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  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,783

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

The substitute narrator was not a replacement

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

This audio book would have been MUCH better had the author narrated the entire book (instead of only narrating parts of the book). Although the substitute narrator was good (nice voice, good articulation, etc.), he was by no means a replacement for the author himself.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,887

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

A “must read” book!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

This book is a “must read” for every American. Hopefully the investigations into Trump’s campaign will reveal the truth and the public will be informed more fully.

5 of 60 people found this review helpful

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,490

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

A long winded story about mediocre lives with no purpose or direction

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

The narration was probably the best I've ever heard. Amazingly talented narrator!
The author is clever and writes well, but the stories of the characters droned on too much, and in the end, weren't really significant.
The two main characters (Fay and Samuel) were pathetic in letting others around them create their respective destinies in life.
At what point in Fay's life was she going to start making some good decisions? She let everyone around her live her life for her, and abandoned her 11 year old son Samuel to pursue a relationship that was a failure, anyway. I didn't feel sorry for her. In the end she ended up with a better outcome than she deserved (i.e., a salvageable relationship with her son whom she abandoned for no good reason).
Samuel likewise allowed his life to drift around, steered by the actions of everyone else around him; therefore, he lived a pointless life without achieving any meaningful goals or desires (although it appears he didn't really know what he wanted out of life anyway).
I suppose this is one of those books where you can say to yourself words to the effect of, "Well, at least my life is better than that."
I was really hoping that at some point in this very long (too long) story one or more of these characters would have used the adverse circumstances around them to propel themselves in a purposeful direction, but alas, everyone kept drifting along.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Untangled

  • Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
  • By: Lisa Damour
  • Narrated by: Lisa Damour
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,086

Lisa Damour, PhD, director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter's erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what's going on, prepares parents for what's to come, and lets them know when it's time to worry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it! Living it! Beyond amazing

  • By Marycruz Tobar on 02-04-17

A "must read" for any parent with an adolescent or teenaged daughter!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

This is undoubtably the best guide ever for raising adolescent and teenaged daughters. Lisa Damour easily explains the adolescent and teenaged female mind, the importance of "tribes," how to discuss important and difficult topics, how to respond to inevitable teenaged behaviors, how and where to draw the proverbial line, and more. It was encouraging to hear that I was already doing many of the suggestions (I read and research a lot - LOL), but this book also provided many, many insights and crucial information. I repeatedly found myself saying, "great point!", "yes!", "wow, that's really good to know!", etc. The author does a fantastic job narrating her book and always keeps it fresh and interesting.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Achievement Habit

  • Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life
  • By: Bernard Roth
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

Based on a legendary course Roth has taught at Stanford University for several decades, The Achievement Habit employs the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking to help us realize the power we all have within to change our lives for the better. By ridding ourselves of issues that stand in the way of reaching our full potential, we gain the confidence finally to do things we've always wanted to do.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I should have known better...

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-15

An excellent handbook for life

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

Reviewed: 12-03-15

If you have any doubts whether you should spend the full 7 hours and 23 minutes listening to this audiobook, go to the last chapter and listen to it from beginning to end for a summary of everything covered in the prior chapters. This book is worth listening to over & over again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Daddy Diaries

  • By: Joshua Braff
  • Narrated by: Joshua Braff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Overflowing with pathos and humor, The Daddy Diaries is a memorable take on contemporary fatherhood and a clear-sighted look at how the upending of traditional marital roles can affect the delicate balance of familial love. In his third and best novel to date, Joshua Braff vividly evokes the unpredictable dance that families do and captures how they similarly ebb and flow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Danielle Simone Brand LeMond on 04-13-18

Find a nearby wall to bang your head on while you listen

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

Reviewed: 10-15-15

The only reason I purchased and listened to this audiobook, is because my children attend the same school and we live in the same area / neighborhood as the author's children / author and I know the characters the author is referring to in his diary. Even though I know who "Teri" is, the storyline was pointless and beyond boring! I wanted to quit wasting my time after the first 2 or 3 chapters.

  • Spy the Lie

  • Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
  • By: Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750

Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, with one disappointment

  • By Kim on 08-07-12

Great information! Very insightful.

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

Reviewed: 07-23-13

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

I've listened to this book several times. There's a lot of information that I want to commit to memory and listening skills I want to use in my interactions with others every day.

Any additional comments?

As the mother of 4 children and in my career as a trial lawyer, this book was extremely valuable for confirming what I previously felt were only "hunches" about a person's truthfulness. This author gives you many examples of specific responses that are given when someone is lying, instead of answering the question truthfully. If you want/need to know when someone is being honest with you, or if they're avoiding telling you the truth, then this book is a "must read."

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Science of Being Great

  • By: Wallace D. Wattles
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

In Mr. Wattles' book, The Science of Being Great, you will get methods, plans, carefully outlined instruction, for the highest self-development and training for efficient living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start for Change

  • By Neguiel on 06-29-12

Religion, not "science."

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

Reviewed: 07-22-13

What disappointed you about The Science of Being Great?

Unless you're extremely religious and want more religion in your life, don't waste your money or time. Contrary to the title of this book, there is absolutely no science, but instead, nothing more than a supposed modern day recitation of selected bible scriptures in support of how "great" we can be if we follow God's word and acknowledge that everything is supposedly controlled by God. The author uses frequent "bible speak" throughout with statements such as, "thou shalt not..." in instructing the listener on what not to do in our day-to-day lives. My recommendation: "Thou shalt not buy this piece of garbage."

What could Wallace D. Wattles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The author should have been truthful in selecting a title so I wouldn't have wasted my money & time. Isn't lying (or using a misleading title) supposed to be a sin?

Would you be willing to try another one of Jason McCoy’s performances?

If it's anything like the current piece of garbage I will be sure to avoid it.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Even at the low price of $3.95 it was a waste of money.

Any additional comments?

If you're a religious fanatic you'll probably enjoy it.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Money, and the Law of Attraction

  • Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness
  • By: Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
  • Narrated by: Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113

In Money, and the Law of Attraction, Esther and Jerry Hicks present the teachings of the Non-Physical consciousness Abraham. The concepts offered here relate to the topic of abundance and prosperity. They will show you that you truly need to think about what you want in your life and not what you don't want. If you put your attention on thoughts of not having enough money, you are in the perfect position for the creating of more of that which you do not have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • actual useful information

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-08

Life Changing Information!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-09

This is by far the best advice I've encountered in my life. Since applying these concepts my life has improved dramatically in every way. I highly recommend this book for every person, regardless of background, personality, problems, issues, or goals in life. I've read/listened to all of the Abraham-Hicks publications and this one is the best to date. Pass it along to those you care about and love.

32 of 34 people found this review helpful