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  • Landwhale

  • By: Jes Baker
  • Narrated by: Jes Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types - -a move that landed her on the Today show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives. Building on the manifesta power of Things, this memoir goes deeply into Jes' inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes' experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • body positivity at its finest

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-18

body positivity at its finest

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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: 12-05-18

this book is encouraging, and lightning, informative, heartbreaking, everything you are going to need to give yourself the strength to love and liberate your body no matter what it looks like.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dad Is Fat

  • By: Jim Gaffigan
  • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,128

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

  • By Sean on 05-17-13

I literally laughed out loud multiple times

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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: 09-18-18

I laughed out loud so many times while listening to this book! It is a great, encouraging, heartwarming compilation of stories about Parenthood and the challenges that that brings.

  • Instant Mom

  • By: Nia Vardalos
  • Narrated by: Nia Vardalos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family. Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only 14 hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great job telling a great story

  • By Alicia Jaramillo on 02-19-19

Beautiful Adoption 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: 06-11-18

Such an encouraging story of how adopting from the foster care system can answer your prayers to become a parent. Challenges of becoming an instant mom, challenges of becoming a mother to a toddler who has not experienced stability, and how to overcome these challenges and be the best adoptive mom you possibly can be.

  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

  • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
  • By: Michelle McNamara
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,089

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

  • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

Excellent compilation of research

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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: 05-14-18

internet sleuthing at its finest! Michelle should be very proud of her investigative skills and relentless pursuit

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,687
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,641

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding story told brilliantly

  • By mckobnzzc on 09-21-18

Love love loved it!

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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: 11-18-16

this was such a quick read/listen! the story is captivating and I couldn't wait top get my hands on the next one!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful