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  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,900

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

A fascinating listen.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Would you listen to Braving the Wilderness again? Why?

I would listen to Braving the Wilderness again because there were so many quotes and stories that I felt that I missed listening to just one time. I would probably be able to pick up a lot more information if I listened again.

  • Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • By: Eric Barker
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly written

  • By Dan_H. on 03-07-18

Amazing research and case studies!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

When I first saw this book, I thought it would be a self help book with ideas for how to get success for yourself. This book is more of a book of facts and you making your own assessment which is fine but just not what I thought I was getting.

The real life case stories and tests are incredibly fascinating and this book was well worth the read. Only downside is that it might not expecting offer what you were expecting.

36 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • Mastering Your Mean Girl

  • The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love
  • By: Melissa Ambrosini
  • Narrated by: Melissa Ambrosini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Ready to live your dream life? You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, whatever enough? That's your Mean Girl. And she's doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined. But enough's enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly, couldn't even get through the first half...

  • By shannon on 07-19-16

One of The BEST Self-Help Books I've Ever Read!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

If you could sum up Mastering Your Mean Girl in three words, what would they be?

I would sum up "MYMG" in the words: relatable , helpful, and fresh. Relatable because Melissa's own personal journey with her mean girl is easy to empathize with and see that she understands where her readers are coming from. Helpful because Melissa includes dozens of resources to help make new habits stick. The book is fresh because it's so positive while being in your face at the same time.

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

I said after I read it "That is the best self-help book I've ever read." I love the self-help genre and mostly just read self-help books so this says a lot.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to any woman from age 13 to age 80! Everyone woman could benefit from this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Waste A Rejection!

  • By Gillian on 05-30-16

Perfect Book To Start Off The Year!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Where does Rejection Proof rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

"Rejection Proof" is either the best or second best audiobook I've listened to on Audible because of the narrator's performance. He had great energy and really captured the spirit of the author.

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

Mike Chamberlain was absolute perfection narrating this book. His tone matched the energy that both the author and the story had. He sounded invested and positive and it made the book become more real.

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

This book made me want to conquer the world. Okay, maybe not but it made me feel inspired and less anxious about asking people random questions.

Any additional comments?

This book is magnificent. It's the perfect length and will bring a smile to your face. Definitely a great book to read to start the new year of reading!

  • #GIRLBOSS

  • By: Sophia Amoruso
  • Narrated by: Sara Jes Austell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,771

The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story, Inspiring - but not practical

  • By Angela on 05-01-15

#Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

What does Sara Jes Austell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She reads it in the badass tone I believed the author has going on in her head. I wouldn't have been able to read it in this kind of tone.

What did you learn from #GIRLBOSS that you would use in your daily life?

Business skills and just stories of inspiration.

Any additional comments?

This book is fabulous and will make you reevaluate your career plans.