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  • Missing, Presumed

  • A Novel
  • By: Susie Steiner
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,148

At 39, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep - and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery lover's treat!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-20-16

A good story

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Engaging story. Characters I cared about. Solid closure. Loved it. I will look for more from both the author and narrator.

  • How to Be Miserable

  • 40 Strategies You Already Use
  • By: Randy J. Paterson PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we're depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should - such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can't change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delightful Kick In The Rear

  • By R. T. Whitney on 06-13-17

Nice flip side view of life outlooks

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I enjoyed the book. I wasn't super heavy. My only annoyance was the consistent mispronunciation of "ennui". :)

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  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat - and how we can change - in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes' crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening, life changing book!

  • By Marsha on 02-03-11

Good information, a bit longer than necessary

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

What made the experience of listening to Why We Get Fat the most enjoyable?

This is a pretty long book, with a lot of history and background information. It was significantly better to listen to the book than read it (I would never have finished the book).

What did you like best about this story?

He covered all his bases with a lot of evidence - both scientific and anecdotal.

What three words best describe Mike Chamberlain’s performance?

Solid though mistaken

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The complete flip of the cause of retaining fat. I really like this flip-side view and getting rid of the calories in/calories out math.

Any additional comments?

Chamberlain consistently read "causal" as "casual" and "causality" as "casualty". It made for some confusing passages regarding the scientific study results.

  • Untamed

  • Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship
  • By: Alan Hirsch, Debra Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Discipleship is costly. Are we willing to critique and even challenge much we've been taught for the sake of the kingdom? For this is the radical nature of the discipleship to which Jesus calls us. He did not allow the outside culture to hold him captive; instead he established the kingdom of God and turned the world on its head. Jesus was untamed, and he calls his church to be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncomfortable Reality

  • By David A. on 07-08-17

Love the book

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

Reviewed: 03-17-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this book. I would recommend the audiobook to those who want to read but have too much travel time in their lives.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Untamed?

The most memorable moments were the discussions on God and orgasms.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was a bit deliberately 'deep and thoughtful' and occasionally dragged down the heart of the book into a monotonous plod. Someone who walked in while I was listening commented that it sounded like a brainwashing session.

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

I did not listen to this in one sitting, as the book is over 8 hours long, but I turned it on during commute times, and laundry-folding and distribution times.

Any additional comments?

The narrator consistently and distressingly mispronounced 'nuclear'.