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  • Minimalist Living: Simplify Your Life, Reduce Your Stress, and Increase Your Happiness Through Minimalism, Volume 1

  • By: George Pain
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Minimalists are people who consciously and intentionally try to live with only what they really need. The mantra would be: "Identify the essential, and eliminate all else." Minimalists are against uncontrolled consumption. It seems that when you have more things that you can use and want more than you can afford, you enter into a vicious cycle in which your things do not work for you, but you work for them in order to impress other persons and raise your status in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Audio Book

  • By Martha Brown on 12-27-18

On the short side

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I know this was only the first volume in the series, but I wish it would have been longer. It was a good topic that was well written and very well narrated, but I felt shorted when it ended after only a hour and thirty two minutes.

  • SnapChat Marketing Techniques: A Marketing Blueprint to Monetize Your Followers on SnapChat

  • By: George Pain
  • Narrated by: Matthew Raftis
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Are you looking to get more followers on SnapChat but no idea how to get started? Do you already have a following and you're looking to monetize it? This audiobook is your answer. SnapChat is a great way to reach people and market your product. It is a cheaper mode of advertising than Facebook, and reaches a younger audience that may not actively use Facebook. It is a lot more visual with easier customer segmentation.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snapchat Marketing Techniques is Helpful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-19

Could be longer

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I though this was going to be a fully guide to SnapChat Marketing Techniques instead it was more of an intro to SnapChat Marketing Techniques. It was still a good book, but I really wish it was a few hours longer. That aside it was well written and well narrated.

  • Body Language Secrets

  • A Guide to Mastering the Art of Nonverbal Communication Using Psychological Techniques, Body Language Signals and Social Skills
  • By: George Pain
  • Narrated by: Eddie Leonard Jr.
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

By mastering the art of nonverbal communication, you will have more successful interactions with other people, reducing the risk of misunderstandings, confusion, and social awkwardness.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helped son

  • By Anonymous User on 01-14-19

Too Short

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

Body Language Secrets A Guide to Mastering the Art of Nonverbal Communication Using Psychological Techniques, Body Language Signals and Social Skills By: George Pain was well written and well narrated, but it felt more like an intro into body language instead of a complete guide. Overall, it was far from bad, but I wish it was a few hours longer.

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  • Neural Networks: Neural Networks Tools and Techniques for Beginners

  • By: John Slavio
  • Narrated by: Russell Archey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Neural networks are used to model complex patterns for prediction and simulation. They use the processing pattern used by brain neurons to achieve this. Neural networks are good at processing complex, nonlinear relationships and are used in forecasting, image processing, and character recognition. Learn more about neural networks in this audiobook.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stop reading code.

  • By Gerard Hickey on 01-10-19

Good content, but short

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I felt like this audio book was a good introduction to the topic, but I found it to be too short to give me a real feel for it. The narration was well done and it was well written, I just really wish it could have been a few more house in length.

  • Truth Kills

  • Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Nanci Rathbun
  • Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Angelina Bonaparte is a force to be reckoned with. When her husband cheats on her after 25 years of marriage, she reinvents herself - trading the life of a suburban housewife for a toned body, designer duds, a cherry-red Miata, and a new career as a private investigator. Now a 50-something hottie with a kickass approach to snooping and a knack for disguise, she takes no prisoners. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy a great Narrator and a great story.

  • By cosmitron on 02-27-18

A good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Truth Kills Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1 By: Nanci Rathbun was a nice length at nine hours and seven minutes. I liked that the story flowed naturally and the narration was not rushed. Some audio books try to shorten the book by having the narrator talk to fast and that was not the case here. In fact the audio quality was perfect!


Truth Kills Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1 By: Nanci Rathbun was a great book that left me dying to dig into the second audio book(make sure to look out for my reviews on the nest two books in the series). This particular story was a great mystery with multiple characters who had personalities with a very real life feel to them. Angelina Bonaparte made for a great main character and a strong female lead that really made this audio book worth the listen!

I got a copy of this book for free from the Audiobookworm for only my honest and unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vegan: Vegan Diet for Beginners: 76 Recipes and 8 Weeks of Diet Plans

  • A Vegan Recipe Cookbook of Dairy Free Recipes
  • By: Sam Kuma
  • Narrated by: Sangita Chauhan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

This is a complete beginners' guide to the vegan diet that you will struggle to find on the market. It includes a total of eight weeks of diet plans focused only on vegan recipes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like this Audio

  • By Martha Harris on 09-13-18

Well Written, but difficult for audio

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I personally found the book to be well written, but I had difficulty with it being audio as if I was interested in a recipe then I had to write it down. I could not take a picture of it or copy and paste. That aside the author did know what they were talking about in regards to a vegan diet and the narration was pretty good too.

  • French Quarter Vendetta

  • Murder & Mystery in the Big Easy
  • By: Gary Graybill
  • Narrated by: Theo Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

French Quarter Vendetta is an old fashioned whodunit. Set in historic, fun loving New Orleans, the plot untangles a tale of murder, mystery, betrayal and jealousy. Follow along as Lieutenant James "Gator" McNeal and his team wade through a list of suspects that include a union president, a state senator's wife, a jealous mistress, a spoiled stepson, an ambitious assistant, a union thug and even a street kid and two-bit drug dealer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great crime book set in New Orleans

  • By Loriann Freeman on 12-28-18

A good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

French Quarter Vendetta was a well written and well narrated audio book with great sound quality. What really pulled me into to the story was the author's ability to bring the french quarter life in this audio book as someone who has vacationed there I can say that the author really did keep the scene accurate and realistic. I loved the mystery elements and I was surprised by the ending!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lady Who Cried Murder

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Mike Alger
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Fame comes at a price. Some pay with their privacy. Others pay with their pride. Khloe Everest paid with her life. Determined to get her pretty face in front of the cameras, Khloe Everest fakes an abduction only to make a grand entrance in the midst of a press conference held by Spencer's Police Chief David O'Callaghan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glory hound ends up the dead center of attention

  • By DabOfDarkness on 07-15-17

Another great addition to Mac Faraday Mystery

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Where does The Lady Who Cried Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Lady Who Cried Murder would have to be one of my favorite audio books right up there with all of the others that I have read or listened to in the Mac Faraday Mystery Series. I have yet to find a badly written or uninteresting book that I have read or listened to by Lauren Carr.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The Lady Who Cried Murder has one of those plots that pulled me in right from the first chapter. The beginning had the typical amount of setup, but when the murders happened it began a plot that kept me on the edge of my seat with my earbuds pressed tightly into my ears. I was so enthralled that I actually had The Lady Who Cried Murder playing on my Amazon Echo throughout the day so that I could go do things around my house without leaving the book!

Which scene was your favorite?

It would be very hard to pick out one scene in The Lady Who Cried Murder as my favorite, but if I had to it would be the scene at the end where all the puzzle pieces come together for both the characters and the readers/listener.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I personally believe that any of the books in the Mac Faraday Mystery Series would make for a great movie. If I had to pick a tagline it would something like Don't Fear Ladies Gnarly is Here.

  • Blast from the Past

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake, Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs in mobsters and federal agents. Mac Faraday believes he has his work cut out for him in protecting his lady love from one of the most dangerous leaders in organized crime; but when bodies start dropping in his lakeshore resort town, things may be hotter than even he can handle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who done it? ...and why?

  • By Michael Valentine on 09-08-14

Another Gnarly tale

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

Where does Blast from the Past rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have not listened/read that many audio book as of yet, however Blast from the Past would have to be one of my favorite ones so far. I felt like Dan Lawson did a great job bringing the characters to life with his voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blast from the Past?

For me the most memorable moment in the Blast from the Past was when Mac got a call from David to tell him that one of the police cars had been stolen. This was a memorable moment for me because I felt the same confusion and shock as Mac at being told that a police car had been stolen. It was also the beginning of the fast paced plot.

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

I felt like Dan Lawson did a great job bringing the characters to life with his voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I personally felt like the Blast from the Past as well as the rest of the Mac Faraday Mystery books would all make for a great movie. A great tag line for the blast from the past would be Gnarly and Crew vs mobsters!

  • Three Days to Forever

  • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Lauren Carr
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

With three days left to the year, Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday's huge wedding ceremony which is being touted as the social event of the year. But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac's and Archie's problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie's mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT MYSTERY

  • By Jane on 01-04-18

Loved Gnarly

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

Would you listen to Three Days to Forever again? Why?

Three Days to Forever was just one of those books that had so much going on that I fell like I could listen to it a second time and pick up on things that I missed the first time though.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The audio book had one of those fast paced plots that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time as I tried to figure out who the true target was and how the book would end.

What about C.J. McAllister’s performance did you like?

C.J. McAllister did a spectacular job narrating this book; I particularly liked how he did the characters' voices.

Any additional comments?

Overall, I greatly enjoyed listening to Three Days to Forever: A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 9 and I plan to work my way through the entire Mac Faraday Mystery series eventually.