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  • The Coddling of the American Mind

  • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • Written by: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 258

The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two of today's great minds at work.

  • By Adam Milne on 2018-10-09

Such an enlightening and important book!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-22

the content is useful and very well thought out. I like that they provide context, supporting evidence, discussion from various perspectives, and then possible solutions. great read!!!

  • Indian Horse

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Richard Wagamese
  • Narrated by: Jason Ryll
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Saul Indian Horse is in critical condition. Sitting feeble in an alcoholism treatment facility, he is told that sharing his story will help relieve his agony. Though skeptical, he embarks on a heartbreaking journey from the present - and into the woods of Northern Ontario, where his life began in a snowy Ojibway camp. The tale that follows is one of great pain and great determination from Richard Wagamese, an author who "never seems to waste a shot" ( New York Times).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching and Humbling

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-11

Moving Story

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Reviewed: 2018-09-21

This story pulled me in and felt as though I was inside the mind or personal journal of the character Saul. it reminded me that every person has a deep story and past that is worth recognizing. #Audible1

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • Written by: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History and Storytelling at its Finest!

  • By Paula McLeod Smith on 2019-02-12

Loved this series!

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Reviewed: 2018-09-20

This series, and this book in particular is a fun exploration of fictional lives during an incredible period of history. I enjoyed all the characters, thought the story ward very compelling and the performance was excellent and matched the story well. #Audible1

  • Ready Player One

  • Written by: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing really good I loved any 13+ would love it.

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-01-07

Fun!

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Reviewed: 2018-09-18

This book is a great listen, very entertaining, and keeps you wanting more. It's a fun story, and the action is easy to imagine. The narrator did a great job, I felt like it was very authentic!

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • Written by: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,916
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,907

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10

An amazing story!

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Reviewed: 2018-05-25

This book took me only a week to read. it was so thoughtfully written, put in such a perspective that really helps the reader understand how circumstances and situations are so impactful to the outcome of people's lives. the complexity of growing up in apartheid are so much more apparent in reading this. the author was serious, yet funny which keeps the tone light but maintains the impact of the story.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • Written by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • transformational

  • By Leigh on 2017-11-08

transformational

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Reviewed: 2017-11-08

This book is incredibly useful. my advice would be that if it doesn't resonate, then pick it up again at a later date. it is simple, insightful, and applicable to every aspect of life.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful