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  • The Girl in the Corner

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

Rae-Valentine and Howard were childhood sweethearts. They’ve shared twenty-five peaceful years since they were brought together by Dolly, Howard’s larger-than-life sister. But now, on the night of their wedding anniversary, Howard reveals a shocking betrayal that leaves Rae reeling. Heartbroken, she takes Dolly on her would-be anniversary trip to Antigua and the two women drink and dance and talk like they haven’t in years. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Insight -Great Listen

  • By Sarah on 06-15-19

Made for some good conversation

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Reviewed: 07-11-19

This book irritated me some for the first half but as is moved on I really liked it. loved the ending. Definitely worth the listen.

  • Evil Eye

  • By: Madhuri Shekar
  • Narrated by: Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayaar, Annapurna Sriram, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,336

Pallavi is an aspiring writer living in California. Her mother, Usha, is thousands of miles away in Delhi - and obsessed with finding her daughter a husband. In Madhuri Shekar’s ingenious Evil Eye, hilarious back-and-forth via phone and social media takes a shocking, supernatural twist when Pallavi meets the perfect man - leading to a climactic showdown that will leave listeners on the edges of their seats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does anyone remember party lines?

  • By Mary V. on 05-03-19

Facinating book. i

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Reviewed: 05-14-19

Unexpected content. I thought this was a typical mother disapproves of choice book but it is not. I suppose it is about facing your past as fully as possible to avoid a repeat of mistakes.
I loved the accents and the easy to understand dialogs. The closeness yet distance of the characters was very good.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • Commander in Cheat

  • How Golf Explains Trump
  • By: Rick Reilly
  • Narrated by: Rick Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is an on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes look at Trump's ethics deficit on and off the course. Reilly will transport listeners onto the golf course with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like catnip for actual golfers

  • By David on 04-13-19

Wow. I wish everyone could hear this book.

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Reviewed: 04-19-19

I didn't take this book seriously for a while. I had a few extra credits with Audible and decided to give it a go. I am very grateful that I did. This is a man who has done his research and also knows Trump. This is a unique and valuable perspective. You will not be disappointed. I am not a golfer but I had no problem understanding and applying the ideas

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Indignities of Being a Woman

  • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for,everyone..but I laughed A LOT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-19

I recommend this to all women

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Reviewed: 03-20-19

it is good to remember where we have come from to keep from going backwards. This book does sn excellent job of doing just that. These ladies are a bit rough but I feel it is wholly appropriate for the subject matter. It is tine to see ourselves as individuals who have a similar that can be way ot of the box.
Well done, funny and timely.

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty - a 20-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Frizzle Takes the School Bus to a Morgue

  • By Ren on 06-02-16

Mature and realistic look at death

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-18

I have Caitlins newest book as well. It is so interesting to learn about other cultures and their beliefs about death. More importantly, I am learning sbout my beliefs and why I might want to question them
Cautlin gives a candid look into the funeral business and the beliefs and profit that surrounds it.
A great book if you are ready to look at death from a new angle.

  • Pax

  • By: Sara Pennypacker
  • Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pax needs to be included in MS & HS curricula

  • By Dragon-Fox on 04-29-16

I love this story

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Reviewed: 12-20-18

In a nutshell, for me, this is about the steps we all can take in seeing rightly. Life is a journey and when we can acceept what is and rhe callinfg ofvwhat is right, we will be on the path.
This book is a book for anyone who knows there is more to understand about being human.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107,749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97,917
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,386

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had different expectations.

  • By Amzn customer on 05-27-19

She offers hope in being

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

I loved this book. Michelle Obama reads it. I learned so much about what ot means to live in the Whote House and so much about rhis amazing American family. She will inspire you and bring you to tears. I think it should be required reading for all High Schoolers and college students, especially rhose wanting to work in the public sector.
You wull not be disappointed.

  • From Here to Eternity

  • Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caitlin has done it again

  • By Shaun on 10-03-17

A very important conversation that needs to be had

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

Being in my 60's now, I have thought about this for a while. The next step is to see what is allowed in your particular state. Death come to ALL of us and is worth the awkward conversations.

  • On Power

  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Robert A. Caro
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319

From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time National Book Award winner Robert A. Caro: a short, penetrating reflection on the evolution and workings of political power - for good and for ill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could be called 'On Robert Caro'

  • By Anna on 09-04-17

Historical look at Power

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Reviewed: 10-25-18

I love books that are narrated by the author. I feel like I get just a little bit more out of my time. This book is about Robert Caro's evolution to his writing career. I loved hearing how it happened and reflecting on how different things are now. When he talks sbout his research for the Lyndon Johnson book, I was particularly struck about how life has changed for people with electricity, which he fought to get for those who didn't have it where he grew up.
This is a short study on Power and how it can be used fir good and for destruction. I particularly was interested in how he reported on the people who have been hurt from power.
All together a book well worth your time and attention.

  • Strangers in Their Own Land

  • Anger and Mourning on the American Right
  • By: Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country - a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, entertaining, and, yes, life-changing

  • By Alexandra Hopkins on 07-22-17

Coming together

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Reviewed: 10-05-18

i learned so much from this book. it is hard to get your head around a lot of it but well worth the effort.
I was born and raised in Louisiana so it felt very close to my heart.
In this time of division and pain, it is even more important to read books like this to make some sense out of what we experience on an almost daily basis.