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  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,631

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

She saved me today.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

What a treasure the book is. laugh, cry, laugh while crying. helps you hold on. confounds you and confirms your existence. makes you laugh some more. Lovely Chaos.

  • All the Birds in the Sky

  • By: Charlie Jane Anders
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,505

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too twee for me.

  • By Amy on 03-13-17

I love this book so!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-16

Layered, smart, unpredictable, and do right. love the style, timely use if words, flawed and loveable main characters (including tree and petition) just a delight. And speaks to my experience in a surprising way. I'm guessing many others will feel the same. will read at least two more times.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • No Bad Kids

  • Toddler Discipline Without Shame
  • By: Janet Lansbury
  • Narrated by: Janet Lansbury
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212

Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. No Bad Kids is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely worth it!

  • By Jess on 07-16-15

This is the most helpful book I have ever read.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

Reading this book taught me how to have healthy, peaceful interactions with all the children in my life. It's magic. The bonus? It also taught me how to do this with the adults in my life as well. Sound concepts. Magic.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Obituary Society

  • By: Jessica L. Randall
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather's house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias. Lila is charmed by the people of Auburn, from the blue-eyed lawyer with the Southern drawl to the little old lady who unceasingly tries to set Lila up with her grandson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and quirkiness fills this story cover-to-cover!

  • By Chris on 03-04-18

I loved hearing this book. it's really fabulous.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

great nostalgia and suspense. I also laughed out loud many times. the imagery was nice too. hope she does many more. good for a road trip or commute.

  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

  • By: Aimee Bender
  • Narrated by: Aimee Bender
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 231

On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Going to Read the Actual Book

  • By Victoria on 07-11-10

I hope this book survived a thousand years

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

even if your just take the story at face value, its a classic. but why would you ever stop there?

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,742
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,756

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • But No....

  • By Josh on 11-04-14

delightful veer from the norm

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

loved it, nice change, great characters. I really liked the gear and the light and the main character of course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,127
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,175

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

Yeah, its all that.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

I NEED the sequel like a bad tooth needs to be pulled. if it doesn't come out tomorrow I just might die!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Firelight

  • By: Sophie Jordan
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 771

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a drakia descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY! READ THE ABRIDGED VERSION THOUGH

  • By Jennifer on 05-19-11

Fun Idea, Too Much Angst, and Over Described

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

Reviewed: 12-23-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I tried, I really did. Fun premise, idea, but come one, if one more shudder ran through her I was gonna scream... we get it, you yearn for him, now get to the parts about being a dragon already!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Really fun idea.

Any additional comments?

Maybe I just needed to be a teenager to read it...or someone who liked Twilight.