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  • The Path Made Clear

  • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 939

Oprah Winfrey shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gave me many doses of just what I needed to hear..

  • By CA Mountain Sea on 03-28-19

Listened Twice!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

The book was so good that I listened twice. .. pausing, stopping and rewinding to savor each lesson. I was already a Super Soul Sunday fan and believe this book should have been longer and covered more areas. It's a coffee table book for sure! Love lov luv it. O Magic.

  • Less

  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,776

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Endearing, funny, but sometimes overly clever

  • By Lili on 07-30-17

DNF. Good narration

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

Reviewed: 04-16-19

The story was flat and you can't blame the narration. Save your time. ..skip Less.

  • The Angel

  • Original Sinners, Book 2
  • By: Tiffany Reisz
  • Narrated by: Lilly Rhodes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren - whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin - is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora's lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury. Her host, the wealthy and uninhibited Griffin Fiske, is thrilled to have Nora stay at his country estate, especially once he meets her traveling companion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 04-09-19

Narration distracted from the story

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Overall good romance story. Finished, but a struggle due to narration. The voice tone and pitch were different and your ears don't adjust until approx. Chapters 10-15.

  • Her Body and Other Parties

  • Stories
  • By: Carmen Maria Machado
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 239

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Breaks needed

  • By Nora on 04-06-18

Terrible, Not terrible..,DNF some stories

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

All of the stories were interesting, except two or three were so bad, did not finish. SVU and Difficult At Parties were too unconnected..very hard to follow, so I stopped. The collection of stories was unique, but differently over hyped.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,469

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

interesting character study

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Very Bridget Jones but a lot darker. You'll hate the ending and it sort of drifted off and you didn't know if the book was complete. Weak ending.