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Margaret Brown-Bury

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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • Written by: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been a twenty minute book

  • By Xero Hax on 2017-10-23

Not quite for me

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-05

The message was good, and I wanted to be won over... but something about the delivery just rubbed me the wrong way.

  • Switch

  • How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  • Written by: Dan Heath, Chip Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Third listen

  • By chuck on 2019-07-12

Fascinating and well presented.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-24

An interesting subject matter with great illustrative examples. The narrator does a good job keeping things flowing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • Written by: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Expanded autobiographical version of her TED talk

  • By Blythe on 2018-05-17

I'm in love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-15

I absolutely loved this. The message and the delivery were so spot on. Never preachy. Felt like just getting caught up with an old friend and realizing some things about life along the way.

Definitely glad I read it as an audio book... Amanda Palmer's voice and cadence and timing just really added to the narrative. also music. always a delightful bonus.

  • Paris 1919

  • Six Months That Changed the World
  • Written by: Margaret MacMillan
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 25 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, renowned historian Margaret MacMillan's best-selling Paris 1919 is the story of six remarkable months that changed the world. At the close of WWI, between January and July of 1919, delegates from around the world converged on Paris under the auspices of peace. New countries were created, old empires were dissolved, and for six months, Paris was the center of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and interesting

  • By Margaret Brown-Bury on 2018-08-16

Informative and interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-16

Incrediably full of facts and information without being too bland. The narrator is good, albeit not great, and pleasing to listen to. Not always clear when she is reading a quote - other Macmillan books I have listened to, the narrator took on accents which nicely broke things up. But her voice is good and her pace with the constant onslaught of facts is good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Into Thin Air

  • Written by: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping.

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-03-24

well narrated

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-20

The narrator is fantastic, does a great job with the accents. The story is interesting, but also very enraging. I didn't have a lot of respect for people who climbed Everest before, less so now... but it was interesting to get the first hand account of the foolishness.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Life on the Road

  • Written by: Gloria Steinem
  • Narrated by: Debra Winger, Gloria Steinem
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Gloria Steinem - writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world - now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read. A must for any woman.

  • By Christina Ally on 2019-05-09

Utterly fantastic book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-07

Such interesting stories and profound insights on the world. Would listen to it again for sure, and am recommending to everyone.

  • Women Who Run with the Wolves

  • Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • Written by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing Wisdom

  • By Sara on 2018-08-10

Very interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-23

The concept is interesting, but more to the point is Clarissa Pinkola Estes narration is just really pleasing to listen to.