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  • A Killer Among Us

  • By: Charles Bosworth
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

On March 16, 1992, Elizabeth DeCaro, a 28 year-old mother of four, was found dead in her own home, murdered execution-style with two bullets to the head. Her husband, Rick, was immediately a suspect, having previously struck her "accidentally" with the family van after taking out a $100,000 life insurance policy on her. A Killer Among Us presents the true shocking story of Elizabeth's family and their search for justice against the man who continued to play father to the children whose mother he had killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By A. Ellis on 10-23-15

A very well told story of a terrible murder

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Reviewed: 11-10-18

The book goes into a lot of detail, but that is also what gives the book the “in the courtroom” feel. It really helps you understand how victims & their families keep thinking it will “get better” & never dream that a horrific murder will be the outcome.

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • By: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,871

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical , Deep and Self-Reflection

  • By Anonymous User on 05-11-17

Great Book

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Reviewed: 01-29-18

So clear, so concise. Exactly what you need to hear to help transform your life. Highly recommend.

  • The More of Less

  • By: Joshua Becker
  • Narrated by: Joshua Becker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill, and it distracts us from the very lives we wish we were living. But it doesn't have to be this way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changer

  • By Elsie on 12-18-17

Nice introduction to minimalism

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-18

This is a thought provoking book. Not sure if I’m convinced to live the lifestyle, but plan on taking baby steps in the less is more direction.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,612

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

So true!

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Reviewed: 01-21-18

Loved this book. It may sound a little cooky to show & give respect to “items” in you home. However, I do believe it helps you get in the right mindset to respect your space & only keep items that spark joy. Highly recommend & will be listening again soon to grab even more details I might have missed the first time.

  • I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself

  • Dispatches from a Life Under Construction
  • By: Jen Kirkman
  • Narrated by: Jen Kirkman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

Jen Kirkman wants to be the voice in your head that says, "Hey, you're okay. Even if you sometimes think you aren't! And especially if other people try to tell you you're not." In I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself, Jen offers up all the gory details of a life permanently in progress. She reassures you that it's okay to not have life completely figured out, even when you reach middle age (and find your first gray pubic hair!).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now that's entertainment

  • By Keiran McLaren on 03-20-17

So funny and relevant!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Feels like you’re listening to a close girlfriend tell you about the ups & downs of her life. Great story with so many great thoughts from Jen. It will make you laugh out loud consistently!

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  • Leadership & Self-Deception

  • Getting Out of the Box
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183

Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed. This audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and - most importantly - the surprising way to solve it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • struggled

  • By Misty on 01-24-17

Wish everyone would read & practice this book!

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Reviewed: 08-03-17

Great book~explains how we end up in a vicious cycle of blame & justification & how to escape!!

  • What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kristin Newman
  • Narrated by: Kristin Newman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

Kristin Newman spent her 20s and 30s dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both. Not ready to settle down and yet loathe to become a sad-sack single girl, Kristin instead started traveling the world, often alone, for a few months each year, falling madly in love with attractive locals who provided moments of the love she wanted without the cost of the freedom she needed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to Finish

  • By YITBOS on 11-21-15

Great girl finding independence story!

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Reviewed: 05-23-17

I love hearing about her hilarious adventures. She made me laugh out loud on many occasions~not to mention make me yearn for a vacation to an exotic county! What I really appreciated throughout the whole book was her ability to self reflect & be honest with when & why she was having these adventures. It really is a much more entertaining & more relatable Eat Pray Love~

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,419

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Great practical advise

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Reviewed: 02-07-17

Very well written & very witty! Almost immediately wanted to start the book again to get all the tidbits of advice more solid in my mind.

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  • Motivation

  • The Key to Accomplishments
  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Discover the linkage between motivation and accomplishment from the world's most motivational speaker. Take your success to new heights with this renewable source of motivation. Listen to it often and it will change your life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Motivation

  • By Kevin Kennedy on 01-01-09

Classic Zig

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Contains a lot of the timeless stories he is known for. He give concise examples & reasons on why positive thinking increases your motivation & how to achieve it.

  • Brand New You

  • Become the Best Version of You! With a Little Help from our Experts
  • By: Tony Wrighton, Michael Heppell, Glenn Harrold
  • Narrated by: Tony Wrighton, Michael Heppell, Glenn Harrold
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

Are there aspects of your life you would like to change?Do you want to feel like the best version of yourself? Brand New You is designed to make you feel motivated and inspired to take the steps you need to change your life and achieve your goals.Brand New You is brought to you by Audible and our team of experts

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get it. I mean its even Free!

  • By Thomas on 09-15-11

Very basic~ quick information

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Not very inspiring, but does has have accurate information. Need a longer book to go into any useable information.