fired because a corporate executive didn't think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it's the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Cameron on 09-24-16

Depressing for a book by a comedian.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Norm Macdonald and Tim O'Halloran ?

Normally I prefer autobiographies read by the author. But I found I didn't like Norm MacDonald's voice or way of speaking.

Any additional comments?

I only listened to the first 4 chapters, but I was finding it depressing. Also, Norm is describing life as the child of a poor farmer in rural Canada. Wikipedia says he's the son of teachers, and born in the city of Quebec. I don't get it, but I decided not to continue listening and I'm returning this audiobook.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave

  • Observations, Rants, and Other Uplifting Thoughts About Life
  • By: Jill Kargman
  • Narrated by: Jill Kargman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The star of Bravo's breakout scripted comedy Odd Mom Out shares her razor-sharp wit and backhanded wisdom in a deeply observed and outrageously funny collection of musings, lists, essays, and outrages.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really annoying

  • By E.R. on 10-06-16

Really annoying

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

Any additional comments?

I'd seen "Odd Mom Out" and thought it was funny, so I thought I'd give one of Jill's books a try. I didn't make it past the 2nd chapter. Jill seems to thing that more curse words=more coolness. I'm not even that bothered by expletives, but it's tiring when there are 1-2 in each sentence, mingled with Yiddish words. Jill Kargman tries very hard to convince you what a hip and goth-cool mom she is. I was annoyed and couldn't take any more of it by the 2nd chapter. I returned this audiobook.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Negative Emotions

  • 7 Powerful Ways in Overcoming Negative Thinking, Negative Self-Talk in 30 Days or Less
  • By: Mike Mitchell
  • Narrated by: James H. Kiser
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Do you find yourself constantly resenting other people for their success? Do you often find it hard to celebrate your own triumphs? Have certain failures in your past prevented you from moving forward and pursuing your goals and dreams?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time.

  • By E.R. on 06-12-16

Don't waste your time.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Any additional comments?

I can summarise this book for you so you don't have to waste 16 minutes listening to it: Do you have negative thoughts? Well stop thinking negative thoughts. Think positive thoughts instead.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ruthless

  • Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
  • By: Ronald Miscavige, Dan Koon
  • Narrated by: Harvey Betancourt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 550

The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, Ruthless tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology, told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruthlessly Honest ~ An Engrossing Read!

  • By susan rios on 05-05-16

Found it boring and lacking in information.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-16

What was most disappointing about Ronald Miscavige and Dan Koon ’s story?

I think he skips over a lot of things about his son because it's his own son. I've read many books about Co$ and this one is the least informative. I was hoping he'd talk about the rage and violence issues demonstrated by DM in his youth, and witnessed by many. Or about how and when he first demonstrated his sociopathic behaviour, etc. Also I was hoping to hear the inside scoop on how a person like DM rose so high in the Co$ leadership. This book was more about Ronald Misciavage's life, with some side notes about his once happy, normal son who all of a sudden became mean.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,318
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,270

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

Truly and uniquely fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

What did you like best about this story?

I've always been fascinated and perplexed by the CO$ cult, and I read just about every book that comes out about it, most are from a journalistic or disgruntled family member's perspective. This one was uniquely fascinating because Leah is the first high-profile celebrity to leave the cult and tell all. Leah's style of storytelling is honest, self-deprecating, and funny. I loved all the juicy tidbits about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as well.

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,246

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Couldn't stand her voice!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

Would you be willing to try another one of Jenny Lawson’s performances?

NO! After 30 minutes I just couldn't take it anymore. The pitch and cadence of her voice were so annoying! Perhaps I will give the book version a try, but just can't do the audio version at all.

  • Triptych

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131

From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiler Alert

  • By Patricia on 12-13-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-14

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are really well developed, and halfway through the book I found myself on the edge of my seat, concerned about what would happen to them! I immediately bought the next book in the Will Trent series as soon as I finished this one!