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Jonathan Keller

Fresno, CA, United States
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  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,095

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Concise & Powerful

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

One of the higher "value for word" books I've read. Admiral McRaven is inspiring without being preachy, and comes across as both extremely knowledgeable and extremely humble. Simple but profound stories of courage, heroism, dedication. Will definitely listen to this one again and again.

35 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Going to Pot

  • Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America
  • By: William J. Bennett, Robert A. White
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Marijuana, once considered worthy of condemnation, has in recent years become a "medicine", legalized fully in four states, with others expected to follow. But the dangers are clear. According to Bennett's research, more Americans are admitted to treatment facilities for marijuana use than for any other illegal drug. Studies have shown a link between marijuana use and abnormal brain structure and development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough

  • By jessica parrish on 02-28-16

Clear, Compelling, and Cautionary

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

An incredible amount of research, summarized in a concise package. Before reading this, I admit I was susceptible to many of the arguments they debunk. Looking forward to sharing the story with friends and family.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful