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  • The Education of Will

  • A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog
  • By: Patricia B. McConnell
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior - gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs - with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book!

  • By kthompson1004 on 03-22-17

Holy Cow...

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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: 09-11-18

I once had a greyhound EXACTLY like this! And the intestinal explosions she describes--well, there is no way to describe them until you have lived them. I once went into a kitchen at 3am so utterly sprayed with diarrhea that one would have thought it had been sent from a garden sprinkler at full go. And the mindless barking and panic attacks! Man! (The thought that came from several directions, given the whole array of Fiona's symptoms was that some pervert had been using her for beastiality, and it took a year and a half to really get her settled at all, and she stayed a nervous dog her whole life.) McConnell does a good job of telling the tale of a troubled hound and a troubled person. She can get a bit purple in her prose at times, thinking herself more poet than dog trainer, but it's not bad, and I still give it five stars.

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  • The Prodigy

  • A Biography of William James Sidis, America's Greatest Child Prodigy
  • By: Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Aze Fellner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

William Sidis, 1897-1944, was the world's greatest child prodigy. His IQ was an estiamted 50 to 100 points higher than Einstein's, the highest ever recorded or estimated. His father, a pioneer in the field of abnormal psychology, believed that he and his wife could create a genius in the cradle. They hung alphabet blocks over the baby's crib-and within six months little Billy was speaking. At 18 months he was reading The New York Times; at three, Homer in the original Greek. At six he spoke at least seven languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Biography...

  • By Douglas on 09-10-18

Amazing Biography...

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

of perhaps the greatest scientific and mathematical genius of all time--and how his parents and a malicious press made it all go terribly wrong. An enlightening and sobering read.

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  • How I Got Moral Courage - And You Can, Too

  • A Speech by Irshad Manji at New York University
  • By: Irshad Manji
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

What is moral courage? Put simply, it's the willingness to be original, unique, and different from everyone else in your group. And it's one of the hardest things to do. Because you'll have to take criticism from parents, friends, preachers, teachers and bosses who want you to conform. In this brave and thought provoking speech, Irshad Manji addresses New York University students on how to find the courage to live by a bright moral compass. A must listen for anyone seeking the courage to take the road less-traveled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A personal story on Moral Courage

  • By Robert on 03-20-17

A Brave Woman

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-25-18

Heed her words. She speaks truth and stands tall against oppression from all sides, ironically taking the most heat from the very people who ought to be siding most with her.

  • Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the 92nd Street Y on The Trouble with Islam

  • By: Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discuss the trouble with Islam. Irshad Manji is the best-selling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. Manji has been called by The New York Times, "Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare." The winner of Oprah Winfrey's first annual 'Chutzpah Award,' Manji is currently a visiting fellow at Yale University and is producing a feature film about what there is to love within Islam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope for Islam

  • By Myrna on 05-02-07

Brave Women...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-18

who speak truth and put their lives on the line to prove it. They are called anti-Muslims and Islamophobes---but what speaks louder than the fact that Ayaan has a price on her head for saying what she does? "Islam is oppressive!' "No it isn't! And we will kill you to prove it!"

  • Infidel

  • By: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903

This New York Times best-seller is the astonishing life story of award-winning humanitarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A deeply respected advocate for free speech and women's rights, Hirsi Ali also lives under armed protection because of her outspoken criticism of the Islamic faith in which she was raised.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tough, Candid Assessment

  • By Paul Mullen on 02-18-08

A True Heroine...

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Reviewed: 08-09-18

Listen to this woman's deep truth... That is all one need say about this book

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing dystopian preview of tidal wave

  • By smarmer on 11-10-17

Brilliant...

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Reviewed: 07-08-18

The clearest and purest voice, along perhaps with Peter Hitchens, of the social prophets. A book as important now for America as for Europe.

  • Life on a Little Known Planet

  • A Biologist's View of Insects and their World
  • By: Howard Ensign Evans
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

This classic book is natural history at its best. The world of insects is Howard Evans' "little-known planet," the realm of the cockroach and the cricket, the wasp and the bedbug. With the precision and authority of a distinguished biologist, and the wit and grace of an accomplished writer, Howard Evans muses on the uniqueness of dragonflies, the romantic impulses of butterflies, the musicianship of crickets, and the mysteries of the firefly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some of my favorite bug groups!

  • By Anne on 02-16-04

Eloquent and beautiful...

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Reviewed: 06-14-18

in its poetic richness in its scientific information. This is a magnificent book for thinker, entomologist,, poet or philosopher.

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  • Inside of a Dog

  • What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
  • By: Alexandra Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

Have you ever wondered what your dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you can finally know! The answers will surprise and delight you as scientist and dog owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great insight to a dog 's life

  • By Jesus on 07-11-16

Interesting...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

and scientific approach to a dog's life. It will make you see the world through your pet's eyes.

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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,437

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Overall Good...

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

But his repetition of Disney folklore and mythology is bloody tedious. His crying during the audible version is self indulgent, unprofessional and unforgivable. One remembers Jerry Lewis ' maudlin "Never Walk Alone" and wretches.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Breakfast at Sally's

  • One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
  • By: Richard LeMieux
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Once a happily married businessman, an avid golfer, and the proud owner of several luxury cars and three boats, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this now classic memoir that has touched thousands of readers across the globe, LeMieux describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling look at homelessness

  • By Daryl on 01-13-14

Penetrating look into the lives of the homeless...

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I wish he would have told the story of how he ended up on the streets, but the portraits that he paints here are vivid and touching.

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