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Idalin Bobe

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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87,989
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80,073
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,619

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Great listen. Though the last 9 hours are slow

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Michelle Obama is an amazing writer. Very powerful story. Definitely went through the feels and had to take a break to process the emotions.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,853
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,590

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

Funny and Resassuring.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Brene is a great storyteller. I believe stories of vulnerability are important because we live in a society of picture perfect social media which highlights perfection.

  • Sexual Intelligence

  • What We Really Want from Sex - and How to Get It
  • By: Marty Klein
  • Narrated by: Alan Winter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

In Sexual Intelligence, Dr. Marty Klein shows how our ideas about sex - and ourselves - are more important than a perfect body or exotic techniques. With many engaging examples from his thirty-year private practice, Marty provides a robust, practical perspective that makes it impossible for people to fail at sex - because they don't aim for success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Opens Your Eyes

  • By Tony on 01-02-17

The best Sex Education book :)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Funny. Real life stories and stereotypes we have all told ourselves about sex. Though I think the book is designed for an older crowd (45 years old and older), I feel every person would benefit from this. Especially those of us who may feel shy of their bodies and sex.

  • Love and Respect

  • The Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs
  • By: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Narrated by: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,399

Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love & Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A contesting for a healthy marriage

  • By Dave T. on 08-29-16

Meh.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

This book is okay. Its definitely written for a more conservative religious audience who are set in gender roles in a marriage. Without my bias on how condescending the writer speaks to his womxn audience I feel there are some good reminders in the book that anyone in a relationship should remember: and that is Love and RESPECT one another - even though you may not always want to. Its a hard book to get through but I purposely listened to it because I am holding myself accountable to be a good partner and different perspectives on areas of growth is always a good thing. Though I highly recommend anyone seeking to understand how to be a better partner: read "Attached" and this. Reading this alone can be a little toxic to the femme community.

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,059

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy the audible version.

  • By Tamara on 09-14-17

Amazing Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I may have read this a little too late to save my most recent relationship, However this book enlightened on many areas I need to hold myself accountable to. I recommend this book to anyone looking to develop so they are a better person in a relationship. By better i mean, a bit more peaceful to yourself and to your partner. Because after all treating yourself right and making sure you are putting yourself in healthy scenarios is very important to your overall growth! Good luck

  • How to Be an Elder

  • Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

How to Be an Elder presents the culmination of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés' masterwork, inviting us to “come into our own as wiser and wild souls” through six sessions of teachings, stories, poetry, and blessings. In this fifth and final volume of Dr. Estés' landmark series, we will explore how it is that through the gathering of our years we become a beautiful refuge for ourselves, our Souls, and for those who come after us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Re - Awakening

  • By Anonymous User on 06-15-18

Its like your Tia giving you advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I loved this book. As a 34 year old woman I feel American society builds fear in us aging and not being considered beautiful, or abled to carry children, and makes us fear so uncomfortable to age. However this book prepares the reader to embrace their age as we are valuable and have a role to play at every age. Every age we are learning and have value. How do we want the younger generations to look up to us and how will we prepare them as they age? To be in fear or will we encourage them to innovate who they are and embrace the lessons and gifts they can share with others. As well as take care of themselves as they are growing.

  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 671

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By The Black Awareness Book Club (On Facebook) on 10-06-17

Must Read for any aspiring Revolutionary

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-25-18

This book is any easy read filled with so much detail of Assata’s struggles during the Black Power Movement. She kindly combines an analysis on the United States through the storytelling of her life. Its so good, not filled with arrogance or big words. Its a humble and motivating story that will further root you in internationalism and justice for oppressed people every where. This will give you strength when you are weak. Love it

  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • By: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,679

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 👏🏾👏🏾 thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!! #BRAVO

  • By Kenneisha Thompson on 11-22-17

Get prepared to talk to your bestie and girlie

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Wow. Loved learning about Gabrielle Union's story and what made her who she is. She spills the tea on lots and makes you feel vulnerable with her as she has healed along her journey of becoming the woman you see today, a woman that is ready for so much more. She tells her story of how she learned to live, forgive, and be in the present. She holds herself accountable to fame and social justice, and why its important for her to be aware. Great listen for a long workday...Amazing.

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  • The Fire Next Time

  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,653
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,194

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with this eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Sadly Relevant

  • By Steve M on 03-20-16

An Inspiration and Controversy on Racial Relations

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-16-17

White people are “trapped in a history which they do not understand.” A history of White Supremacy... so many people try to bring solutions to the table without understanding the roots to the problem.

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,074

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

A Gift from an Elder: A Journey to Accountability

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I love how Charlamagne Tha God narrates HIS story. I don't agree with all of it, found some parts very triggering as a woman listener, and as a social justice advocate: yeah, I wish he could have added more context to some topics around school to prison pipeline, exploitation of workers in the entertainment industry, but one part I love was his acknowledgment of rape culture. The book was a great tale to understand him and how he developed his opinions and mindset. He has grown a lot from his ratchet hood mindset to a more accountability mindset. Nothing wrong with ratchetness, I am ratchet and analytical, but being ratchet and naive is not healthy, and his development to a more accountable way was great. The journey was dope to learn because I know people stuck in the spectrum and seeking to have more wisdom. This was like a gem from an elder to a younger community. Thanks for the wisdom.