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Tracy Meier

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The Other Woman audiobook cover art

Painful!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-19

The book starts out well enough. I’m easily engaged and begin to understand the characters’ points of view and the general plot. However, at about the 10th chapter, The story became unbearable. The protagonists’ choices are not logical and she continues making the same mistakes over and over again. It’s like watching a scary movie and thinking why is the person going outside alone in the dark when she hears a disturbing noise?

I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering audiobook cover art

Heartbreakingly Honest, Insightful and So True

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-19

I don’t write many reviews but feel compelled to for this book as I wonder why it is not in the window of every book store I pass. I feel riveted having just ended the most profoundly tragic journey, followed by a triumphant defeat. This book will stay with me. So many I read do not.

The writer shares with intimate detail, what it is to be human. She shows us what we are all facing. This is a story about the lives of those in our nation. It’s about our community, our neighbors, our friends, our family, our children, and our partners. It’s about us. It is our story whether we chose to see it or not. It is a story as old as time and yet it is even more relevant today—right now... at this moment.

In the end, we learn there isn’t anything we can do to help struggling addicts. For the author, it wasn’t the shame or mother’s guilt that paved the way to sobriety. Rather, it was a purely conscious desire to live and it surfaced only when her odds of continuing to live and use were gone. We understand this when the author is standing in line to buy red Solo cups at a liqueur store. Another addicts journey is not your own.

There are many heroes that surface in the pages of this memoir. Some show the meaningful ways to help children and others hurt by addicts. Perhaps more importantly, these heroes show us there is nothing we can do to make an addict want of achieve sobriety. Other heroes are those who have been on the same path to sobriety and are willing to share their journey to help others. Now, the author, Janelle Hanchett is one of those heroes.

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Masterminds audiobook cover art

Highly recommend to all 10 years olds!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-16

If you could sum up Masterminds in three words, what would they be?

Amazing! Spectacular! Unbelievable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Masterminds?

This is my son's 3rd book by Korman. He first read 'Ungifted' a few years ago and then recently decided to read it again. He loved it all over again. So I then bought him 'Schooled' and he read it straight through and wanted to retart it again right away. I decided to look for more Korman books after that and he picked this one. In my 10 year old's own words, "The book is amazing." "The adventure is spectacular --and you won't believe what happens in the story!" He woke up very early this morning to continue reading. At about 8:00 am. he came bounding into my bedroom to tell me an unbelievable plot twist! -Very exciting!! He can't wait to start the second book in this series.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The multiple voices help to make the story more vivid in my son's imagination.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Best story ever!

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Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker audiobook cover art

Great for the Whole Family!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-15

We thought I our 9 year old son might be is a little old for this but we played it on a car ride anyway. It turns out, the whole family was listening and laughing. We loved it!