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  • Fitness Confidential

  • By: Vinnie Tortorich
  • Narrated by: Vinnie Tortorich
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633

America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More about the author's life and not advice.

  • By Kevin on 10-03-15

VINNIE!!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Love Love this book!! Vinnie as the reader and author was phenomenal, I WANT SO MUCH MORE!!! The Vinnisms were spot on the stories were GREAT!!! I recommend this book to everyone!

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Wow!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

I loved this story!! The reader was right on, perfect!! This really helps you forgive. Also to realize things happen for a reason. Great read!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Rob McQuay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,357

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way - and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informational

  • By Moises C. on 03-29-17

Great detail!!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

Wonderful perspective of the AT!! Completely enjoyed this, nice detail and story. Nice to read about someone not able to complete it!

  • Going for Kona (What Doesn’t Kill You, #4)

  • A Michele Romantic Mystery
  • By: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When her husband is killed in a hit-and-run bicycling accident, it takes all of Michele Lopez Hanson's strength not to burrow into their bed for the rest of her life. But their kids need her, and she promised herself she'd do the Kona Ironman Triathlon in Adrian's honor, and someone seems to be stalking her family, so she slogs through the pain to keep herself on track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Going for Kona kept me guessing

  • By BFK on 11-15-18

Must read!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

I loved this book!!! I had happy tears for a couple parts!!! Great Great Book!!!!
What a great read!! Loved the story!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans

  • Middle-Aged Endurance Athletics Meets the Hormonally Challenged
  • By: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  • Narrated by: Sandy Weaver Carman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Women get older, dammit, and sometimes it sucks, especially for women who pride themselves on athleticism and an adventurous spirit. Hot flashes. Weight gain. Sleepless nights. Yes, it can be hard, but middle age doesn't have to be a flashing red stop light. It's perfectly acceptable for women of a certain age, a certain level of hormonal imbalance, and a certain amount of cellulite to don spandex and even enter the rarefied sport of endurance triathlon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!!!

  • By J Fish on 05-23-15

WOW!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

What a great amazing story!! Finished it the same day I started it, wish I could've read this 10 + years ago!!! This is a must read for any woman!!!! Loved this and want a sequel!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ultramarathon Man

  • Confession of an All-Night Runner
  • By: Dean Karnazes
  • Narrated by: James Yaegashi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

Karnazes reveals the mind-boggling adventures of his nonstop treks through the hell of Death Valley, the incomprehensible frigidity of the South Pole, and the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as self-congratulating as others have said

  • By Andrea on 07-10-09

Best book!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Great story by a great runner and person. Very inspirational!!! Great narration. Love the quotes!! Keep on running and telling stories about it.

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,538

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Beautifully written!!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Tag
This book was amazing. I. laughed and cried, not all tears were sad....some were happy tears!! Thank you Cheryl. for sharing your lifes journey. I felt as if I was on the trail with you. i feel there is still so much for. me to accomplish. yet.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkest Evening of the Year

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Kairos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 503

Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the Southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean's got his groove back

  • By Fred on 12-28-07

WOW!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-08

This book was WOW!! A great read and a little wierd, but Dean Koontz at his best.I loved the whole book, never too slow written very well. The story all comes together perfectly. You won't be disappointed.

  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Envy

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 05-26-07

Most Excellent!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-06

Sandra Brown has out done herself with this book. This book had everything and the narrator was great also. A must read/listen. Everyone I have recommended this book to, loved it and recommended to their friends. You will not be dissappointed with this. A GREAT BOOK!

  • Chill Factor

  • A Novel
  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town, the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so, lately. Four women have disappeared from Cleary over the past two years. And there's always a blue ribbon left near the spot where each of the women was last seen. There are no bodies, no other clues, and no suspicion as to who their abductor might be. And now, another woman has disappeared without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd have peeked at the ending ...

  • By Susan on 10-06-05

Excellent! Wanting more..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-06

This book was fantastic! This and Envy are my favorite of Sandra Brown's. I would love to here more like these two stories. She really writes a good mystery/suspense, we want more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful