LISTENER

carrie

Los Angeles, CA, US
  • 16
  • reviews
  • 24
  • helpful votes
  • 16
  • ratings
  • Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

  • A Novel
  • By: Sonali Dev
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own nonnegotiable rules: Never trust an outsider, never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations, and never, ever, defy your family. Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now, she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Retelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-19

Pathetic

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

The writing is juvenile and so melodramatic I couldn’t finish it. Every scene is manufactured nonsense. And if possible the horrible narrator makes the writing seem even worse. Impossible to listen to!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Watchmaker's Daughter

  • Glass and Steele, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Start to Historical Fantasy Series!

  • By LilMissMolly on 01-16-17

Bad writing and bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This book was so badly written. Slow and full of completely unnecessary detail and boring conversation - and the language wasn’t good enough for that. A total flop. The narrator was horrible too - omg her American accents were so horrific! Stopped half way through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,740
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,703

Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Frances Hampton on 01-09-19

Absurd

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Bad writing, bad narration and a bad story. The whole thing was rubbish - unbelievable and boring. I couldn’t finish it, not even to find out the ending.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Custom of the Country

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Edith Wharton stands among the finest writers of early 20th-century America. In The Custom of the Country, Wharton’s scathing social commentary is on full display through the beautiful and manipulative Undine Spragg. When Undine convinces her nouveau riche parents to move to New York, she quickly injects herself into high society. But even a well-to-do husband isn’t enough for Undine, whose overwhelming lust for wealth proves to be her undoing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot recommend a better narrator!

  • By Esther on 07-29-12

Undine the unscrupulous.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I like Edith Wharton and her style of writing but in this novel it was so difficult finding any sympathy at all for this ninny of a heroine. She was a shallow, childish, gold digging idiot who got what she deserved. The narrator is as fabulous as the writing however!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,483

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Are we turning the corner....

  • By jaga on 06-07-18

Bad writing and too political

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Unfortunately Hari’s writing is so bad it makes it hard to finish the book. He is so repetitive and runs off on personal tangents, so much so that his point is often lost. He has some good ideas - nothing scientific though. He makes some good points about anti-depressants and big pharm and some good social points too about the cause s of depression but his political points of view - fantasy really - should have been left out of he book. It made it very hard to take him seriously. Also his narration is horrible. He swallows his words and speaks too quickly in almost a mumbling tone. Not worth my time in the end. All of the ideas here could’ve been more condensed - half the length really.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • This Naked Mind

  • Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life
  • By: Annie Grace
  • Narrated by: Annie Grace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422

This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had a total “AH-HA” moment. 🤔

  • By DezHankins on 01-09-18

Repetitive with no prescription.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I think I heard her say the same things over and over again in slightly different ways about 100 times. Stuff that we already know by the way. But she never offers a prescription. It seems like she expects us to make the jump to being joyful about an alcohol free life by merely pointing out the negatives and misconceptions about alcohol - that most of us know already. This lacks any really useful content. There are better books out there on this subject for sure. Essentially she’s says that everyone who drinks at all is an alcoholic or a future alcoholic and we just need to realize the negatives about this substance to wake up and quit as a result of this new understanding. She is saying it seems that spontaneous recovery - which does exist but is very rare - is the only way and that all you need to accomplish this is to see the truth about alcohol. Is she kidding?

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Reach

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216

Detective Lena Adams is the only suspect in a murder in Georgia. One hundred miles away, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver finds out that his young detective has been arrested. Jeffrey's wife Sara has no patience for Lena or her dramas. Fighting a malpractice suit, the last thing Sara needs is to see Jeffrey playing Lena's knight in shining armor. Lena has leapt into an underground world of bigotry and rage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, clever mystery...

  • By Chip Atkinson on 08-01-13

Boring and slow with intolerable narration.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I like Karen slaughter but this one was so bad I couldn't finish it. The story is definitely below par for her - the crime/detective part could have been told in about an hour. The rest is filled up with contrived, repetitive and drawn out and boring romantic interludes between Sarah and Jeffry. There were really no good narrators in this Grant County series but Joyce Bean is the absolute worst. She has monotone voice and she is bad at accents.

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,935
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,902

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Living Right on 08-16-10

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Good story and great narrator! Already downloaded the next book in the series. Looking forward to it.

  • Wired for Love

  • How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
  • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
  • Narrated by: Michael Hinton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

Wired for Love is an innovative guide to understanding your partner's brain and enjoying a romantic relationship built on love and trust. Synthesizing research findings drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, this audiobook presents 10 guiding principles that can improve any relationship.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No PDF = 1 star

  • By Maker on 04-08-18

Useful information - bad narrator.

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

The information is useful but the performance is horrible. Hard to finish. You can get pretty much the same information in "your brain on love" in a shorter amount of time and it's read by Stan Tatkin himself.

  • No-Drama Discipline

  • The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will change the way you parent!

  • By Mark Anderson on 05-15-15

Only for very minor problems!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I was hoping to get more help with teens - this book is really for parents of very young children. I think the biggest problem discussed was whether to give you child the gummy bears she wanted for breakfast. If you're facing any real-life difficulties with an older child or a teen this book is useless. Maybe worth reading if you are a brand new parent.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful