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  • The Dream Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-05-18

Every second is pure perfections

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This book had me from the first word and there were not a boring moment. I felt as if I lived the story and I did not want it to end. The ending was as well crafted as the rest. One of the best this year!

  • Vox

  • By: Christina Dalcher
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial - this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning. Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke 16,000 words a day, but now women only have 100 to make themselves heard. But this is not the end. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time

  • By Morgan Bell on 08-29-18

I have thought about this book for months

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I bought and started listening right off on the release day. Although the middle was less than good, the first and last part made it into my dreams. Every day I am taken back to it if only for a second which makes it highly unique.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Healing the Soul of America - 20th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Now updated with a new introduction by number-one New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson, the 20th anniversary edition of Healing the Soul of America shares her timeless, visionary message of political healing. This is a time, according to Williamson, for Americans to return once again to our first principles, both politically and spiritually. Here, Williamson draws plans to transform the American political consciousness and encourage powerful citizen involvement to heal our society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading

  • By PJ on 09-23-18

How to heal the World

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Reviewed: 08-17-18

These steps makes it natural to be spiritual activist. Let this be taught everywhere. Marianne’s best.

  • Wisdom Rising

  • Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
  • By: Lama Tsultrim Allione
  • Narrated by: Tara Bast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Lama Tsultrim Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine - the tantric dakinis.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new genre is born for anyone

  • By Mia on 07-14-18

A new genre is born for anyone

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Reviewed: 07-14-18

When I heard about this I started waiting for the audio and it is more important than I could have imagined. Far from regular self-development it blends memoir,travel-guide, Holy spiritual text and direct experience of the fruits of applying the steps. It is not a book aimed at Buddhists, it contains a feminist-dive which manages to meet the reader.

For the first time in this life I have found a Lama-la(a dear teacher.) whom openly shares her opinions on politics and by so doing she shows how we can handle #metoo on a personal and collective scale. It’s also one of those rare books that changes each time you listen/read it is perfect it is a must. Please take the journey offered. Thank you Lama-La.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be Famous

  • A Novel
  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

A hilarious, heartfelt sequel to How to Build a Girl, the breakout novel from feminist sensation Caitlin Moran who the New York Times called, "rowdy and fearless... sloppy, big-hearted and alive in all the right ways." You can’t have your best friend be famous if you’re not famous. It doesn’t work. You’re emotional pen-friends. You can send each other letters - but you’re not doing anything together. You live in different countries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She’s done it again.

  • By laura wyant on 07-09-18

Amazingly awesome

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Reviewed: 07-06-18

Oh. Holy Gosh! I must admit I returned the first book in this series and I am beyond thrilled I was guided to this. It should be required reading. If you feel the #metoo needed a manifesto and teaching manual which will make you laugh and cry( more than ones at the same time!) Get ready. This is the perfect way to dive into 90’s, or visit this era of my childhood/youth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lady Be Good

  • By: Amber Brock
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Kitty Tessler is the winsome and clever only child of self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler. Kitty may not have the same pedigree as the tennis club set she admires, but she still sees herself as every inch the socialite - spending her days perfecting her "look" and her nights charming all the blue-blooded boys. It seems like the fun will never end until Kitty's father issues a terrible ultimatum: she may no longer date the idle rich. Instead, Kitty must marry Andre, her father's second-in-command, and take her place as the First Lady of his hotel empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mad men meets “I take you “

  • By Mia on 07-02-18

Mad men meets “I take you “

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This is ice cream for ears. It is light, yet textured. Romantic and clean dealing with class and race in a dignified glamorous way. A page turner unlike other similar romance books released in the summer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Walk Away

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Center
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Uplifting Story

  • By Tropicalart77 on 05-17-18

The truth with tears and laughter

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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: 06-23-18

As a coach with a disability:Please read this A must listen. Authentic,sad funny

  • The Mars Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Kushner
  • Narrated by: Rachel Kushner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 440

Featuring original music by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon! It's 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility, deep in California's Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing novel !

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

Enters your brain - one time listen

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This gripped me from the beginning. I could not stop listening. Unlike “You” and “Hidden bodies”, I felt no sympathy for the characters . I wanted too, but this is hardcore and I hope it will end up as a show because the “cool” chicks in “Orange is the new black” world not make it here a day.

Get ready to listen in one-sitting.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Long Quiet Highway

  • By: Natalie Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Natalie Goldberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Observant and relentlessly honest, Long Quiet Highway starts out as a reflection on the people, places, and experiences that helped best selling author Natalie Goldberg discover the transformational power of writing. Soon it crystallizes into a winding koan that cuts through sentiment to get at the truth of the spiritual life and the discipline needed to achieve it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Woman's Heart

  • By Sg on 01-16-04

Long heavy insight

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

I had given this one the cold shoulder I gave up. Her next memoir “The great failure”looks back on this book and shares her experiences with Roshi in a less glamorous way. It made the second attempt on “Long quiet highway” into a beautifully imperfection of a unique and sacred experience.

  • My Oxford Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078

American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Karen on 05-03-18

Not what I thought built upon plot

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-27-18

I am such a great fan of the narrator and when I read the summary I was awaiting release date as kids for candy.

It started amazingly exciting. I mean working for a female presidential candidate. Yes please!

This one soon became more about being an adult teen who like and loathe her teacher. I gave in and returned it.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful