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  • Spartan Up!

  • A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life
  • By: Jeff O'Connell, Joe De Sena
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

Twenty-six point two miles isn’t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different type of mindset

  • By Barbara on 02-02-15

Motivational

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Reviewed: 07-13-19

Always makes you feel like taking a step in the right direction and making every day count.

  • The Spartan Way

  • Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.
  • By: Joe De Sena, Jeff Csatari
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very thoughtful (and physical) book.

  • By Ironman321 on 09-07-18

AROOO!

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Reviewed: 06-06-19

I'm mentally pumped to run my first Spartan Ultra This Year, I'm looking forward to the journey that lies ahead 💪

  • Living with the Monks

  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Thinking all monasteries were like the ones he saw in the movies, Jesse Itzler arrived at the New Skete religious community in remote Cambridge, New York, with a shaved head and a suitcase filled with bananas. To his surprise, New Skete monks have most of their hair. They're Russian Orthodox, not Buddhist, and they're also world-renowned dog breeders and authors of dog-training books that have sold in the millions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another amazing book!

  • By sammy on 05-18-18

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 01-18-19

Itzler did it again! Just finished listening to this after "Living with a Seal", back to back great reads! Can't wait for the next one!

  • Living with a SEAL

  • 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  • By: Jesse Itzler
  • Narrated by: Jesse Itzler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,374
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,559

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head - and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan - and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company - and ended up marrying her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Even For The Unabashed Couch-Potato

  • By Gillian on 04-05-18

Different

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

Talk about changing things up! One of the few audiobooks I could not help myself from coming back for more, great job with this book. I recently finished the book "Can't Hurt Me" and I have to say, I can not wait until either of you come out with another book. P.S. You both should collab and do it again!

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,502
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,314
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,156

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Powerful

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Reviewed: 12-26-18

This story was powerful and motivational to say the least. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to make a change in their life for the better! Goggins is a Beast, you can be too.

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...and Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,910

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world", he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy SEAL training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Inspirational

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

Inspirational, Real, and Eye-opening. This book has a great story to tell, and the author is great at illustrating the story in your mind as you listen on. Would highly recommend this book to anyone.

  • Bigger Leaner Stronger

  • The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Michael Matthews
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658

If you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym...regardless of your age...you want to listen to this book. Here’s the deal: Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to Basics: Lift Heavy, Eat Well..it will come

  • By S. White on 05-29-15

Very Informative

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Reviewed: 08-26-18

Enjoyed every second of this book as the author clearly took the time to break down the lingo behind key words and phrases to get everyone on the same page. The book takes out all the guess work to ensure that no one is left in the dark to figure things out for themselves. I will be branching off into the author's other titles as well as taking the "1 Year Challenge!" Looking forward to taking my lifestyle to the next level!