LISTENER

Melanie Horton

Altadena, CA United States
  • 15
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 17
  • ratings
  • The Most Powerful Goal Achievement System in the World

  • The Hidden Secret to Getting Everything You Want
  • By: Mike Pettigrew
  • Narrated by: Mike Pettigrew
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Whether you want to achieve your life's biggest goals, get more done, eliminate stress and burnout, or dramatically increase your sense of joy, confidence, and fulfillment, this audiobook can help you to achieve it faster and more simply than you may have ever thought possible. Each of the seven steps are easy to understand and put into practice. They are also supported by background material that helps you appreciate the importance of each step.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great information and structure for achievement

  • By Melanie Horton on 02-26-19

Great information and structure for achievement

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Loved listening to this book. The author had a charming Irish accent and a clear strong voice. His pacing is excellent as well.
I do think if you put into practice the steps he outlines you will see results!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Killer Collective

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry - a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.” Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All of Eisler's key characters together

  • By Wayne on 02-03-19

Couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Loved the story and the characters. There were some aspects that were very disturbing but they were supposed to be and really supported the characters motivation.
I highly recommend it if you like action and suspense.

  • The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

  • How to Live Fearlessly, Seize Opportunity, and Make Each Day Memorable
  • By: Peter Hollins
  • Narrated by: Peter Hollins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Your comfort zone provides the safety and security of being tucked into bed. But in that safety, you accomplish nothing, experience nothing, learn nothing, and end up with nothing. It's a trap, and you need to get out. Life is for living, not merely existing. Which are you doing? The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone is not a motivational "rah rah" book. It is not 10 different versions of "just do it" or "live, laugh, love." This book is a little different. It is a deep look, backed by science, into what keeps us from doing what we want, when we want. This book answers the question: how do you gain the confidence to consistently break out of your comfort zone to accomplish any goals you have? You'll learn what actually matters, and what to stop wasting your time on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good practical advice

  • By Melanie Horton on 01-14-19

Good practical advice

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Good advice and explanation given for our limiting behaviors! I will listen again, probably several more times.

  • Kill Creek

  • By: Scott Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,108

When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country's most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won't be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt will become a fight for survival. The entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them a part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • UNUSUAL PREMISE, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING

  • By Linda Likes to Learn on 12-02-17

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I struggled a bit at first to get into the story but as it progressed, I became totally engrossed.
If there's a sequel, I'm in!

  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,085

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe - who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Darn it

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 03-25-16

GOOD STORY

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Story was good but not great. I was surprised by the ending though. I think it kind of dragged and could have been better paced.

  • The Murder House

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444

Number Seven Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful, gothic exterior hides a horrific past: It was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously predictable.

  • By Betsy on 10-02-15

Really Good Story

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

The story built up kind of slowly but once it got started it was really good. The characters were well developed and held my interest.
I thought I had it figured out but the twist at the end surprised me.
Very enjoyable!

  • Coming Clean

  • By: Kimberly Rae Miller
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Rae Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475

Kim Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a tidy apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. You would never guess that Kim grew up behind the closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house, navigating between teetering stacks of aging newspapers, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk festering in every room - the product of her father’s painful and unending struggle with hoarding. In this moving coming-of-age story, Kim brings to life her rat-infested home and her childhood consumed by concealing her father’s shameful secret from friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's Like a Car Wreck...

  • By Elisabeth on 02-09-14

Extraordinary!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

A moving story of the unfailing love and devotion a child has for her broken and struggling parents. It is a triumph of the authors will to survive and rise above her party and simultaneously continue to care for her parents as she always has.
There were moments in this book when I thought I wouldn't be able to finish it. It was heartbreaking and cringe inducing. But I'm so glad I continued.
The authors narration was perfect and for the first time I had real insight as to what it's like to live with a hoarder. I cheered for her at the end and applaud the hard won successes they all managed to achieve.
A must read!

  • Forever Odd

  • An Odd Thomas Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,788

He's the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet, an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there's so much more to any of us than meets the eye, and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead, it's something that just happened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed Koontz

  • By Sittingduck on 12-27-05

Great Read (listen)

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Admittedly I struggle with audible books. if the narrative voice characterizations don't resonate with me I just lose interest. Thanks narrator was very good and the voices were also good. but I particularly liked his Odd Thomas voiced. great story. very enjoyable.

  • The Last Thing She Ever Did

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,107

The community along Oregon's Deschutes River is one of successful careers and perfect families. For years, up-and-comers Liz and Owen have admired their good friends and neighbors, Carole and David. They appear to have it all—security, happiness, and a beautiful young son, Charlie. Then Charlie vanishes without a trace, and all that seemed safe is shattered by a tragedy that is incomprehensible—except to Liz. It took one fleeting moment for her to change the lives of everyone she loves—a heartrending accident that can't be undone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I just couldn't get into it....

  • By Michelle on 01-09-18

Riveting Story

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

The story was so compelling but I feel like I would've enjoyed reading the actual book more. Though the narration was good I found the different character's voices a bit distracting and kind of redundant. I would have preferred the narration without the attempt to distinguish the characters by changing the sounds of their voices.
The story was heartbreaking and outlines the terrible things that result from bad choices and the resulting impacts to so many people. A lie has a ripple effect goes far and wide with often devastating consequences.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fixer

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,860

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

  • By shelley on 12-30-16

Meh...

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I really couldn't get into this story. I wanted to but I just did not like the narrator's voice or her character voices. Maybe for me it would be better to just read the book. I kept falling asleep, then having to go back to the last chapter I could remember. It was frustrating.