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Gilmara Lima Mendes

Piscataway, New Jersey
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  • Gluten, Sugar, Starch

  • How to Free Yourself from the Food Addictions That Are Ravaging Your Health and Keeping You Fat - A Paleo Approach
  • By: Eric Morrison
  • Narrated by: Eric Morrison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Detoxify from your food cravings. Cleanse yourself of your food addictions and eliminate overeating. Heal yourself without any medications. Permanent recovery is possible. By marrying the very best elements of wheat-free and gluten-free eating, intermittent fasting, ketogenic (keto) diet plans, and other LCHF diets with the basic tenets of paleo-style eating, Gluten, Sugar, Starch presents an easy-to-follow guide for you to kick binge eating to the curb. Forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Brings the Truth of the Matter

  • By Gilmara Lima Mendes on 05-17-18

It Brings the Truth of the Matter

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I have to say that this book talks about all the truths I already knew and it emphasizes all the addiction problems sugar and starch bring to our lives.
The problem with this book is that in the "cleansing phase" the alternatives given are not so easily found or are expensive to keep in the pantry, like coconut oil, for example. If you are going to change your diet, be ready to save some money for food.
I have been on a low-carb diet and thought I was on the right track, but, by listening to this book, I saw I wasn't. Also be ready for disappointments. In other words, what the author recommends is not easy to do, but those are phases to break the addiction cycle.
If I were to suggest improvements to this book, I would recommend the author created worksheets for the readers so they can keep track of their progress.
I recommend this book to people who want to start a new chapter and are REALLY willing to do so, otherwise, you will be just throwing money out the trash.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The No-Cry Sleep Solution

  • Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
  • By: Elizabeth Pantley
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby "cry it out", or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you don't believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantley's sanity-saving audiobook The No-Cry Sleep Solution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • if you breastfeed and co-sleep there are good tips

  • By Rachael on 03-14-17

Gentle, Loving and Caring

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

What did you love best about The No-Cry Sleep Solution?

This book is from one Mommy to many mommies out there who haven't been able to get a good night's sleep.
This is not a book for quick fixes. I am an exhausted parent myself, and I just finished listening to this book, but I am willing to try the techniques and give it a go.
The techniques are gentle and loving, and the author has developed them through her own experience, and not some made up theory.

What did you like best about this story?

There is no place for blame with this book. So, it feels like you are in a support group, because you have many statements from many moms who felt just as exhausted as I feel now.

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

Nope. First time. And I must say that if I come across another book narrated by her, I will gladly listen to it. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Exhausted parents need rescue

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for some agressive technique to get your baby to sleep through the night immediately, this book is not for you.
This book is more about attatchment parenting, and tries to show ways to tuck your baby in with no crying, as gently as possible. I recommend it.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • YOU

  • Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy
  • By: Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
  • Narrated by: Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet C. Oz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

America's favorite doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz cover pregnancy from conception to birth. No matter how much you've read, watched, studied, or talked about this amazing biological journey, you have never heard anything like this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Read if You are Having a Child

  • By Sandra on 11-06-10

Informative and Simple

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

This is a good listen if you are having a child. I wish there were more information about the post baby birth part.

  • Incredible Babies

  • A Guide and Journal of Your Baby's First Year
  • By: Carolyn Webster-Stratton PhD
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Webster-Stratton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Incredible Babies audiobook shows you how to promote and understand your baby's physical, social, emotional, and language development. It includes safety alerts, developmental principles, and a journal section where you can capture and preserve your memories of your baby's likes and dislikes, favorite songs, stories, and daily routines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great summary of baby development

  • By Cliente de Amazon on 02-17-17

Fast, Simples and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I love it. The language is simple and the book is very practical for any parent!

  • Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

  • How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
  • By: Tracy Hogg
  • Narrated by: Tracy Hogg
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 282

The author - a.k.a. "The Baby Whisperer - unlocks the secrets of infant language so that any parents, grandparents, or caregiver can interpret what babies are "saying" and give them what they need.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Makes sense

  • By Dawn on 03-10-06

I'm still in doubt

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

I still don't know if this should have an unabridged version. I liked it, but did not love it.
Her accent was not one of the worst, but I would have have someone else narrate the book.
I believe the tips presented here are very useful. I have to say I don't know what to believe anymore. She talks about how babies should have a routine and you are the one to impose it, wheareas other authors believe in the baby's free demmand and how they become needy babies if we don't attend their demmands. Maybe this is why I did not love this book, but I do recommend it.

  • Expecting Better

  • Why Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know
  • By: Emily Oster
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

Economist Emily Oster uses the tools of economics to debunk myths about pregnancy and to empower women to make better decisions while they’re expecting. In Expecting Better, she shows that the information given to pregnant women is sometimes wrong and almost always oversimplified, and she debunks a host of standard recommendations on everything from drinking to fetal testing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great info, but we need the charts & tables!

  • By C Paige on 08-21-13

If you are pregnant, read / listen to this.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Where does Expecting Better rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well, not the best but not the worst either. But it is the first I listen to concerning maternity and pregnancy. A good choice to start, but there are some things I wanted to find out about pregnancy and these things were not here.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

This is an economy researcher getting the numbers out there for all pregnant women to see. She desmistifies what many people say about general pregnancy recommentations, such as: drink or not drink wine, coffee or having chocolate while pregnant? The author presents statistics with studies from various parts of the world and their babies, and also researches with mice.

What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

A great, relaxing narration. I certainly would listen to another book narrated by her.

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

The part about natural birth and getting or not an epidural.

Any additional comments?

I thought I was going to find more information on detailed pregnancy here, but the author went after the science and the research. I can't blame her. I just need to find another book that satisfies my needs.
This a good book for the decision making process. Most of the times, pregnant women leave all the decisions to their doctors or husbands, but this book is an example on how to choose the correct way-as she describes it - to make decisions and take control of the " pregnat driver's seat"
I hope you enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruins of Gorlan

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648

Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA?

  • By Deborah Buskirk on 10-12-12

Exciting Adventure with Touches of Reality

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ruins of Gorlan to be better than the print version?

Yes, The narrator did a great job.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that someone considered insignificant by others, can be a protagonist of such a great story.
And also how bullying can take place in such innocent lives.

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

No, this is a first timer.

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

Yes. I felt anger with Horace, Pain with Will, and Happiness too

Any additional comments?

Great book for teens and adults. I am certainly going to read the others.

  • Frozen

  • By: Disney Press
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

When the kingdom is trapped in an eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HIS HORSE ALSO DROPPED TO ONE KNEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-19-16

Great Narration, but no Music

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

If you could sum up Frozen in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful story. It is the movie version, but narrated.

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

Not yet, but I liked it and I will sure listen to Andi again if the chance comes up.

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

No, because I already knew the story.

Any additional comments?

The only pity is that I expected music to be present, but there was no music, and that was disappointing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood of Olympus

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood - the blood of Olympus - in order to wake.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why?

  • By B.D. Christopher on 09-14-15

Very Good but had the potential to be better

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

Reviewed: 11-22-14

Would you listen to The Blood of Olympus again? Why?

Yes, because I love all the characters.
My favorite book from the saga was 'The Son of Neptune'.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blood of Olympus?

When Percy and Jason met KIM, and also when Jason took Piper to the rooftop and kissed her under the stars. I missed something memorable like that for Percy and Annabeth too, after all, they have become very dear to our hearts, and their end was so...blah...

What three words best describe Nick Chamian’s performance?

I personally prefered Joshua Swanson. Why wasn't he the narrator for this book?
I don't know why, but Nick got worse on this book. He sounded better on 'The House of Hades'.

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

Yes, because I wanted to know how they were going to defeat gaea. However, Riordan made it very predicatable - maybe he felt guilty about all the past cliffhanders on other books or sth. Even if being in the middle of the book, you already knew what was going to happen in the end. Leo. Calypso. However, Festus? I didn't see it coming!

Any additional comments?

Gaea's ending could have been something more memorable. I thought it was a little dull. Good, but dull.

  • Crime and Punishment

  • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful reading, disturbing book

  • By Tad Davis on 11-03-08

A Crazy Classic.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

I started listening to this book because I had an assignment to do. I enjoyed it, but not immensely. This is not a dynamic book since it dwells on the narrator's conflict. It made me feel some anguish through most of the reading / listening. At times I didn't know if Rodya was conflicted or plain crazy.
It is a classic of Russian literature, and every literature student should read it, and learn to recognize the polyphony and dialogism in it.