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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,204
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,054

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

Mesmerizing

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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: 01-26-19

This mesmerizing story makes me want to downgrade any prior five-star ratings. It has moved the bar.

  • Game Theory

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Ken Binmore
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77

This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a groundbreaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good for audio book format

  • By Jarrod T. Al-Alou on 01-09-15

Constantly Refers to Figures

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Maybe an okay book to read but awful as an audio book. To make sense of it you need to be looking at the figures that are referenced throughout.

  • The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

  • How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home
  • By: Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews, Bahni Turpin, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem - and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired - this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Key Ingredient for Me!

  • By Loura on 08-30-16

Consider 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: 01-16-17

If you think (or you know) you are drinking too much or too often, consider this book. It is a whole program designed to help you determine what to do about it. You can do the work in private. They do not assume you can never drink again. It gave me priceless insights and valuable tools to address my situation.

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