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  • Ep. 14 (Audrey: The Girl Before the Girl)

  • The Secret History of Hollywood
  • By: Adam Roche
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

Audrey Hepburn has won the coveted stage role of 'Gigi' on Broadway, and is set to become its new star. But how will she adjust to life in America? And what will she do when Hollywood comes calling?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing!

  • By Anonymous User on 22-01-19

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this beautifully told story. An important backdrop being the German invasion and occupation of Holland during the second world war.

  • Women Who Run with the Wolves

  • Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the full book!!

  • By Jessica on 08-08-18

Only a fraction of the book!

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Most disappointed to find just a small portion of the book.
Even the stories within the book were abridged.
One story was repeated.

  • My Sister's Keeper

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe, Julia Gibson, Barbara McCulloh, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A five star story destroyed by the last 15 minutes

  • By Nathan on 23-09-16

Depressing

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-17

Depressing, dull and lightweight prose. This book was highly rated elsewhere and was my first Jodi Picoult novel. I would not seek out another one from this author.

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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • By: Peter F. Drucker
  • Narrated by: Michael Wells
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seminal work in Innovation but awful narration

  • By Mr. P. A. Gower on 05-02-14

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

This book should be listed as required reading for aspiring entrepreneurs and all existing entrepreneurs wanting to grow their companies.

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  • The China Study

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The China Study offers conclusive evidence that a change of diet can dramatically reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The book is based on the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, a 20-year joint project between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. The study surveyed the eating habits of 6,500 adults from all over China and Taiwan and found a direct correlation between diet and disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book changed my and my family's diet for good

  • By Karen on 26-02-14

This book changed my and my family's diet for good

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

Reviewed: 26-02-14

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

I have recommended this book to everyone who is interested in health and diet - and even suggested it to those who are resolute carnivores! I am appalled that the research findings are not more in the public arena. It is shocking that we have been led to believe that dairy is a necessary part of our diet, that parents are still urged to feed their children dairy - despite the research.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful