There's something about Amy Morin's performance of her latest audiobook that stirs curiosity. She's a great storyteller, and that's part of the draw, but it's her gentle pacing and tender tone that make you wonder what's going to happen to this vulnerable soul. With compelling stories from her therapy practice and her own life, she offers an intuitive list of mental habits that... Read More
Bernadette Dunne's low-key narration complements the author's methods for helping listeners feel calmer. Weber provides practical strategies to manage the debilitating effects of anxiety. The diverse range of methods includes simple cognitive therapies and mindfulness practice, and Dunne moves through each explanation smoothly and slowly enough to ease the listener into each... Read More
Carl Honoré's narration of his inspiring book has the kind of energy that will help people expand what's possible for them in their later years. With his quietly assertive enthusiasm making his message hard to dismiss, he offers new research that shows how our mental image of late life has tremendous power to motivate good habits, provoke unlikely achievements, and juice up our... Read More
The founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani shares her own experiences with being brave, along with the experiences of other females, to empower women to accomplish their goals. She is relatable and sincere when speaking of times she decided to be brave instead of indecisive and is convincing in reassuring listeners that the act of pursuing is essential to... Read More
Sisters Emily and Amelia Nagoski team up as writers and narrators to discuss what causes women to feel exhausted in today's world and what they can do to combat it. Using eager tones and engaging emphasis, both are compassionate and charismatic when investigating the ways women feel burnout throughout their lives. They offer a take-action approach to solving the problem so... Read More
Author-narrator Rachel Hollis pulls no punches with this manifesto in which she exhorts women to claim the lives that they've always wanted. She sounds direct, confident, and kind. Her warm, down-to-earth style makes this listening experience like having your best friend or a life coach as close as your pocket or earphones. In a friendly tone she lists the main reasons why... Read More
Listeners expecting instruction on the art of doing nothing (especially those who hope to unplug, listen, and return to work refreshed and productive) will be surprised: This audiobook is less about HOW to do nothing than WHY to do nothing--it illuminates what we gain by doing less and unplugging from the "cult of productivity." Narrator Rebecca Gibel offers a spirited sense of... Read More
Norah Tocci narrates in the calm and deliberate cadence of a seasoned meditation teacher. This exciting new work from the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA expands the secular mindfulness meditation field to include a wide spectrum of natural awareness practices. The collection of essay-style mini-chapters seeks to cultivate an open awareness that resembles the... Read More
Focused on how to support our body's microorganisms, this audiobook could have been a slog but isn't because of the author's vocal energy and facility with describing technical issues in everyday language. His voice is full and rich, and he draws listeners into his message with his tone of respect, along with lively phrasing and believable enthusiasm. The food we eat and our... Read More
Narrator Cynthia Farrell makes this charming look at grandparenting a treat for everyone, especially new grandparents (and parents) everywhere. Channeled by Farrell, former NEW YORK TIMES columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anna Quindlen plops listeners unceremoniously and often hilariously into her earliest days in grandma mode. From the moment she looks into her... Read More
In a clear, steady voice, narrator Soneela Nankani echoes the practicality and encouragement of the theme of this audiobook--we are all works in progress capable of "good-ishness." Drawing from current research and in-depth interviews, social psychologist Dolly Chugh offers an incisive and accessible guide for becoming a more inclusive and aware person. The point isn't... Read More
The creator and writer of popular children's shows like "Blues Clues" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" believes that tiny acts of kindness make a big difference. Influenced by Fred Rogers's unwavering kindness, Santomero provides an interesting overview of compassion and judgment--toward oneself and others. She presents listeners with simple, helpful techniques to implement... Read More
Jason Culp's cheerful narration is a good vehicle for the can-do energy of this empowering guide, but between the lines you can also hear the author's conviction and determination to be helpful. In addition to Culp's flinty voice and perfect enunciation, his nuanced phrasing amplifies the author's humanity, expressed here in the form of colorful stories, many from his own life.... Read More
Hagerman's qualitative study of white upper-middle class families and how they engage or disengage from their white privilege comes across as earnest and thought provoking in Tavia Gilbert's well-balanced narration. Gilbert's pacing and emphasis enhance Hagerman's cultural context and critical insight so that even listeners unfamiliar with white privilege and how it operates... Read More
World championship soccer player Abby Wambach narrates with strength and conviction while telling what she learned while leading Olympic soccer teams from the field and the sidelines, and at home from family and friends. These are the people who make up her "wolfpack." In 2018, she gave the commencement speech to Barnard graduates, and this motivational audiobook about coming... Read More
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