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  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

Love Canada - Love Mike Myers

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Just moved from U.S. to Ontario, Canada. Fortunately, my husband is a Canadian citizen, so... good-bye crazy expensive medical insurance & solong clown president Trump. I will be proud to become a Canadian citizen. Better my oath be better to the Queen than to an ignorant egomaniac. Mike Myers' book is a good all round history & inspiration. Oh, Canada!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,272

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Love Her Comedy & Writing

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

it is not all funny material but honest stories from an insightful and interesting woman.

  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,978

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat - and how we can change - in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes' crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Manage carbohydrate and not caloric intake!

  • By Ed on 01-04-11

All Things Explained!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

If you have ever struggled with your weight this book will open you up to ideas which are far from new but have been squelched by the U.S. powers that be for many different reasons. Our country needs to wake up to the truth. Calories in - calories out is a lie too many of us have fallen victim to....and too many so-called health professionals have driven into the mind of the public. You are not a failure... You can be lean!

  • The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

  • Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals
  • By: Susan Gillis Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 599

Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this book Susan Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we can strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delivers on message, in a Clear and Meaningful Way

  • By LCNanny on 12-22-15

Good Over View

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

We should all strive to be better listeners. And be more compassionate to our fellow humans.

  • Packing for Mars

  • The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,813
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,862

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know - and More

  • By Roy on 09-22-10

Intelligent, educational & humorous!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-15

Love everything I've read by Mary Roach. She does her research and it shows. Never want her books to end!

  • The Voyage of the Beagle

  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

I hate every wave of the ocean', the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientists career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Adventure - Well Written

  • By wbiro on 09-16-17

Darwin's Adventure!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

Every minute of the voyage was a new opportunity for insightful observation. All noted in meticulous detail. Anyone interested in Darwin's life will love you this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 565

Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, The Time-Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is an entertaining popular history with a twist. Historian Ian Mortimer reveals in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail how the streets and homes of 16th century looked, sounded, and smelled for both peasants and for royals; what people wore and ate; how they were punished for crimes and treated for diseases; and the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan England... As Never Presented Before

  • By Troy on 06-27-13

History revealed!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

An entertaining, communicative and comprehensive walk through Elizabethan England. I absolutely loved it! You will too.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,112

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really 2.5

  • By Kd on 05-16-12

Ridiculous Waste of Time, Money and Credits!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-14

What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

A reality check would have been helpful. The characters and the story are unbelievable and stupid.

Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

Never.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

Anyone.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Ripped off!

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credits or your time.

Women, Food and God
    An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
    
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    Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    1,336 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Women, Food and God

  • An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
  • By: Geneen Roth
  • Narrated by: Geneen Roth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all. Geneen Roth's masterwork, Women, Food and God explores the relationship between how we eat and how we see ourselves in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down!!!

  • By Annie M. on 05-05-10

No substitute for healthy eating and exercise

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

Reviewed: 12-05-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. If you are over 40 and have simply gained some weight over the past 20 years this book is not the answer although it may help you understand other women and their struggle.

If you’ve listened to books by Geneen Roth before, how does this one compare?

A lot of women have some deep psychological reasons for over-eating but fortunately or unfortunately, I am not one of them.

What three words best describe Geneen Roth’s voice?

Confident, Calming, Condescending

Do you think Women, Food and God needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. It did not help Oprah and it will not help me either.

Any additional comments?

I have come to the conclusion that I am just not that nutty and my few extra pounds is a natural part of aging in my case. I am healthy despite feeling like I need to lose 20 pounds.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Middlesex

  • By: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,528

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Waiting It Out

  • By D. N. Meads on 08-28-09

I did not want it to end.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-12

Where does Middlesex rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

9.5

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, Calliopie... not sure how to spell that :) She is born with a rare condition affecting her sexual orientation and I gained so much insight to these types of disorders.

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

Love the narrator.

Who was the most memorable character of Middlesex and why?

Destamona... not sure how to spell that either :) I actually have this book in hardcover and read it many years ago but when I saw it on Audible I had to get it. The story is quite long and a bit complicated so reading it again was a good thing.

Any additional comments?

So much interesting history intertwined in the storytelling. Love that.