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  • Wabi Sabi

  • By: Mark Reibstein
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Hailed as “simply beautiful” by Kirkus Reviews, this is the poetic tale of Wabi Sabi, a Japanese cat who doesn’t understand her name. As she travels across the country searching for answers, she begins to understand the most wonderful things are often those that seem most ordinary. Author Mark Reibstein’s innovative use of haiku makes Wabi Sabi perfect for listening.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not even a short story

  • By eaglecliff on 04-05-19

Not even a short story

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

This piece at most might qualify as a *microstory* ??? Yikes, did i spend $$ on this? Cover is really cool art, but i feel substantially cheated

  • Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

The Celts were a people who lived throughout central Europe from about the 500s BC to the AD 700s. In this audiobook, you will discover the various aspects of Celtic beliefs, gods, and sagas, gaining a general overall picture of their culture. Their stories will be brought to life so all the details are more than merely a bunch of dry facts. We will enter their world and recreate it in as much detail as possible, from the little bit we know for certain, combined with ancillary facts from the various sciences.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely terrible pronunciation throughout

  • By Lanea on 04-17-18

I was looking for a little broader treatment

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Did not suit my purposes, but could suit others. Major Distraction - Reader mispronounces the often-used word Etruscan ... has an *s* in it -- it is not *Etrucken* ... I found this extremely annoying and distracting.

I would have liked to have heard a little more heroism and a little less infidelity among the gods in such a short piece.

I would have preferred a little more treatment of beliefs and belief systems --perhaps more of Nature and less of Lust. I had hoped for an introduction to Druidism

  • Auras: Learn How to Read and Cleanse Auras

  • By: Sarah Martin, Barbara Rowland
  • Narrated by: Eric LaCord
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

If you’re like us, you’re often left confused by the behavior of others. Why do people act the way the do? How do they really feel? Can they be trusted? How can we really know? Auras reflect who we are and provide a source of information about a person. Reading auras is an ancient skill taught in many religious traditions (and not so religious traditions) throughout history. Reading auras is not an anti-Christian approach to understanding and analyzing human behavior, and it’s certainly not a sin!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Propaganda, NOT how-to

  • By eaglecliff on 03-28-19

Propaganda, NOT how-to

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

NOTE - misleading Reviews on Amazon are really for a different AURA book. This one is just a propaganda piece to promote *belief* in auras, both existence and usefulness of awareness. 3/4 thru, not one *how-to.* Who would have bought the book if they thought Aura-sight-and-interp was *of the devil* in the first place?

  • The Havana Quartet

  • Four Full-Cast Crime Dramatisations
  • By: Leonardo Padura
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Ben Crowe, Lanre Malaolu, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Leonardo Padura's award-winning Cuban detective series featuring Lieutenant Mario Conde. Havana Blue: it's New Year's Day 1989, and Lieutenant Mario Conde wakes up with another terrible hangover and a case which is close to home. Havana Gold: Lieutenant Conde goes on a trip through his childhood Havana haunts when a young female schoolteacher at his old school is murdered. Havana Red: Conde's fondly held prejudices are tested by this case involving a man found strangled in Havana Woods wearing a beautiful red dress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • listening problems

  • By eaglecliff on 12-24-18

listening problems

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

the first of four stories is produced in a way that the primary character is very difficult to hear and understand. we were listening while traveling in the car and this was undoubtedly the most difficult of more than 50 Stories We Have Heard. the actor playing the primary character throughout the four stories has a low voice and much of the time is near whisper in communication. on a lighter note this is a gumshoos type of stories although the primary character works for the official Police Department. he is a very typical characters for these types of stories. we had just returned from a trip to Cuba and had actually seen the author in person, which was kind of cool! the dramatization does not give you any extra explanations, particularly of places like the malecon which is a long Street-Way built upon a sea wall. I guess it was not written for non Cubans, but the translation could have given us a little more maybe?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gods, Wasps and Stranglers

  • The Secret History and Redemptive Future of Fig Trees
  • By: Mike Shanahan
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers, rain forest royalty, more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story. Fig trees fed our prehuman ancestors, influenced diverse cultures, and played key roles in the dawn of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By eaglecliff on 11-10-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

intriguing ideas for cross-breeding hi-tech to elevate bio and eco woohoo [near end] great narrative with personal interactions and imaginative telling of critter-thoughts are highly entertaining. i may write poems on *thoughts of trees* oh yeah!

  • Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas, and Beliefs of Norse Mythology

  • Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology, Book 2
  • By: Hourly History
  • Narrated by: Tony Scheinman
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse mythology can be problematic, as it could well fall between two stools; so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This audiobook manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent resources for the listener who wishes to know more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great launching points for further research

  • By eaglecliff on 10-19-18

great launching points for further research

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Lecture provides some links, but mostly terminologies and names for launching points for further research

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ladies' Room

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,935

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Food!

  • By Tunes on 02-25-17

First rate innocent Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

easy listening while doing sculpture or painting... family life with Trials of divorce Etc, but several opportunities to laugh out loud... cannot wait to share with friends who love clean Romance

  • Art Therapy

  • Learn Some Principal Things About Art Therapy
  • By: Patricia A Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Victor Hugo Martinez
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6

Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. For thousands of years, cultures and religions around the world have incorporated the use of carved idols and charms, as well as sacred paintings and symbols, in the healing process. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful narration - gross!

  • By eaglecliff on 10-18-18

Dreadful narration - gross!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

May be unable to listen to I doubt that I will be able to hear the entire book because machine-like voicing and mispronunciations sound half-literate; I wish the author had done her own narration.

To even imagine that she paid for narration like this makes my wallet gasp!

  • Technology of the Gods

  • The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients
  • By: David Hatcher Childress
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Popular Lost Cities author David Hatcher Childress takes us into the amazing world of ancient technology, from computers in antiquity to the flying machines of the gods. Childress looks at the technology that was allegedly used in Atlantis and the theory that the Great Pyramid of Egypt was originally a gigantic power station. He examines tales of ancient flight and the technology that it involved; how the ancients used electricity; megalithic building techniques; the use of crystal lenses and the fire from the gods; and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful

  • By Hagood on 03-20-18

an ancient history enthusiastic will love this

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Getting practicalities out of the way, The Reader, in voice, pace, and interpretation was just excellent.

I really appreciated throughout this reading that the author does not try to force any acceptance upon his readers, and also offers alternative thoughts to the point he is emphasizing at the moment. there is a lot of information shared, and also a number of references given, right within the narrative...
I listen to books because I am Usually killing two Birds with one Stone and busy doing other things with my hands so that I cannot - 4 pen and paper to write down the additional resources... I will be listening again because I know I will pick up more ideas by doing so. the book has been a great pleasure for me, primarily as entertainment listening that feeds my own creative imagination for my art (and fiction writing) as well.
kudos to the author for a great ride!

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  • Daughter of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,005

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teen emotion

  • By Ray on 08-28-17

science fiction fantasy combo bildungsroman

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

fairly Light reading... Great for travel serving me well on shuttles, Uber rides, and commercial airline...