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  • Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security | An Executive Summary and Analysis

  • By: Ready Reads Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

What you don't know can hurt you. In Get What's Yours, authors Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman teach you the secrets to maximizing the benefits you can collect from social security, navigating the complicated maze that is the social security system, and earning thousands more per year with a few expert tips.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the money

  • By Pedja on 02-19-16

Not much info in this book.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

I knew this wasn't the full version,but I certainly expected it to contain some info! It told me nothing I didn't already know, and kept suggesting you purchase the full version for more info. It's a summary and analysis, and really, you can find all this info for free on the social security website. There is nothing in this book worth $3.95.

  • Where the Light Gets In

  • Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
  • By: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Michael J. Fox - foreword
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a tragic secret: Her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia at the age of 61.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I had this book sooner

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-16

My parents also had dementia

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

Reviewed: 11-02-16

I wasn't sure I could actually listen to this story because both of my parents recently passed away (11 days apart), both having forms of dementia/alzheimers. I wished I'd listen this book before their deaths, but I finally, hesitantly, decided to listen to it the other day.

Kimberly's account of her mothers journey into dementia is all too real for me, many of the experiences her family has had are almost identical to my families. If you want a real look into what it's like, how it feels, confusing emotions experienced by all involved, and how heartbreaking it is, her book will help you to understand.

Through all the heartbreak, she was able to find a new kind of relationship with her mother, which I also did with my mom..It is amazing that this can happen in the midst of so much sadness.

The only part of her book that I disagreed with is the use of Seroquel to keep her mothers mood in check, which she is in agreement with.. Both of my parents were also given Seroquel, which inadvertently, led to both of their deaths.. It's a psychotic drug being used on Dementia patients, and in my opinion, should not be.. The side effects can be deadly.

But other than that, her story could have been my story, times two (both of my parents).. All forms of dementia are confusing, heartbreaking, sad and will forever change the lives of all involved.

There is a huge question mark in my mind as to why this is happening to so many people right now.

  • My Life After Death

  • A Memoir from Heaven
  • By: Erik Medhus, Elisa Medhus MD
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

My Life After Death begins on the tragic day when Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is a moment-by-moment account of the spiritual life he discovered on the other side - told for the very first time in his own words, as channeled by medium Jamie Butler and then transcribed by his mother, Elisa. In this intimate and provocative memoir, Erik describes more than just a visit to the afterlife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting descriptions of the other side

  • By Diana on 03-11-16

Like listening to a cartoon character

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

I read Elisa Medhus's first book and enjoyed it. I've spent time on her Eric website. I've watched some of the utube video's available. But I have to admit, for some reason, I always have slight doubt, and I'm not a doubter about this subject in the least.

I very much believe in communication with the other side, reincarnation, all of it. These are the types of books I navigate towards. I just continue to have this feeling of doubt about what is being written by Elisa Medhus, and I truly wish that doubt wasn't there..

Having said that, this book did nothing to squash those feelings. It actually just made it worse. The person narrating sounds like a dorky teenage cartoon character who uses the f-bomb constantly. Maybe the other side does continue with foul language, what do I know? But it really distracts from the message.

This is one book that should probably be read rather than listened to, as the narrators voice truly is so childish sounding. I realize Eric was a young man when he committed suicide but I doubt he sounded like a cartoon character. I've tried repeatedly to get through this book, only to end up looking for another book to listen to after a very short time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • ADHD Nation

  • Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
  • By: Alan Schwarz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

A groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its serious effects on children, adults, and society. More than one in seven American children are getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - three times what experts have said is appropriate, making it one of the most mishandled and debated conditions in medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adroitly written and expertly narrated

  • By S. Yates on 06-10-17

Big Pharm at work, this time against children

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Anyone with children, grandchildren, loved ones, friends, or yourself, who has been diagnosed with ADHD needs to listen to this book.. Alan Schwarz is very fair in his telling of this story. He is not taking sides, but I suspect most rational people will walk away thinking, boy did I drink the koolaid or what? Wake up America, before we are a nation of people who can't function without that magic prescription drug.. Oh wait, we're almost there!!!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Wake Me Up!: Love and The Afterlife

  • By: Lyn Ragan
  • Narrated by: Tracy Liz Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Days after his murder, Chip grabbed his fiancé while she laid sleeping. "I'm not gone, I'm right here," he told her. "You can't see me, but I am here. I'll never leave you. I promise." When Lyn Ragan started hearing from her deceased lover, she thought she was losing her mind. Not only had the love of her life been ripped away, she was seeing dead people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story! !

