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  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,667

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

This Sh!t Works!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up You are a Badass in three words, what would they be?

Totally Freaking Awesome

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ms, Sincero narrates this herself and she does a wonderful job. She is funny to listen to and she manages to keep you hanging on every word she says. I listened to this and as soon as it ended, I hit play and started listening again.

Any additional comments?

Within a week of listening to this book and putting into play the things Ms. Sincero tells you to do, things started happening and moving in a direction that will help me attain my goals. It's a little bit freaky to be honest, but here's one example out of many in just the 1st week. I decided I needed two more clients to be able to attain my goal. Literally minutes after telling this to my husband, I get an email from a business in another state who asked if I would be interested in taking them on as a client...

Listen with an open mind. If you let it, this book will change your life.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Gatekeeper's Challenge

  • The Gatekeeper's Saga, Book Two
  • By: Eva Pohler
  • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her parents' murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos's absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. She tries to return Pete's affections, but when Than shows up to take her hamster's soul, she sees him and becomes infuriated when he says he's "been busy."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great second book in the series

  • By Book Owl Too on 12-06-13

Great second book in the series

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed how the characters grew. Therese's character grew the most and she learned some very important lessons in this book. I loved how she took on the different challenges, faced them head on and came up with some inventive ways to succeed in her mission.

Which character – as performed by Debbie Andreen – was your favorite?

I enjoy Thanatos. Debbie captures the essence of him just the way I 'see' him in my mind.

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

There were times where I couldn't turn it off until I knew Therese was safe. Ms. Pohler was able to have me on the edge of my seat several times throughout this book.

Any additional comments?

This was a great follow up to The Gatekeeper's Sons. Hades decides to give Therese and his son, Thanatos a chance to be together and gives Therese 5 challenges to complete. They seem almost insurmountable to start with but she comes up with some very clever ways to complete them. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I immediately downloaded the 3rd book and started on it. I needed to find out what happened to Than and Therese.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gatekeeper's Sons

  • The Gatekeeper's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Eva Pohler
  • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades-Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she's manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world. Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese's heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Read!

  • By Terri on 04-07-14

Unique Storyline!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Thanatos, but also enjoyed the antics of his brother Hypnos.

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

I really enjoyed Debbie's voice. It just fits the story and the main character, Therese. She is very easy to listen to and I enjoy the way she does use inflection and builds a scene.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The very beginning had me reeling with all kinds of emotions. I wasn't expecting such a dramatic start to a book and it hooked me completely.

Any additional comments?

I haven't read/listened to a story quite like this before, it's quite unique. I enjoyed the author's whole take on Greek Mythology. She obviously knows her stuff and has created a fun adventure. I have already downloaded books 2 & 3. Can't wait to see what happens to Thanatos and Therese.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Summer Down Under

  • By: Adrianna Blakeley, Alison Pensy
  • Narrated by: Sherill Turner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Sam, a clumsy, self-conscious young woman, sets off on a journey backpacking around Australia. Some would say she was "running away". Sam would tell you she wanted to "find" herself. Whatever the reason for her travels, the very last thing she wants to "find" is love, especially after her only other disastrous experience with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read!!

  • By Kerry on 04-10-13

Enjoyable Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-09-13

Any additional comments?

Quotes from the authors facebook page and Amazon Reviews:

"Loved the characters and "landscape". Really got in to this book and read it non stop. A little bit of country and a bit of romance all in one."

"A very easy read and very close to home for me with my farmer I found down under! Would recommend to anyone who just wants to enjoy a bit of romance and country. Great Chic Lit!"

"I Am at times picky about romances I read. I have read other novel's from Blakeley/Pensy. Really love how she Writes. So After Getting a Summer Down Under, I was not shocked at all by how much I loved the story. I Laughed out loud at many points. It was one of those novels For me as soon as I Pick it up, I had to finish it. Only taking a break to Eat."

"Do I recommend it? Yeah, it's got everything: romance, some very interesting information about something you never thought you wanted to know about, a couple of LOL moments, a story about traveling and it's Oz...I definitely recommend it. It was a sweet story. "

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,900

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering

  • By Tom on 05-20-10

Loved the narration

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

Would you listen to Storm Front again? Why?

Yes, definitely. I loved the dry humor, the story was great and the narration was superb. I loved the nonchalance of the narrator. It fit the character of Harry to perfection.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator brought this book to life.

Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

Harry Dresden, a close second was the ghost in the skull.

  • Dare the Devil

  • By: Elaine Raco Chase
  • Narrated by: Destiny Landon, Lee James
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Welcome to Glacier Country! Luthor Devlin and his ranch hands were out tracking 20th-century rustlers when they stepped into a time warp! There on the jagged cliffs was a woolly mammoth, a sabre-toothed tiger, and a tawny, near-naked savage. She was a primal fantasy come true - that left him stunned!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different .. in a GREAT WAY!!!

  • By Brandy C. on 11-10-12

Great Quality Production

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

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

Yes. I loved the quality of this audiobook. It has two narrators and musical interludes. It was definitely a performance worth listening to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dare the Devil?

*spoiler alert* The beginning of the book threw me to start off with. The narration was so descriptive that I could imagine being back in time with saber tooth tigers and warrior maidens. Then when the tigers fake teeth fell out and it became apparent that the characters had trespassed onto a film set, I laughed.

What does Destiny Landon and Lee James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I had never listened to a book with male and female narrators before. I enjoyed it. You certainly were never in any doubt as to who was talking in the story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful