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  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

  • By: Glennon Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,571

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Leah B on 09-08-16

A must read for all Women and men

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Beautiful, funny, authentic, heart breaking, enlightening and amazing and such a treat to have it read by the author!!!

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,867

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

Scary, Horrific, Can't look, or look away

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

This very well written and expertly narrated. I am deeply concerned about the writer. How could anyone write this stuff? I had no idea what I was in for and didn't want anything to do with this book. Yet I had to know what happened. I confess I did skip some of the more disturbing chapters.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Pema Chodron Audio Collection

  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678

Pema Chodron, one of the West's most beloved teachers of Buddhism, makes the Tibetan vajrayana tradition accessible in today's world. Now three of her most popular teachings are available in one audiobook set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Apryl on 10-08-06

Amazing

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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: 03-28-15

She is funny and wise and has answers to questions I didn't even know to ask. Thank you Pema. Especially on the teachings of compassion

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Daring Greatly
    How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    6,093 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,093
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,240

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important information - painful narration

  • By Marc on 10-01-12
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White

Too important to leave due to narration

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

Maybe I'm spoiled by listening too often to Brenè I know she probably doesn't have time for her own narration. However, she has a light hearted can dance a smile in her voice and a comforting twang that endears you tithe topic and writing. Everyone should read or listen to this book. I have attended the Daring Greatly workshop and it changed my life. This narrato sounded too much like a researcher or skeptical professor. She sounded annoyed half the time. It's a great book so please don't let the narration get in your way.

  • Getting Unstuck

  • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

On Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron introduces a rare Tibetan teaching she received from her teacher, Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, and one that has become critical to her practice. Here, she unveils the mystery of an ineffable quality; a "pre-emotional" feeling that arises in us, brings us discomfort, and causes us to react by escaping the discomfort, often with harmful habits. With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

  • By Annie M. on 05-12-09

Wow, wow, wow and thank you!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-15

Live recording of 6 workshops. For me personally it was yet another example of The Untethered Souls thorns or Brené Brown and shame spirals.

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,726

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Lea Zimmerman on 12-16-11

You will want to reread it several times

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

The book is beautifully written and a great compliment to similar work that others are doing. The narration is spot on too. It is funny and smart and answers so many questions a must read.

  • 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 25,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,858
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,595

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

Life CHaknging

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

I could listen to her speak her own written word forever! She has hit the nail on the head for me. I had no idea this was why I have been in a such a funk. I cannot thank Brene enough. The OnDemand workshop with Gifts of Vulnerability, this book, and The Daring Way weekend workshop have literally changed if not save my life. I want to shout it from the roof tops!

  • The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make: tell the truth, and destroy her family, or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More! More! More!

  • By Simone on 11-22-13

You got me again

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

This is the third book I've gobbled up in a week. I wasn't a fan of the narrator but I respect the difficult job of so many voices. In parts though it was annoying especially in the beginning with the story seemed implausible. However, as she has done with her other books she follows the story all the way through no quick and tidy endings her characters stay true to themselves throughout the whole story. And as human beings can often seem a contradiction to themselves. Or misunderstood by an outsider. The characters themselves discover why there lives were contradictions at time. Maybe it's just the kid weed social worker in me that I too have seen these characters in real life. I enjoyed this perspective. I wonder how hard it would of been for us to find any compassion if we were exposed to both families experiences over those 27 years. I was sure I didn't like this book as well as the others and then I cried like a baby the last hour and a half of the story.

  • Necessary Lies

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Alison Elliott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566

Best-selling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town 50 years ago, and the darkest - and most hopeful - places in the human heart. After losing her parents, 15-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister, and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness, and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Controversial story - great performance

  • By Marie on 05-26-15

Sometimes the truth is hard to hear. Listen anyway

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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: 01-26-15

First Diane may very well be my new favorite author. After reading the Silent Sister I needed another good read. Diane does a great job of getting you right into the story and keeping the pace engaging and vivid. This was a hard listen due to the subject matter and as there seemed to be no positive outcomes or ending I was nervous to spend 10 hours angry, sad and frustrated due to the injustices. After listening to the final chapter and hearing the truth about the practice of sterilization lasting until 1976 and the misuse of power to cover up crimes, prejudices, racism, and ignorance I strongly believe everyone needs to know this portion of our history.

As I continue to her political, religious, economic and racial debates about what injustices do or don't .... Have or haven't existed and people telling other people to just get over it or it wasn't that bad or minimized and rationalizing a history they don't believe or understand, the more I believe it should be mandated reading: stories such as this, Selma or The UnBroken. Especially this story that I am sure many people are completely unaware of, and 1976 was only 49 years ago. Just because the majority of us are not evil does not mean that evil doesn't exist in the work nor does it mean that there are not still institutionalized evils still in place. Sorry for the tangent but the power of Diane's writing planted the outrage. She's an excellent writer. Thank you for shining a light on a little known atrocity right here at home in the great US of A.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Unglued

  • Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
  • By: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Narrated by: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions? Is it really possible to make emotions work for us instead of against us? Yes, and in her usual inspiring and practical way, Lysa will show you how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen, re listen, and then listen again

  • By C. Ogle on 12-22-16

Imperfect progress and Space for Grace

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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: 01-21-15

Two mantras I will take with me forever. So nice the book is read by the author has there are some
Brave testimonials made more believable as she's reading them. Such a cheerful, funny and caring voice to walk is through such a debilitating, ugly, raw, embarrassing and shameful mine field of emotions. I love this book and will refer to it again and again if even just the epilogue. Thank you for this gift, I applied it immediately the very next day and saw wonderful results for myself and others. Imperfect progress using space for grace.