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  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,617

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Memoir

  • By Vicki Anderson on 2018-09-14

Intriguing story

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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: 2019-02-19

I really enjoyed this story. It was involving enough that you came I found myself emotionally tied to the protagonist.

  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • Written by: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This audiobook answers this question.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Rumble with Platitudes

  • By MMH Toronto on 2018-11-11

Easy to listen to and practical

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-19

I enjoyed this book- it was a good length to remain interesting for its duration and provided practical tools for leading in the workplace. Most of the examples were workplace-centric but could still be applied to other situations in life.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful