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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,655

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Fun listen

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I enjoyed this. It was inspirational without being annoying and preachy. I want my teenage stepson to listen to it.

  • An Amish Christmas

  • A Novel
  • By: Cynthia Keller
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Meg Hobart has everything: a happy marriage to a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and three wonderful children. But it all comes crashing down around her the day she learns that her husband, James, has been living a lie - and has brought the family to financial ruin. Penniless and homeless, the Hobarts pack up what little they still possess and leave behind their golden life for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good book!

  • By Cathy on 02-02-11

Decent, fun, predictable feel good story.

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It is very predictable and very much stereotypes the Amish vs the non Amish.

Would you be willing to try another book from Cynthia Keller? Why or why not?

Yes. It was a nice break and didn't involve a lot of thinking. Nice to have a Christmas story.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The voices she used for the teenagers was kind of annoying.

Was An Amish Christmas worth the listening time?

Yes. I was looking for a feel good book that didn't involve a lot of thinking and that is exactly what this was.

  • Raising Stony Mayhall

  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,307

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby - stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda, and he begins to move.The family hides the child - whom they name Stony - rather than turn him over to authorities who would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed this story.

  • By -paul on 11-04-11

Great idea... strangely executed

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

Reviewed: 10-30-12

What did you like best about Raising Stony Mayhall? What did you like least?

I loved the idea of a zombie child and also of a story being told from a zombies point of view. I did not like how the story seemed to veer off, and I really started to not like the middle to end of the book. I wish I would have stopped listening after he became a teenager.

Would you be willing to try another book from Daryl Gregory? Why or why not?

I don't know.

Did Raising Stony Mayhall inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Great idea... really loved the characters and the beginning of the book. Usually it is the opposite- I can't get into a book at the beginning, but like the end... Thisbook - I couldnt put down at first- I was listening at work, and before bed... Then, it hit a point where I was dreading listening to it.

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