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  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,748
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,655

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Never Disappointed

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Reviewed: 09-14-15

I first heard Brené Brown speak at the 2015 Global Leadership Summit. Within five minutes, my attention was captivated by her stories and delivery. I was soon flipping through my searching for her next upcoming book release date and was even more thrilled when I saw she was narrating it herself.

Her stories are very relatable to me and how she tells it. Rising Strong has helped me realize some of my emotional and character struggles for which I was unable to put into words. Leaning into the vulnerability and letting that "tough guy/gal" guard down is a new concept to me but this book has helped build the encouragement with proper tools. This is an amazing book and adventure into yourself.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 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 132,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,268

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

Good mystery

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-15

Author does a good job of capturing the different perspectives of the characters without getting confusing. Good twist.

  • Boundaries with Teens

  • When to Say Yes, How to Say No
  • By: John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Jay Charles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

The teen years can be challenging and even scary for parents and those involved with youth. Attitudes and behaviors of the adolescent can be unhealthy for him and for the family. However, good boundaries are the bedrock of not only better relationships, but also maturity, safety, and growth, especially for teens and their parents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Practical and Effective

  • By Richard on 11-13-10

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-15

I enjoyed this book very much. It kept me engaged and flowed nicely. I also appreciate that the book showed both perspectives (parents and the teen).