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  • Mademoiselle

  • Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
  • By: Rhonda Garelick
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today - and for nearly the last hundred years - we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel’s role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An Unlikable Portrait

  • By Sara on 09-25-16

A must read for all who wear chanel.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

loved it. Historical account gave me a greater understanding of an appreciation for Chanel. Appreciate the breadth of information, very interesting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Christian Dior

  • The Man Who Made the World Look New
  • By: Marie-France Pochna
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Christian Dior's career, a veritable fairy tale, is set in a rich tapestry of Paris cultural life before, during, and after the war. Much of Dior's daily inspiration emanated from the world of the intellectual and artistic elite, in which he moved with such people as Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Henry Sauguet, Jean Cocteau, and Raoul Dufy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Ga80 on 11-08-17

inspirational

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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: 08-21-16

loved this book! I had no idea how such a gentle man, shared his love for beauty and inspired the world

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

  • The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science - a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but material is covered in better book.

  • By Erlend on 04-06-16

Thought provpking

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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: 06-23-16

All educators should read. reawaken why we teach and question how to awaken our own and students scientific curiosities

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Exponential Organizations

  • New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It)
  • By: Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, Michael S. Malone, and others
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company - the Exponential Organization - that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a revelation

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-24-16

Reality Check

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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: 07-08-15

Provides iinsight into what each of us needs to be aware of and consider as we take future actions.. A reality check.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Compound Effect

  • Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,073

Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of Success magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Small actions repeated add up huge

  • By Jeff Currey on 06-19-15

practical steps to success

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

Great read. Goes beyond theory. Love how practical and real to implement -Especially the helpful friendly reminders .

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,101

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom for anyone

  • By John R. on 05-08-15

simply fabulous

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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: 06-21-15

Provided insight into taking opportunity and trusting the power have grit attention to self and others and making change in the world while having fun and making a profit.

  • Charity Case

  • How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World
  • By: Dan Pallotta
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Virtually everything our society has been taught about charity is backwards. We deny the social sector the ability to grow because of our short-sighted demand that it send every short-term dollar into direct services. Yet if the sector cannot grow, it can never match the scale of our great social problems. In the face of this dilemma, the sector has remained silent, defenseless, and disorganized. In Charity Case, Pallotta proposes a visionary solution: a Charity Defense Council to re-educate the public.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great resource from Dan.

  • By nitin on 04-25-17

a Different future we get to create

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

Reviewed: 06-21-15

Realistic perspective on how to make monumental change as a profitable nonprofit. should be a required read for anyone thinking of starting a nonprofit

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Curious Mind

  • The Secret to a Bigger Life
  • By: Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman, Brian Grazer - introduction
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919

From Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows - from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The content is just not that good

  • By Piano Player on 05-25-15

curious???

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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: 05-15-15

Fun, uplifting, motivating, and simple. highly recommend. I couldn't stop thinking - why not ask?

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160,989
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,573
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,409

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Suspenseful couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Intertwines mystery human fortitude, and grit. A story that speaks to the heart human nature.

  • The Sweet Spot

  • How to Accomplish More by Doing Less
  • By: Christine Carter Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Christine Carter Ph.D.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques - prioritizing, multitasking, delegating, even napping - but none really worked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you only buy one self-help book, this is it!

  • By Tim on 02-12-15

Great perspective gets a reality check

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

I appreciate author's simplicity - mindfulness, personalizing the process, and experiencing life. A great little book.