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Holly Richardson

Pleasant Grove, UT USA
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  • How Dare the Sun Rise

  • Memoirs of a War Child
  • By: Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta
  • Narrated by: Sandra Uwiringiyimana
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Sandra was just 10 years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandra's voice is mesmorizing!

  • By Karissa Barber on 04-18-18

Loved it!

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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: 07-20-18

This book was a powerful look at what it can mean to be a refugee in America. I’m so glad Sandra wrote t!

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

Fantastic!

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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: 01-14-18

This book, by one of my favorite authors, did not disappoint! I started implementing some of the ideas in this book before I even finished it (creating meaningful endings). I highly recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

  • One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival
  • By: Melissa Fleming
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Doaa Al Zamel was once an average Syrian girl growing up in a crowded house in a bustling city near the Jordanian border. But in 2011 her life was upended. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, Syrians began to stand up against their own oppressive regime. When the army was sent to take control of Doaa's hometown, strict curfews, power outages, water shortages, air raids, and violence disrupted everyday life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Normally Like Robin Miles...

  • By Daryl on 03-25-18

Gripping!

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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: 06-06-17

From the very first sentence to the acknowledgements at the end, I could not stop listening to this harrowing story of resilience and hope. The realities refugees face today is almost unbelievable. My thanks to Duaa for sharing her story, to Melissa for writing it and to Robin for narrating it. Powerful.

  • Half the Sky

  • Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
  • By: Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864

An old Chinese proverb says "Women hold up half the sky." Then why do the women of Africa and Asia persistently suffer human rights abuses? Continuing their focus on humanitarian issues, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us to Africa and Asia, where many women live in profoundly dire circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This unabridged book is abridged

  • By Nancy Smyth on 08-21-11

Couldn't put it down!

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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: 06-22-16

Where does Half the Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is way up there among the best books I've ever listened to - or read! Easily 5 stars. 10, if that option existed.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The most compelling part of the narrative was the overall picture for women worldwide. SO glad someone finally started talking about it.

If you could give Half the Sky a new subtitle, what would it be?

The surprising reality of women's fate worldwide

Any additional comments?

Should be required reading for anyone who IS a woman or who cares about women!

  • Sacred Success

  • A Course in Financial Miracles
  • By: Barbara Stanny
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

In her work with countless powerful, successful women over the last 20 years, best-selling author and financial educator Barbara Stanny found that most women's problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather their fear of or ambivalence toward power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read after Overcoming Underearning

  • By ANGELINE on 10-18-16

Loved this book!

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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: 05-15-16

This was different than I was expecting - and even better! Barbara helped me see how my relationship with money is not a healthy one but more importantly, how and why to change it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Disrupt Yourself

  • Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
  • By: Whitney Johnson
  • Narrated by: Cyndee Maxwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

In this audiobook you will learn how to apply frameworks to building a business, a career - and you. We are living in an era of accelerating disruption - those who can manage the S-curve waves of learning and maxing out will have a competitive advantage. But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption and use it to their competitive advantage.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • regurgitation from several know authors

  • By Kimberly A. Whittaker on 12-30-15

Another great book by Whitney Johnson!

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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: 10-10-15

Loved this book! I like this format better than the first book, with more of her own experiences. My only "complaint" is that it wasn't longer! Great job.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers

  • A Proven Roadmap to Becoming a Full-Time Blogger
  • By: Jonathan Milligan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Milligan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Finally, a proven roadmap on how to become a full-time blogger! In The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers, you'll learn a proven pathway anyone can use to become a full-time blogger.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to like it, but...

  • By Oliver Nielsen on 10-08-15

Loved it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-15

Great, hands-on, step-by-step instructions on becoming a better blogger. I've implemented several ideas and have already seen a change.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,745
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,567
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,412

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

So, so good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-15

This book was so good! Entertaining, funny, plenty of dramatic moments. The narrator was FABULOUS! I'm going to find more books he's read, he was that good.

  • The Art of Work

  • By: Jeff Goins
  • Narrated by: Jeff Goins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. It's about the task you were born to do. Through personal experience, compelling case studies, and current research on the mysteries of motivation and talent, Jeff shows listeners how to find their vocations and what to expect along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring!

  • By M.R. on 05-19-15

Love this book!

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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: 09-14-15

I love this book! Jeff is a gifted storyteller and guide. His steps to discovering your life's purpose are clear and concise. A must-read for anyone trying to figure out their calling in life.

  • Louder Than Words

  • Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice
  • By: Todd Henry
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

There has never been a better time to build an audience around your idea or product. But with so many people and companies clamoring for attention, it's also more challenging than ever to do work that deeply resonates with the marketplace and creates true and lasting impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book for Growth

  • By Ashley Beard on 11-12-15

Excellent work by Todd Henry

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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: 09-12-15

Great work, as always, by Todd Henry. Practical advice on how to find your authentic voice as well as loads of encouragement on why you should.