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Charlene Perry

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  • Wanderlust

  • Written by: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fluffy Escape

  • By Rachel on 2018-12-14

Loved it :)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-23

My first experience with audio romance. So well read by the voice actors, it was like they were in my home. And that accent, oh my. I will listen to anything Mr. Armitage reads ;) The story was sweet, and spicy, with just the right mix of love and heat. It felt real, like this could really be someones story.

  • Untangled

  • Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
  • Written by: Lisa Damour
  • Narrated by: Lisa Damour
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Lisa Damour, PhD, director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter's erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff!

  • By sazzie on 2018-11-08

Critical for Parents of Girls at Any Age

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-16

A must-read for anyone caring for a girl. As the name implies, it untangles the complicated inner lives of girls. Easy to absorb and perfectly engaging. Revolves heavily around the public-school, mainstream culture.

  • Ep. 5: How Much Should I Lie to My Kid About Pot? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

As pot becomes legal in many jurisdictions, and as more and more parents themselves smoke pot, the question becomes how do you deal with your children smoking pot? It seems ridiculously hypocritical to pretend that marijuana is some great evil. On the other hand, the reality of pot is that it’s hardly the medicinal harmless product that the anti-prohibitionists have sold it as. For this episode (not for myself of course), I buy and smoke pot with friends who have had to deal with pot and their children to learn about the new reality. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 3: How Do You Choose the Right Name? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Luxx, Gryffynne, the list of horrible additions to the world’s names is getting longer at an incredible clip. Names are one of the most important parenting decisions anyone with kids will ever make. Names matter more than we think they do. As Marshall McLuhan once wrote, "The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers." Recent research has shown that names influence everything from your chances at getting a job to the shape of your face. We look at how. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 2: Will You Ever Get Laid Again? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

This may be the most intimate episode of this show. We talk to men and women, anonymously mostly, about their experience of dealing with their sexuality after childbirth. How do they survive? How do they deal with their wives' changing bodies? In this episode, we get men to talk about the stuff they just do not talk about ordinarily. It’s shocking to hear honesty on the subject. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 1: How Do You Stop Yelling at Your Kids? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Is yelling the new spanking? The research on yelling gets clearer and clearer by the day. It is both totally ineffective as a tool and just imprints violence into your children. Everybody kind of knows this. But we all yell at our kids over the same stuff every day, and we yell at them because the yelling doesn't work. We figure out how to stop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Warmor on 2019-04-09

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 7: How Much Risk is the Right Amount of Risk? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Why are we so afraid for our kids when, by any reasonable standard, they are living in the safest period in history? I spoke to a bunch of fascinating people with kids who know about negotiating risk - like Will Gadd the mountaineer. But we also went to the Adventure Playground on Governor's Island in New York and reported on it. We want our kids to be adventurous, but can barely stand to let them actually BE adventurous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 8: The Dangers of Smart Phones (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

I was more scared about giving my kid a phone than about anything else I have exposed him to. Imagine what he can do with it. It’s like giving him a bottle of bourbon and a gun at the same time. Here we look past the fear and the hype: What are the advantages of having your kid on a phone (knowing where they are, increasing their social exposure)? What are the disadvantages? It’s all very well and good to say, "the less technology the better." But the technology is so damn useful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 9: How Do You Talk to Your Children About Porn? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Internet pornography is increasingly one of the dominant issues of human sexuality. YouPorn alone is four times as big as the website for CNN. The effects of this vast new force on our sexual lives, and on the lives of our sons, are still totally unknown. I mean, Internet pornography arrived in my life in my mid-thirties and it threw me. Imagine what it must be like for a fifteen-year old boy. We talk to pro-porn people and anti-porn people. We also discuss porn with a porn star - “the smallest cock in the hall of fame” - who happens to be one of the most wonderful, loving fathers we spoke to in the whole show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1

  • Ep. 10: How Much Does a Father Really Matter? (How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad)

  • Written by: Stephen Marche, Audible Original
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

This is the longest episode in the series because we talked to so many people. It is a general survey of the state of modern fatherhood. We speak to a family that has three members: a lesbian couple and the gay father. We speak to somebody who lived among the Aka tribe in the Congo who are the world’s greatest fathers, who even occasionally breastfeed their children. We travel to Japan and attend classes in fatherhood for men who have no experience of living with their own children. It is a profoundly moving journey which shows that fatherhood, while being redefined constantly, remains vital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Encouraging

  • By Charlene Perry on 2018-09-20

Helpful and Encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

Helpful and encouraging for both mom's and dad's. Although aimed at fathers, this series is a great listen for mom's as well. Less of the pat-on-the-back sentimentality that usually drips from mommy self-help, and more practical down-to-earth investigations. My husband enjoyed it as well, and it gave us some good talking points and conversation starters. #Audible1