Best Self Development Audio Books of 2008 | Audible.com
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  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
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    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively.

    Colleen says: "Everyone Should Read This Book"
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sue Johnson
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Johnson shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships. The message of Hold Me Tight is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, making grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship.

    Anne Marie says: "Unique book for couples and therapists"
  • Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victoria Osteen
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    Do you ever feel like your life is moving at the speed of light? Are you constantly trying to "keep up" with all of your commitments and responsibilities? As a wife, mother, and co-pastor of Lakewood Church - America's largest church - Victoria Osteen knows as well as anyone that operating in so many different roles can be extremely demanding, yet she has managed to find balance, living her life in the unforced rhythms of grace.

    Carrie says: "Wonderful and inner pease"
  • Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Bach, Hillary Rosner
    • Narrated By David Bach, Oliver Wyman
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    Internationally renowned financial expert and best-selling author David Bach has always urged listeners to put their financial lives in line with their values. But what if your values are a cleaner and greener earth? Most people think that "going green" is an expensive choice they can't afford. Bach is here to say that you can have both: a life in line with your green values and a million dollars in the bank.

    Joel says: "Worst book ever!"
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