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  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,928

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Oh Calamity!

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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: 10-27-18

I could not get enough of this book. It draws in the reader from the beginning and has twists that keep the reader guessing. It shows what true friends will do for one another. The core subject of the book is one that needs further discussion and this book helps bring it into the light.

  • How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

  • Love, Style, and Bad Habits
  • By: Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and others
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 307

In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude, and men. The authors - Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas - unmarried but attached, with children - have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion, and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By von Alevensleben on 01-31-16

Keep on searching ...

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Pass, pass, pass. Do not waste your time, money, or credits on this one. Many better books out there highlighting the Parisian lifestyle and mindset.

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

Essential read for high performing teams

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I have purchased this for my teams at two different organizations; yes, I love the message in the book that much. General McChrystal provides tangible reasons and methods for breaking down the silos that exist in every organizations and truly defining what it means to work collaboratively. The outcomes of collaborative work warrant the dissolution of fiefdoms and org building that goes on in many corporate cultures. The book demonstrates the importance of high performing teams when lives are at risk as well as in the corporate world when profits are at risk.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,137

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Timeless Classic

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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: 09-03-18

The lessons and advice are relevant today as they were when originally written. Classic lessons that need to be heard periodically to stay fresh in one's repertoire. Yes, these are common sense and things mothers should/did teach us, but all of us need a refresher course every so often.

  • Robin

  • By: Dave Itzkoff
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416

From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Robin...

  • By Leigh on 05-24-18

Tragic comedy

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Made me realize how little we know about one another, even the best of friends. I remember my parents watching Mork and Mindy and this was an inside look into how Robin's career came about and the ups and downs associated with his life. It was an interesting behind the scenes look of how some of the movies came to life.

It was sad to hear how addictions and a degenerative disease affected Robin's life along with his friends and family. Well written and narrated. Robin will forever be Genie for me.