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ALL MY FRIENDS HAVE ISSUES

ALL MY FRIENDS HAVE ISSUES Building Remarkable Relationships with Imperfect People (Like Me)

by Amanda Anderson | Read by Amanda Anderson

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Author and Christian motivational speaker Amanda Anderson blends personal stories and practical advice with an upbeat delivery as she narrates her new audiobook about how less-than-perfect people can learn to become a great friend to others. Delivered from an evangelical perspective, the audiobook encourages both useful methods of communication and scripture to help guide the... Read More

THE ART OF FLANEURING

THE ART OF FLANEURING

by Erika Owen | Read by Andi Arndt

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Andi Arndt sparks the listener's desire to wander with intention--or "flaneur"-- with a charming narration that explores this reflective and revitalizing act. Arndt's buoyant narration imparts the author's desire to reinvigorate the listener's relationship with the world and to create work/life balance by inspiring a flaneuring habit. Arndt infuses a contagious delight into the... Read More

THE ART OF MAKING MEMORIES

THE ART OF MAKING MEMORIES How to Create and Remember Happy Moments

by Meik Wiking | Read by Meik Wiking

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

The Danish happiness investigator and author of THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE and THE LITTLE BOOK OF LYKKE is back, this time with a look at the mechanisms of memory. In a chatty, friendly tone and with lots of self-deprecating jokes, Wiking urges us to ask ourselves how we will remember the good times in our lives and offers ways we can create experiences that are worth... Read More

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRACKED

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRACKED Saving Your Kid (and Yourself) from the Madness

by Jill Margaret Shulman | Read by Jill Margaret Shulman

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Author and college admissions expert Jill Margaret Shulman, who narrates her audiobook, invites parents of college applicants to take a deep breath while talking them down from the ledge of the anxiety-filled process of getting into college. Offering well-detailed instructions for every step of the way, Shulman energetically instructs while attempting to inject a bit of humor... Read More

ELEMENTS OF FICTION

ELEMENTS OF FICTION

by Walter Mosley | Read by Mirron Willis

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Walter Mosley's contemplative essays give narrator Mirron Willis room to put emotion into the discussion of writing fiction. Willis brings sensitivity to Mosley's description of the "loose pebbles" on the path to a story. And he's emphatic as Mosley explains that a creative writing degree doesn't make a writer and tells writers to go ahead and let the story get away from them.... Read More

FINDING MEANING

FINDING MEANING

by David Kessler | Read by David Kessler

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Grief expert David Kessler's narration has the stamp of a healer or mental health practitioner. The collaborator of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross discusses how the final stage of grief--acceptance--is not usually the end of the story for the loved ones of those who have died. Kessler sounds earnest, relaxed, and, above all, palpably committed to his work and message. His vocal... Read More

GRACEFULLY YOU

GRACEFULLY YOU Finding Beauty and Balance in the Everyday

by Jenna Dewan | Read by Jenna Dewan

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Actress and dancer Jenna Dewan narrates in a beautifully serene voice that is fitting for finding daily beauty and balance. Dewan's steady and calm voice is on par with those of the best yoga instructors. It allows listeners to truly fully participate in the visualization exercises she articulates. The book is about everyday practices that help her live her best life rather... Read More

I JUST HAVEN'T MET YOU YET

I JUST HAVEN'T MET YOU YET Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life

Earphones Award Winner

by Tracy Strauss | Read by Teri Clark Linden

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrating this autobiographical book about the author's recovery from childhood sexual abuse, Teri Clark Linden dials back the drama and focuses on the facts. For many listeners, this might be the best approach, as one can imagine how a more emotional reading of Tracy Strauss's journey might create an intensity that upstages the author's message. This is powerful writing about... Read More

KEEP IT MOVING

KEEP IT MOVING Lessons for the Rest of Your Life

Earphones Award Winner

by Twyla Tharp | Read by Twyla Tharp

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp's optimism and practicality shine through in her engaging narration of this inspirational audiobook. Listeners will find themselves nodding along with her helpful anecdotes and pragmatic recommendations for a purposeful and rewarding approach to everyday life. While Tharp's phrasing can be slightly awkward, and her pacing halting, it is a... Read More

MENTORS

MENTORS How to Help and Be Helped

Earphones Award Winner

by Russell Brand | Read by Russell Brand

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

British comic Russell Brand narrates this powerful combined memoir and personal growth lesson as if he were performing a one-man play. And yet, changing his intensity to emphasize an observation, or his pacing to share a quick aside, he sounds totally spontaneous and even intimate as he describes what he's learned about getting help from a mentor and serving as one. This is... Read More

