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Come, Sit, Stay

Summary

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28. Perhaps you’re like me. Perhaps you originally came to Jesus and felt great freedom as He eased your load. But maybe, over the course of the journey with Him, your burdens piled up and you lost your joy. It happens so easily: we unconsciously lose our focus on Christ and begin to look to ourselves. We distractedly go through the routines of the “Christian life,” whatever that is, depending on our own strength, discipline, and works. When that happens, the world goes gray. The bright colors and fun vitality of an intimate relationship with Jesus fade to an anxious, resentful, weary, and burdened religious life: the very thing Jesus came to free people from. Yet, embedded within Jesus’ call to “Come to Me” is a progression of verbs that actually lead to the result of rest. Wonderful, real rest for our souls. And if you have a strange brain like me, these verbs happen to sound a lot like dog commands. I’m not suggesting that we’re all retrievers or poodles or border collies . . . but I am saying that there is a certain frisky love, power, and freedom in obedience that is unleashed when we respond to Jesus’ invitation and learn to obey the commands of the Master. Come. Sit. Stay. When we obey these commands, the rich result is rest. This rest can change our lives." - author Ellen Vaughn

©2012 Ellen Vaughn; 2012 Oasis Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Decluttering Your Marriage

3 ratings

Summary

Have you ever felt your marriage get cluttered up with sins and cumulative wrongs? Do you wish you could deal with it but don't know where to begin?  Douglas Wilson loves to point out that the way you fix these sorts of sin pileups is the same way you declutter a garage: Begin with the first layer, work to the bottom, and then keep it clean. That's because the key to a good marriage is honest, complete, and humble confession of sin.  This short, little audiobook, coming from a pastor with 40 years of experience, offers concrete practical suggestions about how to confess sin properly and how to avoid other snares married people tend to get snagged on, usually depending on whether they're the man or the woman.  Decluttering Your Marriage will give you much gospel advice with much gospel encouragement. Features an extra checklist to help implement this audiobook in your day-to-day lives.

©2018 Canon Press (P)2018 Canon Press

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Terrier Transgressions

2 ratings

Summary

I'm finally coming to terms with the fact I can speak to animals, even though the only one who ever talks back is the crabby tabby I've taken to calling Octo-Cat. What I haven't quite worked out is how to hide my secret.... Now one of the associates at my law firm has discovered this strange new talent of mine and insists I use it to help defend his client against a double murder charge. To make things worse, Octo-Cat has no intention of helping either of us.  Our only hope rests on a spastic Yorkie named Yo-Yo, who hasn't quite figured out his owner is dead. Can we find a way to get Yo-Yo to help solve the murder without breaking his poor doggie heart?

©2019 Molly Fitz (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Molly Fitz
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Fostering Resilient Learners

5 ratings

Summary

In this galvanizing audiobook for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue - childhood trauma - and its profound effect on learning and teaching.   Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors - a mental health therapist and a veteran principal - provide proven, reliable strategies to help you:   Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom.   Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels.   Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles.   Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish.

©2016 ASCD (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Hairless Harassment

Summary

I never signed up to be a private investigator with a snarky, talking cat for a partner, but there's no backing down now. Especially considering a prominent politician was murdered pretty much right in my backyard.   The only witnesses were the senator's two hairless cats, Jacques and Jillianne. Normally pets want to help us solve their owner's murders, but this time it seems the two devious felines might actually be the ones who committed it....   Surprisingly enough, my own partner in crime, Octo-Cat, actually wants to help this time, but he can barely understand our two prime suspects because of their strange Sphynx accents. And I thought speaking tabby was hard!   So, there you have it, even with two successful cases behind me, I really don't know how I'm going to solve this one. Is it too late to go back and pick another career?

©2019 Molly Fitz (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Molly Fitz
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Horseback Riding for Dummies

Summary

You've always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It's time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed.   Don't know a horse's head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, Horseback Riding for Dummies tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. You'll learn the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to:   Find a good stable and instructor   Select riding gear   Warm up and keep riding muscles fit   Establish a rapport with a horse   Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Dividends Still Don't Lie

Summary

A timely follow-up to the best-selling classic Dividends Don't Lie. In 1988, Geraldine Weiss wrote the classic Dividends Don't Lie, which focused on the Dividend-Yield Theory as a method of producing consistent gains in the stock market. Today, the approach of using the dividend yield to identify values in blue-chip stocks still outperforms most investment methods on a risk-adjusted basis. Written by Kelley Wright, Managing Editor of Investment Quality Trends, with a new foreword by Geraldine Weiss, this audiobook teaches a value-based strategy to investing, one that uses a stock's dividend yield as the primary measure of value. Rather than emphasize the price cycles of a stock, the company's products, market strategy or other factors, this guide stresses dividend-yield patterns. Details a straightforward system of investing in stick-to-quality blue-chip stocks with reliable dividend histories Discusses how to buy and sell when dividend yields instruct you to do so Investors looking for safety and transparency will quickly discover how dividends offer the yields they desire With Dividends Still Don't Lie, you'll gain the confidence to make sophisticated stock market decisions and obtain solid value for your investment dollars.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2010 Kelley Wright (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather

42 ratings

Summary

Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children. When Swedish-born Linda McGurk moved to small-town Indiana with her American husband to start a family, she quickly realized that her outdoorsy ways were not the norm. In Sweden children play outside all year round, regardless of the weather, and letting young babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is not only common - it is a practice recommended by physicians. In the US, on the other hand, she found that the playgrounds, which she had expected to find teeming with children, were mostly deserted. In preschool, children were getting drilled to learn academic skills while their Scandinavian counterparts were climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning how to compost. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services. The brewing culture clash finally came to a head when McGurk was fined for letting her children play in a local creek, setting off an online firestorm when she expressed her anger and confusion on her blog. The rules and parenting philosophies of her native country and her adopted homeland were worlds apart. Struggling to fit in and to decide what was best for her children, McGurk turned to her own childhood for answers. Could the Scandinavian philosophy of "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes" be the key to better lives for her American children? And how would her children's relationships with nature change by introducing them to Scandinavian concepts like friluftsliv ("open-air living") and hygge (the coziness and the simple pleasures of home)? McGurk embarked on a six-month-long journey to Sweden to find out. There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather is a fascinating personal narrative that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors and illustrates how the Scandinavian culture could hold the key to raising healthier, resilient, and confident children in America.

©2017 Linda Åkeson McGurk (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The Clutter Connection

34 ratings

Summary

Fans of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin will love The Clutter Connection by organization expert Cassandra Aarssen. An organization book for diverse habits "You're not messy, you just organize differently." The Clutter Connection examines and explains the correlation between brain types and how they directly relate to organization and clutter. Cassandra Aarssen smashes the stereotype that some people are "naturally messy" and offers listeners insight and real-life solutions based on their unique personal organizing style. The Clutter Connection will help you get organized, be more productive, and finally understand the why behind your clutter. Individualized real-life organizing Organizing isn't one size fits all. Let go of the preconceived and conventional notions of what organization looks like and finally discover what Clutterbug you are. With self-awareness comes happiness, personal growth, and lasting change. The Clutter Connection examines the four different organizing styles and how they relate to each other; how motivation and happiness can be directly affected by our space; the "3P's" - productivity, procrastination, and perfectionism - and how they are connected to your unique organizing style; and how you can finally become clutter-free simply by knowing yourself better. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Cassandra Aarssen (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Reconnected

Summary

Over time, the business of life creeps in and even the most deeply committed couples can feel like they're living parallel lives rather than enjoying life together. Their once happily-ever-after can quickly turn into an endless grind of work, chores, errands, and carpool. And the pull of social media becomes more compelling than engaging with one's spouse. In this book, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley offer practical ways to rekindle the passionate, intimate, heart-to-heart spark of connection between husbands and wives.

©2020 Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley (P)2021 Mission Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Real Life Organizing

15 ratings

Summary

Real Life Organizing offers clutter-free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest-worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life, and have more time for the things you love.  Organizational expert Cassandra "Cas" Aarssen, the guru from YouTube's ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks, and secrets to a clean and clutter-free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen spends her time organizing other people's homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. Cas offers DIY Pinterest-type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home. Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She's a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all. Simplify your life: In her debut, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter-free, and almost self-cleaning home - a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga-loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks, and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized, and functional home with minimal effort. After you've listened to Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity. In Real Life Organizing, you will learn how to: Create a household-management binder Make a "kids cupboard" in your kitchen Create an in/out system Organize paperwork based on your unique style Create a kitchen command center Organize your holidays with a gift closet Build the best toy-organizing system And enjoy a DIY Pinterest home PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Cassandra Aarssen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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A Novel Murder

Summary

Faith Newberry's dream job may be morphing into a nightmare. Newly hired as the librarian at the upscale and pet-friendly Castleton Manor literary retreat, Faith sees her move from Boston to the quaint Cape Cod village of Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts, as a boon. But things turn ugly when she discovers that the first edition book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proudly displayed in the library - also his first in the Sherlock Holmes series - is a counterfeit, and not a very good one at that. Who could have absconded with the real volume? Could it have been the former librarian when she mysteriously disappeared leaving only a cryptic note of resignation? Or has someone else duped the handsome heir to the Castleton estate, Wolfe Jaxon? Whichever is the case, it soon becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to keep her from learning the truth. Just as Sherlock Holmes had his Watson to help solve mysteries, so does Faith. Only hers is a lovable stub-tailed cat bearing the same name. Faith rescued Watson as a kitten from behind a dumpster on a freezing New England night, and he - like the fictional doctor - has become her loyal sidekick. He is Faith's friend, confidante, and sometimes her rescuer in times of peril. Together they set out to uncover the truth. The members of the Candle House Book Club, a lively group of women headed by her aunt Eileen Piper, also join Faith in her quest for answers. Will they be able to find the missing librarian and the missing Sherlock Holmes volume before this chapter of Faith's life comes to a fatal close?

©2017 Elizabeth Penney (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Calling All Minds

1 rating

Summary

From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin - an audiobook of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar. Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts? In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing. More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination and shows listeners that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem - but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Temple Grandin (P)2018 Listening Library

Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Know God

Summary

Do you desire to hear the voice of the One, in a real way? If so, this special book was written for you. This book will help you release fears and blocks to connecting with the Divine and show you how to have a close relationship with the most Beloved Presence in the Universe, your Eternal Companion, God. By knowing this One, your fears, doubts and confusions will dissipate in the Presence of profound clarity, direction and understanding. You can say goodbye to spinning out in your head for days on end trying to "figure it all out" on your own. Kiss the stress and struggle goodbye and say hello to your most valuable and precious relationship, connection and companion. You will learn how to feel worthy of God's love and overcome guilt and feeling "not good enough"... so you can have a direct-line connection with the most powerful Presence in the Universe whenever you need it. After over a decade of helping souls make a direct and real connection with the One, Michael and Arielle share their innermost experiences of how this Presence has blessed them with all they have to be grateful for today - as soul mates living on the beautiful island of Kauai sharing personal and spiritual growth courses, books and audios to thousands of people worldwide and co-founding over three successful companies. Now it's your turn to claim your fortune and unlimited inheritance from the Presence who loves you most of all. Listen and be forever changed and blessed beyond belief.

©2014 Michael Mackintosh & Arielle Hecht (P)2015 Atma Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Crystals for Beginners

Summary

Learn the holistic way to heal with Crystals for Beginners Balancing mind, body, and soul often feels impossible, but it doesn't have to be a struggle. Holistic healing methods with crystals can help harness energies and establish a positive and healthy lifestyle. In Crystals for Beginners, intuitive energy healer and author Karen Frazier walks listeners through the basics of how to become our best selves using crystals. You'll learn how to heal, find balance, and everyday wellness with crystals. Crystals for Beginners is your go-to reference guide for healing your way to greater health and happiness. Crystals for Beginners provides: Crystal Healing 101 - Covering everything from how to start your crystal collection to healing methods. Crystal Profiles - Featuring in-depth information at how, where, and when to use 10 essential crystals and 40 others. Crystal Remedies - Identifying the most effective crystals for a given issue and demonstrating the different ways to use them. Crystals can help with: Abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, balance, boundaries, compassion, courage, decisiveness, envy, forgiveness, gratitude, grief, happiness, inner peace, love, motivation, negativity, patience, prosperity, regret, rejection, self-confidence, stress, and trust. Discover natural cures for everyday ailments with this crystal-clear beginner's guide. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Karen Frazier (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Lifegiving Parent

2 ratings

Summary

From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ. In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but he does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring his life into the life of their home. In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles - heartbeats of lifegiving parenting - to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children - each with their own unique personality and gifts - Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ.

©2018 Sally Clarkson and Clay Clarkson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Crystals for Healing

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Ready to create positive change in your life? Discover the power of crystals to heal mind, body, and spirit. Whether you're working through grief or holding on to grudges, seeking love or increasing gratitude, Crystals for Healing offers the basics for beginners to explore the deep connection between mind, body, and spirit. Learn the fundamentals to clear emotional blockages, stimulate creativity, and elevate your mood through the vibrational power of healing crystals, with:  Clear descriptions of crystals and their unique healing properties More than 200 remedies, plus profiles of 95 crystals covering colors, primary uses, corresponding chakra, and placement recommendations Daily meditations and mantras for a truly holistic approach Guidelines for creating grids to harness the positive power of crystals and healing stones Discover a more fulfilling life through the power of crystal healing as explained by ordained metaphysical minister, intuitive energy healer, and Usui Reiki practitioner Karen Frazier.

©2015 Althea Press, Berkeley, California (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Still I Rise

Summary

Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou, and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. This book embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled within.  Each chapter outlines the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles rather than let all obstacles smash them. Still I Rise offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award; Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's first lady of freedom; J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series; Tammy Duckworth, war hero and United States senator; Fannie Lou Hamer, American voting rights activist; Sonia Sotomayor, first Hispanic Supreme Court justice; Carrie Fisher, actress and activist; Lois Wilson, founder of Al-Anon; Joan Rivers, actress and larger-than-life personality; Mildred Loving, who was persecuted for her interracial marriage; Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights activist; and many more!

©2017 Marlene Wagman-Geller, Laurel Corona (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Raising Goats for Dummies

Summary

Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats for Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats.  Raising Goats for Dummies is your how-to guide for:   Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up  Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking  Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition  Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more  Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.

©2010 Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts)

1 rating

Summary

When someone we love is grieving, we want to be there. But it's easy to feel paralyzed, worried that we might say or do the wrong thing. Nancy Guthrie has personal experience dealing with pain and knows what words of encouragement are helpful and what words are harmful. Drawing from her own life experiences - including the loss of two young children - Guthrie has written this helpful resource for Christians who want to be better friends to those who are suffering. Practical and down-to-earth, this book includes examples and helpful tips from real grieving people who have been helped (and hurt) by friends who meant well, equipping listeners to come alongside and comfort loved ones who are hurting.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

5 ratings

Summary

How refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients can lead to better health Despite modern medicine's infatuation with high-tech gadgetry, the single most powerful diagnostic tool is the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion's share of illnesses. However, what patients say and what doctors hear are often two vastly different things. Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and the fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. Though the gulf between what patients say and what doctors hear is often wide, Dr. Danielle Ofri proves that it doesn't have to be. Through the powerfully resonant human stories that Ofri is celebrated for, she explores the high-stakes world of doctor-patient communication that we all must navigate. Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us.

©2017 Danielle Ofri (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Devoured

Summary

A provocative look at how and what Americans eat and why - a flavorful blend of The Omnivore's Dilemma, Salt Sugar Fat, and Freakonomics that reveals how the way we live shapes the way we eat. Food writer and Culinary Institute of America director Sophie Egan takes listeners on an eye-opening journey through the American food psyche, examining the connections between the values that define our national character - work, freedom, and progress - and our eating habits, the good and the bad. Egan explores why these values make for such an unstable and often unhealthy food culture and, paradoxically, why they also make America's cuisine so great. Egan raises a host of intriguing questions: Why does McDonald's have 107 items on its menu? Why are breakfast sandwiches, protein bars, and gluten-free anything so popular? Will bland, soulless meal replacements like Soylent revolutionize our definition of a meal? The search for answers takes her across the culinary landscape, from the prioritization of convenience over health to the unintended consequences of "perks" like free meals for employees; from the American obsession with "having it our way" to the surge of Starbucks, Chipotle, and other chains individualizing the eating experience; from high culture - artisan and organic and what exactly "natural" means - to low culture - the sale of 100 million Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos in 10 weeks. She also looks at how America's cuisine, like the nation itself, has been shaped by diverse influences from across the globe. Devoured weaves together insights from the fields of psychology, anthropology, food science, and behavioral economics as well as myriad examples from daily life to create a powerful and unique look at food in America.

©2016 Sophie Egan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Sophie Egan
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Eva's Story

1 rating

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Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don’t know about Eva Schloss, Anne’s playmate and stepsister.  Though Eva, like Anne, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there.  This incredible memoir recounts - without bitterness or hatred - the horrors of war, the love between mother and daughter, and the strength and determination that helped a family overcome danger and tragedy.

©2010 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (P)2018 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Caravaggio

Summary

Francine Prose's life of Caravaggio evokes the genius of this great artist through a brilliant reading of his paintings. Caravaggio defied the aesthetic conventions of his time; his use of ordinary people, realistically portrayed - street boys, prostitutes, the poor, the aged - was a profound and revolutionary innovation that left its mark on generations of artists. His insistence on painting from nature, on rendering the emotional truth of experience, whether religious or secular, makes him an artist who speaks across the centuries to our own time. Born in 1571 near Milan, Michelangelo Merisi (da Caravaggio) moved to Rome when he was 21 years old. He became a brilliant and successful artist, protected by the influential Cardinal del Monte and other patrons. But he was also a man of the streets who couldn't seem to free himself from its brawls and vendettas. In 1606 he fled Rome, apparently after killing another man in a dispute. He spent his last years in exile, in Naples, Malta, and Sicily, at once celebrated for his art and tormented by his enemies. Through it all, he produced masterpieces of astonishing complexity and power. Eventually he received a pardon from the Pope, only to die, in mysterious circumstances, on the way back to Rome in 1610.

©2005 Francine Prose (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Courting Misfortune

Summary

Calista York needs one more successful case as a Pinkerton operative to secure her job. When she's assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, she's sent to the rowdy mining town of Joplin, Missouri, despite having extended family in the area. Will their meddling expose her mission and keep Lila Seaton from being recovered?  When Matthew Cook decided to be a missionary, he never expected to be sent only a short train ride away. While fighting against corruption of all sorts, Matthew hears of a baby raffle being held to raise funds for a children's home. He'll do what he can to stop it, but he also wants to stop the reckless Miss York, whose bad judgment consistently seems to be putting her in harm's way  Calista doesn't need the handsome pastor interfering with her investigation, and she can't let her disguise slip. Her job and the life of a young lady depend on keeping Matthew in the dark.

©2020 Regina Jennings (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Screens and Teens

Summary

If you feel like you're losing your teen to technology, you're not alone. Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world. In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She: Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teen Guides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practices Shares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other Kathy's research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book that's sure to help you be closer with your kids. Be equipped to keep your family connected.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Kathy Koch
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Saving Sadie

1 rating

Summary

Joal Derse Dauer was donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter when an injured and despondent dog caught her eye. With three "fur babies" already at home, Joal wasn't looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie....    With patience, hope, and plenty of love, Joal saw her canine companion grow in strength and joy. And before long, she discovered that sweet Sadie had transformed her life in ways she never could have imagined.    Joyous and inspiring, Saving Sadie is a triumphant story about the power of unconditional love and second chances - for humans and animals alike.

©2017 Joal Derse Dauer and Elizabeth Ridley (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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The Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan

4 ratings

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The only power Satan has is what you give him. A literal onslaught of principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places is working overtime to fulfill Satan's mission in your life. In The Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan, Jennifer LeClaire discloses these pestering spirits, reveals their agendas, tells how they operate against you, and provides strategies for resisting them. This book will help set you free by shining light on darkness that many don't know exists. Victory belongs to us when we follow the Holy Spirit's battle plan!

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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How to Pronounce Drug Names

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Can you remember, pronounce, and spell the active ingredient in the last medicine you took or gave your child? Administrators, are you sure every employee providing patients medicines can pronounce and spell them perfectly? If you have any doubt, whether you are listening to this book in a doctor's office, a pharmacy, or a hospital room, I wrote this book for you. A revolution is happening in health care. In the past, nurses, pharmacists, and doctors spoke together at length with families about their concerns and medicines. But now, patients receive only distracted attention as their health professionals tangle with billing, electronic records, and insurance obstacles. This shortened communication frustrates doctors and patients who want to connect. Patients find themselves isolated because they don't speak the language of medicine. This book teaches that language by translating medication names with plain English words.

©2016 Tony Guerra (P)2017 Tony Guerra

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Tony Guerra
Length: 6 hrs
Available on Audible
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The Jesus Who Surprises

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Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today.   Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, Brestin draws on her deep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's quest to rescue each of us. She combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows listeners how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Dee Brestin (P)2019 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Dee Brestin
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Read or Alive: A Bookmobile Mystery

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A match made in cozy heaven for fans of Jenn McKinlay, Kate Carlisle, and book lovers everywhere, Nora Page’s third Bookmobile mystery will (book)worm its way into your heart. Two wrongful accusations have librarian Cleo Watkins and her loved ones booked for trouble. It’s springtime, and septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins is celebrating new blooms and old books. To her delight, the Georgia Antiquarian Book Society has brought its annual fair to Catalpa Springs in honor of Cleo’s gentleman friend, respected antiquarian bookseller and restorer, Henry Lafayette. But trouble rolls in with the fair when a flirtatious book scout makes the rounds, charming ladies of a certain age out of prized books.  Among the conned is Cleo’s cousin, Dot, who relinquished a signed first edition of Gone with the Wind. With no proof the scout took it, Dot is at a loss. And when he’s found dead the very next morning, without Dot’s first edition and other valuable books reported missing in his belongings, Dot’s freedom is on the line. Cleo is flummoxed in discovering too that the scout’s body is found behind Henry’s shop, and the murder weapon identified to be Henry’s bookbinding hammer.  Although books are at the heart of the crimes, Cleo feels dizzyingly out of her depths. Someone is setting up the people she holds dearest, and with the authorities on the wrong trail, Cleo has no choice but to catalog the evidence herself. Along with the help of her trusty bookmobile cat Rhett Butler, it will be up to Cleo to book the real killer for good.

©2020 Ann Perramond (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Nora Page
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Pet Whisperer P.I. Books 1-3

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Quirky humor? Small-town crimes? A talking cat? This series has it all! Ever since Angie Russo woke up from a near fatal run-in with a coffee maker, she's been able to talk to - and even worse, understand - one very spoiled tabby named Octavius. He says his owner was murdered and that she's the only one who can help bring the killer to justice. And, well, that's just the first of the wonderfully whacky mysteries they solve together. Add in a traumatized terrier witness and two murderous Sphynx cats who speak only in riddles, toss on your favorite deerstalker cap, and let's go sleuthing! If you love kitty detectives and quirky humor, then you do not want to miss this USA Today best-selling series and your chance to listen to the first three books with this special bundle.... Enjoy!

©2019 Molly Fitz (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Molly Fitz
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Keeping Your Kids on God's Side

4 ratings

Summary

Empower your kids to respond well to the hard questions that threaten their faith. It's no secret that children of all ages are being exposed to negative criticism of Christianity as they spend time at school, with friends, or online. Are you prepared to talk with your kids about how they can effectively answer the tough questions that come their way? In Keeping Your Kids on God's Side, you'll find 40 of the most common challenges kids face - along with clear, easy-to-understand responses you can discuss together. This book will help you encourage open dialogue on issues your kids might hesitate to talk about.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Party Crashers

Summary

Jolie Goodman never yearned for a life in Atlanta's fast lane. All she wants is a career in real estate, and she's willing to sell shoes at Neiman Marcus over the holidays to make ends meet. But recently, her boyfriend vanished - with her car - and her search for answers leads her to some very exclusive circles. Jolie hooks up with a pair of retail fashionistas who have made crashing society bashes an art form, and soon finds herself rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous...and rubbing other body parts with one of Atlanta's most eligible bachelors! But Jolie can't shake the feeling that she's being pursued...right into a dangerous clique where friends and enemies look the same, and flirtation is the preferred party favor. Jolie and her gal pals become the toast of the town ... until a body turns up at a sexy soiree the women have crashed. The fun and games come to a dead end when the "crashers" are fingered for the murder. The women have to pull all the tricks out of their designer bags to try to trap a stalker before Jolie, once the life of the party, becomes the death of the party.

©2004 Stephanie Bond, Inc. (P)2013 Stephanie Bond, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Choosing to Be a Medium

1 rating

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Experience the wonder of spirit communication firsthand - even if you don't think you were born a medium. Sharon Farber shares her amazing story of becoming a medium through study, not birthright, and she reveals how you can become one, too. This easy-to-use, empowering book provides everything needed to lay your foundation for connecting with loved ones in spirit. Build your skills through practical techniques and hands-on exercises. Explore the different types of mediumship, what it is and isn't, and its roots in spiritualism. Learn how to gather information from those you connect with in spirit and how to overcome common fears and challenges. Featuring insights from Q&A sessions with various mediums, along with many ways to enhance your abilities - including setting intention, raising your vibration, trance work, meditation, and grounding - Choosing to Be a Medium demonstrates that anyone can connect with loved ones on the other side

©2019 Sharon Farber (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Dog-Eared Delinquent

Summary

Apparently, I've been slacking on the job as a paralegal, even though the firm doesn't know that I'm secretly working as the area's premier Pet Whisperer P.I. to solve our toughest cases behind the scenes. Now, they've hired an intern to "help" me manage my workload.... But what the partners don't realize is that they've let a nefarious criminal into our offices. Trust me, Octo-Cat can smell this guy's stink from a mile away. The worst part? I'm pretty sure he can talk to animals too...and he most definitely isn't using his talents to solve crimes and defend the innocent. I've always wondered how that zap from an old coffeemaker landed me with supernatural abilities. Now, it's time to find out once and for all. Otherwise I fear I may wind up losing them - and my trusty talking feline sidekick - for good.

©2019 Molly Fitz (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Molly Fitz
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent van Gogh

Summary

Carol Berry and her husband met and befriended Henri Nouwen when she sat in his course on compassion at Yale Divinity School in the 1970s. At the request of Henri Nouwen's literary estate, she has written this book, which includes unpublished material recorded from Nouwen's lectures. As an art educator, Berry is uniquely situated to develop Nouwen's work on Vincent van Gogh and to add her own research. She fills in background on the much misunderstood spiritual context of van Gogh's work, and reinterprets van Gogh's art in light of Nouwen's lectures. Berry also brings in her own experience in ministry, sharing how Nouwen and van Gogh, each in his own way, led her to the richness and beauty of the compassionate life.

