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Debra S. Long

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  • Dear Bob and Sue

  • By: Matt Smith, Karen Smith
  • Narrated by: David Colacci, Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Dear Bob and Sue is the story of our (Matt and Karen Smith's) journey to all 59 US National Parks. We wrote the book as a series of emails to our friends, Bob and Sue, in which we share our humorous and quirky observations. It is at times irreverent, unpredictable, and sarcastic, all in the spirit of humor. We describe a few of our experiences in each park but do not provide an exhaustive overview of each experience or park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By T. Martin on 04-15-18

Entertaining End to End

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

This was a lot of fun, and i intend to listen again. There is humor, and a wonderful way of "seeing" the country as the book goes along. It made me want to climb in an RV and take off for a year or two. It deserves another listen!

  • The Passion Translation: The New Testament (2nd Edition)

  • With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs
  • By: Brian Simmons
  • Narrated by: Brian Simmons
  • Length: 36 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106

The Passion Translation is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every listener an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THERE ARE NO CHAPTER TITLES! JUST ENDLESS NUMBERS

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-18

Insightful, stirring

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-28-19

I love the passion translation, and love to listen as i drive, cook, and even when I need to relax and go to sleep. It brings a freshness to the Scripture, and occasionally a new understanding of the text. For me, I do not listen cover to cover in one episode, but pick it up from day to day and listen for a season, and then set it aside until the next day. I love the ability to just hear the Bible anytime I want to...very lovely.

  • Louder Than Words

  • Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence
  • By: Joe Navarro, Toni Sciarra Poynter
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Why is it that some people have all the elements of success - education, skills, integrity, motivation - but can't seem to move from effectiveness to excellence in their careers? Behavior expert Joe Navarro reveals the long-sought answer. Louder Than Words teaches how to master nonverbal intelligence, the ability to interpret and nonverbal signals - in poker terms, "tells" - in business, to assess and influence others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly useful

  • By Jake on 12-31-13

Interesting, but somewhat repetitive

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-19

I have read other books by this author, and to me they all seem to continually repeat the same message. Initially interesting, and then finally becoming so predictable that I lost interest. Maybe I owe it to him to give it another try. Maybe I was just too distracted by life.

  • The Dented Head of Joey Pigza

  • By: Jack Gantos
  • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,501

From author Jack Gantos comes a brand-new story in the award-winning Joey Pigza series, exclusively on Audible. Joey Pigza wants to be a winner - at everything! And yet, it seems he cannot win. But why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming in an unconventional way - I loved it!

  • By Traci on 09-09-18

LOVE THIS BOOK

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

Written from the eyes of the child with ADHD, with humor, insight, and without a feeling of whining in the least. As a mom of a son who struggled with ADHD, I truly like the way his feelings and experiences ring true. I felt as though often the child is well understood in his school setting also, and that was refreshing.

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,437

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

amazing story

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

I have only one complaint....it is remarkably short, and I wanted it to keep on going for much longer. I felt as though I wasted my credit, in that it only lasts for 1.25 hours...I could have listened much longer.

  • The Case for Miracles

  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 188

This provocative audiobook starts with an unlikely interview in which America’s foremost skeptic builds a seemingly persuasive case against the miraculous. But then Strobel travels the country to quiz scholars to see whether they can offer solid answers to atheist objections. Along the way, he encounters astounding accounts of healings and other phenomena that simply cannot be explained away by naturalistic causes. The audiobook features the results of exclusive new scientific polling that shows miracle accounts are much more common than people think.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Cory Westbrook on 06-01-18

Really great book

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

I loved this book. Now, he is not going to surprise me in the least, as I believe fully in Miracles, and believe they happen every single day. I think we miss some of them, because we aren't looking for the source of goodness, because we do not ask or believe that God will and is acting, and because often we attribute the work of God to luck, or science, or our own powerful thinking. This is a faith-building book, and will help us to see more of the miraculous in our day to day lives.

  • Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight

  • The Six-Week Total-Llife Slim Down
  • By: Peter Walsh
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

A houseful of clutter may not be the only reason people pack on extra pounds, but research proves that it plays a big role. A recent study showed that people with super-cluttered homes were 77 percent more likely to be overweight or obese! In Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight, organizing guru Peter Walsh comes to the rescue with a simple six-week plan to help listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanting More Relationship With Myself and Others

  • By Diane on 07-26-15

Encouraging and motivational.

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

Excellent entrance into the work of down-sizing, & minimalization. He makes an interesting connection between too many belongings, too many calories, and trying to fill a void with things that cannot really fill it. For those who find Marie Kondo overwhelming, this could get you into the frame of mind where you are maybe ready to start paring down your possessions, and creating some order and balance in your life. I found that it did that for me!

  • Identical Strangers

  • A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited
  • By: Elyse Schein, Paula Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Effie Johnson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

This is the astonishing true story of Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, who shared a personal history for more than three decades - and didn't know it. In her mid-30s, Schein finally decided to call an adoption agency to learn about her biological mother. Not expecting much, she instead got the surprise of her life. Her identical twin sister, Bernstein, lived just minutes away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What if you are a twin and don't know it?

  • By Joanne on 07-15-08

So good, and so awful that it is actually true!

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

Really good presentation of a "study" that should never have been done, the effects on the subjects, and the families who were never given the choices they should have had. Eye opening!

  • Sometimes Amazing Things Happen

  • Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward
  • By: Elizabeth Ford MD
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Elizabeth Ford went through medical school unsure of where she belonged. It wasn't until she did her psychiatry rotation that she found her calling - to care for one of the most vulnerable populations of mentally ill people, the inmates of New York City's jails, including Rikers Island, who are so sick that they are sent to the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward for care.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Way Better Than Its Title (I Promise)

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-17

Extraordinary

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

This is exceptional reading...true to life, and stimulates discussion of psychiatric illness, treatment, and the people who choose to labor in the field. Excellent.

  • I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out

  • True Stories of Becoming a Nurse
  • By: Lee Gutkind
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first "sticks", first births, and first deaths and reflect on what gets them though long, demanding shifts and keeps them in the profession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept my interest

  • By C Sterchele on 08-25-15

Intimate look at Nursing

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Reviewed: 02-28-19

I think this is very well done. Gives a pretty good perspective on the nursing profession and the emotions that often flow beneath the surface.