MOONSHOT

MOONSHOT What Landing a Man on the Moon Teaches Us About Collaboration, Creativity, and the Mind-set for Success

by Richard Wiseman | Read by Peter Noble

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

This audiobook uses the Apollo program as an extended metaphor to offer advice on cooperation and success in our careers and everyday lives.The Apollo missions to the moon remain legendary for accomplishing a seemingly impossible task within a tight deadline. Peter Noble's narration is welcoming, although it's somewhat disorienting to hear a British accent recounting this... Read More

OUR BETTER ANGELS

OUR BETTER ANGELS Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World

by Jonathan Reckford, Jimmy Carter [Fore.] | Read by Robert Petkoff, Jimmy Carter [Fore.]

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Robert Petkoff conveys Habitat for Humanity's mission of building homes and relationships in a down-to-earth yet uplifting tone. Petkoff's smooth voice adds to the heartwarming stories about the lives changed by the organization. The importance of its seven shared virtues--kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity, and service--is clearly articulated... Read More

PAUSE, BREATHE, SMILE

PAUSE, BREATHE, SMILE Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough

Earphones Award Winner

by Gary Gach | Read by Gary Gach

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Gary Gach's calm and soothing voice is a perfect match for his audiobook about becoming aware. Gach's smooth voice resonates with peace and ease that immediately set the stage for his guided breathing exercises and numerous tips on how to be present in the moment. There is a playfulness in his voice as he encourages creativity and experimentation with the exercises provided.... Read More

REAL LIFE LOVE

REAL LIFE LOVE Saying Goodbye to the Fairytale and Hello to True Relationships

by Michael Gibson, Les Parrott [Fore.] | Read by Michael Gibson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

The grandson and protégé of the late Christian relationship author Gary Smalley narrates this guide with the unwavering optimism that is often heard from Christian authors. Michael Gibson's confidence at the microphone is another feature of his performance that will make people want to tune in and think about these ideas. The author organizes his prescriptions around seven... Read More

THE SUBVERSIVE COPY EDITOR

THE SUBVERSIVE COPY EDITOR Advice from Chicago (Or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself), Second Edition

by Carol Fisher Saller | Read by Pamela Almand

Vibrance Press | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Pamela Almand has a gift for making complex issues sound straightforward. Her narration of this intelligent and thoughtful guide makes it comprehensible to anyone interested in writing, editing, and/or the process of bringing books from manuscript to print. The author, a longtime copy editor at the University of Chicago Press, handles the myriad questions submitted online to... Read More

THE THREE ROOMS

THE THREE ROOMS Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

by Kevin Murphy | Read by Joel Richards

River Grove Books | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Joel Richards narrates with sophisticated seriousness that is distinct, encouraging, and spiritual. The metaphorical three rooms represent the past, present, and future. Author Kevin Murphy explains the effects of past, present, and future thinking and gives valid points to support mindfulness. Richards engages the listener by emphasizing the author's advice on the power of... Read More

UNF*CK YOUR INTIMACY

UNF*CK YOUR INTIMACY Using Science for Better Relationships, Sex, and Dating

by Faith G. Harper | Read by Erin Bennett

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

The young author's over-the-top language and discussions about every type of sex you can imagine make this useful audio a challenge to narrate authentically. Erin Bennett's performance has few, if any, interpretive flaws, but her vocal personality--somewhat conservative and mature--doesn't fit the author's streetwise persona. Though the mismatch is obvious, Bennett's... Read More

WHY WE LOVE

WHY WE LOVE

by Helen Fisher | Read by Marie Hoffman

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Narrator Marie Hoffman's vocal tone may sound gentle and innocent, but her performance of this exceptional audiobook is anything but. She presents this material with the clarity and confidence necessary for listeners to understand the author's enlightening research and insights. The scope and organization of this research are impressive. Literary and cultural references abound... Read More

WORKING ACTOR

WORKING ACTOR Breaking in, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business

by David Dean Bottrell | Read by David Dean Bottrell

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

First and foremost, this audiobook is a "how to" survival manual for would-be performance professionals. Becoming a working actor does not necessarily mean becoming a star. It does mean becoming someone who can earn a living in show business. David Dean Bottrell offers his often humorous, sometimes sad, always honest bits of wit and wisdom through personal anecdotes and... Read More

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