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Archer, FL, United States
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  • 25
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  • The Edge of Lost

  • By: Kristina McMorris
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,594

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter - one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island - has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible story.

  • By GB on 04-06-16

A well-done journey

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

Any story leaving you wanting a bit more at its end because you loved the tale is a good thing. The narrator was excellent and added to the experience. In all, well done and I would recommend to others.

  • Creative Confidence - The Missing Link in the Law of Attraction

  • By: Leslie Riopel
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

There is a secret code hidden deep inside of you and it may very well be the missing link in the Law of Attraction. While there may be other books on the Law of Attraction - none of them elaborate much on the idea of "creative confidence". Many of us have trouble "imagining" or getting into that space in our minds, where thoughts become things. The problem is it is hard to "imagine" yourself happy, if you don't really know what it feels like to be truly happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good step-by-step processes

  • By Rebecca on 06-06-15

Good step-by-step processes

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

The book have some new ways to get your mind in the right space. I definitely will be applying the practices.

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  • What Every BODY Is Saying

  • An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,732

Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

  • By Cynthia on 07-06-13

Interesting info - stilted narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-26-12

I'm sure the author is very knowledgeable about the subject of the book, which helped to overcome how poorly the book was read. The narrator was so stiff in his reading that parts that were meant to be humorous came across as dry, mechanical and totally un-engaging. Still, I listened through to the end as I love insight into how to better read people.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,198

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

Fun, quirky listen

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

Reviewed: 07-07-12

We all know a significant part of how well you enjoy a book is how well the narrator performs it and Ray Porter did a great job. Beyond that, the story had enough twists and turns to keep it fun. Sometimes you could anticipate where the story was going, but it happened in such a way that you were happy to see you were reading the characters right. Definitely built some great tension at the end. Will look for more by the same author and narrator.

21 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • Love, Rosie (a.k.a. Rosie Dunne)

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Moira Quirk, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Childhood friends, then high school buddies, then long-distance confidantes, they barrel forward with their lives on sometimes parallel, occasionally intersecting, and often divergent paths. Yet the paths are always there, well-trod and deep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully performed...

  • By Victoria Jechart on 03-18-05

Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-22-11

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book and the back and forth messages. The narrators did a good job of conveying emotions that had me laughing and even a shedding a few tears. Good light listen.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,314
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,331

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-11

Truly enjoyed this book. Great narrators, great story line. Would recommend to all.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,526

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

One of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 01-30-09

I've had this book (actually, the series) for years and love it every time. It keeps you engaged with rich plot and interesting characters and the performance is well done.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Talking About Sex

  • By: Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • Narrated by: Doug Bellitto, Annie Silver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

It's Katie Peterson's job to be a mouthy DJ, but being mouthy just got personal. Jess Harkins has started construction on a 60-story office tower next to Katie's quaint local radio station. She'd hate his building anyway: Who needs another high-rise? But Katie especially dislikes having her view blocked by the guy who turned down the chance to be her "first". So it's time for a little payback.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good book.

  • By Sandra on 02-10-06

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-06

Didn't even listen to the whole thing because the back and forth between and male and female readers, each doing multiple voices including each others, was so distracting and poorly done. Especially didn't like the woman's voice when she was trying to sound like different women's characters. The effect of one was like listening to an absurd cartoon character, which was both annoying and distracting from the story line. The premise of the story could have been interesting, but the voices lost me too early to ever know.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful