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  • The Heart To Start

  • Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating
  • By: David Kadavy
  • Narrated by: David Kadavy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4 out of 5 stars 51
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Don't die before you make your dent in the universe. Do you ever feel like you have something special to offer the world? Something that only you can bring to the table? With your unique talents, past experiences, and passions, you can make something totally new. Is it a novel? Is it a screenplay? A Michelin-star restaurant? Maybe it's the next billion-dollar app, or a world-changing non-profit. Whatever it is, it's your art. And it's just waiting to get out of you. All you have to do is start. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get Curious!

  • By J. Hubbell on 09-17-18

I was gifted with two aha moments.

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

Short motivational read or listen that gets to the heart of what keeps many of us in a perpetual state of non-starting or half-starts. I like his personal examples, guest examples from his podcast, as well as the running story lines throughout the book that reinforce his message and bring it to life. Personal motivation and habit development gems are tucked away in this book. I was gifted with two aha moments.

  • Make Miracles in Forty Days

  • Turning What You Have into What You Want
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Melody Beattie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Melody Beattie has been a trusted counselor for millions of people for more than 25 years. Her books are infinitely relatable, flush with candor and insights, and rooted in firsthand experience. Make Miracles in Forty Days is punctuated with Beattie's own stirring stories of overcoming obstacles and dealing with life's tragedies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "An Amazing Book"

  • By Liz on 03-19-11

just what I needed

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

I read this book years ago and used the process steadily for about a year-and-a-half and then lost the habit. This was just what I needed in this time of my life and it's a great refresher to a process that I know works.

  • The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

  • Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 11
  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the best seller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and light-fingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an 11th adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As usual, corny but very funny.

  • By MidwestGeek on 05-15-14

a fun ride inside the head of a curious burgular

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Reviewed: 09-20-18

I loved the background stories of our hero's items of interest, the BFF, and the unscrupulous nature of all the characters even the innocent ones.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,585
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,349
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,341

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, well written, & well read

  • By Stephen on 03-18-08

Some parts are laugh out loud funny,...

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Reviewed: 02-17-17

I listened to this book over the course of 3 days. Some parts are laugh out loud funny, and all of it is entertaining. Yes, we like to think we are rational beings, yet the mind plays tricks on us. Chapter-by-chapter, this book helps you see the tricks, laugh at them, and even nod knowingly when you've "been there, done that". Definitely a book I will listen to again.