LISTENER

Amazon Customer

  • 8
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 18
  • ratings
  • Lush

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kerry Cohen
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

When Kerry Cohen reached her early 40s, she realized she had a drinking problem - just enough to blur the edges of her life that had become a monotony of working, carpooling the kids to school, and everyday distractions. What she also realized was that she wasn't the only one. Lush is a gripping memoir that examines Kerry's struggles with alcohol, a struggle that a rising number of middle-aged women are facing. Wonderfully poignant and relatable, Lush follows Kerry as she attempts to rediscover the awe in her life, leaving mistakes, regrets, and the bottle behind her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-22-18

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Excellent read. I Will definitely purchase Loose Girl. Look forward to reading her other book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Judgment

  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415

He's arrogant. She's self-righteous. I hate him. I want her. I've been turning him down for two years straight. Every shutdown makes me work harder. I'm not a one-night stand kind of girl. She doesn't realize I won't settle for only one night. He's a distraction I don't need. She'll say yes eventually because I'm not giving up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sex, Secretes, and Surprising Twist….

  • By Cheri on 10-11-16

Hands down awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

It could be a little raunchy but it is not distracting. This book is a page turner that leaves you wondering what will happen next. I will definitely read another Meghan March book. Hopefully it will not be too raunchy.

  • Against All Odds

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it's a high risk game. Kate Madison's stylish resale shop has been a big Soho success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother's dismay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • against all odds was a great book. loved it

  • By Christine Rancourt on 05-08-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Made me a little sad, but overall an awesome book. There seems to be a recurring theme in Danielle Steele’s novels.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Matters of the Heart

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

Hope Dunne has carved out a name for herself as a top photographer, known the joys of marriage and motherhood and the heartbreak of loss. In her chic SoHo loft, Hope is content with her life, finding serenity and beauty through the lens of her camera. She isn't looking for a man or excitement. But these things find her when she accepts a last-minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world's most celebrated writers - an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than expected

  • By Rachel on 03-12-12

Excellent Novel

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Once again Danielle Steele provides an excellent novel!! Because of this fine, relaxing read, I will read another one.

  • The Apartment

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 678

Four young women's lives intersect in the apartment they've shared in Hell's Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they'd lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circumstances will test the strength of their bond in and outside the loft that had become their home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Laughable

  • By Karen on 01-21-17

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Everything that a novel should be. Great story. Interesting scandals. Lovely happy ending.
I will definitely read another Danielle Steele novel.

  • Fury

  • By: Koren Zailckas
  • Narrated by: Koren Zailckas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

In the years following the publication of her landmark memoir, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, Koren Zailckas stays sober and relegates binge drinking to her past. But a psychological legacy of repression lingers-her sobriety is a loose surface layer atop a hard- packed, unacknowledged rage that wreaks havoc on Koren emotionally and professionally. When a failed relationship leads Koren back to her childhood home, she sinks into emotional crisis.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-18

Difficult read.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I have listened to a lot of books on Audible and have never left a detailed review.
However I felt compelled to describe my experience with this book Fury. It was a difficult read. I can see why it took her 4 years to complete it. The story could have been much shorter. It was long and drawn out, constantly interrupted by unnecessary citations. Her descriptions were over wordy-excessively detailed almost to the point of distraction. I read her boomed smashed really quick because it was quite engaging. She wrote it in four months. If Fury was the first book that I read from Korin, I would not have read anymore of her books. The story is quite interesting as it details the conflicts she experienced with herself, her sister, mother, father and partner. I must say that is the reason why I kept reading. All the other information that she packs in the book could have been left out. I might read her other book. Mother, Mother. Although, I am quite hesitant to encounter a book that detours away from the main story to often drags on.

  • W.A.I.T.loss

  • The Keys to Food Freedom and Winning the Battle of the Binge
  • By: Wendy Hendry
  • Narrated by: Wendy Hendry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Have you ever "felt fat"? Do you beat yourself up when one bite of cookie dough turns into eating the whole batch? Have you dieted yourself into a larger dress size? Are you frustrated because hours of exercise have produced zero results? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Studies show that 75% of women suffer from some type of eating disorder. Whether it's bingeing, bulimia, or another addiction, the good news is there is hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm feeling motivated to do this!

  • By A Voracious Reader on 06-09-16

Resourceful Book. Will read again.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I will try her click approach and read the books that she recommends: Jack Trimpey and Kathryn Hansen ( I like buying new things). I appreciate her mention of the prefrontal cortex and the bratty part of the brain.

  • Thinspired

  • How I Lost 90 Pounds: My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self-acceptance
  • By: Mara Schiavocampo
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Like so many people, Mara Schiavocampo had struggled with weight for most of her life. She tried every diet on the planet, suffered a debilitating eating disorder, joined a bizarre food cult, took dangerous pills, worked out for insane amounts of time - and still tipped the scales at nearly 230 pounds. But more than reaching a healthy weight, Mara wanted peace and freedom from the constant mental torment brought on by food. A healthy and effortless way of life - for the rest of her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Realistic

  • By Carolyn M. Kell on 08-07-15

Informative.

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

Mara spoke about what worked for her. The message that resonated with me is that you can NOT work out and eat whatever you want and expect weight loss results.