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  • Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, and others
    • Narrated By Joseph Grenny
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    A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life, and so on. For example, why is it that 95% of all diet attempts fail? Why do New Year's Resolutions last no more than a few days? Why can't people with good intentions seem to make consistent and positive strides in the way they want to improve their careers, financial fitness, physical fitness, and so on?

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    I have read/listened to numerous motivational books and speakers.Usually I get motivated for a while, but then it fades away. Rather than being information to tell me why I should change a habit (something I already know), this book delves into WHY I don't change - even though I have lots of reasons to and I really WANT to. It involves just enough scientific research to back up the claims, without getting boring or over-involved. These also showed me why some of the successes in my life happened - I could see the changes I made in relation to the information given. There are excellent tools for figuring out how to make this work for you personally, including access to a companion website.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Nineteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2259)
    Performance
    (877)
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    Jodi Picoult delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

    New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

    Suze says: "Mesmerizing"
    "Jodi Picoult fan"
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    All of the books by this author raise ethical questions which will stay with you long after the book is finished. This story is about a school shooting, told from multiple points of view, It delves deep into teenage angst and bullying - and would be a great launchpad for discussions with teenagers. All the characters are well rounded and all elicit sympathy and understanding, even the unexpected ones. The narrator does a great job with the multiple characters, bringing their age/gender, and personality across to the listener. Definitely a story you will remember!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Second Glance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (850)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (285)

    An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

    Ella says: "Not up to par"
    "Favorite Jodi Picoult novel"
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    I loved this book from the first time I read it. It is a great combination of ethics, mystery, history, and romance. I live in Vermont, and have lived in New England all my life, but this taught me a side of local history I didn't know.
    Don't be thrown off by the fact that it is a 'ghost story" because it is not a typical spooky tale. In fact, according to the notes in the book, the author worked with TAPS (of TV Ghost Hunters fame) before they became well known.
    My one suggestion to a listener is to make sure that you have the time to pay attention, because there are multiple story lines and it can be a little confusing in the beginning. It is worth getting into it and of course, you know it will all come together by the end (and in more ways than I had expected).
    I have read this book more than once, and the audible version was wonderful - the narrator did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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