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  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected

  • By Daniel on 01-24-16

Amanda is Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I put off listening to this after I bought it for reasons I can't really explain. I was questioning why I purchased it & found a ton or reasons not to listen. I finally broke down & started. I really enjoyed it. Amanda has had a very interesting & fascinating life & career. I realized I put it off because I am so unlike her. I'm a fly under the radar kind of person. I don't like to be noticed or seen. I don't like drama & just want to blend into the background. I loved Amanda's authenticity. She has a beautiful soul. I'm glad I listened. I found her book very helpful. It helped me realize there isn't a lot of strength in going unnoticed. It's perfected okay not to be okay & ask others for what we need, from small to large. Even my book reviews are lacking. I hope to get a better at that. I also enjoyed the musical interludes. The music really added to the listening experience. I'm really glad I finally gave this a listen. I don't know if this falls into the Personal Development Category, but I really found it helpful. It is a bit long, but I recommend this! I know you find it interesting as well.

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,996

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Classic Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

It's been awhile since I have read a Stephen King novel. I don't even know why. Watching 11/12/63 on Hulu reignited my love for the master. Duma Key was so good. It sort of reminded me of a cross between Pet Sematary & The Dark Half (which is one of my all time favorite King novels). The doll made me think of a Garth Nix novel. It was beautifully written. I loved that it took place in parts of Florida that I am familiar with. It made the story much more fun. The story was intriguing. Not too spooky, but nail biting, heart racing, all the same. John Slattery was great as the narrator. I could listen to him speak all day. He really brings the characters to life & a lot of tension to the story. This is a must for King fans. If you're a fan of thrillers, this is a good one!! Highly recommend.

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,955

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Wow!! Just Wow!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

So good!!!! I loved this!!!! The story line was very intriguing. It's a moral dilemma. I'm not sure what I would do. Hmm. The narration was also very good. The author reads the book. She really added to the tension of the story. I literally bit some of my finger nails off listening to this!!! This is one crazy ride!!! I loved the mystery, the suspense, the characters. I was on the edge of the seat my whole time. I highly recommend this book. Thank you, Reese Witherspoon for the recommendation. She really picked a great one for her book club. I'm glad I bought this. I will definitely listen to it again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Town

  • Wayward Pines, Book 3
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,278

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS

  • By justin on 07-15-14

OMG!!! So Freaky!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I loved the whole series!!! The books are completely different from the TV Show. While I have no closure on how the TV series was supposed to end, I absolutely loved the books!!! Completely frightening!!! I was biting my nails again through this one!!! Paul Michael Garcia is just one of the best narrators. He really knows how to bring even more suspense. Calling all suspense fans....this Wayward Pines series is a MUST!!! I was on the edge of my seat, heart pounding. It was a thrilling ride. So glad I purchased the series!!!

  • Wayward

  • Wayward Pines, Book 2
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,419

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book One

  • By William on 09-24-14

Fingernail Biting!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I thought Wayward was going to be similar to Season 2 of the TV Show Wayward Pines. Not so!!! It didn't even matter. I was so wrapped up in the story, I couldn't stop listening!!! Just frightening!!! Paul Michael Garcia really adds to how gripping the stories are. He is a great narrator. If you like spooky stories, this series if for you!!! I was biting my nails through the whole book!! I loved the characters. I enjoyed how Black Crouch brought in the back stories of the characters. The Wayward Pines series is just an all around good listen. I highly recommend this book!!!

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,972
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,984

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Edge of my Seat!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I admit I purchased the Wayward Pines Series because I loved the TV show. Since the show was cancelled after 2 seasons, I thought I'd get the rest of the story by listening to the books. OMG!!! The books are completely different from the show, which I half expected. I loved them all!!! Paul Michael Garcia is an exceptional narrator!! He reading of The Pines had me on the edge of my seat. I was so wrapped up in The Pines, I was biting my fingernails & started the next book as soon as I was done. It's scary & thrilling. I highly recommend the whole series!!! If you like thrillers, this book is a must!!!!

  • Murder Strikes a Pose

  • A Downward Dog Mystery
  • By: Tracy Weber
  • Narrated by: Anne James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Seattle yoga instructor Kate Davidson often acts more like a champion fighting rooster than the Dalai Lama. When she's not teaching yoga, she spends her time hiding from her creepy landlord and dodging her best friend's relentless matchmaking attempts. Even though her father was a cop, Kate has zero crime fighting aspirations. She has enough trouble keeping her struggling yoga business afloat while trying to live up to yoga's Zen-like expectations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's about love, dogs, and murder!

  • By Jan on 12-05-16

Very Good Listen!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I absolutely loved this book!!! I listened to book 3 in the series first, but loved it so much, I went back to book 1. I just love regular people solving crimes. This book is so good. I love that Kate is flawed but related & redeemable. She always means well. Her bff Rene is hilarious. I love dogs anyway, so the fact that one of the main characters is a dog completely plays to my heart. Murder Strikes a Pose is witty, intelligent & keeps you guessing. Anne James is an amazing narrator. I love her!! I highly recommend this title.

  • The Vintage Tea Room Collection: Books 1-3

  • By: Lily Wells
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When Ellie decides to sell the tea room, she doesn't bank on her twin daughters showing up with ideas of their own. Her daughters have both left home - Jessica is married and expecting her first child, and Marie has built a successful career. She is ready for change and to leave the past behind; however, her daughters are not. To complicate matters further, Ellie meets Michael. She was not looking to meet a man, but life occasionally throws in a few surprises. Maybe now is the right time to change more than just her work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Vintage Tea room

  • By Deedra on 09-09-18

So Sweet!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I loved these books!!! Simple little stories with wonderful characters. I just loved them all from the 1st seconds. Nano Nagle did a beautiful job with the narration. She really brought the characters & stories to life. I could just see it all happening, even smell it all. The Vintage Tea Room is outside my norm as far as genre goes & what I normally listen to, but I just adored this set. It even inspired me to make some bread. I highly recommend this set. It's just 3 sweet stories that will warm your heart. A great beach listen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

Fascinating & Very Interesting!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I absolutely loved this!!!! I'm a big fan of WWII history. I had family fight on both sides, being of German descent. In fact, my grandfather was not allowed to enlist (he was in his 20's at the start of the war) because he was German. He was allowed to play in a USO band. The government kept an eye on him & his family during the war. I found all the different stories & aspects of the Audible Original so fascinating. I will be listening to it over & over. I even purchased a couple of the books written my the historians interviewed. There is so much to learn. I'm thrilled that more & more comes out about the war. I think it's all history we need to remember. I was also struck by some of the discrimination & racism that still goes on today. Maybe the colors or creeds are different, but the underlying mistrust & hate is the same. We would be wise to learn from our past & not continue to repeat these horrible mistakes. Most of our families came to America for a better life. We should not forget that. Martin Sheen was great as the narrator. Everyone should listen to this series. It's amazing!!

  • The 7th Canon

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057

In San Francisco's seamy Tenderloin district, a teenage street hustler has been murdered in a shelter for boys. And the dedicated priest who runs the struggling home stands accused. But despite damning evidence that he's a killer - and worse - Father Thomas Martin stands by his innocence. And attorney Peter Donley stands with him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worthy of Dugoni

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 06-13-17

So very good!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I really enjoyed this. I'm not much for legal thrillers. Not a big fan of defense attorneys. LOL This one was great!! I loved the conspiracy aspect of the story line. I loved that the main character was flawed & didn't know what to believe & that his tenacity in investigating the case brought the proper outcome. I was hooked right away. I highly recommend this title!!!