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THE ART OF SHOWING UP How to Be There for Yourself and Your People

by Rachel Wilkerson Miller | Read by Robin Eller

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Robin Eller's earnest performance works well with this extensive lesson on how to put 100% of yourself into living your life. The can-do energy in her voice keeps the audiobook moving, even when the quantity and variety of advice threaten to overwhelm. Eller's optimism and clear interpretations make the message sound immediate and useful: Learn to be more engaged and receptive... Read More


THE BRAVE LEARNER Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

by Julie Bogart, Susan Wise Bauer [Fore.] | Read by Julie Bogart

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Julie Bogart's performance has a buoyancy that helps listeners awaken to her inspiring message that education is about more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. With her naturally appealing delivery, she sounds at once youthful and wise--an appealing teacher to learn from and grow with. Attribute some of this accessibility to her neighborly writing. She makes sophisticated... Read More


ENDING PARKINSON'S DISEASE A Prescription for Action

by Ray Dorsey Todd Sherer, Michael S. Okun, Bastiaan R. Bloem | Read by Alex Hyde-White

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

In a matter-of-fact newscaster-style delivery, narrator Alex Hyde-White begins this audiobook with some startling statistics: From 1990 to 2015, the number of those with Parkinson's disease doubled to 6.3 million, and by 2040, it's expected to double again, making Parkinson's the world's fastest-growing neurological disorder. Considering that the disease was virtually unknown... Read More


FIERCE, FREE, AND FULL OF FIRE The Guide to Being Glorious You

by Jen Hatmaker | Read by Jen Hatmaker

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Jen Hatmaker narrates her latest book, aimed squarely at her many female followers, with her customary passion and next-door-neighbor familiarity. Hatmaker opens by telling listeners that they are getting bonus content with the audiobook: additional tracks with interviews from her hugely popular "For the Love" podcast, with guests such as authors Shauna Niequist (PRESENT OVER... Read More


MASTERING ADULTHOOD Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up

by Lara E. Fielding | Read by Lara E. Fielding

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Psychologist Lara Fielding's narrating personality is well suited to her helpful lesson on managing difficult and intrusive feelings. She delivers her work, aimed primarily at young adults, with professional-level clarity and a cheerful tone. The latter quality is necessary, given the types of emotional distortions and painful instability her suggestions target. From her... Read More


MINDING MISS MANNERS In an Era of Fake Etiquette

by Judith Martin | Read by Jacobina Martin

Andrews McMeel Publishing | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Who better to narrate etiquette maven Miss Manners' audiobook than her daughter, Jacobina Martin? The queries discussed range from earnest to almost nonsensical, particularly when technology and contemporary behavior are the subjects. Martin's impressive talents perfectly mirror the questions asked and her mother's often hilariously sarcastic responses to "gentle readers."... Read More


OUT OF MY SKULL The Psychology of Boredom

by James Danckert, John D. Eastwood | Read by Liam Gerrard

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Liam Gerrard's chipper performance would seem at odds with the subject of Danckert and Eastwood's audiobook. Yet, it's perfect. In this wide-ranging discussion on boredom, Gerrard's tone captures the authors' enthusiasm for a topic most would ignore. Listeners are given background on why people experience boredom. The discussion is philosophically engaging. Is boredom the... Read More


PATHWAYS TO WELL-BEING Helping Educators [and Others] Find Balance in a Connected World

by Susan Brooks-Young, Sara Armstrong | Read by Callie Beaulieu

International Society for Technology in Education | Unabridged
Personal Growth

This is the no-nonsense guide to cultivating positive emotions that many listeners can really use right now. The authors teach practical ways to gain focus, to harness gratitude and movement, and to illicit positivity, empathy, and kindness. They also impart the fascinating science behind mental well-being and how to cultivate it. Since the audiobook describes but does not... Read More



Earphones Award Winner

by Marianne Williamson | Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Carrington McDuffie communicates the revolutionary spirit and intellectual depth behind spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson's most recent audiobook. With McDuffie's mature voice and thoughtful pacing, her sound has the stature needed to deliver this work, which blends the author's lyrical writing with ideas and sensibilities that seem to have come from the ancients.... Read More


SPIDER, SPIN ME A WEB A Handbook for Fiction Writers

by Lawrence Block | Read by Richard M. Neer

Lawrence Block | Unabridged
Personal Growth

"Those who can, write. Those who cannot, write about writing," writes Block with the self-deprecation for which he--a famous writer--is justly famous. This collection of WRITER'S DIGEST columns reaches for the informality of a seminar of the type Block and his wife, Lynne, once ran. Narrator Richard Neer even becomes a ventriloquist, interrupting himself with fictional... Read More


WHEN THE WORLD FEELS LIKE A SCARY PLACE Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

by Abigail Gewirtz | Read by Robin Miles

Workman Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Robin Miles's performance channels the type of wise and nurturing voice you'd expect to hear from a child psychologist who aims to help kids deal with today's tumultuous world. With phrasing clarity that is at once relaxed and focused, she sounds like a teacher or care provider parents want to learn from. And the author doesn't disappoint with her accessible lesson on how... Read More


WHY BE HAPPY? The Japanese Way of Acceptance

by Scott Haas | Read by Gary Furlong

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Gary Furlong enthusiastically delivers this advice on how we can reduce our stress and overreactivity and be happy by adopting aspects of the Japanese way of life. Furlong's authentic pronunciation of Japanese words brings persuasiveness to his discussion of how Japan's attitudes about the relationship between self and the community, along with social rules and... Read More


WISDOM FROM A HUMBLE JELLYFISH And Other Self-Care Rituals from Nature

by Rani Shah | Read by Soneela Nankani

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Soneela Nankani brings lightness to this meditation on what we can learn about creating a more balanced life from creatures in the world around us. Sounding amused and engaged, Nankani highlights the audiobook's interesting facts: Did you know jellyfish cannot move forward unless they relax and that some shrimp can sound off in oversized ways? Happily, she avoids... Read More

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