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  • How We Die

  • Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
  • By: Sherwin B. Nuland
  • Narrated by: Sherwin B. Nuland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

There is a vast literature on death and dying, but there are few reliable accounts of the ways in which we die. The intimate account of how various diseases take away life, offered in How We Die, is not meant to prompt horror or terror but to demythologize the process of dying, to help us rid ourselves of that fear of the terra incognita.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very special read

  • By Beth on 10-22-09

Very Abridged

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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: 09-15-18

Like other reviewers mentioned, I didn't realize that this is the abridged book. It is actually very abridged, which is a shame because the book is so great. I have the actual book, and was disappointed when the audiobook ended so quickly. I love that the author narrates this audiobook
Audible... please make an unabridged audiobook of this insightful and very informative book.

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Christie Golden
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Valerian and Laureline are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under directive from their Commander, Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enteraining!

  • By Rambling Traveler on 08-02-17

just like the movie

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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: 06-28-18

if you liked the movie then you will like this book too. I really liked it

  • On Death and Dying

  • What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy, and Their Own Family
  • By: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross MD
  • Narrated by: Carol Bilger, cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross created her classic seminal work, On Death and Dying, to offer us a new perspective on the terminally ill. It is not a psychoanalytic study, nor is it a "how-to" manual for managing death. Rather, it refocuses on the patient as a human being and a teacher, in the hope that we will learn from him or her about the final stages of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Death and Dying

  • By Roman on 02-19-05

Great info for hospice volunteers like me

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Should be required reading for people in the hospice industry, or hospice volunteers like me. Greatly informative

  • How to Be a Good Divorced Dad

  • Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During and After the Break-Up
  • By: Jeffery M. Leving
  • Narrated by: Thomas Vincent Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The country's leading authority on fathers' rights, Jeffery M. Leving, presents a definitive how-to resource for divorced dads of any age, background, and marriage history. Leving offers targeted guidance and suggests techniques for staying connected with children and dealing with ex-wives - and in some cases a new girlfriend or the wife's new boyfriend - during the divorce and afterwards. This upbeat book offers good news for divorced dads and counters many of the myths that paint divorcing fathers as alienated, irresponsible, or absent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Divorcing Fathers need to hear this book!

  • By Michael J. Renzi on 04-11-16

really great book for men getting divorced

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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: 02-01-18

a really great book that has a legal advice focus for men getting divorced. if you are thinking about getting divorced, listen to this book before and while going through the divorce process. highly recommended!

  • 52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads

  • What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship
  • By: Jay Payleitner
  • Narrated by: Jay Payleitner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Most dads love their daughters, but they're uncertain how they can show that love in a way their daughters understand...or figure out what their girls really need from them. Jay Payleitner has given thousands of dads great, man-friendly advice in his best-selling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad. Now Jay guides his listeners into what is unexplored territory for many of them - girl land....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Super Christian ... unreliable. Lots of myth!

  • By sina on 12-08-17

a little too Christian based for me, but good

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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: 01-31-18

it should be classified as a audiobook in the religious section, but it really is a great book and worth the listen. he has great ideas on how to be a good dad. the last few minutes of the book his voice kinda cracks up which is nice because you can hear the love in his voice for his daughter. overall a good read and something all of us dads should hear, they just need to dial the God focus back a little, for me anyways.

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  • One More Try

  • What to Do When Your Marriage Is Falling Apart
  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Is your marriage worth fighting for? If so, this audiobook is for you. It takes a tremendous amount of strength to overcome skepticism and weariness, and begin the work of healing a broken marriage. But just taking a look at this audiobook shows you have the heart of a fighter. In One More Try, Gary Chapman gives you the courage and confidence to move forward when your marriage is falling apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ready to give up?

  • By Cory Lamb on 04-19-15

Great book. A little too religiously based for me

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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: 09-05-17

This is a great book on the topic of marriage separation and divorce. It has a lot of good ideas and thoughts. It is a Christian religious based book, which will work better for some then others. I'm not super religious but i really still liked the book and the ideas in it. This book is from the author of The 5 Love Languages.

  • Resisting Happiness

  • By: Matthew Kelly
  • Narrated by: Matthew Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924

Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier - maybe even a lot happier. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the person that God created us to be. What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read! got some for friends who struggle

  • By J on 01-17-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Great book but kept mentioning his parish/company A LOT of times toward the end. It kind of felt like an infomercial toward the end, but overall great book. A friend gave this book to my wife, and she never read it, so i got the audiobook and gave her a book report. This book has many uplifting and positive messages. My favorite part is when the author and his son sing their bedtime song together. Very touching. I'm not very religious and have never been Catholic, but if you are, or have been, a Catholic, then this book really will be for you.

  • Runner's World Complete Book of Running

  • Everything You Need to Run for Weight Loss, Fitness, and Competition
  • By: Amby Burfoot
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For 40 years, Runner’s World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now the collective wisdom of the most savvy running writers, coaches, and editors can be found in Runner’s World Complete Book of Running.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great comprehensive book for running beginners

  • By Sunil Mumbai on 01-06-16

better then i expected

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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: 06-21-17

this turned out to be a surprise book. i love all running books but wasn't too sure about this book. it turned out to be very informative and kept my attention throughout. If you like running books you will probably like this one too

  • On Living

  • By: Kerry Egan
  • Narrated by: Kerry Egan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead she discovered she'd been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying" - the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it's contained, and the people who have touched it, the betrayals, wounds, unfinished business, and unrealized dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book I have read this year.

  • By Daniel Humphreys on 11-02-16

Amazing audiobook!!!

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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: 12-27-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely amazing book. Its the best audiobook because the author narrates her beautiful story, and you can hear the joy and pain in her voice as she tells her story. Generally books narrated by the authors dont go well, but with this book it completely enhances the experiance. I loved hearing the laughter in her voice when she read funny parts of the book, and you can also hear the pain in her voice as she recounts tough memories. I absolutely couldn't stop listening. I've listened to the book almoat 10 times already.This book really is a book about love and families. It is an interesting perspective on love and family, but there was so many times in the book that the words touched me. Great insight into living life to the fullest!

What does Kerry Egan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Absolutely best narration, which makes a great book even better. Kerry is a great narrator and i would buy another book she narrates!