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Columbia, MD, United States
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  • Water Fasting: Unlock the Secrets of Weight Loss, Anti-Aging, Autophagy, and Ketosis with Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

  • By: Elizabeth Moore
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

With some of the best fasting tips available, this comprehensive, detailed, and easy-to-follow fasting guide will help you discover how you can accomplish your weight-loss goals effortlessly and enjoy glowing health. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One striking book.

  • By Emma Tuck on 02-11-19

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

This is by far the worse audio book I have listen to. It repeats the same information over and over again. Save your money and just read about fasting on google. I am returning this. I will not even finish

  • The Science of Extreme Weather

  • By: Eric R. Snodgrass, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Eric R. Snodgrass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Thanks to an ongoing revolution in the science of meteorology, we can now understand how extreme weather conditions arise, produce far more accurate forecasts, and know how to protect ourselves when dangerous conditions develop. The Science of Extreme Weather is your field guide to the worst that Earth’s atmosphere can inflict. In 24 exciting, informative, and potentially life-saving half-hour lectures aimed at weather novices and amateur forecasters alike, you gain a surprisingly powerful tool in the face of such overwhelming forces: knowledge. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but an absolute mess of a recording

  • By Keith on 01-10-19

Good beginner information, horrible recording

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I enjoyed listing to the lectures, although they did not cover the science behind the events in good detail. I did not learn anything I wasn't aware of already. The recording was horrible. between every lector a message about storm chasing is dangerous keep playing., I found this to be extremely annoying. From hearing this recording, I will not spend money on "The great courses" The are mediocre at best

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Skydiving: Full Flight

  • By: Stan Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Michael Campobasso
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

This audiobook was written primarily for the fun jumper who wants to gain from another jumper’s experiences in the sport. It is a memoir-type look at a skydiver’s 50 years of jumping, relating his experiences, including his worst mistakes and close calls, as well as the joys experienced in the sport.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disapointing

  • By Ronald on 03-07-19

A bit disapointing

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

To me, this book was: disappointing, unprofessional, lacking in information, very repetitive, and, worst of all, seemed to attack the USPA. I am sorry that I wasted my credit on this book

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,205

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Not great

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Listing to this audio book did pass the time on my hour commute to work, and that was the best part of the book.
The story was dull, drawn out and predictable. I will not use a credit on another book from this author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,686

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sum is greater than its parts.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-18

Dull

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I keep listening to the book hoping the plot would get better, but it never did. At no point in the story was I engaged. To me, it just keep going and going pointlessly toward a lackluster end, which it had. The performance was better than two star, but s good reader to s bad book....

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,080

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

After reading so many negative reviews, I was apprehensive about using a credit on this book. When I first started listing, my apprehension seemed justified as I found the beginning somewhat hard to follow, but as I continued to listen, the story intrigued me, and I was compelled to go on, by the time the book ended, I was in love with the story and even found it better than The Girl on the Train

  • Emma in the Night

  • By: Wendy Walker
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,674

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later Cass returns without her sister, Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stop listening

  • By Pamela (@SpazP) on 08-23-17

Dull

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

This isn’t the worst book I have listened to, but it is a long shot from the best. There are far better choices to spend your credit.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Jago & Litefoot Series 1

  • By: Alan Barnes, Jonathan Morris, Andy Lane, and others
  • Narrated by: Christopher Benjamin, Trevor Baxter, Conrad Asquith, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The continuing adventures of Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot, characters first introduced on television in Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), who have become Infernal Investigators, solving mysteries involving paranormal or alien phenomena in 1880s London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humorous and entertaining launch of a great spin off series

  • By H. Martin on 12-03-18

Did not enjoy this

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

What disappointed you about Jago & Litefoot Series 1?

The stories were hard to follow and just plain dull!

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

Nonsensical plots, even for a doctor who based story, and poor characters.

Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No, it is very hard to follow this as it is like a play and not a story.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jago & Litefoot Series 1?

All of it

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credit. This is the worst series I have ever listened too.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,069

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her - a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commuters Beware!

  • By Carole T. on 02-23-17

Lackluster

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

This was one of the worst books I have listened to. The story was not interesting from the beginning and got more implausible as it progressed. I enjoyed the authors other book, but this one was just lackluster.

  • Last Seen Leaving

  • By: Caleb Roehrig
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 890

Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking question he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn―as January's boyfriend, he must know something. But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January's disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A novel for teenagers…

  • By Laura on 05-01-17

Entertaining but not great

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

The story is more of a romance than a mystery. Several times the characters acted in a unbelievable manner. I didn't dislike the story, but it didn't make me think about it. The best word I can think to describe the book is "trite"