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  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,151

Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This audiobook answers this question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brené's Work Has Changed My Life

  • By Maximus on 01-12-19

Brene Brown has done it again.

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Reviewed: 02-13-19

I love all Brene's book, especially on Audible. Hearing her tell the stories and outline the processes adds to my ability to really absorb the book.

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,368

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the Movie!

  • By Heather Feuerhelm on 03-31-12

Loved it. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

I really enjoyed the story and the readers switching from Henry's to Clare's perspectives. Even though there was a lot of time hopping, it was easy to follow. I liked how the power dynamics between Henry and Clare shifted - from him knowing all about their relationship, to her knowing. Makes you wonder - which came first, Jenry's love of Clare or her love for Henry.

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

  • And Other Conversations About Race
  • By: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Narrated by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent tool for life.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

Outstanding! A must read for all races!

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Reviewed: 07-20-18

I found this to be a very enlightening, enriching and educational book. As a white person I struggle with what my role is in dismantling systemic racism. This book has iopened my heart and mind to what's possible and how I can be a part of it.

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  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,510

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

I'll listen to it again and again.

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Reviewed: 01-24-18

This is the first time I've read a Brene Brown audio book. It made connecting with the material much easier.

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,962
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,821

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Al Franken is even better when read by Al Franken

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

Such a wonderful read. Especially the chapter on Ted Cruz. I found myself LOL, which is generally frowned upon in the quiet car of a NJ Transit train, but well worth it.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,600
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,284

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give anything 5 stars but in this case...

  • By Marlana Crews on 07-12-17

Funny, honest and insightful.

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Reviewed: 07-03-17

Thanks, Kevin. Like my headline says, I found your book to be funny, honest and insightful. Having you narrate it made it feel more real, I think. I definitely recommend it to everyone - even those who don't normal choose audio books. I was sorry to have it end.