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  • The Depression Cure: The 11-Step Program to Naturally Beat Depression for Life

  • By: Tai Morello
  • Narrated by: Ron Welch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The purpose of this book is not to make a case against antidepressants, but rather to provide alternative solutions for overcoming depression without having to resort to prescription drugs and enduring their potentially dangerous side effects. With the 11-step program to beat depression for life, you will embark on a journey that will take you back to the state of peace, joy, and happiness you were born to inhabit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short & easy to listen with great advice's!

  • By Alina on 10-06-17

Really useful information

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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: 01-22-17

Straightforward and simple advice for practical steps to take. Really helpful to have step by step guide.
Main criticism is the unequivocal promotion of eating fish for omega 3s (rather than focusing on other sources, although these are mentioned briefly) when there is a lot of evidence of the negative consequences of eating fish (look up nutritionfacts.org or Dr Michael Greger's for info).
I think it would be helpful for this book to provide references and where to go for more information about the impact of using medication to treat depression, rather than just making assertions.

  • 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 1,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,018

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

So emotional. Made me laugh and cry.

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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: 11-30-16

I wish I could go back in time and read this book for the first time over and over.

  • The High Lord

  • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

Life should have been easier for Sonea, now that Regin ignored her and the rest of the novices treated her with wary respect, but she cannot forget what she witnessed in Akkarin's underground room, or his warning that Kyralia's ancient enemy is watching the Guild closely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have heard in a long time

  • By Thomas on 03-31-09

Loved it so much

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Dreaded finishing it because I didn't want it to be over but I couldn't stop reading it either! Off to read more by Trudi Canavan now :)

  • Angel of Storms

  • Millennium’s Rule Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Hannah Norris, Piers Wehner
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

Tyen is teaching mechanical magic at a school respected throughout the worlds. News arrives that the formidable ruler of all worlds is back and enforcing his old laws - including the one forbidding schools of magic. As teachers and students flee, Tyen is left with no home and no purpose...except the promise he made to Vella. Tyen must decide what he is willing to do to free her. After five years among the tapestry weavers of Schpeta, Rielle's peaceful new life has been shattered by a local war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great so far

  • By Rev. C. Hall on 01-17-16

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-16

Great story, couldn't stop listening - night and day. I want to read the next one immediately!!!

  • Thief's Magic

  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Hannah Norris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 863

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By MissRed on 06-14-14

Can't wait to read the next one!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Enchanting story, such rivetting narrative - a real page turner. I love the main characters and really cared about what happened to them. Magical

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  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

  • By: Natasha Pulley
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 765

It's 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story

  • By Jennifer Wadsworth on 09-05-15

I enjoyed this...

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

...and I'd like to read the sequel when it's out!

I read to help me fall asleep and I did find it difficult to keep the thread of the story under those conditions, but enjoyable nonetheless. Excellent characterisation.

  • Fly by Night

  • By: Frances Hardinge
  • Narrated by: Lesley Sharp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In a fractured realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyranny, a 12-year-old orphan and her loyal companion, a large and homicidal goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly original

  • By incognito on 04-27-15

I loved The Lie Tree by the same author...

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

I found the complex story hard to stick with, but enjoyed it some what nevertheless.

  • The Lie Tree

  • Costa Book of the Year 2015
  • By: Frances Hardinge
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this, good long story and intriguing!

  • By KGA Bright on 06-08-16

Loved this, good long story and intriguing!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Great from start to finish - compelling opening, substantial middle and satisfying conclusion. Did not enjoy the wise man voice, totally unnecessary to do an impersonation like that. Loved the story. Really enjoyed the level of detail.