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  • The Essential Handbook to a Healthy Gut

  • How a Leaky Gut Impacts Your Entire Body and How to Make It Healthy Once Again
  • By: Evelyn Carmichael
  • Narrated by: Kimberly S Hobscheid
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Is your gut impacting your health? Find out if your gut is responsible for inflammation and a host of medical issues, from anxiety to autoimmune disorders. If you have an unhealthy gut, chances are you frequently suffer from heartburn, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. These symptoms occur frequently in people who have gut issues. But the good news is they can all be treated. Many people tend to treat the symptoms of an unhealthy gut, rather than trying to boost the health of the gut in the first place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Emily on 18-04-18

Wow!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I never knew that the gut was so important! This had a lot of information that I didn’t know and it does make you think about your health.

  • The Great Book of American Trivia: Fun Random Facts & American History

  • Trivia USA 2
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Slept through high school history? Need a more entertaining refresher than a dusty textbook? Want to learn more about America and its interesting history? Pick up The Great Book of American Trivia, the ultimate compendium of American trivia and little-known facts. A quick audiobook packed with information. A novelty among trivia books, here you’ll learn the real stories, the mysteries, and the fascinating tidbits about American history from its first inhabitants to present day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Trivia

  • By Emily on 18-04-18

Trivia

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I enjoyed this book and the condensed trivia is pretty good. There were a few errors which made me question the rest of the book, and it can get a bit confusing because it skips between years. However, I do really like the questions at the end of each chapter.

The narration was brilliant. Derek Newman had a really dry wit that came through in his narration, and I really liked it.

  • A Murder of Quality

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 473

George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged, and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess 'the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband – an assistant master at Carne School - is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for any connoisseur of Le. Carre

  • By Mr. H. Watson on 15-08-16

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-18

I’ve not read many George Smiley novels, but this was really interesting. He was really interesting, and I really liked how he just got on with solving the murder. I found him a really interesting character, and I just wanted to know more about him.
The writing itself flowed, and it was easy to listen to. Though, this was complimented by a really good narrator in Michael Jayston.

  • Casting Gemma

  • Porn Casting, Book 1
  • By: C J Edwards
  • Narrated by: Anthony Lee
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

I was a successful adult movie casting agent, with all the big studios on my books. Okay, I wasn’t! But all the gorgeous wannabees who came through my door didn’t need to know that! In fact, I was a successful businessman with cash to spare and a high sex drive. I had a temporary studio set up, ads running, and cameras installed. All I needed to do was sit back and let the desperate young women come to me! This was gonna be great! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written

  • By Emily on 12-03-18

Well Written

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was pretty well written and for how short it was, it was easy to see both characters personalities. The erotica itself was good and felt pretty logical.

  • Stolen

  • Whitley & Keal Mystery, Book 3
  • By: Dawn Kopman Whidden
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Another homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, New York. In a cabin nestled deep in the woods, two male victims are discovered, both gunshot victims. One is deceased the other one is barely alive. But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, it is the identities of the two small children also found at the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story, great characters

  • By nerak on 08-03-18

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Stolen is the third book in the Whitley & Keal series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Whereas Faceless (book #2) was more focused on Jean Whitley and her family, Stolen was more focused on Marty Keal and his family. I really liked the interaction between Marty and Hope, and even with the Captain and the lost child. Whidden has a real ability to create authentic characters that draw you into the plot and make you care.

The narrator, Amy Deuchler, is also an incredible fit for this series. While I prefer her narrating as Jean, I did like her narrating as Marty as well, and for the most part I did find it easy to differentiate the characters by the narrative.

  • Faceless

  • A Whitley and Keal Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Kopman Whidden
  • Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Fallsburg, New York, has a killer on the loose - one who's leaving their sadistic, telltale marks on innocent victims. A pretty teenage girl is found dead in the woods, her face horribly mutilated. A few days later, a second girl, also strikingly beautiful, is attacked in a similar fashion. Who would do such a brutal thing - and why? It's up to two of Fallsburg's finest - Detective Jean Whitley and her new partner, Marty Keal - to find out who's responsible for the grisly crimes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By MEDY on 27-12-17

Engaging

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a really brilliant detective thriller. I loved the plot, with beautiful teenaged girls tuning up dead with their faces burnt off, and it kept me guessing until the very end. I suspected three different people and it was none of them. It was really interesting, and I greatly enjoyed it.

My major complaint about this series is actually the main character, Jean Whitley, who I’m really not a fan of. She’s ruled by her emotions and constantly excusing her actions because of this. “Oh, I slapped my daughter, it’s because I was upset because she may have had sex” or “I don’t want to talk to my fellow detective because he abandoned me to help his injured daughter”. She becomes incredibly frustrating during parts of this novel, and to me, feels like a really selfish character.

However, the narrator, Amy Deuchler, was incredible. Despite the difficult character, it was easy to listen to, and I loved her narrative speed.

  • The Enigma Ignite

  • The Enigma Series, Book 3
  • By: Charles V Breakfield, Roxanne E Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

As the world's biggest powers compete for superiority, it's not larger weapons or greater numbers of soldiers that top their wish lists. Instead, it's the latest and greatest technological advances: nanotechnology, dynamic programming algorithms, and drones, working together to build the next generation of military communications. When a professor at a Texas university begins researching ways to improve animal husbandry and boost global food supplies, her results catch the eye of inquisitive engineer Keith Austin Avery, whose interests have nothing to do with solving world hunger. But as Avery works on potential new uses for this technology, his research draws the attention of a powerful terrorist group, with traumatic results for him and his subcontractor Eilla-Zan Marshall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When you face the dark demons...

  • By Norma Miles on 28-03-18

Good Characters

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really enjoyed this installment in the Enigma series. I did enjoy the characters more than the plot, which I struggled to believe somewhat. I did struggle a bit with the technology parts, which kind of just went over my head at parts. But, I enjoyed seeing Jacob and Petra again, and I really liked the character of the story, Professor Su Lin.

  • Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella

  • Evan Gabriel Trilogy
  • By: Steve Umstead
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
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    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

Evan Gabriel wasn't always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Before dangerous missions to the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, the deadly jungle world of Eden, and politically corrupt Mars, he was a simple recruit, fighting to make his mark in the elite Naval Special Forces…and was part of a top-secret military experiment that would change his life forever. Zero Point tells the tale of a young man faced with difficult choices and dangerous trials.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Emily on 09-02-18

Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was quite meh. The plot was okay, nothing brilliant but not bad. There wasn’t much world building and there isn’t much description in the scenes. It doesn’t really make me want to listen to the subsequent trilogy.

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  • Blockchain Technology - I Told You So!

  • What Bitcoins, Ethereum and Other Blockchain Technologies Are and How You Can Use Them for Fun and Profit
  • By: Thomas Joseph Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

If you’d like to know what blockchain systems are all about, this is the audiobook for you! This audiobook is a thorough introduction to the world of blockchain. It’s easy to follow and covers everything from the basics of blockchain to using blockchain technologies in your business. Whether recording important transactions, the exchange of legal documents, authorizations, or more, blockchain technology is an entirely new way to maintain secure records.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Emily on 09-02-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was really informative about blockchain. It also concerned Bitcoin as a secondary thought. What I really liked about this book was that, for the most part, the author explained the terms he used, and as a beginner with cryptocurrency, I did appreciate that. It was well written and understandable.

Andrew B. Wehrlen was a brilliant narrator. He really brought the book to life, and made it interesting, when it is a quite dry topic.

  • Small Talk

  • How to Talk to People, Improve Your Charisma, Social Skills, Conversation Starters & Lessen Social Anxiety
  • By: Aston Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Corinne Phillips
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

If you've ever felt awkward when you meet new people, worrying about social anxiety, how to talk to people, and how to be interesting, this small talk audiobook guide will make you someone who people love to talk to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Encouraging

  • By Emily on 09-02-18

Encouraging

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was really good. It took the time to explain the small cues in conversations and social interaction and the issues involved in small talk in general. It was a very encouraging read, and Corinne Phillips was a brilliant narrator who really brought the book to life.