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Rebecca Brimstin

Dayton, OH
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  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,616

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inner Journey within an External One

  • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

Eat, Pray, Puke

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

What would have made Eat, Pray, Love better?

If it came with a warning "Bored Rich Woman Will Bore You Too".

What do you think your next listen will be?

Blood Moon by Ed Gorman

What aspect of Elizabeth Gilbert’s performance would you have changed?

In general she was okay. I gave her a 3 because she was average, nothing special about her reading.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eat, Pray, Love?

I couldn't be editor. I would have never published this book. I can't see why it would have been made into a movie.

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in listening to what should have been kept in a diary this is the book for you. I kept falling asleep and when I woke up would have to go back several chapters.

  • Birdsongs

  • By: Jason Deas
  • Narrated by: Nick Sarando
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62

Birdsongs is a fast-paced mystery centered on former FBI agent, Benny James. Fired from the FBI for inadvertently sleeping with the perp in a murder case, he tries to disappear to a houseboat and retirement. Not having what it takes to relax, Benny starts a service offering discreet investigations. That is until a body is found crucified near his marina. The local police department requests Benny's help and he knows if he can catch the killer, redemption is his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mayberry revisited

  • By Thomas Swennes on 04-20-16

Pay Attention

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

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

I would recommend this book to a friend, but with a warning. You have to pay attention or you will be lost because the author skips around a lot. Not a bad thing necessarily.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't really have a favorite character. I liked all of them.

What about Nick Sarando’s performance did you like?

character voices were done well for the most part

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

My previous comments may come off as negative but this really is an interesting book. Even though I have listened to it I plan to read it at a future date. I prefer the mystery but for those of you that like love stories you will be pleased to know that's included. One thing I really liked about it was how the author was able to be descriptive without using an abundance of unnecessary words.

  • American on Purpose

  • The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
  • By: Craig Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Craig Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946

In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabashedly Honest

  • By Diane on 12-09-09

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-25-14

What would have made American on Purpose better?

I found this under comedy so I thought it would be funny. It was boring. Around the middle of the book the accent started changing and it sounded more like someone trying to imitate him than him. It might have had something to do with the spanish accent he referred to though.

What do you think your next listen will be?

mystery

What three words best describe Craig Ferguson’s performance?

mediocre

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It helped me go to sleep.

Any additional comments?

There was to much talk about his drinking and drugs. We hear that all the time on his show. He should have put at least some positives and humor into it.

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