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  • Allie and Bea

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,353

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not see this coming

  • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

Still Thinking About This Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Allie and Bea....one of those rare books you think about long after you have finished reading it!

  • Look Me in the Eye

  • My Life with Asperger's
  • By: John Elder Robison
  • Narrated by: John Elder Robison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits, an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes, had earned him the label "social deviant". No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding Asperger's

  • By Ashley on 11-17-13

Insightful!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I wanted to send this book to my entire family!

Have you listened to any of John Elder Robison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first book I purchased from John Elder Robinson.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Absolutely resonated with me on so many levels.

  • Talking to Crazy

  • How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
  • By: Mark Goulston MD
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

Let's face it: We all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his best-selling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all - the downright irrational.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for my Crazies

  • By Cecilia on 11-01-15

Practical ideas for dealing with the not so logical people in your life!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

I have already started to use some of the ideas in this book with success!

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