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Delsheree D. Gladden

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The Dead Drink First audiobook cover art

fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-19

I really enjoyed this presentation and was captivated by the history and the personal side of the story. Very well done.

Killer by Nature audiobook cover art

Great voice acting, irritating production

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

While I loved the voice acting and thought the overall story was interesting and well done, there were a few things that made this hard to finish. The main character Diane was rather unlikable until the last chapter and I did not care for the way this was produced at all. The interruptions to announce the title, author, audible original, and episode number were annoying and unnecessary. The music breaks were too long and sometimes in odd places. While the atmospheric noises and altered audio for news/podcasts added a realistic tone, sometimes they made it difficult to hear clearly.

Anna Karenina audiobook cover art

Great narration, but a struggle to finish

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Loved the narration, but this book was a struggle to get through. The basic story was interesting up to a point, but there was so much of the book that I felt had nothing to do with the story. I just couldn't get interested in the political and religious debates and the characters seemed so emotionally unstable I found it hard to relate to them or see them as believable. The ending was very odd, and I found myself wondering what the point of this book was. I know some people love this book and find it fascinating, but it wasn't for me.

Salt to the Sea audiobook cover art

wonderful and haunting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

We listened to this on a road trip because it was on my son's summer reading list and I think everyone was captured by the story. It was fascinating to hear so much of this time period I hadn't heard before and certainly made me look at the events in a more personal light. The story was beautifully written and is one I will keep thinking about for a long time.

The Dharma Bums audiobook cover art

Hmmm

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I picked this book up after hearing it mentioned in another book, and I guess I was expecting something different. There wasn't really a story so much as a wandering account of the main character's life. The Buddhist concepts seemed rather vague and the narrator was difficult to listen to. I found myself struggling to get through it. I'm sure this is a great fit for some but it wasn't my cup of tea.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil audiobook cover art

great narrator, but difficult to get through

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I had seen the movie previous to reading this, though it had been several years and the details were fuzzy in my memory. At times the meandering storyline and random side stories were a challenge to get through. It took me a good six months to finish listening. I kept expecting a bigger revelation or twist, but it never really happened.

A Guide to the Good Life audiobook cover art

fascinating and useful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I really enjoyed this look at the history of stoicism and its practical use in modern day. The history sections were a bit long at times, but helpful in understanding were the philosophy came from. The advice on putting stoicism into practice was very useful and has me interested in learning more.

A Memory of Light audiobook cover art

worth the 40+ hours

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

It took me much too long to get around to listening to this last Wheel of Time book, but I'm glad I finally finished the story. Everything is beautifully wrapped up and the many intertwining storylines and plots came together perfectly in the end. It's an emotional and exciting conclusion to the series and well worth putting the time into.

A Wrinkle in Time audiobook cover art

can't believe I haven't read this already

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-17

really enjoyed the story and performance. I'll be relustening with my kids and continuing the series.

The Help audiobook cover art

loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-17

I'd seen the movie when it came out but I lived the added depth you get in the full book. beautifully written.