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R. Musser

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  • 8
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  • 21
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  • Brain Maker

  • The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016

Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise - from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells 10 to one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating science & suggestions for diet changes

  • By AudioAddict on 07-03-15

enlightening

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

loved it. a must read to understand the importance of good health and where our society has gone wrong. this book can help heal you and your loved ones.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,871

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Depressing!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

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

I'm not sure why people are rating this so highly. I personally find that listening to the suffering of others is depressing, especially when it's fiction. I found nothing meaningful about this book, nor did it open my perception to anything. Dark and depressing, I don't plan to read any others by this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,962

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing Story--2 missing chapters

  • By J. Elliott on 01-28-10

LONG

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-07

i was tempted multiple times to bail out on this book. i'm glad i didn't because i loved the way it all came together in the end. the first half could have been shortened significantly, but oh well!

  • The Survivors Club

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

The rapist left an indelible mark on their lives; now three women must live with the consequences of his violent brutality. But when he's murdered on his way to trial, the police investigation takes a scorching new focus. All three women had a reason to hate him. All three wanted him dead. But which one of them murdered him? Explosively plotted and unnervingly suspenseful, The Survivors Club sizzles from beginning to end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Get this one!

  • By Kathleen on 09-16-04

just ok

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-07

This was my first book by this author and i wasn't terribly impressed. the plot dragged a bit and even though there were some twists and turns, it just wasn't all together that interesting. not recommended.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Center

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Hoot!

  • By Samantha on 06-19-06

amusing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-07

the narrator is perfect for this book - very funny at times. good story line, too. i definitely recommend if you like a little humor with your mystery.

  • Lottery

  • By: Patricia Wood
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lottery

  • By hilobilly on 08-09-07

get it - heartwarming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-07

you should get this book. it's sweet, hearwarming and real. it just reflects how awful people can be, but by contrast and balance how awesome as well. it's one of the better one's i've listened to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Quickie

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Ralph on 12-14-07

very entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-07

I liked the narrators voice - easy to listen to. The story line at first seemed predictable but turned out to have some nice twists and turns - didn't end the way i would have expected. Very entertaining and couldn't wait to get back into my car to listen. Recommended.

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

  • By Jeff on 09-18-09

enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-07

i really enjoyed this book. Bryson has unique but funny sense of humor and there's always a good story behind anyone willing to challenge themselves to a new and uncertain experience. People evolve through journeys like these - so be open to it!

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,808

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inner Journey within an External One

  • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

Beautiful - must read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-07

This is such a beautiful book. Anyone who's had any challenges with life and relationships can appreciate her journey through them. It's about finding peace and happiness within yourself and what you want out of life. The universe provides when you are open to it. I enjoyed her narration as well. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Echelon Vendetta

  • A Novel
  • By: David Stone
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 173

When CIA "fixer" Micah Dalton's friend and mentor turns up dead, he's put on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent spy tale

  • By Carmela on 03-04-07

worth your while

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-07

I had no idea what to expect from this book. it was really good - very good descriptions of characters and environments. If you like mystery, murder, humor and all that cool CIA agent stuff - i'd recommend it. good read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful