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  • I Found You

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,182

In a windswept British seaside town, single mum Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has been married for only three weeks. When her husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left alone in a place where she knows no one and with the police telling her that her husband never existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a new favorite author!

  • By Michelle prime on 05-22-18

Best Book in quite awhile!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This one pulled me in and kept me going all the way through. It was such a good story.

  • Running Down a Dream

  • Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
  • By: Tim Grahl
  • Narrated by: Tim Grahl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

When you dream, you envision a magical future. You have heroically slayed the dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside. But how do you actually get there? You can analyze the myths of visionary creators - artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc., who have accomplished the impossible. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth behind all creations and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tim’s honesty confirms “we are not alone in the struggle.”

  • By Rebecca on 07-23-18

Nice book. Made me feel not alone

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I liked the way it made self employment real. It is hard to work for yourself. It is easy to procrastinate and water valuable time. The days turn into weeks turn into months. Thanks for this. Only a 3 on performance because some pronunciations got in my nerves. Probably just a personal p preference.

  • The Artist's Journey

  • The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will give you strength

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

Very choppy, but good info

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I usually love Stephen Pressfields books. But with over 100 short chapters and the announcing of every one of them, I got a bit distracted. The message seemed choppy and disconnected. It was rather lost in translation. Maybe better in print.

  • Turn Your Pain into Art

  • By: Ariel Bloomer
  • Narrated by: Ariel Bloomer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

In this hilarious, candid, and warm debut, Icon for Hire vocalist Ariel Bloomer bares her soul and shares her struggles, coupling accessible autobiography with practical advice and inspiration for navigating the messiest parts of life. From growing up a passionate but troubled spiritual seeker to chasing her rock 'n' roll dreams, Bloomer's journey illustrates the importance of cultivating self-love and the transformational nature of creativity, and how to access the artist inside all of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and Inspiring

  • By Dane D. on 07-11-18

Inspiring a bit

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Overall, I liked it. It made me feel inspired to take action on some things.... Directly or indirectly. It was a bit whiny at times and I found myself not liking some of the sappy sweetness of parts.

  • Parallel Universes of Self

  • By: Frederick E. Dodson
  • Narrated by: Thomas Miller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

The purpose of this book is to bring the "Parallel Worlds Theory" as known to physics and science fiction into application in your personal reality and everyday life. You can "create" your reality by becoming the parallel-world version of yourself for whom the experience you want is already real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite possibly the best of its kind

  • By K. Maloo on 06-07-14

Pretty interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I liked most of it. The " laundry list" sections though would be much easier in print. Definately gives lots to think about.

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,854

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By mlfarr on 03-11-15

Pretty good even 2nd time around.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

But I was hoping for more of a revelation. It was good but ehhh..... A bit of a let down.

  • Baby Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,814

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative seven-year-old daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and her husband apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediately Gripping

  • By Tatiana on 07-18-18

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

What an interesting concept. Kept me listening into the night. Frightening to think that there are people who act /think like this.

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,689

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How much do we really know about the ones we love?

  • By T. West on 12-03-17

Only thought I had it figured out!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

That was a surprise. Absolutely not who I expected. That was fabulous. I truly thought I had it figured out. Loved it.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,267

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenage golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now her mother, Laurel Mack, is trying to put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO GOOD

  • By Anonymous User on 05-24-18

Excellent read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Saw parts coming, but other parts surprised me. Did not want to stop listening. Not sappy or melodramatic... Just a good story told with enough emotion to make it believable.

  • Bluefishing

  • The Art of Making Things Happen
  • By: Steve Sims
  • Narrated by: Steve Sims
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888

The man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once-in-a-lifetime events happen for the rich and famous, reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen. Steve Sims' day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients' fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hella good

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-18-18

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Different from lots of of books of this genre. Informative and helpful. Relationships are key.