Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes

Janna

Janna

Looking for your next Audiobook listen, but not sure where to start? The Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes podcast covers highlights of my latest non-fiction audiobook recommendations; topics include culture, ideas, history, and communication.

Review of Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green, read by David Pittu
July 27, 2021x
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00:07:1513.29 MB

Review of Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green, read by David Pittu

The Last Call Killer preyed upon gay men in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s and had all the hallmarks of the most notorious serial killers. Yet because of the sexuality of his victims, New York City’s high murder rates, and the AIDS epidemic, his murders have been almost entirely forgotten. This is jo...

Review of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard
July 20, 2021x
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00:07:5714.59 MB

Review of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard is a professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences and teaches at the University of British Columbia. She was born in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia in 1960. Her family were loggers, so it seemed like a natural fit for her to join a commercial logging com...

Review of The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green
July 13, 2021x
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00:07:2013.43 MB

Review of The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green

The Anthropocene Reviewed started out as a podcast, where bestselling author John Green tried to make sense of some of the contradictions of human life – how we can be so compassionate, and yet so cruel. So persistent, yet so quick to despair. Green says that above all, he wanted to understand the c...

A conversation with Elena Iacono: What insights can we bring to our post-pandemic lives?
July 06, 2021x
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00:34:1962.86 MB

A conversation with Elena Iacono: What insights can we bring to our post-pandemic lives?

In today’s extended episode, I chat with Elena Iacono. Elena is a professional colleague of mine who helps empower people to support their well-being and mental health, including flexible resources and compassionate workplace practices. Elena has inspired me with her passion for exploring food and g...

Review of Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
June 29, 2021x
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00:07:3814.01 MB

Review of Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Do you struggle with saying no, or simply telling people what you need? Or, are you someone who secretly or not so secretly embraces JOMO, (the joy of missing out)? Nedra Glover Tawwab shares plainly and clearly what many people feel, but many can’t or won’t bring themselves to say. She shares speci...

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb, read by Brittany Pressley
June 22, 2021x
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00:06:4412.35 MB

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb, read by Brittany Pressley

As many of us adjust to life after a pandemic, Lori Gottlieb’s memoir is a powerful reminder of how we relate to ourselves and others based on the stories we tell ourselves, versus our real-life interactions. Whether you’re interested or experienced in therapy or not, this audiobook contains so many...

A conversation with Lucas Cantor, host of the Book Society podcast
June 15, 2021x
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00:44:4681.99 MB

A conversation with Lucas Cantor, host of the Book Society podcast

In today’s extended episode, I’m sitting down with Lucas Cantor, a podcaster, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and speaker. He has worked in NBC's music department for eight Olympic Games for which he won two Emmys in 2008 and 2012. He co-produced Lorde's cover of Everybody Wants To Rule T...

Review of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
June 08, 2021x
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00:07:3113.79 MB

Review of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

In his 15-hour audiobook published in April 2021, Keefe captures a family saga that spans the twentieth century and leads up to 2020. Members of the Sackler family founded Purdue Pharma, the infamous maker of OxyContin, a prescription drug that has fuelled an opioid epidemic across North America for...

Review of The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills by Jesse Singal
June 01, 2021x
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00:07:3413.86 MB

Review of The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills by Jesse Singal

In The Quick Fix, author and podcaster Jesse Singal argues that the trendy, TED-Talk-friendly psychological interventions so in vogue right now will never be enough to truly address social injustice and inequality. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53317475-the-quick-fix?from_search=tru...

Review of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing written and read by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry
May 25, 2021x
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00:07:0012.84 MB

Review of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing written and read by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry

What Happened To You is the latest popular psychology book examining the relationship between trauma and behavioural patterns that many of us struggle to understand in ourselves and others. The title suggests we can better understand ourselves and others if we shift from asking “What’s wrong with yo...