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  • Living with Multiple Personalities: The Christine Ducommun Story

  • By: Christine Ducommun
  • Narrated by: Andrea Ways-Mewman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Christine Ducommun was a happily married wife and mother of two when, after returning to live in the house of her childhood, she began to experience panic attacks and night terrors. Says the author, "I sought therapy, and there I discovered, to my shock and horror, that I had been sexually abused at the hands of my father at a very early age. I surely didn't want to believe it. But as my mind began to release bizarre flashbacks, my alters began to show themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short and lacking depth but a good overview.

  • By Michelle on 06-11-18

short and lacking depth but a good overview.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

it would have been nice to have listened in on therapy sessions a bit more and to have gone deeper into each alter.

  • Settle for More

  • By: Megyn Kelly
  • Narrated by: Megyn Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431

Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great career & personal advice!

  • By Beth Wilcox on 01-20-17

Inspiring and enlightening

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I chose this book when I saw Megyn Kelly interview with Dr. Phil. I have been struggling with "what next" since cancer took my body over and caused me to miss essentially two years of working. I was excellent at what I did and flourished in the fast paced environment but there was always something missing. I felt although I got energy from my line of work I was not contributing to the world or giving back. Megyn Kelly's book really made me take a look at it all and realize what I really wanted to do. I hope to make steps in that direction once I am financially and physically able to do it.

  • The Sound of Gravel

  • A Memoir
  • By: Ruth Wariner
  • Narrated by: Ruth Wariner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861

Ruth Wariner was the 39th of her father's 42 children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turned a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can ascend to heaven only by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable

  • By Lesley A. on 01-16-16

Sometimes the bad guy gets away

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

Halfway through this book it dawned on me that I was not reading a novel with a made up story and a hero at the end. That no matter what the end, the monsters in this story could still be out there, not caught by a hero or heroine. This is a heartbreaking tale, a type of life still lived by many. I wanted to jump in this book and save the helpless, kick the monsters ass and bring them to justice. Very well written. Would love a part two to this.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • God Is Disappointed in You

  • By: Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
  • Narrated by: James Urbaniak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267

God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not disappointed in this book!

  • By Nicolas Paul Dunbar on 05-28-15

Great Listening, Left me laughing out loud

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

This book is great for anyone who reads the bible and gets confused about the stories sometimes. If you are sensitive to satirical comedy about something sacred, skip this book. If you can put your humor hat on as well as realize believe that there can be different views on the bible stories, put your headphones on and enjoy the show!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Banished

  • Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
  • By: Lauren Drain
  • Narrated by: Lauren Drain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

You've likely heard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Perhaps you've seen their pickets on the news, the members holding signs with messages that are too offensive to copy here, protesting at events such as the funerals of soldiers, the 9-year old victim of the recent Tucson shooting, and Elizabeth Edwards, all in front of their grieving families. Since no organized religion will claim affiliation with the WBC, it's perhaps more accurate to think of them as a cult. Lauren Drain was thrust into that cult at the age of 15, and then spat back out again seven years later.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hopefully the first of many more to come!

  • By Cory on 03-09-13

Intersting glimpse inside this hideous cult

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

Reviewed: 07-30-16

The Westboro Church (I choose to exclude Baptist from the title because their beliefs are far from any Baptist church I have ever known) is a place one would picture the real Anti-Christ being born into. I can't understand how so many well educated, seemingly worldly people would fall into the spell of this hate organization. How they keep the people they have still escapes me. Even Lauren, as she tells the story seems to be sending a message back letting her family know she never wanted banishment. Her activism now regarding human rights may be her way to her own salvation or may be a punishment to those that turned her their back on her. This books leaves that question open. Regardless, it was well written and I could not stop listening to her story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I'm Just a Person

  • By: Tig Notaro
  • Narrated by: Tig Notaro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words, "Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing and Real Story

  • By Brian on 06-22-16

Great book about the strength to persevere

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

I loved the book and am a fan of Tig. Going thru similar life crushing circumstances in a short period of time, I relate. I do wish Tig would have included a bit more about how she and Stephanie grew to love eachother but I do understand some things need to be kept inside ourselves because they are so precious.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness Wore Red

  • The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
  • By: Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Musser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens Rebecca Musser became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and emotional read

  • By Briley on 10-08-13

Bravery of the women who escaped is astounding

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

Much different than Carolyn Jessop's accounting. Although Becky's journey was different, the bravery and strength of these women who have come forward to tell of the unspeakably abuse is admirable and astounding.

  • Troublemaker

  • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
  • By: Leah Remini
  • Narrated by: Leah Remini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,097
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,048

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

  • By Kim on 11-04-15

MUST READ! Anyone intrigued with COS and truth

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

Reviewed: 11-24-15

I could not put this down. I have wanted to hear Leah's story for a long time. I knew new she had one. I am home for cancer treatments and this came out just when I started. thinking it would take me a while to finish, I didn't even think of what my next read would be and I finished this so fast I am at a loss now. I know nothing will come close. it's real, it's raw, it brings you into a world where brainwashing is so commonplace and leaves you with wanting to learn more about how a "church" can still, in these time, get away with horrendous abuse. As for Leah, love her! as a fellow yankee, I appreciate every ounce of pure honesty and spunk coming from her mouth and pray she gives it another shot at writing. Job welldone!!!!

  • Crash the Chatterbox

  • Hearing God's Voice Above All Others
  • By: Steven Furtick
  • Narrated by: Steven Furtick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,397

Crashing the chatterbox = Overpowering lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement with the promises of God. “I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldn’t control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing!

  • By Cameron on 01-21-15

Furtick is one of a kind

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

Reviewed: 09-28-14

Steve Furtick has an amazing ability to take some complicated thought processes and beliefs and make them understandable and he gives you the tools to break down the meaning. He is a great writer and a good preacher and as he grows, he takes you on his path and helps you quiet down enough to hear God's plan for you. No one is perfect and he is the first one to tell you. He can be humble, sometimes too much self deprecating, but that is much better than the alternative. If you teeter on leading a life for Christ but somehow can't seem to find the passion, give him a listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Diary of a Mad Diva

  • By: Joan Rivers
  • Narrated by: Joan Rivers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 407

Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified—who the hell does Melissa think she is? That fat pig, Bridget Jones? But as Joan, being both beautiful and introspective, begins to record her day-to-day musings, she realizes she has a lot to say. About everything. And everyone, God help them..

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ICON

  • By Fermin on 09-04-14

Priceless, fun and crude- Just like it should be

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

Reviewed: 09-28-14

Joan in all her glory and crudeness and loved every minute of it. Rest in Peace Diva

2 of 2 people found this review helpful