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  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,004

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

Full of Wisdom and moments of Joy

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This is the first drama I've had the pleasure of listening to. A great pleasure it was. I enjoyed this story about various people who journey to see the 'holy' man to gain wisdom and insight for his/her life. What we see unfold is people finally stopping the business of his or her mind long enough to take a look around and...enjoy life. Enjoy people. It was also neat to heart the back stories to all of those staying with Joe aka the 'holy' man. This was truly a delightful and thoughtful listening experience. Thanks to Audible for listing it as and end of the year gift.

Mature content: none (no sex, language or violence)

  • Pope Joan

  • By: Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die - Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exceptional in historical content and storyline<br />

  • By rose on 01-19-18

Powerful! Great Historical Fiction!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I was recommended this title by my family. This is why I love historical fiction! So much research was done by the author who pays attention to detail. We follow the life of Joan from birth to Papacy. I appreciated the note from author at the end sharing her thoughts with the reader.

From very early on, Joan knew she was different. She didn't know why, but she knew she must follow her passion for learning. Author Donna Woolfolk Cross, takes us on an amazing journey into the inner walls of the early church in 830 A.D. She doesn't sugar-coat anything. The tapestry she weaves of Joan's life is breathtaking, heartbreaking and amazing.

Award-winning narrator Barbara Rosenblat never disappoints. She skillfully performs this title with grace. She is a joy to the ears. I look forward to listening to this title again and again.

  • Hurt Road

  • By: Bruce A. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Cindy Piller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

When his parents are killed in a car crash, Detroit teen Hank Goodman finds himself in the last place on Earth he ever wanted to be: Crosscut, Louisiana. Quickly tiring of the place and his aging grandparents, all Hank can think about is leaving. Until he meets the beautiful Becky Rayburn. Hank starts to settle in and just when things seem to finally be going his way, he is hit with even more bad news. Devastated, he accepts a visiting uncle's invitation to come and live with him in Colorado.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable Clean Read ;-)

  • By 🌸DARA on 03-07-19

Life and Love

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This is my first book by author Bruce A Stewart. I will gladly grab more. I enjoyed the characters and the overall story. We meet a young boy who is about to have his life turned upside down. We follow him into adulthood and the lessons he's learned along the way. Hank Goodman learns what family means and eventually comes to appreciate the one who's been right by his side the entire journey. This story has love, loss, mystery and overall great storytelling. This title was under Inspirational Fiction. It didn't disappoint.

Narrator Cindy Piller was very pleasant to listen to. She is clear and articulate. Her storytelling style was a perfect fit for this title. I found myself immediately whisked into the story and anticipated the next opportunity to listen. Thank you for a wonderful listening experience.

I received a free copy of this audiobook. My review is voluntarily offered.

Mature Content: none (no sex, language or graphic violent scenes)

  • 21 Day Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting for Rapid Weight Loss

  • Ketogenic Diet Plan: Get in the Zone to Detox, Reset and Cleanse Your Body, Burn Fat and Maintain Your Goal Weight
  • By: Lisa Scott
  • Narrated by: Deborah Fennelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

So many diets work for a short while, but then you pile all the weight back on. Not this one - the keto diet will help you lose weight fast, and the intermittent fasting plan can help you maintain your weight. And you can see results in just 21 days! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CAN"T WAIT TO TRY IT!

  • By G C on 02-07-19

Yummy start to a new way of eating...for me

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Nicely laid out with history, approach and plan. Very informative. I appreciated learning the history of the Keto Diet. The narration was beautiful. I really enjoyed Deborah Fennelly's voice. I have no problem repeating various sections of this book to catch pointers, tips or recipes. This one is going to stay on my listening device for a long time. Thank you!

I received a free copy of this audiobook. My review is voluntarily offered and honest. Thank you.

  • 11 Passive Income Secrets

  • How to Stop Dreaming Being Rich and Start Building Positive Cashflow
  • By: Phil C. Senior
  • Narrated by: Harry Roger Williams III
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Are you interested in pursuing your dreams of generating multiple streams of income? Are you tired of your regular eight-to-five job and looking for the best ways to grow your bank account bigger? One of the keys to getting rich and creating wealth is to understand the different ways in which income can be generated passively. Financial freedom is not possible without passive income. In order to understand how to become rich and create wealth, it's vital you know how to generate multiple streams of passive income.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Glimpse of Ideas

  • By Shannon G on 03-24-19

Perfect TO DO list

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I thought this was laid out very nicely. Each chapter let me know what was going to be covered. I found the information useful and a great place to start. This was a perfect companion to the Ultimate Tutorial for Generating Passive Income pamphlet. At first I was afraid I was going to get a repeat of information, but each of these pamphlets offered great ideas. A nice TO DO list or call to action. Thanks.

The narration was warm, clear and friendly. Mr. Williams was very pleasant to listen to.

I received a free copy of this audiobook. My review is honest and voluntarily offered. Thanks.

  • The Ultimate Tutorial for Generating Passive Online Income

  • Best Ways to Create Online Business and to Start Earning Money Online and from Home
  • By: Anthony Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kyle Wright
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Are you tired of the nine-to five hectic lifestyle? Discover the best passive-income strategies that everyday people are using to take back control of their time and make the most of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good jumping off point

  • By eris on 03-24-19

Very Useable Info

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I thought this was laid out very nicely. Each chapter let me know what was going to be covered. I found the information useful and a great place to start. This was a great companion to 11 Passive Income Secrets. At first I was afraid I was going to get a repeat of information, but each of these pamphlets offered great ideas. A nice TO DO list or call to action. Thanks.

The narration felt a little off. Almost like the approach was talking to children? Mr. Wright was very articulate and clear.

I received a free copy of this audiobook. My review is honest and voluntarily offered. Thanks.

  • Attack of the Turtle

  • By: Drew Carlson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Sanders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

During the Revolutionary War, 14-year-old Nathan Wade joins forces with his older cousin, the inventor David Bushnell, to secretly build the first submarine used in naval warfare.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique historical fiction

  • By J.S. Jaeger on 02-07-19

Wonderful Tale of Believing in Oneself

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I found this story to be a wonderful adventure about a grown man, David, discovering his purpose in the world and never giving up hope. It is also about a young teen, Nathan, who has allowed fear to direct his actions for much of his life. When this family comes together, they discover what courage really means and belief in each other.

This is really a great tale inspired by true historical events and the inventor David Bushnell and submarine pilot Ezra Lee. Narrator Stephen Sanders brings each of these characters to life with his performance. He fluidly handles the dialog between characters, who are of various ages and education. This was a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable listening experience.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the narrator/author. My review is voluntarily given.

Mature Content: none (no sex, language or violence)

  • Negative Exposure

  • Killer Shots Mysteries
  • By: Lisa B. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Karen Krause
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 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

After losing her fiance, friends, and job, Wendy Fairmont moves back to her hometown to lick her wounds and start over. But when she discovers the man next door may have been murdered, she's sucked into an investigation that isn't making her too popular with the new neighbors.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cozy mystery with a ghost-inhabited cat.......

  • By Katie on 02-01-19

Enjoyable Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

This is the first Cozy I have ready by Lisa Thomas and it won't be the last. I've got to find out the story of her brother now. Ms. Thomas creates a fun community of nosy neighbors and rivalries. I really enjoyed the mystery..it kept me guessing. I also appreciated how she set things up for more Cozies in Coscada, NM. yay!

Narrator Karen Krause was perfect for the snarky Wendy Fairmont. I snickered more than once at her shenanigans. Her inner dialogue will keep you wanting more. Ms. Krause hit all the punchlines and really captured the true essence of the characters. It was a fun listening experience. Thank you!

Mature Content - none (no sex, language or violence)

I was given a free copy of this audiobook by the author/narrator. My review is voluntarily offered and was not a condition of this gift.

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  • Gelato with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 8
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Amateur sleuth Sabrina Daley races to discover who is behind some disturbing incidents before her hometown of Treasure Cove becomes completely unhinged. Will Sabrina be able to uncover the truth, or will she become the next victim?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cozy Mystery for Hot Summer Days

  • By Teresa on 03-15-19

Fun Fast-Paced Cozy Mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This is the first book I've listened to by this author. Fun, personable characters and a well laid out cozy mystery. Awesome use of the short length for this story line to evolve. I really enjoyed Ms. Beacom's performance. She easily carried this storyline with a full cast of characters. Each person was distinctive and the storytelling was smooth. I wouldn't mind visiting Treasure Cove myself.

This is the first time, I was actually painfully aware of the 'person #1 said, person #2 said' banter. It was dizzying at times. I would recommend the author adapt the book for audio performance. Thank goodness, this wasn't done throughout the entire book or I would have stopped listening. Ms. Beacom's narration easily moved this story along and I always knew who was in a scene without the unnecessary declaration of who was talking. It would have made the entire experience 5 stars for me.

I was given a free copy via Audiobook Boom. This review is voluntarily offered.

Mature Content Warning: none

  • Learn Intermediate Spanish Bundle: The Ultimate Learning Intermediate Spanish Bundle

  • Lessons 31 to 60 from Learning Spanish Like Crazy Level Two
  • By: Patrick Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jose Rivera, Juan Martinez, Jessica Ramos
  • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

This learn intermediate Spanish bundle program will teach you how to speak authentic Latin American conversational Spanish. Using only native Spanish speakers, this program will ensure that you develop an authentic Latin American Spanish accent. This bundle covers lessons 31 to 60. This learn Spanish intermediate bundle also puts a major emphasis on improving pronunciation. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mastery of intermediate/advanced grammar

  • By orlandodb on 10-23-18

Great Pace and Beautifully Read

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I am enjoying the format. I like how each section builds upon itself. The multi-narrator dialog/conversation is also very nice. It makes the listener really feel like he/she is in a room of native speakers. Great job. I will have to pick-up the first 30 lessons to have a full set. I plan on listening to this again and again to keep up my speaking skills. This course is well worth it!

I was given a free copy of this audiobook via Audiobook Boom. This review was voluntarily offered.