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Em

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  • The 4-Hour Work Week

  • Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
  • By: Tim Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

If your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management or just living more and working less then this audiobook is the blueprint.Forget your tired, old retirement concepts and throw out that deferred-life plan - there's no need to wait and every reason not to. You can have it all! This audiobook is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Start living now!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting look at holiday destinations

  • By Garry on 09-24-12

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 12-30-15

Life changing no matter if you buy into the whole package or not. This book will make you think about how and what you do. Very well read and easy to listen too. Though as another reader mentioned, the reading of the full web addresses etc was a bit tedious

  • Tame the Primitive Brain

  • 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work
  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

When you tame your most impulsive, primitive reactions to the crazy situations you face every day, you'll help others do the same. Tame the Primitive Brain offers a new and simple system to understanding and controlling the behavior of others. Noted body language, behavior, and communication expert Mark Bowden explains the fastest and most effective ways to understand why someone acts toward you the way they do; why you react to their behavior in the way you do; and most important, what exactly to do to achieve the right outcomes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A little old

  • By Em on 12-19-15

A little old

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Reviewed: 12-19-15

The information was not particularly fresh and the perspectives were very much related to a corporate (unpleasant) work environment. A fairly superficial look at how our primitive brain influences our behaviour. The reader had a particularly annoying style for me.

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  • Better Than Before

  • Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
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    4 out of 5 stars 18
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    4 out of 5 stars 18

Best-selling author Gretchen Rubin ( The Happiness Project and Happier at Home) explores habits - the invisible architecture of everyday life - and how they can make us more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. When we change our habits, we change our lives. Gretchen Rubin, author of the blockbuster New York Times best sellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, has helped millions of readers get happier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Useful, but flawed

  • By Peter on 06-11-15

It's personal

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Reviewed: 12-11-15

I find Gretchen's thoughts and life philosophies interesting and relevant. I thought this book was much more of her own unscientific and unproven thoughts and ideas comparing it to "The Happiness Project" which was more about testing popular science recommendations. Still she sees things in a useful and thought provoking way and I enjoyed hearing her theories (I am a questioner)