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Jessica

Providence, UT, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • 423 titles in library
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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    Overall
    (2591)
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    (2299)
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    (2319)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming The Dark Knight Rises, lent her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thomas M Clifford says: "In Time for the Holiday.Give the GIFT of a STORY!"
    "An Enjoyable Performance"
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    I've never read any of these books before so it was fun to read the original story. I was kind of hoping that Anne Hathaway was going to sing Over the Rainbow at the beginning but no such luck.

    Anne did an amazing job reading the book. She brought additional life to the story.

    Probably what I liked most was Dorothy as the heroine. She makes friends, forms solid friendships, and has genuine concern for those around her and that's how she accomplishes her goal. All in all, a delightful story very well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2211)
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    (1994)
    Story
    (1997)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    Charles says: "Heartbreaking Brilliance"
    "Couldn't Put it Down"
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    Warning: this book swears A LOT. It's a fascinating story because it is all about mental illness. The characters are quirky but that makes it easier to sympathize with them. I think people who know and love people with mental illness will connect with this book. Did I mention it swears a lot? Well, it does.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
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    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

    Jessica says: "Must Read!"
    "Must Read!"
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    Cliche title, I know. But it couldn't be more true. Everyone should read How You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen. A fascinating and unique approach to self-help. For extremely logical people, like me, I connected with it on so many levels! And learned something about business theory as well!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Heat Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1351)
    Performance
    (889)
    Story
    (889)

    The title character from ABC's hit television series Castle kicks off his new series of books featuring tough and sexy New York police detective Nikki Heat with a bang.

    Ryan A. Hayes says: "As advertised-Great lite read."
    "I'm a Castle Fan but Didn't Love the Book"
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    Although I am a Castle fan the book was just okay to me. It felt too similar to the show (I guess that's what I should have expected.) But save your money and just purchase another episode of Castle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David A. Kessler
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (197)

    The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

    Deidre says: "The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there..."
    "Makes Me Think Twice About Eating Out"
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    If you want a reason to stop eating at chain restaurants, this is it! Well written, well read book about all the things restaurants do to make us eat more and come back. Whether you like it or not, it will change the way you view food.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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