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  • Born with Teeth

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673

Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Memoir

  • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

Captivaing story delivered with verisimilitude

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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: 11-09-15

Usually I only listen to audio books on long car rides, but when my ride was over—I could not stop. I burned my car battery listening to her on Bluetooth. I burned out my iPhone listening to her on my bedroom’s sound bar. I laughed at times, and I cried as she described her anticipation talking to her daughter for the first time. It is a captivating story presented with verisimilitude. Now I want to go back and watch everything she has ever acted in. I respect her.

44 of 45 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of the Prophetic Blessing

  • An Astonishing Revelation for a New Generation
  • By: John Hagee
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

It's a wonderful secret the Jewish people have known for centuries. A gift Christians have neglected for far too long. It is the life-transforming power of the "Prophetic Blessing." And in this remarkable audio book by pastor and New York Times best-selling author John Hagee, you'll learn what it is, the way it is presented throughout the narrative of Scripture, and most importantly, how you can release it into the lives of your loved ones and receive it in your own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must

  • By Like to compare on 07-31-16

Hagee is now my favorite author!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-15

This is my 4th Hagee book, he is now my favorite author! I have learned much from his teachings!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Street Smarts

  • An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs
  • By: Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This great audio was originally called The Knack!

  • By morton on 12-16-11

Best Business Book I've Ever Encountered

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-14

Definitely a must read for entrepreneurs! I buy books on business constantly; this is different from the others because it's not your Mickey Mouse Fairy Tale story as if everything happens in a perfect world. This book gave real stories with solid advice for the real world in which business is conducted. The fear, the questions, the doubt, and the decisions we all face as business owners are addressed with practical advice, such as looking at your business from the right perspective. My business is a service, and I still gleaned a lot of information and ideas from the examples of his stories. I think the best one, which I wish I would have learned long ago, was not to take business advice from your tax consultant, lol!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Agent Zigzag

  • A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal
  • By: Ben MacIntyre
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigue and True

  • By Scott on 01-19-08

Great Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-09-13

Can't wait till the movie comes out! The story is written so well, you lost yourself in it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extraordinary Leadership

  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,651

In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Listen!

  • By Sami Bunia on 09-17-12

You Think you know it but you don't

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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: 04-22-13

While I have read many books on the subject, Sharma articulates "Leadership" in a more succinct way--you get a lot for it being such a short read. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Operation Mincemeat

  • How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. This extraordinary operation called for a dead body, dressed as a Royal Marine officer and carrying false information about a pending Allied invasion of Greece, to wash up on a Spanish shore near the town of a known Nazi agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the movie

  • By Jack M on 06-23-10

Details and Insight

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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: 04-22-13

While I very much enjoy learning history and true stories that provide insight, this was a great story worthy of a book. However, some of the details drag, but it's still a great story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Conversation with Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell

  • By: Joseph Finder, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 672

Joseph Finder and Malcolm Gladwell are both best-selling authors who write about issues from the business world – one in fiction and the other in nonfiction. Listen to this insightful conversation between these authors as they discuss topics that range from the best qualities of CEOs and sales people, to the nature of genius, to how they do their research and the mechanics of writing, to the intricacies of interpreting facial micro-expressions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fasinating Discussion

  • By Ray on 06-13-06

How Malcolm Gladwell Thinks

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-13

I'd read anything about how Malcolm Gladwell processes stuff. In this interview, he tells us how he himself chooses books---I took it to be great advice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Parallel Worlds

  • A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 990

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, best-selling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be afraid

  • By Robert on 05-05-10
  • Parallel Worlds
  • A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor

Excellent Education!

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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: 03-20-13

He articulates concepts I've always wanted to learn in such a way any layman can grasp.

  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,687

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

Best Application I've read in a Long time

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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: 12-27-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already given the hard copy of this book to people as as gift.

What did you like best about this story?

It gives you real meat--no rambling, just pure applications to grow one's willpower.

Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

don't think so

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

it would be a documentary, but "willpower", "will not power"--you put in text everything you want people to remember. (I'm in marketing)

Any additional comments?

Self growth starts here

  • Your Brain at Work

  • Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
  • By: David Rock
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights into the Brain

  • By Tom Johnson on 11-28-12

Best Used for Time Management Tool

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-12

This information was amazing, but I feel it should also be marketed as an effective Time Management Tool. I've read and applied at least 5 time management tools--this one is what I consider to be the best.