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  • The Azure Kingdom

  • The Iridescent Realm, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Dare
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Alison Wescot inherited the antique store the day her mother died. It was nothing she wanted, but she couldn't part with it. The antiques inside were all she had left of her mother. She thought she knew every piece in the store, until one day she discovered a box with a key inside, along with a letter from her mother. A key to a door she never knew existed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Fantasy

  • By James on 11-14-17

Looking forward to the next book

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I love the relationship between these two. The story was great but I felt the characters needed to be more defined and there need to be more details provided about what happens between the two kingdoms...and I wanted more dragons though I’m sure that’s in the next book

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,799

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Excellent but so freakin sad

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I really couldn’t stop reading. the book was gripping but it was so so sad and dark. I still feel bad for them all of them

  • The Moses Deception

  • By: Stephen Mertz
  • Narrated by: Adam Jeffrey Hanin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

Archeologists Adam Chase and Lara Newton head an archeological dig in the mountainous, arid no-man's-land on the border of Turkey and Syria, sponsored by an eccentric billionaire recluse, Buckeye Calhoun, whose obsession is Biblical inerrancy. A hillman attached to the dig leads Adam and Lara to a stunning discovery in a remote cave: a hidden ancient fragment of the tablets shattered by Moses upon his first descent from Mount Sinai.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Cinda on 09-03-17

Such an awesome story!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I knew I would like this from the first chapter:) Action packed, excitement and lots of twist and turns keep me with headphones on while I did my weekend stuff.

I hope there is more:)

  • You 2.0

  • Stop Feeling Stuck, Reinvent Yourself, and Become a Brand New You
  • By: Ayodeji Awosika
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Do you wish life came with a "do over" button? Are you in desperate need of change, but fail to act when it comes to actually changing? Do any of the following sentences sound like you? What if I told you that you didn't need tons of willpower to change the direction of your life? What if I told you that a few subtle shifts in the way you think could mean the difference between staying stuck and living the life of your dreams? Don't worry. This book won't tell you to simply "set goals" or "dream big!" Those words sound nice, but they don't actually change anything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different then most self help books!!! Loved it

  • By Stefanie on 09-25-17

Different then most self help books!!! Loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

Ayodeji is not your typical know it all self help book author. This is what I found the most interesting from this book. He lives it! Listening to this was as if I was talking with my best friend who was giving me advice. Not one of those just do ABC and your fine,. The author allows you to decide what fits for you. He provides guidance and suggestions but its up to you.

My only complaint is that it was too short!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Liespotting

  • Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
  • By: Pamela Meyer
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 329

People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Book is a Lie

  • By Reader on 10-19-12

such a great book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

this book was so wonderful to get lost in:)
it had all the i enjoy in a good book. i love how the story goes to past lives!


  • Brother Dust: The Resurgence

  • By: Steve Beaulieu, Aaron Hall
  • Narrated by: Scott Berrier
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Brother Dust, a changeling born amidst a sandstorm, has seen it all before. He's watched as the heavy imperial boots have crushed dozens of planets. Watched as their drills pierce the core of a world, slowly killing it while the natives are kept docile, and compliant with the gifts and pleasures the empire brings them from the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brother Dust

  • By trixie on 10-04-17

such a great book!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

its so wonderful to find a book with a story so different from all the rest! read it its a gem!

  • Dragon World: A Seers of the Moon Prequel

  • The Rise of Merlin, Book 1
  • By: Geraldine Allie
  • Narrated by: Paul Rogan, Punch Audio
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A young spell caster stands between the boundaries of the magical world, and the realm of dragons. Through a special bond formed from ancient magic and the life blood of the dragon, he will begin a quest that will be the beginning of a destiny that has awaited him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dragon World

  • By MANI on 04-01-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I absolutely loved this prequel . A good book with good characters . I can't wait to read the whole book!! It's going to be a good read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kaleidoscope Hearts

  • By: Claire Contreras
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano, Vikas Adam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 704

He was my older brother's best friend. He was never supposed to be mine. I thought we would get it out of our systems and move on. One of us did. One of us left. Now he's back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I'd turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me. He broke my heart last time. This time he'll obliterate it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Paula on 12-13-15

Such a beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Would you listen to Kaleidoscope Hearts again? Why?

yes.it was a great love story

What does Christy Romano and Vikas Adam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the narration was wonderful voices fit the personality of the caracters

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

one of my favorites reads this year

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

If you could sum up Into the Magic Shop in three words, what would they be?

meditation and the power of attraction taught to a young child. so for someone who's really not too familiar with the how-to of this genre it was great

What other book might you compare Into the Magic Shop to and why?

you are a bas ass

Which character – as performed by Dan Woren – was your favorite?

Ruth was definitely my favorite so intuitive and faithful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,027

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

life changer...REALLY

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes! this book made a huge impact in may life. So much of her advise resonated with me. Its a no nonsense, dont apologies for who you are and just be the best you you can be

What did you like best about this story?

love yourself was instructed in every chapter LOL

What about Jen Sincero’s performance did you like?

her sarcasm, he wit, her humor

What did you learn from You are a Badass that you would use in your daily life?

that I can do anything I put my mind to and to stop being so critical of myself. So much inspiration in this book

Any additional comments?

cant wait for her next book!