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  • The Truths We Hold

  • An American Journey
  • By: Kamala Harris
  • Narrated by: Kamala Harris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447

By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, read if possible

  • By TCamp72 on 03-07-19

Inspiring life story

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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: 01-28-19

I am inspired by the depth and magnitude of all that Kamala has achieved thus far in her life and I look forward to seeing what she will achieve in her bid for President of the United States.

  • We Fed an Island

  • The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time
  • By: Jose Andres
  • Narrated by: Jose Andres, Luis A. Miranda Jr.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed, and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly inspirational story that we all need now.

  • By quick13 on 09-26-18

True humanitarian working model

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Reviewed: 01-25-19

It was sad and inspiring to hear how these chefs were able to overcome the red tape of politics to feed the people of Peurto Rico and to develop a model for future disaster relief. It is tragic that the biggest obstacles were not the hurricane devastated island, but the archaic system our government holds dear. I am not a chef, nor do I think I hold skills that would directly help World Central Kitchen, but I have shared this book on social media and made a couple of financial contributions since I began reading the book. As Jose points out, this hurricane will not be the last weather disaster and the support will be ongoing.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,452

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informed Voter? Think Again

  • By KMH on 01-02-19

Clarity in the middle of the storm

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I, like many, woke up to the news of Trump as President and was dumbfounded. I don't claim to be a devout Hillary fan, far from it, but I saw her as a qualified candidate for President, something I couldn't even consider saying about Trump. I have spent the last couple of years scratching my head at how he became President and how he continues to have support. I appreciated the way Hillary laid out the facts and her truths about what happened on the campaign trail. I have several blockers specifically for Facebook and for my general internet usage that blocked all ads, political posts, campaigns, etc.. The only news I got was from what I percieved as credible news sources and only on topics that I cared about, guess what, I never cared about Hillary's e-mails, so I managed to miss the whole scandal. It's amazing how having adequate skills at blocking garbage allowed me to live in a cave during campaigning. In many ways I'm glad I only heard what happened after the fact from Hillary herself. And thank you Hillary for running, for "coming back out of the woods", and for helping to lead the way through this mess. We continue to need strong leaders like Hillary. I hope this inspires many people. I know it has inspired me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 113,876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103,456
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102,924

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I was hoping to like it...but unfortunately didn'.

  • By San R on 08-10-19

Wonderful way to bridge the gap

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-30-18

A beautifully written story of the women who became our first lady during a very trying time in many of lives. I agree with Michelle's messages whole heartedly that we need to take the time to hear each other's stories and relate to one another on a personal level so we can grow together as a nation. I honor all the work she did and continues to do to raise people up no matter the circumstances. I hope to see more from both Barack, Michelle, and others that share their message.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60,957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,233
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,074

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-18

As an autobiography and a case study on the psychology of someone who made it through SEAL training I find this book fascinating.  David Goggins lays his truth out bare to the world in his own words, whether or not you approve of the language he uses.

I have to thank David for his courage in exploring and sharing his story with the world.  I am surprised that while listening to his words being read back to him that he did not see the pattern that stuck out to me.  I'm no professional, but I could not help but to notice that David repeatedly puts himself in situations where he is unprepared for challenges that require months if not years of training.  While he exclaims his survival as triumphs, I see them as failed suicide attempts.

Best of luck David.  I wish you nothing but the best and hope you find healing in your future, both physically and mentally.  I highly recommend listening to The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk MD. It touches on research in early childhood trauma, PTSD, and many other topics that are alluded to in your book. Just as you found stretching did not make you soft, instead making you a better athlete than you were in your 20's, you may find that psychology isn't so soft either.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 84,895
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77,107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 77,040

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

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Reviewed: 11-16-18

I can listen to this book over and over. It is a true classic. I am glad to have it in my listening library.

  • The Big Leap

  • By: Gay Hendricks
  • Narrated by: Gay Hendricks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,602

Most of us believe that we will finally feel satisfied and content with our lives when we get the good news we have been waiting for, find a healthy relationship, or achieve one of our personal goals. However, this rarely happens. Good fortune is often followed by negative emotions that overtake us and result in destructive behaviors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, useful, a little preachy but VERY good

  • By Monica Raven on 08-20-09

Greatly helpful in all aspects of life.

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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: 08-07-18

Great tips and tools for overcoming the biggest obstacles to success. Being able to seperate useful thoughts that compell use forward through life from those thoughts that just there to slow us down is very important.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,009
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,334

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Compelling story line

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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: 07-25-18

A message for all about strength and perserverense in the face of all obstacles. There are many twists and turns in this story that will lead you through deserts, jungles, temples, and more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Making Marriage Work (Live)

  • By: Dr. John Gottman
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Gottman
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. He uses rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in detail over many years for unprecedented insight into the inner workings of successful relationships. Here is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liberating, and extremely helpful

  • By Donn Edwards on 06-15-07

Quick and to the point

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-17

I have read a couple of John's books and this was a nice summary of the key components of his work.