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  • Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition)

  • A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,770

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, number-one New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people - whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • girl, listen.

  • By Johanna on 03-08-19

Uplifting and thought-provoking

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

Success doesn’t usually come easy and we all need a push now and then to stay focused. Rachel’s real and relatable style make her books easy to listen to and to find wisdom and inspiration in.

  • Auntie Mame

  • An Irreverent Escapade
  • By: Patrick Dennis
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world's most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of my favorites!

  • By India W on 07-13-16

Absolutely delightful!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

This book is just wonderful. The kind of story where you fall in love with the characters and feel as if you know them personally. Hilarious, audacious, witty, and full of heart, with a solid theme of love, family, and social justice. A classic with a story line that's still relevant today. Bravo!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats

  • An Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery, Book 6
  • By: Pamela DuMond
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Annie's dog sitting for her new neighbor, but her creepy apartment manager, Anthony Spiggottini, accuses her of violating the "No Dogs Allowed" lease, and threatens to evict her. She's at a Halloween party when Anthony busts into her place, and literally lets the dog and cat out! She'd gladly have killed him, but someone beats her to it. Now Annie's desperately searching for her lost cat while dealing with Anthony's ghost, who refuses to accept he's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats

  • By Christy D on 05-28-16

A fun story and series!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

This series is just pure fun. A welcome diversion from reality. I love it! Definitely the kind of book that can turn your day around. Playful and entertaining!

  • Hustle Believe Receive

  • An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream
  • By: Sarah Centrella
  • Narrated by: Marisa Vitali
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

As a single mom living on food stamps, Sarah completely changed her life of poverty to enable her to live her dream in just 18 months. Sarah discovered the tools to change her life after her husband abandoned her and their three small children in 2008. Her story has impacted hundreds of thousands worldwide through her simple eight-step plan for achieving success known as the #HBRMethod.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • HASHTAG use annoying

  • By Sandy Aichner on 03-13-16

#Hashtag use really detracts from the message

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-16

I consider myself to be a big fan and user of social media, but an audiobook is just not the place for it. The unending repetition of the word "hashtag" quickly begins to evoke a "nails on chalkboard" response each time it's mentioned. And it's mentioned A LOT. It would be amusing to learn how many times the word is read in this book.

The message may be a good one, but there just is no place in this audiobook for excessively using "hashtag."

I've never written a negative review, and the criticism is on this one issue alone, but I would hope that the author or Audible (or whomever) might get the message and strip out the hashtag references. It would create an altogether different - and markedly better - experience.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful