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  • The Mindful Parent

  • Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids
  • By: Charlotte Peterson
  • Narrated by: Elisa Carlson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Mindful Parent brings together Dr. Peterson's village interviews, observations, research, and over 35 years of work as a psychologist to teach modern parents how to raise healthier, more well-balanced, and kinder children. It includes creative ideas from parents who are currently adopting these practices and balancing other aspects of their personal, career, and financial responsibilities to assure their children get the support they need to thrive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting research

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-19-18

Interesting research

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I found the information and research on more peaceful cultures interesting and they didn't write down a couple of things from this book. For the most part though I felt like this was telling me how as an American I've already screwed up in my parenting. I was looking for more examples of how to be more mindful parent rather than how I have not been one.

  • The Culture Code

  • The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's SEAL Team Six - and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most important book I have listened to.

  • By R. DeCrescenzo on 05-01-18

Insightful read on highly successful groups

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Culture Code focuses on what makes the worlds most successful teams so successful. My biggest takeaways are make your team feel safe and define a shared purpose.

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  • Give Them Grace

  • Dazzling Your Kids With The Love of Jesus
  • By: Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, Jessica Thompson, Tulian Tchividjian (Foreword)
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

A guide to help Christians parent their children with grace and an emphasis on the cross. How are parents to raise children so they don't become Pharisees (legalists) or prodigals (rebels)? It's all about grace-filled, gospel-driven parenting, says the mother/daughter team of Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson. Christian parents, in their desire to raise godly children, can tend toward rule-centered discipline. There is, however, a far more effective method - a grace-motivated approach that begins with the glorious truth of God's love for sinners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-changing and necessary

  • By Jacob on 03-16-12

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I didn't finish this book. I don't think it was right for me at this time. I didn't find the tips practical. The way the author wrote about other religions didn't sit well with me either.

  • Little Men

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Little Men brilliantly extends the March family saga begun in Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. Jo---now married to the good-natured Professor Bhaer and with sons of her own---has become the unflappable matron of an extended family at Plumfield, a school that the Bhaers have founded with Aunt March's legacy. Jo's rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure---a world enlivened by Alcott's unique powers of observation and sympathy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The reader is just awful.

  • By Jackie on 08-29-18

Little Men

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Little Men takes place where little women left off. It tells the story of Jo and her professor and the adventures of the children at Plum field. As in little women I love how there's always stories within stories. The characters are also well-developed that you can't help falling in love with them.

  • The Booktaker

  • A Nameless Detective Mystery
  • By: Bill Pronzini
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 815

The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak writing and weaker reading

  • By Doug on 12-29-11

Quick read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-17

Fun mystery set in a book store, not too easy to solve, and it was a quick read. I didn't care for the narrators female voice portrayal though - it was pretty bad and some of the romantic lines were cheesy. But the mystery parts of the book were good.

  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,369

In this book, New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. In Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Uninteresting and difficult to connect with

  • By Scott Brown on 04-13-18

Present over perfect

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

Shauna share stories of the why and how she got to a smaller, simpler, more connected life.

  • Of Mess and Moxie

  • Wrangling Delight out of This Wild and Glorious Life
  • By: Jen Hatmaker
  • Narrated by: Jen Hatmaker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,785

Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jen Hatmaker has nailed it again!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-17

Love Of Mess and Moxie

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

I'm a big Jen Hatmaker fan and Of Mess and Moxie did not disappoint. I LOVED the audio version. Jen adds in little side notes for the listener. It's great. I laughed out loud many times. And even read some of the passages out loud (I have the hard back copy as well) to my husband and he loved it too.

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  • At Home in the World

  • Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
  • By: Tsh Oxenreider
  • Narrated by: Tsh Oxenreider
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world. Seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way, she discovers what it truly means to be at home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Having traveled the world as a kid myself.....

  • By kmk on 07-31-17

Delightful travel memoir

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

The way Tsh writes I truly felt that either I was with their family on their year long journey around the world or she was a dear friend telling me about their travels. The stories in At Home in the World have stayed with me and have created a warm glow in my soul.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but Brittle

  • By AR on 02-17-17

Enjoyable Look into the Danish Culture

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

I enjoyed learning more about the Danish culture especially from an outsiders point of view. I was losing a little interest by the middle of the book and a little disillusioned by the lifestyle of the Danes. I really wanted to find out if the couple decided to live a second year Danishly so I stuck it out to the end. I love the style the book was written in. I was laughing out loud at times. And the narrator was fantastic. I enjoyed The Year of Living Danishly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930

Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I waited for this release!

  • By Rachel on 07-21-06

One of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

I love not only how well the main story is written but that she also writes such lovely stories and poems from the PC and Jo. Stories within the story.