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  • Everybody Wins

  • The Chapman Guide to Solving Conflicts Without Arguing
  • By: Dr. Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

This guide provides a simple blueprint for achieving solutions to everyday disagreements without having to have a "winner" and a "loser". By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings, and understanding why some issues are so important to your spouse, not only will those daily problems be worked out successfully, but both of you will end up feeling appreciated, respected, and loved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not about winning, it's about compromising.

  • By RethaJ on 03-29-12

pick this one because of the religious overtones

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I was looking for a marriage book for my fiance and I to listen to. While reading the comments I noticed one that mentioned the book contained religious overtones. After finishing the book I thought the advice was practical and the principals sound. Great book for any relationship.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,663

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite self-help book I have ever read!

  • By Bobby n. on 02-02-18

listen to it with your wife fiance or gf but..

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

if you can't listen to it with your significant other it's okay. This book changed my relationship for the better. We listened to it together and the gems we took from listening and our discussions helped to strengthen our relationship.

Re-listen to each chapter as you go through it. i
It's more than worth your time.

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights on improving decision making

  • By Marcus Bircher on 02-09-18

practical advice backed by experience and science

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

This was a really informative book. Easy to listen to and very practical for anyone looking to better their life.

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 748

Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOL Funny

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-08-16

It's not the movie but it holds its own

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This is a short story by FS and doesn't follow the movie I. the details however once you realize it's easier to give the story the credit it deserves. worth listening too and makes you feel for the characters.

  • Minimalism

  • Live a Meaningful Life, Second Edition
  • By: Ryan Nicodemus, Joshua Fields Millburn
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things that clutter our lives so we can make room for life's most important things - which actually aren't things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tight version of stuff you can learn on podcast

  • By Mark on 03-10-17

Compared to their other books

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

compared to their other books this one is more of a motivational how to. It focuses more on the attitude, why and and end result of a minimalist life style. It's worth finishing. There's a lot of good info in it. I would recommend their other books Essentials and Everything that Remains first.

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,610

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured

  • By Darwin8u on 04-09-13

poetic

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

this story worth reading/listening to over and over. It's a timeless classic the reflects our lives in vivid detail.

  • The Joy of Less

  • A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify
  • By: Francine Jay
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition - featuring never-before-seen content - Jay brings her philosophy to more listeners who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a read!

  • By art student on 07-19-16

A hardcore How to, Not a story

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This is a How to book. It's pretty hardcore on how to minimize your possessions. It's flexible and shows you what an ideal minimalist life is like. The reader doesn't need to go to the extreme but should know what it looks like. there are a lot of great ideas and tips to get started. I was expecting a story but this was just as useful non the less.

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  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,250

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

great bio but lots of small details

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

The story WI tells is in credible. It might seem like he goes too far into the minute details but with out those details I don't think you would feel as invested in the story. The amount of details he provides is typical of his style and can seen in the Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein bios.

  • Everything That Remains

  • A Memoir by the Minimalists
  • By: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage, Millburn started questioning the life he had built for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audio is best format for this

  • By Mark on 03-10-17

Great story but slow to pick up

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

The voice isnt appealing but the content is worth more than you know. Creat your own story, their journey doesn't have to be yours.

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,778

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I will Re-Read this one!

  • By Hobbit Taz on 10-07-16

Way more technical than expected

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

It was way more technical than I expected but it was challenging and offered interesting and useful insites into human behavior.