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  • The Book of Help

  • A Memoir in Remedies
  • By: Megan Griswold
  • Narrated by: Megan Griswold
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir-in-remedies by a self-described "professional soul-searcher" that details a journey of self-discovery through more than 160 tonics, seminars, regimens, and transformative therapies. With a voice that is at once intimate and hilarious, Megan captures the openness and honesty necessary for people to take a new path in life. Listeners will open the audiobook with curiosity about all the different healing therapies that Megan tries, but leave with a new understanding of themselves. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride has some serious competition!

  • By Elisa on 02-15-19

Searching for meaning with Megan

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

Reviewed: 07-17-19

Megan’s journey is so unique yet relatable as she ventures through life searching for meaning and understanding. Through the chronology of her memoir I saw her growth and felt her spirit. A good reminder that life doesn’t turn out as expected but it’s still beautiful.

  • Mommy Burnout

  • How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process
  • By: Sheryl G. Ziegler
  • Narrated by: Lisa Larsen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Moms, do you feel tired? Overwhelmed? Have you continually put off the things you need to do for you? Do you feel like it's all worth it because your kids are happy? Are you "over" being a mother? If you answered yes to these questions, you're not alone. Parents today want to create the ideal childhood for their children. Women strive to be the picture-perfect Pinterest mother that looks amazing, hosts the best birthday parties in town, posts the most "liked" photos, and serves delicious, nutritious home-cooked meals in her neat, organized home after ferrying the kids to school.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Pen Name on 07-11-18

Inauthentic

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Maybe my expectations were too high after a streak of really good booms but I found this one, its stories and research, to be highly disappointing. The format was stories of one really dramatic burned-out mom after another with different and not so relatable scenarios that seemed to be stereotypical, followed by a “prescription plan” that was obvious. Example (paraphrased): if you stopped talking to all of your old friends and feel isolated then you should call someone and talk to neighbors...
I really wanted to stay engaged, and I tried through more than half of the book but I couldn’t devote any more time to something that the author rush-published to make money off of moms that barely have time to enjoy GOOD books.
I tried- I really wanted to enjoy this book and maybe even learn something as reading is my refuge- but this book was ultimately a disappointment!

  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

  • A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
  • By: Lori Gottlieb
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,728

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen, great narration

  • By elizabeth on 04-09-19

A book about humanity

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

This book was insightful into the human condition, as the speaker showed us the compassion she had for others’ pain, as well as her own. The stories were raw and honest and so beautifully told. I thought of myself through the experiences of others and came out with a new hopeful perspective. The author clearly has such admiration for humanity and it’s complexities. I loved this book and read it all too quickly. I know you’ll enjoy it!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116,818
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116,267

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn’t hate it

  • By MerBear1981 on 04-18-19

All emotions shared in this memoir

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I have dinner plans that I’m late for because I’m crying and writing this review. Trevor brings into perspective his experience as a mixed race person growing up in South Africa through his relationships, especially with his mother, and through his reflection and understanding of a system of oppression. I enjoyed this as an audiobook specifically because hearing the pronunciation of words from African languages was something my mind would not have done with the text. I loved every moment of this book.

0 of 15 people found this review helpful