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  • Size Zero

  • My Life as a Disappearing Model
  • By: Victoire Dauxerre
  • Narrated by: Emily Lucienne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

memoir of a brief career as a top model - and a brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating closed industry. Scouted in the street when she was 17, Victoire Dauxerre's story started like a teenager's dream: within months she was on the catwalks of New York's major fashion shows and part of the most select circle of in-demand supermodels in the world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Self-indulgent twaddle

  • By Zaubermond on 05-19-17

Great Book Easy To Follow Cool Viewpoint

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Where does Size Zero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I used to be a high fashion model and this rings true for a certain type of girl. I am naturally thin actually so I didn't have this experience but I saw many many girls suffer and die. I decided to quit even though I was successful because models are abused emotionally and otherwise. So I recommend you read this to get one perspective and there are others of coarse. I think it's great that this author is acting now as sounds like a super interesting person and I wish her well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

  • A Memoir
  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,465

From the best-selling author of Kafka on the Shore comes this rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running and the integral impact both have made on his life. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers Murakami's four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon. Settings range from Tokyo, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston, among young women who outpace him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is what it says it is

  • By Rick on 03-10-09

Lovely For Writers

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

If you could sum up What I Talk about When I Talk about Running in three words, what would they be?

This is great if you're a writer and want to know how other writers work in their daily life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Due the writer its about.

Which scene was your favorite?

This book can be good to read while your running.

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

I'm going to start writing next week!

  • The Light Between Us

  • Stories From Heaven. Lessons for the Living.
  • By: Laura Lynne Jackson
  • Narrated by: Laura Lynne Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882

Jackson writes with clarity and grace, using her unique perspective to address the eternal questions that vex us all: Why are we here? What happens when we die? How do we find our true paths in this life? Here, too, are deeply affecting accounts of ordinary people reunited with their departed friends and family members

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I BELIEVE EVERYTHIHNG SHE SAYS

  • By ANGI MC MURTREY-MAREK on 01-09-16

Amazing message and voice

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Soothing and fun to listen too, recommend for everyone especially around the holidays! Fun and informative.

  • Between Two Worlds

  • By: Tyler Henry
  • Narrated by: Tyler Henry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

Tyler Henry discovered his gift for communicating with the departed when he was 10 and now, at age 20, is a renowned practicing medium who is the go-to clairvoyant of celebrities. He's worked with some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Margaret Cho, Jaime Pressly, Monica Potter, and Boy George, many of whom appear on his smash hit E! reality show, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life well lived is not defined by death

  • By Jessica on 11-08-16

Fun read and uplifting

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Unique story you'll enjoy and might just get inspired to live in the now ;) Great listen!

  • Insomniac City

  • New York, Oliver, and Me
  • By: Bill Hayes
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at 48 years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addicting

  • By espanolish on 05-04-17

Amazing Read

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Insomniac City to be better than the print version?

Love the narration and really fun to listen to while driving!

What other book might you compare Insomniac City to and why?

Similar to Oliver Sacks books in that you learn something while also listening to art like writing.

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is perfect for this book!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

WOW this is gonna be good!

Any additional comments?

Thank you!

  • How to Hang a Witch

  • By: Adriana Mather
  • Narrated by: Adriana Mather
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials, and almost immediately she becomes the enemy of a group of girls that call themselves the Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book

  • By susan on 12-12-16

Great Modern Take

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Where does How to Hang a Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you're sick of fake old sounding magical books then this is the book for you. Fresh fun and cool

  • Bull's-Eye

  • The Power of Focus
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,300

Clarity, Focus, and Concentration: Three strong attributes needed to hit the bull's eye! And just as you can develop your physical muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop your mental muscles through continuous repetition. Bull's Eye will teach you how to unleash your powers for success and accomplish more in the next few months than many people do in a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Step-by-Step

  • By Gillian on 06-15-16

Super useful and simple

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Just what we need to hear and think about when working on larger projects. Especially new things we aren't sure we can do! Great book!!

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  • Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch

  • Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery
  • By: Raven Grimassi
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

For the first time in more than a decade, Grimassi introduces listeners to a new system of witchcraft, one that draws upon the old ways and the old days to teach the practitioner how to master all that it is to be a Witch. Chock full of spells and rituals, Grimassi takes listeners deep into the woods to learn the secrets of the Thorned Path. Here we meet the entities that dwell deep within the organic memory of the earth - the devas, the deities, the magical life force behind the surface of the wooded glen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-16

Super interesting history of plant magic book WOW

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

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

It will inspire you! Read it cause it's way better then most witchy books out there plus the man that reads it has a very interesting voice thats soothing.

What did you like best about this story?

It tells you exactly what to do if you want to connect with certain spirits or plants!

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

Yes

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

Probably best to listen in stages so you can fully take it in

Any additional comments?

BEST PLANT MAGIC BOOK I"VE READ SO FAR AWESOME

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Tea

  • By: Kazuko Okakura
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Tekoski
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Here is a minor classic of the Orient. It is perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. First published in 1906, it traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The History of the East's Aesthetic

  • By taylor storey on 09-21-14

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

Such a cool story and history. The guy who reads it sounds like a young American college kid with no life experience though. If only they had a Japanese person read it or an older smart sounding person. Oh well still good.

  • A Leg to Stand On

  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A very rewarding read but Not for everybody.

  • By jeff on 10-29-11

Oliver is a Genius

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Makes you a genius if you listen or at least feels that way. All his books are my favorite ever!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful