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  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  • By: Betty Smith
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626

A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book: flawless. SKIP THE RECORDED INTRO!!

  • By Wild Wise Woman on 09-04-11

life changing...<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

one of the top books written in the last one hundred years. ..
a must-read

  • The Colonel

  • The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley
  • By: Alanna Nash, Alanna Nash - introduction
  • Narrated by: Gibson Frazier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

While scores of books have been written about Elvis Presley, this is the first meticulously researched biography of Tom Parker written by someone who knew him personally. And for anyone truly interested in the performer many consider the greatest and most influential of the 20th century, it is impossible to understand how Elvis came to be such a phenomenon without examining the life and mind of Parker, the man who virtually controlled Elvis' every move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alanna Nash's first Elvis audible is a must listen

  • By Leahmgordon on 12-25-17

extraordinary man

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

an inside look at an amazing story...
kind of sad how the author accused him of everything from murder to petty theft.. if you can read above the author's bias great read

  • The Untethered Soul

  • The Journey Beyond Yourself
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,749
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,682

Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed my Life!

  • By Peggy on 10-21-12

easy read...<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

sometimes this subject is made very complicated by different authors I found this one refreshing easy to understand

  • Medium Raw

  • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,024

In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly tender.

  • By Sparkly on 10-09-12

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

a great writer and storyteller
keeps you in the moment....
I would highly recommend it

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,680

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

a must-read

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

much to my surprise this was a fantastic book that has been around awhile thought I would give it a go it was fantastic

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You

  • 101 Encouraging Stories about Dieting and Fitness...and Finding What Works for You
  • By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark (editor), and others
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean, Buck Schimer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

There’s nothing better than hearing the success stories of other people. Listen to what worked for them and what didn’t. You’ll find your own path to success in these 101 stories about getting fit and shaping the right body for you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great walking companion :)

  • By Lisa on 10-31-11

motivating

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

love the way they had so many stories and characters in the book kept my interest all the way...
highly recommend this book

  • If Loving You Is Wrong

  • By: Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Within hours of giving birth to her sixth child, Mary Kay Letourneau had her baby daughter whisked from her arms. She was then shackled and returned to her jail cell. Just years before, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher was living a life many would envy - she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of raping one of her students, and her whole world turned upside down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Put me out of my misery!

  • By Laura on 12-03-13

Amazing Story

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

highly recommended lots of life lessons.....
well researched....
interesting to see how everything unfolded and where everyone wanted up at

  • 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 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

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

highly recommend<br />easy read

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

very useful in understanding sometimes a very complicated subject...
would definitely recommend it to a friend

  • Stay Hungry

  • By: Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

At 24, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway. At 44, he's on the Forbes' list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials including Why Would You Do That? on Showtime. Stay Hungry tells the story of the 20 years in between.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different perspective on success!! Good stuff!!

  • By ChiWax on 03-22-18

a good read

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

I get it you got a great wife enough already.....
great story I would recommend this book

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  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,848

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

lies lies lies....

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

finally a book on meditation that I felt would ask the questions that I would ask and approach it with skepticism that I would have
...... a very easy read to the point book.... although he did lie about one thing I'm 20% happier now not 10%