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  • Smart but Scattered Teens

  • The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
  • By: Richard Guare PhD, Peg Dawson EdD, Colin Guare
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills - the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empowering information

  • By Julie A. on 01-27-17

holy $(_+4-3

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

This book may be awesome however the horrendous emotionless robot reading it made in unfinishable. I'll buy the book and hear my own bad voice....

  • Pay It Forward

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Pay It Forward, is the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge to come up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading beyond his small California town and across the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I haven't read a book by this author I didn't like

  • By Anonymous User on 04-26-16

I'm speechless

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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: 02-18-18

I saw the movie years ago. I thought it was moving and well done. I now know it was nothing compared to what it could have been, what this book is. WOW. Just wow.

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  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743

The Kingdom of Delain is at stake when King Roland is murdered and his son and rightful heir, Peter, is framed for the crime. Plotting against him is the evil Flagg and his pawn, young Prince Thomas. Yet with every plan there are holes - like Thomas's terrible secret. And the determined Prince Peter, who is planning a daring escape from his imprisonment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Place to Start

  • By jston on 03-19-16

not his best work

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-17

maybe I'd have enjoyed it more if Bronson put a bit of energy into it. Worst narrator ever.

  • 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 109,528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,442
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,957

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
  • On and On and On and On

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

WOW

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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: 03-28-17

I expected to laugh. I didn't expect to cry. As the saying goes...laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. Thanks Trevor and good luck in your future endeavor. Keep being the great son and man you are. Your mom is my idol, except for the whole Jesus thing! :)

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  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,676

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-16

My son is reading this for school, which most of us had to. Since that was MANY years ago I revisited it so we could discuss it. Unfortunately like then, I got though it because I had to but didn't get much enjoyment from it. But hey if it gets my teen to talk about something other than the latest youtuber he follows or funny vines it is worth it!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,672

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Amazing

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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: 12-14-16

I laughed. I cried. I laughed more. To quote Steel Magnolias laughter thru tears is my favorite emotion!" and I did it a lot reading this well written book. Another expression comes to mind as well, everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Life couldnt break Ove.

  • Never Love a Stranger

  • By: Harold Robbins
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Never Love a Stranger, still considered one of Robbins' most powerful books, tells the story of Francis "Frankie" Kane, an orphan growing up in the dirty world of New York's Hell's Kitchen. After being kicked out of a Catholic orphanage when it is discovered that he is of Jewish descent, a confused and deeply distraught Frankie turns to a life of crime, the only life he knows, and he's good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robust Rags 2 Riches of Hell's Kitchen Orphan

  • By W Perry Hall on 08-09-15

Wow

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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: 12-07-16

I admit I listened to this purely because Will Patton narrated it. He did a wonderful job as always but for the first time he was not the best part. The story, the lessons, the writing were the best parts. Amazingly well written and emotion stirring book.

  • The Matheny Manifesto

  • A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life
  • By: Mike Matheny, Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 540

Mike Matheny was just 41, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason three times in his first three years, people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If your a youth coach, get this book

  • By Brady on 12-11-15

Well done Mr. Matheny. Well done. GO CUBBIES

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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: 10-13-16

I'm making my kids read this book to show them I am not a maniacal mother...I'm simply trying to do as Matheny said, raise strong, responsible, respectful, successful boys in a world full of lazy punks. Thanks for giving me ammo to do so.

  • Stuff Matters

  • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
  • By: Mark Miodownik
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,402

Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By D. MacLeod on 01-29-15

Oddly funny yet interesting

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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: 10-04-16

British humor! Love it. I only bought this because it was on sale. I'm so glad I did.

  • Why Does He Do That?

  • Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
  • By: Lundy Bancroft
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 575

He says he loves you. So...why does he do that? You've asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling men---and to change your life. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men shows you how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives deep understanding of an illusive problem!

  • By Shelly on 06-21-12

WOW

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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: 07-14-16

I regret not reading this months ago when it was recommended. It tells my story better then I could have.