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Shelley Metzger

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Ep. 1: The Birth of The Dark Web (The Dark Web) cover art
  • Ep. 1: The Birth of The Dark Web (The Dark Web)

  • Written by: Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
  • Narrated by: Geoff White
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

It's called the Dark Web, Dark Net or Deep Web but what is it? What makes this internet underground — rife with drugs, sex, and crime — possible? How do you even access the Dark Web? Geoff White, Channel 4 News's former Technology Reporter, has been looking into its shady origins and reveals why the U.S. Navy invented it in the first place.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Elmer Fudd?

  • By Shelley Metzger on 2019-07-24

Elmer Fudd?

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-24

I wefuse to listen to a nawwator who can’t pwonounce his awws. I lasted fifteen minutes. Seems so unprofessional Audible—not impressed

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Gone to Pot

  • Written by: Jennifer Craig
  • Narrated by: Kyra Harper
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town’s senior women’s group - The Company of Crones - with her secret life as a pot grower.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • laughed hard and wonder if I could grow

  • By SJW2015 on 2019-07-28

A fun read

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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: 2019-06-26

I live in Alberta and have some idea of what Nelson is like. THe author clearly knows her setting and it was fun to hear her descriptions of this unique town. The story flowed nicely and showed the characters evolving in a positive way—as we all hope to do. The reader’s voice was perfect and her laid back narration was very enjoyable. I would listen to other books based on Kyra Harper being the reader.

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  • The Red Queen

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love medieval history

  • By Shelley Metzger on 2019-06-18

I love medieval history

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-18

This series is great. Philippa Gregory weaves a compelling tale of politics, intrigue and history. My one big complaint about these books is the narrator. She speaks in such a dreary, depressing, miserable monotone that I eventually start to feel the same way. I would like to listen to more of her novels but the thought of listening to Amato’s voice for hours on end stops me.

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  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • Written by: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Zahra Ahmadi, Raghad Chaar, Omid Djalili, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Blood and Stone, listeners can expect to hear Sheherezade, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves and Julnar the Sea Born as they've never done before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • loved the dramatized audio version

  • By Yinxu on 2019-08-14

Old tales with an updated twist

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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: 2019-02-01

Modern language injected with humour. Great voices and dramatization. Now I want to listen to part two

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  • The Art of Civilized Conversation

  • A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace
  • Written by: Margaret Shepherd, Sharon Hogan
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 23

In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction - talking face-to-face - can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All about etiquette.

  • By Richard Galambos, C.E.T. on 2018-10-18

Are you kidding me? What a waste of time

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-04

A book full of stating the painfully obvious. “Don’t exaggerate”. “ Project confidence”. “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”. “Never say yes to the question “Does this make me look fat?”
Ridiculous.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Zen to Done

  • The Ultimate Simple Productivity System
  • Written by: Leo Babauta
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Zen To Done (ZTD) is a system that is at once simple, and powerful, and will help you develop the habits that keep all of your tasks and projects organized, that keep your workday simple and structured, that keep your desk and email inbox clean and clear, and that keep you doing what you need to do, without distractions. This book was written for those who want to get their lives organized and actually execute the things on their to-do list by changing existing habits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exactly what I was looking for

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-18

Worth a read

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-02

Simple, straightforward, organized and repetitive. Repetition in this case is desirable in that one has a good grasp of the concepts by the time the book is over

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  • The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

  • How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World
  • Written by: Haemin Sunim, Haemin Sunim - translation, Chi-Young Kim - translation
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this best-selling mindfulness guide - it has sold more than three million copies in Korea, where it was a number-one best-seller for 41 weeks and received multiple best book of the year awards - Haemin Sunim (which means "spontaneous wisdom"), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthwhile listen.

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-17

Okay

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-02

I would have enjoyed it much more had it been read by someone with an Asian accent

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Get Well Soon

  • History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • Written by: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting!

  • By Meredith on 2018-12-25

Interesting ciew of history as seen through the lens of disease

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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: 2018-11-02

At first I found the humour interspersed among the horrific details of illness to be inappropriate. However the author’s deadpan jokes narrator’s perfect delivery was so spot on that I found the book to be more and more amusing as it went on. (The first chapters were very dark and descriptive mind you). Gabra Zackman could be a comedian or a sitcom actress, and I would listen to anything read by her

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  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Written by: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dystopian tale relevant today

  • By Tee on 2018-06-13

A compelling tale of a society that has become detached from others and from life

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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: 2018-05-27

Old sci fi novels are fascinating to read, as one compares the vision of the author to the present reality and realizes jim or her as a visionary

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  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 173

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series. I have read all the books.

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-05

Book 7 and still going strong

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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: 2018-04-06

Book 7 and I was still fully invested in the story. I love the detailed descriptions of what life must have been like back then and found this book to be very entertaining. I rated it a four because the original book, Outlander really can’t be beat for sheer romance, suspense, adventure etc.