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BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

by John Bargh | Read by George Newbern John Bargh [Intro.]

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Dr. John Bargh shares his research on the unconscious mind in this thought-provoking audiobook. He also shares personal stories that helped him come to his own revelations on unconscious reasoning. The author narrates his sensible introduction himself. Taking over for the bulk of the audiobook is narrator George Newbern. He matter-of-factly and precisely presents Bargh's views... Read More

BORN TO BE WILD

BORN TO BE WILD Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

by Jess Shatkin | Read by Jess Shatkin

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

The author, an adolescent psychiatrist with a public health degree, writes and narrates with extraordinary clarity. With his natural cadence and confident tone, he sounds earnest and personal but never too eager to persuade. Most remarkable is the way his writing weaves well-paced personal stories with the observations and research that make up the bulk of the audio's... Read More

DON'T SETTLE FOR SAFE

DON'T SETTLE FOR SAFE Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable

by Sarah Jake Roberts | Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Personal Growth

This inspirational book, written by the daughter of well-known minister T.D. Jakes, takes on a lively and encouraging tone in its narration by Sisi Aisha Johnson. Johnson's uplifting voice merges vulnerability and honesty as listeners are invited to not allow past failures to hinder their current state of growth. The topics covered in each chapter are delivered in a way that... Read More

THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF THE TODDLER

THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF THE TODDLER

Earphones Award Winner

by Alicia F. Lieberman | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Cassandra Campbell's vocal confidence works well in conveying the gentle wisdom that pervades this overview of raising children from ages 1 to 3. With her elegant diction and wide phrasing range, her reading softens the author's observations and insights, making the material continue to sound personal hour after hour. Much of the author's previous writing has been... Read More

ENOUGH AS SHE IS

ENOUGH AS SHE IS How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives

by Rachel Simmons | Read by Emily Durante

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

An educator in leadership development for girls at Smith College offers a sobering look at the pressure they feel to get the best credentials and jobs, have perfect bodies, keep up with their peers sexually, and feel good about themselves. Delivering Rachel Simmons's moving research summaries and case studies, narrator Emily Durante breezes through all the phrasing challenges... Read More

THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING

THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

by Margareta Magnusson | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Swedes who declutter thinking of the future have a word for it: death cleaning. This practical book, narrated persuasively and gently by the golden-voiced Juliet Stevenson, takes the sting from the title and replaces it with a pragmatic truth: We are all leaving the planet, and if we don't deal with our clutter, sooner or later someone else will have to. Making a powerful case... Read More

MEDITATION FOR FIDGETY SKEPTICS

MEDITATION FOR FIDGETY SKEPTICS A 10% Happier How-to Book

by Dan Harris, Jeff Warren, Carlye Adler | Read by Dan Harris, Jeff Warren

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Fans of Dan Harris, described as a "meditation antihero," will love his turn as narrator of his book on how to meditate. The former broadcast journalist is an energetic speaker, so his natural enthusiasm spills over into the hows and whys of mindfulness. His own somewhat reluctant and dubious acceptance of meditative practices makes this a unique listening experience for this... Read More

NO MORE MEAN GIRLS

NO MORE MEAN GIRLS The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls

by Katie Hurley | Read by Katie Hurley

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

The cruel and competitive behavior we used to see among high school girls is now appearing in elementary school, says a clinical social worker/therapist who narrates her audiobook with good clarity and reasonable vocal appeal. She attributes this trend to unfiltered exposure to negative TV models and the unbridled aggression so ubiquitous on social media. Young girls are also... Read More

REST

REST Why You Can Get More Done When You Work Less

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang | Read by Adam Sims

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Still think you're a work hero if you spend more hours at the office and check emails at the dinner table? Author Pang argues that, paradoxically, the most creative and productive people are those who enjoy "deliberate rest." In no-nonsense, declarative tones that suit the author's style, narrator Adam Sims moves the author's message ahead at just the right pace as he delivers... Read More

THE SECRET LIVES OF INTROVERTS

THE SECRET LIVES OF INTROVERTS Inside Our Hidden World

by Jenn Granneman | Read by Susie Berneis

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Personal Growth

This insightful book offers introverts (and those who love them) key insights into the nuanced variety of human interactions. Narrator Susie Berneis offers observations in a smoothly quiet, curiously reflective, and soothing voice that won't send any introverts running for the door as she delivers a provocative series of perceptions that will click with listeners' common sense.... Read More

THINGS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW ABOUT DATING, YOU F*CKING IDIOT

THINGS YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW ABOUT DATING, YOU F*CKING IDIOT

by Ben Schwartz, Laura Moses | Read by Ben Schwartz, Laura Moses

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Authors/narrators Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses play off each other well in this hilarious guide to dating. Listeners will wish for more as they laugh at the 100 tips filled with depictions of the desperate and sometimes bizarre sides of dating, which contrast well with the behaviors suggested for dating success. Schwartz is just as lively via audio as he is in his acting roles... Read More

UNFU*K YOURSELF

UNFU*K YOURSELF

by Gary John Bishop | Read by Gary John Bishop

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

In a light Scottish accent, author and positive thinker Bishop narrates his guide to self-empowerment with enthusiasm. He persuades listeners to improve their self-talk, stop blaming others, and move past self-imposed limitations. His prose is well suited to the audio format, flowing in a way that draws listeners in. His advice and tools are presented in a convincing, concise... Read More

WE NEED TO TALK

WE NEED TO TALK How to Have Conversations That Matter

by Celeste Headlee | Read by Celeste Headlee

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

We live in an age in which we are becoming ever more polarized and fragmented as a society and as individuals. In response, radio host Celeste Headlee presents this timely audiobook on bridging the gaps that divide us by employing strategies to ensure better communication. It is evident in Headlee's narration that she is a professional accustomed to tailoring her diction to a... Read More

THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS

THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations

by Oprah Winfrey | Read by Oprah Winfrey et al.

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Oprah Winfrey's passionate delivery and the wisdom of her Super Soul Sunday television guests overflow with exuberance. Oprah has gathered the best advice from her award-winning inspirational series and produced it on audio. The work is divided into 10 chapters, each of which captures a pivotal moment in the shaping of Oprah's spiritual awareness by some of the most well-known... Read More

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