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Nancy Jundi

Los Angeles, CA USA
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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62,699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57,226
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,898

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

Moving. At the cellular level, this book can change hearts. Read it. Gift it.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Her voice calm and steady, her stories painted with every brush and color in her kit, this was a deeply humbling and uplifting portrait of a woman given tremendous opportunities, but that came at such costs. It’s a portrait of an America we love and one that still scares many of us. It was the passion of a mother and a wife for her family, with the fortitude and insights of a professional with hard earned achievements.

With gratitude for the time and emotion she put into this book, I thank Mrs. Obama. Bravo.

  • The Upside of Stress

  • Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

More than 44 percent of Americans admit to losing sleep over stress. And while most of us do everything we can to reduce it, Stanford psychologist and best-selling author Kelly McGonigal, PhD, delivers a startling message: Stress isn't bad. In The Upside of Stress, McGonigal highlights new research indicating that stress can, in fact, make us stronger, smarter, and happier - if we learn how to embrace it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Boggling, Life Changing

  • By Ding Wuen Liw on 08-12-15

Stick It Out - Gets Better As You Go

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Admittedly I thought I was going to give up on this one. It started slow and and the lab rats droled on longer than I could muster to care about, but 3.5 hours in I was completely consumed with the stories and relevance of her data. Great read once you get past some of the more collegiate text.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fame

  • The Hijacking of Reality
  • By: Justine Bateman
  • Narrated by: Justine Bateman
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Millions of people go to enormous lengths to achieve fame. Fame is woven into our lives in ways that may have been unimaginable in years past. Mining decades of experience, writer, director, producer, and actress Justine Bateman writes a visceral, intimate look at the experience of Fame. Combining the internal reality-shift of the famous, theories on the public’s behavior at each stage of a famous person’s career, and the experiences of other famous performers, Bateman takes the listener inside and outside the emotions of Fame

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too brash and seemingly whiny....

  • By Harmony garcia on 10-15-18

An Exercise in Suppressed Rage

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

What began as a hopeful look at the circus mirror that is fame from someone who survived it quickly became a manifesto of rage and mud slinging rife with insecurities.

For as much as Bateman tried to proclaim this wasn’t a memoir, this sure was a litany of personal grievances and “what happened to me” stories that relied on expletives to fill a good third of the book.

Disappointing to say the least. I’d looked for this at my library and they didn’t carry it so I caved to buy the Audible copy. I respect anyone who goes beyond the pigeonhole, and I was eager to read her thoughts on that same idea, but instead this was a diatribe of vitriol toward fans, fellow celebs, media and basically anyone who had ever so much as taken an interest in her work.

  • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

  • An Oral History
  • By: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle. How did they do it? They came from completely different families, endured a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect comedy memoir audiobook

  • By Ruthi on 10-03-18

Good, Really Funny. Listen with your boo.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Love their back and forth but wish I knew of this differed from the book (because it was just SO conversational) or if it was spot on. Loved it either way.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,843
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,738
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 101,252

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Funny at all

  • By DC in FL on 03-04-17

Everyone Must Read

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18


Not because of the natural gift Noah has for writing and then narration, but because this is one of those books that makes the world smaller, more accessible, more relatable and people become more than people.

The stories were compelling, and while I often felt like crying, Noah is so well versed and so focused on ensuring the full story emerges, no tears fell. His words were comfort and clarity through the emotion.

Incredible read and I’m grateful for the experiences shared.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey in a Teacup

  • By: Reese Witherspoon
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said a combination of beauty and strength made Southern women “whiskey in a teacup”. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside, we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s Southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of Southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nashville Native

  • By David D. on 09-21-18

Yes, Y’all, Yes!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I’m so, SO glad I opted for this on Audible instead of print - you still get the PDF of recipes and whatnot, but oh my heavens is it a joy to hear Reese relive her fondest of memories and share such stories with love and joy in her own voice and that accent. This is such a quickie - I devoured it while, of all things, prepping food for a little get together, and I KID YOU NOT, my friends all left yammering about how great of a host I had been!

Just when Reese Witherspoon seems like an already unimaginable force of nature, she goes and adds this book into the mix - but I promise you, it’ll make you feel all the more like we’re in this together.

This book was that “laughter through tears” kind of heart warming joy - literally, I bawled my eyes out listening to her talk about her love for Dolly Parton, cuz SAME.

You’re gonna love this and I’m so grateful for all the wisdom and laughs packed into this one little listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Superhuman by Habit

  • A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time
  • By: Tynan
  • Narrated by: Tynan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Superhuman by Habit examines habit building in depth. It covers the principles and philosophies of habit building, as well as the practical nuts and bolts implementing those habits. The second half of the audiobook is dedicated to specific habits in every major area of life, covering the pros and cons of each, the path to implementing them, and specific notes about each one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Useful book

  • By Hanne E. on 06-27-17

Might Listen to this Monthly

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Short enough, but most importantly, concise and critical at every turn. Really great information that, if it gets into your psyche and you act on these suggestions bit by bit, you’re going to be super human. Amazing.

  • The 8 Laws of Corporate America

  • The Laws to Moving Through Complicated Situations and Coming Out on Top
  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Cris Abernethy
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Do you remember when you had your first thought of corporate America and working there? A job of high importance came to mind, maybe even wearing a suit and working in a fancy office. The sad truth in the matter of this place is, although it has its perks and benefits, it has about as much politics and as many cliques as the high school cafeteria. When thinking about life after high school we always imagined that the real world wouldn't have as many barriers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT by the famous author "Robert Greene"

  • By Abhijit on 09-30-18

Should Have Read This Sooner!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

It’s an unfortunate, but very realistic truth telling about corporate America without any fluff. All helpful and succinct advice.

  • Catching Fire

  • Hunger Games, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,852

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - wrong reader!

  • By Erika Shaffer on 06-06-13

Super Melodramatic

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This just wasn’t what I expected after the first book. Katniss was, in fairness, rightfully paranoid about literally EVERY THING, but even if she had these super dramatic “Im gonna die anyway” thoughts, it just didn’t help to have her read as a frightened, weak, wilted flower. I’ll wrap it up and move onto the third, but do hope this isn’t something that carries.

  • Love Does

  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,096
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,094

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith. You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does. Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most amazing books I have ever read!

  • By J. Guy Muse on 03-11-14

There’s A Reason Everyone Loves Bob Goff

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Wisdom oozes out of this man with such authenticity that you can almost taste the years of hard earned insight the same way you can smell the pages of a well loved book. His transparency in his personal stories and the love that eminates from those he walked out woth others is truly inspiring. It’s a humbling and transformative listen.