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  • Heavier than Heaven

  • A Biography of Kurt Cobain
  • By: Charles R. Cross
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

When Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994, it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - missing chapter 12

  • By Richard on 02-15-07

Kurt the Person

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-09

Not having been a fan of Kurt Cobain or Nirvana
for that matter, my appeal to this biography was to answer my question. What drives us as human beings to the place of suicide?
With that said, I came out of this story with the depths of my soul being forever touched by a man I only read about. Such a human side to this very misguided genuis.
The book is filled with more foul language than I normally will give place to, but I wasn't reading Mary Poppins. Oh, you may need a barf bag @ times due to the graphic story line.
However, it never takes away from Kurt. The human, tender side that is there. You just have to look for it, you have to want to see it. But he is there.
Just like all little boys he needed nourturing, protection, he needed to know he was o.k.
Kurt, love ya man. You the person, not all the rock n roll drama. But you were a shining star even without a guitar.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Gift of Fear

  • And Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence
  • By: Gavin de Becker
  • Narrated by: Gavin de Becker
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Fear can save your life. It directs you to avoid that stranger, to leave the room, to call for help. The intuitive message of fear, together with rational principles, can help you to predict and thereby avoid personal violence. In this program Gavin de Becker, America's leading expert on predicting violent behavior, demystifies the apparently random and unpredictable nature of violence and shows you how interpersonal violence can be detected and derailed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Try Unabridged Version

  • By Seattle Customer on 04-20-09

Don't Leave Home Without it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

I have this in paper back, audio cd, and ipod.
This man has done his homework. It is almost an instruction manual on awareness. Very intense is the author in his presentation to equip and educate. I have given this book to many of my friends and they share with their friends.
Definately recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Boys Adrift

  • Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
  • By: Leonard Sax
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Startling, well-researched view...

  • By Kirt on 08-14-08

Don't Forget Our Boys

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

If you have an interest in successful children, in this case boys, this a must.
It takes us into their world, their minds, their needs as youngsters so we can produce better adults.
If you are looking for some insight into the little boy of your life, this I highly recomment.

  • A Saint on Death Row

  • The Story of Dominique Green
  • By: Thomas Cahill
  • Narrated by: Thomas Cahill
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A Saint on Death Row will introduce you to a young man whose history, innate goodness, and final days you will never forget. It also shines a necessary light on America's racist and deeply flawed legal system. A Saint on Death Row is an absorbing, sobering, and deeply spiritual story that illuminates the moral imperatives too often ignored in the headlong quest for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye for an eye. That depends

  • By phg on 04-20-11

Listen with your heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-09

I must adimit I love people's life story. This is a compelling story of a child's trauma and suffering. The aftermath of a neglected human being, an uncared for child that started out on a bad note should open our eyes as to what needs to be our focus.
As I listened to this story, I was struggling with some unforgiveness myself. But listening to the attitude and outlook of a man on death row brought me to conviction within my own soul. When a man on death row can talk about being thankful for so much, what on earth did I have to complain about.
Would love to see this story on film some day. Incredible.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Gifted Hands

  • By: Ben Carson M.D., Cecil Murphey
  • Narrated by: Ben Carson M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A riveting story of one man’s secret for success tested against daunting odds and driven by an incredible mindset that dares to take risks, Gifted Hands is the inspiring autobiography of Dr. Ben Carson. It takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world - and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book by a humble man

  • By Philana on 09-17-03

Amazing, simply Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-09

This is a must read. Such a success story of this gifted man's life. A story to share with children of all ages, especially those which fail and those that dream big. All walks of life could be touched by this story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet Strength

  • The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life
  • By: Tony Dungy
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, he did it in the shadow of a great tragedy. But even through hardship, his fundamental decency and faith in God was readily apparent in everything he did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Dan on 02-01-09

Better than Good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-09

This book by far exceeded my expectattions. I am not a sports fan, so wasn't too sure what to expect.
I am lost for words to describe the magnitude of inspiration, admiration, and over all compassion for this man and his life.
Made me want to join a football team!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful