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  • Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

  • Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism
  • By: Jeannie Davide-Rivera
  • Narrated by: Alicia A. Diaz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around her knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • many familiar anecdotes that will ring clear.

  • By M. Sullivan on 14-01-17

Fantastic insight and mirror

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

What did you like most about Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed?

The ups and downs in childhood and adult life are all too relatable.

What did you like best about this story?

Second half about adulthood and diagnosis.

Which character – as performed by Alicia A. Diaz – was your favourite?

n/a

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to count.

Any additional comments?

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  • The Purity Myth

  • How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
  • By: Jessica Valenti
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth Jessica Valenti argues that the country’s intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes ranging from abstinence curriculum to Girls Gone Wild infomercials place a young woman’s worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, rather than values like honesty, kindness, and altruism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valenti at her best

  • By booklover on 30-07-17

Valenti at her best

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

Reviewed: 30-07-17

Would you listen to The Purity Myth again? Why?

Absolutely. There is so much to gain from every time one listens!

What did you like best about this story?

The many societal aspects of viginity, purity and its underlying sexism.

What about Abby Craden’s performance did you like?

Nice voice and timing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Something in every chapter

  • The Red Shoes

  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

The Red Shoes is a dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul with analyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Using an ancient tale deeply rooted in our collective psyches, Dr. Estes illuminates how people fall prey to destructive impulses while seeking to balance thier inner lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, moving, amazing.

  • By booklover on 21-01-17

Deep, moving, amazing.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

What did you like most about The Red Shoes?

How the author spoke directly to the listener like over a cup of tea.

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, all as good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Warrior Goddess Training Program

  • Becoming the Woman You Are Meant to Be
  • By: HeatherAsh Amara
  • Narrated by: HeatherAsh Amara
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

With The Warrior Goddess Training Program, HeatherAsh Amara guides us through her book's 10 transformative lessons, enriched here with many new tools developed in her popular workshops. This practice-intensive experience merges the Toltec values of fearless self-reflection and determination, Buddhist insights for finding clarity and presence, and Earth-based goddess principles of pleasure, creative play, and unconditional love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful book with a wealth of information

  • By Claire Ryan Heatley on 15-10-17

Amazing.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

What did you like most about The Warrior Goddess Training Program?

Chapters made it easy to interrupt and listen to on the metro. Voice was lovely, content inspiring.

Have you listened to any of HeatherAsh Amara’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but I will.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • For Those with Empty Arms: A Compassionate Voice for Those Experiencing Infertility

  • By: Emily Harris Adams
  • Narrated by: Marion Sheila Charatan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

After receiving the news that in vitro would be her only hope for biological children, award-winning poet Emily Adams had to learn to live in a new world of needles, embarrassing tests, long waiting periods, and expensive doctor appointments.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad reader and bad quality ruin the plot.

  • By booklover on 21-01-17

Bad reader and bad quality ruin the plot.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A better reader. She sounds mechanical and unempathetic. Makes listening really difficult.

Would you recommend For Those with Empty Arms: A Compassionate Voice for Those Experiencing Infertility to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Even though the plot may be helpful, listening is too exhausting.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Marion Sheila Charatan?

no idea.

Did For Those with Empty Arms: A Compassionate Voice for Those Experiencing Infertility inspire you to do anything?

yes, to turn it off after 1 hour.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful