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Ilia

NEW YORK, NY, United States
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  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,414

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

EXCELLENT.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Wow. I am so impressed. I downloaded this on a lark, just trying to support Audible Originals and was BLOWN AWAY. I can’t stop talking about it. I tell everyone at work. By episode 4 I had full goose bumps. Beautifully researched. Beautifully plotted. Beautifully executed. Highly recommended.

85 of 95 people found this review helpful

  • Kabbalah for Beginners

  • By: Michael Laitman
  • Narrated by: Martin Popplewell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

This book answers such key questions as "why are we here?", "why is there pain?", and "how can we make life more enjoyable?" The book describes the emergence of Kabbalah and its prominent figures, the essence of the wisdom, and previously hidden revolutionary Kabbalistic concepts. Lastly, the book explains how we can make life better and more enjoyable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smarter than Yesterday

  • By Rebecca on 02-27-17

Hot mess

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

It is shocking how little actual information is contained in this book. Either Kabala is an empty concept, or this writer has no idea how to convey information.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Moonwalking with Einstein

  • The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
  • By: Joshua Foer
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives. On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Got the Ball Rolling

  • By Christopher on 03-17-11

Excellent Book. The nasally narrator grows on you.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

What did you love best about Moonwalking with Einstein?

It is so well researched and Josh Foer seamlessly intertwines his personal story inside that research. It's exciting and fun and educational.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Moonwalking with Einstein?

Learning that Daniel Tammet, aka Brain Man, may just be a Mental Athlete like the rest.

What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

At first I thought his nasally voice was going to be a real problem, but then I saw an interview with the author, Josh Foer, and realized that Mike Chamberlain was basically imitating the author. He's dorky and has that traditional nerd nasal voice, so after that I just accepted it and enjoined his performance. Also, Mike Chamberlain reads quickly, whicj i love. Some of these narrator's take there sweet time.

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

Yes. But at 8 hours, I couldn't quite pull that off. I listen to it in pieces while exercising.

Any additional comments?

Josh Foer is a rising star for sure.