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Joan

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  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sue Johnson
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (167)

    In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship.

    Anne Marie says: "Unique book for couples and therapists"
    "Very Practical"
    Overall

    I think she hit the nail on the head, that attachment is the basis of all relationships and the security one feels in those relationships reflects how one feels about the other person in the relationship.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love is Either Married, Gay, or Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jill Conner Browne
    • Narrated By Jill Conner Browne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    The Sweet Potato Queens like men. They like them so much that they have devoted an absolutely inordinate amount of time to the pursuit of men, marriage, and great sex. And then, when that doesn't work out, they've devoted an inordinate amount of time to divorce, getting another man, and having great sex with him instead.

    Kaeli says: "Can't live with 'em, might as well laugh"
    "Other Than the interesting voice of the Narrator"
    Overall

    I didn't get it! Never finished listening.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Why Him? Why Her?: Understanding Your Personality Type and Finding the Perfect Match

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Helen Fisher
    • Narrated By Helen Fisher
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (105)

    Based on entirely new research - including a detailed questionnaire completed by five million people in 33 countries - Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.

    Paige says: "Better than I expected"
    "Might Be More Useful in Written Form"
    Overall

    Would like to have the written book instead of the audiobook so I could review the perspective on different combinations of people who I meet in my life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2839)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (753)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Good but drawn Out"
    Overall

    It was a good story that kept my interest but I felt let down by the not quite right ending after a prolonged build up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated By Sherman Alexie
    Overall
    (1221)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (709)

    Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then - convinced his future lies off the rez - the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.

    FanB14 says: "Absolutely Entertaining Memoir"
    "A funny Self deprecating Story"
    Overall

    I liked the humour of this book and I enjoyed the narrators voice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5615)
    Performance
    (2243)
    Story
    (2271)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "A memorable Read"
    Overall

    An interesting take on the apocolypse and the survival of "humanity"

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicole Krauss
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and others
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (339)

    Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.

    Kathryn Lunetta says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written."
    "A Fine Novel"
    Overall

    I just loved it, couldn't put it down. I loved the ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Middlesex

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    Overall
    (5938)
    Performance
    (2128)
    Story
    (2152)

    In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

    Chris says: "Great Pulitzer Winning novel!"
    "An interesting Read"
    Overall

    I liked being able to peek into someone elses life who has a unique problem of sexual identity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lovely Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Alice Sebold
    • Narrated By Alice Sebold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (877)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (315)

    When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place where she finds herself. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief. This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching narrative about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

    Kim says: "Disappointing"
    "An Excellent Book"
    Overall

    A unique idea for a novel, liked that it showed a possibility of life after death and what that could look like but I also liked the reality of life it portrayed as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Road Home

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Anthony Fusco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Gabriella's world is a confusing blend of abuse, terror, and pain with no safe place to hide from her parents' violent rage. She gains reprieve when she is abandoned to a convent, a safe, peaceful place where her battered body and soul begin to mend and grow into womanhood. Then a young priest comes into her life. Confession leads to friendship. And friendship grows dangerously into love...

    J. Ketonen says: "What a sad story"
    "A So So story"
    Overall

    I like some of Danielle Steele's books but this one was mediocre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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