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    • Reborn on the Run

    • My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
    • By: Catra Corbett, Dan England
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it and decides to run her first marathon after that.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No flow

    • By Andrew on 12-16-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Call Me Cockroach

    • Based on a True Story
    • By: Leigh Byrne
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The rest of the story...

    • By Dani S. on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • No One Tells You This

    • A Memoir
    • By: Glynnis MacNicol
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Emily on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Buried Memories

    • Katie Beers' Story
    • By: Katie Beers, Carolyn Gusoff - co-author
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan, Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her prekidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Can Come Back

    • By Susie on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Women's Work

    • A Reckoning with Work and Home
    • By: Megan K. Stack
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    A National Book Award finalist's unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothers. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Almost insightful...but not quite

    • By Sandra Mizumoto Posey on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Lush

    • A Memoir
    • By: Kerry Cohen
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    When Kerry Cohen reached her early 40s, she realized she had a drinking problem - just enough to blur the edges of her life that had become a monotony of working, carpooling the kids to school, and everyday distractions. What she also realized was that she wasn't the only one. Lush is a gripping memoir that examines Kerry's struggles with alcohol, a struggle that a rising number of middle-aged women are facing. Wonderfully poignant and relatable, Lush follows Kerry as she attempts to rediscover the awe in her life, leaving mistakes, regrets, and the bottle behind her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Let Me Get This Off My Chest

    • A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares
    • By: Margaret Lesh
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments...Margaret Lesh shares it all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She'll tell you when it's okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital, and gives suggestions on how to cope in those dark moments of the soul.  

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Running with Raven

    • The Amazing Story of One Man, His Passion, and the Community He Inspired
    • By: Laura Lee Huttenbach
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Raven Kraft has changed the lives of thousands who have run with him - many of them hundreds of times. From all 50 states and dozens of countries, across all age groups and backgrounds, they come to run with Raven, and in the process find friendship, inspiration - and a nickname. Among them is author Laura Lee "White Lightning" Huttenbach, who has logged over 1,000 miles of Raven Runs. Here she explores the stories of dozens of others about why they started running with Raven - and why they keep coming back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get an hour in and you’re hooked

    • By duskers on 12-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Run the World

    • My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe
    • By: Becky Wade
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her yearlong exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia - nine countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running - investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not exactly Born to Run

    • By Christopher on 11-09-16
    • My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe
    • By: Becky Wade
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 07-05-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: $25.09

    • I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny

    • One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion
    • By: Abby Rosmarin
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    From when I learned I don't have a sex-phone operator voice to when I fainted in the middle of a shoot. From when I bombed a movie audition to when I was upstaged by the modeling equivalent of a soccer mom. It's all here. So sit back, relax, and listen to a few stories that will remind you that modeling is about as glamorous as babysitting a bunch of toddlers. Toddlers on a sugar rush. By the way, your keys are underneath your jacket in the kitchen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Real Story

    • By Me & My Girls on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Places I Stopped on the Way Home

    • A Memoir of Chaos and Grace
    • By: Meg Fee
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City - from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, from chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere to finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village. Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Unraveling Anne

    • By: Laurel Saville
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In 1950s Los Angeles, Anne Ford was the epitome of the California golden girl, a former beauty queen and model-turned-fashion designer whose success and charm were legendary. So how is it possible that such a woman could die in squalor, an alcoholic street person brutally murdered in a burned-out West Hollywood building? In searching for answers to the heartbreaking trajectory of her mother’s life, writer Laurel Saville plumbed the depths of Anne’s troubled past and her own eccentric childhood to untangle the truth of an exceptional, yet tragic, existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Choked and sputtered before it took off

    • By Peaches on 03-15-16

    Regular price: $13.99