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    • The Honey Bus

    • A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
    • By: Meredith May
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split, and suddenly, she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment, she discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching story

    • By Tess Villa on 05-31-19

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Comfort Food Diaries

    • My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart
    • By: Emily Nunn
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé, and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily - an avid cook and professional food writer - poured her heart out on Facebook. The next morning she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she'd made a terrible mistake - only to discover she had more friends than she knew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Recipe for Finding a Way Forward

    • By Catherine S. Read on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Honey Bus

    • A Girl Raised by Bees
    • By: Meredith May
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Meredith May is abandoned by both parents, she ends up learning life lessons about family, generosity and resilience from a rather unexpected source: the honeybees her grandfather keeps in Big Sur. In a converted WWII military bus marooned in the backyard, Grandpa shows her the nuances of harvesting honey while the bees become a guiding force in her life, bonding her to the natural world and modeling a successful community that thrives on industry, democratic decision-making and loyalty.

    Regular price: $10.20

    • On Being 40(ish)

    • By: Lindsey Mead - editor
    • Narrated by: Janina Edwards, Madeleine Maby, Soneela Nankani, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the vein of The Bitch in the House, 15 powerful women offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what it’s really like turning 40 - and life beyond.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Impossible Odds

    • The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six
    • By: Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: Anthony Flacco, Candace Thaxton, George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    On October 25, 2011, aid worker Jessica Buchanan was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom by an organized band of Somali land pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters. Every terrifying moment Jessica spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. Finally, on January 25, 2012, President Barack Obama ordered a rescue operation by a team of 24 Navy SEALs. Impossible Odds is a harrowing and heart-wrenching memoir of Jessica's kidnapping, her three months in captivity, and her rescue by the Navy SEALs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Survival Story

    • By Jen-nay! on 12-07-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Reckonings

    • By: Lacy M. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, her “instant classic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of kidnapping and rape, when a woman asked her what she would like to happen to her rapist. This collection, a meditative extension of that answer, draws from philosophy, art, literature, mythology, anthropology, film, and other fields, as well as Johnson’s personal experience, to consider how our ideas about justice might be expanded beyond vengeance and retribution to include acts of compassion, patience, mercy, and grace. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want to read her other books now

    • By Lydia on 12-20-18

    Regular price: $18.89