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  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,265

Brené Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her research-based, courage-building program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Similar, but insightful nonetheless

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-18

Life changing.

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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: 10-24-18

This book should be required for everyone. I love that reads it herself. This book gave me words for feelings I didn’t understand. Thank you.

  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,472

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Heartwarming

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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: 08-30-18

This was a wonderful book to listen to. Bahni has a voice like butter, I enjoyed every word. The story was so sweet, it brought me to tears. Thank you Laila and Bahni for a fabulous few hours.

  • An American Tragedy

  • By: Theodore Dreiser
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 34 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

An American Tragedy is the story of Clyde Griffiths, who spends his life in the desperate pursuit of success. On a deeper, more profound level, it is the masterful portrayal of the society whose values both shape Clyde's ambitions and seal his fate; it is an unsurpassed depiction of the harsh realities of American life and of the dark side of the American dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a period piece, still resonant

  • By beatrice on 05-31-12

Girl’s voices were lacking

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Not very realistic, story kept my attention. It is a long one! I liked it.

  • Talk of the Town

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

In this compelling tale by Lisa Wingate - award winning author of the national best-seller Lone Star Café - the associate producer of TV's hottest show fears Amber Amberson's tiny Texas hometown already knows its Amber who is an American Megastar finalist. But after several hilarious culture clashes, the Hollywood pro enlists the help of the quirky townsfolk when the sweet and naïve Amber goes missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By patricia galarza on 07-14-16

Couldn’t get past the first hour

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

It was like listening to a Carol Burnett show. Irritating to listen to. Not happy.

  • Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End

  • Book 3
  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,120

When 22-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End is the last book in Worth's memoir trilogy, which the Times Literary Supplement described as "powerful stories with sweet charm and controlled outrage" in the face of dire circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hated to see it end...

  • By Jan on 02-20-14

So sorry to have it end

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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: 02-07-18

I wish that there were more books, I truly enjoyed every minute of this series.

  • Auschwitz #34207

  • The Joe Rubinstein Story
  • By: Nancy Sprowell Geise
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 386

Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, twenty-one year-old Joe answered a knock at the door of the cottage he shared with his widowed mother and siblings. German soldiers forced him onto a crowded open-air truck. Wearing only an undershirt and shorts, Joe was left on the truck with no protection from the cold. By the next morning, several around him would be dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe, much worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life changing read

  • By mwatt on 03-26-16

Dull reader, great story

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Reader was like listening to a huge run on sentence, enjoyed hearing Joe Rubinstein talk.

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,082
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,104

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat

  • By Michael J Canning on 01-25-14

Fabulous

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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: 01-01-18

I was totally caught up in the story and disappointed when my commute was over.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,273

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Ignore the title

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Ignore the title, the book is great with real life applications. A great surprise. Listen!!

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