©2019 Carol A. Berry (P)2019 Tantor

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Powerhouse

9 ratings

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An astonishing - and astonishingly entertaining - behind-the-curtain history of Hollywood's transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the number-one best-selling author of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest and most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen - a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that hot-blooded ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled CAA as well as financial information never before made public, acclaimed author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, drugs, sex, greed, and personal betrayal. Powerhouse is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars - complete with a Death Star - told through the voices of those who were actually there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, hedge fund managers, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

©2016 James Andrew Miller (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Love Thy Body

26 ratings

Summary

Are transgender people discovering their authentic self? Is the hookup culture really liberating? Does abortion lead to equality for women? Does homosexuality contradict our biological sex? In Love Thy Body, best-selling and award-winning author Nancy Pearcey takes on the hard questions about life and sexuality. She offers a respectful but riveting exposé of the secular worldview that lies behind trendy slogans and political talking points. A former agnostic, Pearcey is a sensitive guide to the secular ideas that shape current debates. She empowers listeners to intelligently and compassionately engage today's most controversial moral and social challenges. In a surprise shattering of stereotypes, Pearcey demonstrates that while secularism promises much, in reality it delivers little. She turns the tables on stereotypes that portray Christianity as harsh and bigoted, and invites a fresh look at its holistic, life-affirming principles: It is a worldview that matches the real world and fits with human experience. All along, Pearcey keeps listeners entranced with gripping stories of real people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives - sharing their pain, their struggles, and their triumphs.

©2018 Nancy R. Pearcey (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Progressing Through Grief

Summary

Grieving is a highly personal experience and reactions differ from person to person. Feelings of loss are arguably the most unique, confusing feelings with which to cope. Therapist and grief expert, Stephanie Jose, understands this. She created Progressing Through Grief as an interactive resource to gently meet you wherever you are today, as you move through your grief and toward healing. Stephanie has spent countless hours working with grieving clients, and she saw the need for a resource that would address the various feelings of grief that occur at any stage of the process. Twenty years ago, Stephanie Jose became well acquainted with grief when she suddenly lost her friend. She has experienced first-hand many of the same feelings as her patients. Progressing Through Grief provides practical methods for coping with immediate feelings of loss, as well as the difficult emotions that can persist over time. Progressing Through Grief is divided into three sections, each focusing on key factors that create a powerful process for healing: Understanding why grieving is important, and how grief affects your body Identifying complicated feelings and learning skills for coping with them Journaling to move through overwhelming feelings and practicing self-care through relaxation techniques, nutrition tips, and meditation practices Designed to be a companion as you courageously confront and process your feelings, Progressing Through Grief is intended to help you progress through your grief and into healing.

©2018 Stephanie Jose and Cecile Reve (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The Grim Reader

Summary

It's Simmering Suspense Week at the Castleton Manor literary retreat in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts. Librarian Faith Newberry has her hands full with a week of author talks and signings planned. But when the bejeweled guest of honor, reigning queen of romantic suspense Gloria Bauer, clears out her luxurious suite and disappears without a trace, Faith must scramble to keep the manor's other guests - and her cranky boss, Marlene Russell - satisfied with one less author. Charlotte Jaxon, Castleton's owner, thinks Gloria's absence is all a stunt. Didn't Agatha Christie do the same thing decades ago? But when both a ransom note and Gloria's dog, Sir Arfer Conan Doyle, turn up, Faith quickly realizes the danger could be real. In exchange for Gloria's safe return, the kidnapper wants not only the stunning diamond necklace the author stowed away in the manor's safe, he also demands a priceless, one-of-a-kind handmade book from the library's collection. Is it all a public spectacle, or has something royally dreadful happened to the author? Despite Charlotte's wishes, Faith begins to investigate. She can't help but wonder if Charlotte knows more about the kidnapping than she is letting on. After all, publicity for Gloria is also publicity for Castleton Manor. Meanwhile, the remaining authors don't seem all that concerned about Gloria being gone. Without her around, their stars will shine brighter than Gloria's diamonds. And what about the disgruntled fan who seems more than a little obsessed with her favorite author? Any one of them, or the other castle guests, could be behind the plot. To restore Gloria to safety, Faith will need all the help she can get from her best friends, tuxedo cat Watson, and the trusty members of the Candle House Book Club. But can they find the interloping perpetrator before Gloria's deposed - permanently?

©2017 Margaret Welch (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Good Blood

Summary

A remarkable, uplifting story about one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century. In 1951 in Sydney, Australia, a 14-year-old boy named James Harrison was near death when he received a transfusion of blood that saved his life. A few years later, and half a world away, a shy young doctor at Columbia University realized he was more comfortable in the lab than in the examination room. Neither could have imagined how their paths would cross, or how they would change the world.  In Good Blood, best-selling writer Julian Guthrie tells the gripping tale of the race to cure a horrible a?iction known as Rh disease that stalked families and caused a mother’s immune system to attack her own unborn child. The story is anchored by two very di?erent men on two continents: Dr. John Gorman in New York, who would land on a brilliant yet contrarian idea, and the unassuming Australian whose almost magical blood - and his unyielding devotion to donating it - would save millions of lives.  Good Blood takes us from Australia to America, from research laboratories to hospitals, and even into Sing Sing prison, where experimental blood trials were held. It is a tale of discovery and invention, the progress and pitfalls of medicine, and the everyday heroics that fundamentally changed the health of women and babies.

©2020 Julian Guthrie. Published in 2020 by Abrams Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, New York. All rights reserved (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Bearing God's Name

5 ratings

Summary

Have you ever wondered what the Old Testament - especially the Old Testament law - has to do with your Christian life? You are not alone. Some Christian leaders believe we should cast off the Old Testament now that we have the New. Carmen Joy Imes disagrees. In this warm, accessible volume, Imes takes listeners back to Sinai, the ancient mountain where Israel met their God, and explains the meaning of events there. She argues that we've misunderstood the command about "taking the Lord's name in vain." Instead, Imes says that this command is about "bearing God's name," a theme that continues throughout the rest of Scripture. Listeners will revisit the story of Israel as they trudge through the wilderness from a grueling past to a promising future. The story of Israel turns out to be our story too, and you'll discover why Sinai still matters as you follow Jesus today.

©2019 Carmen Joy Imes (P)2019 eChristian

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Riders of the Purple Sage

Summary

One of the most popular Western novel of all time, Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage played an important part in shaping the genre. It features all the crucial elements: adventure and rugged individualism; sex and violence; conflict and crisis; settled town life versus a rugged, wild existence. Jane Withersteen, a sincere and faithful young Mormon woman, is persecuted by members of her own church. The as yet unmarried Withersteen has inherited a large and rich piece of property from her father. Elder Tull, an older church leader with several wives already, wants to marry her, but she does not want to marry him. She refuses him and is subsequently beset by troubles as Tull and his men wage a secret vindictive campaign against her. A number of friends, including Bern Venters and Lassiter, a famous gunman, do their best to help Withersteen, but her strong religious convictions blind her to Tull's complicity and compel her to persuade Venters and Lassiter not to kill her adversaries, even as they are slowly ruining her. Ann M. Richardson's sweet voice, with its hint of a Midwestern accent, is the perfect narrator for this new recording of Riders of the Purple Sage.

©1948 Estate of Betty MacDonald (P)2016 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Zane Grey
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Energy Healing for Animals

Summary

Natural healing for pets has emerged into the mainstream - veterinarians across the nation are now providing acupuncture, chiropractic, and other alternative methods. With Energy Healing for Animals, acclaimed animal communicator Joan Ranquet offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to enhance their pet's health, longevity, and quality of life - and deepen their bond with a beloved companion.  "Animals are so receptive to healing energy", explains Joan, "that they're often easier to work with than our fellow humans." In this engaging do-it-yourself pet therapy resource, this gifted healer offers a broad spectrum of guidance and tools to help our animal companions with behavior issues, pain relief, anxiety, and overall well-being. Here she presents practical instruction in pet Reiki, massage, feng shui, chakra systems, acupressure, healing touch, and much more - including breed-specific guidance for cats and dogs.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Joan Ranquet (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Joan Ranquet
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Coming Apart

4 ratings

Summary

Next to the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship is the most painful experience most people will ever go through. Coming Apart is a first aid kit for getting through the ending. It is a tool that will enable you to live through the end of your relationship with your self-esteem intact. Originally published in 1987 and continuously in print since then, Coming Apart has been an important resource for hundreds of thousands of people experiencing the pain and stress of a breakup. This new edition features a foreword by Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Conscious Uncoupling. Daphne Rose Kingma, the undisputed expert on matters of the heart, explores the critical facets of relationship breakdowns:  Love myths: why we are really in relationships The life span of love How to get through the ending How to create a personal workbook for finding resolution Time does a lot to heal our broken hearts, but really understanding what transpired in each of our relationships is what allows us to finally let go and move on.