  • By Melissa on 07-20-15

Written like a conversation

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

I really enjoyed this book. Lyn Ragan tells this story like she's having a conversation with you, telling you about her beautiful experience with the love of her life, who was murdered. She just seems like she could be your next door neighbor, a down to earth, real person who had this incredibly experience. The narrator did an excellent job, so all in all, easy to listen to, will make you feel good story...

  • Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,394

Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crisis of Character

  • By Happy on 11-03-16

Too much info about the author

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

I tried to listen to this book but found my attention being distracted. The author talks about his life, his career quite a bit, which is distracting considering it's suppose to be about the Clintons, and the author isn't really a figure of interest. I know that does't sound very nice to say, but it's true. I expected more about the Clintons. The info he does give about the Clintons is interesting enough, but to be honest, it's not going to change any democrats mind about voting for Hillary. Do I think she should be in office? Lord, NO... Do I think she'll end up there? I think our system is rigged and if the powers that be want her in there, that's what will happen. I believe the author is a very decent human being who wrote this book hoping people would realize the Clintons are not who they present themselves as.. For those of us who aren't fans of the Clintons, we already know that.. For Clinton fans, it isn't going to convince them of anything. They'll just trash the author.. So all in all, just couldn't really get into this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Orange is the New Black

  • My Year in a Women's Prison
  • By: Piper Kerman
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,603

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year, so far

  • By Mark on 03-31-14

Much cleaner than the netflix show!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Although I do watch this show on Netflix, I almost didn't buy the book because the show is pretty rauncy at times, and I figured the book would be even worse..There are parts of the show that are a little over the top.. I read someone else's review stating that isn't the case with the book, so I went ahead and purchased it.. Happy to say, it really is much more clean cut, and really more about what it was like for this woman to have to change her life so drastically, figure out how to fit in and what the experience did to not only her, but to her fiance, family and friends. It's really very touching the way she forms relationships with woman she probably would never have come in contact with in her real life. Interesting book. Narrater did an awesome job, especially in her interpretation of the different accents of the woman.

  • We Don’t Die

  • George Anderson’s Conversations with the Other Side
  • By: Joel Martin, Patricia Romanowski
  • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

For over 12 years, Joel Martin documented evidence of Anderson's powers - the ability to reach "the other side" - and repeatedly astonished believers and skeptics. This is the book of those universal visions, the inspiring messages of hope, truth, and peace, and a glimpse into eternity to answers to the unfathomable questions about life and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy rolly polley. so intriguing

  • By Rock you like a Weezycane on 03-15-17

Captured my interest

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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: 08-31-16

I had never heard of George Anderson before purchasing this book. Loved the content and the story. Very fascinating. If you love to hear about stories of communications with the other side, you'll enjoy this one..

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings (2nd edition, revised)

  • By: David G. McAfee
  • Narrated by: David Smalley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings compiles popular and lesser-known arguments against the principles established by the Christian canon. Using a phenomenological approach to build his case based on in-depth study, McAfee analyzes the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament doctrine to build a logical and reasonable case against their validity. From contradictions between lived and portrayed religions to factual errors within the texts themselves, no stone is left unturned in this fully updated and expanded refutation of Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By G on 04-20-16

Got questions?

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I've listened to a number of these books pointing out the contradictions in Christianity and the bible. This one is just as good as the others.. They all help to clarify questions one might have in their mind, if one is open enough to accept facts and isn't afraid to question the status quo. If you don't want your faith tested or questioned, then simply don't listen/read this kind of book.

  • Holy Sh!t - The Insanity of Blind Faith: Volume One, Christianity

  • By: Casper Rigsby
  • Narrated by: Paul Sating
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

In this book, Casper Rigsby addresses the doctrine of Christianity known as the Bible, and dives head long into the insanity within that text. The book will introduce the non-Christian to some of the most irrational and illogical ideas within the Christian doctrine and will remind the progressive or moderate Christian of just how insane the Bible is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop...

  • By C. Lohman on 11-29-16

Full of factual info...

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I don't agree with everything Casper Rigsby believes, but the man points out facts that cannot be refuted.. I, myself, have come to a place where I realize the Christian belief system is full of holes that make no sense what so ever, and books like this help me to understand, I'm not alone (although it feels that way much of the time).. If you question what Christianity teaches, this is a great book to get some very factual answers..

6 of 9 people found this review helpful