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Elizabeth Lawlor

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And this was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Ms. Ej Austin on 19-06-17

Fascinating story that needs to be heard.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

A sad part of history I'd never heard before and also a fascinating glimpse into that transitional period in America when the wild frontier merged not so gracefully with the modern world and "progress".

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Consumed

  • By: Aaron Mahnke
  • Narrated by: Jason Jewett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Aspiring author Ben Simmons hates imposing himself upon others, so when he breaks down in the small Rhode Island town of Kettering, he's forced to grit his teeth and lean on strangers for help. It's not all bad, though. His temporary host could not be more accommodating, and the local librarian quickly takes an interest in Ben, as well as the research for his next novel. Though unexpected, his short stay has the potential to be enjoyable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missing Aaron mahnke

  • By Claire Davies-Clayton on 11-12-17

Good Storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-17

I recently found Aaron Mahnke's podcast Lore and was immediately hooked. I binged on the over 60 episodes and then sought out his books. This was my first. I wasn't disappointed.

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  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 2 major issues with the audio book

  • By MR on 26-03-13

Everyone Needs This

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-17

parents and teachers/coaches must read this. But anyone would benefit from this book with a better understanding of how and why people think and act as they do and how our actions form the mindsets of children. It has also helped me to understand my own behaviors and what I can do about it.

  • Sleep Smarter

  • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
  • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That's what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body...until he decided there must be a better way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this guy. Massive Value.

  • By Elizabeth Lawlor on 22-11-16

Love this guy. Massive Value.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-16

My husband has serious sleep problems which has had significant knock on effects with his overall health. I instinctively knew that pills were not treating the issue and would likely just add to his troubles, so i went searching for better answers. I found so much more than I had even hoped for in this book. The content and research behind it goes so far beyond what I expected of the topic. He gives actionable tips as well as an in depth education on how everything in our body works together. I took away so many nuggets even for myself (I thought I had this sleeping thing down- I was wrong). I'm now a serial listener to his podcast, The Model Health Show, and know I can turn on any episode and I'll learn something new. Couldn't recommend this book enough. Thank you Shawn for the work you do. You're not just inspiring change in me and my family, you're providing the road map and the tools.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 984

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American dream - a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot right to the end

  • By Mr Darren Main on 09-12-15

Enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-15

Not Coben's best novel, but still very good with the twists and turns you'd expect from his novels. Well performed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful