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Tim Woodward sr

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  • In Pieces

  • Written by: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw & Truthful Autobiography

  • By Cindy Susut on 2018-12-05

very emotional, but wonderfully shared

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-23

Thank Sally, for being so open about your life. We love you very, very much!!!

  • What Einstein Got Wrong

  • Written by: Dan Hooper, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dan Hooper
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

These 12 half-hour lectures are about what Einstein got wrong. He may have kindled a scientific revolution with his famous theory of relativity and his proof that atoms and light quanta exist, but he balked at accepting the most startling implications of these theories - such as the existence of black holes, the big bang, gravity waves, and mind-bendingly strange phenomena in the quantum realm. This course by research physicist Dan Hooper of the University of Chicago assumes no background in science and uses very little math.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting look at the impact of Einstein

  • By Mike Reiter on 2019-04-02

Dan Hooper Rocks!!!

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Reviewed: 2019-03-08

Dan Hooper's love for Science shows through in his own delivery of these courses! His respect for the historical significance of the great thinkers of the past is also obvious even though parts of the course is about their mistakes.
Thank you Dan so much!!!

  • Rick Mercer Final Report

  • Written by: Rick Mercer
  • Narrated by: Rick Mercer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction - but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked Canada. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report - the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show - would be the last. This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must for any mercer fan

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-23

OMG!!! Rick Mercer is hilarious!!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-03

I've seen Rick on TV a few times, but my life is just too busy to watch television on a regular basis.
After listening to this audio book, I sorta regret missing all of his shows.
He doesn't hold back on his comments at all. But he makes you laugh too, which actually helps you remember the point too!
And ...yes people‌, signal before you get into the left-hand turning lane!!!! Putting your signal on as your actually in the middle of making the turn is just a waste of time!!!! And share the road, Please!!!

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  • Okay Fine Whatever

  • The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things
  • Written by: Courtenay Hameister
  • Narrated by: Courtenay Hameister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

For most of her life (and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show), Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety. She fretted about everything. Her age. Her size. Her romantic prospects. How likely it was that she would get hit by a bus on the way home. Until a couple years ago, when, in her mid-forties, she decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties by spending a year doing little things that scared her - things that the average person might consider doing for a half second before deciding: "nope." 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone can relate to this story

  • By Tim Woodward sr on 2019-01-01

everyone can relate to this story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-01

other than a little too much swearing, this book is a great look at oneself and helps to make it easier to forgive yourself for your mistakes that you will obviously make.
Thank you Courtenay for such a hilarious story about our weaknesses and giving us the courage to be patient while trying to correct them.

  • Racing to the Finish

  • Written by: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Gabe Wicks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    5 out of 5 stars 10

When NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt, Jr., retired from professional stock car racing in 2017, he walked away from his career as a healthy man. But for years, he had worried that the worsening effects of multiple racing-related concussions would end not only his time on the track but his ability to live a full and happy life. Torn between a race-at-all-costs culture and the fear that something was terribly wrong, Earnhardt tried to pretend everything was fine, but the private notes about his escalating symptoms that he kept on his phone reveal a vicious cycle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Dale for your honesty!!

  • By Tim Woodward sr on 2018-11-16

Thank you Dale for your honesty!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-11-16

When I was 8 years old I was going down a hill on my bicycle. Part way down, going quite fast, I fell off my bike and ended up in the middle of the road unconscious. I was brought to the hospital where I had digressed to a coma. I came out of the coma later that day, but I didn't realize it for three days.
Soon after tinnitus developed.
I'm is my sixties now and still have never ending ringing in my ears.

Having always been a Dale Earnhardt Jr fan and then listening to Dale's book about his experience and why he shared it makes me respect him a thousand times more deeply.

Great Book, great story.

  • The Second Coming

  • A Thriller
  • Written by: John Heubusch
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

When a fallen angel is mistakenly resurrected from the blood of an evil "Watcher" taken from the Shroud of Turin, the fiend's first gift to the world is an unstoppable plague. Dr. Jon Bondurant, the forensic anthropologist and avowed atheist, joins with devout Domenika Josef to bring another child of the Shroud into the world to save it, this one borne of DNA believed to be that of Jesus Christ. Can this child be the answer to their - and mankind's - prayers? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - fantastic narration

  • By Tim Woodward sr on 2018-11-14

Great Book - fantastic narration

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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: 2018-11-14

This book is a wonderful follow-up to The Shroud Conspiracy, but my review is about the narration. Paul Boehner's narration of the book is incredible!!. Just the slightest accent change in his voice changes character so perfectly. From women to man, from American to Italian. Very enjoyable to listen to!

  • The Shroud Conspiracy

  • A Novel
  • Written by: John Heubusch
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real, but he knows better. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin, said to be the burial cloth that covered the body of Christ, he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the shroud is a fake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incrediblely suspenseful story

  • By Tim Woodward sr on 2018-10-30

incrediblely suspenseful story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-30

it kept me wondering.... what's next, what else could happen!!!!
Paul Boehner reading of it is the best too. You knew what character, male or female just the way he said it. So much feelings were felt in the way he read it.

it's ending is superb too. Hopefully there is a sequel.

  • Never Broken

  • Songs Are Only Half the Story
  • Written by: Jewel
  • Narrated by: Jewel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

New York Times best-selling poet and multiplatinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood, rise to fame, marriage, and motherhood. She writes beautifully about growing up amid the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and childhood trauma, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jewel - an incredible Singer

  • By Tim Woodward sr on 2018-09-18

Jewel - an incredible Singer

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-18

#Audible1
I love her music...its digs deep into your soul when listening to it.
Listening to this book, narrated by Jewel, was a wonderful experience, especially when she sings several times throughout the book. I could imagine some of the hardships she must have gone through, especially with her mother betraying her the way she did.
The only problem I found with the book is she writes it as if her experiences and the way she works through them are the perfect answer for everyone.
I did truly enjoy the book but just got a little frustrated with the length of time she spends on each occurrence. It comes across as a self-help book.