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  • How to Get Run Over by a Truck

  • A Memoir
  • By: Katie McKenna
  • Narrated by: Katie McKenna
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to book on gratitude

  • By Leah on 04-23-17

She read my mind.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Anyone that's had a life altering health experience will love this book. The way the author describes the emotional insecurities is down right amazing! Exactly how I felt.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bite Me

  • A Love Story
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

"The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public. Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!!

  • By Ron on 03-30-10

Really

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-10

I don't see how a teen goth girl sounds like a cheesy cheerleader. Couldn't get past the narration, made me want to hit something. The writing seemed good, but I really wished I'd listened to the clip before purchasing. I have a headache and have only listened to it for 15 min. Threw away that credit. Normally I love Moore. Disappointing.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Brain That Changes Itself

  • Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science
  • By: Norman Doidge M.D.
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

In this revolutionary look at the brain, best-selling author, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., introduces both the brilliant scientists championing this new science of neuroplasticity and the astonishing progress of the people whose lives they've transformed.

Introducing principles we can all use, as well as a riveting collection of case histories, The Brain That Changes Itself has "implications for all human beings, not to mention human culture, human learning and human history."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading

  • By Jen on 01-12-09

Worth reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-09

As someone who had 4 massive strokes at age 25 I had to fight to get back all that I have. I was told just 7 years ago that after 3 months my recovery was done. That was it. When you're in that situation you can either accept it or not, I chose not to accept it. Neurologists are all amazed as to what I got back. So I love this book, it might not matter to you in your life but if you know someone's who has had a severe brain injury, all you can tell them is to keep trying. Don't let the doctors tell you to give up, don't accept it. Keep trying! Let's see how many doctors we can confuse, lol. There's one thing that everyone can accept about the brain and that is we know nothing about it. So good job Dr. Doidge.

85 of 89 people found this review helpful

  • Breathing Room

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Kate Fleming
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to an earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeded Expectations

  • By LeftyMom on 09-21-07

Not her best work

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-08

I've just started listening to her books, while I have loved them all I was disappointed with this one. I normally fall in love with the heroine but this one I thought was a spoiled brat who just went on about psychology, rather frustrating. The actor was just as annoying. I love the witty dialogue that SEP writes but I could find none of that here.
I guess I should go back to the football stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful