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Roleigh Martin

Reno, NV
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  • Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail

  • By: Inga Aksamit
  • Narrated by: Allie Wagner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

An honest account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is captured in this lively trail journal. Celebrate her joy as the beauty of the High Sierra in California is slowly revealed, feel the comradery of trail friends she meets along the way, and sympathize with her when all she wants is for the trail to end. Along the way — hikers of all ages — but especially mature hikers, will see how she and her husband met challenges head-on, lightened their load, planned meals and managed daily logistics for more than three weeks on the trail. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've hiked it 10 times yet enjoyed this book!

  • By Roleigh Martin on 01-05-18

I've hiked it 10 times yet enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I listened to this book having hiked the John Muir Trail 10 times myself. I nevertheless found the book a very informative and entertaining telling of doing the hike. The narrator is very good and helps the story along. I am familiar with Inga's other writings as she is very active in the various High Sierra hiking groups (as so am I). Her book is as informative as her excellent writings but I must say the book is more entertaining on top of it, perhaps because she has more time to go over the material with the audience. I felt very much back on the trail listening to her book, she is able to place the reader on the trail with her writing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eat Stop Eat

  • Intermittent Fasting for Health and Weight Loss
  • By: Brad Pilon
  • Narrated by: Gregory Diehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Thousands of books have been written about the unique benefits of intermittent fasting and its ability to help people lose weight and improve health, but Eat Stop Eat was one of the first. Far from being just another fad, Eat Stop Eat is your indispensable guide to the latest science behind using intermittent fasting for simple yet effective weight loss, without unneeded complexity or the need to deprive yourself of the foods you love to eat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Content yes- barking dogs and background noise no.

  • By Lydia on 11-03-17

This is the best Intermittent Fasting book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I listened to Brad Pilon's original book about 4-6 years ago whenever it came out and it made a major impact on my life. I've read nearly all the I/F books but Brad brings in the most scientific research in a very consumable manner. His first audiobook was a DIY and the quality of the production was poor but this one on Audible is absolutely top-notch and the production is great. I really enjoyed listening to this updated version about 10 times more than the first edition.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,063

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greaney sets the bar even higher.

  • By JACKIE on 02-17-17

The Gray Man Series is 1 of the best, all of them

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

I wish Mark Greaney did not do so much ghost writing for dead author estates. His own series is better than any of the ghost series he writes. The time between Gray Man novels is quite long due to Mark ghost writing. Bummer. His fans need to pressure him to focus on his own series.

  • Escaping the Evil Clown

  • The Alcohol Illusion - Extended Edition
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Craig Beck is known as the Stop Drinking Expert because he helps people to see the truth about alcohol. The shocking reality that is hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of the marketing and our own self-created social conditioning. In this specially extended edition of his Alcohol Illusion series, Craig explains how you are not your addiction. You are not weak willed or broken. Alcoholism affects millions of people regardless of their gender, location, intelligence, or social standing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More convincing than competitive books about this.

  • By Roleigh Martin on 10-31-17

More convincing than competitive books about this.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

I just finished listening to Alcohol Lied to Me and Escaping the Evil Clown audiobooks. They are the best books I've heard yet on dealing with alcohol. I gave up alcohol this spring for 3 months after listening to The Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr because I wanted to lose 25 pounds before I went on a 7 week backpack hike (and I did lose the 25 pounds, alcohol weakens my appetite will power and I put on weight if I drink). I did my 7 week backpack this summer but did drink once every 8 days when we had a zero mileage day and resumed drinking after finishing the hike but in the 2 months since then I've gained 7 pounds and wanted to give up drinking again to keep the weight off and I'm on day 11 of abstinence now. Beck's audiobooks are much more convincing than Carr's book and this time I plan to make it permanent. I know I can go without alcohol as I do it for 7 weeks every summer on my annual backpack hikes. I do really appreciate the author explaining everything the way he does though. I did not realize about the 24 hour withdrawal urge (it explains it perfectly, 24 hours after giving up wine is when I want it again the most). Also I'm glad to know that after 2 weeks, one doesn't really have that withdrawal urge anymore. I'm also glad to have the mental image of how horrible alcohol is by itself. The author is right, I'd never drink it straight. And the realization that alcohol kills cells (that's why it's used to sterilize things) is a powerful image. I do want to 100% eliminate alcohol from my life the rest of my life though as I know it's the best way to live a healthy life and save money too. Not only will one save money on alcohol not bought but also on about 30% less food bought as one without alcohol does not eat as much. PS, I'm 68.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Alcohol Lied to Me: The Intelligent Escape from Alcohol Addiction

  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

You can stop drinking today... No need to declare yourself an alcoholic. No group meetings or expensive rehab. No humiliation, no pain, and no "will power" required. Alcohol Lied to Me has already helped thousands of people to escape from alcohol addiction. Newly updated, this third edition of the audiobook includes two new chapters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More convincing than competitive books about this.

  • By Roleigh Martin on 10-31-17

More convincing than competitive books about this.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

I just finished listening to Alcohol Lied to Me and Escaping the Evil Clown audiobooks. They are the best books I've heard yet on dealing with alcohol. I gave up alcohol this spring for 3 months after listening to The Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr because I wanted to lose 25 pounds before I went on a 7 week backpack hike (and I did lose the 25 pounds, alcohol weakens my appetite will power and I put on weight if I drink). I did my 7 week backpack this summer but did drink once every 8 days when we had a zero mileage day and resumed drinking after finishing the hike but in the 2 months since then I've gained 7 pounds and wanted to give up drinking again to keep the weight off and I'm on day 11 of abstinence now. Beck's audiobooks are much more convincing than Carr's book and this time I plan to make it permanent. I know I can go without alcohol as I do it for 7 weeks every summer on my annual backpack hikes. I do really appreciate the author explaining everything the way he does though. I did not realize about the 24 hour withdrawal urge (it explains it perfectly, 24 hours after giving up wine is when I want it again the most). Also I'm glad to know that after 2 weeks, one doesn't really have that withdrawal urge anymore. I'm also glad to have the mental image of how horrible alcohol is by itself. The author is right, I'd never drink it straight. And the realization that alcohol kills cells (that's why it's used to sterilize things) is a powerful image. I do want to 100% eliminate alcohol from my life the rest of my life though as I know it's the best way to live a healthy life and save money too. Not only will one save money on alcohol not bought but also on about 30% less food bought as one without alcohol does not eat as much. PS, I'm 68.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • In His Image

  • The Christ Clone Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James BeauSeigneur
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A human has been cloned from cells harvested from the Shroud of Turin. Although the adoptive father raises the baby, Christopher, as an ordinary child, the boy soon realizes that he has a special mission in life. As this clone of Jesus grows to adulthood, he focuses on fulfilling what was foretold for the end times. But in a complex modern world, can he walk the path of the Messiah? In His Image is a gripping combination of inspirational and science fiction that has achieved special status as a contemporary classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to hear the sequels

  • By Alan on 07-26-12

Great read but it's confusing because of reissue

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

This book was removed from Audible recently and it was re-issued this week as "revised and expanded" without any information provided about whether the revised edition is required to be read before continuing onto volume 2 and 3 of the series. It would be nice if Audible let customers purchase this "revised and expanded" version at a discount if one purchased the original one.

The novel was very interesting and I want to hear the rest of the series but am confused as to whether or not to repurchase this "revised and expanded" version.

  • Captain

  • By: Thomas Block
  • Narrated by: Thomas Block
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Thomas Block has created Captain - his most ambitious, intricate, and action-packed aviation tale yet. It is a chilling and all too real story about a routine Trans-Atlantic airline flight that suddenly turns absolutely insane. In the doomed airliner's cockpit, inside the passenger cabin, and on the ground, a complex array of characters have been propelled at jet speed into a sudden and frantic race for survival.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great author, horrible narration though

  • By Roleigh Martin on 09-19-13

Great author, horrible narration though

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

Reviewed: 09-19-13

The author narrates this book, it sounds like he did it at home in an echo chamber. It is too painful to listen to the whole book. I want to stop 5 minutes into the book. I love the author's writing and his other book, Mayday, is one of my favorite audiobooks, but it was by a professional narrator and professionally done and produced. I gave the story 5 stars because Audible forces one to rate the story in order to give the audiobook a review.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,015

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Do not get audiobook until sequence problem fixed

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

Reviewed: 10-20-12

I have listened with great pleasure to every Ken Follett book and love John Lee as a narrator. But this exact version of the book, do not buy, as the other reviewer, Dave, said. The audible version I got ends the book at the end of part 3 of 4 download files. Part 4 resumes the story somewhere in the middle but it seemed like something I heard already. It is a massive failure on audible to do any Q/A at all on this download. It is very frustrating now, for I have heard the end of the book but ended up missing 7 hours of the book. I really want my money back on this purchase. In about 5-7 years of audible purchases I have only encountered one other similar problem and that was 2-3 years ago. Wait until Audible fixes the problem before you get your copy. Confirm with them the problem is fixed. If by chance the problem is already fixed then I am upset with Audible for not having emailed me that they fixed the problem and that they had a replacement download,.I am going to place a support ticket seeking credit for my purchase.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful