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  • The Defining Decade

  • Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now
  • By: Meg Jay
  • Narrated by: Meg Jay
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

Our "30-is-the-new-20" culture tells us that the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But 30 is not the new 20. In this enlightening book, Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what are actually the most defining years of adulthood.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Frank K on 06-25-17

Worth the time

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This was an easy and engaging listen with relatable stories. I’ve had this on my wishlist for tears and at 25, I felt it was about time I gave it ago and it feels like a good time (wouldn’t have benefited as much if I read it as a student but it’s good for new graduates and those who are at the start of their careers like myself).

I felt some parts were repetitive and the main message was that 20s are not to be wasted. Many of the stories were about people who are wasting their lives, which is not really my case but I still found many pieces of wisdom that have made this book worth it. I’m planning to recommend this book to some of my friends who I hope will learn something from it.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • French: Short Stories for Intermediate Level

  • By: Frederic Bibard
  • Narrated by: Frederic Bibard, Mariem Nouni
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Improve your listening comprehension and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with seven French short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Way To Dive Back Into French

  • By Emma on 04-09-17

Very good

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

I haven’t spoken French in a while and this book has proved to be one of the best decisions to get back into learning the language. You can tell it is well-thought out with multiple options in terms of speed to choose from. The book is also accompanied with a PDF to read the stories and review the vocabulary. I guess my only problem is having to figure out which way to use this book because there are many.

  • Loving What Is

  • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Confessions of a Guru Junkie

  • By Dirty Jerry on 04-21-05

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

This was my first time ever listening to an audiobook and I am pleasantly surprised. I cannot imagine reading this book now that I have listened to it. What makes it so special is that you get to listen to real-life conversations and witness the transformation as it occurs.