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  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,114

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding in Every Regard

  • By Alexander Lambert on 04-10-18

Another awesome listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Stephen King is such a great writer and Michael C. Hall read it wonderfully! Highly recommend.

  • Miracle in the Andes

  • 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
  • By: Nando Parrado, Vince Rause
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying, among them his own mother and sister. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, with no supplies and no means of summoning help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen

  • By KHarrang on 01-10-08

An absolutely moving story

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I have lost count how many times I cried listening to this book. And when I thought I couldn’t cry anymore, the Epilogue made me cry!!!!! Highly, highly recommend. It’s an unbelievable story.

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,637

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lean In, Lead On

  • By Cynthia on 03-14-13

Good book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

This was a great listen. I think some parts could’ve been omitted since they didn’t really add value to the book (I consider them “fluff”). However, overall it’s good. I commend her honesty in dealing with parenthood and working.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,705

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

An absolutely wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like a book essentially telling me how to count down and then “go.” I mean, how hard can that be, right? It is a great book!!!!! It goes much, much deeper than the rule and I will definitely start to use it. Her narration had to grow on me though, but in the end, I’d love to hear her speak in person.

  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

Fabulous book!

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Reviewed: 01-31-18

So glad I read/listened to this book. It’s given me new ways to look at my life. The basic lesson is to ensure you take action and be intentional in life. Highly recommend!

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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32,273

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Another great Dan Brown novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Awesome story and an even greater twist at the end. Typical Dan Brown novel with the cliffhangers and twists and turns. Highly recommend!

  • Into Thin Air

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Zina on 03-23-15

Wonderful book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

I couldn’t stop listening to this book! It was written incredibly well and you felt like you were right there. So tragic what happened.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,642
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,619
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,639

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Phenomenal book!

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Reviewed: 07-29-17

This book was read SO, SO well. I couldn't stop listening to it! The story was very poignant and funny at the same time.