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Jodie

I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.

Middletown, NY, United States | Member Since 2014

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HELPFUL VOTES
  • 107 reviews
  • 108 ratings
  • 207 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015
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  • Key of Valor: Key Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (838)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (595)

    Zoe has the courage to raise her young son alone, and to face all the adversity life has thrown at them. But will she have the courage to face a foe determined to do anything to stop the third key from being found - even destroying everything and everyone she loves?

    Brenda says: "It was so wonderful and I'm sorry it's over."
    "Last in the series - I enjoyed it!"
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    I had a hard time when I started the first book. I didn't think I could go on. I pushed myself through the first few chapters and then I really got into it. This is one of those series where you become close to the characters and by the time the series is over you feel like you are letting go of your best friends. I enjoyed it and I recommend these books - once you get through the first few chapters of the first book, you will like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1628)
    Performance
    (1335)
    Story
    (1315)

    Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

    A. Yoshida says: "Feel good therapy session"
    "Excellent Book"
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    This book kicked off my Brene Brown journey! She has a lot of great things to say and it is well worth the read!

    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
    (1135)
    Performance
    (983)
    Story
    (976)

    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.

    Radiance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
    "Great book - not so great narrator."
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    This is an awesome book, but Brene should really read it. There is something about Karen White's voice that grates on your nerves. She has almost a whiney lilt to her voice. No matter which of Brene's books you read, you will get the same message and the stories are very similar. If you don't read this one, read one of them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (280)

    What does it take to be secure in our sense of belonging and self-worth? We may hustle to attain this security through achievements, meeting expectations, or repeating affirmations to ourselves - but Dr. Brené Brown's research has shown there is ultimately one obstacle to our sense of worthiness. “Shame is the barrier,” she teaches, “and building shame resilience is how we overcome it.”

    Bret L Berry says: "I'm ashamed of my appreciation for this book"
    "Great book!"
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    Although this is an excellent book, I really don't think we need to read all of Brene Brown's books to understand what she wants us to know. Her books tend to repeat the same content and stories. This book is wonderful although I think I would chose Daring Greatly as the book to read if I could only pick one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (1446)
    Performance
    (1283)
    Story
    (1281)

    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Elaina says: "Wonderful!"
    "I LOVED this book!!!"
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    Wow! I had never really heard of Brene Brown before, but now I have read everything she has written and watched her Ted Talks. She really hit home with a lot of what she talks about - shame, vulnerability, feeling like you are not as good as you should be, and what holds us back from our life. She tells us what the characteristics are of truly happy people and it really makes you ask yourself the important questions about how you are living your life. I highly recommend this book if you feel like you are searching for something in your life but just are not sure what it is that will make you happy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keys to the Spirit World: An Easy to Use Handbook for Contacting Your Spirit Guides

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Jennifer O'Neill
    • Narrated By Zehra Fazal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    You will learn how to develop your own communication system with spirits and Spirit Guides, as well as develop an understanding of what they are trying to communicate with you right now! Spirit Guides are always trying to communicate with you; many times you just do not have a complete understanding of how this communication system works. There are many forms of spirit communication and it is important for you to find out what particular system works best for you.

    Jodie says: "Very succinct and clear"
    "Very succinct and clear"
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    I wish there was more to this book as I really enjoyed it. It speaks in clear and simple language and, even though I have read 100s of books on spirituality, I still learned a lot from this book. It is a really useful and I recommend reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dan Harris
    • Narrated By Dan Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1467)
    Performance
    (1311)
    Story
    (1307)

    After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

    Karen says: "Not really a self-help book, but a great listen"
    "Really great book!"
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    I wasn't sure I would like this book, but it was a fantastic read! Dan Harris is funny and articulate, and I think a lot of people can relate to him. He introduces us to meditation from the scientific side, removing the new age jargon, making the process clear as well as the expected results. I like the new age stuff, but sometimes I feel like an idiot because I just don't understand what people like Eckhart Tolle are talking about - and neither does Dan! The best part was that my husband, who has the patience of a gnat, was able to focus on and listen to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (383)

    How do other countries create "smarter" kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy.What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year.

    André says: "Great teachers+ Raise kids' bar+ Don't exaggerate"
    "Great Book -- we should be listening!"
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    I disagree with some of the other opinions that were posted. I think this book points out some glaring differences in the educational system of the U.S., Finland, Korea, and Poland. I have a doctorate in education and I still found this book to be very useful as well as an enjoyable read. I believe all educators should read this book - we could all learn something from it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • There's More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight about the Other Side from the Long Island Medium

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Theresa Caputo
    • Narrated By Theresa Caputo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (355)

    In her highly anticipated new book, brassy and beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to her world and invites us to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who've crossed over to The Other Side. Combining Theresa's personal story, compelling anecdotes, and client readings, this remarkable book teaches us about Spirit and helps us understand the life-affirming messages that are sent to us every day.

    Elizabeth says: "Amazing and comforting"
    "I really enjoyed the book!"
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    I wasn't sure if I would like the book, but I really enjoyed its down-to-earth style. Of course, Theresa read it, so how could it be anything but. I think she had some interesting information to give on the subject and although I am not sure I learned anything new, I do feel like I got the information in a different way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ties That Bind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (197)

    In her compelling, beautifully crafted novel, New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick celebrates friendships old and new - and the unlikely threads that sometimes lead us exactly where we need to go. Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews’ friend, Abigail, is trying to matchmake, even though Margot has all but given up on romance.

    Carol A. Smith says: "Surprise! Christian Fiction"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Really enjoyed this book! It takes us back to New Bern, Connecticut with the same old characters we love, but Marie adds a couple new personalities in this chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Between Heaven and Texas: A Cobble Court Quilts Book

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Welcome to Too Much - where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister, Lydia Dale, were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common - superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men. While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business.

    Catherine says: "Another Enjoyable Story"
    "Great book in a great series!"
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    I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book because it meant leaving New Bern and going to Texas, but I am glad I did. It was a very enjoyable story and it was heartwarming to learn Mary Del's story. It "sewed" up the story of her and Howard and how they came to be alone in the quilting business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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