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  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,517

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read the F--king REVIEW!

  • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

A sucker born every day.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

You cant make a pig into a prince.

Has Go the F--k to Sleep turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No content. Didn't make any difference.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

I wasted my money.

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  • Wheat Belly

  • Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
  • By: William Davis MD
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,483
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,987
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,954

Since the introduction of dietary guidelines calling for reduced fat intake in the 1970s, a strange phenomenon has occurred: Americans have steadily, inexorably become heavier, less healthy, and more prone to diabetes than ever before. After putting more than two thousand of his at-risk patients on a wheat-free regimen and seeing extraordinary results, cardiologist William Davis has come to the disturbing conclusion that it is not fat, not sugar, not our sedentary lifestyle that is causing America’s obesity epidemic—it is wheat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The program works, but the listen is technical

  • By Stacey Crummie on 11-30-11

Changed my life.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-13

If you could sum up Wheat Belly in three words, what would they be?

Shed the bellyfat.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wheat Belly?

Understanding how wheat can kill you.

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

Don't know.

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

Wheat Belly.

Any additional comments?

I was amazed as to the bill of goods we have been sold over the last 50 years.

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

  • By: Edmund Morris
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 26 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849

Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001, marked the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, excellent narrator.

  • By Chris M on 11-11-10

One hell of a man!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-13

What did you love best about The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt?

It filled in the blanks of one of the most powerful political figures we have seen in America. Makes one wish for such a leader today.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously it was Teddie.

What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

By "acting out" TR's character, it brings life to the story. Anyway, who wants to hold a 600 page book in bed?

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

Same as title.

Any additional comments?

I was sure sorry to see it end. When will volume 2 covering his years in the White House be published?

  • The River Why

  • By: David James Duncan
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a secluded cabin on a remote riverbank to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, difficult narration

  • By Kent on 09-24-06

Fisherman seeking answers to life

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

Reviewed: 12-31-11

If you could sum up The River Why in three words, what would they be?

The deeper we look................

What other book might you compare The River Why to and why?

The River Runs Through It - both are fishing stories that tackle life issues.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

didn't get audio

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

still reading

Any additional comments?

a classic never dies

  • Mere Christianity

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic That Gets Better & Better With Time!

  • By Tim on 05-14-05

Understanding at last

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

Reviewed: 12-31-11

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

Yes, very well written

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mere Christianity?

Right at the start when the author said

What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

The book is

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

Understanding Christianity at last!

Any additional comments?

I have been Methodist for 20 years, a Lutheran for 20 years and an Episcopalian for 30 years and this answered many questions I never understood.

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