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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,291

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Traumatic

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

Reviewed: 07-08-19

This book was written beautifully. This was a tragic tale of highs and lows. I was a little disappointed that there really was no happy ending, but unfortunately, there rarely ever is in this type of reading. There is definitely some major problems in a society that is not shocked and outraged by this epidemic of human trafficking and illegal adoption.
I’m hoping that there is more action created to put an end to this crisis. This story really moved me and it is not easily forgotten. Great narration!

  • Take Control of Your Life

  • How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,744
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,681

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop living in fear

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-19

Amazing Advice!

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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: 03-27-19

When I got this book, I was excited to listen and absorb all the information inside. It was great advice and she offers so many tools! I am happy to say that I have taken her advice and tools and I am working to transform my life into something I can actually enjoy! Thank you so much!! This is a must read for everyone who is struggling to become their most authentic self👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • New Family Values

  • By: Andrew Solomon
  • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064

Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today. Solomon observes that America, led in large part by the women’s, civil rights, and gay rights movements, has undergone a radical social shift in the last few decades. Although the structure of family has changed, economic and legal structures lag behind and need to adapt to accommodate this explosive new reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult subject handled well.

  • By Michael on 12-21-18

OMG!

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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: 03-12-19

This book gave me nightmares!!! I could not sleep. The true stories contained within this audible scared me to the core. It contains a lot of true testimonies from married couples who “thought” they knew each other. It turns out that everyone is good with coming out of their prospective closets and killing their families. I purchased this book accidentally and I had to listen to it! It’s scary to think that you’re long term partner could actually be living a lie with you all the while. There’s a real vulnerability to it. It’s sad how selfish people can be about their own needs over the needs of their partners and children. I’m not a fan of this new way of thinking- but this compilation of testimonies was well orchestrated and explained thoroughly. It’s nice to see that these couples still manage to heal their families and deal with their situations rationally.

  • Junk

  • By: Les Bohem
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,669
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,678
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,657

Set in present-day Los Angeles, Junk explores an epic conspiracy, one at work for thousands of years that involves total takeover of the planet Earth by aliens. In the wild, souped-up vision of Les Bohem - the acclaimed, Emmy-winning writer of the Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken - the world is at the end stage of long-range plot that involves a gigantic genetic-engineering project. The aliens who have invaded us have no planet. No spaceship is coming. Instead, a small advance force comes, breeds, and dies - thus becoming an anomaly in our DNA that can’t be explained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Junk

  • By glass1748 on 04-01-19

Appropriately named

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I liked how the story opened, but as it went on; I had a difficult time really getting into it. The narrators’ lisp didn’t help! The story itself was under stimulating. Conspiracy stories seem to be all the same with all the same information; which is quite repetitious for anyone with any interest in these types of stories. I kept “waiting” for the good part- or rather, the climax. I feel unsatisfied. I did appreciate the concept of this writer and his take on the plus population. Overall, it was an interesting story, but the ending left me feeling bleak.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,118

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

Lovely 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: 09-07-18

I really enjoyed this story and narration. It comes to life and touches you down deep.

  • Heart-Shaped Box

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,584

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, a thing so terrible-strange, Jude can't help but reach for his wallet. For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man's suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost. It's the real thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! Five stars for fright

  • By Lesley on 02-23-07

Hard rock hero

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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: 09-07-18

I found this book interesting and strange. I really wanted to hate the main character because of his odd and twisted ways, but as the story continues; I found myself understanding him more and more. Good read👍🏼

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,001

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Ah, A Women’s Work

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This story comes to life as the world order changes into a Paternal, Male oriented world where women are nothing more than life giving incubators/concubines.
The women prove to be stronger and more powerful than their counterparts expect.
The power of love, motherhood, sisterhood, and everything feminine turns a cold, cruel reality into shreds of hope for girls everywhere to come.

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23,375

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By David Murphy on 06-11-17

Stephen King’s Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

A story of tragic, magical, never ending adventure as Roland and his Ca’tet seek the mysterious Dark Tower. The beginning is the end as the end is the beginning.

  • Different...Not Less

  • Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD
  • By: Temple Grandin
  • Narrated by: Colleen Patrick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

This book is a compilation of success stories from adults with autism and Asperger's syndrome. Each shares what helped them during their childhood and young lives that made them the independent adults they are today. One of the most important missions Temple Grandin has is making sure people with autism and Asperger's make something of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and Insightful

  • By Joy from Warren, MI on 05-08-18

Interesting and Insightful

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I found this book to be very educational and it has made me more aware of my own similarities.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is in search of answers.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 116,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101,603

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

A must read

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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: 04-24-18

This book is very down to earth and easy to understand. I listened to it in my transit while working and it really helped me understand a lot.