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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,125

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Heartwarming

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Reviewed: 12-08-18

Audio acting was well done. Reminded you of the sacrifices made for freedom and in the end all men are just men

  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Joss Ackland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep! Very intriuguing!!! Wonderful Listen!

  • By Goose on 09-30-13

an interesting twist

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Reviewed: 10-10-18

I found it to be almost like Shakespeare. You have to pay attention or you could miss some really important principles. This was my first time the Screwtape Letters and you can be sure I'll be listening to it again. The performance was delightful

  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

This third edition of an international best-seller - more than two million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages - details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • eye opening

  • By ben levy on 02-14-19

perspective changing

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Reviewed: 10-06-18

if you are ready to open your mind you're ready to listen to this book. Become part of the solution

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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,623
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,457

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

amazing story

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Reviewed: 09-24-18

Kudos to Tara for her willingness and ability to share her story with the world. As well as for the tenacity to make her life what she wanted it to be no matter what her original roots instilled in her as a child.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,606

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

delightful

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Reviewed: 09-19-18

I found this rendition to be very entertaining . great Audio Great cast and it was free

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,228

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

Braving

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

pretty insightful. And hard work if you put it into practice let's hope more do

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,983
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,228
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,970

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

I found some great guidance and deep truths

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Reviewed: 05-31-18

such a fascinating collection of information and brene brown does a great job bringing humor and real life into her research. everyone can learn something here

  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution

  • Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
  • By: Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling
  • Narrated by: Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides a simple, proven formula for achieving the goals that every individual or organization needs to reach. From Marriott to the U.S. Navy, Covey and his team have worked with more than 200,000 people in hundreds of organizations to improve performance, identifying and honing four secrets of perfect execution: Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on the Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; and Create a Cadence of Accountability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must read for every leader

  • By Erik T Frank on 09-06-16

implementation is the key.

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Reviewed: 10-14-17

loved this book and its focus on implementation and accountability. If you have the guts to do it will make a huge impact on your life and your work

  • Half Broke Horses

  • A True-Life Novel
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639

Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE"

  • By Kathryn on 01-10-10

I enjoyed this book more than Glass Castles

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Reviewed: 09-11-17

I found this book easy to get through and enjoyable. I loved the actual author reading the book in the way she intended people to hear it. I enjoyed it more than glass castles, maybe it was the milder language or less depressing story. Not sure. But worth the listen.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,202

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Worth a revisit after so many years apart.

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Reviewed: 05-01-17

Loved hearing this audible version. I realize Now That I'm Older how much more I enjoy this story. Truly a classic.