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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,576

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Gave me something to think about.

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

The book was repetitious and seemed disjointed, like I was listening to an abridged version of the book. However, I learned some valuable information.

  • Raspberry Danish Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband's assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross's car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reprieve for Mike and Norman?

  • By Marsha L. Woerner on 03-09-18

Better than I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Any additional comments?

I stopped listening to this series a few books ago because of the poor story lines and too many recipes. There are still too many recipes, and their placement in each chapter interferes with the flow of the book. The story has improved and I was happy with that.

  • Christmas Caramel Murder

  • By: Joanne Fluke
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal, Lisa, have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town's annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say "bah, humbug!" a Santa-size sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa's husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates' Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up, Phyllis is found dead in the snow - wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By NancyB on 11-10-17

Does not move series forward

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

Any additional comments?

If you read these books because of the on-going storyline, you can skip this one. It occurs before Hannah married. Sorry I wasted a credit.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Flatiron

  • The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It
  • By: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
  • Narrated by: A. Savalas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City. The Flatiron Building was built by the Chicago-based Fuller Company - a group founded by George Fuller, "the father of the skyscraper" - to be their New York headquarters. The company's president, Harry Black, was never able to make the public call the Flatiron the Fuller Building, however. In The Flatiron, Alice Sparberg Alexiou chronicles not just the story of the building but the heady times in New York at the dawn of the 20th century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Audible, for producing this

  • By Philip Keay on 04-01-17

Couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

What was most disappointing about Alice Sparberg Alexiou’s story?

The topic is very interesting. However, the author included a lot of suppositions about what people thought. It didn't come across as well researched.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator mispronounced foreign words and her timing was off.

Any additional comments?

These comments are based on two hours of listening. Be sure to listen to the book before purchasing.

  • Double Teamed on My Honeymoon

  • Wedding Group Sex Encounters
  • By: Nancy Brockton
  • Narrated by: Poetess Connie
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Her new husband is everything she wants, and she loves that a chance coincidence allows for her to meet his best friend on their honeymoon. Things went a bit differently than expected, though, because instead of an introduction and a handshake, she gets two hard cocks, her first anal sex, and double penetration!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money or credit

  • By Caroline on 04-12-13

Don't waste your money or credit

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

Reviewed: 04-12-13

What would have made Double Teamed on My Honeymoon better?

The sexual portions of the book were mere descriptions of what was happening. There was no mention of the emotional or physical reactions. The narrator's style was also clinical, lacking inflection. The sexual aspects of the book were said in the same tone as everything else. NOTE: I couldn't finish listening to the story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nancy Brockton again?

Not without previewing the story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her delivery didn't change even when reading the sexual part of the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I can't answer this fairly because I didn't finish listening to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backstage Pass

  • Sinners on Tour Series, Book 1
  • By: Olivia Cunning
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,707

It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book... put into audio!

  • By Crystal on 01-02-13

Great Book, Great Series

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

Would you listen to Backstage Pass again? Why?

I have already listened to this book several times. The characters and story line kept my interest.

Any additional comments?

Each book focuses on one member of the band and is told from that person's perspective. The books should be read in order as the books build upon each other and cover some previous story line but told from another character's perspective. By the end of the series, I felt that I really knew these people. For some unknown reason, books 1,2,3, and 5 are currently available. Book 4 has an August 2013 release date.

  • Provenance

  • How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
  • By: Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo
  • Narrated by: Marty Peterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Here is a tautly paced investigation of one the 20th century's most audacious art frauds, which generated hundreds of forgeries - many of them still hanging in prominent museums and private collections today. Provenance is the extraordinary narrative of one of the most far-reaching and elaborate deceptions in art history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • reads like a thriller

  • By Andy on 04-26-10

Interesting & enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-10

A fascinating book on the art world and human nature. It is amazing the influence one person can have on others.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wiley CPA Exam Review Impact Audios

  • Auditing and Attestation, 3rd Edition
  • By: Anita L. Feller
  • Narrated by: Anita L. Feller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Wiley CPA Exam Review Impact Audios: Auditing and Attestation, Third Edition contains dynamic lectures on vital parts and modules of the new computerized CPA Examination including simulations. Completely revised and updated, the audios provide coverage of the new standards for fair value measurements, FAS 157 and the fair value option for reporting financial assets and financial liabilities, FAS 158.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much information for an audio book.

  • By Caroline on 08-12-10

Too much information for an audio book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-10

The information contained in the audio book is very comprehensive, but I found the audio book format ineffectual for learning the material. I did a lot of rewinding in order to grasp the concepts. I finally stopped listening. Make sure to check out the narrator before purchasing. She spoke too quickly for me.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Adversary

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In 1919, young couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley form a partnership, hiring themselves out as "young adventurers". Their first case, which involves finding documents, is more of an adventure than they expect, however. Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret documents when she disappeared five years ago. What they don't know is that a killer is targeting a sinister older woman because she knows all about Jane. And soon Tommy and Tuppence are themselves in grave danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage Intrique Romp

  • By Linda on 11-24-13

Don't overlook this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-07

I loved this book. It was refreshing to hear an Agatha Christie novel that I hadn't ready seen on tv and with new characters. I was kept guessing until the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in My Own Backyard

  • A Walk in Yellowstone National Park
  • By: Tim Cahill
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

From the author of such travel adventure classics as Jaguars Ripped My Flesh and Road Fever, comes an informative and entertaining travelogue through one of America's favorite destinations: Yellowstone National Park. On his several-hundred-mile trek across the wilderness, the author explores such natural wonders as glaciers and geysers, muses about the microbiology of thermal pools, and witnesses moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too repetitive

  • By Caroline on 06-13-07

Too repetitive

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-07

I found this book to be very repetitive especially with second part of the book being recycled material. The recycled bits were just thrown into this book without any consideration of deleting material already covered. There were a few interesting parts, but not enough to recommend this book to someone - or to listen to it again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful