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  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,100

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not Romantic, Not Joyous, and Not for Me

  • By D. Fields on 12-01-18

Loved this story!

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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: 01-24-19

The beginning was a little slow but, once the story progressed, I was hooked! I definitely recommend this book!

  • Angels in My Hair

  • The True Story of a Modern-Day Irish Mystic
  • By: Lorna Byrne
  • Narrated by: Sile Bermingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

For as long as she can remember, Lorna Byrne has seen angels. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the otherworldly beings who always accompanied her. Yet in the eyes of adults, her abnormal behavior was a symptom of mental deficiency. Today, sick and troubled people from around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and even theologians of different faiths seek her guidance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stodgy beginning but well worth perservering

  • By Karen Campbell on 05-06-09

Amazing! I was sad for this book to end<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-18

If you love stories on real world, supernatural, and spiritual experiences then you'll love this book. I highly recommend!

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,282

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Good Points. Redundant

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I was able to take away some good key points from this book however, the author had a tendency to be overly redundant with certain points. I think this book was a lot longer than it needed to be.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,127

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

A Must Read!

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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: 11-20-18

I read this book so quickly. The story line was engaging to listen to and the narrator fit the part perfectly. I definitely recommend this book.

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

Must Read!

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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: 10-18-18

I loved this book, it had such a great story and lessons to it. It also had great tips for meditation. I highly recommend this book, it totally changed my outlook on life.

  • Wisdom of Self-Acceptance

  • Overcoming Anxiety About Imperfection
  • By: Tara Brach
  • Narrated by: Tara Brach
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

What would life be like if we lived wihtout anxiety about our imperfections? Is it really possible to accept ourselves so fully? Tara Brach answers an emphatic "yes" in The Wisdom of Self-Acceptance. Join this clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher as she shows you how to free yourself from the grip of insecurities about being good enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, but you might want to buy the full book

  • By Elle L.F. on 01-21-15

Healing Advice

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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: 08-20-18

I loved this little book. There's some great nuggets in here. I reccomend this to everyone!

  • The TB12 Method

  • How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
  • By: Tom Brady
  • Narrated by: Tom Brady, Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 729

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at 39 years old - a deeply practical "athlete's bible" that reveals Brady's revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By musicislife on 01-09-18

Good read

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This book has some good key points in it, some of it was also unnecessary detail on specific methods. I'm glad I read this book though, some of the methods have helped me to not experience back pain as much as I was.

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,850

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than just a self-help book

  • By Jason Crawford on 08-06-18

It's Basic Ideas

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

There's some good points in here but, its mostly things you probably already know. Its good to check out if you're struggling with negative selftalk.

  • What Do You Care What Other People Think?

  • Further Adventures of a Curious Character
  • By: Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman's last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sure You're Joking is much better.

  • By Jose on 12-29-16

Very Technical and not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I wanted to read something a little different so, I tried this book. It seemed very interesting in the sample however, the book droned on and on about avionics and intricate detailed things that I have no interest in. I'd say this book is great if you have a background in engineering or avionics.

  • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

  • A 10% Happier How-to Book
  • By: Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word namaste without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to embrace a practice he'd long considered ridiculous. Harris discovered that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him significantly less annoying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On-target help. Thank you, Dan and Jeff.

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-30-17

Good start for meditation

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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: 03-15-18

Dan Harris and his friend Jeff go over the basics of meditation. This book is great for beginners of meditation; however I did find it redundant from the constant convincing why meditation is so good for everyone. I would recommend this book to those struggling with a daily routine of meditation.