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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51,061
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,857

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

unreal

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

this is a gripping memoir that gives incredible insight into fundamentalism and how damaging it can be

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,840

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

It's always refreshing to hear someone who you have respected and laughed with for years tell their own story and suddenly singing like an actual normal human being Amy did an amazing job with this book and communicated her story in a way that made me feel like she was sitting right here with me telling me everything I will probably read this again and again when I feel like any to friend

  • The Art of Social Media

  • Power Tips for Power Users
  • By: Guy Kawasaki, Peg Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

By now it's clear that whether you're promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what determines your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you. But there's no one like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and a pioneer of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and much more. Guy has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he says is the best social-media person he's ever met, to offer The Art of Social Media - the one essential guide to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • helpful

  • By Sky on 07-12-18

helpful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

good baseline info for social media. great beginner framework. worth the time. wish it covered instagram more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

  • By: Retta
  • Narrated by: Retta
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she's always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hardworking Liberian parents through a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom - like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I devoured this audiobook

  • By Tracy Rowan on 05-31-18

fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

this felt like I was just hanging out with her - nice light hearted read

  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,255

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Mindy, you'll enjoy this listen.

  • By Lisa on 01-04-12

love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I love this book and especially that Mindy is the one who read it she's funny and engaging definitely worth a read

  • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

  • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,667

Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else. This follow-up to The 5-Second Rule - available only in audio - takes the classic talk-show format and elevates it to a premium audio experience. Listen to private, one-on-one coaching sessions between the celebrated motivational speaker and people like you - people who want better relationships, to be healthier and more productive, to get unstuck from destructive habits.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A $26 Podcast

  • By Sam Cochrane on 06-01-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I felt like I was sitting right there with her and the people she was coaching it was really insightful and I found there were pieces from each story that were relevant to my own

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Six Secrets of Raising Capital

  • An Insider's Guide for Entrepreneurs
  • By: Bill Fisher
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Based on Bill Fisher's three-day seminars that regularly sell out all over the world, this audiobook offers the kind of capital-raising street smarts no entrepreneur can do without. As a banker in Silicon Valley in the '80s and a businessman who founded a number of successful companies beginning in the '90s, Fisher has seen firsthand the kind of rookie mistakes aspiring entrepreneurs make that end up stopping them before they have a chance to get started.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Sky on 04-16-18

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I would recommend this book for any entrepreneur is looking to raise capital. It was fairly straightforward and easy to understand for someone with no background in this area

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98,222

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

solid read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

i enjoyed the book. i didnt feel like it had any major break throughs but it was s solid read.

  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,072

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than just a self-help book

  • By Jason Crawford on 08-06-18

Love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I really enjoyed this book. Not only was the contact helpful I really think the fact that the author read the book and had a Scottish accent somehow added to the SAS and I loved it Add

  • Girl Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
  • By: Cara Alwill Leyba
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge, Kate Orsini, Kyla Garcia, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011

For fans of Girl Boss by Sophie Amoruso, I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones and You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero comes the latest book from best-selling author, entrepreneur, and master life coach Cara Alwill Leyba. Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ah. Millenials.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

quick read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I always appreciate hearing from a variety of voices. worth the read. highly recommend