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  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem | Joan Didion

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
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    Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (Annie Hall, The Family Stone) performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the neighborhood’s heyday as a countercultural center.

    wsp says: "Narrator ruins it beyond repair"
  • The Year of Magical Thinking | Joan Didion

    The Year of Magical Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    "Life changes fast....You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal coronary. The two had lived and worked side by side for nearly 40 years.

    Michael says: "Great book to Read, but I didn’t like it"
  • The White Album | Joan Didion

    The White Album

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Susan Varon
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    First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era - including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall - through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written with a commanding sureness of tone and linguistic precision, The White Album is a central example of American reportage and a classic of American autobiography.

    George says: "A great portrait of a fascinating time."
  • Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World | Joan Druett

    Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joan Druett
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864, Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave inspires his men to take action.

    Tiffany says: "One of the Best Stories Ever Told!"
  • The Painted Queen: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense | Elizabeth Peters,Joan Hess

    The Painted Queen: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
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    Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with a knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word - "murder" - before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia's name and room number.

    Amazon Customer says: "Just did not feel like the Peabody Emersons"
  • The Relationship Cure | John M. Gottman,Joan DeClaire

    The Relationship Cure

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John M. Gottman, Joan DeClaire
    • Narrated By John M. Gottman
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    A five-step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers, The Relationship Cure offers a simple but profound program that will fundamentally transform the quality of all the relationships in your life.

    Mark Taylor says: "Buy in Print. Audiobook good only as refresher."
  • Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage | John M. Gottman,Julie Schwartz Gottman,Joan DeClaire

    Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John M. Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman, Joan DeClaire
    • Narrated By Susan Denaker
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    In 1994, Dr. John Gottman and his colleagues at the University of Washington made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predict, with more than 90-percent accuracy, whether a marriage would succeed or fail. The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods.

    DGM says: "One of the basics"
  • Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy | Joan Halifax

    Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

    • ORIGINAL (13 mins)
    • By Joan Halifax
    • Narrated By Joan Halifax
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    Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.

  • Play It As It Lays | Joan Didion

    Play It As It Lays

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
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    A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It As It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the listener.

    Darryl says: "a bit existential and good"
  • Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy | Joan Magretta

    Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Joan Magretta
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
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    Michael Porter’s groundbreaking ideas on competition and strategy have unfolded over three decades and are spread across a dauntingly long list of publications. Every manager can name individual pieces of his work - competitive advantage, the value chain, five forces - but no one, not even Porter himself, has put the entire puzzle together to reveal it as an integrated whole. This lucid, concise audiobook does just that. This book provides an engaging summary of Porter’s ideas and an invaluable synthesis of this important body of work....

    Douglas C. Bates says: "Clearer Than The Original"
  • Blue Nights | Joan Didion

    Blue Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
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    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old.

    Doggy Bird says: "Extremely moving memoir, well-narrated"
  • White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America | Joan C. Williams

    White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Joan C. Williams
    • Narrated By Liisa Ivary
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    Around the world, populist movements are gaining traction among the white working class. Meanwhile, members of the professional elite - journalists, managers, and establishment politicians - are on the outside looking in, left to argue over the reasons. Williams explains that many people have conflated "working class" with "poor" - but the working class is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. They often resent the poor and the professionals alike. But they don't resent the truly rich.

    LL says: "Great book. Voice actor made it hard to follow."
  • Improvement: A Novel | Joan Silber

    Improvement: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joan Silber
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Adenrele Ojo, Hillary Huber, and others
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    Reyna knows her relationship with Boyd isn't perfect; yet she sees him through a three-month stint at Riker's Island, their bond growing tighter. Kiki, now settled in the East Village after a youth that took her to Turkey and other far-off places - and loves - around the world, admires her niece's spirit but worries that motherhood to four-year-old Oliver might complicate a difficult situation. Little does she know that Boyd is pulling Reyna into a smuggling scheme across state lines, violating his probation.

  • Soar | Joan Bauer

    Soar

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Joan Bauer
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch
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    Jeremiah is the world's biggest baseball fan. He really loves baseball, and he knows just about everything there is to know about his favorite sport. So when he's told he can't play baseball following an operation on his heart, Jeremiah decides he'll do the next best thing and become a coach. Hillcrest, where Jeremiah and his father, Walt, have just moved, is a town known for its championship baseball team. But Jeremiah finds the town caught up in a scandal and about ready to give up on baseball.

    Luiza says: "Amazing Book"
  • South and West: From a Notebook | Joan Didion

    South and West: From a Notebook

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr, Nathaniel Rich
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    Joan Didion has always kept notebooks - of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays, and articles - and here is one such draft that traces a road trip she took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

    C. Telfair says: ""Notes" Are Not a Book"
  • A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman | Joan Anderson

    A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joan Anderson
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future.

    Kathy C. says: "Free too be a woman of my own making."
  • Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life | Melissa Joan Hart

    Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Melissa Joan Hart
    • Narrated By Melissa Joan Hart
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    Thousands of young people consider Melissa Joan Hart an integral part of their childhoods. She played the title roles in the trailblazing Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All and the wildly popular Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but she never let fame go to her head.

    donna says: "Very Enjoyable listen LOVED IT !!"
  • Salvador | Joan Didion

    Salvador

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Joan Didion
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
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    The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war. The writer is Joan Didion, who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of terror - its mechanisms, rationales, and intimate relation to United States foreign policy. As ash travels from battlefields to body dumps, interviews a puppet president, and considers the distinctly Salvadoran grammar of the verb "to disappear," Didion gives us a book that is germane to any country in which bloodshed has become a standard tool of politics.

    Darwin8u says: "Didion writes like an orthopedic surgeon cuts"
  • Diary of a Mad Diva | Joan Rivers

    Diary of a Mad Diva

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Joan Rivers
    • Narrated By Joan Rivers
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    Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified—who the hell does Melissa think she is? That fat pig, Bridget Jones? But as Joan, being both beautiful and introspective, begins to record her day-to-day musings, she realizes she has a lot to say. About everything. And everyone, God help them..

    Fermin says: "ICON"
  • The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully | Joan Chittister

    The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Joan Chittister
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Bookser Barkley
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    The Gift of Years looks at the many dimensions of aging, the purposes and concerns, struggles and surprises, the potential and joys. It deals with the sense of rejection that comes from feeling out of it. It reflects on the temptation to isolate oneself from the changes taking place, and on the need to stay involved. It discusses issues of health and well-being and the need to put one's affairs in order. It describes what happens as old relationships end and shift....

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