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  • Refinery29 Money Diaries

  • Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Your Finances...and Everyone Else's
  • By: Lindsey Stanberry
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Lindsey Stanberry, Gibson Frazier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Does it feel like you’re never going to finish paying back your student loans? Do you spend more on coffee per month than you put into your 401(k)? Do you avoid looking at your bank balance because it’s easier to live in denial? The first step to getting your financial life in order is tracking what you spend. Featuring valuable advice on how to get rich (and afford life in the meantime) from a handpicked team of female financial advisers, Refinery29 Money Diaries will empower you to take immediate control of your own money.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Diaries, questionable advice

  • By Kim on 09-12-18

Great suggestions but too much profanity

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

This definitely gave me lots to think about but I was annoyed by the profanity. Perhaps I’m a bit sensitive but as a person who doesn’t use profanity I also don’t like hearing it. I get that the target audience are millenials but we don’t all curse or refer to stocks as being “sexy.” Putting that aside the book made me more conscious of my spending and helped me examine my financial goals.

  • Call the Midwife

  • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,142

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've listened to this year

  • By Richard on 06-12-13

Lovely and intriguing but...

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

I love watching Call the Midwife on PBS and was not disappointed by the audiobook. But there was one chapter that I found to be a bit graphic. The description of what a young prostitute experienced were too graphic for me. I suggest editing out that portion for young readers/listeners.

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,664

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

I highly recommend

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

Reviewed: 09-26-13

Would you listen to The Light Between Oceans again? Why?

Yes. Not only is The Light Between Oceans beautifully written, but Noah Taylor did an excellent job of bringing the story to life. The subtle changes in his voice as he becomes different characters is perfectly performed. I felt like I was watching/listening to a movie that I didn't want to end!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't decide between Tom and Isabel. They both become so real and are such complex characters.

Which character – as performed by Noah Taylor – was your favorite?

Lucy

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

Yes and no. Yes because the novel kept me in suspense, wanting to know what happens next but no because of how long it is.

Any additional comments?

This was my first audio book and I am sure it will not be my last!