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  • I Am Spock

  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

Best known to the world as the actor who created the legendary Mr. Spock in the cult television series that launched the Star Trek phenomenon, Leonard Nimoy has written the definitive Star Trek memoir. In this long-awaited autobiography, Nimoy opens up to his fans in ways the Vulcan never could.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two in One

  • By Lannielui on 07-18-09

Two in One

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-09

I am Spock is a brilliant and engaging look at Leonard Nimoys film career. This book gives the reader a behind the scenes look into the original Star Trek series and how it developed. Written with humor and reflective musings, Nimoy delivers a great story of how he and the character he plays, Spock, became one. Read by the author himself, the intermittent dialogue sessions between Spock and Nimoy are hilarious and thought provoking. A must read for any serious Trekkie fan.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,493

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

Ribbit Ribbit

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-09

Great little book on ending procrastination and goal setting. Eat that Frog has twenty-one tips with great examples and complementary exercises. Each of the tips could be used by itself or in conjunction with other suggested plans for ending time wasters, procrastination, and various other goal destroying activities. This book gives the reader lots of ideas on how to eat your ugliest frog and is a quick and easy listen. The only reason I did not award it 5stars is because some of the examples overlapped and it became repetitive towards the end.

  • The Broken Window

  • A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 8
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect - too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur's home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln's relative is sealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long, Complex, and Good.

  • By Audiophile on 06-30-08

Broken Record- Repeating Data

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-09

Im a huge Jeffery Deaver fan and have read almost all of the books in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Unlike his other books, I was disappointed with this one. The overall story was good and there is plenty of suspense and twists. The problem I experienced was with the constant repetition of the evidence and suspect list. This is read multiple times throughout the story with each new fact added towards the bottom of the list. Information is read about the data-mining company that goes on far too long. Then while building suspense towards the end of the book, Amelias dossier is read and it too went on FOREVER. It killed the suspense. I tried to forward past this hideously boring and unnecessary long list of data. In short, this book had too much pointless data and repetition which ruined the overall effect of a great story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Killjoy

  • By: Julie Garwood
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

Avery Delaney's aunt Carolyn is certain her estranged husband sent her the reservation to the posh Utopia Spa in the mountains of Colorado. She figures it will be a welcome respite from the cutthroat advertising business, but Carolyn never makes it to Utopia. She's taken to an isolated retreat by a handsome stranger with a dazzling smile and the darkest of motives. His name is Monk, a hired assassin. Now, with scant clues and fewer resources, Avery must track down and save Carolyn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read MERCY first, for hero's backstory

  • By Skipper on 03-06-14

A Real Killjoy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-09

This audio book is a genuine Killjoy. The plot limps along painfully. The dialogue is mundane and obnoxious. There is little suspense because Garwood chooses to explain many compelling scenes rather than show the reader. The ending is completely unsatisfying and anticlimactic as, once again, it is explained what supposedly happened instead of taking the reader through the events. Killjoy will kill your joy as it is complete waste of an audio credit and an excellent narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Surgeon

  • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 738

Tess Gerritsen was a successful internist who left her practice to focus on her children and her writing. Gerritsen's medical suspense novels have consistently won critical and fan acclaim, and now, with The Surgeon, she delivers her most gripping work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Surgeon

  • By Elizabeth on 11-19-07

Cutting Edge

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-09

This audio book is excellent despite the fact that it is abridged. The roller coaster ride and spine chilling suspense packed into only 5 hours makes this story hard to put down. Gerritsen takes us into the mind of the killer, skillfully crafting the bizarre viewpoint of life and the murders. Plenty of twists and turns, The Surgeon, delivers a peek into the mind of a perverse hunter, the prey he hunts, and the cops who are hot on the trail. A brilliant prequel to The Apprentice, where this captivating story continues.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • How to Talk to Anyone

  • 62 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
  • By: Leil Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Leil Lowndes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

You've admired successful people who seem to have it all, seen them chatting confidently at parties and being listened to in business meetings. They're the ones with the best jobs, nicest parties, and most interesting friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying but helpful

  • By William on 07-14-04

62 and One More

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-09

In this audio book which is titled- How to Talk to Anyone, the picture states that there are 92 little tips. This audio book, however, is abridged, and there are only 62 tips. I would like to add tip #63 LISTENERS BEWARE, Tip 63 basically states that when an author reads his or her own book, often it is a total disaster. Leave the job to the professional narrators.

Although this author tries to read in an engaging and exciting manner, she often sounds like Alvin the Chipmunk on crack. This is a slight exaggeration, but the point is that her voice is extremely annoying.

How to Talk to Anyone would be better read in its print form. I gave it a four star for its content. Although some examples are simple, this little book is a gem for information that is presented in an easy to understand format. The author gives examples and lays out the principle of how each tip works.

In short, if you can get beyond the voice, you will enjoy the things youll learn in this book.

  • The Survivors Club

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981

The rapist left an indelible mark on their lives; now three women must live with the consequences of his violent brutality. But when he's murdered on his way to trial, the police investigation takes a scorching new focus. All three women had a reason to hate him. All three wanted him dead. But which one of them murdered him? Explosively plotted and unnervingly suspenseful, The Survivors Club sizzles from beginning to end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Get this one!

  • By Kathleen on 09-16-04

Survivor's Club More Than a Thriller

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-09

Survivors Club is not only a great mystery thriller, but also an in-depth look on how people handle rape. This story explores rape and the effects on families, spouses, and friends. Each of the characters handles the trauma of her attack in a different way and provides a broad spectrum of reactions. The story also explores how people deal with tremendous grief and loss. Survivors Club is a bit graphic at times and contains a lot of foul language, which I do not like. However, in spite of this drawback, the story itself is excellent and the twists and turns are exceptional.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Center

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Hoot!

  • By Samantha on 06-19-06

Definitely Not Dead

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-08

Dead Center is a light hearted easy and enjoyable listen. This is the first book Ive read in the apparent Andy Carpenter series. It stands alone and is hilarious, full of barbs and sarcastic wit at its finest. I found myself bursting out laughing many times throughout the book. The mystery itself was easy to figure out, but the character of Andy and his interactions with others more than made up for the storys lack of suspense. Recommended for those days when you dont want anything too serious and need a good chuckle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep No More

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

John Waters is a husband and father happy with his lot in life, though he has not always felt that way. Years earlier he escaped an obsessive love affair, which he feared might consume him. The woman in question disappeared after Waters married, and later he heard that she was killed in New Orleans. But now, Waters has an uneasy feeling that she has resurfaced to trouble him - and entice him - once again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Please, No More!

  • By Lannielui on 12-15-08

Please, No More!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-08

I am a Greg Iles fan. However, I did not enjoy this book, Sleep No More, and was very disappointed. This book could be summed up as a supernatural sex thriller. Although the premise was intriguing, the heavy reliance on way too many explicit sex scenes took away from the suspense and flow of the plot. It made me wonder if Iles was practicing for a short story in a smut magazine.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Stiff

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,708

For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and En'gross'ing

  • By Joel on 05-28-05

Unusual and Uniquely Unstiff

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-08

It is possible to be entertained, educated, and completely horrified all at the same time. Stiff presents in somewhat gruesome detail what happens to cadavers. Ranging in a wide scope of historical facts to current disposal methods yet to be legalized; you'll learn in detail about the organ donor, cannibalism, and even human composting. Stiff is anything but stiff in its presentation, which even though macabre is also humorous. Not for the squeamish or those who've recently eaten.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful