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  1. 8.2 hrs • 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    A micropreemie fights for survival in this extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir by her parents, both award-winning journalists. Juniper French was born four months early, at twenty-three weeks gestation. She weighed one pound, four ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head was smaller than a tennis ball, her skin was nearly translucent, and through her chest you could see her flickering heart. Babies like Juniper, born at the edge of viability, trigger the question: Which is the greater act of love—to save her, or to let her go? Kelley and Thomas French chose to fight for Juniper’s life, and this is their incredible tale. In one exquisite memoir, the authors explore the border between what is possible and what is right. They marvel at the science that conceived and sustained their daughter and the love that made the difference. They probe the bond between a mother and a baby, between a husband and a wife. They trace the journey of their family from its fragile beginning to the miraculous survival of their now thriving daughter.

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    Juniper

    8.2 hrs • 9/13/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 8.0 hrs • 4/22/2014 • Unabridged

    A profound expansion of David McCullough, Jr.’s popular commencement speech—a call to arms against a prevailing, narrow, conception of success—You Are Not Special is a love letter to students and parents as well as a guide to a truly fulfilling, happy life. Children today, says David McCullough—high school English teacher, father of four, and son and namesake of the famous historian—are being encouraged to sacrifice passionate engagement with life for specious notions of success. The intense pressure to excel discourages kids from taking chances, failing, and learning empathy and self-confidence from those failures. In You Are Not Special, McCullough elaborates on his now-famous speech exploring how, for what purpose, and for whose sake we’re raising our kids. With wry, affectionate humor, McCullough takes on hovering parents, ineffectual schools, professional college prep, electronic distractions, club sports, and generally the manifestations, applications, and consequences of privilege. By acknowledging that the world is indifferent to them, McCullough takes pressure off of students to be extraordinary achievers and instead exhorts them to roll up their sleeves and do something useful with their advantages.

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    You Are Not Special

    8.0 hrs • 4/22/14 • Unabridged
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  3. 7.5 hrs • 3/25/2014 • Unabridged

    In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman packed up her young son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots. She was determined to forge a better life for herself, away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Out of her experience came the incendiary, bestselling memoir Unorthodox, and now, just a few years later, Feldman has embarked on a triumphant journey of self-discovery—a journey in which she begins life anew as a single mother, an independent woman, and a religious refugee. Taking her cues from favorite childhood books read in secret and the modern classics only recently introduced to her, Feldman explores the United States, from San Francisco to Chicago, New Orleans, and the Southwest. In her travels, and at home, Feldman redefines her sense of identity—no longer Orthodox, she comes to terms with her Jewishness by discovering a world of like-minded outcasts and misfits committed to self-acceptance and healing. Inwardly, Feldman has navigated remarkable experiences: raising her son in the “real” world, finding solace and solitude in a writing career, and searching for love. Culminating in an unforgettable trip across Europe to retrace her grandmother’s life during the Holocaust, Exodus is a deeply moving exploration of the mysterious bonds that tie us to family and religion, the bonds we must sometimes break to find our true selves. Feldman proves herself again to be a captivating storyteller, and her singular life has been an inspiration to countless others and for readers everywhere.

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    Exodus

    7.5 hrs • 3/25/14 • Unabridged
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  4. 4.2 hrs • 7/1/2013 • Unabridged

    A generation is rising up to care for the hurting and oppressed. Committed to changing the world, they are passionate about justice and willing to fight for it. But what would that same justice look like if we lived it in our private lives, close to home, with our family and friends? In Chivalry, Zach Hunter dares young men and women to view their lives as a quest, challenging them to develop their own personal code that will prepare them to defend others and live with civility and integrity. Zach reframes chivalry in a modern context. He looks at everyday life as a grand adventure and shares ancient wisdom from the Bible, insightful stories, and practical examples to help you develop your own code of honor, and live a life of significance.

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    Chivalry

    4.2 hrs • 7/1/13 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.3 hrs • 1/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Your husband is acting distant. He rarely answers phone calls from you. He seems annoyed when you try to talk to him. You’ve recently found evidence that he may be involved in an extramarital affair. What should you do? Let Felicia Harris explain to you how not to overreact, and how to work through what can be difficult and heartbreaking discussions and decisions.

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    My Husband Is Having an Affair

    0.3 hrs • 1/1/13 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.8 hrs • 1/26/2012 • Abridged

    As the world gets smaller and faster, perhaps the most common lament is that there just isn’t enough time to do the things that you want to do. There’s not enough time to spend with your family. There is not enough time to be with your friends. There is not enough time to do your job properly. In What Matters Most, Hyrum Smith, a time management specialist, offers a most timely and urgently needed plan to help people determine what matters most, and how to live your life according to those priorities. What Matters Most, with a foreword by Ken Blanchard, gives readers a real plan of action for living a happier and fuller life. The book calls for a simple plan of “Discover, Plan, and Act”—discover what matters most, plan what matters most, and act on what matters most. What Matters Most is a timely and engaging plan to help many through their difficulties. 

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    What Matters Most

    Foreword by Ken Blanchard
    4.8 hrs • 1/26/12 • Abridged
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  7. 1.9 hrs • 7/1/2011 • Unabridged

    Thoughts for Young Men, by J. C. Ryle, is a short yet passionate appeal that, a hundred years after it was written, remains relevant for today. Replete with warnings, exhortations, and instruction about this life‘s many trials, temptations, and common pitfalls, Thoughts for Young Men is biblical, practical, timeless, and wise. Ryle covers four great temptations that plague most young men: sloth, lust, love of pleasure, and peer pressure. One of the last great Puritans, Ryle tackles each subject with unsurpassed tenderness and tact. Listeners will chuckle at some of the exhortations to stay away from books and newspapers that lead to sin. If only Ryle could see us now, with cable TV and the Internet. Ryle’s advice will help any young man to live a more obedient, full life. Thoughts for Young Men is an excellent book for adolescent and teen boys. It encourages them to choose the high path of integrity rather than to yield to the many temptations to stray from that path. J. C. Ryle’s style is one of a passionate appeal based on solid logic and the truth of the scriptures.

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    Thoughts for Young Men

    1.9 hrs • 7/1/11 • Unabridged
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  8. 2.9 hrs • 3/18/2006 • Unabridged

    There are three main ethical theories of family. Natural Law says that our human nature is to unite in marriage with a person of the opposite sex for the purpose of having and rearing children. Rights-based theories say that individuals may form any association they wish as long as it is based on consent. Utilitarian theories allow expanded definitions of the family as long as this will produce the greatest good for the greatest number. This presentation also considers critiques of the family by Plato, Mo Tzu, Marx and Engels, and feminists, and discusses the social and personal issues related to divorce law. The Morality in Our Age series examines the historical and philosophical background of today’s most pressing moral challenges. Though a final “answer” is notoriously elusive in moral discussion, you’ll develop a much better insight into the forces and principles at play on today’s most serious moral issues, problems, and dilemmas.

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    The Family by Prof. Lawrence D. Houlgate

    The Family

    Edited by Prof. John Lachs and Mike Hassell
    2.9 hrs • 3/18/06 • Unabridged
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  9. 2.4 hrs • 3/2/2004 • Abridged

    Children’s welfare is the driving force behind Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s mission. A devoted mother to her son, Deryk, she identifies herself as “her kid’s mom” because that’s her most important job. Never one to shy away from tough truths, Dr. Laura marshals compelling evidence for the widespread neglect of America’s children and convincingly condemns the numerous rationalizations to excuse it. Parents, special interest groups, and professionals in education and psychology all contribute to a dangerous trend that places adult fulfillment above obligation to children. Parenthood by Proxy addresses the serious causes and effects of this national crisis, among them the high rate of divorce, serial marriages, single parenting, the premature sexualization of children, dual-career families, disdain for religion, the redefinition of immoral behavior as lifestyle choices, and societal intolerance for the concept of judgment. In Parenthood by Proxy, Dr. Laura exhorts parents to make their own children their top priority and, if necessary, to change their lives to do so. In her inimitable, straight-shooting style, Dr. Laura entreats parents to involve themselves in their children’s hearts, minds, and souls, to cherish and protect them, and to commit to the essential task of teaching them right from wrong. She acknowledges that parents no longer get much support from neighbors or public and private institutions, but she urges mothers and fathers to work even harder to counteract the prevailing culture of selfishness and irresponsibility. Parenthood by Proxy covers all aspects of parenting, from childbearing to discipline, from multiple families to being role models. Dr. Laura also tackles such cultural and societal concerns as abortion, modern sexuality, drug and alcohol use, violence, discipline, and a child’s right to privacy. Parenthood by Proxy is a passionate and provocative summation of the perils of parenting and a road map to safety for America’s families.

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    Parenthood by Proxy

    2.4 hrs • 3/2/04 • Abridged
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  10. 6.3 hrs • 9/25/2001 • Unabridged

    Bestselling author William Bennett addresses the central social issue of our time—the decline of the family—in a book as intellectually provocative and politically controversial as his landmark The Death of Outrage. Our recent economic prosperity has masked the devastation of the American family, which is now under siege as never before. From the dramatic rise in illegitimacy, divorce, and single parenthood to the call for the recognition of gay marriages, the traditional nuclear family is being radically challenged and undermined, along with the moral and legal consensus that once supported it. Now in The Broken Hearth, William Bennett, America’s foremost conservative spokesperson on matters of family values, presents a strong, well-reasoned, and informed defense of the traditional family. Interweaving history, anthropology, law, social science, and the teachings of Western religions, he argues that marriage between a man and a woman and the creation of a permanent, loving, and nurturing environment for children is a great historical achievement, one that should not be lightly abandoned in favor of more “progressive” arrangements. Bennett displays his ability to combine fearless conviction, acute insight, and respect for his adversaries in thorough, balanced, and enlightening discussions of single parenthood, cohabitation, gay marriage, and other trends that are undercutting the ideal of the family as the essential foundation of society. Looking closely at the concerns and questions that divide America, Bennett provides a powerful affirmation of family life and the values and benefits it bestows on individuals and on society as a whole.

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    The Broken Hearth

    6.3 hrs • 9/25/01 • Unabridged
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  11. 1.6 hrs • 8/1/1998 • Abridged

    “So what? All the other kids get to do it!” Few behavioral problems challenge and frustrate parents, caregivers, and teachers as does verbal rudeness in children of any age. Reinforced by the wise-cracking kids on TV and in the movies, backtalk has become all too common among today’s youngsters. But there is nothing cute about this behavior. Remarks like “yeah, right,” “big deal,” and “make me”—from children as young as three—get in the way of real communication between parents and kids, and can also be detrimental to a child’s social and intellectual development. Now, two experts in the field share their simple and specific four-step program for ending backtalk and restoring balance in relationships between parents and children, from preschoolers to teens. You’ll learn how to recognize backtalk, how to choose and enact a response that will make sense to you and the backtalker, and when to disengage from the struggle and move forward. Full of advice and encouragement as well as suggestions on how to keep track of what works and what doesn’t, Backtalk can be put to use immediately, before you hear another “whatever.”

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    Backtalk

    1.6 hrs • 8/1/98 • Abridged
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  12. 5.6 hrs • 12/1/1995 • Abridged

    Featuring performances by William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, Stephen Collins, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Megan Gallagher, Charlton Heston, Simon Jones, Rita Moreno, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas, and Betty White. More than two million readers and listeners have used William Bennett's The Book of Virtues to help their families learn the essential traits of good character. Now his inspiring and instructive volume, The Moral Compass, offers more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history. Organized by the stages along life's journey, The Moral Compass moves from the first character lessons taught in the home to the countless choices that call the virtues into play. The stories and poems continually serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership. Offering well-known examples from Western history and mythology along with tales and folklore from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, The Moral Compass is an indispensable guide for the family to meet the challenges of life at any age.

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    The Moral Compass

    Edited with commentary by Dr. William J. Bennett
    Read by Dr. William J. Bennett and a full cast
    5.6 hrs • 12/1/95 • Abridged
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  13. 5.6 hrs • 11/1/1994 • Abridged

    Featuring The Bennett Family And An All-Star Cast William J. Bennett, John, Joseph and Elayne, Edward Asner, Claire Bloom, Barbara Bush, Dorian Harewood, Charlton Heston, Andrea Martin, David McCallum, Kate Nelligan, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas

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    The Book of Virtues, Vol. 2

    5.6 hrs • 11/1/94 • Abridged
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  14. 2.4 hrs • 2/1/1994 • Abridged

    One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop such values as honesty, trustworthiness, and self-discipline is as important in their education as teaching them to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions -- rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program -- full of proven meathods for teaching values to kids of all ages. With games, family activities, and value-building exercises, their program can help you develop a family relationship that is strong, caring, and supportive.

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    Teaching Your Children Values

    2.4 hrs • 2/1/94 • Abridged
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