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  • The Indignities of Being a Woman

  • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for,everyone..but I laughed A LOT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-19

Not for,everyone..but I laughed A LOT!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

If you don't at least have a feminist flag stored in your closet somewhere, if you are a Donald Trump fan and/or apologist; or if you are troubled by some pretty raunchy language..this may not be for you. I day "may not" because I detest bad language but I still laughed a lot as I listened. if you need a good laugh and some female comiseration, I highly recommend!

31 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Paper Princess

  • By: Erin Watt
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

These Royals will ruin you...Ella Harper is a survivor - a pragmatic optimist. She's spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she'll climb out of the gutter. After her mother's death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Angsty YA Steprother type book

  • By Ana's Attic on 02-16-17

Trashy.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

The sexual exploits of unmonitored 17 year olds is not my idea of appropriate material. it's pretty creepy in fact.

  • Runabout

  • By: Pamela Morsi
  • Narrated by: Stevie Puckett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Spring, 1916. Best friends Tulsa May Bruder and Luther Briggs are on a mission. After a very public jilting, everybody is looking at Tulsa May with such sad, sorrowful eyes. Can a pretend romance turn that pity into gossip? The plain preacher's daughter and the handsome heartthrob with the bad reputation. Would anyone even believe it? Convincing the town requires moonlit walks, stolen kisses, and a brassiere used as a fanbelt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • dreadful narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-18-18

Cute story. Light reading.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Fun Summer listen. Love this author's reference to the era. Endearing main characters.
Needs edits for pronunciation.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Warrior Goddess Training Program

  • Becoming the Woman You Are Meant to Be
  • By: HeatherAsh Amara
  • Narrated by: HeatherAsh Amara
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

With The Warrior Goddess Training Program, HeatherAsh Amara guides us through her book's 10 transformative lessons, enriched here with many new tools developed in her popular workshops. This practice-intensive experience merges the Toltec values of fearless self-reflection and determination, Buddhist insights for finding clarity and presence, and Earth-based goddess principles of pleasure, creative play, and unconditional love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! Feeling lost....this will help you find you!

  • By Sandy I. on 12-31-16

I just can't....

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This is just not for me. I tried to stay with it, but kept thinking "this girl has too much time on her hands." Inner thought is important, but in the real world, stuff has to get done.
And on a more serious note. The author says she was recovering from sexual abuse, but she doesn't remember it and doesn't know who did it or what happened. Huh? I will never question someone's trauma..but this left me terribly confused. If she doesn't remember what, when, who and how, why does she believe this happened?

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Unremembered Girl

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,258

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather - a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric - from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Andoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family - something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Simpsons on 11-14-17

The author is quite a story teller but..depressing

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I think maybe I wasn't in the right mood for this. The story is well written. Interesting characters. And I don't understand the complaints about the narrator. But, the story is so terribly sad...just sad.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the best of all times

  • By Neuron on 02-25-18

So much food for thought.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

This is the best kind of book, the kind that reminds you to re-evaluate what you believe to be the current state of affairs in our world. Even on topics I didn't agree with, he gave me a lot to consider.

  • Menopause and Beyond

  • New Wisdom for Women
  • By: Christiane Northrup
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

This groundbreaking program, based on Dr. Christiane Northrup's best seller The Wisdom of Menopause, focuses on four key areas uppermost in the minds of women 50+. They are: heart health, hormone therapy, diet, and sexuality. Dr. Northrup also presents a five-step program that guarantees weight loss if adhered to as directed.With cutting-edge medical information and guidance, she invites midlife women to embrace their inner wisdom and transform the second half of their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Much better version than another book I purchased

  • By Stacey on 10-04-12

I like Dr. Northrup..but this needed video.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This was the recording of a live presentation. I found it difficult to follow. I actually returned this and will opt for one of her books. c
Certainly not $9 here.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bookshop on the Corner

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect books for her readers. But can she write her own happy ever after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book lovers the world over, the New York Times best-selling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading

  • By Alexis☺ on 05-28-17

Fun read.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Sweet story. Great narration. Made me want to create a cozy reading corner...preferably in Scotland!

  • Girl Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
  • By: Cara Alwill Leyba
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge, Kate Orsini, Kyla Garcia, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984

For fans of Girl Boss by Sophie Amoruso, I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones and You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero comes the latest book from best-selling author, entrepreneur, and master life coach Cara Alwill Leyba. Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ah. Millenials.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

Ah. Millenials.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

The reviews disagree with me, so I assume this book and I are just a poor match.
If I hear the word "journey" again today, I may forget all my inner peace and ask the universe to wack somebody on the head. The author's story of finding the perfect salon to get her mink lash extensions gave me pause. It was her rapturous recounting of the time she took a town car to buy a Chanel purse that finished me off. I'm a mother of grown children and now a new grandmother. This whole 'purse that cost twice as much as my first car' phenomenon is beyond ridiculous. But she's young..she'll learn.

So, if you are an ambitious 20/30 something and are new to positive thinking and sending out good energy to get good energy back; if you like the idea of mink lash extensions (seriously?) you may very well enjoy this book. If, on the other hand, you are a more mature person who has lived through the fads and fancies of superficiality, look elsewhere. It's hard to get a reinvigorating shot of positivity when you are hearing from the wife of an NBA star or a reality TV personality about how they run their businesses and get everything done. Hmm ..ready cash maybe?

In summary, road weary pragmatists beware! The info is standard positive cheerleader stuff. A great message, but the messenger may not resonate for everyone.

219 of 240 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of a Legend

  • Guardian of Scotland, Volume 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives, the weapon that murdered her husband, morph into great swords and dirks. Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman's sword, she is hurled into the midst of a bloody 13th-century battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By seelk on 05-07-16

If you're going to write a book, finish it.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

I understand the concept of increasing revenue on a story line by breaking it into multiple books..but this was ridiculous. The book just stopped.

Story was ok. I found myself uncomfortable reading such an intimate fictional story about a real person. Bringing historical figures into a story as supporting characters is one thing. This seems disrespectful.

The narrator has a good voice, but the extremely precise enunciation wasn't comfortable to my Midwestern American ears.

I will not be listening further in this series.

6 of 14 people found this review helpful