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  • 441 titles in library
  • 48 purchased in 2014
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  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (572)

    Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

    Amazon's Best Customer says: "Love this book"
    "Love this book"
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    This may be the best audio book I've ever listened to out of hundreds purchased. I've listened to it twice now this week alone. It is scientifically sound and makes reference to studies on nearly every point they make.

    One of the great things in this book is that it shows how our current cultures infatuation with the ideal of "independence" is nonsense. We are social animals and depend on our close group of friends, family and of our lover. I've been wondering why I couldn't live up to all the other self help books, "He's Just Not Into You" type.

    One of the great concepts I got from this work is how early 20th century notions of child rearing, "let the baby cry and gain independence", still permeate our culture. This book explains that is it perfectly acceptable and reasonable to be dependent on your significant other.

    Many tools are given to improving your relationships. Effective communication, assessing your own needs, etc. I can't recommend this work highly enough.

    53 of 53 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8678)
    Performance
    (7961)
    Story
    (7967)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Painting with words"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Goldfinch in three words, what would they be?

    Art, prose, compelling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Goldfinch?

    The first couple of pages still haunt me. I want to commit it to memory.


    What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

    Every character was done to perfection, older man, kids, women, Russian, teachers, bureaucrats, drunks. Top notch.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Goldfinch and why?

    Boris but Hobie is a close second.


    Any additional comments?

    Great writing and superb narration. A beautiful 32 hours of entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory 1874-1932, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Dean says: "Wonderful"
    "Great listening."
    Overall

    As others have stated these volumes are far better than other (though excellent) biographies of Churchill.

    I loved the narrator, his voice reminds me of Laurence Olivier. I enjoyed his reading "in character" quotes and letters. The change in voice livens up the narrative and the reader is an excellent actor so it is done well.

    I frequently took my mp3 player to bed and listened while falling asleep. I plan to listen to this again and again.

    If you are an Anglophile, love Victorian or Edwardian England, this is a must have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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