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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 61,740
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55,723
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55,503

    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

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You can’t be off the grid forever....it ain’t ‘right’!

    • By Charmaine P on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Summer at Tiffany

    • By: Marjorie Hart
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Hart takes us back to the magical time when she and Marty rubbed elbows with the rich and famous; pinched pennies to eat at the Automat; experienced nightlife at La Martinique; and danced away their weekends with dashing midshipmen. Between being dazzled by Judy Garland's honeymoon visit to Tiffany, celebrating VJ Day in Times Square, and mingling with Caf society, she fell in love, learned unforgettable lessons, and made important decisions that would change her future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a charming memoir, simply and ably told

    • By Robin on 04-24-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 211

    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, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and difficult to put down.

    • By B. Borrowman on 07-18-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Identity Theft

    • Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke
    • By: Debra E. Meyerson PhD, Danny Zuckerman
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Identity Theft centers on Debra’s experience: her stroke, her extraordinary efforts to recover, and her journey to redefine herself. But she also draws on her skills as a social scientist, sharing stories from several dozen fellow survivors, family members, friends, colleagues, therapists, and doctors she has met and interviewed. By sharing this diversity of experiences, Debra highlights how every person is different, every stroke is different, and every recovery is different.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Fay Wray and Robert Riskin

    • A Hollywood Memoir
    • By: Victoria Riskin
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer. Fay Wray was most famous as the woman - the blonde in a diaphanous gown - who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong. The book’s - and Wray’s - counterpart: Robert Riskin, considered one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. Fay Wray and Robert Riskin lived large lives, finding each other after establishing their artistic selves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful book, movingly narrated

    • By Ariel Kronman on 03-11-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Love, Lust & Faking It

    • The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance
    • By: Jenny McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Best-selling author Jenny McCarthy returns to her comic roots in this candid, wise, and witty look at women, men, sex, romance, heartbreak, love, and how (not) to fake it. In Love, Lust & Faking It, the inveterate truth teller turns the lights on for a funny, often poignant, and no-holds-barred look at the essence of relationships: love and sex.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!

    • By Ericka on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Tooth and Nail

    • The Making of a Female Fight Doctor
    • By: Linda D. Dahl
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Fresh out of medical school, Linda D. Dahl was nervous to begin her surgical residency in the Bronx. Compounding the long hours and overwhelming workload, Dahl felt like a perpetual fish out of water. One night, at her husband’s urging, Dahl watched a boxing match between Shane Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya. Watching Mosley survive against the odds gave Dahl hope that she, too, could find her footing. Later, when she was in practice on the Upper East Side, Dahl received a phone call from the New York State Athletic Commission. They were looking for a fight doctor. Dahl accepted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting and inspiring

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • A Sliver of Light

    • Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
    • By: Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, Sarah Shourd
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom, Julia Whelan, Tristan Morris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story.

    In summer 2009 Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourdwere hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How a fun day hiking can change your life

    • By Jean on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Head Case

    • My Brain and Other Wonders
    • By: Cole Cohen
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The summer before she was set to head out of state to pursue her MFA, 26-year-old Cole Cohen submitted herself to a battery of tests. For as long as she could remember, she'd struggled with a series of learning disabilities that made it nearly impossible to judge time and space - standing at a crosswalk, she couldn't tell you if an oncoming car would arrive in 10 seconds or 30; if you asked her to let you know when 10 minutes had passed, she might notify you in a minute or an hour.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Happy Chaos

    • From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures In Between
    • By: Soleil Moon Frye
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye---the adorable girl who played her on TV---is all grown up. Now she's a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids' clothing line into a partnership with Target, and a social media whiz with millions of followers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By brooke on 01-27-15
    • From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures In Between
    • By: Soleil Moon Frye
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 09-19-11
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Is There Still Sex in the City?

    • By: Candace Bushnell
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Candace Bushnell gets personal in her new memoir - an investigation into what happens when a woman of a certain age (ok, let's call it 'middle') finds herself not-so-young, free and single in the city. MILFs, cougars, love, sex, divorce - Candace's brilliantly funny and honest first-person account lays bare the truth behind middle-aged romance.

    Regular price: $21.81