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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 23,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,755
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,655

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
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

fantastic book a must-read

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

what I love so much about this book was that each event from the past As Told by James Comey was exactly how I remember it being recorded at the time. this tells me that either James Comey is extremely truthful or I'm listening to the right news. I enjoyed every part of the book and have a profound respect for Jim Comey who I find to be a very admirable man.

  • Avoidant

  • How to Love (or Leave) a Dismissive Partner
  • By: Jeb Kinnison
  • Narrated by: Joe Farinacci
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

People in relationships with avoidants struggle with their lack of responsiveness and inability to tolerate real intimacy. Relationships between an avoidant and a partner of another attachment type are the largest group of unhappy relationships, and people who love their partners and who may have started families and had children with an avoidant will work very hard to try to make their relationships work better, out of love for their partner and children as well as their own happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen!

  • By Jolene Monheim on 04-10-15

A good book

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

What did you like best about Avoidant? What did you like least?

Does a good job of defining an avoidant

Did Joe Farinacci do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes did a great job

Could you see Avoidant being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Im not sure it would hold a movie

Any additional comments?

This is a great book to read if you think you may be an avoidant. My SO other claims i was so I have to read this book. This book goes so far as to help you determine what attachment style you are. I was pleased to find out I was a secure type and did not qualify to avoidant.

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  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
  • By: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for someone too busy to read... but

  • By A. S. on 08-20-13

Great Book and a must read

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this book to all couples. It really does a great job of dissecting the nuts and bolts of why marriages break down.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work?

For me the best part is the 4 horseman. That so closely relates to my situation that it resonated with me.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I will take the love map and advice and constantly update it.

Any additional comments?

I thought this book was spot on when it comes to what makes a wife stay in a marriage. If a man follows this book he is assured his wife will stay content. I did however feel it missed the mark a little for men. The book is spot on for girls but if you don't pay attention to the husbands side you miss something. Men and women communicate and bond differently. For women the love map works perfectly. But for men it does not. What i mean is from the book he said she said we learn men bond with activity and women bond with conversation. This book does not really touch on that fact. It focuses on how to better connect through conversation. That's where a lot of women feel neglected and rightly so. The truth is men bond over an activity not necessarily the conversation. Men attempt to insert there loved ones into their activity cause that's how they feel close and bonded. Its been that way from early development. From the book his needs her needs the author lists a mans top 5 basic emotional needs and recreational activity comes in 2nd which is very high. This book does not go into enough detail about the bonding ways of men and therefore leave a lot of women feeling left behind. Truth is he is trying to bond but he is speaking in his language but you are not hearing him. If women keep this in mind it could easy the pain they feel and help move toward the center. Insert yourself into his favorite activity and start the conversation that makes you feel bonded. For more information read these books.The modern Scholar He said she said His needs her needs

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  • Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

  • How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship
  • By: Shari Y. Manning PhD
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny, but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions and how to change the way you can respond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By randy on 06-15-16

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

this is without a doubt the best book on borderline personality disorder. I have read at least 15 books on BPD and this is by far the best. I would recommend to anyone with a loved one that is struggling with this disorder to read this book. the book is very insightful and has real life techniques that you can use in your daily interactions with your loved one with BPD.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

I Hate You - Don't Leave Me
    Understanding the Borderline Personality
    
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        Jerold J. Kreisman MD,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    727 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • I Hate You - Don't Leave Me

  • Understanding the Borderline Personality
  • By: Jerold J. Kreisman MD, Hal Straus
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 623

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By randy on 12-28-14

great book

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

Reviewed: 12-28-14

If you could sum up I Hate You - Don't Leave Me in three words, what would they be?

Insightful
Clinical
Helpful

Any additional comments?

This is a great book for anyone who has a loved one who struggles with BPD. This book seems to target an analytical mind but is also very helpful to a layman person. The book is so packed full of useful tools to use I had to read it twice. In fact I found some of it so helpful I wrote it down so I could memorize and reflect back at my leisure. Just a great overall book.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Get Me Out of Here

  • My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
  • By: Rachel Reiland
  • Narrated by: Mazhan Marno
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Borderline Personality Disorder. "What the hell was that?" raged Rachel Reiland when she read the diagnosis written in her medical chart. As the 29-year old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon discover, it was the diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes- including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and sexual promiscuity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Authentic Tale

  • By BEEJ on 06-23-11

great Book

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

Reviewed: 12-28-14

What did you love best about Get Me Out of Here?

This is such an amazing book. This book gives you insight into one persons struggle with BPD that no other books can do. There are alot of helpful books about BPD but this is the only one written from a first person which is brilliant. If you know and love anyone who struggles with BPD you will relate to many of Rachel's stories. Not all stories will apply to your situation but I guarantee many will.

Any additional comments?

This book really hit home for me. There were parts of the book so closely aligned to my personal experience that it brought me to tears. When your dealing with a person with BPD the hardest thing to do is to remain empathetic. I found it difficult to put this book down. Its by far the best book I have ever read. I even learned some techniques from Dr Paghot to help me with my significant other. BPD is so Difficult to deal with and so misunderstood. This book restores hope that you can win against this disorder.

  • How to Love a Woman

  • On Intimacy and the Erotic Lives of Women
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

For all men and women who thirst to love and be loved by a woman, these words and stories of guidance from Clarissa Pinkola Estes are aqua vitea, the water for life and soul. Dr. Estes teaches that in love relationaships, each partner challenges, nourishes and transforms the other. To achieve this lifelong love requires an understanding of the mysterious internal cycles that fuel relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By randy on 04-07-14

Great book

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Love a Woman to be better than the print version?

Yes I would. This allows me to read it more then once to absorb all the content while driving my car.

What did you like best about this story?

An insight to what women are really like and how they think.

What about Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s performance did you like?

I love the way she tells the stories with so much feeling.

What did you learn from How to Love a Woman that you would use in your daily life?

I learned how to be a better husband and a better man. The 12 things to look for in a mate are especially helpful. For me it is too late to choose a mate but not too late to aspire to possess the attributes in the 12 things. If we all work on being those 12 things our relationships with both women and men will go much smoother.

Any additional comments?

Carrissa Estes has a real insight as to what women want and how to have a relationship with women. I learned so much I took notes to reflect back on when I need help.
Great book with lots of great stories.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful