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Lisa

Calgary, AB, Canada

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  • Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Paul R. Linde
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    The psychiatric emergency room, a fast-paced combat zone with pressure to match, thrusts its medical providers into the outland of human experience where they must respond rapidly and decisively in spite of uncertainty and, very often, danger. In this lively first-person narrative, Paul R. Linde takes listeners behind the scenes at an urban psychiatric emergency room, with all its chaos and pathos, where we witness mental health professionals doing their best to alleviate suffering.

    Leah says: "Terrible narration"
    "Fascinating"
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    The perfect accompaniment to my final few weeks of a nursing school acute inpatient psychiatric rotation. It was fascinating to see the process of the psychiatrist's thinking and to recognize how that differed from the nursing process I was learning.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel Dratch
    • Narrated By Rachel Dratch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (978)
    Story
    (978)

    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

    Jeanine says: "Could not stop listening"
    "Funny!"
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    Not quite what I was expecting, but funny none the less! Not sure what made it different from what I thought it would be, but I definitely enjoyed it. Worth the listen if you're eager for a laugh, and very well performed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Eve Brown Waite
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    In this laugh-out-loud funny memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little black heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him literally to the ends of the earth.

    cristin says: "One of the best memoirs I have ever read!"
    "Hilarious"
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    Eve Brown Waite's account of her time in the peace corp, marrying her peace corp recruiter, and their subsequent move to Uganda is at turns hilarious, poignant, and culturally informative while being unfailing honest in it's self reflection. Very much worth the listen for anyone who enjoys the unquestioning humor that always comes with overseas adventures!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott
    • Narrated By Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson, Jax's, life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam - about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions - struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax's mother, who has her own ideas about how to raise a child.

    Renee says: "Not her best work"
    "A Wonderful Listen"
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    Some Assembly Required reminded me all over again why I love almost everything that Anne Lamott writes. Part funny, part sad, part self-deprecating, part Jesusy, and oh so very earthy. I remembered why I love writing, why I love reading, why I love children and family, and why I love Jesus and how somehow all of those things go together. Absolutely worth listening to for anyone who is a fan of Lamott's work, or anyone who simply enjoys a well-crafted, very funny and poignant memoir.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Kristin Kimball
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (229)

    Single, 30-something, and working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him.

    Roberta says: "That's what organic farming is all about"
    "Fascinating"
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    I loved this combination of memoir, advocacy for local food, and treatise on farming. Kimball seamlessly wove together food, relationships, farming, hardships, and life story to create something well worth listening to. I found myself longing to head for a farm and grow all my own food. I cringed along with her at the experiences of slaughtering her first animals, and wondered what it would be like to eat only the things which I'd grown and raised myself. Definitely worth the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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