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  • Absurd-but-True Animal Stories

  • By: Kyla Colby
  • Narrated by: Jeanie Talbot
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

This collection features more than 15 cute, newsy, and fun animal stories! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd-but-True Animal Stories

  • By Gabrielle on 01-16-19

Adorable

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

What a fun cute book. This book would appeal to any age. It is a short book but packed full of laughter and great info and great stories. It is sectioned off by different stories and so if you can't listen in one sitting it is easy to listen to just one at a time. Jeanie Talbot does a wonderful job of narrating this adorable book. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave and honest review.

  • A Knack for Embarrassment

  • By: James D. Beers
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Follow the author and his family and friends in their rollicking adventures as they sled down the dreaded Sleddin' Road, ride in a Volkswagen Rabbit that smokes more than a steam locomotive, and practice "Premeditated Bear Situation Thinking" while out in the woods. Just try not to laugh as you hear about the cutthroat cookie-decorating contest of Christmas 2007 or as the author guinea-pigs his younger brother in a game of spit wads. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Q & A for A Knack for Embarrassment

  • By Maximus on 01-17-19

Okay

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

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I found Chris Brinkley to do a great job of narrating this audiobook. I kept thinking I am so glad I didn't grow up with a crazy family like this. Having grown up without brothers might have been a good thing. Maybe because I didn't live through things like this is why I didn't find it fall on the floor laughable. That said it was a good listen. James Beers is a great story teller. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • The Agora Letters Volume 2: Five Historical Murder Mysteries

  • By: Clay Boutwell
  • Narrated by: Clay Boutwell
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

It is 1890. In the twilight of his years, Carl Brooke records his reminiscences as a member of the Agora Society. Each letter describes the society's involvement in solving a crime, often coming to the aid of Captain Barnwell of the Boston police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Mystery Short Stories

  • By Susan C-K on 01-15-19

Okay

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
I see that most reviews are 4 or 5 stars. I thought I would just love this series but I had a really hard time getting into it. It is not a bad story but just not one I loved or want to explore more. So please give this book a chance and make up your own mine. The narration for this book was done by the author and I did enjoy his voice very much.

  • Growth

  • Using Gardens to Change the Self and World
  • By: Chirag Patel
  • Narrated by: Chirag Patel
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Collected herein are a series of gardening columns (written for the local newspaper), tips on companion planting and permaculture, and short stories of our in-school gardening projects that’ll give you a rounded idea of how to operate your garden as a space for growing, whether that’s veggies and wildlife or confidence and education. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything Good Comes From a Garden

  • By Teresa on 01-12-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
I enjoyed listening to this book very much. It is a series of gardening columns for a local newspaper. My only problem was the local area was not mine :-( I listened to this book as I was gardening in my own yard and learned a lot. This book is more than just telling you how to garden or what to plant. The book has some short stories about teaching kids in schools to garden and how that not only helped the kids but the community they lived in too. One of the short stories tells of a man who took upon himself to clean up an area that was just the local dumping place. This reminded me of what Malcolm Gladwell talks about in his wonderful book Tipping Point. That is when you clean up an area people treat it better.
This audiobook is read by the author and that is always a big plus for me. I am so glad I was gifted this book.

  • Lady Justice and the Mystery Mansion

  • By: Robert Thornhill
  • Narrated by: George Kuch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Walt and Maggie purchase a run-down mansion with plans to restore it to its former grandeur, not knowing that every previous owner had suffered a terrible tragedy due to a centuries-old curse. During the restoration, the mysterious mansion reveals dark secrets that have been hidden away for decades. As restless spirits and hidden corpses are found, Walt and Maggie fear they may become the next victims of the evil curse. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE this series!

  • By Suzan on 01-06-19

I LOVE this series!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Once again I am amazed by the talent of Robert Thornhills writing. This book takes on a little different story line but oh so wonderful. Walt and Maggie buy an once grand old mansion. The mansion is in great disrepair . Maggie sets out to get a history of each of the previous owners and Walt finds himself having to deal with their sometimes sordid pasts. George Kuch once again is the fantastic voice of Walt Williams. George is a wonderful narrator of this story line. I am so addicted to these stories.

  • Accelerated Learning Techniques

  • Your Guide to Learning Faster, Saving Time and Improving Your Memory
  • By: Liam Anderson
  • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

From linguistics to psychology, accelerated learning is an exciting approach to learning that allows you to learn as effectively and efficiently as possible. Ideas and skills that would previously take weeks to learn can be learned in days. This is the art of accelerating learning. It is possible for one to become aware of how they learn and then take complete control. Knowledge that would normally take months to learn can be learned in weeks. Learn more about accelerated learning in this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Techniques

  • By Aron chase on 11-29-18

Not what I would use

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I had a really hard time with this audiobook. I was grateful that the book was short. I don't think I would ever use this knowledge. Jim Johnston is the narrator and I liked his voice but I did not think it was the right fit for this book. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • A Little Princess

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe first enrolls his little daughter Sara in Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies, she is set to become the school's show pupil. But tragedy soon strikes: Captain Crewe passes away after losing his fortune, and young Sara is quickly forced into servitude by the cruel Miss Minchin. To make it through her long days as a drudge, Sara imagines herself secretly a princess, and along the way learns to treasure true friends and the kindness of mysterious benefactors. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Story

  • By Shannon G on 01-08-19

Took me back to childhood

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I was transported back to childhood with this audiobook. I had never read this story but had seen the movie many times growing up and always loved it. Shiromi Arserio is simply wonderful as the narrator of this lovely story. I was gifted this audio book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

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  • The Science of Self Talk: How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence and Stop Getting in Your Own Way

  • Positive Psychology Coaching Series, Book 18
  • By: Ian Tuhovsky
  • Narrated by: Randy Streu
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

We all speak to ourselves on a daily basis. Whether it’s out loud or an internal (or infernal) commentary, we all practice self-talk, and how we speak to ourselves can have a significant effect on our emotions and subsequent actions. Mindfulness expert Ian Tuhovsky explains how we can rewrite the script when it comes to our internal communication. Through a series of simple exercises for use in daily life, you can understand your own self-talk in order to change the conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • simple effective useful

  • By Alberto Kullovitz on 01-10-19

Everyone should listen to this book

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Wow this should be listened to by everyone. This book is all about changing the way you talk to yourself. Now you might say I never talk to myself but you would be wrong. You may not even be aware of it and most likely it is a negative voice. I live in a world with many family and friends being more negative than positive with me. So the last thing I need is to be negative with myself too. I found this book to be very easy to listen to and ably. Do you know a teenager? Get them this book someday they will thank you. Randy Streu is the narrator for this audiobook and his voice is perfect for this audiobook, easy to listen to and follow. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • Outside the Lines

  • Forensic Handwriting Series, Book 6
  • By: Sheila Lowe
  • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

What should have been a routine afternoon on the witness stand for forensic handwriting expert Claudia Rose turns into a shocking assault that leaves her bruised and bloodied. Following on the heels of a series of other traumatic events, the attack sends Claudia to the brink of a breakdown. Her fiancé, LAPD Homicide Detective Joel Jovanic, learns of the attack while leading a homicide investigation into a mailbox bomb.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh new twist on a crime story

  • By Ricardo on 01-19-19

Great Cozy

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Sheila Lowe does a wonderful job of writing this series. I enjoy these stories. Sheila is a real-life forensic handwriting examiner. I especially enjoyed the insights provided into how handwriting analysts work and the details of handwriting that provide clues to the writer's personality. Anna Crowe does a excellent job of narrating this book. I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

  • Killer Transaction

  • Cindy York Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Bruns
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. But her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off - or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent first book in real estate cozy series

  • By Julesy on 01-13-19

Fun Cozy

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

This is the first in a series new to me but won't be the last. This was a fun book. Cindy York is a struggling real estate agent. She has a loving husband and two great kids. She finds herself involved in a murder among other things. This book was narrated by Amy Deuchler and Amy does a wonderful job of bringing this story to life. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful