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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,482

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal book!

  • By A. Potter on 01-16-16

such a poignant story of life and cancer<br />

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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: 03-06-18

Dr. Kalanithi writes a heart wrenching journal of his life, dreams, and plans for the future which all dissipates once he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The true gem of this book is learning what a person with terminal cancer goes through, physically and emotionally. The best part is the epilogue written by his wife. Get your tissues ready.

  • Close That Sale!

  • The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Close That Sale! The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered is perhaps the most valuable small book in the world of selling and business today. In 25 fast-moving chapters, based on thousands of sales conversations, and the experience of more than 1,000,000 salespeople worldwide, you learn how to make more sales, faster than you ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Extremely Clear!

  • By bSharpe3 on 02-05-15

Some Tired, Some True

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

A bit antiquated and Glenglarry Glen Ross'ish, but some had a few good staple closings.

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age - and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. But years later, she learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional & Powerful

  • By Miss Toni on 06-30-13

I want to know what happens next!!

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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: 01-01-18

Such a fascinating story, it left me wanting to know what happens next! A biography that reads like a fictional novel.

  • I Dare You!

  • By: William H. Danforth
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

From the foreword by G.M. Philpott: Those of us who have been associated with Mr. Danforth in business know that this Dare idea works. Practically all of the leaders in his great organization were boys who came from humble surroundings and were dared by him to high accomplishments. He has dared most by his own daring example. Mr. Danforth gives the best that is in him, whether he is guiding a great industry, traveling in a remote corner of the world, shooting ducks or playing with his grandchildren.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You owe it to yourself, your one life, to read this book

  • By Brad Miller on 10-25-16

not as expected

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

too much self proclamation of greatness and pressure to buy the book for others. reader speaks too quickly.

  • The Happiness Project

  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,934

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Story

  • By kensipe on 07-30-12

a fun read with good ideas. relatable author.

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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: 10-03-17

learned alot from this book including fun games for kids. will utilize some ideas. nice light book

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,052

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

holy moly. what a story!

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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: 08-29-17

i never cry when reading and listening to books, but this was such an amazing piece of literature. A tale of 2 sisters who live through and survive German occupied France during WW II. Their bravery through their most horrendous time leaves you in wonderment and really makes you feel grateful for the liberties we have today. you will need a tissue at the end.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,198

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17

Wow! It's time to make a change!

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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: 08-05-17

Great insights and inspirational stories. Not boring. I even bought the game to learn more.

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,038

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Fun story

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

Great to listen to all the voices of the cast in this "behind the scenes" story of the best movie!