Author: Peter Clemens

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

What’s it about? Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a powerful memoir following the journey of Cheryl Strayed as she sets out on a 1100-mile solo hike up the Pacific Crest Trail. While the book contains plenty of adventure – Cheryl faces rattlesnakes, black bears, intense heat, record snowfalls and predatory men – the main story is Cheryl’s personal journey of piecing together a life that has come undone as a result of personal disasters, tragedies and poor life decisions. At the age of 22 Cheryl lost her mother to lung cancer. As her family splinters apart and her...

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Audible.com – A Great Listen Guaranteed

Regular readers of Audiobook Addicts will know I’m a big fan of Audible.com: the 30-day Audible.com free trial, the 100,000+ titles available, the member-only sales…. and now I have one more reason to love them. Audible.com now guarantees a great listen every time. How so? Well, let’s say you download an audiobook but decide it’s not for you. Instead of having to come to grips with the realization you’ve wasted a credit (or in some cases two), you can now exchange it for something you’ll enjoy (up to a year from the purchase date). To do this go online to Account...

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Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith

What’s it about? Kevin Smith describes himself a “fat, lazy slob who did good”. This good includes changing film-making forever at the age of twenty-three with Clerks, a number of other films such as Chasing Amy and Dogma (and some other not-so-good films…), owning a comic book store, building a podcasting empire and marrying a woman he claims is way out of his league. Tough Sh*t is essentially a collection of stories from Kevin’s life and how they shaped the man he became. These include the death of his father and the infamous incident where he got thrown off a plane for allegedly being “too fat to...

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Audiobooks for Kids: 21 Great Sites

While nothing can replace one-to-one reading with a child, there are many potential ways kids can benefit from listening to audiobooks. These benefits include: Helping children develop their imagination. Introducing kids to books above their reading level. Introducing new vocabulary or difficult proper names or locales. Improving listening and comprehension skills. Learning the proper pronunciation of words. From a practical perspective, audiobooks may also help kids to: Cope better with long car rides. Fall asleep on their own. Audiobooks for Kids Below are 21 great sites where you can find and download audiobooks for kids: Alvie, The Little Brown...

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