Review: Goodnight Smartphone

Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night’s sleep begins by putting aside the day’s worries. But in today’s technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night’s slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age, when the hardest thing to say goodnight to is not the moon but our phones, our email, our social media, our always-on digital selves.

During a visit to Audible to speak about the benefits of sleep, Arianna joked about what a wonderful book Goodnight Moon is and how other childhood classics help transition kids from daytime to sleep time. She posited why there weren’t such books for adults. “Goodnight cares of the day, goodnight worries about tomorrow, goodnight laptop!” she exclaimed. Soon after, Goodnight Smartphone was born. Listen as Arianna borrows from the traditions of children’s bedtime stories to create this modern age adaptation for adults, and learn more about her daily sleep regimen in her introduction. Exclusively written for Audible, available only in audio.

Inspired by children’s bedtime classics, this audiobook is a playful and relaxing guide to help you transition from the worries of a stressful day to a good night’s sleep, and you can hear it only on Audible.

Review: The Year of Magical Thinking

When celebrated writer Joan Didion’s life was altered forever, she wrote a new chapter. In this adaptation of her iconic memoir, Didion transforms the story of the shattering loss of her husband and their daughter into a one-woman play performed by Tony Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, who originated the role on Broadway in 2007. Written with Didion’s trademark style of cool observation, The Year of Magical Thinking weaves back and forth in time, taking listeners on a poignant journey through heartbreak, grief, and resilience. It’s an unforgettable theatrical experience that resonates with anyone who has ever loved.

Review: Thicker than Water

From the hero whistleblower of the infamous Theranos scam, Thicker than Water is a look at never-before-revealed details behind closed doors at the company, revealing a cautionary tale of corporate bullying, gaslighting, ego, and wealth run amok in Silicon Valley.

Tyler Shultz had been in the workforce for less than a year when he emailed Elizabeth Holmes, his employer and the CEO and founder of Theranos, with concerns that the company’s lab practices were faulty, ignored quality control, and were potentially dangerous to patients. The COO fired back with a dismissive and insulting email, to which Tyler replied: “Consider this my two weeks’ notice.”

From there, his life spun out of control at the hand of Elizabeth, her team of high-powered lawyers, and the patriarch of Tyler’s own family, George Shultz—one of America’s most prominent statesmen, who sat among the top of the Theranos Board of Directors. And yet, Tyler forged on. To protect his own conscience, the honor and reputation of his grandfather, and the health of patients worldwide.

Thicker than Water is Tyler’s as-told-to story—a harrowing and heartbreaking roller coaster of biomedical drama, family intrigue, and redemption—that will ultimately make you feel as though you are at a dinner party, seated next to a brilliant friend with one hell of a story.

Review: A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

Ben is the Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Behavior from Anglia Ruskin University, a Master’s of Science in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College, and a PhD, which looked at monkey evolution on tropical islands, entitled ‘Primates of the Caribbean’ with the University College London and the Zoological Society of London. Ben has recently announced So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs…?! is now on sale as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 following his third UK tour earlier this year.

Review: Childhood, Interrupted

In this evocative, personal piece, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on his life as a parent during this unprecedented time. He shares his fears and questions about raising his three young daughters amid our current public health crisis—and gives listeners a candid glimpse into how he’s navigating the pandemic at home. The neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent helps parents think about this time from the perspective he knows best: the workings of the brain. Equal parts essay, advice, and reassurance, Gupta reminds us that despite the relentless challenges of growing up during a pandemic, the kids will be all right.

Review: Agent 355

From Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, and co-author of The Personal Librarian, comes a captivating work of historical fiction about a young female spy who may have changed the course of American history.

The tide is turning against the colonists in the Revolutionary War, and 18-year-old Elizabeth Morris cannot sit by idly. Quietly disdainful of her Tory parents, who drag her along to society events and welcome a British soldier into their home during their occupation of New York City, Elizabeth decides to take matters into her own hands. She realizes that, as a young woman, no one around her believes that she can comprehend the profound implications of being a nation at war – she is, effectively, invisible. And she can use this invisibility to her advantage. Her unique access to British society leads her to a role with General George Washington’s own network of spies: the Culper Ring.

Based on true events, Agent 355 combines adventure, romance, and espionage to bring to life this little-known story of a hero who risked her life to fight for freedom against all odds.

Review: Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story

Meet some of the most sexually charged creatures in the world.
Bampires, with a “B,” crashed on earth. These creatures survive, not from blood, but sex. But not just any kind of sex… the purest sex there is, untouched humans. They also drink blood ofcourse, but only to blend there skin color in with humans. They can enter your mind and sex you in anyway they please. Are you interested now?

***** WARNING 18+ Adult content with strong language *****

If you think this is just another story about a girl that falls in love with a vampire, far from it. Everything you know about Vampire is wrong. For starters what is a Bampire? They are creatures that survive from sex. But not just any sex, the purest kind. Every hour and everywhere, there is a lot of steamy hot desires being satisfied at every turn. Are you curious enough to enter MIND NIGHT BLUE Now?

