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  • The Foundling

  • The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me
  • By: Paul Joseph Fronczak, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 528

The Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was - and set out to solve two 50-year-old mysteries at once. Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family's deepest secrets, and broke open the second longest cold-case in US history, all in a desperate bid to find out who he really is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare yourself for a journey that will take you to shocking places!

  • By OUChris on 04-04-17

Such an incredible story!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

I enjoy true stories that are captivating, inspiring, and emotional. I was addicted to this book. You won't be disappointed!

  • Unfinished Business

  • What the Dead Can Teach Us About Life
  • By: James Van Praagh
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Based on over 25 years of spirit communication and thousands of professional readings, world-famous medium James Van Praagh shares the personal regrets, misgivings, remorse, and, most important, the advice of the dead who have chosen him as a medium. These spirits have a great deal to say about what they have learned and discovered on the other side and how we, the living, can benefit from their experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, awesome narrator!

  • By Sue on 07-24-09

I loved it more than I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This was a lovely listen with nice reminders and lessons for life. I will definitely listen to it many times!

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88,293
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87,876

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

An unexpected new favorite!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This book is not what I expected at all. I was interested in it but did not expect this great story and performance. I laughed, cried, learned, and was inspired through out the book. Trevor's performance is awesome and made the story that much better. I was sad when it ended!

  • Marrow

  • A Love Story
  • By: Elizabeth Lesser
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Lesser, Sally Field
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to yourself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones you love. But when her sister, Maggie, needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Rita on 10-11-18

Don't miss out on this amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

This is an incredible story in many different ways. With a reading by Sally Field it made it all that much better. You will not be disappointed with the emotions, lessons, and experience of this book!

  • What If This Is Heaven?

  • How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth
  • By: Anita Moorjani
  • Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 486

If life is about the journey and not the destination, could it be that this is heaven - this physical life we are living here on earth? What we experience in our daily lives often feels like anything but heaven. But what if we understood how powerful we are - that we are powerful enough to mold both our internal and our external realities?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone needs to read this! Life changing!

  • By Jennifer Myers on 01-26-17

Thank you Anita!

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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: 09-25-16

This wonderful book was so helpful to me. It arrived at the perfect time! I highly recommend it for everyone.

  • My Life After Death

  • A Memoir from Heaven
  • By: Erik Medhus, Elisa Medhus MD
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

My Life After Death begins on the tragic day when Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is a moment-by-moment account of the spiritual life he discovered on the other side - told for the very first time in his own words, as channeled by medium Jamie Butler and then transcribed by his mother, Elisa. In this intimate and provocative memoir, Erik describes more than just a visit to the afterlife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting descriptions of the other side

  • By Diana on 03-11-16

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 07-25-16

Erik's story is lovely and generous. However, I feel his message may be clouded by the excessive use of curse words. I understand that's who he is and he shouldn't be anybody but himself but when it comes to authoring a book, there is a certain amount of professionalism needed to convey a message. I am not sensitive to curse words and am very comfortable with the use of them. I just feel the valuable messages would be deeper if not for the curse words being used constantly which definitely hamper the ability to take them seriously.
I enjoyed the narrator's performance but it definitely would have been more enjoyable with a male narrator since it's being stated directly from Erik.

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