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  • Beautiful Boy

  • A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction
  • By: David Sheff
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view, a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.

Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. With haunting candor, Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Been There

  • By S. Scarborough on 11-26-12

Heartbreakingly Beautiful

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Reviewed: 05-25-19

It was a very well written book about living with addiction from the perspective of family

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,090

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Incredible!

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Reviewed: 03-29-19

This book was beautifully written. The perfect blend of strength, natural, love, and drama. Well done!

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  • Everything Beautiful Began After

  • A Novel
  • By: Simon Van Booy
  • Narrated by: Simon Van Booy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Rebecca is young, lost, and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens—trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear. Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city’s past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely beautiful

  • By No more blasted ears in Idaho on 03-09-19

Absolutely beautiful

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Reviewed: 03-09-19

This book was absolutely remarkable. One of the most beautifully written thoughtful stories I've ever had the pleasure to read ♡

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,878
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,734

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Great message!

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Reviewed: 03-05-19

Goggins overcomes a lot on his life to learn important lessons that he shares with his readers. Not for the faint of heart

  • Everything That Remains

  • A Memoir by the Minimalists
  • By: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • helping me reach some goals in tidying/minimizing

  • By Jess on 02-12-18

Life changing

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Reviewed: 12-28-18

This book is a must read. Absolutely life changing. One of the top 10 books I've ever read.