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  • French Women Don't Get Fat

  • The Secret of Eating for Pleasure
  • By: Mireille Guiliano
  • Narrated by: Mireille Guiliano
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox"; how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Listen

  • By Melissa on 01-27-05

It's working for me!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-05

I enjoyed the book, especially the author's narration and charming stories. Across the past eight weeks or so, I have also lost 12 pounds following the plan. One key, I think, is to follow the suggestion of having yogurt for one meal and, of course, watching portion size. I love this book! My only regret is that the audible.com version is abridged and that the recipes are missing.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Pattern Recognition

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 601

Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market-research consultant. In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment: to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet. An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and anybody who can create that kind of brand loyalty would be a gold mine for Cayce's client. But when her borrowed apartment is burgled, she realizes there's more to this project than she had expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Unabridged

  • By Laura on 10-11-07

Wordy and a failed attempt at being hip

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-05

I've read books by Gibson and other cyberpunk fiction authors and enjoyed them. Unfortunately I found Pattern Recognition to be unpleasantly wordy and shallow. That said, I only slogged through the first hour of it, and another reviewer has indicated it improves to 'fair and middling' later on. I'm posting this review as a cautionary note, as I've been delighted with every other Audible purchase I've made.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful