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  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,064

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Ollie Chapman on 22-09-15

Absolutely Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Actually I'm going to start it again right now. So much in here to think about. Really critical information to understanding myself and everyone I interact with. This should be curriculum material at some level of secondary or higher education. Frankly, every business should be re-evaluating their approach and incorporating some of these ideas. Core employee induction maybe? This is a bible of true life skills and she makes you laugh like a loon. Definitely listen again!

  • The Sacrifice

  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Emma Krist is a dud - a person from a powerful line of witches with no magic of her own. Not only that, but she's full figured instead of thin, like her gorgeous, talented cousins, and has dishwater brown hair and muddy hazel eyes to match. So she figures there's no way she'll be chosen as the Bloodlust Sacrifice for the new vampire Sovereign. Not that she would want to be - what girl in her right mind would volunteer to be a sex slave for a year, giving up the rights to her own body and sexuality to a dominating male who likes to bite? Not Emma, that's for sure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good read

  • By kimmyjo on 06-03-18

Hot sex. Stupid h. Bleh story.

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

Well I've learned my lesson, no more by this author for me. I should have known the h would be stupid on purpose so the story could move on. Frankly, she's pretty stupid through most of it but the sex scenes were saucy and I was in that kinda mood so I kept listening.

I have only myself to blame for still being around when the H decided to keep life threatening secrets. My eyes did a hard roll when the h left the house with her cousin despite multiple warnings. It's like the author was trying to prove the h wouldn't just submit by making her rebellious, but the things she rebels with are on par with the thinking process of a 13 yr old! It doesn't make her look strong, it just makes her seem stupid. Also, without her blunders the story would stall. I mean why does she have to be an idiot to keep the story rolling?

Sigh... I'm a compulsive kind of reader so I'll finish this (just over an hr left) but after this I'm so done. A woman can be submissive without being as dumb as a box of rocks. And fyi, just saying she is clever doesn't make her clever, her actions have to back that up.

There is power in submission, so maybe the author didn't do enough research or just doesn't get it but whatever, I surrender.

One more eye roll for good measure before I tackle the last hour. Sigh...

  • Stolen by an Alien

  • An Alien Mate Romance
  • By: Amanda Milo
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

I broke the rules and stole an auction item from her buyers. Because somehow, they’d managed to abduct a Gryfala princess. Though, she doesn’t look, or act, or sound quite like I thought one of her kind would. But I’m merely a Rakhii gladiator; this is the closest I’ve actually ever been to a princess. I’d be considered lucky, indeed, if she chose me to guard her. Instead, I want more. I need her to claim me. Because she doesn’t know it, but now I can’t let her go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration of one of my Favourites!

  • By Leigh UK on 08-09-18

Excellent Narration of one of my Favourites!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I cannot write here how much I love this series and Amanda Milo books in general.

No, I don't know her.
No, she doesn't pay me.
No, she has not written nearly enough books because I still have time to read other authors.

This story is riveting. I read the kindle version a while back so this was my second time around and I was still hooked. I laughed out loud so many times my kids started rolling their eyes at each outburst (because I refused to tell them what I was laughing at - they're too young).

Can't wait to hear the rest of the series in audio. Nick Cracknell did an outstanding job bringing this tale to life. Bring on the next audiobook already :D

  • Transcendence

  • By: Shay Savage
  • Narrated by: Chris Chambers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Ehd's a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He's strong and intelligent but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful, young woman in his pit trap, it's obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. Elizabeth doesn't know where she is or exactly how she got there. She's not at all interested in Ehd's primitive advances, and she just can't seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant - and often hilarious - struggle.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best books I've ever read!

  • By Leigh UK on 06-09-18

Still one of the best books I've ever read!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

This is my second time reading this book (there will likely be a 3rd, 4th and 5th time) and the narration does not disappoint. I absolutely love that the entire story is told by the man who has more fingers than words. Funny, moving, warm happy feeling at the end. The only thing I could ask for is Beh's version of events. Loved the end!

  • Ostrich

  • By: Michael A. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Victoria Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Nevada sheep rancher Sabine Eckleberry's life is in shambles. His wife has decamped to Arizona to run a dog-grooming business; his youngest daughter needs a husband; his irrepressible son, VJ, wants to turn the ranch into an ostrich-breeding operation; and the wild burros he has adopted to guard his sheep can't get along with their charges. Now his family and friends are about to descend on the ranch to celebrate Sabine’s 72nd birthday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was like a drive-by reading... no slowing down!

  • By Leigh UK on 18-02-18

It was like a drive-by reading... no slowing down!

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

I couldn't finish this. Even though I slowed the narration down it just did not flow. It was like driving without paying any attention to traffic lights or road signs. This was narration without any punctuation. The narrator has a lovely voice but she needs to come up for air. I don't know if it was the narrator or the author who decided to forgo punctuation but either way, it made it very hard to follow the story. Difficult listening.

  • Fade Out

  • By: Kayleen Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

At 28, writer Kayleen Schaefer's brother was one of the most promising young filmmakers in Hollywood, having shot to success as the writer and director of "Chapter 27," starring future Oscar-winner Jared Leto as John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. Then, five years later, to the surprise of those closest to him, he left it all behind - abandoning his career, his family and his life, without telling anyone where he was going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So many thoughts swirling around about this...

  • By Leigh UK on 17-02-18

So many thoughts swirling around about this...

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Is he mentally ok? Is he still alive? What a thing to do to your mother... as a mother I cannot imagine having to say goodbye to my child like that. When I started reading this I had no idea who anyone in this story was. I had to pause and Google a bit. Honestly though, it makes no difference whether he was a street sweeper or a Hollywood golden boy, this story is surreal. I just found myself repeatedly thinking Why? Why? Why?

It also made me think about the relationship my kids have with each other and the relationship I have with my brother, which isn't the closest, but I'd still feel like I had a missing body part if he disappeared.

My next thought was that I wonder how many people don't have the money, the balls, the emotional strength to step away from everything and everyone they grew up with to escape the morally skewed high pressured societies so many of us live in? This was a seriously extreme way to jump off the the madness train but surely there is a better way to do it? Starting with communicating with your loved ones so they don't worry?

Which brings me to another thought, how much of what I feel is about my belief that he owes his family at least the courtesy of communication. Maybe he doesn't? This is only one side of their story... and even if it is completely accurate, does anyone really owe anyone for live given freely? Is familial love truly given freely even in an 'ideal' family setting?

Yep, lots to ponder after this one. Definitely worth a listen.

  • In Praise of Women's Bodies

  • By: Gloria Steinem
  • Narrated by: Marianne Fraulo
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

"It's a truism, for instance, that a few clothes are more shocking than none. But for women especially, bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without those visual references, however, each individual woman's body can be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Thought Provoker

  • By Leigh UK on 17-02-18

A Real Thought Provoker

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

The issue raised here is not something I've ever thought about before but I can see so much value in such a bonding experience. I question though whether our image obssessed society has now ruined those "locker room" spaces for men too? So much to consider, I listened twice.

  • Motorcycle Man

  • Dream Man, Book 4
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get enough

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 23-05-16

Kickass end to the Series!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Tack is not my idea of the perfect man but Tack and Tyra will certainly keep you wired, wound up and desperate to beat the crap out of them or find out what happens next. Hot damn! Fabulous storytelling from Kirsten Ashley and excellent narration from Ms Russell. So happy to see there is a Chaos series to follow these characters that are as beloved as they are irritating. It's like family! Lol!

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Safiya on 20-12-17

You're gonna laugh til you cry!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Imagine feeling sad but struggling to breathe because you're laughing so hard. Tiffany Haddish's story probably isn't unique but her attitude, her approach and the way she tells a story certainly is. She is rough and crude and naive and honourable all at the same time. But mostly she is just so darned hilarious! She truly has a gift for story-telling. Listen to this and be moved, and while you're being moved, be completely and thoroughly entertained! Then sit back and ponder the fact that we are all a little bit unicorn and it might just be time to step up and shine.

  • Taking Turns

  • The Turning Series, Book 1
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Sebastian York, Tad Branson, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

I've never been afraid of the dark...but that doesn't mean I wanted to live in it. Maybe everyone wants what they can't have, but I should've thought it over before I unlocked the door to their forbidden world. Number One is mostly silent. He watches me very carefully. Number Two is mostly gentle. But it's the other side of him I like best. Number Three is mostly reserved. It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That's it. That's all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. I just didn't expect to like them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb listen

  • By Yvonne on 24-06-17

On hella hot FIRE!!

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

Narration was terrific! Persoanlly, I just love Joe Arden's accent and Sebastian York's rumble is delicious!

Plot was a bit slow but still very intetesting. The ending does not disappoint as a 'reveal'.

Writing was smooth and effortless. At no point was I confused or jerked out of the story by an awkward sentence.

But I think the best review of this book comes from my hubby who thoroughly enjoyed the side effects. So much so, he asked if there was a sequel!

Guess what I'm off to buy?
*wicked grin*

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