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  • Wyrd Sisters

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear. Terry Pratchett's vividly imaginative story takes you on a journey with hunchbacked monarchs, lost crowns, disguised heirs, refueling broomsticks, and frightening thunderstorms, as the three sisters battle the odds to restore the rightful king to the throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Which Discworld?

  • By Chris on 06-09-07

good story. performance greatly detracted

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

the story was odd and less sophisticated than later pratchett. the performer struggled when representing various voices. holding her nose to create a new voice ws very amateur. too many cliche voices. quavering old lady for granny was just wrong.

I had to read a synopsis to understand what was happening. not a clear recording. hard to understand.

all of this detrached from enjoying this recording.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62,130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,715
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,392

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

Becoming even more interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Michelle narrates her own story well. The ordinariness of her early life in Chicago, her openess about fear, self doubt and the power of being who were are, is inspiring.

lots of interesting glimpses at the inner workings of the White House.

  • Matriarch

  • Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
  • By: Anne Edwards
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, informative, and insightful

  • By Dr. Lance Moore on 06-08-17

tedious I returned it

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

sounds more like a journalist report than a story. TMI about useless details. where's the story?

  • Carnegie's Maid

  • A Novel
  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Mary Wardrop on 01-31-18

great istorical fiction

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

what a lovely story of fate and opportunity. or also provided a powerful into life in those times. it breathes life into all of those shIp transcripts that list SERVANT as occupation. I enjoyed this very much.

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  • Bluefishing

  • The Art of Making Things Happen
  • By: Steve Sims
  • Narrated by: Steve Sims
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928

The man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once-in-a-lifetime events happen for the rich and famous, reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen. Steve Sims' day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients' fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hella good

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-18

Motivational Speaker

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I enjoyed this book. The author, reader was very enthusiastic. However, much like so many of these motivational books, there is a lot of repetition. If you are needing a lot of motivation and you want to have the message driven into you over and over, this is a great audio book!

  • Sisters in Law

  • How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
  • By: Linda Hirshman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

The author of the celebrated Victory tells the fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and thought-provoking

  • By Jean on 09-08-15

Do much I didn't know

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

this story walks us thru herstory. The backstory of these women, their contribution to the laws that emancipated all women, the power of the feminine. it cites the legal cases and the impact of each decision in a step by step unraveling of the cultural chains that held women in subjugation.

  • Roots of Buddhist Psychology

  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology is an invitation to drink deeply of these teachings; to taste the wisdom that flows from the heart of Buddhism's most useful ideas on the interior life and what brings awakening, freedom, and happiness. Jack Kornfield opens this eternal view of the mind for all listeners in this collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Eric on 02-01-10

The Psychology of Sanity

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Where does Roots of Buddhist Psychology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high

What did you like best about this story?

THis approach compliments traditional western psychology by approaching life from another perspective. It is easy to follow and incorporate.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

NA

  • Mindfulness and the Brain

  • A Professional Training in the Science and Practice of Meditative Awareness
  • By: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield, Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Mindfulness awareness creates scientifically recognized enhancements in our mental functions and interpersonal relationships. But how can we integrate this information into our personal or professional lives? In the Mindfulness and the Brain audio learning course, Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Daniel Siegel, MD, offer theoretical and experiential teachings on the power of inner transformation and the cultivation of a wise and loving heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So well done. A joy to listen to

  • By Kavita on 04-23-14

Loved the Duality of their Presentation

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Would you listen to Mindfulness and the Brain again? Why?

Yes, I have listened multiple times.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I was familiar, and enjoy the work of Dan Siegel, but this was my intro to Jack Kornfield. I thoroughly enjoyed them both AND the interaction between the two.

What about Daniel J. Siegel and Jack Kornfield ’s performance did you like?

The clarity of their messages

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

It is very calming and comforting.

Any additional comments?

The meditations are wonderful. They are throughout the book.

  • The Mists of Avalon

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,031

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Davina Porter brings an old favorite back to life!

  • By Carolina on 07-13-12

Love, Love, Love

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

What did you love best about The Mists of Avalon?

I love Aurthurian tales.

What did you like best about this story?

The female point of view on the Legend of Arthur.

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

I think this is the first. Her performance was very enjoyable,

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

Many

  • 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 6,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,771

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
  • Extraordinary Listening Experience

  • By Gunnyvil on 12-18-16

Enchanting

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl Who Drank the Moon to be better than the print version?

I always prefer listening to books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Drank the Moon?

I love the premise of the entire story. Don't want to give spoilers! The high price of ignorance and encapsualization.

What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inhabiting the characters.

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

I loved these characters and the way things came together in the end.