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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US
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  • I've Been Thinking...

  • Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
  • By: Maria Shriver
  • Narrated by: Maria Shriver
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how hectic and stressful everyday life can be. In this candid and heartfelt book, Shriver offers up the lessons she's learned along the way and the meditations she's kept by her side as a touchstone for the challenges that arise. The quotes, Scriptures, prayers, and reflections within are meant to encourage empowerment, accomplishment, and forward mobility in women of all ages.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really wanted to like this book.

  • By Annette Dahl on 03-22-18

Great birthday listen!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Reflecting on life regardless of your status. Love this as if talking/listening to a friend. Have given this book as Birthday gifts as a result of how it has benefited me. Love her openness and sincerity in sharing the lessons she has learned from her life experiences. Highly recommend!

  • Isle of Palms

  • A Lowcountry Tale, Book 3
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Dorothea Benton Frank is a treasure of American letters with numerous New York Times best-sellers to her credit and a portfolio full of critical acclaim. “Mixing high drama and high jinks” ( Booklist), her third Lowcountry novel follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Abbot family. Looking to set her life aright, Anna Lutz Abbot returns to her South Carolina lowcountry hometown. And as she attempts to right past wrongs, Anna receives help and support from a quirky cast of lovable locals sure to endear themselves to listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feel good story

  • By Sheryl on 02-04-13

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Found myself laughing out loud many times. Clever writing excellent performance definitely a book that I will listen to repeatedly overtime.

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  • Finders Keepers

  • By: Fern Michaels
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Finders Keepers is Jessie's story - the story of a child stolen from a loving home...of a woman lost in a life that is not her own...of a family shattered by an unspeakable crime. Jessie must rip the veil of every illusion before she can reclaim her life, and journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can find her way back to the place she can truly call home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Kim on 07-22-15

Disappointed with ending!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

I was definitely disappointed with the ending! Good story otherwise. Performance okay except for tone of voice.

  • I Am Malala

  • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
  • By: Malala Yousafzai
  • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,545

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than expected...

  • By Jan on 10-10-13

What a remarkable girl!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Exceptional young lady and human being! Love how she explains the thought processes and emotions. Admire her courage and determination. Wishing her a blessed life!!

  • The Seamstress

  • By: Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Hope many more read it!

  • By Katherine on 03-10-15

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

Enjoyed every minute of this book. Have a deep respect and admiration for such intelligent, resourceful woman. Would have loved to meet her. Highly recommended this book. Eye opening!

  • Killing Kennedy

  • The End of Camelot
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,665

More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing of Substance New

  • By Patti on 09-21-14

Eye opener!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

Thoroughly enjoyed the informative book. Full of interesting details and information. Highly recommend it. A good performance by Bill O'Reilly. New fence that goes all the way back!

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,899

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Mind opening; awesome simplicity!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and I have played it over and over again. I keep getting you new things each time! This is exactly what I have been looking for. It makes perfect sense. I am looking forward to continuing the process and the end results!

  • Cottonwood Whispers

  • By: Jennifer Erin Valent
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Although Jessilyn and Gemma’s friendship has weathered the storms of heartache and prejudice, the turbulent summer of 1936 threatens to shatter the ties that bind. After the hit-and-run death of a little girl, Gemma’s explosive revelation could save an innocent man’s life—but not without jeopardizing the livelihood of Jessilyn’s family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By WeRLoved on 07-09-16

Enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

Good sequel... Looking forward to 3rd in series! Takes you back in time, and it is easy to visualize life in the 30's.

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • By: Betty Smith
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536

A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book: flawless. SKIP THE RECORDED INTRO!!

  • By Wild Wise Woman on 09-04-11

The best!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

Wonderful story that takes you back in time. Allowed me to understand the times of my parents growing up and I was able to better understand my father's stories of his childhood. Listened 3 times repeatedly... It is that good!