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  • Capital Gaines

  • The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
  • By: Chip Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bootstrap Success from a Serial Doer

  • By Mavwreck75 on 10-23-17

Anecdotes and life lessons.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Loved this book. Chip was hilarious and insightful. He mixes life lessons with the life he's lived and we benefit from his sharing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • More Than Just Race

  • Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (Issues of Our Time)
  • By: William Julius Wilson
  • Narrated by: Vince Bailey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation. Facing chronic economic insecurity, a popular culture that reflects the nation’s diverse cultural reality, a future in which they will no longer constitute the majority of the population, and with a black president in the White House, whites are growing anxious.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A long, sometimes vague, pointed research report

  • By D Smith on 08-08-17

A long, sometimes vague, pointed research report

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Narrator had a great, deep voice. The book itself is largely a collection and synthesis of research intended to lead the listener to the point that while cultural influences cannot be counted out, that the plight of poor, black, inner city communities is largely due to structural influences.

If you're a researcher in this area, likely a very important book. If you're not, it may be hard to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love Does

  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,570

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith. You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does. Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most amazing books I have ever read!

  • By J. Guy Muse on 03-11-14

Inspiring!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Bob Goff has become my hero. His story based book about living a life loving others well is one that I love and have bought copies to pass out to friends!

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17,933

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

Not a book but loved it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-15

I was initially disappointed that this was a live recording of Brene Brown teaching, but ended up loving the content!

36 of 37 people found this review helpful