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Miranda Mathewson

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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,719

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal book!

  • By A. Potter on 01-16-16

Beautiful and necessary

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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: 11-20-18

Thank you, Paul, for writing this beautiful piece of work. Thank you, Lucy, for making sure that this book was published. It has changed who I am for the better.

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,838
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,835

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read by the author, my eye!

  • By smartchickdina on 12-30-12

So inspiring!

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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: 08-17-18

Loved this book! Inspired me to take my biz and my life to a whole new level ❤️👍☺️

  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

Cry/laugh is my new thing

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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: 04-20-18

This book inspired my first ever audible blog post. I laugh cried a lot. Some of it was funny/sad (sad considering that Carrie and Debbie are gone), but overall it was a touching, and funny, listen. Loved it!

  • Shadow Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,616

In Shadow Prey, the crackling sequel to Rules of Prey, Twin Cities sleuth Lucas Davenport teams up with NYPD Lieutenant Lily Rothenberg to track down an elusive killer known only as Shadow Love. Among the victims are a Minneapolis slumlord, a judge from Oklahoma City, and a Manhattan politician. The murder weapon is a Native American ceremonial knife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Top 3 out of his 23 Davenport Novels

  • By G.Monie on 06-24-13

Liked it and going to get the next one

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This book was a little too high in testosterone for me, but I’m drawn to keep moving forward in the series anyway. I have a feeling the characters have a lot of room to develop and I’m looking forward to seeing where the author takes them.

  • #GIRLBOSS

  • By: Sophia Amoruso
  • Narrated by: Sara Jes Austell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774

The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story, Inspiring - but not practical

  • By Angela on 05-01-15

Super inspiring!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I love everything about this. It put a fire under my ass to make things happen. I will definitely listen to it again.

  • Honeymoon with Murder

  • A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 4
  • By: Carolyn G. Hart
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance, and detective Max Darling are finally tying the knot, but a bizarre sequence of events threatens to unravel this blissful marriage before it begins. The ceremony is barely over when the phone rings and a woman on the other end of the line screams bloody murder! The newlyweds rush to the scene of the crime only to discover that Ingrid Jones, Annie's bookstore assistant, has vanished, leaving the body of a neighborhood Peeping Tom on her living room rug.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • honeymoon w murder

  • By Claudia Tanseer on 11-19-16

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I love listening to the books in this series! This one in particular made me think more to figure out whodunnit. Took me longer than usual. A fun trip, for sure.

  • The ONE Thing

  • The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  • By: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
  • Narrated by: Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,907

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Helpful Book!

  • By Marisela Gutierrez on 04-01-17

Useful and applicable!

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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: 09-21-17

I enjoyed this book from start to end and will listen to it again. I appreciated the insights and applicable suggestions. I am already thinking differently about how I approach my days.

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  • Warrior Mom

  • 7 Secrets to Bold, Brave Resilience
  • By: JJ Virgin CNS CHFS
  • Narrated by: JJ Virgin CNS CHFS
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times best-selling author JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap in to an indomitable mind-set, trust her instincts, and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son's life - and her own. She'll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mind-set.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Book

  • By Anonymous User on 09-08-17

Thank you!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I have been following JJ Virgin for years before the accident that this book details even happened. She was an inspiration to me before and is more so now after having soaked this book in.

  • Younger

  • A Groundbreaking Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years
  • By: Sara Gottfried
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code - the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity - can play a minor role in the way you age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Terrible Narrator.

  • By Melissa on 04-07-17

Love! Will share with all the women I know!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Thank you for this book. I found it not only full of useful and applicable information, but also it inspired me. I am going to share this with every woman I know.

  • She Means Business

  • Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
  • By: Carrie Green
  • Narrated by: Carrie Green
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

Are you ready to turn your ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business? There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection, you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success. In this book Carrie Green shows you how. Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20. She knows what it's like to be an ambitious and creative woman.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst book ever

  • By Kira on 10-09-17

You inspired me!

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

I feel so alone on my entrepreneurial journey and feel like I've been at it forever, with very little to show for it. Your book inspired me to continue on! I am very grateful and will definitely recommend this book to others.