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  • Seduction

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: M. J. Rose
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

In 1843, novelist Victor Hugo’s beloved 19-year-old daughter drowned. Ten years later, still grieving, Hugo initiated hundreds of séances from his home on the Isle of Jersey in order to reestablish contact with her. In the process, he claimed to have communed with Plato, Galileo, Shakespeare, Dante, Jesus - and even the devil himself. Hugo’s transcriptions of these conversations have all been published. Or so it has been believed...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery and Victor Hugo

  • By Connie S. on 07-25-13

Mystery and Victor Hugo

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

Reviewed: 07-25-13

What did you love best about Seduction?

It goes into detail about the Isle of Jersey, sacred shrines, and Victor Hugo's life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seduction?

When Jac is in the cave and picks up the amber stone.

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

He really brought the book to life. What a wonderful voice!

If you could rename Seduction, what would you call it?

Wresting with a Dark Force

Any additional comments?

I listened to this a chapter or so at a time while I was weeding my garden. It is a good one to listen to while connecting with nature.

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  • 396hz Solfeggio Meditation

  • Release deep rooted feelings of guilt, fear, shame and regret
  • By: Harrold Glenn FBSCH Dip C.H., Calderwood Ali
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold, Ali Calderwood
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

This is one of a series of six meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties, and this recording uses the first note, which resonates to a frequency of 396hz. This particular frequency works to release deep rooted feelings of guilt and fear and will also work with other similar emotional patterns, such as shame, regret, self-doubt, and low self-esteem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • After six months with these sound meditations . .

  • By Diana on 09-28-15

Hypnosis plus music to change old habits and ideas

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

Reviewed: 02-14-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, our whole family uses it now. It relaxes a person and puts them to sleep.

What did you like best about this story?

My daughter has such a difficult time going to sleep. It will usually take her hours to get relaxed enough, even with a bedtime routine. Last night this put her to sleep within minutes. I am hoping that will continue! It works for me.

I like the idea of the music to change ideas on the cellular level rather than drugs.

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

His voice is so soothing. You trust him right away and will drift off beffore you know it. At least all three of us do.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from 396hz Solfeggio Meditation?

I plan on using it again and think that it brings on a much more relaxing/deeper sleep.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • French Phase 1, Unit 04

  • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

French Phase 1, Unit 4 builds on material taught in prior units. It includes 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, new vocabulary, and new structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Pimsleur French lesson

  • By Connie S. on 02-10-13

Another great Pimsleur French lesson

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

Reviewed: 02-10-13

Where does French Phase 1, Unit 04 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Of course we love it.

What other book might you compare French Phase 1, Unit 04 to and why?

The other Pimsleur lessons. They are worth the money and time!

Which scene was your favorite?

The one where you ask about the street or "la rue".

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was impressed when my eight-year-old daughter started answering the narrator in French.

Any additional comments?

These are a good way for our family to spend time together and relax. Thank you for making these books.

  • French Phase 1, Unit 02

  • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

French Phase 1, Unit 2 builds on material taught in Unit 1. It includes 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, new vocabulary, and new structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love these Pimsleur lessons

  • By Connie S. on 01-26-13

I love these Pimsleur lessons

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

What did you love best about French Phase 1, Unit 02?

It expands more into the French language without becoming overwhelming.

What other book might you compare French Phase 1, Unit 02 to and why?

German Phase 1...it sounds a lot alike. Very helpful for an introduction into a foreign language.

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

The accent.

Any additional comments?

I use these lessons to introduce my daughter to foreign language. She has been spattering quite a bit of French lately.

  • Glenn Harrold's Ultimate Guide to Relaxing Sleep Every Night

  • Glenn Harrold's Ultimate Guides
  • By: Glenn Harrold
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

This high quality audio recording by the UK s best-selling hypnotherapist, Glenn Harrold, combines the latest hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital sound. You will hear a pleasant voice and absorbing sound effects guiding you into a state of mental and physical relaxation. In this receptive state you will be given positive post hypnotic suggestions and affirmations to help you achieve deep and relaxing sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to Hear This Guy's Voice!

  • By Connie S. on 01-26-13

You have to Hear This Guy's Voice!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

Would you listen to Glenn Harrold's Ultimate Guide to Relaxing Sleep Every Night again? Why?

Yes, and again and again:)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Glenn Harrold's Ultimate Guide to Relaxing Sleep Every Night?

He just has a very sexy accent and voice. He relaxes me so much I don't remember much. I just listen and go to sleep.

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

I think I start listening because his voice sounds so good, but then just enjoy the ride.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the first part. After that I don't remember.

Any additional comments?

I woke up in the middle of the night (about 2 AM) and was wide awake. Usually that means I will be up for hours and will wake up with a migraine in the morning. Instead of turning on the light and reading, I remembered Mr. Harrold's Guide to Sleeping and was asleep before I even knew it. For less than $4 you cannot beat the price either.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • French Phase 1, Unit 03

  • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

French Phase 1, Unit 3 builds on material taught in prior units. It includes 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, new vocabulary, and new structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oui, oui! Trey Bien!

  • By Connie S. on 01-07-13

Oui, oui! Trey Bien!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

What did you love best about French Phase 1, Unit 03?

It introduces some new words and brings up previously learned phrases.

What other book might you compare French Phase 1, Unit 03 to and why?

I could not find anything that compares to your audio Pimsleur lessons, that is why we buy these even though sometimes we have to purchase the lessons seperately.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it is a half hour and I listen and practice with my family. We take a lesson and work on it for about a week.

Any additional comments?

I use the Pimsleur audio foreign language lessons to introduce my daughter to other languages. It is delightful when I hear her speak a phrase or two in every day language.

  • French Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

French Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Repetition

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-16

We are learning French the affordable audible.com

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

Reviewed: 12-04-12

Where does French Phase 1, Unit 01 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really like these Pimsleur lessons. Having never taken French before, it is interesting to try this and I am glad they take the words apart or I would miss some of the sounds.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Monsieur I believe. He sounds a bit stuffy?

Which scene was your favorite?

We have only been doing the first part.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. We did Unit 1 and it was just right for a cup of tea and new language.

Any additional comments?

I find these relaxing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Beautiful Mystery

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking.

  • By Sparkly on 09-04-12

Unusual Mystery

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

Reviewed: 11-19-12

What made the experience of listening to The Beautiful Mystery the most enjoyable?

It was about a subject I don't normally read much about.

What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

He read it just right, raising his voice at the times that he should, etc.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

It was very interesting and lovely to learn about how a monk wrote down the first music.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 6-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

German Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • German Expanded

  • By Connie S. on 07-30-12

German Expanded

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

What did you love best about German Phase 1, Unit 06-10?

It added nicely to the previous lessons.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like the woman Frau, because she is outgoing.

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

We had a good time saying dot druben and my daughter liked that Herr sounds like hair.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Irish Phase 1, Unit 01-05

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Compact Irish Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Can Do it Too!

  • By Connie S. on 07-30-12

You Can Do it Too!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

What made the experience of listening to Irish Phase 1, Unit 01-05 the most enjoyable?

At first listen, it sounds like a difficult language, but the narrator breaks up the words until they are possible for anyone to say.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

He was understandable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Speak like a song.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful