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  • Skipping Towards Gomorrah

  • The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
  • By: Dan Savage
  • Narrated by: Dan Savage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favourite Savage, but still a must read.

  • By Cather on 05-10-14

Witty, smart, well-researched, persuasively argued

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-17

if you aren't familiar with Dan Savage from his pod-cast, SavageLove, you don't have to go subscribe. This book gives a tour through the idea that America is better when we are all free to pursue what makes us happy, thematically arranged by each of the deadly sins.

  • In Defense of a Liberal Education

  • By: Fareed Zakaria
  • Narrated by: Fareed Zakaria
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

The liberal arts educational system is under attack. Governors in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina have announced that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts. Majors like English and history - which were once very popular and highly respected - are in steep decline, and President Obama has recently advised students to keep in mind that technical training could be more valuable than a degree in art history when deciding on an educational path.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost

  • By H. Hackney on 04-09-15

Well Worth a Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

This was a solid treatment of the benefits of a broad education. I work with pre-teaching majors, though I have a liberal arts degree, and this gave me some insight about how to help students understand the differences between these types of degrees.

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  • Mr Unavailable and the Fallback Girl

  • By: Natalie Lue
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Are you the Fallback Girl? If you've ever found yourself in a relationship that feels and seemingly looks like one, but you're struggling with commitment, or you've been in the ambiguous territory of a "casual relationship", you've likely tried to change them, wondered what you did to cause this, what you can do to win their love and commitment, or even whether you're going crazy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fallback Girl in recovery

  • By Jam on 08-06-16

I love Natalie's insight and direct talk.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

I love Natalie's style and listen to get books over and over when I need a pep talk . . . or a stern talk.

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,298
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,225

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Your Inner History Geek Wants This

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

It was exactly as amazing as everyone said it was! Huzzah for Hamilton and Chernow.

  • Why You're Not Married... Yet

  • The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve
  • By: Tracy McMillan
  • Narrated by: Tracy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

If you're looking to get married and you're not, there's most likely a very good reason: you. Not that you're a bad person - you're certainly not! It's just that you haven't yet become the woman you need to be in order to have the partnership you want. So how can you grow into someone who is ready to say "I do" and to attract the same in a mate? You start with this book. Based on her wildly popular Huffington Post article, Why You're Not Married . . . Yet dishes out straightforward, no-holds-barred advice for women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best self-help I have ever read!!

  • By K on 03-17-14

I love Tracy!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

This is the hysterical straight-talk you wish you had a sister or a mother to give you!

  • The Work on Relationships

  • By: Byron Katie Mitchell
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

Katie does "The Work" with audience members on a wide variety of relationship issues, including jealousy, blame, sex, communication, judgment, parenting, abuse, closure, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Justina on 01-30-15

Byron Katie has transformed my life.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

This collection of audio recordings is a great place to start if you're new to the work. I listen to this one again periodically and counted among one of the best of her entire repertoire.

  • The Tower of London

  • The History of England's Famous Landmark
  • By: Charles River Editors, Dr. Jesse Harasta
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

The Tower of London is one of the most historic sites in all of England and still one of the most popular. All around is the modern city of London, one of the world's most prosperous and power financial districts, but the Tower is still a daunting structure that looms across the landscape. Not a single structure but a vast network of medieval and early modern fortifications, it anchors the southeastern end of the old city and controls access to the River Thames and, through it, London's connection to the sea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting.

  • By Susan Keefe on 05-17-15

HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-15

What disappointed you about The Tower of London?

I actually thought the reader was JOKING with a contrived accent that is . . . just bizarre. The performance was SO BAD, how could I attend to ANYTHING else?

Has The Tower of London turned you off from other books in this genre?

I love tour guides and non-fiction . . . so this was just aberrant.

How could the performance have been better?

ANY other reader would have been a necessary first step.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was just very confused.

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  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 565

Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, The Time-Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is an entertaining popular history with a twist. Historian Ian Mortimer reveals in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail how the streets and homes of 16th century looked, sounded, and smelled for both peasants and for royals; what people wore and ate; how they were punished for crimes and treated for diseases; and the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan England... As Never Presented Before

  • By Troy on 06-27-13

I was pleasantly surprised!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

Though 17 hours, it went quickly! I was disappointed to have to pause it, and though I'm historian, I knew very little about this place and time . . . until now!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Were Supposed to Make Me Happy

  • By: Byron Katie Mitchell
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Previously available on video, this program (re-edited and remastered as an audio release) features a man's deep work on his wife's leaving him, because she finds him repulsive. Also included is a new piece by a woman about the boyfriend who left her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Byron Katie <3

  • By Karen on 02-04-15

Byron Katie <3

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Byron Katie didn't save my life; she shows me how to save my own life every single day.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Controlling and Manipulative Men

  • How to Spot Them and Handle Them
  • By: Lyn Kelley
  • Narrated by: Lyn Kelley
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Lyn Kelley, Ph.D., CPC, drawing from years of experience (her own and her clients') gives you the little-known secret tactics - all the things controllers and manipulators DON'T use but don't want you to know! She tells you word-for-word, what to say to the controller to get him off his position and onto yours She explains how women get "hooked" on controllers, how to know the severity of his case, how to know if he can change, and how to get him to surrender to you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • useful bad relationship survival manual!

  • By Amanda on 04-14-15

Best Book on this Topic

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

Reviewed: 08-28-13

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

I have read LOTS of books on this subject and, frankly, didn't expect much from such a short book, but it has the MOST relevant and comprehensive description and plan of action for women involved with extremely difficult men. I assumed that I would find her other title, _Self-Centered and Narcissistic Men_, but this was the one that shed NEW LIGHT on a situation I have been tirelessly researching for several years.

Any additional comments?

I tried these titles because they were inexpensive, but I didn't expect much. I was VERY pleasantly surprised & intend to buy others.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful