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Colleen Moon Sorensen

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  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,072

Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This audiobook answers this question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brené's Work Has Changed My Life

  • By Maximus on 01-12-19

Wait..I don't want this book to end!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I love all of Brene's work, yet this one is truly a masterpiece in my opinion. Brene does such a brilliant job of breaking down behaviors and emotions into tangible talking points that makes it so easy for someone like me to immediately implement what she is saying into my life. I especially enjoyed the section on values and how they show up in our lives. Values underpin every decision we make, so of course they need to be understood and reckoned with. Brene shows us how her values show up in her life in good ways and in not so good ways. She also teaches us how to rumble with our stories and how to come out the other side with stronger more viable relationships -- such good stuff! I plan to read and reread this book often until I can full incorporate it's teachings into my leadership roles in life. I was truly sad on my commute this morning when Brene's voice wrapped up the book -- I did not want it to end!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 67,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60,667
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60,456

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

My Compassion Levels Have Risen 10 Fold!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Reading Tara's story was challenging for me, as my heart and soul hurt for her. I found myself being somewhat triggered at different points in the book, yet I kept reading as I was rallying for Tara to persevere. I also found myself checking in with my own levels of compassion towards others who I might quickly dismiss as uneducated or misunderstood. Tara does a brilliant job of pulling you vividly into her story, I could see myself as a character who was raising an eyebrow towards her -- misunderstanding what she is saying or questioning why is she saying what she is saying. Tara's story reminds us that as a public forum, we never really know what goes on in the lives around us, what children are led to believe, what opportunities are given or passed over. While I cringed several times throughout the book, I am so glad I made it to the end, and I feel like I am a better person after having spent time in Tara's story. In order to honor Tara and her story, I vow to listen, truly listen to another who I might otherwise pass off as strange, to see them, to do my best to truly see them for who they are -- regardless of what they know about world history or hygiene. Thank you Tara for sharing this story, you have left a beautiful and kind imprint on my heart.

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  • The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story

  • By: Hyeonseo Lee, David John
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,527

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The grit it must have taken

  • By Lucy on 11-13-17

I am not the same person I was before reading this

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and was mesmerized by what Hyeonseo endured to bring her family out of North Korea. I must admit I knew very little about life within North Korea, and reading this book taught me much more about the subtle ways of thinking and caste system in that region of the world. After having read this book, I have a new level of compassion and adoration for those who flee their homeland, their familiarity, their safe zone in search of something else. This book helped me readdress my own relationship with money, possessions, and comfort. I was truly inspired by Hyeonseo, her courage and her strength to do what she did throughout the book. I give her a standing ovation and am a better person for having read her story.

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  • The Surrender Experiment

  • My Journey into Life's Perfection
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,124

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Highest Path Of Freedom

  • By Caleb G. on 06-12-15

What Am I Reading?

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

This book was recommended to me, but I knew nothing about it prior to opening it's pages. I was so delightfully surprised by the story and teachings in this book that I have shared it with many. I have read it twice and listened to it once via Audible. Mickey Singer takes you on a wild ride of experiences in his life that I found mesmerizing. I also read his other book The Untethered Soul and loved them both. I learned some incredible life lessons through reading his story and feel like I am a better person for having spent time in his books.

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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,964

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18
  • Girl, Wash Your Face
  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis

Girl -- Say It Like It Is

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the style in which is was presented. Similar to Oprah's reading style, listening to Rachel Hollis is purely delightful for me. I felt like she was in my car or sitting on my couch telling me her story with open, raw, and real emotion. I finished her book wanting more from her, which is rare for me. Usually when I finish I am ready to move on to another author or topic. I was almost sad to finish, yet delighted to know I can find other books and ways to hear more from Rachel.