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When Life Gives You Lululemons audiobook cover art

Super fun summer listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-19

It is predictable but fun and perfect for an easy summer listen. The characters stay in their boxes and it is just really easy and entertaining.

Dear Madam President audiobook cover art

Good for anyone with an interest in political coms

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

Reviewed: 09-09-19

The first chapter seemed to start just as I expected - It wasn't our fault. It was there fault. The author seemed to take absolutely not responsibility. I do think she makes a great case for how sexism affected the 2016 election, but it is by no means objective. It is very representative of the polarized state of our political system right now. That said, as someone who does political communications for a living, I found her narrative to be timely and interesting, and at times empowering, though I'm not sure the general public would agree.

Smarter Faster Better audiobook cover art

Amazing follow up to the Power of Habit

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

Reviewed: 09-09-19

This author is incredible. His journalistic style and ability to stay objective is very informative and interesting. I will read anything he puts out.

French Exit audiobook cover art

Quirky and fun

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-19

The book wasn't exactly mesmerizing but it was quirky and fun. The narrator did a good job of going between characters.

Educated audiobook cover art

Absolutely fascinating

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-19

The experience, will to survive and forgiveness in the main character was incredible. The story is so unique and brilliantly told. The attention to detail and academic description of the events were like a long form feature news story. I do think the jump from adolescence to college seemed a bit quick. There was so much description from ages 1-14 it seemed a bit hurried when we got in later years, but overall I absolutely loved it and am hoping for more from this author.

Where the Crawdads Sing audiobook cover art

Gorgeous

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-19

This book was beautifully written with care for all the characters. The toughness and forgiving nature of the main characters were very inspiring. Some of the descriptions of the marsh got a little too into the weeds for me, but overall a beautiful story.

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The Boys in the Boat audiobook cover art

In love with the characters

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-19

This story is so interesting. I was surprised at how it kept my attention, as I knew nothing about rowing and don't really care about sports. I think if I was reading it I may have skipped some of the really detailed rowing descriptions but it did not turn me off in the audio version. The author did a wonderful job of describing the characters, from heartbreak to glory. I loved the transitions from America to Germany, and I wish there had been more of them. I little more historical context would have made for a richer story, but it was very interesting!

The Tattooist of Auschwitz audiobook cover art

Very compelling story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-19

Though the book covers unfathomable atrocities, the author tells the story in such a thoughtful and beautiful way that they keep hope alive. It was sad, but not so depressing to make you want to stop reading. You root for the characters and against evil. It is a wonderful WWII piece.