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  • The Undomestic Goddess

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 582

Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career. She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Give the book a better chance

  • By kai on 01-05-11

Amusing story about habits

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

Reviewed: 01-09-16

One of my favourite stories with many funny moments. Narrator is brilliant as well. All characters are well developed and unique. I love it when Samantha meets Nathaniel and is starting to change old habits from her previous stressful job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Letting Go

  • A Key to Lasting Happiness
  • By: Rick Hanson PhD
  • Narrated by: Rick Hanson PhD
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Happiness is far more than a positive feeling that comes and goes. Science is now proving that happiness is a skill that you can develop. Bridging neuropsychology with the great contemplative traditions, Dr. Rick Hanson brings you a series of practices that help you learn to let go of negative experiences to make space for positive thoughts and feelings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful little exercise

  • By Kirsten on 15-12-14

Helpful little exercise

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

Reviewed: 15-12-14

Nice short piece when intending to relax, I like it particular before going to sleep or if worrying too much about things.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • May Cause Miracles

  • A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Are you ready to work miracles? Gabrielle Bernstein believes that simple, consistent shifts in our thinking and actions can lead to the miraculous in all aspects of our daily lives, including our relationships, finances, bodies, and self-image. In this inspiring guide, Gabrielle offers an exciting plan for releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness, and love to flow through us without fail. All of which, ultimately, will lead to breathtaking lives of abundance, acceptance, appreciation, and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very helpful book to happyness

  • By Kirsten on 15-12-14

Very helpful book to happyness

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

Reviewed: 15-12-14

I liked the book very much, especially the daily tasks and focus on a particular issue with the importance to get into a habit on focusing on the positive.
Having read several books about how to change one's life, some about affirmations, I enjoyed most of them, agreeing to what has been written. However, I tended to get into a 'stuck position' and missing the 'action part' on my part. This book helped me to get more active and that I need to spend some time every day to focus and improve my situation, be it short meditation, realising my habits or other exercises.
I like it when authors read their own books, but Gabrielle talks a bit too fast, as if she's on a marathon. I just rewound and listened to it again or wrote things down that were important to me.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Michel Thomas Method

  • Italian Course Sample
  • By: Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michel Thomas
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

This is a sample of the best-selling Michel Thomas Method Italian Course, offering you a fast-track introduction to Italian. You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian in the same way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for learning Italian.

  • By peter on 21-09-17

Different

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

Reviewed: 22-05-13

It seems to be a different approach to traditional learning. No repetitions or learning by heart are suggested. The author sounds experienced and starts with samples right away, along with 2 other students. It does not sound well rehearsed but like a 'stand-up' language teaching. I like the way one is learning a few words and encouraged to build own sentences. That way it is not simple listening and repeating and the brain is challenged!

  • Sara, Book 1

  • Sara Learns the Secret about the 'Law of Attraction'
  • By: Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
  • Narrated by: Jerry Hicks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

This unabridged audiobook offers you, the listener, a thoughtful and inspired formula for generating appreciation, happiness, and good feelings - deftly blended into the uplifting story of a plucky, inquisitive girl named Sara and her teacher, an ethereal owl named Solomon. There's something in Sara for any child, adult, or teen pursuing joy and meaning...and searching for answers about life, death, and the desires of the heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful addition to Law of Attraction teachings

  • By Kirsten on 13-04-13

Helpful addition to Law of Attraction teachings

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I found this book quite helpful in addition to the Law of Attraction basic teachings for people especially if you find it difficult to put all those thoughts into action.

The way the book is written/spoken it seems more to be a children's book, but the suggestions to go about in life and take in the environment is helpful for any adult just the same. I was not too keen on the narrator, the way he speaks and the fact that male voice is picked as we see the world through a girl's eyes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Skinwalker

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 1
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!!!

  • By Clare on 21-02-11

Great narrator and gripping story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-13

I love the narrator's voice and the way she's telling the story. The best I heard so far. She makes the story so alive and gripping.

The story is about Jane Yellowrock who has this "dual personality" of herself and 'beast' who is living basicly inside her - or the other way around if she is shifting into beast. Although very different from each other, they seem to complement each other pretty well, especially in hunting down the bad guys. In some flashbacks we get to know more about them and how they came to be. All that while they hunt some mad creature who is killing vamps and humans and everyone is curious to find out, what Jane really is.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Highlander's Time

  • By: Belladonna Bordeaux
  • Narrated by: Leagh Bochannon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Jenny Lofstrand has been abandoned by those who supposedly love her all her life. Now she's the personal assistant to a woman who'd drive the Devil to drink. Jenny knows she's the glue that holds her boss's life together. Even this nurturer has a limit though. The Veil is going to take her on a trip to twelfth-century Scotland and thrust her into the arms of her dream man. Iaen Kincaid has seen more than his fair share of life. The young laird of the clan Kincaid is either in a border war with his cousin to the north, or he's dealing with some problem within his land.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Kirsten on 29-11-12

Painful to listen to

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-12

Initially, I was intrigued by the storyline. It's not a long audiobook, but it was too painful for me to continue after one hour. The narrator's voice and strange american-wannabe-scottish accent put me off a bit in the first place. However, the worst thing was the monotone voice, it seemed to me she is reading a technical instruction manual rather than a story.

  • Come the Morning

  • By: Shannon Drake
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In the days when Scotland lay under siege - from the Vikings who sailed from the north and the Norman English who came from the south - King David sought to unite his people into one nation. For this, he needed loyal warriors. Waryk de Graham soon proved the greatest of these fighters, and was knighted Lord Lion. But his honored position came with a price: a wife chosen for him by the king - a reluctant Viking bride.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Kirsten on 11-10-11

Good Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-11

I quite like the storyline. What I don't like about the narrator is the accents she puts on. It doesn't sound very convincing.

  • Bridget Jones's Diary

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Tracie Bennett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed 30-something?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic. Shame it's abridged...

  • By Claudia on 15-07-12

Great!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-11

I love Bridget Jones, it is so funny, as well as dramatic and romantic. However, it is a shame that only an abridged version is available!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rose of Shanhasson

  • By: Joely Sue Burkhart
  • Narrated by: Simone Pavlides
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Shannari is destined to unite the Green Lands. All she has to do is survive a battle with a barbarian, marry the barbarian, escape the very sexy barbarian and his elite warrior band, kill her former fiance, and make it home in one piece. The men in Shannari's life don't take no for an answer easily, and she's definitely worth fighting for. She doesn't believe in love with good reason - her last lover tried to kill her at a most inopportune time. It's a good thing she has fast reflexes, even when she's distracted.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Romance and sex, but zero credibility

  • By HelgaCabbage on 12-05-09

Quite a boring dark piece of art

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-10

I could not decide whether to give one or two points.

The story is quite dark and tells the story of the heroine Shannari who is tormented by her past and her flashbacks. When she finds a soulmate and protector, she claims she is not able ever to love again. And says so at least 50 times in the audiobook. The repetitions I found most annoying in the book.
Furthermore the accent of the 'barbarians' got on my nerves marked by the rolling 'r'.

A bit too depressing story for me, I was quite happy to reach the ending (and so probably was Shannari...)
Sorry!