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  • The Celestine Prophecy

  • An Adventure
  • By: James Redfield
  • Narrated by: Jesse Corti
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

The Celestine Prophecy, a compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, is a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life - and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. This work has come to light at a time when the world - and you - need it most.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but I didn't like the voice

  • By Dean on 02-19-03

It's OK-nothing special

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

I wanted to be wowed by this book but I wasn't. I suppose it was ok but I didn't get much out of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 17 Lies that Are Holding You Back and the Truth that Will Set You Free

  • By: Steve Chandler
  • Narrated by: Steve Chandler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

"It's who you know." "I don't have time." "I'm too old." "That's just the way I am." These crippling statements deny our power to change our lives. In this program, the celebrated author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself teaches you how to stop telling yourself these lies that prevent you from being your best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Content

  • By Sonscope on 09-18-06

Do yourself a favor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

and get this book. The content is great, very helpful. The narrator could be a little more animated but he's passable. It's a good solid book with good solid advice.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,629

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By R. Baker on 05-25-05

A better listen than a read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

I've had this book for years but could not get past the first several pages. I tried it as an audio book with much more success. I truly appreciate this book and the lessons within. It's a good read, I reccommend it.

98 of 106 people found this review helpful

  • UltraMetabolism

  • The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
  • By: Mark Hyman
  • Narrated by: Mark Hyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

No wonder it's so hard to lose weight, our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it's a matter of survival. It's embedded in our DNA. Our diet has changed dramatically over the past ten thousand years, but our genetic blueprint has not, our bodies are not designed to process the types of food we are fed today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ultra Metabolism

  • By Jill on 06-17-06

Now this makes sense

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

I liked this book but I wish there were more resources for how to employ the advice given in the book. The author often says "consult your doctor" but truth is, I think my doctor is not quite cutting edge to know about this stuff yet.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Funny Thing Is...

  • By: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Narrated by: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Frank on 01-03-05

That actually wasn't so funny

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

Ellen needs an audience or you need to read this book to yourself. This book is written and delivered like a stand up act but it's got no energy because there is no audience. This book is one of those books you need to read, not have read to you.

  • The Mothman Prophecies

  • By: John A. Keel
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 381

West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare that culminates in a tragedy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community. And journalist John Keel, arriving to investigate the freakish events, soon finds himself an integral part of an eerie and unfathomable mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart, compelling, disturbing

  • By Marc on 05-01-05

I'm terrified of aliens

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

So I read this book to conquer my fear. It all seems so fantastic, I'm not sure I can believe (which really helped with my fear of aliens) I like the narrator and the subject kept my interest. I had never heard of this before and have not seen the movie. He is an expert at building conspiracy theories. I do wonder if it's true or if he's just a bit touched.

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  • Self-Made Man

  • One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again
  • By: Norah Vincent
  • Narrated by: Norah Vincent
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65

Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me) and Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed), Norah Vincent absorbed a cultural experience and reported back on what she observed incognito. For more than a year and a half she ventured into the world as Ned, with an ever-present five o'clock shadow, a crew cut, wire-rim glasses, and her own size 11 1/2 shoes, a perfect disguise that enabled her to observe the world of men as an insider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged

  • By Holly on 09-25-11

How can such an interesting topic be so boring?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

I am dissappointed in this book. It sounded like an interesting read and I exercise while I listen to books so it was a surprise when this one made me want to go to sleep. I think it's her voice, she conveys no emotion whatsoever, it sounds like a robot and that makes it hard to believe she could interact with the people in this book so effectively. She sounds bored and unimpressed with her experience and by extension she has made me bored and unimpressed with it as well. I also don't like the level of manipulation she employs to "research" this topic. To me it's a simple justification for sadistic interactions with strangers. I think she is lacking in character and I don't like her book.

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,501

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

An Excellent Adventure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

I really enjoyed this book. It was so entertaining and vividly written. The person who read it was top notch. I tried to find other books he'd narrated but to no avail. I liked the characters more than the plot and in some places the plot lost me but overall I wish I had more books like this one. I loved it.

  • A Piece of Cake

  • By: Cupcake Brown
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing , Brutal, Inspiring

  • By Kim on 07-02-10

FANTASTIC

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-06

This book is inspiring without being preachy. I really appreciate the authors honesty. It was a great read but painful in places because of her horrible life situations. The narrator is one of the best I've heard (I heard a sample of the one read by the author and it didn't sound as good, go with the unabridged read by Bahni Turpin and you'll have a better experience). Well worth the money and time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Confederacy of Dunces

  • By: John Kennedy Toole
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,105

The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done

  • By Jon on 09-18-05

So glad it's over

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-06

This book is excruciating. It was a challenge to finish because of the horrible narration coupled with the lack of plot. All these characters had were problems, unsolvable problems because they were all too lazy and selfish to fix anything. It was a frustrating read. Someone please invent a time machine so I can reclaim my mispent 16 hours. Who cares if it won the Pulitzer. It's tremendously tedious.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful