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  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,765

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two Different Books

  • By Roger on 02-11-14

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

So inspiring it makes you want to pull off the road while listening, strap on some running shoes and take the highway on two legs! Rich Roll honestly narrates his own book and has amazing depth and emotion throughout. We experience his awesome highs and his tragic lows. We cheer him on as he completes the Epic 5, and feel his wife's support and his resolution to stay sober. What an amazing book! I'll listen to it again if I start to lack gym motivation and I'll always here his voice in my head when I want to quit. "When you think you're done, your body is only at 40%, it's your mind that's holding you back." (or something to that effect). Absolutely incredible!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Weird Sisters

  • By: Eleanor Brown
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 365

There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "I am not bound to please thee with my answers."

  • By Sabrina on 03-09-11

Predictable, but fun

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

It was a chick flick kind of book. You read it and afterwards you think, meh, same ol' same ol'. The reader is good, but her male characters have the same vocal inflection and it makes you think the girls' boyfriend's all sound like their dad. Weird, indeed.
The Shakespeare quotes were fine, but nothing earth shattering. You'd think these characters would feel more connected to what they were saying instead of just throwing in lines into their everyday chit chat.
It was bland, but entertaining in a sitcom kind of way.

  • Happier at Home

  • Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick - why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish that Gretchen Rubin had read it herself

  • By Jennifer Sader on 09-22-12

Not a happy camper

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

I loved the first book (The Happiness Project), but I could barely make it through the first half of this book because I found the reader to be TERRIBLE. Soft, whispery, she has a "self-help, slow talking" voice that made me miss Gretchen Rubin's intent completely. Sbe would be better suited to that Saturday Night Live NPR skit where she says "Good times, good times" over and over. Rubin read her first book and I was entranced by how real she was and how great her ideas came across in her own voice...this reader COMPLETELY missed the mark for me.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,475

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Delightful listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

For anyone who has felt out of place at a school conference or needed a social escape, this book will make you howl with laughter and smile with it's sharp and intelligent humor. Bee is a fantastic narrator amid mixed letters and dialogues between believable characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful