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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,803
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,693

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

Wonderful story!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I was hooked from the start - amazing story of self-reliance. Highly recommend this book!

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,099
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,081

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extreme retaliation against former employees

  • By Jaccred on 05-29-18

Just wow!

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

I can’t believe there are people in this world like Elizabeth Holmes - in fact, it’s scary that someone with absolutely no moral compass is on this Earth.

  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,559

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
  • THIS is what Audible was made for!

  • By Nate_D on 04-03-18

Another awesome listen!

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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 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

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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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 11,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,171

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 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,486

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 1,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

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 38,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,197

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

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 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

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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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 37,376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,292
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,310

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.