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- By: Frank McCourt
- Narrated by: Frank McCourt
- Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
Listen as Frank tells in his own inimitable voice his story of how at the age of 19 he traveled from Limerick to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Despite the abundance of unsolicited advice he gets to "join the cops" and "stick to his own kind", Frank knows that he should educate himself and somehow rise above his circumstances.
- By Tony on 02-05-06
What did you like best about this story?
The descriptive memories of what it was like moving into and living in NY as an Irish immigrant.
What about Frank McCourt’s performance did you like?
The War of Art
- Winning the Inner Creative Battle
- By: Steven Pressfield
- Narrated by: George Guidall
- Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.
A must-have for anyone creative (or not)
- By kimberly on 02-01-12
What disappointed you about The War of Art?
The reference to religion, religious schools and all involved with it as being destructive and the hint that an artist could not possibly be a religious fundamentalist.
What could Steven Pressfield have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Stayed on the topic and kept his views on religion to himself, or have a title that tells us that he's going to call some people destructive and incapable of art.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
The narrator was fine
Any additional comments?
I thought this book started out great and then all of the sudden there's some sort of switch to a very biased view of religions, which of course he has the right to have but it definitely turned me off from bothering to finish the book.
The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
- By: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
- Narrated by: Lily LoBianco, Dr. Laura Schlessinger
- Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Jumping off her million-copy best seller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura asserts that in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage, spouses must recognize and appreciate the polarity between masculine and feminine. Both husband and wife have power in the relationship, and each needs to realize this in order to ensure personal satisfaction.
Don't feel bad
- By Neil on 04-27-10
Would you listen to The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage again? Why?
I am listening to it again right now. It is a book I will go back to when I feel like I need to be reminded of the advice given.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
What does Lily LoBianco and Dr. Laura Schlessinger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I can listen to it along with my husband rather than both of us reading the book separately. The narration was great.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me feel relieved actually.
Any additional comments?
This book was extremely helpful, something we were actually happy to hear. The last thing we wanted to do was try to learn all of these special words we should say to each other, walking on eggshells was not what we needed. It is straightforward and honest and helped us realize what we were doing wrong without any covert language. Loved it and am thankful for it!