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  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

  • How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
  • By: Margareta Magnusson
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 338

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner rather than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs listeners to embrace minimalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home like story, very vivid. I found it practical

  • By Natalie on 01-05-18

Only read this if you’re over 80!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Too preachy about what’s wrong with the world today, and very little useful guidance IMO. Having listened to many great minimalist and decluttering books, anything else is a better choice.

  • Palace of Treason

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,225

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow and the Center, the headquarters of her service. She finds things worse than when she left. She despises the men she must serve, the oligarchs and crooks and thugs of Putin's Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington's most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's inconsistency

  • By Bruce P. Woodward on 10-23-16

The new Clancy!!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

With sex...and recipes? Love this series, great action, suspense, detail. Going back for more Bobb novels. Just got part 3, so I’ve got to leave this review and get back to it😁

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,905

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy Saucy Spies

  • By Mel on 06-13-13

Amazing Plot and action!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I loved this book, and was continually surprised by the twists and turns in this great suspense novel! A worthy return to the new Cold War ...on to the second in this series 😁

  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life

  • Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
  • By: Dana K. White
  • Narrated by: Dana K. White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best decluttering book out there

  • By G. Wright on 02-28-18

Great Workable path to minimizing stuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This is a great, common sense approach to getting rid of all that extra stuff that invades my house and, I swear, multiplies in the dark! I love the author’s voice and inflection, like listening to a friend that knows me well. Super for preparing to move from a house I’ve been in 20 years.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Place Called Freedom

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,082

This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

  • By Georgia on 08-28-15

Reminds me of Outlander, minus time travel!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Interesting history points on Scotland and slavery. Another reason to appreciate our ancestors who came to America and made it work!

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,701

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story... good overcomes misogyny

  • By Sher on 06-15-17

A More Sophisticated Nora!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I really enjoyed this; the depth of characters and wonderful family connections. I haven’t read her in several years, and I recall more of a “bodice ripper” style. This is Western, human, and truly engaging.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,755
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,610

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Amazon! Here’s your first sci-fi series/movie!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

An amazing follow up book from the author of The Martian! Set on the moon, lots of physics, chemistry, and fun! Told from the standpoint of an unlikely hero; this is suspenseful , hilarious, and enormously entertaining.
Amazon, put this into video production, PLEASE 🤞🤞🤞

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good As Gone

  • By: Amy Gentry
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,943

Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic - but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worse than a waste of time

  • By Wayne on 12-10-16

Don't read this if you have daughters...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-17

and you want to sleep at night after hearing this story! Great suspense, human characters, flawed but surviving. Well written and complicated chronology, but serves a purpose in the story. Will keep an eye out for Amy Genry's future work.

  • The Cold, Cold Ground

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,171

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a stunning book

  • By Alan on 01-17-12

Interesting take on the 80's "Troubles"

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Great main character! Depth and detail on the Northern Ireland of the Thatcher era. Great story, lots of twists...my second by this author, and I'll be looking forward to the next one!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All the Winters After

  • A Novel
  • By: Seré Prince Halverson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,264

Kachemak Winkel never intended to come back to his hometown of Caboose, Alaska, where his family died in a plane crash 20 years earlier. When he finally musters the courage to return and face his painful memories, he's surprised to find a mysterious young woman living in his abandoned house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ambivalent

  • By Bonnie on 04-21-16

Beautiful story and setting

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

This was a wonderful story, like a visit to Alaska, a new friend, and forced a look at my own life. I'm too much like Catch in the beginning...as are many of us. Definitely looking for Sere's next book 📚!