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  • The Anatomy of Peace

  • Resolving the Heart of Conflict
  • By: Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone Should Read This Book

  • By Colleen on 11-24-09

FANTASTIC!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Anatomy of Peace?

Agent of Change: By working the bottom of the pyramid, I can influence changes at the top and all around me.

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

Carol, Lou's wife. She felt like a very strong woman, and at the end, she learned how to be a better wife and mother.

Any additional comments?

This book is fantastic! I got so much out of it! I plan on listening to it again and am considering buying the paperback edition so I can make notes. I am asking several family members to take a look at it and I have talked to my therapist about it. I really feel more Peaceful, since starting to work the ideas from this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband Trap

  • By: Tracy Anne Warren
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,460

Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL BOOK!

  • By Michael on 01-12-11

I really like it

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, too long. It was well worth the time to go back to it. I never felt that I was lost when I had to stop or restart it.

Any additional comments?

This was a really good book. It kept my attention and I didn't feel like it was "just like all the other romance novels". I enjoyed listening to it and can't remember ever feeling like it was running on too long, it is an 11 hour book! It was enjoyable and I would recommend it. I am planning on listening to the others in the series soon.

  • Rescue Me

  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

She's 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble-Yum-pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan.... Who's going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now? Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a "notional" kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she's back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin's wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rescue Me Rocks

  • By Candy Lyons on 06-01-12

Good book, but didn't have me riveted.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Would you recommend Rescue Me to your friends? Why or why not?

It was a good book. Typical love story and ended well. If you go into it knowing it's a book you can start and stop and not lose your place while your multi-tasking books, then you won't be dissapointed. I liked it, just wouldn't call it a favorite.

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  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,827
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,864
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,882

The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Love Alan Cumming

  • By Katheryne on 01-03-13

Narration was great

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

What does Alan Cumming bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The characters were brought out very vividly with his performance. Loved the narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. And easy to do. It's very short.

  • Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti

  • Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences
  • By: Bill Farrel, Pam Farrel
  • Narrated by: Bill Farrel, Pam Farrel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Women are like spaghetti, because their thought process runs on and on in an interconnecting web, and men are like waffles because they compartmentalize and "sit" in sometimes blank boxes, just to relax.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical Resource

  • By deb on 02-18-16

Not Really what I expected

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not the first book I'd recommend for understanding men and/or women.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I only went about half way through the book. Once they started giving dating tips, they lost me. I really enjoyed the beginning and the examples of how men and women are different. There were some great stories and analogies.But it seems when they were done explaining, they were done... I, personally, don't need the marriage dating advice (at least not now), I was needing the 'how can we understand our differences and get past the disagreements about our differences'.

What didn’t you like about Bill Farrel and Pam Farrel ’s performance?

I really did not enjoy them as narrators.

Do you think Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I think they need to stick with the premise of what the differences are and how we can manage them in everyday life. And add how the differences of parenting a waffle or spaghetti would be different for the opposite gender parent. That would have been more helpful to me than dating tips!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Marketplace Weekend, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: Lizzie O'Leary
  • Narrated by: Lizzie O'Leary
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save Your Money

  • By Boone29680 on 09-28-04

Great Advice in the 1st listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-05

I received some very valuable information on my first listen! I am excited to catch up with the shows I have missed and excited to get MORE GREAT info! This subscription is WELL worth the cost and time!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Brain Brew, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: Doug Hall, David Wecker
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Brain Brew provides listeners with ideas and encouragement for turning their American dream into reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A spike for me, a non-profit guy

  • By David on 04-21-05

Time well spent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-05

This subscription was well worth the time and money. I don't even have a business going right now, but have learned a great deal while I enjoyed the show! There is so much wonderful advice and very useful ideas given on each show!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

Sophie Kinsella's debut is a romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • shopaholic fun fun fun

  • By M. on 08-26-03

Great Listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-05

Fun and witty, definately worth the time!

  • Snobs

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 581

Edith Lavery, the pretty daughter of an accountant, meets gossip-column favorite Charles Broughton (Earl of Broughton and heir to the Marquess of Uckfield) at Ascot. When he proposes and she accepts, does she really love him, or is she merely dazzled by his title and money?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise

  • By YaYaNaNa on 06-16-05

A Bit Dull

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-05

I have set aside this book for another day when I don't have anything else available. It just seems to drag.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful