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Lynn C.

Every book I read takes me on a vacation and helps me understand this wonderful and complex world in which we live.

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  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (256)

    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
    "Anne Frank - Superwoman!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl to be better than the print version?

    Selma Blair gave life to Anne Frank in a way that just reading the book myself might not have.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was engrossed from the very beginning and couldn't stop listening while I worked in my studio. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank, was so open and raw. As fate would have it, Anne received a diary for her birthday and began writing just before her family went into hiding. As the years progressed in the secret annex, so did Anne's wisdom -- far above her age. Her perspective on the war, the atrocities of human suffering, and the depth of her appreciation of those who helped her family were so moving. She rarely complained about being bored and tried to keep a positive attitude. In the end, her ideas on peace and war seem so simple, yet so true. What really struck me though, was a few of her comments about why she was writing the diary... no one would ever read it... its boring... it will never amount to anything. When in reality, her words have touched millions of people the world over. If she only knew... if she only knew.


    Which character – as performed by Selma Blair – was your favorite?

    Selma Blair did a fabulous job portraying the words and feelings of Anne Frank. She was amazing!!


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

    I don't think anyone could read/listen to this book and not have an extreme reaction. The horrific time in our history is just that... horrific, but needs to be shared.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (676)
    Story
    (677)

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Fulfillment and Exuberance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
    "Daring Greatly"
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    Would you listen to Daring Greatly again? Why?

    I do think I would listen to Daring Greatly again -- it is kind of a pep-talk sort of book and we all need a pep talk once in a while!


    What other book might you compare Daring Greatly to and why?

    Anything by Tony Robbins, maybe.


    What three words best describe Karen White’s performance?

    I would rather have listened to Brene Brown read her own book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3689)
    Performance
    (3181)
    Story
    (3151)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Interesting take on the power of quiet"
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    What did you love best about Quiet?

    I enjoyed learning the research behind extroverts and introverts and the way in which they are perceived and viewed in the world.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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