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Jacqueline W. Teachey

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  • The Complete Guide to Fasting

  • Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
  • By: Jimmy Moore, Dr. Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,021

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about - yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, REALLY Bad Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

Excellent and helpful book, terrible performance

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

The content of this book is fantastic. It was very helpful in getting me started on fasting. The tips, warnings, and strategies gave me all the information I needed to start a fasting regimen. However, the guy reading this book is monotone, dull, and sometimes annoying. Would not listen to anything else by him. But again, the actual content of the book is great.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,743

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Excellent. Challenging. Encouraging. Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Everyone should read this book, regardless of age, religion, or gender. It was challenging without being crushing and intellectual without being snooty. Very accessable and entertaining, too.

  • Caroline

  • Little House, Revisited
  • By: Sarah Miller
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

In the frigid days of February 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband, Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My childhood has been ruined

  • By BusyMommy on 05-09-18

A fun, nostalgic read!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I really enjoyed reading this. I loved these books as a girl and now that I'm married with my own two girls I definitely relate more to Caroline than to Laura. It does get long-winded at times (how much description of someone's breathing can there be?!), but it's a fun read. It helped to picture the actors from the TV show, too!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas

  • How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
  • By: Les Standiford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Told!

  • By JodyB on 12-01-17

Fascinating account of the classic tale

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

A fascinating account of the life of Charles Dickens, how he came to write his most famous and loved work, and why the work became timeless. Well written and well read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So, Anyway...

  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657

In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway..., John Cleese takes listeners on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman) to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cleese, the early years, in his own voice

  • By G. Beauchamp on 01-15-17

Hilarious, interesting, fun, and profound

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This book made me laugh quite a lot - I really enjoy Cleese's humor and found his stories interesting and entertaining. There are even some profound thoughts in there, particularly about the role of humor in society. I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Under the Same Sky

  • From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America
  • By: Joseph Kim, Stephan Talty
  • Narrated by: Raymond Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tugs at the heart strings

  • By Geo on 07-15-15

A pretty interesting read

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

I enjoyed reading this story, though after awhile it blends in with the many other stories of escaping North Korea. Still, it is a touching story filled with sorrow and hope.

  • The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story

  • By: Hyeonseo Lee, David John
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,174

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The grit it must have taken

  • By Lucy on 11-13-17

FASCINATING!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

A fascinating, well-told story about the life and escape of a young North Korean woman.

  • Long Walk to Freedom

  • The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • By: Nelson Mandela
  • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,929

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly honest autobiography.

  • By History on 11-17-11

Informative and thorough

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

This is an excellent read for those interested in the history of South Africa and the life of Nelson Mandela up until he became President. However, I should warn you it is very long, with quite a few dry parts to it.

  • Trust Me, I'm Lying

  • Confessions of a Media Manipulator
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,977
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736

"You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs—as much as any one person can."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trust me, it's worth the listen, and I'm not lying

  • By topsales21 on 09-10-12

fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-16

This was a fascinating book. Ironically there was nothing shocking to me, but it's a great reminder that you can't believe everything you see on the internet. In fact, you probably shouldn't believe MOST of what you see on the internet.

  • Shrinkage

  • Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me
  • By: Bryan Bishop, Adam Carolla (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Bryan Bishop
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

At 30 years old Bryan Bishop’s life was right on track: as the sidekick on The Adam Carolla Show, his career was taking off and, newly engaged, his personal life was soaring to new heights. Then he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Suddenly Bryan’s promising future was looking at a troubling schedule of radiation and chemotherapy. But having found refuge in comedy, "Bald Bryan" recounts his alternately heartbreaking and hysterical experience of cancer treatment and recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn funny. Especially considering the subject.

  • By Jim Dean on 04-29-14

Hilarious! Insightful! Helpful!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-16

What did you love best about Shrinkage?

I love the mix of humor with the serious - the bitter mixed with the sweet made it a very enjoyable read.

What does Bryan Bishop bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like hearing the story from the mouth of the person who actually wrote the book and experienced the events. Since I listen to him on the podcast he works for, it would be weird if someone else read the book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both! I especially love the advice given throughout the book. Cancer is not something I or anyone close to me is dealing with right now, but statistically I assume this will happen at some point in the future. It was helpful to hear about his experience and get some tips on how to handle such tragic circumstances.