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Member Since 2014

  • 21 reviews
  • 68 ratings
  • 187 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "Excellent Book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the narration. Writing from the heart the author tells a wonderful story about her journey.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman

    In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013--as well as "Black Dog", a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

    Jan says: "It Triggered Me to Stay Up Late and Listen"
    "Some great stories"

    Great narration very good performance I like some of the stories better than others I prefer his full length novels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris, Dylan Baker, Elaine Stritch, and others

    Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

    Patricia says: "Enjoyable Book"
    "Quirky collection"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, it is what it is.

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Makes you think.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jazz discussion at the coffee shop.

    Do you think Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not really.

    Any additional comments?

    Sedaris humor is what it is. This is on the edge even for him.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Valkyries: A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling, for which Coelho's fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.

    DGM says: "Very satisfying"
    "Very satisfying"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Coehlo's work and anyone who is interested in personal growth. This book really gives you some things to think about.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Joanna says: "A quest for dreams come true"
    "Very good book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the narration. I intend to give this book as Christmas presents to my children.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Andy Andrews
    • Narrated By Gary Beaty

    Much like the best-selling books by Og Mandino, this unique narrative is a blend of entertaining fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Storyteller Andy Andrews gives a front-row seat for one man's journey of a lifetime. David Ponder has lost his job and the will to live.

    David says: "Success Formula in Story Format"
    "Good Book"

    I enjoyed this book.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey

    A groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, The Speed of Trust challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

    Christopher says: "Son of Covey carries on the legacy..."
    "HIghly recommended"

    An excellent book. To the point, good information. Easy to follow, makes sense.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Boundaries in Marriage

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
    • Narrated By Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend

    It takes two individuals to become one flesh. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries in Marriage gives you the tools you need. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best seller Boundaries, show you: why boundaries are vital for a thriving, productive marriage; how values form the structure and architecture of marriage; and how to protect a marriage from intruders, whether other people, affairs, or personal idols. This audio guide helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage - and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.

    DGM says: "Real eye opener"
    "Real eye opener"

    An excellent book on the subject. Lacks a little of the basic information, but if you have the conept of boundaries, you will do well with this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Relationship Cure

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John M. Gottman, Joan DeClaire
    • Narrated By John M. Gottman

    A five-step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers, The Relationship Cure offers a simple but profound program that will fundamentally transform the quality of all the relationships in your life.

    Dorothy says: "Real Answers Supported by Research"
    "More information on the Gottman line"

    An excellent explanation of the "bidding" description of relationships common thorugh the Gottman work I have read. Good advice for couples/marriage includes significant information and advice for other relationships too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Marilyn J. Sorensen
    • Narrated By Kitt Weagant

    DGM says: "good information"
    "good information"

    This is a good book to help you understand low self esteem. If you or someone you love suffers, get this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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