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Red Deer, AB, Canada
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  • Wintergirls

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Jeannie Stith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives.Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - thin, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting

  • By AudiobookWorm on 08-11-13

Did not capture my attention.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I bought this book a long time ago for a girl I was dating. I tried to listen to it all. The narration is kind of lame. It's not the narrators fault, it's the book itself. Just a single first person narration of the troubled life of a first world teenage girl. :/

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone

  • What Were We Just Talking About?
  • By: Jacquette Dale, Rick Cusick, Fritz Allhoff
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Useful for neophytes

  • By Stephen H. on 10-21-16

More of a documentary than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I don't know what I was expecting when I bought this book. I didn't really enjoy it. If you're into the whole legalization politics movement you might appreciate it more.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

  • By: J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: J. Rufus Fears
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

History is made and defined by landmark events-moments that irrevocably changed the course of human civilization. They have given us: spiritual and political ideas; catastrophic battles and wars; scientific and technological advances; world leaders both influential and monstrous; and cultural works of unparalleled beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun course but Professor Fears is not for everyone

  • By Quaker on 11-04-13

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

As with all the Great Courses selections, this was a great choice. I purchased it right after another history one that seemed to flow into this topic. I wasn't disappointed. I strongly recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Each lesson in Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Effective

  • By Justin on 03-28-13

Pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I recommend getting the whole 1-30 lessons in one go but if you go this route, it's a pretty good introduction.

  • The Lonesome Gods

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather. Johannes Verne was soon to be rescued by outlaws, but no one could save him from the lasting memory of his grandfather’s eyes, full of impenetrable hatred. Raised in part by Indians, then befriended by a mysterious woman, Johannes grew up to become a rugged adventurer and an educated man. But even now, strengthened by the love of a golden-haired girl and well on his way to making a fortune in bustling early-day Los Angeles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Oater

  • By Richard on 04-06-11

Louis Lemor's finest!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

This book is amazing. I've read the paperbacks and listened to the audio several times. The narrator here is great! Caution: You might not be able to stop listening until the end.

  • The Adventures of the Mountain Men

  • True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, and Survival
  • By: Stephen Brennan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120

The “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, and spending most of their days and nights living and camping out in the great unexplored wilds of the Rockies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for boys

  • By Mrs. C on 05-12-14

Pretty good entertainment here!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I don't have too much to say about this book other than it delivered what I expected. A nice, casual, easy to listen to audio book that was quite entertaining and inspired feeling of adventure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,095

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Loved the movie and the book.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I quite liked this book. I bought this after seeing the movie and I thought they went together just fine. Like any movie though, the book offers a lot more content and, just simply details that are not present or at least not so obvious in the film.

  • Russian Level 1

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Russian Level 1 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly Effortless!

  • By Patrick Waugh on 05-08-14

Great learning method!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I'm not so sure of this is the best sort of thing for brand new speakers, I mean, yes it will teach you the basics easily enough. You'll be able to get by in Moscow by the end of these 30 lessons. I find it most useful as a refresher, every few months or so. Either way, give it a shot.

  • Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

  • By: Valerie Fridland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Valerie Fridland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

In these 24 thought-provoking lectures, you'll investigate how social differences based on factors such as region, class, ethnicity, occupation, gender, and age are inseparable from language differences. Further, you'll explore how these linguistic differences arise, and how they both reflect and generate our social systems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like nails on a chalkboard

  • By R.B. on 04-08-15

A lot of knowledge packed into this class.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

First of all I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this in a previous review but I'm quite excited about the fact Audible is offering these Great Courses selections.

Anyway, the narrator is OK here, but the real gem is the content itself. If you are, were, or are someday considering studying English literature I strongly recommend this course!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Rotten in Denmark...

  • By Carole T. on 08-23-14

A but dark, but good overall!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

This is a pretty good book. I've read the paperback edition. It's got all the usual tells of a mystery novel and if you're into that sort of thing this could be a pretty good choice for you.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful