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  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Dennis Olsen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a beautiful book

  • By Amanda on 08-04-2016

Stunning

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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: 08-12-2018

This book is magnificent, so too is the narration. With death as the narrator of the story, we are invited to see the many sides of human nature. You'll laugh and cry with the characters, especially that of the book thief herself. I cannot recommend this audio book highly enough.

  • Break the Twitch: A Practical Guide to Minimalism, Intentional Living & Doing More of What Matters

  • By: Anthony Ongaro
  • Narrated by: Anthony Ongaro
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Every day, we make hundreds of small actions without even thinking about them. Pulling out our smartphones, clicking the one-click purchase button, pulling down to refresh the social media feed, and more. Automatic actions that have become so deeply programmed into our lives that we don't have the chance to stop and ask ourselves a very important question: Do I actually want to do this right now? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Succinct and impactful

  • By Clare on 03-06-2018

Succinct and impactful

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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: 03-06-2018

Engaging narration, with a mix of storytelling and practical suggestions for the listener's own life. I loved this audiobook.

  • Slow

  • By: Brooke McAlary
  • Narrated by: Brooke McAlary
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

From the creator of the award-winning Slow Home podcast comes Slow - the perfect companion on the long road to living a simpler and more fulfilled life. Once upon a time, Brooke McAlary thought she was close to having it all. Married to a wonderful man, mother to a lively young daughter and pregnant for a second time, she'd acquired all the things she'd once thought important - holidays, cars, a renovated home. Yet despite this, she found herself utterly despondent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing - please read this book!

  • By Melinda - YarnderWoman on 11-10-2017

A Brilliant, Gentle and Real Intro to Slow Living

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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: 07-09-2017

Where does Slow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Thought provoking and minus the fluff. Sometimes I tune out with audiobooks that are too dense, or I simply don't finish listening to them. This one, I finished in 2 days because it was highly engaging.

What did you like best about this story?

Real life examples from Brooke's own life, plus suggestions for getting started (the emphasis on there being no one-way to live a slower life).

What does Brooke McAlary bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her voice!

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

Vulnerability shared in some of the author's life lessons.

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