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  • The Four Tendencies

  • The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

Best-selling author Gretchen Rubin ( The Happiness Project; Better Than Before) reveals the surprising truth about the four hidden personality types that drive everything we do. Learn how to understand yourself better - and also how to influence others more effectively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to it right away! Amazing!

  • By John Beddoe on 09-13-17

A great, simple framework for motivation

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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: 02-12-19

This is a nice framework for categorizing and analyzing personality and motivation, which can aid interpersonal cooperation. Much simpler than Myers-Briggs and Process Communication Model, but more refined than the Big 4 or other similar simplifications.

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,612

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compassionate approach

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Excellent overview of marriage and infidelity

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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

Recommend reading for anyone married or in a committed relationship. Changed my views on marriage and infidelity.

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  • Underground Airlines

  • By: Ben Winters
  • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,413

It is the present day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking, and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: The Civil War never occurred. A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshal Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four". On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right - with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original and disturbing novel

  • By Mark on 10-29-17

Superior narration

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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: 10-31-18

The story was OK, but the narration was amazing. Quite talented; I will look up more of his work.

  • Night Shift

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves - only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight Texas series

  • By Mallory on 07-12-16

First book I've ever returned to Audible

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I just couldn't get into this one. Too many characters introduced up front with no development, and I didn't like the narrator's character voices. I stopped after about an hour and asked for my money back.

  • I Hate Everyone But You

  • A Novel
  • By: Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
  • Narrated by: Allison Raskin, Gaby Dunn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

A series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out, and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to This Book Y'all

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-17

The narration was annoying and the format wrong

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This didn't make a great audiobook. It might have been fine as a regular book, with the letters back and forth between writers, but it made it hard for me to follow. Seems from the other reviews that there might have been a payoff to get through it, but I just couldn't make it through half an hour of this.

  • No Place to Hide

  • Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
  • By: Glenn Greenwald
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Best Read in Print Format

  • By Alfredo Ramirez on 11-22-14

A crucial story that not enough people care about

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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: 06-04-18

This is the most compelling evidence that we're living in an Orwellian reality. I'm not sure it will ever change, but it's empowering to know at least how little your government cares about upholding its own laws.

  • Girl Logic

  • The Genius and the Absurdity
  • By: Iliza Shlesinger
  • Narrated by: Mayim Bialik, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. "Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don't necessarily even notice. She describes it as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight

  • By Haha917 on 03-28-18

So so

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I bought this book on the Daily Deal for a couple of bucks, and it was worth it for that, but I wouldn't pay full price or use a credit for it. It's got some decent advice, but I personally found the writing style annoying. I've actually never heard of the author, but I didn't really find her likeable throughout the listening. Most of the advice was rather generic that can come from anyone is is moderately successful in this world, but she has a leg up in that she is pseudo-celebrity, so her words carry more gravity with some. I don't regret the listen, but wouldn't do it again or recommend it to anyone else.

  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,647

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

It was too hard for me to get into

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Lots of incessant detail, a bizarre sci-fi plot. I guess some people like this, but I just couldn't get into it and felt relieved when it was finally over.

  • Better Than New

  • Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)
  • By: Nicole Curtis
  • Narrated by: Nicole Curtis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who, for the past 20 years, has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good Listen!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-17

Feel-good Rah Rah

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

So, this is on me for not reading carefully the review before I ordered this audiobook, but I was expecting something about tips and tricks and what to look for when renovating houses, as well as distilled anecdotes about her experience (I've never seen her show). Instead, it's basically just an autobiography about someone that I don't particularly find that interesting. This might be good for a fan of the Nicole Curtis or her show (apparently, there are many), but don't expect much more than vanilla otherwise.

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  • The Emperor's Soul

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,772

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story

  • By debbie on 11-02-12

This was super boring

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-17

The narration was annoying to begin with, but that can usually be salvaged somewhat with an interesting story. Not so here. I don't even know how this ended up in my library (was it free? a poorly chosen daily deal?), but in any regard it's a ripoff at any cost. Even for free, it still wastes 2-4 hours of your life.