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  • Salt Sugar Fat

  • How the Food Giants Hooked Us
  • By: Michael Moss
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is all too real, and YOU are the victim.

  • By Michael on 03-03-13

Eye Opening!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

A definite must listen. Will change the way you view what you eat forever. So glad I listened to this.

  • Still Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,812

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super-rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than 2, not quite as good as 1

  • By Dr. Mary Young on 02-02-18

Yet another winner for JoJo Moyes!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I could not stop listening to this book! I'm obsessed with this series and recommend this to everyone! The story brings so many different emotions to light just as it did with Me Before You. It's surely not as sad but there are moments of anger, laughter and sadness that you can't help feel when listening to Still Me. Reader was great and played each character wrll, despite the occasional transition of accents. 6 stars in my book for sure!

  • Try Not to Breathe

  • A Novel
  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Katharine McEwan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106

Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Kathleen Ammon on 02-28-16

could not stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

From start to finish this book will keep you on your toes. The introduction of each character was well done and performed nicely. Story had lots of twist but not too much that you lose the storyline. A must read! And if you have a long trip planned this would be a great listen with 80 total chapters!

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,853

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

riveting and perfectly narrated

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Not only was the story riveting but the narrator did a fantastic job to pick doing all the characters in the book. A great listen with a wonderful story and ending.

  • The Arrangement

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Dunn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,075

Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a 200-year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic whose verbal ticks often sound like a broken record, and 17 chickens, at last count.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Teresa on 05-16-17

really good read!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

surprisingly good and could not stop listening to. So relatable in the world we live in today in regards to the marital arrangement. I would definitely recommend for a good listen to anyone interested in this particular topic. The synopsis does not do this book justice. Give it a listen. You won't regret the time you took to do so.

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  • The Circle

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,897
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,252
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,270

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

  • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

Interesting...

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Performance was good and narrator played characters well. Story was interesting to say the least but I wasn't a fan of the ending. Left me hanging.

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  • Thirteen Reasons Why

  • By: Jay Asher
  • Narrated by: Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,322

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Ideal Audio Book

  • By Diana on 01-10-11

Good story but frustrating...

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Performance was great and story was good but it was a bit frustrated with the story. I don't want to seem unsympathetic but it seems so many things could have been avoided. Her association was the problem but she kept asking for it. I don't know....it was a good read at the least...letting kids know of signs within their peers and how bullying can truly cause more issues than what is intended.

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,167

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST AUDIBLE BOOK EVER .....GRIPPING and UNEXPECTED

  • By Trisha on 03-06-18

You will never see it coming!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

What an amazing listen! I never saw the plot twist coming. As I was thinking it was a little far-fetched the author took it to another level and just blew my mind away! Definitely would recommend for a great psychological thriller (for anyone that enjoys that genre.)

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,889
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,996

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

Her Best Yet...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

I struggled to finish this book. Not because it was bad, rather because of the intensity of the topic. Prejudice is one and racism is another but when you take the extremity of the two and isolate it into one story, you begin to experience emotions that you never thought existed within your soul. I have always been a big fan of Jodi Picoult and her books but this by far was her best yet. In my opinion, listening to the audio book would be best to get the true feeling of each character. The performance drawn out by each narrator really captured the intensity of the situation each of them were under. A very well written book despite the topic of hate.

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,376

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, yes, but mostly just frustrating

  • By De Plume on 07-31-17

Suspenseful and kept you wanting more

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

I enjoyed listening to the narrator read the book. She did a fantastic job. Ask for the story it was suspenseful and kept you wanting more yet was a bit predictable. There is a few times where I knew what was going to happen next. But nevertheless it was a good read.

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