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  • The Beautiful Brain

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Hana Walker-Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

An investigative documentary from multi-award-winning producer Hana Walker-Brown, The Beautiful Brain looks at the devastating effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) - a degenerative brain disease found in people who’ve suffered severe or repeated blows to the head. Beginning with the story of FA Cup winner Jeff Astle, the audiobook expands outwards looking at the widows, daughters and families who are left fighting for answers following the death of their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CTE and Sports - not just for soccer fans

  • By Kingsley on 04-05-19

Scary and totally necessary read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-19

Important info and I want to be part of the solution. You can't unhear it. I've had at least 3 concussions and have played competitive soccer for 28 years and on. I'm a bit worried but grateful to have some Info as my daughter is finding her love of the same sport.

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • A Natural History of Four Meals
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,201

"What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

  • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

Absolutely LOVED this book. I'm going to farm!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-27-19

Absolutely LOVED this book. I'm going to grow up to be a farmer AND I'm going to do a better job of supporting local agriculture and farmers!
The fire is LIT!

  • Good Luck with That

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Lori Gardner, Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards and learning to accept love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A journey full of emotion

  • By Meg on 08-18-18

kuddos!

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

Loved this book, sad to hear it come to an end. Marley, Georgia and Emerson were all great characters. I wanted to strangle Georgia 's mom &brother but glad he pulled his head out of his butt at the end of it.

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  • A Selfish Plan to Change the World

  • Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems
  • By: Justin Dillon
  • Narrated by: Justin Dillon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

What if your search for meaning could solve the world's problems? What if everything you are passionate about could save a life or change history? Justin Dillon argues it can, and A Selfish Plan to Change the World shows how. In this paradigm-shifting new book, Dillon - the founder of Slavery Footprint and Made in a Free World - reveals the secret to a life of deep and lasting significance: the discovery that our need for meaning is inextricably linked to the needs of the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring story, but mistitled

  • By M. S. Boldrick on 12-07-17

I love this book!!! I am going to find my riot!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I LOVED this book! I have a heart of service and have struggled in the pursuit of my meaning.
This book gives me a new lease to search hard for it, no matter where I am!