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ToddS

Todd

Colorado, USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Pyramids: Discworld #7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (437)

    It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

    Pam says: "Almost perfect"
    "Not my favorite, but still a great listen."
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    I wouldn't say this is my favorite book in the Discworld series, but as usual Terry Pratchett delivered a book that was quite enjoyable. And with Nigel Planer narrating we have the final ingredient for a perfect recipe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The TenX Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Grant Cardone
    • Narrated By Grant Cardone
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (427)

    Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

    Michael says: "Very hyped push strategy"
    "Not what I expected, and very happy it's not."
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    I'm only 1/2 way through but wanted to write a quick note to shed some light on the negative reviews.

    This book is not necessarily a how to. At least not so far. What this book is, is a reminder that if you think you are working hard enough, you're not. If you believe you're thinking big enough, you're not. If you feel you have have reached your full potential, you haven't.

    I am already finding the 10x mindset chipping away at my "normal" life and showing improvements.

    I do recommend listening to this at 2x speed (if you can handle it). As some people have complained, there isn't a lot of new stuff here. But at 2x it's like having a personal instructor trying to motivate you.

    This book isn't going tell you there is an easy way out. It IS going to tell you that it's your duty to be successful and to get your butt in gear. Being successful takes effort.

    I'm really glad I didn't listen to the naysayers. Sometimes we don't need new strategies, we only need a jolt to wake up and take action.

    Hope this helps someone.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mosab Hassan Yousef
    • Narrated By Mosab Hassan Yousef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (150)

    Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status...and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.

    Pamela says: "Absolutely riveting!!!"
    "Forever changed..."
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    I read a lot of self development books, and while this book is not considered part of that genre it may have changed my way of thinking as much or more than most of the others.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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