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  • Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions | Roberta M. Gilbert

    Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Roberta M. Gilbert
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Relationships - how people who are important to each other interact - may be the most important area for human understanding today. They are of prime importance in determining our quality of life and even health. They have a huge impact on productivity and efficiency in the workplace. They start and stop wars between nations. Extraordinary Relationships, based upon the observations and theory developed by Dr. Murray Bowen, shows us how emotions affect relationships and how to work on our own part of any relationship.

    oscar says: "Good but hard"
  • A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives | Cordelia Fine

    A Mind of Its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Cordelia Fine
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    The brain's power is confirmed and touted every day in new studies and research. And yet we tend to take our brains for granted, without suspecting that those masses of hard-working neurons might not always be working for us. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own. She illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion as she explores how the mind defends and glorifies the ego by twisting and warping our perceptions.

    Amazon Reviewer LA says: "This is a must read for anyone with a brain :)"
  • The Leisure Seeker: A Novel | Michael Zadoorian

    The Leisure Seeker: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael Zadoorian
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker the Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than 60 years. Now in their 80s, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

    Renata F. Barcelos says: "A perfect end!"
  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks | Jeanne Theoharis

    The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeanne Theoharis
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern Civil Rights Movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks' politics and years of activism. She shows listeners how this Civil Rights Movement radical sought - for more than a half a century - to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.

  • The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women | Zenshin Florence Caplow - editor,Reigetsu Susan Moon - editor

    The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Zenshin Florence Caplow - editor, Reigetsu Susan Moon - editor
    • Narrated By Caroline McLaughlin, Judith West
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    The Hidden Lamp is a collection of 100 koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In this audio, we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road.

  • Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements | Dorothy Sue Cobble,Linda Gordon,Astrid Henry

    Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, Astrid Henry
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    The American women’s movement has been shrouded in myths, argue three leading scholars in this bold and revisionist history. Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women’s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women’s history.

    Rachel says: "Useful information, well read"
  • Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism | Maria Emmerich

    Secrets to a Healthy Metabolism

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    • By Maria Emmerich
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    Maria is constantly researching the latest science and this edition updates all the latest information to help you get your metabolism back on track. In this book you will learn the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle that you can sustain for the rest of your life. It is based on the food science of how our bodies react to different ingredients. Using these guidelines you can lose weight or maintain a healthy weight while staying full and satisfied.

    Matt says: "Makes Sense! Easy to understand!"
  • The Homeplace: Singing River, Book 1 | Gilbert Morris

    The Homeplace: Singing River, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Gilbert Morris
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    As the year 1928 begins, 14-year-old Lanie Belle Freeman of Fairhope, Arkansas, has bright hopes for the future. Her father has launched a new business, and her mother is expecting her fifth baby. Lanie has dreams of going to college and being a writer. Then tragedy strikes.

    Deborah says: "Fantastic story!"
  • All Night Long: How to Make Love to a Man Over 50 | Barbara Keesling

    All Night Long: How to Make Love to a Man Over 50

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Barbara Keesling
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Turning 50 can be one of the most powerful and positive sexual passages in a man's life," writes Barbara Keesling, a sexuality and psychotherapy educator. However, "the focus has to be on lovemaking, not erections - on partnership, not performance." After 50, men's sexual response is affected by the "Big 5": stimulation, circulation, lubrication, stress, and sleep. Keesling teaches women (and men) how to understand how the "Big 5" affect sex, and specifically what to do about each.

    Walter says: "Great information "
  • The War Between the Tates: A Novel | Alison Lurie

    The War Between the Tates: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alison Lurie
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Erica Tate wouldn't mind getting up in the morning if she enjoyed her children more. Until puberty struck, Jeffrey and Matilda were absolute darlings, but in the last year, they have become sullen, insufferable little monsters. Erica's husband, Brian, is so deeply immersed in university life--and the legs of a half-literate flower child named Wendy--that he either doesn't notice his wife's misery or simply doesn't care. Worst of all their pleasant little neighborhood is transforming into a subdivision.

  • The Healing Quilt | Wanda E. Brunstetter

    The Healing Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly retired widow; and BJ, an artist facing illness. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?

    Byron says: "Quilts and life lessons"
  • Mad River Road | Joy Fielding

    Mad River Road

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Joy Fielding
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    After spending a year in prison, Ralph Fisher has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to obtain the address of his former wife - the woman he blames for his fate and against whom he has sworn vengeance. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph's next step is to travel from Florida's sandy beaches to Dayton, Ohio, where his ex-wife is struggling to make ends meet on Mad River Road.

    Brandi in Cali says: "Ok enough to occupy your time."
  • The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom | Joan Halifax,Thich Nhat Hanh (foreword)

    The Fruitful Darkness: A Journey Through Buddhist Practice and Tribal Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh (foreword)
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    In this masterwork of an authentic spirit person (Thomas Berry), Buddhist teacher and anthropologist Joan Halifax Roshi delves into the fruitful darkness - the shadow side of being, found in the root truths of Native religions, the fecundity of nature, and the stillness of meditation. In this highly personal and insightful odyssey of the heart and mind, she encounters Tibetan Buddhist meditators, Mexican shamans, and Native American elders, among others.

    John says: "Another bore"
  • Arranged Marriage: Stories | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Arranged Marriage: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    From the story of a young bride whose fairy-tale vision of California is shattered when her husband is murdered and she must face the future on her own, to a proud middle-aged divorced woman determined to succeed in San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses here with prose for the first time to create 11 devastating portraits of women on the verge of an unforgettable transformation.

    Marg224 says: "Took a chance"
  • Helsinki Noir | James Thompson (editor)

    Helsinki Noir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Thompson (editor)
    • Narrated By Judith West, P. J. Ochlan
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    From the introduction by James Thompson: Finland, the myths and truths. Internationally, it has a reputation as perhaps the best place in the world to live. A great economy. A low crime rate. Good and nearly cost-free health care. The needy are provided for by the state and live in reasonable comfort. Finns: peaceful and quiet people, living in the perfect example of a social democracy functioning as it should. A tourist, or even a person who has lived here for a length of time, might well view Finland as such.

  • The Courtship: Singing River Series, Volume 4 | Gilbert Morris

    The Courtship: Singing River Series, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gilbert Morris
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    It is Autumn of 1936…With most of their Louisiana plantation sold off to survive The Great Depression, 18-year-old Lanie Freeman and her sister Maeva struggle to reunite their family. Fourth book of the Singing River Series.

    Deborah says: "Couldn't Stand for Story to end."
  • For My Own: A Contemporary Christmas Anthology | Alison Packard,Shari Mikels,Kinley Cade

    For My Own: A Contemporary Christmas Anthology

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alison Packard, Shari Mikels, Kinley Cade
    • Narrated By Judith West, Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante
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    This year, a modern-day Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of a suddenly sexy old friend. A down-on-his-luck baseball star finds a beautiful new beginning with a hometown girl. And a prim-and-proper teacher is determined to bring out the holiday spirit in a grumpy tree farmer. Settle in for the season with this collection of very merry short fiction.

    Mary B. says: "Mixed Bag"
  • Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons | Elizabeth Dowling Taylor,Annette Gordon-Reed

    Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed
    • Narrated By Judith West, Kevin Kenerly
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    Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War.

    M. Riley says: "Essential reading for Washington DC and Virginia history"
  • Heartstopper | Joy Fielding

    Heartstopper

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joy Fielding
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    As Sheriff John Weber would attest, the deadliest predators to date in his tiny hamlet were the alligators lurking in the nearby swamps. But that was before someone abducted and murdered a runaway teenage girl...and before the disappearance of popular and pretty Liana Martin. The pattern is chilling to Sandy Crosbie, the town's new high school English teacher who wishes she'd never come to the seemingly quiet town with shocking depths of scandal, sex, and brutality roiling beneath its surface.

    F. Perugini says: "Kept Me Guessing"
  • The Translator | Leila Aboulela

    The Translator

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    • By Leila Aboulela
    • Narrated By Judith West
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    Sammar is a Sudanese widow working as an Arabic translator at a Scottish university. Since the sudden death of her husband, her young son has gone to live with family in Khartoum, leaving Sammar alone in cold, gray Aberdeen, grieving and isolated. But when she begins to translate for Rae, a Scottish Islamic scholar, the two develop a deep friendship that awakens in Sammar all the longing for life she has repressed. As Rae and Sammar fall in love, she knows they will have to address his lack of faith in all that Sammar holds sacred.

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