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Simon Wojcik

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  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,534

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

incredible story

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

before listening to this, make sure you are up to date on sailing lingo. otherwise a lot of this will not be as enjoyable a it could be.

  • The Five Keys to Mindful Communication

  • Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals
  • By: Susan Gillis Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 581

Good communiation is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it's between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. In this book Susan Chapman, a marriage and family therapist and a longtime meditation teacher, explains how mindfulness can be brought to bear in the way we speak and listen to each other so that we can strengthen our connections and better accomplish our goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delivers on message, in a Clear and Meaningful Way

  • By LCNanny on 12-22-15

good info

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Reviewed: 01-29-18

I enjoyed listening to this. Good information on conflict resolution. Good information for all relationships.

  • Healing the Child Within

  • Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
  • By: Charles Whitfield
  • Narrated by: Robert Feifar
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Have you ever heard of your inner child? Well, this is the classic book that started it all. In 1987, Charlie Whitfield's breakthrough concept of the child within - that part of us which is truly alive, energetic, creative. and fulfilled - launched the inner child movement. Healing the Child Within describes how the inner child is lost to trauma and loss, and how by recovering it, we can heal the fear, confusion and unhappiness of adult life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dysfunction from Emotionally Absent Parents

  • By Chris on 06-13-17

worth reading

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Reviewed: 01-15-18

this audiobook is something one needs to read repeatedly in order to absorb the information.

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  • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

  • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for beginners, nothing you for an economist

  • By V. T. on 07-08-15

fascinating

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Reviewed: 08-09-17

I'm pretty sure this lecture series isn't for everyone, but I bet much enjoyed it.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but need PDF with exhibits

  • By Chris on 05-29-17

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 05-31-17

This book will blow your mind. A must-read. I never knew how good a decision it was to change my diet until I listened to this.

  • Stock Investing for Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • By: Paul Mladjenovic
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
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    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

With so many choices, investing can be tricky. Stock Investing for Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes things simple with proven tactics and time-tested strategies for picking winners. This updated edition includes new case studies, resources, and insight on government policy, and will have you investing with confidence in no time!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable but DATED!

  • By Ryan Healey on 08-06-14

great read.

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Reviewed: 04-20-17

great information. just bear in mind that it is a little outdated. not current market trends. I preserved a lot from listening to this.

  • Personal Finance for Dummies

  • By: Eric Tyson
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

For all those people who don't know the difference between the commodities market and the supermarket, here is expert and trustworthy advice from a financial counselor and lecturer who speaks your language. Cutting through the jungle of statistic complexity, Personal Finance for Dummies shows you how to make easy work of your own finances, no matter what your income or experience level.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a good book

  • By mombetsie on 04-11-15

A worthwhile read

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-17-17

Very good information. However, it does get a bit boring near the end with the discourse on insurance. Overall, good advice on budgeting, saving, investing, and debt management.

  • Nutrition Made Clear

  • By: Roberta H. Anding, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Roberta H. Anding
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971

Nutrition is essential to living a healthy, happy, and successful life. Yet a world of misconceptions and promises of easy results too often stands in our way-and can even be harmful to our overall health. The key is to cut through the noise and find the medically backed, statistically proven information about healthy eating and living. These 36 in-depth lectures explore the fundamentals of good nutrition and offer a practical guide for applying these fundamentals to your lifestyle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be wary of other Reviewers

  • By Jason on 11-24-15

great listen

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Reviewed: 02-07-17

a lot of very helpful information. I will listen to this numerous times to improve my knowledge on this subject.

  • The Essential Seller's Guide for Surviving the Home Inspection

  • By: Paul Duffau
  • Narrated by: Sean Householder
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When you get a great offer on your home, you need to understand all the barriers between you and the ultimate goal - a successful sale that leaves both parties feeling that they've won. More than any other piece of the puzzle after the offer, the home inspection can disrupt your plans for a smooth sale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • helpful

  • By Simon Wojcik on 02-02-17

helpful

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Reviewed: 02-02-17

picked this up to get more info prior to buying a house. some great information here.

  • Money Management Skills

  • By: Michael Finke, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Finke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

The goal of money management is to maximize our happiness at every stage of our lives. Whether you are a novice investor or a seasoned pro, starting your first job or contemplating retirement, these 24 straightforward lectures are an excellent primer for making successful financial decisions at every stage of your life. Professor Finke takes you on a tour of some of the most widely available financial products and tools, from mutual funds to life insurance to college savings accounts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Irresponsible Advice

  • By Christopher on 01-12-18

great information

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Reviewed: 01-28-17

I very much enjoyed this book. the narrator is engaging and the information it's palatable. there were a few terms I had to look up, but for the most part, the narrator died a good job of explaining the jargon.