LB is the most powerful Bampire to ever walk the earth. He fell in love and accidentally killed her. Now he roams the earth until he finds this young woman again. Will this be his second chance at life, or something completely different? But at this same time, his past comes back to haunt him. This young woman gets caught between a love triangle that uses her to get back at LB. There are 3 days of sexy, seductive, and erotic world. Can you (the reader) handle all of these delicious scenes? Will you be able to figure out what is going to happen, while your desires are on an all time high?

Let’s get started shall we.

Can you figure out what is going to happen before its revealed? Will you be able to hold off your own desires and emotions while reading what happens? Hmmm lets see if you can handle your first night in MIND NIGHT BLUE? Lets get started shall we?

Review: Midnight Calling

Lynn Walker watched her dad, John, deteriorate from Miami undercover narcotics agent to drug smuggler, from protective father to monster—a very charming monster. By the time she was in high school, her dad was in prison for smuggling 12,000 pounds of marijuana. There, John made a connection with a powerful Colombian drug lord. Within months of being paroled, John waltzed back into his kids’ lives, dishing out pure, Colombian cocaine to Lynn and launching her brother’s coke-dealing career. After a few years of abusing coke together, Lynn lost everything and was forced to choose between her life and her father.

Jaw-dropping, emotionally raw and heart-breaking, Midnight Calling: A Memoir of a Drug Smuggler’s Daughter is a story about family bonds, addiction and the price of hanging on when it’s time to let go.

Review: Smart Woman’s Guide: The Money Belief Formula

Is your mindset sabotaging your ability to win with wealth?

Transform your life with Smart Woman’s Guide: The Money Belief Formula, a critical strategy to achieve financial success by examining money beliefs and behaviors and altering one’s attitude about money.

Money is present in every aspect of your life. As a result, focusing on the “money side” of economic literacy/financial capability will not improve your financial situation. For success, self-awareness and financial awareness are both required.

The more you understand the where, why, when, and how of your money thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes, the more likely you are to connect to your money, to recognize the need for better financial habits, and to make better financial choices.

In other words, one’s thoughts and beliefs influence one’s actions. Money is a result of our actions, not the other way around. Financial success can be yours if you have the proper mindset and technique.

The money belief formula is a proven approach that can help you:

Develop your financial foundation
Foster the habits needed to win with wealth
Substitute positive beliefs for the negative ones
Change mindset perspective from dollars and cents to habits and actions
Identify and dispel some of your irrational fears and doubts
Identify ways to reinforce the new beliefs you’ve developed. Why that sabotage is causing problems in your life (and what to do about it)
Better handle difficulties
Decrease stress levels
Produce a long-term change that creates successful actions based on confidence rather than worry or uncertainty
Permeate an environment more conducive to health and wellness
The book outlines a few simple steps involved: Self-talk (money affirmations), a positive outlook, and a plan of action are all part of the AAA Principles of Change (Awareness, Acceptance, and Action), which also include exercises to help you become more conscious of your thought processes. In addition, activities and worksheets are provided in each chapter to help you put what you’ve learned into practice.

To achieve your definition of success, you must first break the money taboo and empower your money relationship. Until and unless behavior changes, nothing changes.

In Smart Woman’s Guide: The Money Belief Formula, author, podcaster, money coach, and founder Herfinance Club Susan M. Diamond, MSW, CFSW, takes traditional money management to a whole new level by engaging the creative side of the brain in financial wellness, which includes looking at how you feel about money and how you relate to it. She outlines a simple, step-by-step process for getting started on creating your financial foundation for winning with wealth.

Susan has spent the last several years blending the latest research and compressed the most recent industry opinions from neuroscience, transformative learning, and psychosocial techniques into concepts and tools to help you improve your results with money.

It makes no difference where you are in your financial development, how much expertise you have, or how much cash you have in the bank. No one ever achieves ultimate financial success without first working on their relationship with money.

Smart Woman’s Guide: The Money Belief Formula is the key to understanding how your habits influence your money mindset. Your mindset plays a big role in money, and it’s often how we feel about our financial situation that dictates whether you create bad habits or sustain good ones. Our mindset is the foundation to building wealth.

You have the power to alter the way you feel, think, act, and relate to money. As soon as you do so, the money magic begins! Are you ready to get started?

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Review: Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers

Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers is a story inspired by the words of a US Army Field Medic, 21st Infantry, and his stories about his tour in Vietnam 1968-69. Through those stories, the author was given the unique insight into the men who struggled to survive in a war many of us didn’t understand. The author also brings to us some of his own experiences, in this challenging time in our history. Fast paced and full of action and drama, this raw and powerful story takes you on a journey into the jungles, villages, and hamlets of Vietnam, and the men in the thick of the fight. The new fourth edition has new details to more accurately reflect the tour of soldiers in the Vietnam war. The author dedicates this story and all of his work to our Veterans and those that serve to protect our freedom today.

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