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  • Summary and Analysis: Grit by Angela Duckworth

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get with it

  • By chrisanthi on 12-04-16

Get with it

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

If you could sum up Summary and Analysis: Grit by Angela Duckworth in three words, what would they be?

Straight to the point with ten different suggestions to get on with things and not be pathetic. Encourages successful behaviour rather than just depending on your talent with a couple of good examples relating to sport and music.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The is no character. The book is motivational and summarises the original text very clearly.

What about Dean Bokhari’s performance did you like?

Fantastic narrator

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes. I listened to it a few times.

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  • Winners Never Cheat

  • By: Jon M. Huntsman
  • Narrated by: Stow Lovejoy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not anymore. If you want to succeed nowadays, you have to make compromises. Right? Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living.

In Winners Never Cheat Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This audiobook is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It's about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right and building teams with the same courage. It's about winning. The right way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How Refreshing

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-15-10

Knowing to listen to your gut feeling

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Winners Never Cheat to be better than the print version?

Absolutely. Listening is a very relaxing way to engage with a book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Huntington. Straight forward and brave in business.

Have you listened to any of Stow Lovejoy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first time I am listening to Stow Lovejoy's fabulous voice

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Stop and listen to yourself

  • Elie Wiesel

  • 50 Life Lessons from His Life and Work
  • By: Patricia Karnowski
  • Narrated by: Ty Landers
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Best-selling author and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel has influenced millions around the globe with his lessons of compassion and love in the face of hardship. Born in 1928, Wiesel found himself in a fight for his life during World War II as he was persecuted for his faith and eventually sent to Auschwitz. Following World War II, Wiesel used his life to tell of the tragedies he witnessed in hopes future generations would not make the same mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elie Wiesel's deep wisdom

  • By chrisanthi on 12-02-16

Elie Wiesel's deep wisdom

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Elie Wiesel the most enjoyable?

The deep messages synthesised from his life experience

What was one of the most memorable moments of Elie Wiesel?

Forgiving oneself to be able to forgive someone else

What does Ty Landers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Clear reading style with meaning

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I have already listened to the book three times. I know I will listen to it much more again because the messages are so deep that I need time to reflect.

Any additional comments?

Love this book.

  • Above the Line

  • My Wild Oats Adventure
  • By: Shirley MacLaine
  • Narrated by: Shirley MacLaine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Her agent told her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren't even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been rewritten countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film's location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands - and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always an interesting read

  • By Stittsville Shopper on 03-16-16

Funny Shirley MC

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

If you could sum up Above the Line in three words, what would they be?

It was really funny and insightful to listen to Shirley read about her adventure during the filming of wild oats.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Learning what goes on during filming on location.

Which character – as performed by Shirley MacLaine – was your favorite?

Herself discovering Atlantis on the Canary Islands

If you could give Above the Line a new subtitle, what would it be?

Being an actress who loves metaphysics

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  • Manifesting 1,2,3: and You Don't Need #3

  • By: Ken Elliott
  • Narrated by: Ken Elliott
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Imagine you are a genie, and everything you wish begins to form up right in front of you. First is the thought and thought creates form. The author's experiences and the stories in this audiobook describe exactly how your thoughts take form. You've been doing this all your life, but it probably has never been fully explained until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Leah S on 09-01-16

Manifesting

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

Where does Manifesting 1,2,3: and You Don't Need #3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first audiobook I have read in Audible. Easy listening and genuinely conveys the authors experience in manifesting. Worth reading

What was one of the most memorable moments of Manifesting 1,2,3: and You Don't Need #3?

The author asks 'what is the difference between a small miracle and a large one". The answer he gives is "nothing".

What about Ken Elliott’s performance did you like?

Ken has a friendly easy to follow speaking voice.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Manifesting 1,2,3: and You Don't Need #3?

Be grateful and using that feeling to create a 'movie' in your mind of yourself, experiencing the way you want to be.

Any additional comments?

Listening to audible books is versatile. Bookreading done while doing other tasks like housework or simply relaxing on the lounge. As a result I am reading more books.