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  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,805

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

What a GRIPPING tale!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Dennis Kelly made me cry in traffic!
As if trying to meander through after-work peak-hour traffic wasn't bad enough; today I had to do it with blurry vision from tear stained eyes!

I wept for all the woman whose reality was depicted in this book; I wept for all the men whose reality was depicted in this book; I wept, because even though I know this could  be a reality I or someone I know could encounter in this lifetime, I have NO IDEA how to prevent it.

Why are our men so angry? Why is violence so "near" to them? Why do they inflict such atrocious pain in an effort to mask their fears? What is it that makes the brothers, fathers, family members, spouses, friends...that we love turn into absolute monsters? We need answers to these questions because only then, will we be able to help and hopefully purge this plague.

Side note: I usually struggle to decipher narrators with an accent, regardless of the origin of the accent, purely because I may not be accustomed to that particular accent. In this instance however, I could clearly hear every word. The narrator did an absolutely stellar job!

  • 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 5,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801

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

We need more stories like this!

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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: 09-13-18

This story is one that each of us need to tell! The story of how we "evolve" from juvenile naivety to the maturity that allows us to eventually SEE our parents. See their sacrifices; see their hopes & dreams for us; see that, even if they may have sometimes hurt us, their intentions were only ever for our very best!

Thank you Sharon for sharing your story with us!

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  • We Should All Be Feminists

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76

'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....' What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible piece

  • By Anonymous User on 09-20-17

This should be a school textbook!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I loved every minute of this book...going back to listen to it a few more times after this!

It's saddening that we still need this message in the 21st century, but there is no better person to teach us that message than Chimamanda. Here's to hoping that there are many, maaany more texts like this to come...patriarchy mentalities, in both men & women, is a disease we need to eradicate...and FAST!

  • Ep. 2: Motherless Women

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195

[Contains mature themes] A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within the family dynamic. Esther helps them reframe each of their roles in terms of what they uniquely contribute.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful therapist

  • By Jeanne F. on 06-07-17

Astounding!

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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: 01-18-18

This is the MOST enlightening of all the episodes I have listened to! To know that matters of disconnection when children are born into a relationship is not just a "woman vs man" issue, but a "personality" issue has been one of the most eye-opening lessons I have learnt to date! This session teaches us that no matter the dynamics of a relationship, it still needs 2 people to come together and find the "middle" to create a happy and successful partnership!

  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,351

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Response to the bitter comments...

  • By Ashley on 06-15-17

Amazing content!

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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: 01-15-18

If married couples were to listen to content like this BEFORE things went pear-shaped, a lot of hurt and pain would be avoided in relationshops.

  • Ep. 7: I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 223

[Contains Mature Themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. After a discovery in her doctor's office, a woman realizes her husband has been unfaithful. While betrayed and angry, she still feels a desire to stick it out for the sake of the kids. He, meanwhile, is desperate to find a way back to her. Esther takes them back to their upbringing's and the years before the infidelities to find a place of mutual compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Attempting to recover from infidelity

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 07-05-18

Marriage lifeline!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

WoW! If only people facing these same challenges would listen to Esther, I sincerely believe more marriages would find complete healing and restoration! AMAZING WORK!!!

  • Ep. 6: You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

[Contains Mature Themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. They’ve been together for more than a decade, but this isn’t the first time they’ve separated. Stuck in a cycle of explosive escalations, a husband and wife want to make it work but can’t break their habit of going for the emotional jugular. Esther encourages them to start their conversations differently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best episode so far!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-18

These podcasts are AMAZING!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Gosh! These sessions are opening my mind to how marriages go soooo horribly wrong even when 2 people really want it to go right! the information here is GOLD!!! Thank you Esther.

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  • Ep. 3: Ms. Entitlement And Mr. Sacrifice Out on a Date

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. An on-again, off-again couple in their fifties, dating in a post-divorce landscape, are struggling with different world views, priorities and sexual interests. Recognizing that their polarized dynamic takes the fun out of spending time together, Esther guides both towards less rigid perspectives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasure vs duty

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 07-03-18

Enlightening!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-14-17

Relationships can be so complicated; a maze of emotions and experieneces. These talks help to decipher them.

  • Ep. 2: I Want to Feel Wanted

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. After ten years, a husband tells his wife he no longer wishes to be married. A month later, stuck in limbo, they come to Esther. She helps them have an honest conversation about their expectations, desires, and the ways in which their role as parents has left little room for intimacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So smart

  • By Jill on 11-05-17

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-14-17

These episodes are so educational and helpful and informational! EVERYONE should listen to them...absolutely EVERYONE!

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  • Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time for Audible members. A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends. Esther urges them to examine the way pressure and expectations – no matter how well-intentioned – can shape a child’s upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needed antidote to pervasive norms on handling a depressed loved one

  • By Joseph B. on 11-21-17

Very helpful!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Insightful information that I would otherwise have never had access to! Very informative & helpful.