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  • A Year Without Make-Up

  • Tales of a 20-Something Traveler
  • By: Stephanie Yoder
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

At 25 years old Stephanie Yoder was already fed up with the monotony of 9-5 life. After much agonizing, she quit her stable desk job to backpack around Asia. During a year of travel through Japan, China and South East Asia she became a minor Chinese celebrity, was attacked by giant parrots and met the love of her life. In A Year Without Make-Up, Yoder chronicles some of her craziest adventures along with providing helpful tips and encouragement for others looking to make a life change.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a lot of info and too short.

  • By Lillith on 07-19-17

Not a lot of info and too short.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Save your money. Travel cheap. Be smart about your safety. Travel light. Vietnam and China have really good food. Beer is cheap in Vietnam. Now you don't have to read the book.

  • The Mistress of Paris

  • The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret
  • By: Catherine Hewitt
  • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Édouard Manet and inspired Émile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future King Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: She was no comtesse. She was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid backstreet among the dregs of Parisian society. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dry bio of Vanity

  • By BVerité on 12-29-18

Loved, listened to it three times.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

A strong, fascinating, brilliant, cunning and beautiful lady. Yes, I said lady. Would love to be a guest at her "five o'clocks."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,546

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incorrect charges of censorship.

  • By arye orona on 07-27-14

Ending was too abrupt...

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Might have given it five stars if it were not for the very abrupt ending. I plan to watch the movie now. Hopefully it does not leave me hanging as the book did. I did enjoy the narrator. His performance and voice was quite enjoyable.

  • Desiree: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon's First Love

  • By: Annemarie Selinko
  • Narrated by: Nicole Quinn
  • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Fourteen year old Desiree can't believe her good fortune. Her fiance, a dashing and ambitious Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised for battlefield success, and no longer will she be just a French merchant's daughter. She could not have known the twisting path her role in history would take, nearly breaking her vibrant heart but sweeping her to a life rich in passion and desire. A love story, but so much more, Desiree explores the landscape of a young heart torn in two.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning telling of a riveting story.

  • By bookworm on 08-29-12

Wow! Beautiful book!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

I have listened to this book three times now. That is how good it is. There are no slow parts and the readers performance was exceptional. I am a huge fan of Josephine Bonaparte and it was interesting to hear someone else's view of her and Napoleon.

Desiree considered herself stupid. I have to completely disagree. She was quick witted and was smart enough to think things through before acting. I have to say she was a bit naughty though calling one of her friends "horse face" and said another acquaintance had a "goat face.". Still though she was a kind, generous and sweet person.

If you have an interest in Napoleon and this era then I highly recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain Maker

  • The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise - from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells 10 to one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating science & suggestions for diet changes

  • By AudioAddict on 07-03-15

Loved it! This book is going to change my life!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Simply put.... Meet the new healthier, longer living me! A happy gut means a much healthier you.. This book explains why and how in easy to understand language.

  • Timeless Beauty

  • Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great
  • By: Christie Brinkley
  • Narrated by: Christie Brinkley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

From tips on which skin-care products really make our skin look younger to which foods cut inflammation to a fitness plan with easy exercises to keep us strong and our waistlines lean, Christie Brinkley draws on her years of experience maintaining her supermodel appearance to help listeners look and feel their youthful best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing!!!!

  • By kelle on 11-20-15

One of the BEST health/beauty books I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 08-21-16

A great read for young and mature ladies interested in looking and feeling beautiful. Christy shares some of her best beauty, health and well being tips with an up beat attitude and love for life. Being able to hear this book on Audible in her voice made it even better. Her zest for life is infectious. I sure do wish she was my neighbor. I know we would be the best of friends and would spend lots of time in the saddle together.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,512

Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crisis of Character

  • By Happy on 11-03-16

I dare HRC voters to read this!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

This book was incredible! I'm a retired LEO and enjoyed this book thoroughly! There were quite a few laugh out loud moments and gasps. Actually a lot of gasps followed by "what the hells", "what the f#@$" and "you've got to be kidding me!". These Clinton's are pure pieces of crap and that's putting it nicely. They are only out for more power. They are extremely greedy and not out to help the little people, only to squash them like little bugs. Oh, and the truth isn't in them.. They couldn't even define it if you asked them too. God bless you Gary Byrne for having the courage to write this book and share your experience with us all. And God help us if we are forced to experience another Clinton White House.

  • Napoleon

  • A Life
  • By: Andrew Roberts
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 32 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478

Andrew Roberts' Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a dynamo!

  • By Tad Davis on 01-16-15

Fantastic book on Napoleon.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

I didn't want it to end. I' m getting ready to listen to it again.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful