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Julia Lifchits

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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Audrey Beattie on 2018-12-17

wonderful story! wonderful reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

simply enjoyable. Listened in one go. The voices were absolutely delightful with the accents and intonations!

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  • Emotional Agility

  • Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life
  • Written by: Susan David
  • Narrated by: Susan David
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

The path to personal and professional fulfillment is rarely straight. Ask anyone who has achieved his or her biggest goals or whose relationships thrive, and you'll hear stories of many unexpected detours along the way. What separates those who master these challenges and those who get derailed? The answer is agility - emotional agility.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting studies, but get the book version!

  • By ELeS on 2018-06-24

really enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-17

excellent for learning and excellent just for listening and enjoying. great stuff. would read more by this author

  • The Book of Joy

  • Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • Written by: Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Carlton Abrams, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 111

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would rate it more than 5 stars if I could!

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-11

What a wonderful textbook for happiness

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-01-28

Will listen to it again, to re-learn or just to hear the soothing, meaningful messages

  • Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

  • Written by: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  • Narrated by: Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

À Paris, dans les années soixante, Momo, treize ans, mal aimé par son père, triste et solitaire, se lie d'amitié avec le vieux Monsieur Ibrahim, épicier philosophe de la rue Bleue. Sur une composition arabisante d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, une relation d'amitié qui dépasse les croyances et les générations et nous initie à la tolérance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • trop beau

  • By Julia Lifchits on 2018-01-11

trop beau

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-01-11

L'humour et la sagesse de ce livre sont si précieux. Et quel plaisir d'écouter l'histoire racontée par l'auteur, avec les accents des personnages!!