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  • Scary Close

  • Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
  • By: Donald Miller, Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Webb Wilder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book frustrating recording

  • By Tex Warren on 03-25-15

very engaging

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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: 02-21-18

Enjoyable storyline that illustrated deep concepts about dependency, authentic living, vulnerability, connection, accepting the help of a community, and others. The author basically tells his love story and his own personal journey of overcoming his unhealthy patterns of relationships.

  • Finding God in the Ruins

  • How God Redeems Pain
  • By: Matt Bays
  • Narrated by: Matt Bays
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

When the reality of your pain doesn't line up with what you've been taught in church, then what? While many abandon their faith or embrace hopelessness, it is possible to discover the God who heals your heart in the midst of the pain. Matt Bays has been where you are. His unforgettable stories of loss and healing will usher you into a life where gratitude overpowers anger, hope overcomes despair, and hunger for God replaces indifference to God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly powerful

  • By Trisha on 01-28-18

very honest

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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: 02-02-18

The author is an excellent writer. He is a wordsmith, poetically articulating the pain and raw doubt and anger we all experience when prayers are unanswered and God doesnt show up like we expect him to. Ive read other books dealing with the problem of suffering and instead of a scriptural, exegetical approach, he uses stories from his life and the lives of others he knows personally to illustrate his faith journey. His honesty was refreshing, not settling on cliche platitudes and trite phrases. By the end, he embraces the paradigm shift that God doesnt stand there watching you suffer or get abused. HE is getting abused and suffering with you.

  • I Hear You

  • The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
  • By: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Narrated by: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIFE CHANGING....

  • By Erica DeLeone on 06-25-18

Gain a superpower!!!

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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: 01-13-18

I cant wait to get better at validating others and myself. I truly wish I had heard this book 13 years ago. My husband has fallen out of love with me because I haven't validated him enough. Validating others is truly the key to intimate connection and trust. This book helped me understand clearly what it is, isn't, and how to do it effectively and sound natural. I liked the reader too. his voice was genuine, natural and easy to listen to.

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  • The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,589

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy 'The Power of Vulnerability' Instead!

  • By tracy on 08-17-14

loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-17

Deep. Practical. Rings true. I am inspired to live with my whole heart every day.

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  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love Brené Brown, do not love this reader.

  • By Patricia on 11-21-17
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White

loved the content, not the reader

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I wish Brene Brown could read her own book. I didnt like the reader but I loved the content.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,282

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

very practical

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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: 09-29-17

I loved how the author would contrast how people naturally talk (ineffective) with how you can talk to be more influential. I choked up a few times because I thought how much better of a person I would be if my husband treated me that way and how much better of a mom I could be if I treated my kids the way he recommends. it's all about making people feel important and treating them the way you want to be treated. Using kindness instead of intimidation or anger. Using praise instead of criticism. Seeking to understand, then be understood.

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

  • By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 221

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. The family was starving, and they could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. Forced to drop out, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read in awhile.

  • By Sherri Cole on 02-21-16

kids loved it

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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: 08-21-17

We listened to this on a long car drive and my 9 and 11 year old loved it. It was engaging, educational, inspiring and enjoyable. It fostered genuine compassion for the "starving people in Africa" and made us grateful for electricity, running water, plenty of food, and the opportunity for a good education. my kids say they hate reading and I keep telling them that if you embrace books and make them your friends, you can do anything. This book gave that idea flesh and bones.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Grenny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,939

Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There is something useful here

  • By Michael on 11-20-13

A must read

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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: 07-21-17

I cried for joy at the hope it inspired in my heart to know that I can use tools that will help me dialogue with my husband and we don't have to be stuck in silence or violence mode. The tools are practical and really transform the outcome of dialogue!

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

  • By: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish “are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation” ( Parent Magazine). Now, this best-selling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author’s time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not ideal in audio, but good none the less.

  • By R on 03-16-15

Wish I would have listened to this earlier

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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: 10-20-15

Would you listen to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk again? Why?

I wish someone had given me this book when my kids were toddlers. I love the clear examples of what not to say, and what to say. I resonated so much with this book and it gave me a clear picture as to what it looks like, sound like, and feels like to instruct, correct, and comfort your kids in a way that shows respect and treats them with dignity. I loved it so much I felt I needed the hard copy so I could see the cartoons and see the words with my eyes (I'm a visual learner). I definitely recommend this book to all parents.

  • Stuff

  • Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
  • By: Randy O. Frost, Gail Stekeete
  • Narrated by: Joe Caron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 962

What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper thats ever come into his home? What compulsions drive a woman like Irene, whose hoarding cost her her marriage? Or Ralph, whose imagined uses for castoff items like leaky old buckets almost lost him his house?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly fascinating

  • By JoAnn on 10-06-10

I understand hoarding now

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

If you could sum up Stuff in three words, what would they be?

With so many case studies, the author really paints a detailed picture of what a hoarder does and how they think. I am in the process of helping a hoarder and this book has helped me see why it's so difficult and produces so much anxiety when they are faced with the feat of letting go of stuff.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful