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Mucho Macho

Sacramento, CA, US
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  • Year One

  • Chronicles of The One, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,691

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like The Stand you’ll wonder why you didn’t just re-read that

  • By Kit C on 12-20-17

couldn't get into it

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I usually love her books but for some reason I just couldn't get into this one. the beginning or first chapter was somehow disconnected with what else was going on in the book

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,162

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sticking it to the Man

  • By Mel on 11-11-17

My favorite recipe for bananas

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

It's very straightforward, just follow the direction. leave the bananas a bit lumpy and if you run short of ripe bananas use applesauce

  • The Christmas Room

  • By: Catherine Anderson
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Maddie McLendon hasn't had a new relationship since the loss of her beloved husband two years ago. Broken by grief and desperate for a new start, Maddie moves to Bitterroot Valley, Montana with her adult son and her grandson. But despite the natural beauty of her new town, not every change in her life is a welcome one. Maddie's new next-door neighbor, Sam Conacher, used to be a pillar of the community, but he has driven old friends and new acquaintances away due to a recent heartbreak of his own. He seems to intrude on her life at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out very interest and exciting!

  • By Cara on 11-13-17

an excellent Christmas love story

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

the story was easy to listen to and wasn't to predictable! I always enjoy this author!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,020

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

one of her better novels recently

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

Reviewed: 06-17-17

narroator was excellent and the story line wasn't predictable. I ajvent enjoyed a recent book from her so this was a nice surprise

  • The Fix

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,582

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter - a family man with a successful consulting business - and his victim, a schoolteacher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Ron Mcclarty?

  • By jason adams on 04-28-17

kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

usually I can guess what's going to happen by the middle of the book. I didn't see the ending& in a) the twists and turns on the book. my new favorite book of this author

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,622

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Kept my interest for sure!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

What made the experience of listening to The Chemist the most enjoyable?

The writers words bring the story to life, you feel like you are there. She also has a gift of keeping it relatable. Sometimes in this books things like guns, chemical weapons, thugs, it gets complicated and hard to follow, not this book. She kept you engrossed and it was easy to stay engaged.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the character of Daniel. He seemed to come alive after a time he was lost and seemed to have not much to live for. His compassion was a lesson we could all learn and benefit from

What does Ellen Archer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The writer is so gifted with the written word that Ellen's narration was liek icing on the cke

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

no idea! I leave creativity to those that have it...lol

Any additional comments?

Its funny that the author name sound familiar but I couldn't place it, but the synopsis intrigued me so I purchased without checking her out. Pleasantly surprised when I was done and looked for more of her work and found she wrote the twilight series. It's one of my all time favorites series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,912

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Andre M. Gorelkin on 09-04-16

excellent listen.

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

It took a bit to get into the flow of the book, as the author jumped back and forth between past and present, the flow wasn't always smooth. Eventually I figured it out and the rest of the book was much more interesting

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,642
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,253

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Incredible insight into what drives my story

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

What did you love best about Rising Strong?

Rising Strong is the first of the many books I've read on overcoming a negative highly emotional past event in life that helps journey through an event from beginning to end, in a way I could easily relate to my personal experience.

What other book might you compare Rising Strong to and why?

Her work and delivery of the material is very similar in style to Dr. Kevin Leman, whom I enjoy very much! They both have a very light approach to serious and sometimes heavy emotional material.

Which character – as performed by Brené Brown – was your favorite?

Brene Brown did an excellent job verbally performing her written work and the personal delivery made the content much more relatable. Her stories, spoken in her own voice gave much power to the concepts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were many places in the book that I stopped the playback and had to really process the information she was sharing because it was so relatable to my own personal experiences. Many times I would notice I had tears running down my face as I listened because she had pin pointed so specifically a reaction or story I had played out in my own life, it was relieving to hear that someone else had felt the same way and handled it as poorly as I had. Other times, I was able to chuckle because I had handled something so poorly and realized it wasn't the end of the world, there was a way back!

Any additional comments?

Rising Strong gives you a set of tools to use in your life right now, to start working through an issue from start to finish. It also left me wanting to go back and read her to other books she's written and mentioned in this book, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfections both have already been purchased!