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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,694

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

Seriously a Game Changer

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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: 09-23-18

I was worried that it would be just a book of organizing strategies but it wasn't. It's a mental overhaul that clears away the cobwebs and mudslides. My "stuff" (physical and emotional) feels SO much more manageable now that I am able to release things without struggle!

  • Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann Wyss
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Swiss Family Robinson recounts the adventures of a father, mother, and four sons marooned on a tropical island. The story unfolds beginning with the tragic storm that claims their ship and the lives of the captain and crew, continuing with their own harrowing battle with the elements and dangerous landing on the remote island shore, and onward through their ingenious use of the materials at hand to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable classic well performed.

  • By Julie on 06-21-16

Very well presented!!!

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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: 11-05-17

This has been one of our families FAVORITE audio books! Everyone from the 4 year old up to the 40 year old loved it!

  • Have Space Suit - Will Travel

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,115

First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic tale, One of Heinlein's best.

  • By SGL on 03-20-14

Kids loved it! Great road trip book!

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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: 06-18-16

Fun, clean, entertaining kids book, sparked good conversations with our 7,9,12, and 14 year olds!

The Ruins of Gorlan
    Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    3,183 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Ruins of Gorlan

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710

Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA?

  • By Deborah Buskirk on 10-12-12

Loved it enough to listen with the kids!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

My girls and I loved the series but I think it was especially benificial for our short, slight-build, preteen boys! Awesome character building series. Looking forward to listening to more books by this author!

  • Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

  • Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
  • By: Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Culture and assumptions matter

  • By Adam Shields on 04-21-15

Awesome insights!

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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: 07-24-15

I don't agree with 100% of his conclusions, but the concepts and challenges presented are awesome! Interesting enough to hold my attention all of the way through.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful