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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,359

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

I can't handle her voice

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I thought I would be able to do it, but I can't handle her voice. Sometimes authors need to know when to let the control go and allow someone else to put that work in for them. I might still have read it if I could deal with the voice. I also can't deal with her repeating for the first hour how "normal" and everyday she is just like the listener. I get it....you're also married to someone who can take you to the Oscars. Not relatable....I really wanted to really like this book like all my girls did and rave about it...but alas, I guess I'm not basic enough to sit through it. Sigh. I'm returning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,671

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Funny...

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I went into this book knowing almost nothing about Steve Jobs and found out he is quite a character! I laughed quite a few times at this book because he just did a lot of funny things. I liked this book very much but there are times I wished it told more about his life and less about Apple. I reader began to irritate me after a while but I promised to soldier on and finish this book. Overall it was a good book and I'm glad I did read it but I probably wouldn't do it again. There were just parts that felt like they went on forever but I do understand that although living simply, Jobs was terribly complicated.

  • Daily Rituals

  • How Artists Work
  • By: Mason Currey
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116

Kafka is one of 161 inspired-and inspiring-minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing else like this one

  • By Debra B on 10-23-14

Interesting...

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

This book was very interesting but felt a bit "listy" for lack of better term, but then again it wasn't meant to delve into every individuals life in depth for chapters upon chapters. There was a lot of great information without being overly lengthy, which I found really interesting and leaving me with "hmmm, never knew that" moments. It's an enjoyable read and the time went quickly with it. I did find myself looking forward to listening.

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,765

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Everything I wanted to know and more!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

I was a little skeptical of this book at first probably only because I thought I knew all there is to know about Davinci but I was wrong. This book taught me so much more and mostly that he was one of the most important creative minds to ever exist. This was not another "Davinci" code type book for those wondering if it is. I loved ever part of this book even if It went on in some parts a bit, it was ok with me. By the time I was done, I wanted more of Davinci! What an interesting, relatable and incredible person. The author definitely made me feel like I really knew him and the reader was terrific.

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,727

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inner Journey within an External One

  • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

An adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

What's not to love about his book? I enjoyed living vicariously through Elizabeth on her journey... maybe because it resonates so much to where I am at in my own life. This book is a joy and I enjoyed it better than the film. She reads well and it's well written, just wishing there was more :)

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,828
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,773

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 07-10-18

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Troublemaker to be better than the print version?

I loved her reading because she's funny and brings her own spirit to her writing which made it that much more enjoyable...haven't read the print version.

Any additional comments?

This book was great! I couldn't stop listening to it. Leah is genuinely funny, witty, intelligent and honest. She shows up like your best girlfriend who's got your back. You can tell that her heart was really in the church of scientology and I commend her for leaving and writing this very eye opening book! I learned a lot about how Scientology works and what it really is. I kind of wished the book didn't end...so now I watch the show which is also great. I would definitely read this book again and have recommended to my friends.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

  • How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
  • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,788

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accompanying PDF linked in the book description

  • By Adam Countryman on 03-26-17

Loved this book more than words can say!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

This information is not new to me, however the way it is presented and the detail of the scientific explanations I. This book, gave me "ah ha" moments I haven't previously had. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book and I would recommend it to anyone who feels like they need a true change in their life. The only downside of this audio version is that it does not come with pictures of some of the things he speaks about but he also has a website and there is plenty of info about his and this book online that you could research if needed.
I loved this book and recommended it to my "ex boyfriend" who just began reading it at my suggestion. Interestingly enough also, when I began to read it 2 weeks ago I thought "my friend Marti would love this book" and I was going to call him to tell him about it. It was in my mind for several days and with that said, he sent me a message 2 days ago asking what I'm reading now (this is since we share our reads often) and I told him this book.
He said "no way man, I just bought this book yesterday" so that was huge for me in that just the very thought of calling him to go out and get this book and thinking about it, actually manifested. Your thoughts are very powerful. I trust that. Enjoy! I know that I did and I'll be applying all of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dharma Punx

  • By: Noah Levine
  • Narrated by: Noah Levine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By lee on 11-04-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I really wanted to like this book but I ended it feeling disappointed. This book made me feel like I was listening to a kid in high school dropping names of people, constantly talking about their spiritual tattoos and a bit of angry and ignorantly spoken moments about India. I wasn't inspired at all to seek the path of Buddhism and felt like, if anything, this book was a plug on how to look like your a cool spiritual punk rocker by going to punk shows, strange diving and wearing a bunch of tattoos of deities. Now, I do respect his journey and that he cleaned up his life... but what I mostly got from this book is that he spent a long time not being able to really dive into his practice because it wasn't comfortable to leave his punk rock life behind. He goes to India and complains about the monasteries and his inability to really commit his life to the practice directly before calling a hotel manager ignorant because he called his buddy a fake sadhu.
Also, this guys voice was almost intolerable after a short while and he has a slight lisp which made we question some of his words occasionally. He read poorly. The book itself is poorly written and uninspiring to me.

Now if you would like to read a book about how to be a punk rock Buddhist, this is probably for you. It's not for people interested in a true journey.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,119

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

Great book

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I enjoyed this book a lot. I thought the story was great however, it took nearly 35 chapters to get near exciting for me. I would still recommend it for a read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful