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  • Father Fiction

  • Chapters for a Fatherless Generation
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Kelly Ryan Dolan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

A memoir with a message, this audiobook shares the angst of a boy growing up without a father and how he found his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sometimes...

  • By Kyle on 05-19-10

Classic Don - cutting and profound

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Reviewed: 03-31-19

A needed read for anyone. Simple yet profound in Miller’s classic style. Read this book

  • Heavy

  • By: Kiese Laymon
  • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868

Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be prepared

  • By Amy Bannor on 10-30-18

Raw and Real and Poignant

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Reviewed: 02-08-19

We need this book today.

Brokenness and joy and connection are universal and we need to hear stories like this to bring us all slightly closer.

  • What Did You Expect?

  • Redeeming the Realities of Marriage
  • By: Paul Tripp
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world. Yet, in pastor Paul Tripp's professional experience, the majority of couples enter marriage with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared for the day-to-day realities of married life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required listening/reading no matter how short or long you've been married!!!

  • By T-Bird Randy on 04-18-16

It hurt him much I needed this

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Reviewed: 01-07-19

I’m not married yet, and this was such a helpful wake up call. Wonderfully written

  • Do the Work

  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988

Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Powerhouse of Motivation

  • By Sara on 08-02-14

Read if you want to do anything

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

Speaks brilliantly to the condition of all those who want to put anything new or daring into the world.

  • Dopesick

  • By: Beth Macy
  • Narrated by: Beth Macy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly sad scary and informative.

  • By Roberta Rose on 08-13-18

A must-read for anyone with a pulse

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

A masterfully written account of this highly relevant and devastating topic! The accounts broke my heart and humanized this issue that I was far too ignorant about before reading this book.

  • Leap First

  • Creating Work That Matters
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

Recorded in an intimate gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs, writers, and leaders, Leap First teaches us 49 essential principles, practices, and life lessons that have helped Seth the most in his own work and life. More than an audiobook or keynote speech, each track here presents a carefully chosen catalyst intended to trigger our own passion and insight with each listening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content but audio needs to improve

  • By Jun on 03-10-15

So prime!

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Reviewed: 08-29-18

Wish this would go on for hours, such a nice presentation, never can get enough of this kind of live delivery from Seth.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,209

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Beautiful and stirring

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Reviewed: 08-28-18

A beautiful human story that I could not stop listening to. Complex and thought provoking

  • Scary Close

  • Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy
  • By: Donald Miller, Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Webb Wilder
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving. It is a story about knocking down old walls to create a healthy mind, a strong family, and a satisfying career. And it all feels like a conversation with the best kind of friend: smart, funny, true, important. Scary Close is Donald Miller at his best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book frustrating recording

  • By Tex Warren on 03-25-15

A wonderful look at the self's need for connection

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Reviewed: 09-14-17

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

This book helps explain what we all know but have a hard time putting into words or admitting to ourselves. A super enjoyable listen

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