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  • The 4-Hour Body

  • An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,800

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he's done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. This is an abridged edition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I knew this was abridged, but.......

  • By Joshua on 12-16-10

Phenomenal and Funny.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

This book was very entertaining. For example, the author makes learning about thermodynamics and cryotherapy exciting, motivating, and hilarious. If you care about learning some easy things to do to impact your entire life, this book is a must & very fun. I also liked the narrators style and sound.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,613

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You mean that voice can be tamed - Sign me up!

  • By Russell on 05-11-15
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Exceeded All Expectations

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-17

This book is superb. From the first moments, it gripped my total attention and kept me engaged throughout. This witty and informative book is a definite must. I particularly liked how skeptical the author was interviewing the gurus of self improvement. The story of the author meeting and interviewing the Dalai Llama is over the top awesome.

  • Seven Years in Tibet

  • By: Heinrich Harrer, Richard Graves
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Alexander on 09-03-12

Adventure Politics Religion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

This is a great story. I learned a lot from this epic adventure tail. Some of the storiy lines are just incredible. I particularly enjoyed the process to find the current Dalai Lama.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71,139

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

"Seek the truth and I will meet you there"

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

I don't usually rewind and relisten to stuff in audiobooks but I did multiple times because this book had my thoughts firing in new perspectives. There is so much interesting content like compelling stories with great thoughts. The overall theme seems to be figure out what matters and forget about what doesn't matter. I highly recommend this.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78,937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73,240
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72,901

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

One of the best ever audiobooks

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book is probably in my top 3 all time favorites. Hearing about the author's school dating life was absolutely hysterical. The book got a little slow for just a brief moment somewhere around chapter 2 or 3 where he started comparing all the different faiths of South African people and tribes. Other than that, it really is a fascinating account that held my complete attention. This book taught me a lot. I think this book will change the way I look at the world for the rest of my life.

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  • The Inner Game of Tennis

  • The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
  • By: W. Timothy Gallwey
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. This classic best-seller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For anyone who wants to perform

  • By Casper Paludan on 07-23-14

2nd time through and still learning

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I have listened to this audio book twice and I have learned a great amount both times. You learn and it also gets you thinking. This book talks a lot about tennis but the principles probably apply to nearly everything in life. The world is shaped by the thoughts in your head and you can shape you're inner game or inner thoughts to benefit the outer reality.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!

  • By: National Public Radio
  • Narrated by: Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The first Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! collection focused on the best of the Not My Job segment of the program. This second collection skims the cream off the entire archive of the show, with selections from Who's Carl This Time?, Lightning Fill in the Blank, The Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job! and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old shows but hysterical

  • By Ryan on 04-25-17

Old shows but hysterical

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-17

These shows are about 10 years old but very funny. I particularly liked the end of the book with Drew Carey and the English teacher from California that didn't know what a Limerick was.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,234

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By ty on 08-23-15

insightful and Funny

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I liked this book. it was very light but had a lot of good takeaways. Very humorous and entertaining with some golden nuggets of wisdom. Grab some Ramen or Tacos, read this book and you might end up at a bowling alley bar with the love of your life without having to ever bowl.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Easy Way to Control Alcohol

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies. In his Easy Way to Control Alcohol Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, he shows you the way to escape from the ‘alcohol trap’ in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Was Easy

  • By Bradley Aaron Williams on 06-17-16

A Phenomenal Read for All Walks of Life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Great book, seriously, everyone should read, EVERYONE. I liked the comparison of the voice of desires inside ones head vs the voice of reason and how that comparison reflects on schizophrenia. The author could have skipped the stuff about holes in the ozone and homo sapiens killing animals because that deflected the impact of the great meaning and message that this book contains.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,569

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I will isten again and again

  • By Ann Marie on 12-27-04

great book although I expected more

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

This book is good and very insightful. For as many great reviews and acclaim it achieved, I did expect much more but I am glad I listened to it. The author is brilliant in the fact he makes it so simple - basically the whole book is an explanation of the following. Without meaning, life will cease to thrive. If you can find meaning in life, happiness will ensue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful