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  • The Courage to Become

  • Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood
  • By: Catia Hernandez Holm
  • Narrated by: Catia Hernandez Holm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Too often we are guarded, afraid to share the unvarnished truth about our journeys - only to find that the glossing over hinders us from authentic connection and consequently joy. Holm bravely lets the listener in on the path she has taken, while trying to gain the courage to become who she is meant to be, including all of the surprising, confusing and awkward moments she encountered along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly inspiring!

  • By Christiana on 01-22-18

Truly inspiring!

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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: 01-22-18

Catia meets you right where you are continually pulling you in. I experienced my marriage, pregnancy (and so on) differently, but that is the point. We have love and encouragement for one another in all of our stories. I truly enjoyed listening as if I was with a friend with some knowledge to impart. Thank you Catia for inspiring me and others!

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,915
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,823

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Everyone needs to read this book

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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: 12-12-17

Incredible!! Let this book change your life! It has changed mine. Been Brown is an incredible researcher, speaker and writer. I hope to meet her one day. I am truly floored by her work.

  • The Beauty of Darkness

  • The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, full cast
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda, and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed. Best-selling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and action makes this a riveting listen for teens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and LOVED the narrators

  • By Dawn Danner on 04-23-18

Incredible end to the trilogy!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

This has quickly become one of my favorite trilogies! This book was everything the end of the trilogy needed and so much more! I absolutely loved it!

  • Turbo Twenty-Three

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,534

Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story line beyond repair

  • By GH on 11-29-16

Same ol same ol

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Boring and mundane, Stephanie needs to make progress! I am very disappointed in this book, it is the 23rd in the series and nothing has changed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Malice at the Palace

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,056

While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen - especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Longtime Fan No More

  • By S. Hunt on 08-21-15

awesome!

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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: 09-22-16

This has been my fav of this series! such a fun hook and exciting mystery! Love the ghosts!

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,375

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

WOW...

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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: 08-06-16

incredible! such a heartwrenching story. I cried so many times and yet am still happy I experienced this book and I mean EXPERIENCED this book, not just a listen.

  • The Glittering Court: The Glittering Court, Book 1

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 995

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this story!

  • By Anna Erikssön Bendewald on 04-15-16

Loved it!

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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: 05-24-16

Couldn't get enough! kept me interested the entire time! Had a fun new appeal to it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Crown

  • The Selection, Book 5
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you...and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult - and more important - than she ever expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SPOILERS

  • By Molly on 05-07-16

Amazing as always!!

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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: 05-06-16

I was not let down by this last book in one of my favorite series. Beautiful and surprising! Loved it!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Winner's Kiss

  • By: Marie Rutkoski
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people - and certainly more than she cared for him. At least that's what he thinks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The good overwhelmingly outweighs the bad.

  • By Jen on 07-01-16

Perfection!

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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: 04-02-16

My favorite of all the series <3 Incredibly done. I was on the edge of my seat so much if the time. I loved it!

  • Passenger, Book 1

  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn't even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings

  • By Margaret on 01-25-16

Confusing and boring.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

I did not get attached to or care for these characters at all and the way the story was writen was confusing and there was a lot that did not make sense. It was boring and drawn out.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful