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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,091
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,996

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I was extremely surprised with how much of a perfect narrator James Comey was and how well-written this book was. The knowledge he shared in this book makes it very clear that both Hillary and Trump are corrupt people who only think of themselves.
I also have no doubt James Comey is one of the very few existing honest, good leaders this planet still has left. The way Trump fires him publicly without even talking to James Comey first and how he kept bugging James Comey to drop the investigation says a lot about Trump’s character.
I can’t wait to read or listen to James Comedy’s next book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,082
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,464
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,443

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

Very touching and entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

This book was better than I expected. At times, it got tiresome hearing the actress talk about herself in a narcissistic way, but she recognized that she did it often throughout the book and her honesty about the poor choices she had made in her life and about her bipolar disorder were very impressive and you can’t help but fall in love with her by the end of the book.
I was surprised to find out she and I had such a similar family history with her disciplinarian and emotionally distant mother, her very poor background and her being the seventh child. We also have other similarities that made me laugh out loud hearing her talk about them.
Her amazing acting skills were very visible in this audiobook and I can guarantee you that you will never be bored. Jenni is now “mah gurl”.

  • The Mummy at the Dining Room Table

  • Eminent Therapists Reveal Their Most Unusual Cases and What They Teach Us About Human Behavior
  • By: Jeffrey Kottler, Jon Carlson
  • Narrated by: Robert Feifar
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

A wife pretends to hang herself in the basement so she can time how long it will be before her husband comes to rescue her...a woman whose dead aunt was made into a mummy so the family could better grieve her passing and on occasion dine with her at family gatherings...a man wants his nose cut off to escape an annoying smell that haunts him...a teenage boy would only come to therapy if he could bring his pet snake. These and other fascinating and revealing stories are told by some of the most famous therapists in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revealing, Sad, Funny...altogether Fascinating

  • By Karen on 04-03-13

Educational and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

This book was fun (and at times funny), intriguing and very educational as well. It made feel much better about my own life when I thought about the patients' lives portrayed in this book.
I was sad when it ended. I simply love it!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reading it in your own voice would be missing out

  • By Tzachi on 10-16-15

DONT LET THE TITLE FOOL YOU!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-16

The entire book is nothing but the biography of a very self-absorbed, narcissistic person who dreams of being a rock star. The title indicates that you can learn how to ask people for help, but the author can't even keep her finances in check or ask her own husband for help.
What a waste of money!

47 of 52 people found this review helpful

  • Boundaries

  • By: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Dick Fredricks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my life

  • By Louise on 03-05-05

TOO RELIGIOUS AND FEAR MONGERING!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

This book is not helpful at all! It talks mostly about Being sinful and the bible. Ridiculous!!!
I am a spiritual person and I couldn't even get to half of this book because I couldn't stand the bible talk.
This book has no business being in the self-help/development section since all it does is damage people even more, like most religions do.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful