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richard bowman

eldersburg, md United States
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  • Mastering Fear

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain, Brandon Webb
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 248

Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By C. Evans on 08-24-18

Lessons for Life - Grab it !

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

The author's personal story, defeats, triumphs and guidance provide the reader with an achievable and affirmative approach to life. Glad I got this and look forward to hearing his other works.

The narration is solid, even and concise.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,345

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Worthy of the praise she has received.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I like the author's work and have seen her on a number of platforms. I find her direct, informative and inspirational.

  • The Deep End

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lizbeth Gwynn
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire. Olivier isn't sure what he's gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested...and one's deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I never thought...

  • By Christen on 03-13-17

To each their own, but not for me.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The author does a good job of setting scenes and the dialogue can be interesting at times, the narrator did a fine job with the material. The storyline and the book in general never really touched me in any way and wasn't a pleasant diversion either. I would try the author's other efforts but this one didn't do much for me.

  • Introvert Essentials: Overcome Shyness, Conquer Fears, and Achieve Success

  • By: Timothy A. Bean
  • Narrated by: Dan Michaels
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Introvert Essentials was written with individuals like you in mind - individuals who are ready to take massive action to achieve massive results! With this audiobook, you will veer beyond the surface and go deeper into the traits of truly introverted people...and determine if you are really one of them! You will explore ways to manage your introverted personality in interpersonal friendships as well as romantic relationships in order to achieve the results you desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty well lays it out.

  • By richard bowman on 08-13-18

Pretty well lays it out.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Life, personal and societal information offered for those that are introverts or have them in your life. Worth listening.

  • The Irritability Cure

  • How to Stop Being Angry, Anxious and Frustrated All the Time (Anger Management)
  • By: Doc Orman MD
  • Narrated by: Matt Stone
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 72

When you eliminate negative thoughts and energy from your life, you'll feel a sense of calm an inner peace like you've never felt before. But this is the power of negative thinking - when you turn your negative thoughts around, you actually create more energy and power that moves you into the direction you want to go in your life faster than you've ever moved before. We argue to protect our viewpoint when we could just as easily let the argument go and be happy. Learn how to reprogram your mind and subconscious habits and never have another unnecessary argument again!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Blah, blah, blah, 3x5 index card, blah, blah...

  • By Melanie at LushPad on 08-08-17

Wish I could've gotten more.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Simplistic approach to the subject matter, I didn't find it compelling or particularly helpful. The author does offer tools and techniques that may or may not work for you.

  • How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary

  • By: Anthony Metivier
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

If you want to improve your ability to learn Spanish by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) ... then you're only one book away from learning and retaining hundreds of Spanish Vocabulary Words by spending just 15-30 minutes a day. Don't worry! None of these techniques are rocket science. These techniques have been used by real language learners, most of whom previously considered themselves owners of "bad memory" to make real strides in acquiring Spanish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please, if at all possible.. just read the book!!!

  • By Rahlan on 11-19-13

Challenging to follow.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The Memory Palace, the author references is a historically known method of gaining knowledge. As someone that appreciates memory techniques I found this to be challenging to make work. Glad I got the book, but can't enthusiastically the method will for work...at least for me it didn't.

  • The Once and Future Liberal

  • After Identity Politics
  • By: Mark Lilla
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

From one of the country's most admired political thinkers, an urgent wake-up call to American liberals to turn from the divisive politics of identity and develop a vision of our future that can persuade all citizens that they share a common destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Painfully True

  • By David Larson on 09-01-17

Politics for this year and the future.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The author provides a rich perspective on the state of politics post 1950's to today. I found his logic sound, thoughtfully researched and worthy of contemplation. Appreciated the work and the book.

  • We Were Eight Years in Power

  • An American Tragedy
  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,321

"We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading

  • By Adam Shields on 10-04-17

Thought provoking history lesson.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I enjoyed the author's interpretation of 20 and 21st Century deep dive into politics, race, religion and our common goals for the best we can be. The political narrative was compelling as he thoughtfully lays out events, his feelings and society at large in the post WW2 era forward. I feel an important read.

  • Reader, Come Home

  • The Reading Brain in a Digital World
  • By: Maryanne Wolf
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential!

  • By Millie on 09-13-18

Compelling thoughts on today's reader.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The author and a fine vocal performance take us thru the state of reading in our Modern Digital Society. The author informs us in the early chapters on how the brains plasticity for reading is crucial for cognition. Her compelling guidance on where we 'were' in learning how to read and where we 'are' in the digital age offers a stark contrast on contemplative knowledge. Her concern that we are raising youth that may not have the same approach to reading as previous generations in gaining knowledge and wisdom from books. With the constant bombardment of digital content, reading is not aligned with 'deep' thought and cognition. I highly recommend her work.