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  • Zero Waste Home

  • The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
  • Written by: Bea Johnson
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better. They now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring!

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-06-03

THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-23

I cannot recommend this book enough!! I stumbled across this book by the Daily Deal and could not be more thankful. The author explores her journey from the typical “American Dream” life of extreme consumerism, to her current life of producing no waste. I appreciated that the story covers all the pit falls of her journey and is unpretentious. This book launched my own journey to a life of zero waste and I will forever be thankful!

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • Written by: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is excellent!

  • By Melanie McLean on 2018-06-10

Perfect for a drive

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-23

Absolutely love listening to this classic while on a road trip! Something about the story, characters, and narration is perfectly suited to a long solo drive. Excellent story, easy listen, and worth the buy.

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    Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    622 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • FREE - The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By TC on 2017-09-24

Disturbing and Necessary

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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: 2018-08-23

Besides being a literary classic, The Handmaid’s Tale is a must listen for anyone interested in a cultural jolt. This book is SO relevant to our current political and cultural climate in North America. The narration by Danes is perfectly suited and enhances the eerie mood of the novel.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • Written by: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, not great narration

  • By Monana on 2018-05-14

Taken to heart, will change your life

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-18

This book is amazing! I especially loved Marie’s explanation of how to properly fold and store clothing. The narration was a little monotonous, but suited the overall content. I will absolutely be listening to this again and/or reading it. Feeling so inspired!

  • Goodbye, Things

  • The New Japanese Minimalism
  • Written by: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo - he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Regular Guys Experience

  • By PBJ on 2018-06-13

Inspiring and clear

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-15

The advice and recounting of the author’s own journey to minimalism are unpretentious and clear. I felt like minimalism is an achievable and joyful goal after listening to this book. Many lovely quotes, and I got used to the narrators voice after a while.