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ZOEY K ANDERSON

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  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • By: Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,253

Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Delightful, Engaging

  • By Tom on 08-31-17

4th time through and it's still fabulous.<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Reader reminds me of the poet Julia Conner.

daughter loved it at age 5, still at 8, and parents love it too.

  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

  • By: Stephanie Burgis
  • Narrated by: Jill Frutkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Aventurine is a brave young dragon ready to explore the world outside of her family's mountain cave...if only they'd let her leave it. She's determined to prove herself by capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when that human tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, she's transformed into a puny human without any sharp teeth, fire breath, or claws. But she's still the fiercest creature in these mountains - and now she's found her true passion: chocolate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • review by a 7 year old (who loves dragons)<br />

  • By ZOEY K ANDERSON on 06-19-18

review by a 7 year old (who loves dragons)<br />

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This story was very good, because it had dragons. And dragons are awesome. In the beginning she didn't like humans, and she learns that humans are good.

  • In an Unspoken Voice

  • How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
  • By: Peter A. Levine Ph.D., Gabor Mate - foreword M.D.
  • Narrated by: Ed Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

In this culmination of his life's work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist, and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness, and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ed Nash shouldn't be reading audio books

  • By ZOEY K ANDERSON on 10-25-17

Ed Nash shouldn't be reading audio books

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

...and who ever directed this reading was out to lunch at the very least. What a mess!

Viscera. Say it: vis·cer·a, emphasis on the vis. This word is used almost every page in this book and he never figures out how to say it. And viscera is not the only bizarre mispronunciation.

Then there is punctuation. Mostly ignored. Headings? Just run them into the next sentence. Comas? Ignore or treat as periods.

I will never buy another book read by Ed. Ed need to find another line of work. He almost manages to ruin this otherwise brilliant book. There were a few sentences where he did so much creative pronunciation that I wasn't sure it was English.

32 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Waking the Tiger

  • Healing Trauma
  • By: Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • essential book- worst narration ever!

  • By madisun on 10-30-16

Chris Sorensen is such a poor reader

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

This is a great book. I've read it before. But 10 minutes into the audio book I'm not sure I can go on. Sorensen seems to assume the material is dry, and adjusts his already bland reading style to match. The result is that a book that isn't dry feels like wading through a text book. I have listened to whole books read by Sorensen, and while I've never loved his performance, it has never been quite this bad. This will be the last Sorensen performance I ever listen to, if I can get through it at all. I'm boycotting him from now on.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostbelly

  • By: Elizabeth Heineman
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Ghostbelly is Elizabeth Heineman’s personal account of a home birth that goes tragically wrong—ending in a stillbirth—and the harrowing process of grief and questioning that follows. It’s also Heineman’s unexpected tale of the loss of a newborn: before burial, she brings the baby home for overnight stays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Moving and Thought Provoking

  • By Shelby A. on 11-18-17

great story, mediocre performance

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

Midwifery, a frequently used word, is mispronounced. Shouldn't a voice over actor know, or check on things like this? And if not, then the producer.

This is a great story, and a great service to women.