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  • Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

  • Lessons in Everyday Elegance
  • By: Jennifer L. Scott
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

Just step out your door today, and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer L. Scott's Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The speaker's voice sounds very robotic

  • By Bobbie Monroe on 01-09-16

LOVELY !!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

The narrattor is lovely. She puts forth that even in contemporary times, poise and an air of natural gracefullness, is still as important as it ever was. Also addresses alot of other contemporary issues that we, as women should consider as important. Just Great!!

  • Self-Discipline: A How-To Guide on Overcoming Laziness and Conquering Procrastination

  • By: Spence Adams
  • Narrated by: Tom McLaughlin
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Take control of your life by overcoming laziness and conquering procrastination. Self-Discipline: A How-To Guide on Overcoming Laziness and Conquering Procrastination will help you step up to the plate and take action in your life. This is a guide to help you overcome those hurdles and achieve your goals. Stop the struggle and learn proven strategies to boost your discipline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Overall...

  • By Mthujan on 02-09-18

Good information

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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: 04-19-18

Provided strategies to help stop procrastination that were clear and helpful. Overall a good book.

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  • Procrastination

  • Learn How to Become More Productive and Stress Free by Overcoming Bad Habits and Laziness
  • By: K. Connors
  • Narrated by: Erin C Gray
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

How many tіmеѕ have уоu аvоіdеd doing your homework or completing a chore by rеаѕоnіng wіth уоurѕеlf about how оthеr tаѕkѕ are more important? Or, by convincing yourself that what you're supposed to be doing is nоt "ѕіgnіfісаnt" enough to be completed right now? Cоngrаtulаtіоnѕ, you're a procrastinator! And hеу, wеlсоmе tо the club. Procrastination іѕ a very соmmоn problem thаt саn lеаd tо іnсrеаѕеd ѕtrеѕѕ lеvеlѕ, lost орроrtunіtіеѕ, hеіghtеnеd frustration, and sometimes failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Nailed it...

  • By Victoria on 11-29-17

Narrator somewhat annoying. Book lacked depth.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Narrator sounded almost like reading in slow motion. Book overall definitely lacked depth in addressing the subject. Average at best.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,468

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

I liken this book to the height of heavenly realm.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

This heavenly volume has brought me, the listener through every facet of emotion! Narration astounding!

  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,331

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14

Practical, clear, and Amazingly helpful!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

This is a wonderful book that gives you a simple to understand plan for success!

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,024
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,002

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

AMAZING!!

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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: 05-21-17

This was an indescribably lovely book because of the beauty of the descriptiveness of all the beauties of nature and many deep emotions felt by the main character, Anne which allowed the listener to feel as though present among it all. It marvelously told of how the main character, Anne, thrived despite many of the difficult and unfortunate circumstances of her past and present that she dealt with almost daily at times but got through. Lastly, it is an example of the extreme sacrifice Anne made to care for her ailing adoptive mother despite an opportunity afforded her of a much coveted scholarship to continue her education and put aside her tremendous drive to go further and pursue a future in which she would likely have lead her to do great things given her superior intellectual gifts as well as a big heart. Rachel McAdam's narration was superb and her pleasant voice easy to listen to via audio books. I highly recommend this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful