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  • Summary of When Things Fall Apart: by Pema Chodron

  • Includes Key Takeaways & Analysis
  • By: FastReads
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGee
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently. Don't miss Pema Chodron's in-depth look at fear, suffering, loneliness, and the Buddhist-inspired teachings that can help you become the best version of yourself. Accepting the struggle is part of transcending it, and this audiobook will show you how you can do that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this one<br />

  • By PennyLane McGee on 08-22-17

Terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Not informative. Glad I did not pay much.. wish there were no stars. These stars are too hard to use. I did not want to give 2 stars but cannot erase,

  • Unintended Consequences

  • By: Marti Green
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 830

Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. George maintains he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said—no other defense, no other explanation. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just six weeks away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In the words of Bartok, "I tell you what, Wow!"

  • By Jerrilynn on 07-02-14

Mediocre writing, derivative plot

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Maybe a socially conscious teenager.

If you’ve listened to books by Marti Green before, how does this one compare?

First and probably last one.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

The narrator did a great job with sad material. However, her male voices tended to sound pretty much all e same.

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

Irritation! Could have been good story but it was so dumbed down it was sad. Character development poor. The repetitive mind mulling by Dani about all her parental issues and feelings about capital punishment got me grumbling, "Okay, okay, enough is enough, get on with the story.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • In a Dry Season

  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ron Keith
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

In a Dry Season, winner of the Anthony Award, is an outstanding example of mystery fiction. Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks conjures up memories of classic detectives like Philip Marlowe and Sherlock Holmes. An insufferable drought ravages the Yorkshire countryside, depleting the Thornfield Reservoir, revealing the remnants of the flooded town of Hobb's End and the terrible secrets kept safe within its watery tomb. Amongst the ruins, the remains of a woman's body are discovered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Constructed Mystery

  • By Hallie on 05-28-04

Worst narration ever.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Totally inappropriate narrator for a good story. I like this author but don't want to listen to his books narrated by this narrator.

  • Thankless in Death

  • In Death, Book 37
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Violence vs. Sentiment

  • By Patricia on 09-20-13

Very poor choice

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

Gratuitous sex, outlandish and abhorrent violence and generally improbable plot. The constant use of foul language was off putting. The narrator shrieked and screamed and her attempt at voice changes was often laughable and annoying.

  • Tell No Tales

  • By: Eva Dolan
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The car that ploughs into the bus stop early one morning leaves a trail of death and destruction behind it.DS Ferreira and DI Zigic are called in from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit to handle the hit-and-run, but with another major case on their hands, one with disturbing Neo-Nazi overtones, they are relieved when there seems to be an obvious suspect. But the case isn't that simple and with tensions erupting in the town leading to more violence, the media are soon hounding them for answers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By PatC on 03-07-15

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

What would have made Tell No Tales better?

A better more pleasant voiced reader

Would you ever listen to anything by Eva Dolan again?

With a different narrator

What didn’t you like about David Thorpe’s performance?

Jarring and hard to follow

Any additional comments?

Got such good reviews but a bad buy and apparently not returnable. I usually don' get this annoyed.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful