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  • Atomic Habits

  • Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,557

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most helpful book I’ve ever read

  • By Adam on 10-26-18

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I will say, first, if you’ve never read in this space (self-discipline / habits) or anything by Daniel Kahneman, it’s a great book, and the authors short intro story is potent.

But if you have, as I have, I could barley hang with the book, it felt like I was hearing the same thing I’ve heard in ten books. Dopamine sensors, blah blah bla; rats, blah blah bla, million year old brains like sugar and cheese, blah, blah, bla. I didn’t think there was enough application to real people in real situations. Many many anecdotes I’ve read other places.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Maps of Meaning

  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is NOT an easy book

  • By Stephen W on 06-19-18

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Tough to get through. The language is brutally academic, which seems to obfuscate Peterson's already ethereal arguments.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Poverty, Riches, and Wealth

  • Moving from a Life of Lack into True Kingdom Abundance
  • By: Kris Vallotton
  • Narrated by: Kris Vallotton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 404

Prosperity. It's one of the most dividing words in the church. Some pastors use it to tell their congregations that God will make them all rich, rich, rich! Others spurn the word and insist that true Christlikeness is found in forsaking all worldly riches and possessions. The truth is, both are right - and both are wrong. With refreshing honesty, humor, and keen insight, best-selling author and pastor Kris Vallotton mines the Scriptures in an eye-opening study of what the Bible really says about money, poverty, riches, and wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME READ

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Kris,

Great job. The content is great. The performance is a little painful. I would prefer to have an actual reader do the reading. I'm not sure I can listen to it again. I love your teaching, and live the cadence of speech is natural and engaging. But here, not so much.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,344

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Please read

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Academically astute with blue collar roots. Cultural analysis on point. Personal challenge jarring.

Thank you JBP

  • When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead

  • Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
  • By: Jerry Weintraub, Rich Cohen, George Clooney (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jerry Weintraub
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him - the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood - he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories!

  • By Myles on 12-31-14

Bomb

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Read it now, you will not regret it. Get hungry, don't be scurred. I ain't scurred no mo.