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Laura

Delton, MI, United States

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  • The Real Purpose of Parenting: The Book You Wish Your Parents Read

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dr. Phillip B Dembo
    • Narrated By Dr. Phillip B Dembo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (90)

    The Real Purpose of Parenting is a series of stories and life lessons from the world of a therapist, known as The Parent Coach. Very well-intentioned, well meaning parents are at the point of crisis with their kids because their own best parenting efforts are NOT producing the children they want them to be. And there, according to Dr. Phil Dembo, lies the problem. Dr. Dembo shows simple family “turn around” strategies that reframe the real purpose of parenting and gives each family, and child, their own salvation.

    Morgan says: "Good listen for parents"
    "Lots of good parenting info"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Real Purpose of Parenting to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audio for non-fiction because I have a harder time getting through them in print version. This book, however, had lots of stories woven in, so it probably would have been good both ways. There was one chapter that was a little heavy that I think was much easier to get through being on audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A great parenting book to shift the way you parent


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I personally just didn't care for the narrator's voice. I usually am happy when the narrator is the author, but this time it made it a little hard to listen to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I could definitely see myself and my children in some of his anecdotes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18325)
    Performance
    (14146)
    Story
    (14090)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Entertaining, easy listen"
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    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A pretty good listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    When Tina Fey says, “By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't think this would make a good film


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Lisa Bloom
    • Narrated By Lisa Bloom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    We medicate, discipline, suspend, and expel our boys from school at quadruple the rate of girls. We let double the number of boys drop out of high school than girls, and of those boys who do graduate, they are far more likely than their sisters to be illiterate, to fail to go to college, or to drop out of college if they do go. Swagger is a wakeup call for parents about the real world our boys inhabit right now, but it offers solutions as well. This audiobook is packed with research-proven, parent-tested, practical solutions.

    Stephanie says: "Im sure its great for Americans"
    "Excellent must-read 4 parents - of boys AND girls!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Swagger to be better than the print version?

    Yes, there are too many statistics included to make it an easy print read.


    What other book might you compare Swagger to and why?

    Think, also by Lisa Bloom. This is the "girl version" of Swagger, but I would recommend it to anyone, not just parents of girls.


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

    Having Lisa narrate the book adds a lot that a separate narrator wouldn't. You feel like you're just sitting there listening to her chat and can hear the sarcasm or seriousness in her tone of voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was appalled at the statistics about the criminalization of black boys and men in our country and also about the relationship of reading to future jail time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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