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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,880

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

A classic in its field!!

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

Nuanced and rich on so many levels, it was immediately apparent to me why this book is a classic in its field!

  • Toni Tennille

  • A Memoir
  • By: Toni Tennille, Caroline Tennille St. Clair
  • Narrated by: Toni Tennille
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing "yes, we can!" gospel of their biggest hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together". But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it for several reasons

  • By Jennifer on 05-28-16

Writing + Delivery=Compelling

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

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Very good writing and an outstanding vocal delivery made this, for me, an extremely compelling story. If you THINK you MIGHT enjoy this book, you probably will.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Respect

  • The Life of Aretha Franklin
  • By: David Ritz
  • Narrated by: Brad Raymond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well researched book

  • By Shawn Moore on 07-07-16

Excellent... if think you will like, you will love

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

What made the experience of listening to Respect the most enjoyable?

The quality of the book... the content... the writing... the information.

What did you like best about this story?

The revealing of what was for me, up until now, the untold story... not just the WHAT of Aretha, the WHY of Aretha.

Have you listened to any of Brad Raymond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

At times I felt hostage to this book by just wanting to hear more and more and more.

Any additional comments?

An excellent book! Five out of five stars. As with any biography, the reader's interest in the subject matter is a crucial consideration. But... if you think you might like this book, you will love this book. It is a gift.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Titanic 2012

  • Curse of RMS Titanic
  • By: Robert W. Walker
  • Narrated by: Lee Alan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

This historical generational horror/suspense/science fiction audiobook defies genre classification as it has intrigue and terror. It is a Centenary retelling of the Titanic story to destroy all the false legends surrounding Titanic. "From a master of terror and suspense," according to Clive Cussler, author of Raise the Titanic, herein lies a compelling reason that forces Captain Edward J. Smith to scuttle his own ship - RMS Titanic. What dark secret prompts such an action on the part of a veteran, retiring captain on a ship's maiden voyage?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a difference an exceptional narrator makes!

  • By Dorkface on 05-13-14

What a difference an exceptional narrator makes!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-14

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

There is reading a book. There is reading a book well. And then there is a level above both of those. This level involves actually "presenting" a book... with interpretation, with emotion, with drama. And not with just the human voice. This level also involves actual production quality with music and sound effects. You can listen to just the words of a book. But you can also actually experience a book with a reading, an interpretation, and a presentation "par excellence". This is exactly what you will get with the work of Lee Alan. Presentation... total experience... this is the gift of the best audio book narrator I have ever heard. This is the gift of narrator Lee Alan!
Donald Schuster 05-13-14

2 of 2 people found this review helpful