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  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,719

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lean In, Lead On

  • By Cynthia on 03-14-13

Very Inspiring Book

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I learned a lot from this book. Tips and more information the better comprehend some nuances that have been observed in the world of work. I Think everyone should read or listen to this book.

  • A Wind in the Door

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons - actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space - where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • by Julian, 8 years old

  • By film karma on 04-09-12

Transformative

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I love the depth of this book and continuing message of love and connection. The character evolve and grow deeper in their understanding of love and life and purpose in it of each living thing.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,720

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

MUST READ.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I loved every aspect of this book. I think it is a must read for everyone. Will look for her work now. I cannot believe it took me this long to read this book.

  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,439

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy narrator for a meh story

  • By NAOMI C ST AMAND on 07-13-17

Wonderful

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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: 03-29-18

I loved this book and I am excited for the next one in the series. I love the unique story perspective given.

  • 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 1,475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,352

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

Laugh Cry and Learn

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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: 03-29-18

Faith can move mountains. I love these stories. I laughed, I cried and I learned from them.

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  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,283

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

First, Last, Powerful Black Unicorn

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Powerful, emotional, inspiring, insightful and soulful story that is told in the funniest way possible. She has a gift for bringing levity to any story including her painful but triumphant one. I love Tiffany all the more after hearing her story and hope that all Jehovah's blessings reign on her and those she loves. First audiobook with its own inspired song. Funny as ever!!! LOVED IT!!!

  • The Gender Game 7: The Gender End

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

The breathtaking, earth-shattering, grand finale of the best-selling Gender Game series. Return to Matrus and Patrus one last time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful ending!!!

  • By sara on 09-08-17

AWESOME

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the series. I recommend it. It was exciting and heartbreaking coming down to the end but we'll worth the pain.

  • After You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,592

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't come close to, Me Before You.

  • By Taryn on 11-09-15

It hurt sooooo good! Sad but wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

What made the experience of listening to After You the most enjoyable?

I think this book does, through some quick fixes, propel the story forward and the characters with them. I enjoyed the writing style and the character development in some cases. Not all the characters were developed to the extent that I would have liked but that speaks to my attachment to them anyway through their minimal development which was ultimately well done. This story succeeded in expressing our protagonist's grief in particular and not so much grief in general, l though it was touched on, and I cried through that. It was very affecting. There was some choices for the story that were predictable. It was a very depressing and at times frustrating book but I could not put it down until I was done. I loved it.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the roof scene in the end. I think that this scene gave some valuable insight into the inner universe of one of the more closed off characters in the book and this helped me appreciate the character more. It was also very heavy on the cheesy but I didn't mind.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene when Louisa realised the truth about the relationship between Lily and the stepfather of her early childhood.

Any additional comments?

Some of the narrators words were lost in the nuance of performing them. They were sometimes too soft and inaudible but also probably what the character would have done in real life. It did not take away from the story but was a bit off-putting.

  • Luke: Complete Series

  • Luke, Books 1-7
  • By: Cassia Leo
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

At 28, Luke Maxwell is the hottest eligible bachelor in America and the billionaire CEO of Maxwell Computers. When Brina Kingston is hired by Luke's competitor as a corporate spy, Brina successfully works her way into a position in Luke's office and his bed. But she soon finds herself risking the most important assignment of her career and, possibly, the greatest love of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable from start to finish.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-08-14

Great Idea but more order would have been better.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I thought that the concept was nice. But the writing style was not my cup of tea. The first 3 books were a bit messy for my taste...jumbled and not flowing. Some things weren't plausible and others just weren't explained. The story did get a bit better for the rest of the series but repetitive in some areas. I like the idea that the love is constant which helped to make it to the end. Thank you for writing the story. It was enjoyable.