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Sarah Canning Howroyd

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  • Pain Killer

  • An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic
  • By: Barry Meier
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, Pain Killer takes a hard-hitting look at how a powerful drug touted as the salvation for millions triggered a national tragedy. At its inception, the legal narcotic OxyContin was seen as a pharmaceutical dream, a "wonder" drug that would herald a sea change in medical care while reaping vast profits for its maker. It did do that; but it also unleashed a public health crisis that cut a swath of despair and crime through unsuspecting small towns, suburbs, and cities across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • White on White Crime: The Rich kill the Poor.

  • By Ian on 01-25-19

Rivetingly accurate portrayal of the opioid crisis

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book was amazing, well researched and accurate. I do a lot of work surrounding the opioid crisis and learned things from this book. A must read for anyone wanting to better understand the inner workings of how American got where it is present day with Opioids.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,030

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

Fabulous Depiction of REALITY!

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

James Comey did an outstanding job with this book. I listened to it in its entirety in less than 24 hours. It is so clear that Comey embodies so many admirable characteristics such as honesty, integrity, dignity, ethics, and upholding the American constitution. My how I wish he was our current president. It also saddens me that such an accomplished professional could be so frivolously and vindictively let go over a narcissist dictators insecurities. The truth will set you free, and it’s my hope the great work of James Comey and the FBI will set our country free in coming weeks and months!

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  • Russian Roulette

  • By: David Corn, Michael Isikoff
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the US election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a sleeper with critically important info

  • By luvdata on 05-07-18

Terrifyingly Eye Opening

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Reviewed: 04-12-18

This book made me tear up in rage... I still cannot believe or comprehend the level of malice, deception, and vindictiveness from the Russian government. It is a very sad time in the world when entire countries will go to such lengths in an attempt to flex power. Sadly, this has resulted in the most laughably devastating president in American history. Great read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love Brené Brown, do not love this reader.

  • By Patricia on 11-21-17
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Karen White

As All Brene Brown works AMAZING!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-05-18

I adore all titles composed by Brene Brown and she gives me great pride in being a fellow social worker! She explains the human condition in such a well-thought out and empathetic manner. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting better themselves either professionally or personally speaking. A++++ work!

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,210

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

Best book I’ve read in a very, very long time!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This is one of the best business books I’ve read in a very long time but also worthwhile for General life principles as well!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How Successful People Lead

  • Taking Your Influence to the Next Level
  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works. It is not generated by your title. To be more than a boss people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and invest in people. You need to build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders. By combining the advice contained in this audiobook with skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership - where your influence extends beyond your immediate reach for the benefit of others.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The book of Successful Lists

  • By mark on 04-23-15

Loved the book but it felt redundant of his others...

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Reviewed: 03-11-18

Great book, but again it did feel a bit redundant of John Maxwell’s other leadership books! Overall, great read though!

  • See Jane Lead

  • 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work
  • By: Lois P. Frankel PhD
  • Narrated by: Lois P. Frankel PhD
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Most women may not realize it, but they already possess the qualities to make them great leaders. Unfortunately, these natural capabilities are being suppressed by their need to follow the rules they were taught in childhood for how little girls were supposed to behave. In this breakthrough audiobook, Dr. Frankel shows women how to overcome these self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent them from realizing their full managerial potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book, but it needs an update!

  • By Sarah Canning Howroyd on 03-09-18

Loved this book, but it needs an update!

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

I loved this book, it’s a great read! The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I’d like to see an updated addition for more modernized times! Amazing otherwise!

  • Drug Dealer, MD

  • How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop
  • By: Anna Lembke MD
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it's built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long overdue

  • By Hungurr on 05-06-18

Must read!!!

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Reviewed: 02-26-18

Opioid Use Disorder is my area of expertise and this book is a must read. The author lays out the scientific data, research and history of how we collectively got where we are today as a society.

  • Chess Not Checkers

  • Elevate Your Leadership Game
  • By: Mark Miller
  • Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

In his latest business fable, top leadership author Mark Miller tells the story of newly appointed CEO Blake Brown, who takes over a company distressed by poor performance and low morale. Nothing Blake learned from his previous job seems to help him deal with the bigger, more complex problems he now faces. The game has changed. As his new mentor points out, Blake is playing a simple game of checkers when he should be playing chess.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chess Not Checkers can be an interesting metaphor for business strategy.

  • By Steven on 07-29-15

Love Mark Miller Books!

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Reviewed: 02-24-18

I love Mark Miller books because they are succinct but pack a lot of leadership advice and experience! Anyone who leads should read this book!

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Important points, anemic delivery

  • By Dara Burwell on 03-13-16

Love this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-23-18

This is my second Brene Brown boom in a week and I’m so glad I read it! I’ve felt the vast majority of the instances she wrote about!