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  • Whiskey When We're Dry

  • By: John Larison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

In the spring of 1885, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess' quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah - dead or alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Radarchick on 08-28-18

intense<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Emotional, intense, and compelling. I was there, felt her pain and understood. A wonderful book.

  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety

  • Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
  • By: Tamar E. Chansky
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and hopeful.

  • By Mark L. Sabey on 04-17-15

Good for younger kids<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The advice in this book is excellent but definitely geared towards grade school age children

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Atomic Habits

  • Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,103
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,041

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal 2018.11

  • By Robert F. Jones on 11-10-18

Useful information

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Very good information but it might be better in book format as there seems to be a lot of visuals and pdfs.

  • Food Junkies

  • The Truth About Food Addiction
  • By: Vera Tarman, Phil Werdell
  • Narrated by: Lisa Bunting
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia: Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspectives of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for "comfort food" and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition - to say nothing of gaining support and advice - remains a frustrating battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Easy Fixes Here

  • By MMH Toronto on 03-07-17

Okay Book, Good theory.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Some of the facts were off... like she said Walter Payton's nick name was "Sweet", but it was "Sweetness". Also she referred to him and "Refrigerator Perry" as huge football players. Walter was not huge he was lean and lithe. the book is not about these guys, but there were quite a few small somewhat inconsequential facts that were wrong. This makes me question the author in general . Also the reader has a high voice that sounds like she's been sped up, which was a little irratating.

  • Still Foolin' 'Em

  • Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys
  • By: Billy Crystal
  • Narrated by: Billy Crystal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753

Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disarmingly Honest

  • By David Shear on 09-12-13

Endearing and well written.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Billy has a way of getting us to laugh out loud one moment, and an honest bittersweet chuckle the next. This book is wonderful comic storytelling at best!

  • Dangerous

  • By: Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Narrated by: Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,992
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,981

The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, Dangerous, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do I Dare to give less than 5 🌟🌟?

  • By GIJaneB4 on 09-30-17

Delishiouly Dangerous!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Finally an unteatherd voice. Get over yourself and listen to the facts. Outrageous practical truth.

  • The Biology of Belief

  • By: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294

Since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton has received widespread acclaim as one of the most accessible and knowledgeable voices of "new biology". The science is called epigenetics – a revolutionary field that shows us how the energy of consciousness is as important in shaping life on earth as DNA and chemistry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook or speech?

  • By Jay on 05-19-12

Everyone needs this!

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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: 07-28-17

This is great information for starting the journey of real change. Everyone should read it!!

  • The Rosie Effect

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,420

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the first one....

  • By Julie on 09-23-15

more fun

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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: 07-09-17

I love this charter and what he represents! definitely continues the Rosie project fun! loved it!

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,462

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

Quirky and funny

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Loved every minute of the story, and the subtle yet dubious humor throughout gives a subtle yet distinct feel to the main character.

  • Radical Unschooling

  • A Revolution Has Begun
  • By: Dayna Martin
  • Narrated by: Linda Velwest
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Radical Unschooling is a progressive parenting philosophy, which includes children learning at home. It is different from homeschooling in that children are not forced to follow curriculum lessons and tests. Radical Unschooling philosophy focuses on trust of a child's innate ability to learn without coercion and invites children to explore their passions. The parent's role is to facilitate their interests and curiosity. Radical Unschooling - the book - focuses also on the evolutionary aspect of parenting and human consciousness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Fancy on 09-24-12

a bit liberal

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

a good read but I was hoping for more tips. this book makes the argument for unschooling more than offer help.