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  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
    • Narrated By Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (303)

    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

    Jeannette says: "A very helpful listen!"
    "Must-Listen for all parents (and people!)"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This audiobook teaches so much about HOW the brain works. I bought the book (paper) but having 8 kids...um...I rarely had time to read. So, I downloaded it and was able to listen to it while I did other things and...it's just worth the listen. I will listen to this again.


    What did you learn from The Whole-Brain Child that you would use in your daily life?

    One thing this book brought out...about the importance of "telling our story" was actually very important to me at the time I heard it. Shortly after listening to this...I lost my 3 year old at Disney. Formerly, I might have thought it good that she "forget" about it...but instead we told and retold that story to each other every day often for a long time...and she seems now to have no weird "fears" about being lost...


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8271)
    Performance
    (7626)
    Story
    (7642)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Brilliant sequel!"
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    This book not only keeps everything connected through itself...but seamlessly connects The Shining all through the story. It was impressive. I also enjoyed how completely different and yet totally connected this story is from The Shining.

    My only "complaint" is not about the book or about the narrator but the choice of which one to use for this book. They didn't get the same guy to read this who read The Shining...and I personally wish they would have.

    I listened to Mr. Mercedes (read by this narrator) and then wanted to listen to Doctor Sleep. I realized then that it was a sequel to The Shining (which I'd never read) so I listened to that first. Then, starting Doctor Sleep I was hoping/expecting the same narrator because that would make sense, right?

    But instead...it was primarily (in my mind) the voice of Jerome who started reading Doctor Sleep to me and it took probably two hours till my mind started to "hear" and accept that voice as Dan Torrance.

    Now, I'm planning to soon listen to the sequel to Mr. Mercedes when it's released and I'm wondering how long it will take my mind to accept "Dan's" voice now as the characters in the new book again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3162)
    Performance
    (2904)
    Story
    (2929)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "Very good story..."
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    So much more than just a "horror" novel. I felt so sad for the dad, hearing his whole backstory and how happy the family was before going to The Overlook.

    Very high quality story. (And I love the 1970s tidbits like the chef sitting in the smoking section of the airplane.)

    Moving on now to Doctor Sleep, but I'm sure I'll listen to this one again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8453)
    Performance
    (7501)
    Story
    (7561)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Keith says: "Worth the wait!"
    "Good story"
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    It's sorta fascinating to listen to this in 2015 because when SK write this...it was a whole different world. Sam Goody. Station wagons. Everyone smoking. So much stuff stood out as just...as foreign as the fictional story.

    My only "dislike" really is all the F bombs. It never fails that an hour can pass with none and then my kids walk in and it's F this and F that and then, "Mom! What are you listening to!?"

    But, overall this is a good story and the guy reading it did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7493)
    Performance
    (6570)
    Story
    (6568)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    horslovr says: "Very entertaining!"
    "Great story"
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    This story isn't about anything "amazing" yet the story...is amazing...which is really a sign of a great story teller. I will be downloading more of Liane Moriarity's books after listening to this.

    The narrator's voice is very pleasant to listen to and her performance was great. She had emotion at all the right places and has slight changes in her voice for different characters' dialogue. This was a great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Illusion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Frank Peretti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (348)

    Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the19-year-old she was in 1970.

    tracy says: "Peretti is one of kind"
    "Excellent Story!"
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    Frank Peretti does an excellent job reading this book...which has a really great story and the ending does not disappoint. I'd say each of his books has been a "work of art" or a "masterpiece" and this book fits right in with all the others. :) I started listening to this book when I had "down time" (when I was doing something else like my hair or watering plants outside) but by half-way thru the book I was just carrying my phone around with me listening to it all the time. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28569)
    Performance
    (15092)
    Story
    (15142)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Awesome!"
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    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting - Inspirational - Educational


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to the book was really awesome because the voices of the characters. The narrators did an awesome job. I was able to water my flower garden and do lots of other things while listening to this book on my phone and I just couldn't get enough...it was just such a great performance!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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