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  • Petal to the Metal: Growing Gorgeous Houseplants

  • Easy-Growing Gardening Series, Book 5
  • By: Melinda R. Cordell
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This book gives you ways to beat insect infestations on your houseplants and tips on preparing plants for winter. Learn how to raise orchids and African violets, how to grow a Christmas cactus the way your grandma did, and how to make poinsettias rebloom. You can learn how to make a dish garden and terrarium. You'll learn the right way to water your houseplants. When insects afflict your houseplants, consult this book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • useful information slightly repetitive

  • By NANCY H. on 03-09-18

useful information slightly repetitive

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

this book is aimed toward Missouri gardeners for their fall changeover from outdoor to indoor gardening. there is a lot of very useful information regarding pests and problems with house plants and how to solve them. as a confirmed plant killer, this book gave me hope that I can actually succeed in making house plants survive and possibly even thrive.

  • Getting Past Your Past

  • Take Control of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
  • By: Francine Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower listeners looking to achieve real change. An easy conversational style, humor, and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science behind why we get stuck in various ways and what we can about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A competent introduction to a very useful method.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 01-16-13

Well written intro to EMDR

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Francine Shapiro, PhD has written a good book to describe how EMDR works to assist a person's brain to process traumatic incidents, and when a person should seek out professional help. This is a really helpful, interesting book, and I highly recommend it.

  • Wow

  • By: Hannah Cook Westley
  • Narrated by: Linda Velwest
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Unlike most folks, Hannah Westley never outgrew her childhood sense of wonder. Her first twenty years on the farm were the beginning of a life filled with adventure. Her simple childhood was rich with experiences that offer a glimpse into a time when family values had real meaning. The maps in the one-room Mine Bank School were her Bible and by the eighth grade she had read all of the books in the library.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Deedra on 06-28-17

Tales of the Past Shared

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review . Hannah Cook Westley wrote stories of her childhood and young adult life on a rural farm in Pennsylvania from the 1930s through 1950. She brings the past to life vividly. The narrator, Linda Velwest, does an excellent job. I enjoyed listening and believe listeners of all ages will be charmed and educated by this book.

  • Faery Swap

  • By: Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Narrated by: Mark Mullaney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Warrior faery princes can be very stubborn. Especially when they possess your body. Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services - an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to England, near the famous Stonehenge rocks. Warrior faery Prince Zaneyr just wants to escape his father's reckless plan to repair the Rift - a catastrophe that ripped the faery realm from Earth 4,000 years ago and set it adrift in an alternate, timeless dimension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun little Faery adventure

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 05-02-17

Great Adventure Story!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed the book because it was not a typical dystopian novel. The fairies and humans were well defined. The characters grew and changed through the course of the story. The narrator was excellent, and brought the characters to life.

  • Attending Children

  • A Doctor's Education
  • By: Margaret E. Mohrmann MD
  • Narrated by: Marie Hoffman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Margaret Mohrmann has devoted most of her professional life to caring for children, and in Attending Children she shares the remarkable education those children and their families have given her. Her narratives are both painful and hopeful, tragic and funny, full of remarkable characters and sometimes bizarre families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't listen without tissues nearby

  • By NANCY H. on 04-28-17

Don't listen without tissues nearby

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Wow, this book is excellent. The author tells the listener about her experience as a pediatrician over several decades. She describes her reasons for writing this book and each story tells both about the patient and how she matured as a doctor as a result of her interactions with patients and families, and her mistakes. Her honesty and self-awareness made me more involved in the book. I listened while driving, and practically had to pull over because I was too emotional. I was disappointed when the book ended. I wanted to hear more. I recommend both author and narrator. Excellent book and performance.

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  • Derailed

  • By: Renee Lee Fisher
  • Narrated by: Ann Simmons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

When you get hit by it, you will know. Aubrey Tanner is married to her work. With her recent separation from long-time boyfriend and the town's most eligible bachelor, she definitely isn't looking for love. Working in her bakery keeps her busy, feeds her the town gossip, and pays the bills, all that she needs...At least until she finds herself under attack with no way to save herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Suspenseful Romance

  • By Adriana B on 04-06-17

It was not my favorite audiobook

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I was given a copy of the book in exchange for a an honest review. I expected to really enjoy the book. Unfortunately the dialogue was stilted and sounded like the author is not a native English speaker. The formality of the characters' words pulled me from the storyline frequently and many words used seemed as though they were pulled from the thesaurus. The plot was good, and with better editing, the dialogue could be also. When speaking, most people use contractions but the book's characters rarely do.

  • Once Upon a Cowboy

  • Cowboy Fairytales, Book 1
  • By: Lacy Williams
  • Narrated by: Lara Asmundson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

After nearly dying in an assassination attempt, Princess Alessandra of Glorvaird escapes to a place no one would ever think to look for her: small town Oklahoma and a ranch staffed by a herd of wooly, uncouth cowboys. One cowboy in particular gets under her skin, until she sees his softer side. She knows this interlude can't last forever, but that doesn't stop her from wishing it might.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT!!!!

  • By Dawn on 03-21-17

Fun Clean Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed the book because it was interesting and engrossing. I was rooting for the heroine and her flight from danger. I will definitely listen to more books from the author. I also liked the narrator.

  • Miss Match

  • No Match for Love, Book 1
  • By: Lindzee Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Billionaire CEO Luke Ryder doesn't want to hire his best friend, Brooke, as his matchmaker. Not when he's been in love with her for eight years. Too bad she doesn't see him as relationship material and is engaged to another man. If the matchmaking company she works for closes, Brooke is out of a job, and Luke is out a best friend. There will be nothing stopping her from moving to Italy with her fiancé. And Luke isn't about to let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cute book

  • By Cheryl a DeMont on 07-14-16

Kept me in suspense

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Loved this book!

  • Accidental SEAL

  • SEAL Brotherhood, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J. D. Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 554

Christy Nelson embarks on her new career in Real Estate by holding her first open house, at the wrong house, by accident, where she finds the nude sleeping body of a man. Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne, on a mission to find his missing Team buddy, is staying at his buddy's home while investigating the disappearance. When someone breaks in, he takes protective measures. He doesn't expect to find that a beautiful young woman is responsible for his teammate's abduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding wonderful military read

  • By Cyn on 11-22-14

Mistaken address leads to danger and love

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
The book was interesting, action filled, and I enjoyed it. However, when people are missing, it felt unlikely that the person looking for him/them would spend so much time chasing a relationship with an outsider. The secondary characters were gritty and genuine, yet they accepted the hero's distraction with jokes. The narrator was good, and managed to portray the various characters with distinct voices, so that the listener wasn't left wondering who was speaking. I am probably going to give this series one more chance, and hope that the plot issues don't continue.

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  • Crime and Catnip

  • Nick and Nora Mysteries Series, Book 3
  • By: T. C. LoTempio
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw's niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick's former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown. As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this series<br />

  • By Janet Matthews on 01-30-17

Scolding the cat is useless

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Nora is asked to solve a mystery while catering an event for the museum, and trying to figure out what happened to her cat's former owner. The events are a tangle, yet Nora manages to straighten them out. Her cat, Nick, is intelligent and helps Nora, yet she frequently scolds him when he gives her clues. A cat who knows what Scrabble tiles are for, is worthy of praise.