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  • Tiny Beautiful Things

  • Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond (Intro)
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills. And it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar - the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling memoir Wild - is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things gathers the best of "Dear Sugar" in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Anonymous User on 06-01-2019

delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

what a wonderful collection of advice! loved it so very much. i hope my daughter will listen to it now. so much compassion. Cheryl you are an angel. so wise. what a treasure you are

  • Wild

  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up there with into the wild.

  • By Luke on 30-01-2015

heartfelt and so deep

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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: 28-08-2016

what a beautiful and heartfelt memoir. made me shed a tear more than once. a sensitive reflection on the loss of a mother. we only have one mother in our life and the loss is immense. yet within nature lies the deep knowing that we must keep walking. and with all is ups and downs we learn to ride the way. and yet some of us do not. we lose friends, children grow up and we grow old and time relentlessly passes. thank you Cheryl for sharing your story.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Earphones comfy? Go!!

  • By Natalie on 19-05-2015

so entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 20-08-2016

what a wonderful wonderful story! the author has captured the dialogue of privileged white women in Australia and their precious children perfectly. I recognised aspects of myself in the story and had to laugh and laugh. She also has tried harder this time to tackle the serious issues that face women. But she can't help but make it politically correct and include the 0.001 percent of men who might face similar situations. The actress brought all of the characters to life and did a fantastic job well done. I thoroughly have enjoyed the journey of the novel. I look forward to watching the movie.

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