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  • It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now

  • How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age
  • By: Barbara Sher
  • Narrated by: Barbara Sher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Barbara Sher shows you how to rediscover the inspired, enthusiastic adventurer you wanted to be before you became the responsible adult you had to be. According to Sher, it's never too late to start over. In fact, midlife is the perfect time to do so, a time when dreams for the future and experiences of the past finally come together. "The second life", as Sher calls it, can be even better than the first. More important, it would have been impossible to make these crucial realizations until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on finding a purpose in life

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-27-14

Zero Education

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

The author constantly states the reason for everything is Biology but doesn't have any actual knowledge about biology. They constantly make statements which are proven to be wrong through science. I was looking forward to an enlightened read about middle life but found this full of False Facts.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In a Glass Grimmly

  • By: Adam Gidwitz
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen/Read for Adults and Children!

  • By L. Colunga on 04-16-14

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-14

Would you listen to In a Glass Grimmly again? Why?

Yes, there are a few details im sure I missed the first to around. Though clearly more geared for children, the narrator is still someone I enjoyed.

Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?

Really, anytime he described something "awful" or "gross". Almost as though the narrator was a character as well...

Any additional comments?

Basically, a cute, decent listen when you don't have anything more pressing to tend to. I enjoyed the ending how it tied back to the beginning and gives rise to believe that the authors we know and love may not be as original as we thought.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 11,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,490

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

A Must Read...

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

Reviewed: 02-23-14

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

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, and factual.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Does not apply

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

Actually, I thought she sounded rather cocky. I wasn't a huge fan of the reader, however, the book explains why I might think this.

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

The entire thing has really made me realize why my boss, and even father act in certain ways. Completely unintentionally. It also made me realize that I am putting some of my dreams on hold because of a family I don't yet have, and probably won't for a few years.

  • Dad Is Fat

  • By: Jim Gaffigan
  • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,364

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

  • By Sean on 05-17-13

Jim is awesome.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-14

Where does Dad Is Fat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I haven't listened to many yet, but it is up there. Although, I think it's something you may only listen to once.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim, of course. He's very relatable. This books gives us a little insight into who he really is, how his life is lived.

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

When he tells the story, it is similar (but not quite) to one of his stand ups. (Less punch lines) but it seems as though he is talking with you.