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  • The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty | Michael Gurian

    The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Gurian
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    The best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys offers a holistic and uplifting look at how to celebrate life after 50. Written with Gurian’s courageously optimistic outlook on life, The Wonder of Aging is a comprehensive and comforting road map of what to expect in the second half of your life - and how to celebrate it. The elder years can be a journey into something richer and deeper, full of hope and meaning rather than a sense of fate, and this audiobook gives you the tools to revel in them to the fullest.

    Maxine says: "Insightful and helpful"
  • American Legends: The Life of Stevie Wonder | Charles River Editors

    American Legends: The Life of Stevie Wonder

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    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By Joshua Miles
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    Among the most innovative and independent artists to come out of Motown in the latter half of the 20th century, along with colleagues Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder was said by many to possess three distinct obstacles to fulfillment in the music industry. First, he was poor, and worse, he was black and blind. Wonder, however, refused to shrink from or acknowledge any of these realities as barriers.

  • The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life | Glenn Beck,Keith Ablow

    The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Glenn Beck, Keith Ablow
    • Narrated By Pat Gray, Brian Sack
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    Radio and television host Glenn Beck has experienced the rollercoaster of life like few others. From the suicide of his mother when he was just 13, to his eventual alcoholism, depression, divorce, unemployment, and health scares - Glenn has weathered life’s darkest storms. Any one of those struggles could’ve ruined him, yet Glenn was able to keep moving forward. He saw past the darkness into the light; past his grief and addictions and into what his life could be.

    Ganine says: "Such a powerful book!"
  • Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias | Don Van Natta Jr.

    Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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    • By Don Van Natta Jr.
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    Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then, Babe attempted to conquer golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. But at the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all....

    Jesse says: "Great bio. Bad accent"
  • Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder | Gwen Cooper

    Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder

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    • By Gwen Cooper
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
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    Homer's Odyssey is the once-in-a-lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits on love, ability, or hope against overwhelming odds. By turns jubilant and moving, it's a memoir for anybody who's ever fallen completely and helplessly in love with a pet.

    John S. says: "Pleasantly surprised"
  • Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (33 1/3 Series) | Zeth Lundy

    Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (33 1/3 Series)

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    • By Zeth Lundy
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
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    In the autumn of 1976, when Stevie Wonder unveiled Songs in the Key of Life to the world, it was immediately apparent that this was an album of considerable genius and undeniable scope: a double album with a bonus EP, no less, written and recorded by a superstar who had challenged himself to somehow squeeze life itself onto those vinyl grooves. Here, Zeth Lundy tells the compelling story of the album's background, creation and enduring influence.

    Akida says: "Lost Keys"
  • Thrive: Redefine Success and Create a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder | Law Payne

    Thrive: Redefine Success and Create a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

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    • By Law Payne
    • Narrated By Chelsea Lee Rock
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    "Embrace Every Moment in Life"Learn to "thrive". If you ever needed a kick in the butt or some really inspiring or motivational information, here it is!Discover the latest information on weight loss that will help you succeed and balance everyday life.

    Corey says: "Thoroughly enjoyed"
  • It's a Good Life | Jerome Bixby

    It's a Good Life

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    • By Jerome Bixby
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    What is more idyllic than a small Midwestern agricultural town? Peaksville would sound like a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting, except little Anthony is a monster! What happens when a child is omnipotent, and with his mind he can execute his every desire and petulant whim? Tonight, there's a birthday party for Dan Hollis at Anthony's house. It's a party all the townspeople will remember...always!

    Matthew says: "Great"
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder | Arianna Huffington

    Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Arianna Huffington
    • Narrated By Agapi Stassinopoulos
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    In Thrive, Arianna Huffington has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.

    D Scott says: "Pleasantly Surprised - HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Highly."
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