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  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,518

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

A wonderful story of romance & loyalty.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Be aware the English & Gaelic word & phrases begin to creep into your subconscious thoughts and often out of your mouth as you progress through the book.

  • Girl Up

  • Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism
  • By: Laura Bates
  • Narrated by: Arden Hammersmith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

They told you that you need to be thin and beautiful. They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night, and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough makeup to look presentable but not enough to be a slut, to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to reveal too much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For all ages

  • By Lydia Leah on 11-06-17

For all ages

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Even after 58 years as a female, I learned new perspectives of old & everyday social behaviors. I would encourage women my age to give it a chance. Reading It would be a great mother & early teen daughter activity. I don't agree with everything stated in it but believe it is worth the time to listen. Arden's performance was excellent.

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  • The Confidence Code

  • The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know
  • By: Katty Kay, Claire Shipman
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

Working women today are better educated and more well-qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence.

Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition - with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business - Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stop Ruminating and Give it a Listen

  • By Megasaurus on 06-23-14

Empowered

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This is a must read for young women (teens). It is empowering women to stand up for themselves and each other. Not in an aggressive way, but with confidence.