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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,545

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Insightful, informational and terrifying

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Bob Woodward’s excellent reporting illustrates what has been whispered about outside the beltway namely that the President is, at best, I’ll suited for the office and, at worst, an incompetent, lying, dullard. Before reading the book I was worried about what he (and his Presidency) could do to our country ... now I’m terrified!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,678

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compassionate approach

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Change your mind, change your life

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Esther Perel is the preeminent therapeutic practitioner in the field of infidelity. This book is a master class in working with couples who have had that experience in their marriage/partnership. Whether you are personally in the middle of this kind of crisis or are working with people who are, this book is a MUST READ.

  • This Is How It Always Is

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurie Frankel
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,203

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but poor choice of narrator

  • By Melody on 10-17-18

The power of story, literal and metaphorical

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

There is so much depth and nuance in this book, such as to make it among my all-time favorites. Read it with an open heart, for the power of the middle way is transformational.

  • What We Find

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit - and experiencing levels of anxiety she's never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan's Crossing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, Enjoyable Read

  • By Melstamps on 04-27-16

Romance for romantics

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-17

A story written by a woman for women. Cal Jones is, does and says everything a woman looking for romance is looking for. Light, easy, predictable, fun, sexy... romantic.

  • Navy SEAL Dogs

  • My Tale of Training Canines for Combat
  • By: Mike Ritland
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

The Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors do it all - from detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys. These powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them. This is the tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to train these elite dogs. After becoming a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action, and he instantly knew he'd found his true calling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 02-09-17

Emphasis on SEAL, not dog

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

This book I better suited to Military history enthusiasts than to people with dog handling/behavior interests.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dog Medicine

  • How My Dog Saved Me from Myself
  • By: Julie Barton
  • Narrated by: Julie Barton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

At 22 Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie's incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home. Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression. Psychiatrists, therapists, and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a golden retriever puppy she named Bunker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ssh, I've Got You, Buddy...

  • By Gillian on 09-19-16

Important AND good!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

This book contains really important, lived information on Depression and dogs! I highly recommend it if you are trying to understand one or both.

  • Pit Bull

  • The Battle over an American Icon
  • By: Bronwen Dickey
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed - beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and TV's Little Rascals - come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from 19th-century New York City dogfighting pits - the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA - to early 20th-century movie sets where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The definitive argument about pitbulls

  • By D'Anne Witkowski on 06-23-16

Good for both sides of the pit bull debate

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Important information for anyone working with dogs (of all kinds) ... and sometimes really tough to listen to.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Dog Sense

  • How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
  • By: John Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither - and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full of information!

  • By Tori on 09-09-13

Dense and worth it!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

Not an "easy" read, but the density is worth it if you are a trainer or training enthusiast!