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Barbara

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  • The Newlyweds

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nell Freudenberger
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love. A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride. But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by - and woos - George Stillman online. For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home. For George, Amina is a woman who doesn’t play games.

    Linda says: "You run into yourself in the darndest places"
    "Rich in character development"
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    Story
    If you could sum up The Newlyweds in three words, what would they be?

    This book was deeply engaging. The concept of finding your mate through correspondence on the internet was of great interest to me. I was interested to see how the characters developed and how the two cultures would mesh. It pointed out, in interesting ways, how the expectations of Americans differ with people in many parts of the world. Having Amina choose the path she did and watching her struggles made for an interesting listen. The narrator did a very good job of distinguishing the characters.


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  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2213)
    Performance
    (1847)
    Story
    (1827)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "Very interesting read"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Willpower Instinct to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read it


    What did you like best about this story?

    This reinforces something that we learned in psych 101


    What about Walter Dixon’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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