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  • Get Over Your Damn Self

  • The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business
  • By: Romi Neustadt
  • Narrated by: Romi Neustadt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Romi Neustadt is passionate about helping others build lucrative direct sales and network marketing businesses that help create lives with more freedom and flexibility, greater purpose, and a lot more fun. In this book she offers you the same direct, no-BS coaching she's given to tens of thousands to help you acquire the skills to build this sucker and teach your team to do the same. And, equally important, she'll work on your mindset so you stop over complicating it all and stop letting the negative voices in your head win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE THIS BOOK

  • By Alliegoblue on 04-19-18

For MLM People

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I think I was just expecting something else...

I don’t work in MLM and after reading this I just find working in this kind of business scheme daunting, plus I think you need to have the personality of a manipulator.

I was looking to find interesting business advice for entrepreneurs, extra small business owners, like 1 guy and his computer, one mom and hers.
I din find some advice here and there but mostly this teaches you to be a ruthless MLM person.

  • Armed and Fabulous

  • Lexi Graves Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Chafer
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

All Lexi wants to do is get through the day at her boring temp job with Green Hand Insurance. That's until she discovers the vice president, Martin Dean, in a pool of blood and herself at the center of an investigation into insurance fraud.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So stupid it hurts

  • By Ioana-Dorina on 05-06-18

So stupid it hurts

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Why oh why did I spend my money on this?

The female protagonist is ... stupid.

This book is an insult to females all over. I Gave up after first chapter.

  • Home Sweet Maison

  • The French Art of Making a Home
  • By: Danielle Postel-Vinay
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

How do the French create the elusive and alluring sanctuaries they call home? This question long intrigued Danielle Postel-Vinay. Thanks to a chance encounter with a French expat in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and years of immersive research, she embarked on a quest to discover the secrets of the French home aesthetic. Experiencing first-hand la belle vie - the beautiful life - Postel-Vinay now shows everyone how to create their own French sanctuary, a home sweet maison, no matter where they live.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pass

  • By Crystal Forbes on 06-14-18

Interesting perspective but too rigid

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

My review is most definitely biased, because I love minimalism in a hope, most of all, the ideea of living a in a de cluttered home.

I read this book because I love the charm French home have, but it was presented in an extremely rigid way.

Collect knick-knacks and antiques, must have a sitting room, a dining room, a whatever room, and so on.

I love their charm but after listening to this book I honestly don’t want it.

A home can be happy and personal without decorating it with a shitload of “personalized junk”, it’s ok to have an open plan home especially if you have small children, while you’re cooking you can socialize and have fun with your close ones, even if you have friends over, you can still have meaningful conversations while cooking and so on...

I think all this French lifestyle stuff is highly overrated, because when visiting or moving in new country, with a different culture everything seems fascinating, but it’s highly exaggerated.

Useful things I learned:
Take the time to have dinner with family with no distractions.
It’s ok to personalize your home (no shit)
Work less😀
It’s ok to have cobwebs inside your home, and dusty books, dirt is good... It’s full of fucking charm.

I want my money back and I’ve decided I’m not to read any more books on French charm and lifestyle. 😀

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Them Bones

  • By: Carolyn Haines
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 376

Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest. No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over 30, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Mistery, but...

  • By Ioana-Dorina on 02-28-18

Good Mistery, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

This is a good cozy mystery, and by good I mean average. It’s a nice relaxing read and the narrator does a wonderful job, that is why I rated it so high.

What I liked was the fact that a completely hopeless woman, ready to settle for a marriage of convenience, which could also be called “legalized prostitution “, managed to find something to do with her life.

What I really disliked was the fact that she’s an awful friend, a stellar liar and a manipulator, with a conscience so thin you could call it anorexic.

Basically if it wasn’t for the narrator I would have asked to get my money back, that’s how much I disliked the female lead.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Something Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

From the best-selling author of The Chronicles of St Mary's. The Nothing Girl has grown up.... It's life as usual at Frogmorton Farm - which is to say that events have passed the merely eccentric and are now galloping headlong towards the completely bizarre. Once again Jenny struggles to stay afloat in the stormy seas of matrimony with her husband, Russell Checkland, together with an unlikely mix of Patagonian Attack Chickens, Jack the Sad Donkey and Mrs Crisp's mysterious boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a lovely sequel!

  • By Liz on 08-06-18

Beautiful yet annoying at the same time

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

The performance was great, the humor was good, the characters were like-able, but, and this is a big but, Jenny was poorly done.
She was supposed to be intelligent, with a stutter problem and a low self esteem problem , and in this book, because it’s the second one, she was supposed to have evolved.
The problem here is that besides her relapses into low self esteem, looks like her intellect went down to one of a 13 year old child...
There’s a difference between low self esteem and lack of intelligence and I think the author, trying to make a good portrayal of low self esteem, ended up lowering her intelligence instead...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Merit Badge Murder

  • Merry Wrath Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Leslie Langtry
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

When CIA agent Merry Wrath is "accidently" outted, she's forced her into early retirement, changes her appearance, and moves where no one will ever find her - Iowa. Instead of black bag drops in Bangkok, she now spends her time leading a young Girl Scout troop. But Merry's new simple life turns not-so-simple when an enemy agent shows up dead at scout camp. Suddenly Merry is forced to deal with her former life in order to preserve her future one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable ex-spy cozy, Sounded familiar

  • By Techpotato on 06-13-17

Liked the story, Hated the narration

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

My God, I had to speed up the narration! She was speaking at a glacial pace! With pauses... a lot of pauses for drama...
Read this instead.

  • Agent of Enchantment

  • Dark Fae FBI, Book 1
  • By: C.N. Crawford, Alex Rivers
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

I thought this would be a simple profiling case. Just another Jack the Ripper wannabe, prowling London’s streets, searching for easy kills. I was wrong. This killer is fae, and he’s as elusive as smoke on the wind. But I’m an FBI profiler, and it’s my job to track him down. It doesn’t matter that one of the main suspects - a lethally alluring fae - is trying to seduce me...or kill me, I’m not sure which. I won’t be stopped, not even when panic roils through the streets of London or when the police start to suspect me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid characters, intriguing plot, unique spin

  • By Megan Clanton on 09-26-17

Very interesting book

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

If you could sum up Agent of Enchantment in three words, what would they be?

interesting, entertaining, smart

What did you like best about this story?

the concept

What about Amanda Dolan’s performance did you like?

the good portrayal of the story

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

yes

Any additional comments?

As some of the reviewers before, I find the concept of the story very interesting, the narrator did a good job, the book is well written, but I was bothered by the fact that a smart, professional woman, with a deep understanding of the human mind would go in heat as soon as she meets her love interest.Why do authors need to do that with women? Why the need to diminish the character of female protagonists?

  • The Spy Who Kissed Me

  • By: Pauline Baird Jones
  • Narrated by: Leah Frederick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Isabel 'Stan' Stanley's mother has been hoping a man would fall in Stan's lap. But when a handsome spy dives through the sunroof of her car in a hail of bullets, Stan's sure this wasn't what momma had in mind. Bad guys beware. Stan's packing a glue gun and she knows how to use it. Sort of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie Plum Fans should look no further!

  • By LilMissMolly on 11-19-13

Liked the book hated the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I just think that listening to the audio version was a big mistake on my part.
The narrator’s voice is really annoying and that made it difficult for me to enjoy it.
It’s a light, enjoyable book, but the narrator butchered it.
Buy the kindle version.

  • Butterfly in Amber

  • Spotless, Book 4
  • By: Camilla Monk
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Under a blanket of snow, surrounded by dark woods and a frozen sea, lies an ogre's castle. There lives a little princess, trapped in the maze of her own mind. On a battlefield where the past meets the present stands a fairy godmother and a pirate, an old ice cream man and a knight in shining clean armor. The clock is ticking fast, and to pierce the ogre's secrets and defeat him, Island Chaptal will have to fight to remember...and stay alive. Can the Lions and the Roomba cats be stopped before it's too late?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not as good as the first three...

  • By Deborah Boyd on 07-01-17

Great story but offensive

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I actually really enjoyed this series.
What pisses me off though is that as a Romanian, I feel pretty tired of reading American fiction where random mentions of my country or Romanian people are always negative or demeaning.
Before shitting on an entire country, I feel that authors in general should do better research or just pick another country that you know more info about.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Minx

  • Blydon, Book 3
  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian's estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes away, her beloved home falls into the hands of a distant cousin. William Dunford, London's most elusive bachelor, is stunned to learn that he's inherited property, a title, and a ward bent on making his first visit his last.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What were you thinking

  • By luckylocke on 12-20-16

Great book, awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

It is a wonderful book, but don't listen to it, read it instead.
I stopped listening to it and read the book instead.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful