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Mitzi D.

Minnesota | Member Since 2013

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  • 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
    (239)
    Performance
    (217)
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    (214)

    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.”

    Kevin says: "Great Book!!"
    "Great Insight and introspect"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Men, Women and Worthiness to be better than the print version?

    Most people, including me, love BB, but what this book gave me was a shorter version that I could listen to and enjoy for a couple of days and come back to when needed. Also, even though I don't have a male partner in my life...It helped me to understand my father and brother better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The guidance related to men and women.


    What does Brené Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice. I can't listen to any of her audio books that are read by others. There isn't the same passion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the white horse reference. It also goes for same sex couples.


    0 of 1 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
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (838)
    Story
    (833)

    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"
    "Hard for me without Brene."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have Brene read it. She did pick a decent narrator, but it just wasn't the same. I kept thinking it was missing something...it was. When a book like this comes from the writer, in her words, it means so much more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoy the stories that are true to Brene and her family.


    What three words best describe Karen White’s voice?

    Calm, appropriate, out-of-place (here)


    Did Daring Greatly inspire you to do anything?

    I started a gratitude journal.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, but I liked power of vulnerability more.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Loki's Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Delle Jacobs
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (483)

    For generations, Arienh’s people have feared the Viking raids. She knows all too well the terrible toll the Northmen have taken on the Celts, having lost most of her own family to their swords. So one stormy night when she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior, she has every right to want him dead. And yet she hesitates…. Ronan knows Arienh doesn’t recognize him. He was just a boy when his kinsmen raided her village and Ronan risked his own life to protect her. Now he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart years before. But wooing a Celtic woman is no easy task.

    Clarice says: "Real characters and a great story."
    "Wish there was a sequel!"
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    Would you listen to Loki's Daughters again? Why?

    I would listen to it again. It is a beautiful story that kept my interest the entire time. The prejudice got a tiny big old toward the end, but I understand others may love the suspense.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Loki's Daughters?

    I enjoyed the times when they came together as people.


    What about Sarah Coomes’s performance did you like?

    Oh yes! I loved the reading by Sarah! Perfect for this book. I am always afraid of an accent reader, but I understood every word and her rendition of the different scenes was amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Godfather

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mario Puzo
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (592)
    Story
    (594)

    More than 40 years ago, Mario Puzo wrote his iconic portrait of the Mafia underworld as told through the fictional first family of American crime, the Corleones. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power. His command post is a fortress on Long Island from which he presides over a vast underground empire that includes the rackets, gambling, bookmaking, and unions. His influence runs through all levels of American society, from the cop on the beat to the nation's mighty.

    Dana says: "Huge fan of the movie, loved this audiobook!"
    "One of the best stories ever!"
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    What did you love best about The Godfather?

    I loved the books, the movies, and this audio read by Joe Mantegna was as amazing! Joe did a great job bringing it all to life for me. Even though I knew the ending...it was still a suspense filled ride to the end!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Godfather?

    I like the way the audio book brought supporting characters to life.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Mantegna – was your favorite?

    Johnny Fontane


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Joe is my favorite narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jung Chang
    • Narrated By Joy Osmanski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (236)

    Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular best seller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.

    Mike says: "A real shocker!"
    "Too long for me..."
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    What did you like best about Wild Swans? What did you like least?

    I lost interest and didn't finish it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something darker or with more action.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes. I thought the narration was fine.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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