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Tami L. Mendonca

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  • 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 22,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,809

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

A suspense teaser without the unpredictable ending

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

A let down but nonetheless a good story. It left me with a, “so what” feeling

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tudor

  • Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm Easily Impressed...

  • By Mel on 08-16-17

Love this combination of author and narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the combination of the author and narrator are magical

Would you be willing to try another book from Philippa Gregory? Why or why not?

Of course. I have listened to all of her books

Which scene was your favorite?

I like the part about the youngest Tudor. She seemed like the strongest and the smartest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,459

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

What would have made Elon Musk better?

Make it more interesting instead of a painful, slow progression of all the stuff he has done that isn't really all that spectacular as compared to other rich, smart, and famous people, like Warren Buffet. Content was based mostly upon hear-say and the book was a bit of an Elon Musk ass-kissing tortuous experience.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ashlee Vance again?

Yes, he was good.

What about Fred Sanders’s performance did you like?

Good.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Elon Musk?

I would completely change the book, or not publish it.

Any additional comments?

Still looking for a more interesting Elon Musk book, but perhaps it doesn't exist. I get that his ego is so big and since he is so rich and powerful people are afraid to offend him. Have no use for a sugar-coated version of the truth.

  • Three Weeks with Lady X

  • Desperate Duchesses
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Minks on 04-07-17

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Would you listen to Three Weeks with Lady X again? Why?

Yes, after a bit of a slow start, I was gripped by the story till the end!

Who was your favorite character and why?

India and Thorn were my favorite. I kept rooting for them to be together. They were both so unique and strong.

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

Never have heard Susan Duerden before but loved her performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was teary eyed at the end during the epilogue when it talked about how 200 years later the descendants were still enjoying the chandelier India had installed. It was so nostalgic and bitter-sweet.

  • Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur

  • By: Cory Gregory, John Fosco
  • Narrated by: Cory Gregory, John Fosco
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 144

Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur is a book which evaluates your entrepreneurial skill-set to a level that will make most want to quit listening. This book acts as an extreme crash course for the mind of both the entrepreneur and the wantrepreneur. Every ounce of the listener's mental fortitude is tested in an effort to provide self-identifying entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses for all of those who embark on the entrepreneurial journey.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Allison on 03-27-17

Rough around the edges

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I think so. While most of the content was common sense and nothing special, it was delivered in a way that may appeal to a testosterone riddled male. Kind of rough around the edges and lacking in specific examples, but sends the message as intended.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Kind of sudden, but actually glad it was over. Those two guys repeated themselves and were almost yelling at the audience.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Could you see Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No!!!!!!