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  • It's OK That You're Not OK

  • Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
  • By: Megan Devine
  • Narrated by: Megan Devine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 122

Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides - as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner - Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transfigurative treatise on grief

  • By Robert B. Davis on 10-20-17

I can't decide if I like this book

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I listened to this whole book but from beginning to end I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. There is stuff in the book I found helpful such as the chapters on the physical/mental changes one can experience after a loss, but much of it is very repetitive, comes from a place of anger, and as the author even admits, is contradictory. She states at the beginning that this book won't be for everyone and that is ok. As she says as we proceed on this grief journey there will be things that will help and things that won't and it's OK that this changes over time. I would recommend this book for people to at least try and if it turns out it isn't helpful understand that is OK and move on until you do find something that helps.

  • The End of Alzheimer's

  • The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
  • By: Dale E. Bredesen MD
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer's outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both exciting and frustrating

  • By RealWoman8 on 10-16-17

Very interesting, the jury is still out...

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

My mom has dementia/Alzheimer's, and they diagnosed her mom with it years ago before she died in 2000, so I hope for her sake and mine that this protocol is effective. However, it is too soon to know for sure. At the very least I think it is worth looking in to and considering. If there is even a chance it could be helpful I can't see what we have to loose other than some time and money. Both of which will be more of an issue if my mom gets worse and she needs a nursing home. Preventing that from happening for as long as possible is the key thing now. Doing nothing is a guarantee nothing will happen, doing something opens the door to hope, even if it ends in not having the optimal result. Trying at least gives a short term hope and for me that could be worth it.

  • Some Kind of Wonderful

  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Emily Atack
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

When the love of your life says you're not The One, who are you? Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since the first week of university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they're about to get engaged. Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiancé and no future. Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's ideal 'better half'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable light read

  • By Janet on 12-03-17

Enjoyable light read

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

This is the first of her books and I enjoyed it. I wonder if she will right about Natalia next.

  • The Creakers

  • By: Tom Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Tom Fletcher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Mitchell on 10-16-17

Delightful read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Really enjoyed it. The narrator was good and the story was too. I would recommend this book.

  • Where the Light Gets In

  • Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
  • By: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Michael J. Fox - foreword
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a tragic secret: Her mother had been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia called primary progressive aphasia at the age of 61.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I had this book sooner

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-16

Touching

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

It was hard to hear at times, especially if you are dealing with a parent with some form of dementia, but still worth the listen.

  • In the Barren Ground

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Cara Gee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn't mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child. But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Stop Thinking About This Book

  • By Texas Traveler on 07-24-17

I wanted to know how the story ended...

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

dispite the narrator not being the best. When the story started I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but I hung in and the story keep me interested until the end. I didn't dislike the narrator as much as some reviewers stated, but I would say she was just ok. Too bad it was a solo book, it has the potential for a good series.

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,832

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

very enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-16

I have really enjoyed the Lady Julia Grey series and I hoped this series would be good too. It didn't disappoint. I'm really looking forward to the next book. I hope it doesn't take them long to put it on audio!

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  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I freakin loved this book!

  • By Maria on 10-20-14

so funny!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-16

I laughed out loud so many times while listening to this book. I can't remember the last time I've done that. Anyone who has struggled with loosing weight can appreciate this book.

  • Don't Waste Your Cancer

  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

How are we as Christians called to respond when cancer invades our lives, whether our own bodies or those of our friends and family? On the eve of his own cancer surgery, John Piper writes about cancer as an opportunity to glorify God. With pastoral sensitivity, compassion, and strength, Piper gently but firmly acknowledges that we can indeed waste our cancer when we don’t see how it is God’s good plan for us and a hope-filled path for making much of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Encouraging Look at Our Struggles

  • By C. Suriano on 09-10-13

thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

I really liked it. It's something I will want to listen to it more than once because there is a lot to think about.

  • Midsummer Night

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Brisbane has taken charge of the music. Julia has, perhaps mistakenly, allowed her sisters to choose the dress. And Belmont Abbey is overflowing with guests awaiting the blessed day. What could go wrong? Combine the close-knit chaos of village life, pagan traditions bursting through staid Victorian conventions, and the congenial madness that tends to swirl around Lady Julia's family and you get an unforgettable wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wedding novella

  • By Kimberly on 03-26-18

Glad the story was finally told

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-15

I don't mind the wedding story was shorter. I'm just glad the story was finally told.