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  • Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Madeline Levine
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Parents, educators, and the media wring their hands about the plight of America's children and teens - soaring rates of emotional problems, limited coping skills, disengagement from learning - and yet there are ways to reverse these disheartening trends. Teach Your Children Well acknowledges that every parent wants successful children. However, until we are clearer about our core values and the parenting choices that are most likely to lead to authentic, and not superficial, success, we will continue to raise exhausted, externally driven, impaired children.

    AvidReader says: "I wish this book had been published years ago"
    "I wish this book had been published years ago"
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    As I write this, I am the proud parent of a college freshman, a high school freshman, and a fourth grader. I have found Dr. Levine's observations to be insightful, reasonable, rational, and realistic in so many regards to approaching parenting. Even as I was reading the book, we went through one of the very crises Dr. Levine outlines! More importantly, I have seen so many of the scenarios that Dr. Levine describes either in my own parenting experiences or in those of friends, neighbors, or the school community. I appreciated that the issues were discussed in such a real-life, parent-to-parent manner, as opposed to doctor-to-parent. As Dr. Levine stresses, no one author/book can advise us specifically in regard to our kids, since every child is so unique and different, even within the same family. We need to get to know our own children and what they're up against, and Dr. Levine gives clear and reasonable insight and advice. Parenting kids is such an incredible, miraculous, CHALLENGING job, and we need all the help we can get! Many thanks to Dr. Levine for sharing!

    The narration was quite good, seemed to have emphasis in all the right places. With the way the book is written, it is a little hard to discern when the narrator is reading a new heading (and thus a change in topic) in the middle of a chapter, or making a statement. But overall a great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Indigo Slam: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (150)

    When a 15-year-old girl shows up to plead with Elvis to find her errant father, his first impulse is to hand the case over to Social Services. But he sees how hard the kid is working to keep her two siblings together and afloat. The father sounds like an angel; the case should be a cinch. But as Elvis investigates, he finds the dad seems to be a mover in the criminal underworld who is on the verge of a grand scheme.

    Hans says: "Completely Wrong Performer -- don't bother"
    "Great Book, Awesome Narrator"
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    I love all of R Crais novels, and this one is no exception. My husband and I (and our son) particularly love the way David Stuart reads them. I'm actually going to "search" in Audible for more novels narrated by David Stuart- we like him that much :) .

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (542)

    The Presidents Club was born at Eisenhower’s inauguration when Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover first conceived the idea. Over the years that followed - and to this day - the presidents relied on, misunderstood, sabotaged, and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The world’s most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets, yet they are immortal rivals for history’s favor.

    Elicka says: "Inflection of narrator really annoying"
    "Fascinating, Informative"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this read, cover to cover. Just the concept of the evolution of a 'club' of presidents due to increases in longevity (!), the impact the club can have, the rules that the members (tacitly) abide by (well, except for Carter and Nixon-!). Fascinating back-stories, most notably for me the evolution of the relationship between the Bush family and Bill Clinton ("brother from another mother-!").

    I absolutely agree about the narration- truly irritating. I was constantly re-winding in order to separate what the author was actually trying to convey from the intonation and emphasis that the narrator erroneously applied to the passage. I hadn't realized until this book how important a part the intonation and emphasis, etc... play in relaying (or not relaying) the meaning that the author intended. I have actually made a note of the narrator's name to avoid because it was that much of an obstacle to my listening. Not something I am happy to admit, but the impact was that significant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slouching Toward Adulthood:: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sally Koslow
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Millions of American parents sit down to dinner every night, wondering why fully grown children are joining them - or, more likely, grunting good-bye as they head out for another night of who knows what. Sally Koslow, a journalist, novelist, and mother of two "adultescents" digs deep to reveal what lies behind the current generation's unwillingness - or inability - to take flight. By delving into the latest research and conducting interviews with parents and offspring, Koslow gives voice to the issues of prolonged dependency.

    AvidReader says: "Good Insight into the Boomerang Generation"
    "Good Insight into the Boomerang Generation"
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    I was hoping for advice about how to keep my college student from landing right back at home after graduating, but I think it's too early for anyone to realistically have solid answers to that question!! Ms. Koslow's interviews with both the kids and the parents do shed a lot of light. Combine this with the information she provides regarding the latest research on the "adult-escents," and I came away with some solid ideas for what I should do/not do to assure that my baby bird learns to fly from the nest :).

    The narration was quite good, with the narrator giving proper and appropriate emphasis where necessary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michelle Anthony, Reyna Lindert
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (11)

    Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts - in elementary school.

    Meili says: "Great book!"
    "A Valuable Resource for Mothers"
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    Informative and enlightening. Good examples, very helpful ideas for raising a daughter, especially these days when it seems that bullying, especially cyber-bullying, are on the rise. I am using their ideas with my youngest with success. I only wish I had had this book to read with my oldest daughter. The narrator's reading is fine, with nice modulation and intonation that seem to match the tone of the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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