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  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,040
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,969

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my Life!

  • By Peggy on 10-21-12

sticks in your head...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

Two years after buying this book, I find myself going back to it and listening to certain chapters over and over again, like the one about the man with the thorn in his arm.
It's not easy to narrate a book like this, I know that because I buy so many in this genre. But I thought this narrator was superb.

  • The Dorito Effect

  • The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
  • By: Mark Schatzker
  • Narrated by: Chris Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

In The Dorito Effect, Mark Schatzker shows us how our approach to the nation's number-one public health crisis has gotten it wrong. The epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are not tied to the overabundance of fat or carbs. Instead we have been led astray by the growing divide between flavor - the tastes we crave - and the underlying nutrition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought Provoking

  • By Skia Laurence on 10-08-15

Not for animal lovers

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

The detailed descriptions of animal experiments were too much for me to handle snd unfortunately the book is full of them.
A second issue are the scientific inaccuracies. for example, water distillation ie to make rose water IS very different than extraction (distillation) using chemical solvents because solvents will leave very tiny amounts of residue which can be measured by gas chromatography. he made the GC sound like a tool of the devil!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Barefoot in the Park

  • By: Neil Simon
  • Narrated by: Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment. In order to reach this "charming" dwelling, they must first climb six creaking flights of stairs. Once there, they find the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As much fun as the movie

  • By Allyvp on 11-24-07

Corie's performance knocked a few stars off

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

I loved the movie and I was looking forward to the play but I thought Laura Linney's performance wasn't up to par. She is flat (where happy is expected) to startlingly vicious during the fight scenes with her husband.
In the interview with the director which is directly after the play, he makes a point of mentioning more than once that Corie's character is supposed to be very strong. Strong is one thing, bipolar is another. Maybe my opinion is colored by Fonda's performance but I felt that Linney's over the top anger during those scenes made her unsympathetic and I found myself hoping the story would end with Paul marrying someone else and Corie on meds or in an anger management class.


  • Twelve Angry Men

  • By: Reginald Rose
  • Narrated by: Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG....I loved this dramatization!

  • By Debi Ursery on 04-06-12

makes you think long after its finished

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

I liked the fact that the first guy to have doubts was so timorous. it would be incredibly difficult to stand up to 11 angry men. lots of little life lessons.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Worst Ideas Ever

  • A Celebration of Embarrassment
  • By: Daniel Kline, Jason Tomaszewski
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 717

From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history’s biggest blunders. Whether it’s a pop culture failure or a political one, Worst Ideas Ever uncovers the ridiculous stories behind mistakes so huge, you’ll have to constantly remind yourself that they actually happened.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wears out quickly

  • By Sara on 04-28-14

Both fascinating and funny!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-14

This was an intriguing view of products that have failed for various reasons. What I found especially fascinating was the number of big companies that have come out with flops despite who knows how many dollars spent on R&D and market research. Each "idea" is covered in only a few minutes so the book is easy to stop and start. I thought the narration was excellent.
My only criticism is over the few political "ideas" which seemed out of place and revealed the author's bias. I always find these unexpected political homilies an unwelcome surprise; like biting down on a piece of broccoli in a mouthful of chocolate cake.

  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,026

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Truly a life changing book in the best way possibl

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

Reviewed: 01-28-14

I know how to spell possible but I ran out of characters :) I would give this book and "The Brain on Love" to anyone getting married because I think both are brilliant. This is the kind of book you have to digest slowly which is hard going with this narrator who speaks veryveryveryfast. Luckily you can listen to books at half speed on the audible app which I would recommend because if you have time to think while she is talking you will gain a whole new insight into your life and probably realize that the biggest thing that has ever held you back has been your own mindset.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Mother Was Nuts

  • A Memoir
  • By: Penny Marshall
  • Narrated by: Penny Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,800

her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen up - not to be read!

  • By GaylM on 10-17-12

The narration will make your ears bleed

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

Reviewed: 01-22-14

I've never heard anything so awful. The story was interesting but I couldn't bear to listen to more than 10 minutes at a time before I was overcome with irritation at her delivery. She reads her own life story with less enthusiasm than someone reading a grocery list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Depression Cure

  • The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
  • By: Stephen S. Ilardi
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of 21st-century life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than a counselling session!!!

  • By Catherine on 10-02-16

Excellent book. Truly very helpful.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

This is a great book on a very dry subject. It was full of very sound, practical and "do-able" advice. Only wish the narrator had been someone else. He sounded like Rod Serling of the Twilight Zone.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Tears of the Giraffe

  • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe must contend with the hostility of her fianci's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the arrangement. Then an American woman asks for help to learn the truth behind her son's disappearance in Africa, and Mma Ramotswe has all the troubles she can handle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tender tale, sweetly told

  • By Barbara on 08-30-05

Lisette Lecat raises a superb book to sublime!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

I have never heard such a wonderful performance. Everything about it was absolutely perfect. I bought the entire series because I loved her narration so much. I think she could make the Yellow Pages sound entertaining.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mansfield Park

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Fanny Price, a poor relation of the rich Bertrams, is reluctantly adopted into the family, to be brought up at Mansfield Park, where she is condescendingly treated. Only her cousin, Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities. Fanny soon falls in love with him, but Edmund is, unfortunately, drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Monotone narration.

  • By Jenny on 06-19-08

Awful narration ruined one of my favorite books.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

Terrible narration. She doesn't distinguish between the voices of different characters so it's hard to tell who is speaking in a dialogue. Definitely choose another narrator because the book itself is wonderful.