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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,632

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Foul mouth; Good Heart. smart, funny,, insightful

  • By John Marshall on 08-31-17

Thanks for sharing

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

Nice work. Thanks for the inspiration. I felt like this was my story but with all different circumstances 😂.

  • Frank

  • A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
  • By: Barney Frank
  • Narrated by: Barney Frank
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick New Jersey-Massachusetts accent become one of the most effective politicians of his time? In this candid and witty political memoir, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston's City Hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the US Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness over four decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Spike the Untangler on 03-30-15

Grateful for books like this

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Very much appreciate the many years of dedicated service. I also appreciate the opportunity to hear the process.

  • Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944

In this wickedly honest new work, Chelsea Handler casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date - including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Plain FUNNYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • By Theodore on 04-27-12

Chelsea's dad

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Reviewed: 12-15-16

I don't think anything could make me happier then Chelsea's dad dialogue. Bought this when it came out and then just got the audio version – such a treat.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,072

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

  • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

I feel smarter

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Reviewed: 12-11-16

Glad I chose audio version though not working along with the PDF problems was disadvantageous. Narration was tops. I'll be reading this again for sure. #thanksObama

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,686

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Felt left out

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-16

I don't in anyway regret reading this book. So much wisdom, so many cool stories, and so much I agree with on an ontological level. That said, I found it surprisingly difficult to get through. I feel like it's my personal failing, but the only way I can describe the feeling is 'left out'. It was like the tone was entirely magnanimous. Like the writer could never even want to understand or be bothered with a person like me. So proud of the feminine strength but it's as if any sense of personal vulnerability is gone, despite clear attempts to show such.

  • Brainstorm

  • The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel M.D.
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel M.D.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, the renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole-Brain Child, and Mindsight, Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence — for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior — to reveal how it is in fact a vital time in our lives in terms of charting the course for the adults we ultimately become.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration for kindergarteners...

  • By Kalutha on 03-28-14

Helpful for parents, teachers, scholars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Got this so I could better understand adolescence and adolescent well-being. Found it to be very packed with helpful information and also enlightening – making me think in new ways. Also a note about the narration – I would normally speed up something that's paced the way it was, but because there was so much dense information and because of how soothing, kind, and comforting the author/narrators voice was, I found it quite enjoyable.

  • Age of Opportunity

  • Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence
  • By: Laurence Steinberg Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals’ life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if you think you know, think again

  • By Dk on 12-11-14

3rd time reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Very helpful and enjoyable. I just finished my third read through. Thank you for your work.

  • Unbroken Brain

  • A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction
  • By: Maia Szalavitz
  • Narrated by: Marisa Vitali
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality", Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addiction is a learning disorder, and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention, and policy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Jennifer Sader on 08-28-16

Second reading even better

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-29-16

If I were developing curriculum for teachers I'm training this would definitely be required reading.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Evicted

  • Poverty and Profit in the American City
  • By: Matthew Desmond
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239

In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Former Property Manager

  • By Charla on 05-18-16

Epilogue was so inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-16

Very impressed with this entire book but the analysis in the epilogue was really powerful. It never occurred to me this was an ethnography (thought I may have just missed that somewhere). It had also never occurred to me one would be written in anything but first person. Was like a great big aha.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,965
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,916

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Everything I want in a book

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Reviewed: 08-18-16

Such a treat from beginning to end!
Great story, interesting tidbits of history and wonderfully narrated.