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  • Hypnosis 8 Hour Sleep Cycle Low Carb Diet, Weight Loss Booster

  • By: Joel Thielke
  • Narrated by: Rachael Meddows
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Eating fewer carbs is a fast, effective way to lose weight. Make is easier to stick to a low carb diet now - while you sleep! Resist unhealthy foods and empower yourself with confidence self-beliefs and a motivation to eat a low carb diet with this amazing, soothing experience, narrated by best-selling hypnotherapist, Rachael Meddows.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly music and weird loudness issues.

  • By Sharon on 01-04-18

Mostly music and weird loudness issues.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I have tried listening to this last 2 Nights. There’s some kind of woodwind playing most of the time and then around 3am for some reason the sound gets really loud and wakes me up which I find really annoying. There’s some good insights in the beginning but then you get like an hour of woodwinds and I can’t find any speech again until about three hours later. I don’t think it was worth the price and the fact that it wakes me up when the sound suddenly spikes about 2/3 of the way through just pushed me over the edge

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Menagerie

  • By: Rachel Vincent
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town. But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and unpleasant

  • By RueRue on 04-05-16

Heartbreaking yet hopeful

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

Reviewed: 03-26-16

I was not sure what to expect from this book when I started based on other reviews who mentioned narrators very soft almost whispery voice and some of the descriptions of violence.
What I discovered was a story of a woman coming to find her own depth of strength when faced with unexpected obstacles told by a narrator whose reading style reflected the frequently uncomfortable details of the story. I thought she did a great job of this while neither sensationalizing nor downplaying the impact of the portrait painted. Though I have now finished this story I am still somewhat haunted by it and after all isn't that what we want from a well written tale.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Fire Sermon

  • By: Francesca Haig
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,560

Four hundred years in the future the Earth has turned primitive, following a nuclear fire that laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair one is an Alpha - physically perfect in every way - and the other an Omega burdened with deformity, small or large.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot make it!!!

  • By C. Venable on 07-05-15

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

I have to say I rarely write reviews but have to say that this book sucked me in and did not let go. It was beautifully written and though some of the abuse that the main characters suffered made me cringe I still was too involved in the story to turn it off. Some of the twists and turns also took me by surprise which was a nice change as I am not thrilled with a predictable story This one kept me up into the night as I was too involved in the story to turn off the player.
Definitely worth the credit and I will be line next for next book to see how this story continues.

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  • Death Match

  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Barret Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

The Thorpes were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many secrets. When the Thorpes are found dead in their tasteful Flagstaff living room, having committed double-suicide, alarms go off in the executive offices of Eden, Incorporated, the worldwide matchmaking phenomenon that uses its astonishing artificial intelligence to create supercouples and guarantee its customers just one thing: lifelong happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds like something from the WWF, but no...

  • By Rodney on 07-18-04

Worth the read

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

I always like books by this author. This was no exception. Narrator Not the best but is listenable.
Story interesting look at future of computing and dangers if we don't pay close enough attention to what is occurring.

  • The Price of Politics

  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. The Price of Politics addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Making the Sausage

  • By Graham on 10-18-12

caught my interest and kept it.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

I am by no means a political junky, I would never represent myself to be. I can hardly keep the names of the folks on TV straight. That being said I really liked this book.
I actually downloaded this because I had a long car trip coming up with my elderly father who likes to lecture me on subjects that frankly make no sense to anyone except him and I hoped it would keep him interested.
It worked for him for a while but I was totally fascinated, he actually wound up sleeping most of the way so I could enjoy this book in peace.
It is really a well researched look into the White House and the people that we still see in the news today. For someone such as myself who may watch the news at night but does not follow politics as closely as I obviously should it gives a very indepth look at what was happening back in 2007 and gave me a much better understanding of all the gamesmanship. It gave me a fairly good background on the individual players involved including their strenghts and weakness's both physical and emotional. I could picture Boehner with his drink, smoking while Obama had his iced tea, likely envying that smoke.
It pointed out that they were human and sometimes were just trying to avoid being thrown under the bus such as when the Republicans walked away from the table after being told the Democratics were planning to do this same thing only to be vilified in the press. Sometimes there is no right answer.
It just made me question why the my way or the highway attitude seemed so prevelant, why the seemed to be able to get to say 800 billion but then tried to get to the next step they seemed to have to start all over again and everyone would walk away with their hands in the air. Maybe I did not understand all the terminology, I thought I did but it just seemed to be that these guys were incredibly stubborn and unwilling to compromise even when they know what the outcome would be if they fail to make a deal. It almost appears that they enjoy playing chicken which just left me scratching my head.

  • Fudge Cupcake Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Hannah Swensen has her hands full teaching a cooking class and running her bakery, The Cookie Jar. But when her brother-in-law is named the primary suspect in a murder, she makes time to sniff around for the killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch out for the recipe

  • By Cynthia on 04-03-09

light hearted and simple

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

Reviewed: 04-28-12

Good for a simple afternoon when you don't want to think to hard and just want to be entertained. I seem to turn to Joanne Fluke when I need some light hearted entertainment. Occasionally books seems very innocent and characters somewhat naive, which is hard to do when the main subject is supposed to be murder but Hanna Swenson just seems to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time all the time. Plus, I always wind up hungry and wanting to bake which I is not like me at all normally. Those recipes sometimes make the book, but sometimes it is tedious having to listen to the narrator give all the variations for a single recipe.

  • Leviathan

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,029

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positively Addictive.

  • By Tracy on 05-05-10

Extremely Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-28-12

What made the experience of listening to Leviathan the most enjoyable?

I down loaded this book after reading other reviews that applauded the story and narrator. I have to say, they were right. I loved this book and was quickly drawn into the plot and found myself engaged with the characters. Alan Cummings is one of the best narrators I have listened to and he was able to bring this story to life for me. At this point I have completed the other 2 books in the series as I had to find out how things progressed and ultimately how they would end. Excellent Series, would highly recommend. Don't let the alternate universe thing deter you, it just made me wonder...What if?

  • Armageddon's Children

  • The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The start of something really good

  • By R. Jones on 02-23-09

Recommend though slow to start

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-09

I had to start this one twice. The first time around I thought I missed a couple chapters. Once I got into it I liked it however. The vision of the future is dark and disturbing but I can easily envision it. Some of the voices of the narrator are a bit childish(maybe he has a limited range) but easy to overlook. I thought overall he did a commendable job. He kept me engaged and entertained. The story drew me in however it ended so abruptly I was left wanting answers to a lot of questions. I suppose that is the point after all. I am downloading the next in the series.

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,413
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,438

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

Hooked

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-09

I have to say I was skepical, I mean Vampires, really? I am totally hooked now. I am now downloading my fourth book in the series. I read a couple reviews that the accent of the narrator was hard to take, but I don't find that to be the case. The story grabbed me and didn't let go. Make my morning walks just fly by. Thanks.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful