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  • A Forever Thing

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Fancy Lynn Sawyer says that before she'll even think about the M word, a man has to say the three magic words, but 'I love you' isn't enough. He has to promise her a forever thing. She intends to find her forever thing in Florida, her home since she was 15, so she wasn't even looking for it when she comes to Texas to help her grandmother. With a job at the elementary school lined up, Fancy Lynn moves but she intends to stay only until her grandmother regains her health. Theron Warren has absolutely no intention of falling in love again. His one failed marriage was painful enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cute and clean

  • By AmazonShopper_Kate on 02-06-17

Rather dull story

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

Boring listen for a boring drive through boring West Texas. Good book for mowing the yard, or sitting and knitting.

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  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

Stop at the end of Chapter 6

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I read this book for personal help, to get past the sink hole where I currently dwell . Chapters 1-6 were helpful. I felt in Chapter 7 the authors took a hard right turn and jumped on a soapbox. Appropriate for a different book, not this one.

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