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  • Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue Your Passions

  • By: Sarah Korhnak, Beth Anne Schwamberger
  • Narrated by: Sarah Korhnak, Beth Anne Schwamberger
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

This book is for those of us who are mixing motherhood with other passions. We are raising babies while working tirelessly at enormous goals. We are playing with preschoolers while pursuing our passions. It is difficult enough to manage a home and love on our children without adding impossible dreams to the mix. But we know you can do it, and this book can help!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Supremely helpful at any "Moma" stage.

  • By Deb H on 08-10-16

Supremely helpful at any "Moma" stage.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

Since my only child is an adult and lives on the other coast from me, you would think this book would have little value or relevancy to my life. However, I've always been chronically disorganized and have been on a 15 year mission to correct that. At my age I'm starting to feel that if I don't find better ways to achieve my goals I will die just a dreamer. Many of the chapters hit home and gave me more useful tools and a new way to think of things that GTD didn't help with! One warning; if you have adult kids, it may cause a twinge or two of guilt that you didn't have these skills early enough to teach your kids.

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  • Moving Pictures

  • Discworld #10
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien cliches of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narration really adds something

  • By W. Seligman on 10-23-05

Delightful, satirical fantasy as social commentary

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

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

Funny, fun, odd.

What did you like best about this story?

A great story, deliberately rife with cliches, that chronicles the invention of moving pictures and the insane industry that grows up around it in a world of no technology. Magic out of control and a cast of bizarre characters make this a super fun listen.

What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

Nigel Planer does a great job of reading the story, using appropriate voices and delivering the "punch lines" with typical dry British humor. I love his voice.

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

Several! If you include moving me to hysterical laughter.

Any additional comments?

Hubby can always tell when I'm reading Sir Terry Pratchett. It's the only time I laugh out loud when reading (or listening) to a book. It actually is what convinced him to try reading them too. Now he's hooked and we listen together in the car!