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Nashville, TN
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  • A Desperate Fortune

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682

For nearly 300 years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.... Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Nancy Lindquist on 10-11-16

Yelling narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Any time something mildly exciting happens in the book, the narrator starts yelling and reading twice as fast. It's super annoying.

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  • Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be
  • By: Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter
  • Narrated by: Marshall Goldsmith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751

In business, the right behaviors matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He Doesn't Disappoint

  • By Catherine S. Read on 08-18-15

Another great book by Marshall Goldsmith

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

I like that this book not only reinforces the messages and methods of self-improvement from his previous books, but also guides the reader to identify triggers in the environment prohibiting lasting and meaningful improvement. Marshall's narration is a bonus as well. It makes the book more personal. If you've never seen him speak in person or had a chance to speak with him directly, I highly recommend it. He's very engaging and down to earth.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Ashfall

  • By: Mike Mullin
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

For Alex, being left home alone for the weekend means the freedom to play his computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to search for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Corey J. Polesel on 08-30-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

If you could sum up Ashfall in three words, what would they be?

Well written & researched.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Darla. She's a problem solver and resourceful. Often in these end-of-the-world books, authors don't create problem-solving characters. It's super frustrating.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did listen all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

My only complaint is that the rest of the series is not available on Audible yet. :)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful