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  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,825

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

life changing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Fabulous, motivational, applicable! Thank you Rachel Hollis! I appreciate your honesty. Definitely recommending to my friends.

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,764

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!

  • By Kent on 10-19-09

charming

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Reviewed: 09-19-18

What a delightful book! It makes me want to be a writer! I loved the readers' voices, too.

  • The Walk

  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

What would you do if you lost everything - your job, your home, and the love of your life - all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, Al leaves behind all that he's known and heads for the farthest point on his map.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen but why is it so SHORT?

  • By Kathy on 02-18-15

Sweet story with a Christian twist

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Reviewed: 08-28-18

I liked it! It was easy to listen to and to relate to. Food for thought.

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,018
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,323

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

fantastic!

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Reviewed: 02-16-18

I loved this book. Great details, fabulous narrators, and of course phenomenal subject. I love reading The Princess Bride, I love watching The Princess Bride, and I recommend both of those experiences along with this one.

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,049
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,041

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDER-ful read for kids and adults

  • By Annie M. on 11-18-12

everyone should read this book!<br />

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Reviewed: 01-13-18

this was a fantastic and moving read! I'm already loving the next level of the story, auggie and me.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,965
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,280

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Christie

  • By Michael Andrew Kinkead on 08-06-17

fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-17

This was a fabulous mystery! What a twist at the end. Nicely done. I wonder if the movie will do it justice.

  • Soul of An Octopus

  • A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
  • By: Sy Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Sy Montgomery
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,297

Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect", about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eight legs and so much more!

  • By Kirstin on 07-02-15

Probably exactly what the author was going for

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Impressively informative, painfully poetic. I had a hard time getting through this one, and yet, I couldn't put it down. I just was unfamiliar with the format, so I kept waiting for something to HAPPEN, and then was surprised when something did. The intimacy was uncomfortable. The depth was satisfying. I definitely felt like the author knew what she was talking about.

  • Hold Me Tight

  • Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
  • By: Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111

In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Sensible book on Repairing Relationships!

  • By Debra on 11-05-12

fabulous! interesting and inspiring. useful.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-17

fabulous! interesting and inspiring. useful. I also own the print copy of this book comma but it was helpful to listen to it. Now I know what sections I should go back to in the book.

  • My (Underground) American Dream

  • My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive
  • By: Julissa Arce
  • Narrated by: Julissa Arce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

On the surface, Arce's story sounds like a how-to manual for achieving the American dream: growing up in an apartment on the outskirts of San Antonio, she worked tirelessly, achieved academic excellence, and landed a coveted job on Wall Street, complete with a six-figure salary. The level of professional and financial success that she achieved was the very definition of the American dream. But in this brave new memoir, Arce digs deep to reveal the physical, financial, and emotional costs of the stunning secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!!!

  • By janice on 12-05-18

fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I loved listening to this audiobook! I feel completely inspired by Julissa's story. the topic of undocumented immigrants is near and dear to my heart. if you are ignorant about or interested in education, Mexican American culture, women in the workplace, or undocumented immigrants in our country, please read and share this book!