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  • Decluttering at the Speed of Life

  • Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff
  • By: Dana K. White
  • Narrated by: Dana K. White
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ONLY book that has ever helped

  • By Dawn L. Zajk on 04-07-18

a good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

Had some aha moments. I am a crafty person and I have a whole room and closet dedicated to what I think will become Something, Someday. This book helped me realize that I can do all these things someday …. forever and have to live with feeling overwhelmed with what project I want to start. Or I can get rid of most of this stuff that is actually stifling me from doing what I really want to do. I can't bounce around if I keep only a few of the half started projects, or the someday stuff. I might actually Finish some things, and be able to start some new projects!! The book goes through your whole house. Definitely got me thinking about the things I love, the things I don't use, the things I have no idea why I keep holding on to. Already started throwing away trash, and useless Stuff. Can already feel the relief of just feeling stifled. I will listen to this several times. She just got me energized to ' get rid of it already!!!"

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Infinite Possibilities

  • The Art of Living your Dreams
  • By: Mike Dooley
  • Narrated by: Mike Dooley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

Manifesting our dreams isn't about hard work -- it's about belief, expectation and, above all, knowing the truth about our place in the universe. Mike Dooley's manifesto, Infinite Possibilities, affirms that in our world of illusions there is no finite allotment of whatever your heart desires, especially not happiness, and that experiencing more love and new possibilities is limited only by the scope of our ability to imagine and act upon each.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • VERY Worthwhile

  • By kimbereley on 11-10-10

Wow

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

Okay I've been with audible for about 12 years because they just Rock! I have probably 300 books. Gotta tell you this one has gone onto my top 20 favorites! I keep growing. It's funny how one progresses once the spirit paths start taking you on the wave. We crash, we fall and then we are on the crest to find that we are not even close to the biggest wave. I have learned my biggest lessons when I crash. This book is similar to others but oh boy oh boy oh boy, sometimes it's the way its spelled out differently that makes it all make sense. Thank You Mike Dooley for not making tee shirts lol! Thank You Audible for another fine listen. I will be listening to this one a few times :-)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,183

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

one of the kings finer earlier stories

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Listened to this when it first came out. Glad I listened again. Narration enjoyable to listen to.. I'm not so fond of the Kings newer books , glad to have so many of his older creations to listen to!!

  • Art & Fear

  • Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
  • By: David Bayles, Ted Orland
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By zozobraswife on 05-10-12

not much here

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

the artist way is still the best as far as this type of creativity books goes. I still read that one at least once a year for the past 9.years. I guess I was just hoping for more from this title.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Oath

  • By: Frank Peretti
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321

National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a rainy day.

  • By Zachariah on 10-14-17

eh okay for a younger reader

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

it was okay. Not what I usually read . I bought on one of the sales for a filler until I found another book. Not terrible but not great. Kind of ho hum is it done . The end seemed to just ramble on , are you done yet!

  • It's All Too Much

  • An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
  • By: Peter Walsh
  • Narrated by: Peter Walsh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

When you think of what it will take to clean your house, are you so overwhelmed you throw up your hands and cry, "It's all too much"? If somewhere along the way you've simply lost the ability to keep your home organized and clutter-free, then It's All Too Much has the solution you've been searching for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not too much now!

  • By Anne on 05-15-07

did not think I needed

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

I thought I just needed a little help,but it turns out I Needed this. I purchased 3 audible books last week. 2 clutter and one organization. This one is the gem! yes it is a bit long but so good that I just finished and am going to listen again NOW!. I have already discarded 3 large trash bags. Given one to goodwill and get this I didn't really try to do it. It was like wow here is something I was thinking about doing with this THING, and guess what I was never really going to do it so it went in the trash. Easy easy! I am 52 and my mom loves to save she gave me this little dress that I wore at my ONE yr. old birthday party ! I have been carrying this dress around in a box for for 50+ Years through who knows how many moves through at least twenty STATES!Now the dress is gone into the garbage Angel I still have the picture of my cake smeared face. Can you imagine other little momentums odds and end s these little things that no one sees are packed in boxes in your home? if you can then this is the book you've needed. Peter is gentle and fun to listen too. I can't tell you how many laugh out loud moments I had , and said to myself hey wait a minute I DO that! lol ! It all made sense! I have learned a lot about myself and now have a right to be liberated from all this STUFF! Those few bags of garbage are gone and I am not even regretting getting rid of them. If I threw something away that I MIGHT need someday I am confident that I can buy a new one. So really, if you need a little help, get this one, I'm confident that you are going to find that you need this more than you thought. Happy tossing!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Angel Inside

  • Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding Work You Love
  • By: Chris Widener
  • Narrated by: Chris Widener
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

In this unforgettable parable, Tom Cook, a disillusioned American businessman, has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life. In Florence, the last city on his tour, Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist's work can teach him and all of us about the power of following your passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very special little book!

  • By Carianne on 05-24-11

time to wield the chisel

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

I have heard this story before, but failed to follow through. maybe not I have been panning for a long time still not ready for the chisel.

  • Closer Than You Think

  • Faith Corcoran, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

hard to stop listening

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

Would you listen to Closer Than You Think again? Why?

Yes, will listen to it again. I love loooong books. This was a perfect long listen adventure. Never really figured it out. Kept me listening and loved the narrator Hillary Huber. So much easier than Margarite. Every voice was distinct and her voice did not quaver. Nice on the ears. Thank you Hillary!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Closer Than You Think?

Memories of the basement. I lived in a house with a creepy basement. The backs of the steps were open and I always ran up them so that no one could grab my ankles. There was never anyone there but it always felt like someone was going to grab.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't say it would spoil some of the ending.

Any additional comments?

If you don't like long books then don't get this one. Don't give negative reviews on the length it clearly stated TWENTY EIGHT HOURS! LOVE IT! To me this was a bargain, good story, good voice to read to me, and I didn't guess the end. I loved every minute of it.

50 of 50 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,080

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Wow ! Can't wait for another resetting Gillian!!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

I didn't want this one to end. The story kept me waiting forth next sentence. I thought I figured it out a couple of times but Wow, I didn't expect the end. It isn't for the faint of heart there are some gruesome parts so if you don't care for that don't. complain about it . You've been warned! I love a long novel and hope that Gillian can keep them coming.
If you liked Dark Places you will enjoy this one just as much. Highly recommend this .one. The reading was very compatible for the story. She did a wonderful job.
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  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

  • Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship
  • By: Mira Kirshenbaum
  • Narrated by: Adriane McNeely
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

To make up or break up? Whether you’re just getting serious or have a long-term commitment, no other question causes so much heartache and self-doubt. Many other books tell you how to fix your relationship. This groundbreaking bestseller is the first one to help you choose whether you should try—or you need to go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gives you much to think about

  • By Nadia on 06-07-10

On the fence? You NEED to listen to this one!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-14

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

YES, still on the fence but that is because I haven't really sat down and applied the questions. I am going to try to take this one step at a time. With a notebook and pen. Maybe a question a week so that I can really digest the questions.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay?

OH, There are MANY. At least now I know that I am not being petty, selfish, stubborn, or just plain crazy. This book has really helped me think about what I NEED for me to finally be happy. 33 years with my spouse but not so in love. I don't know if we've just grown apart or maybe to naive when younger to know that maybe this wasn't right from the beginning. I have a lot of searching to do. The courage to maybe be on my own. Never did that before. This book has really opened my eyes to what maybe wrong and what maybe right. Maybe savable, but maybe not. I honestly think that if I sit down with this book and answer honestly the answer will be in FRONT of me and not lingering on and on and on.

Have you listened to any of Adriane McNeely’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, will be looking for more of her books. They make sense and make you be honest with yourself to find your own answers.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not a movie book

Any additional comments?

Thank you Adriane, you have helped me discover the questions I couldn't find. The answers are mine to find. If I could meet you in person I would give you the biggest HUG. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!