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Russell

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  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    • Narrated By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
    Overall
    (1089)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (346)

    Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

    Jesse says: "Changed my thoughts"
    "Awesome!"
    Overall

    This book is a great way to get to know the Dao De Jing or tao te ching, however it's spelled. I have listened to several of Dr. Dyer's works, and I think that this is up there with the best. It's a great real world explanation of the Dao for folks that are looking for a little different perspective on life. I think he does a good job of bringing the "Eastern" philosophy to the "Western" mind. Some of his suggestions may seem a bit pollyanna, but that is his nature.

    41 of 44 people found this review helpful
  • Challenge to Succeed

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jim Rohn
    • Narrated By Jim Rohn
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Five inspirational topics guide the participant through self-evaluation and commitment. This program includes the five major pieces to the life puzzle: the power of personal development, the fundamentals for prosperity and success, how to win the battle of the mind, attitude change, and the day that turns your life around.

    Janie says: "It's Okay"
    "Horrrrrible! Save your money!"
    Overall

    I picked this book up because the author is referenced by some other authors I listen to. It may just be this particular work, but Jim Rohn rambles on and on, providing a sizzle with no steak. I honestly listened for 45 minutes hoping to get just one salient point from the work and finally had to shut it off. It's like going to church and listening to the longest and most boring sermon EVER delivered.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4861)
    Performance
    (1119)
    Story
    (1121)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "Would appeal more to women...I think"
    Overall

    Very interesting epic-like book that may not appeal to the typical male reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Jeff Wooden
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    When Don't Know Much About History first appeared, it created a sensation. With humor, great stories, and a trademark conversational style, the audiobook brought Americans a fresh new take on history. Davis proved that Americans don't hate history - they just hate the dull textbook version they were force-fed in school.

    Tom says: "Great listen. Great information."
    "Have to agree there is a lefty tilt"
    Overall

    The book starts off on an interesting take. The good old days were not as great as we were all told they were in school. However, as time marches on, there is without a doubt a HUGE liberal tilt to the book. If it irks you to hear conservatives beaten about the head and face, while the more liberal leaders are given a pass on their behavior then this book is not for you. If you are an uber-liberal, you will listen with glee as conservatives are blamed for every foul turn in American history. The most interesting of which is the idea that Ronald Reagan is somewhat to blame for the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Classic!

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2766)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (525)

    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "Earthshattering"
    Overall

    I have read this book twice, and reccommended it to several friends. If you want to break out of the rat race and live a little buy it. At the very least it will give you some ideas on bringing in additional income.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Success Mastery Academy

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    Brian Tracy has spent more than 20,000 hours researching and reading on the subject of personal and business success. This is the most comprehensive and advanced seminar on personal success and achievement ever developed. This 16-segment audio program reveals how to set goals, make more money, simplify your life, and supercharge your career.

    J. Sherman says: "Best self help program on Audible"
    "Dated, but excellent"
    Overall

    If you can get over the fact that you are listening to a seminar that was given over 7 years ago, this audio is awesome. The delivery is lively enough, and the material is worth listening to again and again. It's a great asset for sales folks, especially slumping ones...like me!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
    (2253)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (346)

    In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey - into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.

    Brent says: "This audio edition is abridged!"
    "A Very In-Depth Piece"
    Overall

    This book took awhile to get going, but when you are covering this type of subject matter I suppose that is to be expected. I thought the authors did a terrific job of helping the listener visualize the figures they throw around. The book will scare you a bit as it talks of possible catastrophies etc., but it will make for great water cooler talk!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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