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  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774

In this book, New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. In Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A long, curious blog post

  • By Fromatoz on 02-13-17

spread on thick, re-says thesis over, & over

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

spread on thick, re-says thesis over, & over, Identified then with repetitive theme lost intrest, needs more story.

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,851

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

Important, wonderful, more please

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Important, wonderful, more please.. such a well told story. you must have many more worth telling!

  • Kiss the Ground

  • How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World
  • By: Josh Tickell, John Mackey - foreword
  • Narrated by: Josh Tickell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, soon to be a full-length documentary film narrated by Woody Harrelson, will teach you how to become an agent in humanity's single most important and time sensitive mission. Reverse climate change and effectively save the world - all through the choices you make in how and what to eat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended by a crop consultant's wife in Kansas

  • By CarolynKansas on 02-02-18

Amazing, Transformational, Inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Essential reading for everyone interested in a better tommorow, Kiss The Ground will change the way you see the world, food choices and farming. Story-based, it serves up dense informational content in a "More Please" way. The later chapters are so encouraging and empowering!

  • The Hidden Life of Trees

  • What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World
  • By: Peter Wohlleben
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037

How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As I suspected all along...

  • By Janning on 12-26-16

Ah, So trees Do have 'person'ality

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-17

I always suspected there was much more 'person'ality to trees than they were given credit for! Thanks for such well thought out analogies and for introduction to our tree-neighbors and their wisdom.

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  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,393

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story....but not True Grit

  • By DenGig on 04-14-17

well read, surprising and interesting characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-17

well read, surprising and interesting characters, traveling and developing a bond of trust and affection.

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,884

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Essential reading for every creative individual

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-17

permission to enjoy the process, and understand why you bother to create; Essential reading for every creative individual

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,065

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom for anyone

  • By John R. on 05-08-15

Life Lessons, Not Guru-toned

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Love the quantifiable message that business can make money And be a force for good.

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  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,181

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important information - painful narration

  • By Marc on 10-01-12
  • Daring Greatly
  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Karen White

"Vulnerable" is Too Important to Sidestep Anymore

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Worthy of multiple re-listens to really internalize the hard won wisdom this book gives freely.

  • How Music Works

  • The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond
  • By: John Powell
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Have you ever wondered how off-key you are while singing in the shower? Or if your Bob Dylan albums really sound better on vinyl? Or why certain songs make you cry? Now, scientist and musician John Powell invites you on an entertaining journey through the world of music. Discover what distinguishes music from plain old noise, how scales help you memorize songs, what the humble recorder teaches you about timbre (assuming your suffering listeners don’t break it first), and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nearly everyone will get something out of this!

  • By Tim on 02-18-11

Answers for the mysteries of Music

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-15

Thanks for the Fun information buffet on sounds, music, with great why and how explanations. The author served dessert at the end of each chapter with musical examples.

  • Unmarketing

  • Stop Marketing, Start Engaging
  • By: Scott Stratten
  • Narrated by: Scott Stratten
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

For generations, marketing has been hypocritical. We've been taught to market to others in ways we hate being marketed to. So why do we still keep trying the same stale marketing moves? UnMarketing shows you how to unlearn the old ways and consistently attract and engage the right customers. You'll stop just pushing out your message and praying that it sticks somewhere....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Smug author, unamused lister

  • By Erin on 06-12-15

Great ideas, good teaching

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-15

Glad that I choose this book. It has a fun style and immediately applicable practical concepts.