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  • How to Walk Away

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Center
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Uplifting Story

  • By Tropicalart77 on 05-17-18

It has heart!

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Reviewed: 05-27-18

I normally don’t select fiction but when Brene Brown had it in her stack I had to give it a try. I’m so glad I did! This was a quick enjoyable listen with a lot of heart. It captured my attention from the beginning and held it all the way through. The author obviously did a lot of research on the main character’s life changing situation. The narration made the characters come to life.

  • This Messy Magnificent Life

  • A Field Guide
  • By: Geneen Roth
  • Narrated by: Geneen Roth
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people's criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred - how and what she ate - she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Further Along the Path

  • By Nishna-botna on 03-08-18

Further Along the Path

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Reviewed: 03-08-18

Where does This Messy Magnificent Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Geneen Roth talks about food but more importantly she talks about life. She encourages women to be their own authority in their life. This book guides the listener to quit paying attention to her inner critic (aka: crazy aunt in the attic) and do what is right for herself. Stop the self improvement, stop dieting, stop following other people’s rules, and live your own life. She ends the book with touchstones to guide the listener to be present in her life.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Tell Me More

  • Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
  • By: Kelly Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Kelly Corrigan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
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    5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

It's a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that's just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times best-selling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in Tell Me More, she's back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By A. Fontenot on 12-03-18

Like catching up with an old friend

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Reviewed: 01-14-18

Would you listen to Tell Me More again? Why?

I would listen to this again. This book felt like running into an old friend and catching up where we had left off. Funny, sad, sincere. Heartfelt. The author narrating the story made it more intimate.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tell Me More?

There are so many. The one that pops out right now is when she and a friend are driving and her daughter calls, crying, because friends at school are not being nice. Kelly’s friend prompts her on how to respond and her daughter feels heard. Simple everyday story but significant in lesson in showing empathy.

Which character – as performed by Kelly Corrigan – was your favorite?

This question doesn’t apply to this book. However, Kelly’s narration of her book makes it feel more intimate.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The way Kelly talked about her friend dying and how her friend’s family adapted. Also, I loved her relationship with her father. She loved him deeply. Kelly describes the time she disappointed him and how they reconnected.

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  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

  • By: Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. This memoir is the chronicle of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Title Says It All

  • By Pamela Harvey on 03-20-12

Loved this!

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Reviewed: 12-12-17

I enjoyed everything about this audiobook. The author narrates her own memoir which gives the listener a deeper understanding. We learn more about her by her rhythm of speech and where she puts the emphasis. She calls her adoptive mother “Mrs. Winterson” demonstrating the formality and the emotional distance of their relationship. The author’s descriptions of her complex relationships and her emotions drew me in. This is my first book by this author and I will be reading or listening to more.

  • Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

  • By: Brené Brown PhD LMSW
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,251

Dr. Brown defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous--But--

  • By Gillian on 06-01-17

More Reckoning and Rumbling to the Revolution

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Reviewed: 06-08-17

Having read or listened to so many of Brene Brown's books and audio programs plus having done a couple of online classes at COURAGEworks, I almost didn't buy this. What could be new? There are a lot of repeated stories and information but Brene's conversational storytelling style along with Tami Simon's interview with Brene on the Rising Strong process brought out nuances and depth that were new to me. I am glad I downloaded it. I have already started listening to it again.

  • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

  • By: Glennon Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,306
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,498

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Leah B on 09-08-16

Honest, authentic and powerful

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Reviewed: 09-10-16

On the surface the author's story and my story are different (I am not Catholic, or Christian, a parent or a recovering addict) but I could feel her pain, struggle and joys. She speaks her truth and when someone speaks her truth it is powerful. This is a powerful book of transformation or as the author calls it "unbecoming". She tells the story about how she unlearned the rules so she could live her fulfilled authentic life.

I enjoyed the author reading her own words. It adds depth and authenticity.

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,717
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,624

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

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Reviewed: 08-27-15

Brene Brown's books provide practical processes and actions that when incorporated into your life support you in living a more authentic life. This book is no exception to that. The listener will learn the Rising Strong process to put into practice. This builds on her other books but it is new material and new stories. It is NOT a rehash of previous work as so many authors do when they write multiple books.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn to lead a life that is full of compassion, integrity and authenticity. Also, I would recommend this to any business leader who wanted their business to be a place for innovation and creativity to thrive.

80 of 85 people found this review helpful

  • Already Free

  • Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation
  • By: Bruce Tift MA
  • Narrated by: Bruce Tift MA
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    5 out of 5 stars 84

Freedom from unnecessary suffering is the goal of both Buddhism and modern psychotherapy, yet each approaches this intention from a very different perspective. "Buddhist practice helps us awaken to a well-being that is independent of our circumstances," explains Bruce Tift, "while Western psychotherapy helps us bring our disowned experience into awareness in order to live in a more skillful and satisfying way."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helped me understand my life's journey

  • By Nishna-botna on 07-04-15

Helped me understand my life's journey

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Reviewed: 07-04-15

I had many insights as I listened. The author put together a kind of map which helped me understand my life's journey. The information is down to earth and practical. I got so much out of it that I will listen to it again. His narration style is conversational and easy to listen to.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful