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  • Mastering Your Mean Girl

  • The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love
  • By: Melissa Ambrosini
  • Narrated by: Melissa Ambrosini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Ready to live your dream life? You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, whatever enough? That's your Mean Girl. And she's doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined. But enough's enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good

  • By Kristen Tietz on 03-07-18

This book is Fabulous!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This is a must read for EVERYONE!! I think there is so much bonus benefit to getting this information out to the world that I think everyone should read this, especially teens who are just learning about life!!! Great work Melissa!!! Thank you!!

  • The Old Man

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,249

To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most 60-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The 'old man' is not old!

  • By Wayne on 08-15-17

Nice story but incomplete ending

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

The story was not complete. There was never an ending to what happened with Zoe! Great story otherwise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We're All Damaged

  • By: Matthew Norman
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,174

Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street. We're All Damaged begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend's wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn't technically his. But before long he needs to go back to Omaha to say good-bye to his dying grandfather.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another Manic Pixie Dream Girl Story

  • By M. Papa on 06-18-16

great story. really hits home

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

What a great story! really hit home for me. it's amazing how everyone has a different story, but they all boil down to the same lines.

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,078
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,056

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

very interesting book

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I had no idea about any of this. this story shoes us that we may never really know our friends and neighbors. amazing how quick it was built and an empire was built. how vey sad and devastating for his friends and family! my heart breaks for them!!! truly amazing!!!

  • The First Confessor

  • The Legend of Magda Searus
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man who loved life and loved her, unexpectedly commits suicide, she suddenly finds herself alone. Because she is ungifted herself, without her husband she no longer has standing among her people, and she finds herself isolated in a society that seems to be crumbling around her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spells it out so even a dummy would get it

  • By T. Stankard on 10-29-15

Best book on the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-17

This is the best book on the series. I laughed, i cried, i was nervous and proud. great work of art!!!Amazing!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,758
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,275

The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

  • By Bo Laughlin on 05-12-10

miss pronounced names.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-17

This reader miss pronounced several of the Mudd people characters names, but otherwise he was very good!

  • The Lost Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Alyson Richman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,400

In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST book I have read in a long time

  • By Kfcarter on 11-04-13

wow!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

first time I've read a story about the concentration camps and the mistreatment of the Jewish people during World War II. how very sad and poignant at the same time!!

  • The Way I See It

  • A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subjects Revised & Expanded
  • By: Temple Grandin
  • Narrated by: Colleen Patrick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Dr. Temple Grandin gets to the real issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful dos and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her insider perspective and a great deal of research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing lady

  • By Buddy L. on 11-17-16

What an amazing lady

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-16

Temple Grandin in an amazing lady with a perspective of an autistic person who can give others not on the Spectrum ideas of how better to assist their family members who are on the Spectrum! Her passion is obvious and her information is very detailed and specific, sometimes it's hard to follow, but the ideas are so totally worth learning!!! I've got so many ideas for my son's upcoming IPP, i can't wait to share and see what the team has to say about my new ideas! Thank you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Autistic Brain

  • Thinking Across the Spectrum
  • By: Temple Grandin, Richard Panek
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

Temple Grandin teaches listeners the science of the autistic brain, and with it the history and sociology of autism. By being autistic--by being able to look from the inside out and from the outside in--the author's insights are not just unique, they're groundbreaking. According to Temple, our understanding of autism has been perhaps fundamentally wrong for the past 70 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! I now have more questions to ask.

  • By J. Lee on 06-27-13

great information for Parents of ASD kids

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-16

what a great book! It gave me some alternative places to consider for helping my ASD son become a more productive person and to help him found passion in his life! Thank you!!!

  • The Target

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,639

The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wild ride!!!!

  • By C. Webb on 03-09-16

another great story

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

this was another great story with excitement and drama that kept you guessing and waiting and in the end it all paid off! great job!