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  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

A beautiful memoir

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

I ordered this book on the basis of the review. I thought it might be interesting to hear about an actress, her auditions and eventually, her lead parts she is known for. This book is so much more! It is a true memoir of love, heartbreak, some adventures you may relate to and some lavish events to which the average person shall never be invited. There are books that transcend the readers' experience to feeling almost like a relationship with the author or narrator (in this case, the same), and this is in that category.

  • Chasing the Moon

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 652

Diana's life was in a rut - she hated her job, she was perpetually single, and she needed a place to live. But then the perfect apartment came along. It seemed too good to be true - because it was. As it turns out, the apartment was already inhabited - by monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Douglas Adams on Acid

  • By Karen on 08-22-14

The Good Kind of Weird

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Any additional comments?

We read to experience different views of the world and sometimes to experience different worlds altogether. This was an easy and enjoyable listen. I like that the monsters in the story were described in a way that you could really picture them. Also, the monsters that would scare any person just walking down the street were so humanized, even in their devastation. You actually sympathize with their abnormality because it's just part of who they are. If you like sci-fi and "other wordly" stories, you will enjoy this.I like that there is a revisited theme about how some things need a certain balance and we don't understand why...and we probably never will. There are some things that we just do to keep the balance.

  • The Joy of Less

  • A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify
  • By: Francine Jay
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition - featuring never-before-seen content - Jay brings her philosophy to more listeners who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a read!

  • By art student on 07-19-16

I listened twice!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Joy of Less?

I have too much STUFF... like a lot of people in the U.S. Some of it I could do without and some of it really is cherished. If you're looking for inspiration during your spring cleaning, put this on in the background. Some of it is common sense, but there are great suggestions too. For example, for every item of clothing you purchase and bring into your home, you must donate an old item of clothing. There are some suggestions that I can't get on board with, or at least not yet, like donating books that you've already read and admitting you probably won't reread most of them. Regardless, it was inspirational to me during cleaning and kept me focused on the end goal.

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • By: Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,333

Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Delightful, Engaging

  • By Tom on 08-31-17

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

What other book might you compare The Girl Who Drank the Moon to and why?

I would compare this to Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier. The reading level is the same, but they both appeal to all ages interested in stories with magic. They both have wording that draws you into a whimsical story and allows you to really visualize the characters. Also, both stories feature children that overcome obstacles and secrets.

Any additional comments?

This book is intended for younger readers, but I'm 38 and I loved it! In a nutshell, it is a story of magic, love, destiny and misunderstanding. Some of the characters are quite old including a witch that is raising a young girl. There is also a tiny dragon whose smallness is easy to imagine with the narrator's voice.

I have a LOT of audio-books and I tend to flit from one to the other listening to several at once. Every once in a while, there is one so engaging that it is the only one I want to listen to until I've made it to the end. This book was one of those! Enjoy!

  • Work Clean

  • The Life-Changing Power of Mise-en-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind
  • By: Dan Charnas
  • Narrated by: Dan Charnas
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Chefs across the globe have honed an incredible system for working with efficiency called mise-en-place. In this audiobook, Dan Charnas reveals how to use those principles in any kind of work outside the kitchen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring & Useful

  • By Rikki Niehaus on 01-12-17

Excellent transfer of ideas to suit your workplace

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

What did you love best about Work Clean?

It was interesting to hear about chefs and their journeys through their careers. While the organization discussed is based in the kitchen, there are many parts that you can relate to within your job. He links more of these concepts than you would expect. It takes a non-traditional approach which is a breath of fresh air when a lot of books about organization at work re-hash the same concepts.

  • Strong Is the New Beautiful

  • Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power
  • By: Lindsey Vonn
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn wants women to stop thinking about "losing weight fast" and instead focus on loving their bodies for what they are and what they can do. Lindsey is a small-town Minnesota girl at heart turned world-champion skier, but that didn't come without hard work. In Strong Is the New Beautiful, Lindsey lays out the never-before-seen training routines and her overall philosophy that have helped her become the best female skier in the world - tailored for women of all shapes and sizes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Basic book

  • By Pam on 11-16-16

An inspirational woman

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

If you could sum up Strong Is the New Beautiful in three words, what would they be?

Encouraging, Fitness, Health.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Just do it! (Oh wait, that one is taken.)

Any additional comments?

Whether you are already familiar with her accomplishments or you are interested in your own fitness, this was a great book. There were a couple parts that seemed repetitive, but so what? Her fitness, goal orientation and dedication to proper nutrition make this worth reading. Even though I've read other fitness related books, this one really stands out because of her personal story!

  • The Seventh Bride

  • By: T. Kingfisher
  • Narrated by: Kaylin Heath
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 546

Young Rhea is a miller's daughter of low birth, so she is understandably surprised when a mysterious nobleman, Lord Crevan, shows up on her doorstep and proposes marriage. Since commoners don't turn down lords - no matter how sinister they may seem - Rhea is forced to agree to the engagement. Lord Crevan demands that Rhea visit his remote manor before their wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Story

  • By Amber on 03-13-16

Fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

This was a fantastic story about a girl and magic. This would be a good teenage read, but I loved it as an adult too. There were enough challenges to add drama, but it was easy to listen to as well. The narrator added enough change to each voice to keep track of characters without being distracting.

  • Bull's-Eye

  • The Power of Focus
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,326

Clarity, Focus, and Concentration: Three strong attributes needed to hit the bull's eye! And just as you can develop your physical muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop your mental muscles through continuous repetition. Bull's Eye will teach you how to unleash your powers for success and accomplish more in the next few months than many people do in a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Step-by-Step

  • By Gillian on 06-15-16

Feel good & focus on your goal

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

This is the perfect feel good pep talk to listen to in one day to help you focus on your goal. It's not overly deep, but sometimes you need that boost even if it's telling you what you already know. Focus and keep trying and you can do it!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Organize and Create Discipline

  • An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence
  • By: Justin Klosky
  • Narrated by: Justin Klosky
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

A professional organizer's complete guide to getting - and staying - organized. As a child, Justin Klosky loved to count, analyze, and categorize everything in sight. Eventually diagnosed with OCD, he found ways to tap the benefits of his condition. Today, he's founded a successful firm, O.C.D. Experience, building on the principals of Organize, Create, Discipline to help high-end clients take control of their lives through time management skills, getting rid of clutter, simplifying their habits, and rethinking storage solutions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Marjorie on 06-23-15

A must listen to get things back to order

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

What did you love best about Organize and Create Discipline?

Whether you are already OCD or you are trying to find some discipline to create order in life because it's missing altogether, this is a great listen! There are excellent tips, some which are common sense but we don't necessarily do and some that I wouldn't have thought of. Either way, rather than feeling scolded for not having order, he delivers it with a sense of humor and discipline that is just the right amount of both. I will definitely implement some of the suggestions immediately. I could see myself listening again in 6 months or so to implement even more suggestions.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Emperor's Soul

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,571

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Genius!

  • By bluestategirl on 02-01-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Would you listen to The Emperor's Soul again? Why?

I love the concept of forging a soul for the basis of a story. There was good character development for the main characters.