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  • Codependent No More

  • How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078

A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By JennStokes on 01-27-17

So helpful, so precious. Such a gem

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

This book is amazing. If you are miserable in your relationship, she is so compassionate and understanding. There's no judgment, no matter how bad the situation is. She's been there and she got out. It's amazing.

  • No Bad Kids

  • Toddler Discipline Without Shame
  • By: Janet Lansbury
  • Narrated by: Janet Lansbury
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. No Bad Kids is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely worth it!

  • By Jess on 07-16-15

So helpful

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I'm a teacher and listened to this to learn methods for working with preschoolers. I will be listening to this again and again. I can't wait to put this into practice at school.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Darker Shade of Magic

  • A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1
  • By: V. E. Schwab
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,206

Kell is one of the last Travelers - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes. As such, he can choose where he lands. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there's Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. There's White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • social commentary magical high fantasy

  • By withherownwings on 08-31-15

Finally! a great new fantasy book

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

I'm always looking for a well written fantasy book. And I find them very hard to find. But I really liked this book. She's a great writer and the story is really captivating. The characters are likable and complicated and the world is fantastic. The ideas are rich and the plot keeps twisting and turning. Best of all the author has a strong moral compass and although there are battles and fights--they are fighting for good.
If you love the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and even Howl's Moving Castle you will be delighted to discover this great new fantasy book.
I can't wait until the next in this series comes out.
Also, the reader is superb.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Once and Future King

  • By: T. H. White
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 33 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,504

The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not unabriged

  • By Valerie Allen on 02-17-13

Wonderful

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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: 02-23-15

These are just lovely. Especially the first book and the last one. The middle books are sadder. But still quite good.

I adore the first book and have listened and re-listened to it many times.
The reader is fantastic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Enchanted Places

  • Beyond the World of Pooh, Part 1
  • By: Christopher Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

From his much publicized childhood on Cotchford Farm to his war experiences, his marriage, and his proprietorship of a successful bookshop in a small English town, the life of the famous author’s son was one of much joy and some pain. It was also one of deep introspection. This book illuminates the shy, quiet man who was a thoughtful observer of the natural world and a gentle commentator on humankind’s relationship to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely lovely

  • By jade on 02-23-15

Absolutely lovely

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

I have treasured the Pooh books all my life. And I feel grateful to have gotten to hear about the stories and the world from Christopher Milnes' perspective. I would recommend this book to all those who love the simple delights of roaming through the woods and discovering friends in the trees there.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Gardening

  • The Ultimate Ecological Design and Engineering Guide
  • By: Andrea Kong
  • Narrated by: Kay Nazarchyk
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

Permaculture: The Art of Gardening highlights the tenets of permaculture, which was popularized in the 1970s by Bill Mollison. To some it may seem to be an extreme form of sustainable living but to others it may seen to be just the right thing to get things back in balance, it is a great text to help those who do not understand or have little knowledge of the concept to have a better grasp of it. The author has ensured that everything is broken down into sections so that it is easy to follow in the long run.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • All philosophy - nothing practical.

  • By C. Abel on 08-24-14

This book is an introduction to permaculture

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

Reviewed: 07-09-14

What would have made The Art of Gardening better?

I wish she'd given more practical advice and substantive information.

What was most disappointing about Andrea Kong’s story?

The chapter on why permaculture is "not sustainable".

Any additional comments?

I would suggest this book for people considering farming but who are on the fence about the green movement. There is a bit of good information about the zones of the garden if you know nothing about permaculture. But there is not much substance if you are somewhat familiar with permaculture, on board with the green movement and ready to apply it to your own land.