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  • Bright Line Eating

  • The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
  • By: Susan Peirce Thompson PhD
  • Narrated by: Susan Peirce Thompson PhD, Tanya Eby, Mel Foster, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

Over 99% of people who try to lose weight don't succeed. They don't get slender and they don't stay slender long term. The average dieter spends a significant amount of money and makes four or five new attempts each year. Four or five new attempts each year with almost no hope of success. Only 1% of people will get down to their goal weight on traditional diets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for weight loss

  • By FromTheOzarks on 09-05-17

Simple, scientific, strict for REAL weight loss

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Blown away by this book and this plan. I absolutely loved her story, her science, and this plan. I love that she's honest and talks about her failures and restarts, her family and the effect this slightly radical eating plan imposes on her life. More than anything, this works. It is NOT easy. It IS effective. Weight loss based on eating real food that you KNOW is good for you just makes sense. And I love that it is based on science from someone who has a PhD in the field. I'm so sick of celebrities and pseudo-scientist urging you to cut the stuff you know is good for you out of your world all the while telling you how easy it will be if you only buy their brand of candy bars or shakes composed of multi-syllabic chemicals that truly don't exist in nature. This isn't an infomercial. You don't have to buy anything else just follow the bright lines. Please don't mistake this for easy though. If you want to toss your world upside down, do this. It's fascinating how quickly that tossing will become your new normal and how quickly you'll get on the road to feeling free and finally in control.

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed humor

  • By Bree Salyer on 07-31-18

My doctor would hate my blood pressure!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Just a barrel full of adventure of far fetched fun! Adult story about so many desperate characters that pulls at your heartstrings and assaults all of your senses and keeps you on the edge of your seat. No clue what kind of mind would come up with a story this bizarre, but can hardly wait to find out. LOVE THIS!!

  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,330

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just some comments

  • By Wayne on 02-01-19

And into the light!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This is a case of a great writer showing off and a brilliant narrator bringing written words to life! Great book building on all the background from the previous Orphan X books without replaying every relationship. I like the previous ones, but this one is an on the edge of your seat thriller wrapped into over the top technology, touch your heart characters, and heart pounding action! If you haven't read the previous books, I might start there, but if you want the absolute best of the series and one of the best action/adventure espionage novels written in the last few years - - here is where you want to end up - - just a brilliant example of the genre.

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  • Connections in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel

  • In Death, Book 48
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895

Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads - and they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering - whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support. Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together. He’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! For once, nothing about Eve's childhood!

  • By M on 02-06-19

Great addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Not a lot of romance, even less sci-fi, and a visit from old friends means this was a superior addition to the In Death series of books. Still not sure why they heck this is supposed to be set forty years from now (and still not convinced there will be hotels and jails on other planets), but sticking with the cop angle, this brought back many of Dallas and Rourke's "family" that we've come to love. I must say that having listened to this narrator give some offensive versions of what she thought urban Black people sounded like, i was prepared to obliterate her - - but she toned it down and actually sounded like she wasn't narrating for Gone with the Wind. Interesting topic of gangs and their hold over neighborhoods, addiction, and explanations that I thought rang true for how kids come to those ends. Well done.

  • The Colors of All the Cattle

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the city council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Jean on 11-15-18

I never tire of hearing from Precious...

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Less detective and more personal lives are explored in the latest doings from Botswana. Precious and Grace and Charlie are highlighted in this one, and it's always good to see when lesser characters are starting to grow in importance. Don't hesitate to greet them all for a cup of tea at the shop. I so love this series.

  • Transcription

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088

In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying two days!

  • By Wendy on 09-30-18

Took a LONG time to warm up

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I'm sure if I had another book in the wings, I wouldn't have finished this one. I was pretty bored and ready to move on when about half way things began to gel and make me want to continue. This interesting but low intrigue story after it gets started can keep your attention on an unlikely spy during the daring WWII era. Getting to the good stuff sooner (in other words, a better editor) would have made this much easier to enjoy from the beginning. Thank goodness for a good narrator, or all would have been abandoned and I would have missed what turned out to be an interesting take on this time in history.

  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,312

Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This audiobook answers this question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brené's Work Has Changed My Life

  • By Maximus on 01-12-19

Life changing perspectives inside this book!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

It took me a long time to find Brene' Brown and I don't intend to ever think of my work life without consulting her again! Brilliant, honest, funny, factual, and ALWAYS something to make you just turn the book off and ponder the challenges she places before you. She is so brave to have her open book life help to serve as an example of how we as workers, parents, leaders, and people can truly foul things up - - and how to fix them. This should be a must read for everyone going into business. Our lives and our organizations would be better for it.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76,751
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,923
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69,523

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

The American success story

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Humble, honest, forthright, real. I have always admired her, and this book just explains how much hard work goes into being what, from the outside, seems like an effortless , brilliant, beautiful, driven person bent on helping to improve the world. The grace and good nature of this woman makes me understand why so many people will forever consider her one of our greatest first ladies - - I just think of her as one of our greatest role models. This is a must read that is even better as a must listen. #michelleobama #firstladies

  • Lethal White

  • A Cormoran Strike Novel
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,678

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 22 hours of the last week

  • By Jennifer on 09-27-18

Love this series!!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

And now I wait impatiently for the NEXT Cormoran Strike book. I am a huge fan of this series, this author (duh), and this narrator that so effectively delivers the characters with all their flaws, feelings, and frustrations on full display. This is the best of the series so far, but it would help to have read the intro books to really understand how we've gotten to this mystery so artfully delivered. Love these books! #greatseries #UK #curmudgens #favoriteauthors

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,958

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Unique setting, unique voice

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I can't think of another book that has so successfully made the place where it is set such an integral part of the story. The marsh is a character inseparable from the other people whose lives are chronicled here. The main character is completely fascinating, if not completely believable, but who cares...it's fiction for goodness sake. This is just another in the Southern characters profiles that fascinates and provides a story you wouldn't have thought of unless it was on paper. Totally new place and fascinating new author. #newauthors #southern #strongwomen