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Henderson, NV, US
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  • First Lady

  • The Truth Shall Set You Free
  • By: Rochelle Pearson
  • Narrated by: Giselle Lumas
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Realization from the attention, the glamor, and the fame that accompanies being the First Lady comes to a head. Each woman soon realizes that being the First Lady is not all it's cracked up to be. The lies, deceit, the hurt, and the pain that comes with being a First Lady forces them to face reality. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Predicable

  • By Sunrise554 on 11-27-18

A Little Predicable

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This book is 3 first person stories in the past tense. There is not much action. Each character mostly tells what happened to them over time. It reads like a diary confession. Each of the 3 first ladies experience some trials and tribulations you might expect in a stereotypical church setting.The stories are mildly interesting but I found myself predicting what would happen at the end and was right every time.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review of my honest opinion.

  • Beach Thing

  • By: DL White
  • Narrated by: Sharell Palmer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Wade Marshall, super producer to one of hip hop's brightest stars, was supposed to spend the summer on Black Diamond getting away from the rush of Brooklyn, ridding himself of the distractions that had been affecting his work so he can do what he does best - make beats. But the day he meets Ameenah, he becomes consumed by an entirely different and more attractive distraction - his bold, beautiful, sexy neighbor with the' glorious hips' and a penchant for ice cream.     

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read

  • By Arris on 02-23-19

Grown Folks Business

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Ameenah is an entrepreneur and Wade is a music producer. What starts as a well planned out, intentional fling turns into a satisfying, drama-free love relationship. These two characters are easy to love and respect. They don't come off as exaggerated or phony. They are relatable to professional people over 30. I found myself rooting for them throughout the read. They have their own individual challenges that they are able to deal with without encroaching too much into the other's privacy. I loved that aspect of the book.
The performance is good with appropriate dialects. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a short adult romance.

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

  • Sex at Dawn

  • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
  • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,730

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

  • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

Hard to Swallow

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I have been reading books about millionaires and this book keeps being referred to. Apparently, the millionaire culture is accepting open, polyamourous relationships as the norm. This books offers new perspectives about sexuality, especially for women using studies of apes, attempting to put together the story of pre-historic man's sexual behavior. It purports that our ancestors were polyamourous and monogamy is a modern and possibly unnatural cultural practice. I do not agree but the book makes a good case, not a solid case. This is a good read if you are interested in history, science and sexuality.

  • Switch on Your Brain

  • The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
  • By: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Author should narrate

  • By Henry on 07-17-15

More Theory than Practice

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

This book confirms the proverb that states a man is as he thinks. It gives scientific evidence to show that the brain is malleable and subject to training which leads to to changed behavior. I love the way it uses scripture to support the science. I think it lacks enough practical application to implement change. Otherwise, it is a good introduction for Christians on brain elasticity.

  • Please Don't Beg!

  • How to Get Book Reviews and Keep Your Friends
  • By: Keith Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Drew Straub
  • Length: 58 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

It's time to cut the crap! Do you want to listen to a long book on self-publishing or would you prefer an audiobook packed with knowledge, compiled in a short, succinct fashion? Instead of writing a lengthy book full of stuff and fluff, I have put together a compilation of real, actionable examples of things you can start to implement today to actually help get real honest reviews on your published books!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If your a new Author read this book.

  • By cosmitron on 04-10-18

Some Useful Info

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

This book succinctly gives good tips on getting book reviews. Some of the suggestions are practical and some are out of the box. I would recommend this book to a person who has never marketed a book before and is just starting on their authorship journey. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Wings of Love

  • By: Pamela Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Dillard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Will Reo Greene ever learn to say no? She's just finished organizing Lilac's first 5k race and is swamped with Online college exams. Now, the mayor wants her to collaborate with Jack Warfield to evaluate Main Street decoration proposals for the town's upcoming 250th anniversary. The last thing she wants is to work with the man who rejected her five years before, but the mayor is determined to make an example of the two former high school enemies. If Reo and Jack can collaborate for the good of the town, maybe everyone else will try to get along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Story!

  • By Susan C-K on 06-06-18

Old Pain New Lov

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This is a sweet romance about Rio and Jack. They have a spotted history in small town and would be the best of enemies. As small towns go, the rumor mill adds more fuel to the flame. Due to past pain from father and mother wounds, the couple is unable to see the good in the other until they are forced to work together on a community project.
I love the simplicity of this story. These are two people with good hearts who only want to help other people. In the end, they end up helping themselves find true love.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Every Little Step

  • My Story
  • By: Bobby Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bobby's Reading Voice

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-17

The Villain You Love to Hate

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Bobby is gut wrenchingly honest and funny. He tells the good, bad and ugly. He really is the villain you love to hate; misunderstood, misjudged and complex. I listened to this as an audio-book. I wish he would have had someone else narrate it. You have to admire his tenacity and determination to be a success. Now after much soul searching and self examination, he is remorseful, transparent and practical about his demons and mistakes.

  • Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

  • By: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hartwarming and Captivating but Fix the Audio!

  • By CyndiLooWho on 05-24-12

Drama Kings

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This is a unique way to write a biography. I love the two perspectives of the same events. Both authors are frank and transparent. They spill the good, the bad and the filthy-ugly of their relationship.These men have a tremendous work ethic that shows not only in their professional lives but their family lives as well. I admire the whole family, even Charlie, for the sacrifices made by EVERYONE, especially Martin's wife, Janet. Many women would have left him, but she stuck with him. The Estevez family has a sense of groundedness not often found in Hollywood. Martin is a ham and this comes out in his reading which is fantastic. The middle drags a little but it's worth getting to the end.

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,665
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,003
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,981

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

Nobody Else Could Have Narrated It RIGHT

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Jenifer is honest and vulnerable. She is unapologetically herself. I could have done without all of the profanity but I just had to accept who the author is- Jenifer "MF" Lewis, and she means that! She reminds me of my aunts. Jenifer is a multi-talented, intelligent, hard-working professional who deserves all the accolades that come her way. She has put in the work, blood, sweat and tears. Nothing came easy. This book will help many people, especially people in the Black community who suffer from mental illness and its stigma. It is well worth the read. Pass it on.

  • So You Call Yourself a Man

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Three best friends who've grown up together encounter some of the real tests of manhood. All's good for James and Cathy until a woman shows up with James' love child. Suave Brent thinks he's found happiness with a born-again churchgoer - until another leads him into temptation. And longtime friend Sonny is going to need help from James and Brent if he's to have any hope of salvaging his marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Novel with some twists and turns

  • By R. Pontiflet on 04-03-14

What's the worst that can happen? It does.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Where does So You Call Yourself a Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is in the top 20. At first, I was turned off by all of the profanity but I stuck with it and the story was worth it.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that it was written from a male perspective. It builds up the tension and then delivers. It also had some much needed laugh-out-loud comic relief. It was realistic in that there wasn't a perfect happily ever after. However, it did tie up all the loose ends. Great book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Each chapter left you questioning what would happen next. It was hard to stop listening for curiosity driving you forward.

Any additional comments?

I liked the 3 narrators. They did a great job of depicting both male and female characters. The best voice was Michelle's.