©2012 Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I'm Still with You

Summary

Our loved ones are still with us even after they've passed to the other side. Psychic Medium Sherrie Dillard shares dozens of amazing case studies that show how the power of love transcends the veil between this world and the next. You will also discover exercises and meditations for healing grief and continuing the soul journey you are on with your family and friends who have passed away. The guiding presence of spirit is always with you. This audiobook shares breathtaking insights into the life-review process our loved ones experience on the other side and shows how that process uplifts and influences those who survived their death. It provides suggestions to help you move through the grieving process and guides you into a transformative soul-to-soul journey with your cherished family and friends.

©2020 Sherrie Dillard (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Control the Conversation

Summary

Where were you tonight? How did that meeting go? Are you seeing someone else? What qualifies you for this job? These are just a few of the usual questions we might answer in a day. A typical answer to the last question would include a series of "whats": what experience you have, what you studied in school, and what you do well. In Control the Conversation, the authors guide you in crafting a response to a question, not just an answer. A response should be multidimensional and include relevant and compelling information that goes beyond a mere answer. The authors help you build and apply this skill set. You will learn how to manage the four areas of disclosure - people, places, things, and events in time. You will also develop competence in techniques that will help you take control and get your message across in any kind of interview. You will discover how to: Master answer enhancers such as keywords and body language Analyze a question and understand the motivation behind it And use questions artfully as part of your response With these skills as part of your repertoire, you'll also learn apply them in specific applications such as: Job interviews Sales Common exchanges Meetings and media And dating and family situations No matter the question, Control the Conversation will show you how to steer every exchange in your favor. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 James O. Pyle, Maryann Karinch (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Better Off Read

Summary

When her best hope of saving her storm-damaged library is found murdered, senior librarian Cleo Watkins hits the road in her bookmobile in search of justice. Septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins won’t be shushed when an upstart young mayor threatens to permanently shelve her tiny town’s storm-damaged library. She takes to her bookmobile, Words on Wheels, to collect allies and rally library support throughout Catalpa Springs, Georgia. However, Cleo soon rolls into trouble. A major benefactor known for his eccentric DIY projects requests all available books on getting away with murder. He’s no Georgia peach, and Cleo wonders if she should worry about his plans. She knows she should when she discovers him bludgeoned - and evidence points to her best friend, Mary-Rose Garland. Sure of Mary-Rose’s innocence, Cleo applies her librarian’s sleuthing skills to the case, assisted by friends, family, and the dapper antiquarian bookseller everyone keeps calling her boyfriend. Evidence stacks up, but a killer is overdue to strike again. With lives and her library on the line, Cleo must shift into high gear to close the book on murder in Better Off Read, the charming Bookmobile series debut by Nora Page.

©2018 by Ann Perramond (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Nora Page
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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A Crime Well Versed

Summary

As librarian at Castleton Manor, the upscale literary retreat in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts, Faith Newberry cheerfully hosts various events for book lovers while accommodating the mansion's quirky guests. But during a poetry retreat, Faith's patience is tested by Emilie Smythe, an ill-mannered lecturer with an uncanny resemblance to Emily Dickinson. Emilie not only looks like Dickinson, but she dresses like her and also owns a Newfoundland named Carlo. Even stranger, Emilie claims to be Dickinson's great-great-granddaughter. No one believes her far-fetched story, but Emilie insists she has letters and documents to prove it. Faith is stunned when Emilie gives her a Victorian beaded bag containing the papers and instructs her to determine their authenticity. But the next morning tragedy strikes.... Faith and her friends discover Emilie's body washed up on a desolate beach. It was widely known that Emilie was wealthy and eccentric and possibly even mad. Did she take her own life on the deserted beach? Or was she murdered? Even though an apparent suicide note is found, the list of suspects grows. The man walking on the beach the morning Emilie's body was discovered. Emilie's charming older brother and guardian. Her estranged half sister who was left out of the family estate. And the poet at the retreat who publicly disparaged Emilie. As Faith and her friends in the Candle House Book Club seek answers, a string of break-ins occurs around town. Is someone searching for Emilie's letters and documents? Can Faith and her friends -- including her protective feline companion, Watson - finally close the book on this mystery?

©2017 Marlene Chase (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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1-2 Peter

Summary

A 10-Week Study for Women The apostle Peter wrote two letters to encourage Christians to persevere in their faith during a time of intensifying persecution. This 10-week study explores the theme of suffering in Peter's letters, displaying how God uses hope, humility, and holiness to prepare believers for their final home in heaven.  The Flourish Bible Study series equips women to study the overarching storyline of the Bible book by book. Designed for individual or group use, each 10-week audio workbook features conversational teaching that aims to make in-depth Bible study accessible to women in all seasons of life.

©2021 Lydia Brownback (P)2021 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Orphan's Song

Summary

Her solo is a death sentence. Deep within the world of Leira flows a melody that was sung at the beginning of time by Emhran, the Master Singer. Now it is broken, buried, forgotten. But in each generation, a Songkeeper arises to uphold the memory of the Song against those who want it silenced forever. When Birdie first hears the Song coming from her own mouth, her world shatters. She is no longer simply an orphan but the last of a hunted people. Forced to flee for her life, she must decide whom to trust - a traveling peddler, a streetwise thief, or a mysterious creature who claims to know her past. With enemies at her heels and war threatening to tear her homeland apart, Birdie soon discovers an overwhelming truth: The fate of Leira may hinge on one orphan's Song.

©2014 Gillian Bronte Adams (P)2021 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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6 1/2 Body Parts

Summary

Carlotta Wren has always wondered what her life would've been like if her father hadn't been charged with a white-collar crime, and if her wealthy parents hadn't fled town to avoid facing the music, leaving her to fend for herself and to raise her younger brother Wesley. But with a twist of fate, she's about to find out…

©2012 Stephanie Bond, Inc. (P)2013 Stephanie Bond, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Amish Celebrations

1 rating

Summary

From best-selling author Beth Wiseman come three sweet stories centered around celebrations in the Amish community: rumschpringe, baptism, and Christmas. The Gift of Sisters Hannah and Rachel are fraternal twins approaching their 16th birthday - a time when they will be allowed to spread their wings and enjoy their rumschpringe. The sisters couldn’t be more different: Hannah is outgoing and beautiful, while Rachel is shy and withdrawn. And when newcomer Abraham Stoltzfus arrives in Lancaster County, both women fall head over heels for him, each fighting for his affections in their own ways and driving the sisters to turn on each other. Who will Abraham choose? And will Hannah and Rachel reunite after a devastating heartbreak? A New Beginning Rebecca and Noah are in love and about to be baptized. But when Noah decides to enjoy one last night of his rumschpringe a few weeks before the ceremony, he does something that causes Rebecca to reconsider his proposal. As Rebecca and Noah navigate the turn in their relationship, Rebecca must learn to forgive Noah or abandon her dreams of marrying him. If Noah won’t forgive himself in time for the baptism, his guilt could cause him to run from his love for Rebecca and leave his community behind. A Christmas Miracle Mary is 27 years old and already has five young children. Married to her husband at age 18, she wasn’t quite prepared for motherhood, and exhaustion and frustration are sending her into a downhill spiral as the holidays approach. Too proud and ashamed to ask for help, Mary’s situation begins to take a toll on her marriage. But when an elderly man in a red suit and his sidekick elf befriend Mary, showering her with wisdom and advice, she must choose to accept help, learn to cope with her situation, and ultimately find the true meaning of Christmas. Three sweet Amish novellas with happily-ever-afters 

©2018 Elizabeth Wiseman Mackey (P)2020 Zondervan

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Beth Wiseman
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Overcoming Fear

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Summary

Fear, anxiety, and stress motivate us more than we realize. Our need to control situations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. But God has given us a biblical strategy to battle anxiety, stress, and panic. With practical and activating steps, Dawna De Silva, founder and coleader of the International Bethel Sozo Ministry, shows you how to:  identify the fears, patterns, and lies that harm your connection with God  resist fear by taking ownership over its influence  find healing and liberation through the Word and the Spirit  When you master power, love, and self-discipline, you will elevate yourself above the enemy's attacks and be released from fear into abundant, healthy living. You will experience the true healing that can come only from God.

©2019 Dawna De Silva (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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I Call You Mine

Summary

I Call You Mine is a six-week study focused on revealing the incredible spiritual insights available to those who embrace God's heart of adoption. Just as Jesus used stories to engage and teach, the Scripture passages and personal stories in this study uncover greater truths about adoption as God's children.  Caring for the unwanted is a privilege, and the perspective gained when working with God in this way is humbling. Realize anew what it means to be chosen and redeemed.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate Exodus

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God didn't just say to Pharaoh, "Let my people go!" He also said to the Israelites - and he says to us - "Let go of what enslaves you, and follow me to freedom." The Ultimate Exodus opens our eyes to the things that enslave us, and it sets us on the path of our own exodus. Danielle Strickland revisits the story of the Exodus to see what we can learn from a people who were slaves and who learned from God what it means to be free. We discover as we go that deliverance goes much deeper than our circumstances. God uproots us from the things we have become slaves to, and he takes us on a long walk to the freedom he created us to enjoy.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Read on Arrival

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Death, deadly omens, and a decades-overdue book put senior librarian Cleo Watkins on a collision course with a killer in the second Bookmobile mystery. Septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins believes in gracious manners, sweet tea, and justice - library justice. For over 40 years, Cleo has tried every trick in the book to get delinquent patron Dixie Huddleston to return the most overdue volume in Catalpa Springs, Georgia. When Dixie says she’ll finally relinquish the book, Cleo is shocked. She’s even more startled by the reason: superstitious Dixie says she’s seen the signs - she’s about to die and is setting her affairs in order. Cleo dismisses Dixie’s ominous omens...until she and her gentleman friend, Henry Lafayette, arrive at Dixie’s home to find her dead. Cleo suspects murder. The police agree, but promptly list Cleo among the likely culprits. To clear her good name and deliver justice, Cleo uses her librarian skills to investigate, with Henry and her trusty bookmobile cat, Rhett Butler, at her side. However, the killer has opened a new chapter of terror. Death threats appear around town, and residents start seeing bad luck everywhere, including in Cleo and her beloved bookmobile Words on Wheels. With her bookmobile and legacy on the line, Cleo accelerates her sleuthing. Suspects and clues stack up, but so does the danger. Another death is coming due, and Cleo fears the killer may be about to turn the final page on someone she loves most.

©2019 Ann Perramond (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Nora Page
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Free Justice

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Though often taken for granted, the modern American public defender is a recent invention with a surprisingly contentious history - one that offers insights not only about the "carceral state" but also about the contours and compromises of 20th-century liberalism.  First gaining appeal amidst the Progressive Era fervor for court reform, the public defender idea was swiftly quashed by elite corporate lawyers who believed the legal profession should remain independent from the state. Public defenders took hold in some localities but not yet as a nationwide standard. By the 1960s, views had shifted. Gideon v. Wainwright enshrined the right to counsel into law and the legal profession mobilized to expand the ranks of public defenders nationwide. Yet within a few years, lawyers had already diagnosed a "crisis" of underfunded, overworked defenders providing inadequate representation - a crisis that persists today.  This book shows how these conditions, often attributed to recent fiscal emergencies, have deep roots, and chronicles the intertwined histories of constitutional doctrine, big philanthropy, professional in-fighting, and Cold War culture that made public defenders ubiquitous but embattled figures in American courtrooms.

©2020 Sara Mayeux (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Sara Mayeux
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Songkeeper

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War ravages Leira, and the Song has fallen silent. Freed from the hold of a slave ship, Birdie, the young Songkeeper, and Ky, a streetwise thief, emerge to a world at war. Hordes of dark soldiers march across Leira, shadowed by whispers of plague and massacres, prompting Ky to return to his besieged home city in hopes of leading his fellow runners to safety. Desperate to end the fighting, Birdie embarks on a dangerous mission into the heart of the Takhran's fortress. Legend speaks of a mythical spring buried within and the Songkeeper who will one day unleash it to achieve victory. Everyone believes Birdie is the one, but the elusive nature of the Song and rumors of other gifted individuals lead her to doubt her role. Unleashing the spring could defeat the Takhran once and for all, but can she truly be the Songkeeper when the Song no longer answers her call? Book two of the Songkeeper Chronicles.

©2016 Gillian Bronte Adams (P)2021 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Prairie Bloomin'

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Popular Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek continues the story of a Swedish immigrant family featured in the Butter in the Well series with the second book Prairie Bloomin'. Prairie Bloomin' features the 1889 to 1900 diary of daughter Alma Swenson, as she grows up on the farm her parents homesteaded. Even though born on the same farm in two different centuries, the main character of Prairie Bloomin', Alma Swenson Runneberg, and the author shared uncanny similarities while growing up in the Smoky Valley region of central Kansas. Both the third child of their families, they lived in the same house, played in the same yard and worked the same acres until each married and moved off the farm.

©1993 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2013 Linda K. Hubalek

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Start with the Heart

Summary

Parenting strategies you can be proud of.  You know the feeling. You got frustrated, desperate, or overwhelmed, and you reacted before you could think it through. Whether it’s a onetime thing or it becomes a habit, we all parent in ways we don’t like. But it doesn’t have to continue. Whether it’s bribery, yelling, counting to three, or threats of punishment you didn’t mean to make, reacting never feels good. But if you can learn to act with intentionality, you’ll feel better about your choices and be grateful for the results.  Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”), author of Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts, will teach you proven strategies for training your child’s heart and parenting in a way that honors God. She’ll help you move your child from “I can’t, I won’t" to “I can, I will, and I did”.  We can do better than “Because I said so” or “No screen time for three days”. We can do better than mere behavior modification. We can change our children’s hearts and teach them to do what is good, godly, and right even when we’re not around. Once you’ve learned to put these motivation strategies in place, there’s no more need to nag; you’ll be astounded at what your kids will do without being asked.  Dr. Kathy doesn’t offer a quick-fix. Starting with the heart is all about changing what children believe in order to change their behavior. And learning to use this kind of motivation takes effort, consistency, and strategy, but it works. And it’s never too late!  If you’re willing to commit to a little hard work up front, you’ll enjoy your kids, your life, and yourself much more when you learn to start with the heart.

©2019 eChristian (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs
Available on Audible
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Sweetie

Summary

Friendship. Courage. Hope. For shy, stuttering Melissa, the wild mountain girl named Sweetie is a symbol of pride and strength. But to many in their Appalachian town Sweetie is an outcast, a sinister influence, or worse. This poignant and haunting story takes readers deep inside the bittersweet heart of childhood loyalties. A West Virginia native, Kat Magendie came home to Maggie Valley via South Louisiana, where she reclusively writes and co-edits/publishes The Rose & Thorn online journal. Visit her at www.kathrynmagendie.com

©2010 Kathryn Magendie (P)2012 Bell Bridge Books

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Cultivating Hope

Summary

Can you imagine being isolated in the middle of treeless grassland with only a dirt roof over your head? Having to feed your children with whatever wild plants or animals you could find living on the prairie? Sweating to plow the sod, plant the seed, cultivate the crop-only to lose it all by a hailstorm right before you harvest it? This second book in the Planting Dreams series portrays Swedish immigrant Charlotta Johnson as she and her husband build a farmstead on the Kansas prairie. This family faced countless challenges as they homestead on America's Great Plains during the 1800s. Years of hard work develop the land and improve the quality of life for her family - but not with a price.

©1998 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2013 Linda K. Hubalek

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Bitter Words

Summary

Faith Newberry is settling in nicely at her job as librarian at the upscale and pet-friendly Castleton Manor literary retreat. Even her cat, Watson, has taken to his new life in Lighthouse Bay on Cape Cod. With a cozy cottage on the grounds of the Massachusetts estate in which to live, and surrounded by books by day and friends by night, Faith thinks life couldn't get much sweeter. When celebrity pastry chef Sugar Worthington takes up residence at the manor, trailing a television camera crew and an entourage of adoring fans, Faith rises to the challenge of organizing a book signing for the baking diva. But things turn sour when attempts are made on Sugar's life, and Faith soon finds herself in a sticky situation. It seems Sugar has a dark side, and she's managed to make some enemies over the years - along with her drop-dead delicious desserts. Just how far will someone go for sweet revenge? Faith doesn't know what she'd do without her tailless, tuxedoed sidekick, but she does know there's no one she trusts more than Watson to help her solve the mystery. She will also get a little help from her beloved Aunt Eileen, and the other intrepid members of the Candle House Book Club, veterinarian Midge and sous chef Brooke. It will take their combined talents to turn up the heat on a would-be killer. Can they figure out who's got it in for Sugar without getting mixed up in a recipe for death?

©2017 Jan Fields (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Jan Fields
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Butter in the Well

Summary

Listen to the fictionalized account of Kajsa Svensson Runeberg, an emigrant wife who recounts, through her diary, how she and her family built up a farm on the unsettled Kansas prairie from 1868 to 1888. This historical fiction is based on the actual Swedish woman who homesteaded the author's childhood home and is the first of the four book Butter in the Well series.

©2012 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2014 Linda K. Hubalek

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Song of Leira

Summary

The Song bids her rise to battle. Reeling from her disastrous foray into the Pit, Birdie, the young Songkeeper, retreats into the mountains. But in the war-torn North, kneeling on bloodstained battlefields to sing the souls of the dying to rest, her resolve to accept her calling is strengthened. Such evil cannot go unchallenged. Torn between oaths to protect the Underground runners and to rescue his friend from the slave camps, Ky Huntyr enlists Birdie's aid. Their mission to free the captives unravels the horrifying thread connecting the legendary spring, Artair's sword, and the slave camps. But the Takhran's schemes are already in motion. Powerful singers have arisen to lead his army - singers who can shake the earth and master the sea - and monsters rampage across the land. As Leira falters on the verge of defeat, the Song bids her rise to battle, and the Songkeeper must answer.

©2018 Gillian Bronte Adams (P)2021 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 13 hrs
Available on Audible
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Composing Amelia

Summary

How can you choose which dream to follow? Newlyweds Amelia and Marcus are recent college graduates, working hard to stay afloat in Los Angeles while they search for their dream jobs. Marcus, with an MDiv, seeks a pastoral position at a large multicultural city church Amelia has a music degree and hopes to play piano professionally. But God has other plans. When a small church in a small Nebraska town offers Marcus a job, their dedication to their dreams - and to each other - is put to the test. Leaving the city means putting aside Amelia’s career in favor of Marcus’s, and it’s hardly fair, but their compromise is worse, driving Amelia to the brink of a mental breakdown. As Amelia struggles with a reality that will change her life forever, Marcus makes a discovery that leads him to question every hope he’s had for his own life. What will they do with the new lives they’ve been handed? Will their marriage - and their own identities - survive?

©2011 Alison Strobel (P)2011 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Planting Dreams

Summary

This first book in the Planting Dreams series portrays Swedish immigrant Charlotta Johnson as she ponders the decision about leaving her homeland, how they will travel to America, and worries about her family’s future in a new country. This book series is based on the author's ancestors, and contains actual maps of where they traveled and settled. Each chapter is written as a thought-provoking story as the wife of the family travels to a new country to find a new life for her children. Why did this family leave? Drought scorched the farmland of Sweden and there was no harvest to feed families or livestock. Taxes were due and there was little money to pay them. But there were ships sailing to America, where the government gave land to anyone who wanted to claim a homestead. Can you imagine starting a journey to an unknown country, not knowing what the country would be like, where you would live, or how you would survive? Did you make the right decision to leave in the first place? Follow Charlotta and her family as they travel by ship and rail from their homeland in 1868, to their homestead on the open plains of Kansas.

©1997, 2010, 2012 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2013 Linda K. Hubalek

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Letters to Katie

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Everything changed between them the first time he called her Katie. Katherine Yoder has loved Johnny Mullet since the two were children, but he's never returned her affections. Now Johnny is trying to forge a new life for himself by purchasing a farm and building a business of his own. But times are tough, and he soon learns that he can't take anything for granted - especially Katherine. But before Johnny has the opportunity to tell Katherine his true feelings, she's struck by a serious illness. While Katherine struggles to recall recent memories of Johnny, a surprise visitor comes back into her life, claiming that his letters speak of a history and a future for the two of them. With the two men vying for her attention and her memory still elusive, Katherine has never felt so torn. But will the solutions to both Johnny's and Katherine's problems lie in places neither one has ever considered?

©2013 Thomas Nelson (P)2013 Oasis Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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True Love Eternal: The 1950's

Summary

Because everyone deserves to find love that lasts.... When two young lovers part on the eve of war, they are forced to forge their lives without one another and form families that will carry on their legacy of finding true love. But many years later, they find themselves together again. Will the circle be unbroken? Find out in this sweeping family saga of love lost and found. Now you can hear the full stories of Deborah and Rip, James and Gloria, and their families, in one special boxed set with exclusive bonus content. This edition features two novellas, four short stories, and additional bonus content including: A foreword from the author revealing the inspiration behind the series "My Heart Belongs to Only You", Deborah's bittersweet love story with Rip "I'll Never Stop Loving You", James's meant-to-be-no-matter-what love story with Gloria "When I Fall in Love" & "You Make Me Feel So Young", two short stories about James and Deborah together "Look Homeward, Angel", a new short story about Rip and Deborah's move to Alaska "All I Have to Do is Dream", a new short story about James and Gloria as parents A family tree and suggested listening order for all three generations of the Cupid's Bow series And this is just the beginning. Hear more about James and Deborah. Watch as their children fall in love in the 1980s, and their grandchildren find their happily-ever-afters in today's world. Lose yourself in this sweet, romantic audio addiction - get your copy today!

©2016 Melissa Storm (P)2018 Melissa Storm

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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I've Never Met a Dead Person I Didn't Like

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The extraordinary travels of a young, alone, and broke psychic.   The heart-warming and adventurous true story of a young woman on her own at age 17, broke, and surrounded by talkative spirits that don't want to go away.  Living in-between the physical world and the spirit realm, yet feeling a stranger in both, Sherrie Dillard criss-crossed the country by bus, train, and hitchhiking in a search for answers. Along the way, she was led to help the poor and homeless on skid row, install water systems in Mayan Indian villages, live alone in a tent in the mountains, and make art with juvenile offenders. It was in these diverse environments that she came face to face with saints, angels, and dark spirits, and learned to trust her psychic ability. From her early secret encounters with spirits who guided and ultimately saved her life, Sherrie Dillard finally accepted that what made her different and odd, was also her greatest gift.  I've Never Met a Dead Person I Didn't Like is a powerful story for anyone who listens to - or doubts their own intuition and the presence of their loved ones on the other side. Even in our darkest hour, in the depths of loneliness and overwhelming challenges, divine guidance and miracles are always present.

©2018 Sherrie Dillard (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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An Autographed Mystery

Summary

A winter storm is brewing in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts. But it's not just wind and snow swirling through the opulent halls of Castleton Manor. Eleven members of the Drelincourt family have booked the literary retreat for a private gathering. It's librarian Faith Newberry's job to convince the family patriarch, Max Drelincourt, and his nieces and nephews to sell their ancestor's complete, autographed collection of valuable Agatha Christie first editions. When Faith realizes that not everyone is on the same page about the sale, a mysterious affair begins. Trapped like mice when the roads in and out of the grounds become impassable, the Drelincourts squabble amongst themselves and Faith despairs of them ever coming to an agreement. Worse, the first editions, which had been divided up among the family, begin to disappear, until there are none. No one can get in or out, so the precious tomes must be somewhere in the manor. The Drelincourts have a nemesis - but who is it? Meanwhile, a pair of unlikely gentlemen, stranded in the storm, take shelter at Castleton. They say they slid off the road. Was their accident really an appointment with near-death, or a clever ploy to get inside? And what about the young housekeeper Faith has taken under her wing? She seems interested in keeping her body in the library - but Faith can't help wondering if that's all she wants. Nor can Faith discount the Drelincourts themselves, any of whom might benefit from bringing the curtain down on the others. Fortunately, Faith has the assistance of all the members of the Candle House Book Club, as well as her cat Watson, whose uncanny abilities may surprise everyone. Together, they'll find out if there's merely mischief on the Drelincourt express, or if something wicked has come to Castleton Manor.

©2017 DeAnna Dodson (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Booher's Rules of Business Grammar

Summary

Does your client owe the principal or principle? Is your company moving forwards or forward? Do you have over ten years' experience, or more than ten years' experience? Proper use of the written and spoken word determines whether or not you move ahead in your career. In Booher's Rules of Business Grammar, business communication guru Dianna Booher identifies the top one hundred and one mistakes made in emails, social media sites, websites, presentations, and conversations every day. She briefly examines each one and explains what you need to know in order to avoid future mistakes. In addition, Booher includes effective memory tricks to reinforce comprehension and retention. In no time, you will learn how to: Recognize and rectify embarrassing grammatical mistakes Improve the clarity of what you say and write Get past those hurdles that are stalling your career advancement Create better first impressions in social situations Master the language - so you can focus on your business and your social life! Whether you decide to skim it and correct a mistake a minute or master the whole book in a couple of hours, use Booher's Rules of Business Grammar to set yourself apart as an expert communicator.

©2008-2011 Dianna Booher (P)2012 Booher Consultants, Inc.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Kitty Confidential

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I was just your normal twentysomething with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died...Well, almost. As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasn't embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular. His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, but since that's way too long for anyone to remember, I've taken to calling him Octo-Cat. He talks so fast he can be difficult to understand, but seems to be telling me that his late owner didn't die of natural causes like everyone believes. Well, now it looks like I no longer have a choice, apparently my life calling is to serve as Blueberry Bay's first ever pet whisperer P.I. while maintaining my façade as a paralegal at the offices of Fulton, Thompson & Associates. I just have one question: How did Dr. Doolittle make this gig look so easy?

©2019 Molly Fitz (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Molly Fitz
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Up to Noir Good

Summary

A heat wave grips Cape Cod, but the attendees of the So Noir literary retreat don't allow the hot weather to dampen their enthusiasm. They roam the halls of Castleton Manor in Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts, wearing trench coats and fedoras, just like their favorite fictional private eyes. Librarian Faith Newberry gets herself in a jam when she agrees to deliver a lecture about the detective code. It's not exactly duck soup to grab the audience's attention, but Watson, her devoted feline companion, listens attentively. He realizes that he's the quintessential hard-boiled detective because he's smart and tough and always saving hapless humans. When Oscar North, chef and local restaurant owner, falls from the balcony and dies, Watson gets his first case. Oscar's death is rumored to be a homicide, and chaos breaks out at Castleton. The joint's lousy with wannabe gumshoes, and they launch their own investigation into who bumped off the chef. Meanwhile, Oscar's widow knocks Faith for a loop by begging her to find her husband's killer. As Watson sniffs out clues, Faith presses the suspects for information. But they clam up, and it's difficult to discern who's on the square. Then Faith becomes a target, and it's noir or never to solve this case. Will the two sleuths drop a dime on the crook before the murderer can scram?

©2018 Jan Fields (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Jan Fields
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Remarkable Hope

Summary

Rediscover eight people in the Bible whose hopes and expectations went from disappointment to life-changing transformation through Jesus. Remarkable Hope reveals a pattern of hope where individuals were surprised by Jesus in drastic ways after they placed their hope in him and were-at first-disappointed. Their stories show his work was rarely what they anticipated. As we observe Christ's faithful commitment to these Biblical characters who hoped in him, we are wowed by his unseen plan. We are comforted by his orchestration of circumstances and revived by his enduring presence. Remarkable Hope helps us gladly declare, like the apostle Paul, that "our hope does not disappoint us."

©2019 Shauna Letellier (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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A Modern Guide to Heathenry

Summary

An accessible yet in-depth guide to an increasingly popular pre-Christian religious tradition of Northern Europe. Heathenry is one of the fastest growing polytheistic religious movements in the United States today. In A Modern Guide to Heathenry, listeners will have the opportunity to explore the sacred stories of the various heathen gods like Odin, Frigga, Freya, and Thor, and will be granted a look into the devotional practices of modern votaries. Blots, the most common devotional rites, are examined in rich detail with examples given for personal use. Additionally, listeners are introduced to the concept of wyrd, or fate, so integral to the heathen worldview. Unlike many books on heathenry, this one is not denomination-specific, nor does it seek to overwhelm the listener with unfamiliar Anglo-Saxon or Norse terminology. For Pagans who wish to learn more about the Norse deities or those who are new to heathenry or who are simply interested in learning about this unique religion, A Modern Guide to Heathenry is the perfect introduction. Those who wish to deepen their own devotional practice will find this book helpful in their own work as well.

©2019 Galina Krasskova; foreword copyright 2019 by Edward P. Butler, PhD (P)2021 Tantor

Available on Audible
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Lee Miller

Summary

A trenchant yet sympathetic portrait of Lee Miller, one of the iconic faces and careers of the 20th century. Carolyn Burke reveals Miller as a multifaceted woman: both model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and mother, and, in later years, gourmet cook - the last of the many dramatic transformations she underwent during her lifetime. A sleek blond bombshell, Miller was part of a glamorous circle in New York and Paris in the 1920s and 1930s as a leading Vogue model, close to Edward Steichen, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Cocteau, and Pablo Picasso. Then, during World War II, she became a war correspondent - one of the first women to do so - shooting harrowing images of a devastated Europe, entering Dachau with the Allied troops, posing in Hitler’s bathtub. Burke examines Miller’s troubled personal life, from the unsettling photo sessions during which Miller, both as a child and as a young woman, posed nude for her father, to her crucial affair with artist-photographer Man Ray, to her unconventional marriages. And through Miller’s body of work, Burke explores the photographer’s journey from object to subject; her eye for form, pattern, and light; and the powerful emotion behind each of her images. A lush story of art and beauty, sex and power, Modernism and Surrealism, independence and collaboration, Lee Miller: A Life is an astute study of a fascinating, yet enigmatic, cultural figure. This program includes a downloadable PDF that contains Lee Miller’s recipes for a dinner party, as assembled by Carolyn Burke. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2005 Carolyn Burke (P)2021 Random House Audio

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Looking Back

Summary

The inevitable happens- time moves on and we grow older. Instead of our own little children surrounding us, grandchildren take their place. Each new generation lives in a new age of technology, not realizing the changes the generations before theirs has seen- and improved for them. The cycle of life has changed the prairie also. The endless waves of tall native prairie grass have been reduced to uniform rows of grain crops. The curves of the river had shifted over the decades, eroded by both man and nature. The majestic prairie has been tamed over time.

©1994, 2010, 2012 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2014 Linda K. Hubalek

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family

Summary

Celebrate the feasts and seasons with the von Trapp family! In this joyful and charming book, Maria von Trapp (from The Sound of Music) unveils for you the year-round Christian traditions she loved - traditions that created for her large family a warm and inviting Catholic home and will do the same for yours. Here are the songs they sang for feasts and holidays. Here are stories and games to delight your children, and countless other ways to turn events such as anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, birthdays, wedding receptions, and even funerals into feasts celebrated in the Lord. Most people only know the young Maria from The Sound of Music; few realize that in subsequent years, as a pious wife and a seasoned Catholic mother, Maria gave herself unreservedly to keeping her family Catholic by observing in her home the many feasts of the Church's liturgical year, with poems and prayers, food and fun, and so much more! With the help of Maria von Trapp, you, too, can provide Christian structure and vibrancy to your home. Soon your home will be a warm and loving place, an earthly reflection of our eternal home.

©1955, 2018 Johannes von Trapp (P)2020 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Harvesting Faith: Life on the Changing Prairie

Summary

Imagine surveying your farmstead on the last day of your life, reviewing the decades of joys, hardships, and changes that have taken place on the eighty acres you have called home for the past fifty years. Would you feel at peace or find remorse at the decisions that took place in your life? This third audiobook in the Planting Dreams series portrays Charlotta Johnson as she recalls the events that shaped her family's destiny. A mixture of fact and fiction, based on the author's family, this audiobook reviews the events that shaped this Swedish immigrants family as her children reached adulthood and had families of their own. Join Charlotta as she reminisces about the important places and events in her past as she bids farewell to her mortal life on the Kansas prairie. Listeners compare Hubalek's books as a combination of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, The Emigrants series by Vilhelm Moberg, and a Willa Cather novel.

©2012 Linda K. Hubalek (P)2014 Linda K. Hubalek

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Make a List

Summary

What if writing a list could literally change your life? From the ancient book of numbers to the latest clickbait listicle, list-writing has been a routine feature of human experience. Shopping lists. To-do lists. Guest lists. Bucket lists. Lists are everywhere you look. But what if our lists did more than just remind us to buy milk and take out the trash? What if the practice of list-making could help us discover who we truly are and even point us to our deepest joys, hopes, and desires? In Make a List, teacher, writer, and wordsmith Marilyn McEntyre shows listeners how the simple act of writing a list can open doors to personal discovery and spiritual growth. Deepening her reflections with abundant writing prompts and real-life examples, McEntyre turns the humble list into a work of art - one that has the power to clear minds, open hearts, and change lives. 

©2018 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?

Summary

What if the trials of this life are mercies in disguise? What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops contains thirty devotions by Laura Story, whose Grammy Award-winning song "Blessings" has inspired millions. Listeners will be moved by these empowering messages about heartache, healing, and grace.

©2012 Laura Story (P)2012 Oasis

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Author: Laura Story
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Pride and Publishing

Summary

The air crackles with anticipation in scenic Lighthouse Bay, Massachusetts, when best-selling author Camilla Courtenay breezes into Castleton Manor to judge the final round of a Regency romance writing contest. The three finalists are competing for a publishing contract with Northanger Press, and the pressure intensifies when they accept their last - and most challenging - writing assignment. Librarian Faith Newberry eagerly assists the contestants with their research while looking forward to the lavish grand ball when the winner will be announced. But in the days leading up to the ball, Camilla experiences a few unusual - and potentially deadly - incidents. Are they simply accidents, or is someone attempting to permanently end her career? As Faith and her friends in the Candle House Book Club investigate the suspicious incidents, they discover a backstory of secrets, lies, and betrayals that could have been ripped from the pages of one of Camilla's novels. But truth is stranger than fiction, and the group learns that Camilla's name appears in all the finalists' black books. When every contestant is a suspect, how far will one of them go to win? With the clock ticking and the grand ball swiftly approaching, Faith and her friends - along with her mischievous cat, Watson - kick their investigation into high gear. Can they catch the culprit before Camilla's happy ending turns into a nightmare?

©2018 DeAnna Dodson (P)2020 Annies

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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When Anxiety Strikes

Summary

"Fear not." "Do not be afraid." "Peace be with you." Phrases like these appear in the Bible more often than almost any other proclamation. We long to follow these commands. Yet for many, something inside us is wary, ready for anything and everything to go wrong. In fact, a quarter of Americans struggle with anxiety disorders - and Christians are not immune. Jason and Dena Hobbs are familiar with this struggle, professionally and personally - Jason as a clinician, Dena as someone with anxiety, and both as pastors of congregations full of anxious people. They also know the shame and confusion that so often accompany these disorders, especially for people who think their faith should be strong enough to overcome these struggles. With their deep understanding, they've written When Anxiety Strikes, an eight-week guide to managing anxiety, grounded in both Scripture and research. Structured for daily listening, with integrated practices for everyday life, the audiobook addresses seven themes: breath, body, movement, mind, change, spirit, and community. Concise stories, readings, questions, and activities guide listeners to tackle the realities of living with anxiety. When Anxiety Strikes offers real solutions to find a solid landing place when the storm of fear looms.

©2020 Jason Hobbs and Dena Hobbs (P)2021 eChristian

Narrator: Ann Richardson
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible