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  • Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

  • How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life
  • By: Dr. Laura Markham
  • Narrated by: Dr. Laura Markham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Popular parenting expert Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Siblings, has garnered a large and loyal readership around the world thanks to her simple, insightful approach that values the emotional bond between parent and child. As any parent of more than one child knows, though, it's challenging for even the most engaged parent to maintain harmony and a strong connection when competition, tempers, and irritation run high.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for all mothers

  • By A mother on 03-05-17

Great book on Peaceful Parenting

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Great advice and many scenarios with practical solutions. Loved it amd will be sharing the info I learned with friends amd family.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,123

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

A roller coaster

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

It's a roller coaster you wish was less thrilling because it's reality. I did feel like it would have been a richer listening experience if the performer had chose to do impressions.

  • How to Be a Bawse

  • A Guide to Conquering Life
  • By: Lilly Singh
  • Narrated by: Lilly Singh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619

Lilly Singh isn't just a superstar. She's Superwoman - the title behind her wildly popular YouTube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday life. It's no wonder she's garnered more than a billion views. But Lilly didn't get to the top by being lucky - she had to work for it. Hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very inspirational!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

As with most of Lilly's content, this book is aimed at a rather younger audience, but that doesn't mean that I, being 30, haven't enjoyed it or found it inspiring.
Yes, parts of the book, especially the first few chapters, felt like they weren't for me. Bits of it even felt a bit show-off-y, snobby, and know-it-all-y (yeah I guess I just made that an expression), but on the whole I liked the book.
The "out of the blue" sections were refreshingly real and raw and I genuinely appreciated that. The tasks at the end of some chapters made me stop and think.
My most rucurring though while listening was that I wish my 16 or 18-year-old self could have read this.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,962

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

An Instant Favorite, Life-changing Book

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

As a person who had always cared too much about every little thing, I am glad I found this book. I almost feel like a different person already. It will take a little practice, but I'm going to get my priorities straight. I'll remind myself of my real values, change the ones that ruin the way I live my life, ans replace them with things that will make me a better person.

This is a book for everyone. It's not your typical self help guide, it will not make you feel good about yourself, it will not tell you that you are special or that you deserve to be happy, and it will scare you to death, but in the end, it will bring you back to life.

  • May I Have Your Attention Please?

  • By: James Corden
  • Narrated by: James Corden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 996

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rachael Skinner on 06-29-16

Authentic and Funny

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

Gotta love James Corden. I liked how authentic and honest he is and how it felt like he was talking to a friend rather than writing a book. I listened to this in 2016 so he's an international sensation now with his late late show and the whole world absolutely loves him. Since he told his story like someone talking to a friend, I feel like I know him personally, and I I'd like to say, I'm proud if you James.

  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, 4th Edition

  • A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep
  • By: Marc Weissbluth MD
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

In this fully updated fourth edition, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country's leading pediatricians, overhauls his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children's sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Happy

  • By Nahla on 12-20-16

Very Happy

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

As a new mother of Twins, I found this book extremely helpful. I strongly disagree with reviewers who say his tone is condescending or judgmental, as I personally found him very tolerant of all parenting choices while still providing the facts that disprove them. I also don't see how people say he doesn't give options other than crying it out as he has offered a range of other options, though not in as much detail. My problem with this book is actually not the content as much as the organization and redundancy. A lot of the information is repeated throughout the book that you can easily find yourself wondering if you are relistening to a part that you have already finished. Funnily enough, this repetition is not utilized when most needed in age-specific chapters. Moreover, and this is not the author's problem but rather audible's format, you can't tell where to find the information you need because there's no chapter titles or subtitles, and the book chapters are further divided into two chapters in audio form. Tip for people who are in a hurry, listen to chapters 4, 7, and your baby's age specific chapter.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,756
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108,072
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,552

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repeats parts of story

  • By Richard Palmer on 09-01-17

Speechless

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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: 11-28-16

This book is so many things, it's heartbreaking, heartwarming, thought-provoking, and eye-opening, all while being witty, funny, and absolutely enjoyable. I am left speechless with chills. My respect to Trevor and his mom.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

  • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
  • By: John Medina
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

In Brain Rules for Baby, Dr. John Medina shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Only Baby Book I'd Recommend

  • By Erik on 08-14-15

Best Parenting Book Ever

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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: 07-31-16

This book is everything. You get science and research based information, along with practical advice, without bias to a certain school of parenting. I have even ordered a hard copy because I want to have it for future reference. This should be an obligatory read to all parents.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,568

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Thoroughly Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. it's thrilling, it digs deep into the different characters, and I was very entertained by the multi-narrators technique of storytelling. As to the audio performance, I think they were all really good, I think they studied their characters really well and their voice, tone, and dramatic reading were all on point and in line with the characters.

Free: Sherlock Holmes- The First Great Detective
    
    
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    Length: 32 mins
    1,501 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Free: Sherlock Holmes- The First Great Detective

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Thomas A. Shippey
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230

We are familiar with Sherlock Holmes's methodology—using clues, facts, evidence, and reason to solve the case. Here, go inside the world of the 19th century and see what circumstances paved the way for such a hero. Then, turn to some of Sherlock's most exciting cases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Slim on 03-04-16

I guess I just got more interested in Sherlock

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-16

This is especially interesting to Sherlock fans, I think I will go beyond the movies