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  • Call the Midwife

  • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,075

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've listened to this year

  • By Richard on 06-12-13

Excellent - a captivating window into another time

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

What did you love best about Call the Midwife?

Well written and perfectly narrated.

What did you like best about this story?

It is very captivating, I love the descriptions of the East End of London at that time, and the character descriptions were perfect.

  • Hands Free Life

  • Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More
  • By: Rachel Macy Stafford
  • Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? Considering the amount of distraction and pressure that exists in society today, living a fulfilling life may seem like an unachievable dream. But it is not - not with the nine habits outlined in this book. New York Times best-selling author and widely known blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A tired message in a boring package

  • By Joe Acevedo on 04-29-16

Not very helpful

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

Reviewed: 01-16-16

What would have made Hands Free Life better?

I found the narration was too animated for a non-fiction book. Also, there was little real content as far as help.

Has Hands Free Life turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hands Free Life?

There were too many stories about the author and her children.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful