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  • A Beautiful Life

  • Ten New Commandments: Because Life Could be Better
  • By: Simon Parke
  • Narrated by: Simon Parke
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The idea for the book came to Simon Parke whilst on a train from Edinburgh to London. He had been leading a weekend on the Old Testament's Ten Commandments, and felt uneasy. What had struck him, was the fact that while the commandments demand that we be good, they don't tell us how to be good. 'They tell us what to do,' says Parke, 'but not how to be - and how to be is the more important of the two, as all our doing arises from our being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Small on 11-14-16

amazing

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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: 11-14-16

I wish I could give this book to everyone in the world. We need it.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,733

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Dear Friends

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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: 08-01-16

I loved it with all my heart. I feel like the characters are as dear to me as anyone I know. I'm so grateful this story exists in the world. Humanity at its fullest expression.

  • Girl Walks into a Bar...

  • Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle
  • By: Rachel Dratch
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dratch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,676

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hanging out with Rachel Dratch

  • By LARRY on 04-30-12

very likable!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

loved it. can't wait to see her in her next role as a leading lady.

  • Nightmare Alley

  • By: William Lindsay Gresham
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Nightmare Alley is American author William Lindsay Gresham’s first and best-known work. The novel - most admired by noir fiction fans - was published in 1946, adapted into a film in 1947 starring Tyrone Power and subsequently printed as a graphic novel by Spain Rodriquez. During the 1940s Gresham worked as an editor for a genuine crime pulp magazine in New York, during which period he wrote this book; characters range from hustlers to Machiavellian femme fatales in a dark world of show business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Step right up, ladies & gentlemen...

  • By Stephen on 10-01-13

A real downer

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-14

Would you try another book from William Lindsay Gresham and/or Adam Sims?

Both the reader and the story were a nightmare. Why did I expect different? I'm ridiculously optimistic.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Depression and fear.

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