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Meg

San Angelo, TX, USA
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  • Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 693

Mystery writer and dabbling recreational sleuth Sophie Katz is head over heels in love--with a three-bedroom Victorian. She's just got to have it, despite a few drawbacks. Her slimy ex is the Realtor. The rich, creepy seller wants her to join San Francisco's spirited Specter Society. And her first tour of the house reveals, well, a lifeless body clutching a cameo with a disturbing history of its own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sophie Katz Rules!

  • By SandyW on 06-18-09

Part excellent; part tedious

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-10

Maybe it is just me. I really had to keep forcing myself to chug through the first part. Then be swept away, staying awake until 2 am to listen to the middle part, absolutely rejoicing in the peripheral characters. Then back to chugging through the tailend. I felt like the story was decent, the characters great, the constant worshipping praise of the main character made it sluggish. I loved the other characters with their humanness, flaws and good points.

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  • Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Jeeves stays his hand. Yes, that's right. Even though a particularly well-upholstered friend of Aunt Agatha chucks her bleary eyed, milk sot of a son on Bertie for a month, Jeeves refuses to rally to the cause. Of course, if Bertie would simply throw out the offensive tie and hat, things might be smoothed over soon enough. But Bertie, just this once, has decided to be firm.

  • out of 5 stars
  • fun

  • By Meg on 05-15-10

fun

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-10

enjoyable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Bear

  • A Nursery Crime
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

The Gingerbreadman, psychopath, sadist, genius, and killer, is on the loose. But it isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been demoted to Missing Persons following Jack's poor judgment involving the poisoning of Mr. Bun the baker. Missing Persons looks like a boring assignment until a chance encounter leads them into the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta "Goldy" Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Mole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Gary on 08-31-06

Great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-10

This is so enjoyable. There are only 2 books in the series; they don't have to be done in order but it helps.
The first and also exetremely worthwhile book is 'The Big Overeasy'. I hope that everyone listens to these and delights in them like I have.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Laughing Policeman

  • A Martin Beck Police Mystery
  • By: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by an unknown assassin. The press, anxious for an explanation for the seemingly random crime, quickly dubs him a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad suspects otherwise. This apparently motiveless killer has managed to target one of Beck's best detectives - and he, surely, would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Meg on 07-12-09

Enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-09

An absorbing fast paced story; well written. The implied social commentary is a little depressing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • It's Called Work for a Reason!

  • Your Success is Your Own Damn Fault
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Larry Winget
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Are you frustrated with a lack of results at work? Have you hit a wall? Are you uninspired, stuck in a rut, feeling underappreciated? Well, good news: your success is not up to your boss, your manager, your employees, or the economy. It's up to YOU. Business is never bad, people are just bad at being in business. If that makes you mad, this book is for you. Larry Winget hacks through the bad advice given in most business books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take it with a grain of salt

  • By Kurt on 02-08-07

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-09

Opened my eyes and changed my outlook and my attitude; and I like the new me more.

  • How to Stay Motivated

  • The Goals Program
  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 570

How to Stay Motivated provides you with clear and proven techniques to use to enhance relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve goals, and so much more! Setting and achieving your life goals are among the most important activities in which you can apply yourself, as your goals will set the course of your most important decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Information and wisdom

  • By Redento J. on 07-26-15

Good to listen to

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-09

Fast paced, engaging, gets you pumped up and excited to tackle your life and be a better person

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,397

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Very good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-09

This is good. This is easy to listen to, well narrated. But good information which makes a lot of sense. I recommend all Audible listeners to definitely include this on their lists.

  • Know That "I Am"

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

The deepest meaning of the present moment is inseparable from who you are in your essence. The beloved verse "be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10) offers a perennial gateway to this realization. Know That "I Am" presents three audio sessions with Eckhart Tolle, pointing us toward the firsthand discovery of who we are in our eternal nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional ideas on how to stay in the Now

  • By Nannette on 12-15-08

I am so sorry

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-09

I am so sorry to give this such a bad review but this was a merciless listen. The long drawn out pauses, the not quite monotone but yet rarely altering voice, the 'time is present but not present then already creating a paradox' doublespeak. 3 hours worth. Holy cow!

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Ladies of Letters

  • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter-writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics, but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot - while remaining the firmest of pen-pals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BBC Radio Program Comes To Audible

  • By Sara on 12-03-15

Great talent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-09

Great talent and the very best storyline of the Ladies of Letters series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ladies of Letters Say No

  • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge take on the world in another hilarious series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy hit. The caustic correspondence between Irene Spencer and Vera Small is always richly entertaining, and these latest letters are no exception. Catty and competitive as ever, the pensioner pen-pals find themselves in yet more trouble in this latest series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great talent

  • By Meg on 06-22-09

Great talent

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-09

Great talent but not a great storyline