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  • Setting Boundaries

  • Learn When to Say Yes and No
  • By: Kristine S. Everest
  • Narrated by: Alex Lancer
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Are you struggling with setting boundaries...or do you feel as though everyone around you is taking advantage of your gifts? Are you buried under limiting beliefs at work or at home? Setting Boundaries: Learn When to Say Yes and No teaches you every step, including a plan for finally learning to set boundaries and release your powers. This is a book of action and doesn’t just tell you to manage your life. Life rewards those who take matters into their own hands, and this book is where to start. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen!

  • By DANIEL KISH on 12-16-17

Bad Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

Narrator very irritating and often emphasis words in wrong places. I was irritated from first page to last! Got no idea about content because couldn’t focus on it past the narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Promise Me, Dad

  • A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
  • By: Joe Biden
  • Narrated by: Joe Biden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484

In November 2014, 13 members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past 40 years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sad Memoir

  • By Jean on 12-02-17

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Such a heartfelt and moving record of raw human feelings. Prepare yourself for an emotional journey with the author. Such bravery. one cannot not be moved when listening to this honest account of love, hope and loyalty to the bitter end.
Well worth the read.

  • Spilled Milk

  • Based on a True Story
  • By: K. L. Randis
  • Narrated by: K. L. Randis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding. In her pursuit of safety and justice, Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, better than the read .

  • By Mary T Buerkle on 04-08-17

Very Real

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

This book is very real. The theme is heart wrenching but the story is told in a very pragmatic way by the author herself which is what tempted me to read such a disturbing story. She must be an incredibly brave, no nonsense, strong woman and I am sure inspires all the lives she touches.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense and entrigue

  • By Charmaine P on 05-20-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Story captures your attention from the start. Little details become available all through the book to keep the audience's attention. Enjoyed it very much. Narrator was a little dull at times but all in all worth the listen.

  • Poacher's Son

  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 653

Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before - and his father is their prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good writer -

  • By S. on 10-02-15

Hoped for more than it delivered

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

My first book by this author.
Enjoyed the narrator. Listened till the end of the book, hoping for a twist in the tale but was quite a predictable story line. Characters were lacking in depth. Only one entertaining character, Charlie, otherwise nothing worth noting. Not sure if I'd choose another story by this author if this is the best he can do.

  • Into Thin Air

  • A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,738

The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible. Horrifying. Amazing.

  • By karen on 06-06-16

Remarkable!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

What made the experience of listening to Into Thin Air the most enjoyable?

The storyline is not original, yet still amazing to be reminded of the passion that some people have that will make them put themselves and others in life threatening situations because they are so driven. is it because they truly believe they are invisible or is it because of their desire to tempt fate and cheat nature?

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

The fact that people are willing to put themselves at risk to help others.

  • Babylon's Ark

  • The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq, he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, Anthony defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing, inspiring, and a little meandering

  • By Skipper on 06-22-15

INSPIRATIONAL!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

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

Definately recommend this book.This is a story that reminds us that one person really can make a difference. After listening to it, my kids also read it and they were inspired. It is written from the heart, easy to listen to and a feel good story. Inspiring to know there are people out there that are willing to go the extra mile for animals who cannot help themselves, just out of the goodness of their hearts and because they are passionate about something.

Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Simon Vance speaks with emotion and sincerity as though it was his experience. Very easy to listen to him.

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

There are some sad moments but I was moved many times in that book by the spirit of a passionate man, Lawrence Anthony, that is regretfully no longer with us but was an exceptional human being

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book.

  • The Basement

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

New York City. With a population of almost 19 million people, it’s easy to remain anonymous - even if you’re a serial killer, torturing and murdering beautiful young women. The killer has another victim right now, locked in a basement somewhere in the city. For NYPD detectives Turner and Marcinko, it’s their job to sift through those 19 million and narrow their list to the one before it’s too late. And they’re sure they have the right man in their sights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly disturbing, yet weirdly captivating

  • By GV on 04-14-16

"page turner'

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

Would you listen to The Basement again? Why?

No, because once the murdered is revealed I think it would not be as riveting.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It's not easy to guess what was coming

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

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

yes

Any additional comments?

I wish the author had more 'stand alone' stories like this book. There are too many 'series' books.