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  • Molecules of Emotion

  • Why You Feel the Way You Feel
  • By: Candace B. Pert Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Candace B. Pert Ph.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 239

How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from one another, or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? Neuroscientist Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. She explains the scientific basis of popular wisdom and phenomena like "gut feelings" and makes comprehensible recent discoveries in cancer and AIDS research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable Discoveries

  • By Pauline on 10-31-05

Profoundly shattering

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

This book will unlock your reality and break your perception of the world wide open... if you're ready to receive it. Listen. If it doesn't connect, listen again later after you've explored within. It will shake you to your core.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88,753
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82,248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81,865

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Pure ear candy

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

After 327 audio books in under 3 years, I can honestly say this one is one of the best the medium has to offer. You can read it, but Trevor Noah's memoir is pure listening gold when you hear him tell it, so intimately and with such grit and humor. He had me giggling, sobbing, and pondering truths about race, language, and the human spirit - all in his unique voice(s).

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fantastical

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

Cora Goode has woken up in a fairytale world where she can understand what birds are saying to her, men ride horses and have fluffy feathers in their hats, and furniture zigs, zags, and whirls in miracles of construction. The problem is, she thinks she's in a dream, but she's actually taken the place of the parallel-universe Cora and, without realizing it, our Cora does something that starts a centuries-old curse that will sweep the land if she gets captured by the evil Minerva.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastical Adventure!

  • By Minks on 10-27-16

long time KA fan - HATED this

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

The dialog was shallow, inner monologue was repetitive and annoying (phrases were literally repeated ridiculously throughout), didn't care about the characters, no sexual tension, and even the love scenes were dull. It pains me to give KA a bad review, but it really was that bad.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the VERY Best!

  • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

Worth every second.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Just like a Ted talk, but longer - inspiring, educational, and actionable. Chris Anderson is so engaging that it's less like advice and more like listening to a master story teller. Brilliant.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Play It Safe

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Savannah Richards
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386

No connections. Play it safe. These were the rules Ivey lived her life by. Until she hit Mustang, Colorado, a perfectly imperfect town where the citizens were welcoming, and one of them included the tall, beautiful, macho-man rancher cowboy Grayson Cody. On the run for a decade, Ivey knew she was supposed to play it safe. But she was tired of being on the run. She wanted normal. She wanted real. She wanted a home. And she wanted Grayson Cody. And Grayson Cody wanted Ivey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NICE LOVE STORY THAT ENDURED SO MUCH TURMOIL

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-28-16

Not one of KA's best

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

I don't know if it was the narration but the story didn't grab me like KA's usual fare. I didn't get hooked into the characters and the story was all over the place.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Walk Through Fire

  • Chaos, Book 4
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild, and he was fierce and even wilder - a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight, and life was good - until she learned she couldn't be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie's chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can't ignore. And this time she won't let him ride off....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • can't get enough

  • By Ire on 10-29-15

Pure KA goodness

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

I've listened to them all and this was one of her best. Don't hesitate - if you're a fan, you won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Five Weeks

  • Seven, Book 3
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586

Jericho isn't the famous rock star he once was, though he still plays in a local band and loves to party. Beautiful women come and go, but music is his only passion - until a sassy redhead named Isabelle Monroe shows up unexpectedly. Izzy has always loved the freedom and adventure of life on the road, but she has recently decided to settle down-as much as a rogue wolf can. When her boyfriend gets her a job working at a hot Shifter bar, she runs into the last person on earth she expected to see again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than the last one

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-15

The best of the series so far

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

I expected this to be okay after the first two, which I didn't hate but didn't love either. This one really surprised me. The pace was good, the action and suspense great, but best of all, the love story believable and the tension just right. I hope this is a sign the rest of the series continues on the same path.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brendon

  • The Alluring Indulgence
  • By: Nicole Edwards
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Laughton, Rock Engle, Tad Branson, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Brendon Walker's life was altered drastically when his twin brother fell in love. Coming to grips with his new reality hasn't been an easy road, and he fears he's all but given up. Cheyenne Montgomery is familiar with the spotlight, and she's familiar with fame. What she isn't familiar with is the incredible lure of the sexy Walker brother who makes her heart beat wildly. Seeing him spiral out of control hasn't been easy. But can Cheyenne convince him that change can be a good thing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me intrigued

  • By Doris on 02-25-17

Disappointed - had huge potential

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Lame ending to the series. Cheyenne was a disappointingly weak character. They could have done so much more with this last installment.
I'll break my rule of not giving any spoilers by telling people not to waste time like me assuming the whole book that the twins would end up having a double wedding, even though it kept mentioning how Braydon and Jesse were having trouble committing to a date.
And they never leveraged Cheyenne's fame. I was really expecting a concert scene. maybe a public love declaration. something. Guess I'm spoiled by authors like Kristen Ashley and Kristen Proby for adding interesting plot dimensions on top of the explicit sex scenes.
Even the cameos by the previous books' chsracters were lame.
And the main plot thread around her stalker lacked any suspense or intrigue.
What a waste. If you read all the other books (and some were better than others - I loved Ethan's story and Travis's was hot; even Braydon's had decent development - of Brendon's character no less) - you could seriously skip this one. They have a lot of uninteresting sex and end up together. That's it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Club

  • The Club Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Rowe
  • Narrated by: Lauren Rowe, John Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 946

When playboy businessman Jonas Faraday receives a private note from the anonymous intake agent assigned to process his online application to an exclusive club, he becomes obsessed with finding her and giving her the satisfaction she claims has always eluded her, in order to fulfill his own desperate need for redemption.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Man Whore meets Law Student

  • By Rusty on 01-14-15

Stands out far and above others in the genre

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

If you could sum up The Club in three words, what would they be?

Surprisingly Witty and Unpredictable

What about Lauren Rowe and John Lane ’s performance did you like?

Loved it. Even though she's the author, I wasn't feeling Lauren's delivery at first, but quickly warmed up to it. John Lane's fantastic.

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

Anything specific would give away spoilers - something I refuse to do - it's a reviewer's greatest sin.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to hundreds of books in the last year during my long commute and I keep coming back to this series as standing out above the rest. There are plenty of "huh, didn't see that coming" moments - everything you expect to be predictable isn't. The characters are delicious and the heroine is an incredibly strong character compared to most in this type of novel. She kept surprising me and the author's choice in directions always kept ahead of my impending eye roll moments I was expecting in this type of series that has become so common. Most of all - there is a lot of great witty word play and the pacing is great. It really kept me going.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful