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  • French Kids Eat Everything

  • How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules
  • By: Karen Le Billon
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

When she moved her young family to her husband's hometown in northern France, Karen Le Billon expected some cultural adjustment. But she didn't expect to be lectured for slipping her fussing toddler a snack, or to be forbidden from packing her older daughter a school lunch. Karen is intrigued by the fact that French children happily eat everything-from beets to broccoli, from salad to spinach - while French obesity rates are a fraction of what they are in North America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can I have a snack? main non, bien sur - NO!

  • By Marie on 03-21-15

Excellent read just needs French speaker

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

This is a super read and I loved it! My one suggestion is that the narrator needs to be someone with at least moderate French speaking ability. There is enough French (also translated) that the author should have chosen a different reader whose accent is not off-putting, or recorded these sections herself. This was distracting.

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  • Beyond the Messy Truth

  • How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
  • By: Van Jones
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

In Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump's victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never hated anyone before

  • By Joanna Bugajska on 11-17-17

Superb read

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Loved the balanced tones and positivity blended with reality in this book. I of course don't agree with everything but I appreciate the thoughtful discourse.