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  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,890

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than just a self-help book

  • By Jason Crawford on 08-06-18

You are what you do!

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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: 12-31-18

I loved listening to the author with his Scottish accent!! I’ve heard the message so many times, but there is something special to his delivery. In spite of the title, there was not too much profanity, which made it easier for me not to be distracted. I’d recommend to everyone who wants to review the age-old message of how to live your best life.

  • A World Lit Only by Fire

  • The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age
  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by the narrator

  • By Wallen on 02-28-09

Grim Times

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

I learned a lot. These were grim times, and we think things have gotten worse! No way!
I got tired of all the Catholic Popes escapades.

  • Robin

  • By: Dave Itzkoff
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Robin...

  • By Leigh on 05-24-18

Real, Personal, In-Depth 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: 08-03-18

I loved knowing more about the talented Robin Williams who entertained me in so many ways. I read and listened to this book. The audible helped me bring Robin to life at times. Thank you so much for your gentle and personal story about him. He definitely was a genius and a kind human being.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,692
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,724
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,630

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

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: 06-19-18

James Comey has such clarity of his convictions. I am thrilled that I read and listened to his book. He very clearly describes his time as the FBI Director and his reasons for telling us about the Clinton investigation when he did. Yes, we are in very difficult times now with Donald Trump. I am inspired to do my part to help our country recover. Thank you for this book, Mr. Comey.

  • The House on Mango Street

  • By: Sandra Cisneros
  • Narrated by: Sandra Cisneros
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 907
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 744

Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's excellent, but may be best in paper

  • By mkrhoades on 09-09-05

Such a personal, sweet story.

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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: 03-10-18

I could relate a lot of this to my childhood thoughts growing up Greek American. This story is told from eyes of a child.

  • Personal History

  • By: Katharine Graham
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 30 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

In this best-selling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Life Told with Honesty, Humility, and Humor.

  • By Kalutha on 01-01-18

A Lady of Honor

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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: 03-03-18

Spoiler Alert: Excellent writing about an amazing life! Katharine was a torch bearer for women. She faced her husband’s suicide with such courage, and she went on to lead The Post with God-given talent and humility. She never stopped learning. I would have loved to have her as a friend.

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  • Hallelujah Anyway

  • Rediscovering Mercy
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Anne Lamott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

"Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others - and yourself - to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anne is my new teacher and hero

  • By Kathleen S Vineyard on 10-30-17

Love Lamott

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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: 10-23-17

Great performance and message. Anne is so real! I love her books. I have read them all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Was Told to Come Alone

  • My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad
  • By: Souad Mekhennet
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 233

For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for the Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing - Muslim and Western. She has also sought to provide a mediating voice between these cultures, which too often misunderstand each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Sandy on 10-31-17

Personal Bravery

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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: 06-27-17

I chose this book because I wanted to know a female Muslim's view of how people become so radicalized and violent in the name of Islam. What do other Muslims think about the violence and how do they stand up against it? The author is a brilliant, brave woman with an understanding heart.

  • All the King's Men

  • By: Robert Penn Warren
  • Narrated by: Michael Emerson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

The fictionalized account of Louisiana's colorful and notorious governor, Huey Pierce Long, All the King's Men follows the startling rise and fall of Willie Stark, a country lawyer in the Deep South of the 1930s. Beset by political enemies, Stark seeks aid from his right-hand man Jack Burden, who will bear witness to the cataclysmic unfolding of this very American tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully presented

  • By Cheimon on 10-12-08

Beautiful Work of Literature

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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: 05-14-17

I did not want this book to end. Penn Warren's story of a politician propels the narrative, but his style and deep thought slow

it down. I read several passages over and over because the image he painted was so clear. And his description of our plight as human beings made me think quite deeply about many things.

  • How the Irish Saved Civilization

  • The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
  • By: Thomas Cahill
  • Narrated by: Liam Neeson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization, they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Audio Quality So Bad I Can't Listen

  • By CoffeeIV on 12-19-14

Liam Neesom could make any book sound great!!

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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: 08-01-15

Io learned a lot about Ireland and its history of knowledgeable leaders. I look forward to visiting this beautiful country. And listening to Liam read about his country is a joy!!