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  • Big Weed

  • An Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business
  • By: Christian Hageseth, Joseph D'Agnese
  • Narrated by: Christian Hageseth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Legal marijuana is the hottest story in the US today. Twenty-five states, and the District of Columbia, have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of it

  • By Karen Erb on 11-13-15

A Cannabis Enthusiast's Guide to the Industry

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

An overview of the Cannabis industry by one who has experienced it, from consumer to legal grower of medical Cannabis. Read by the author, with appropriate enthusiasm for one who has lived to see a dream come true. After listening to this title, I am a more knowledgeable advocate and practitioner; he presents some solid arguments for national legalization.

  • The Leafly Guide to Cannabis

  • A Handbook for the Modern Consumer
  • By: The Leafly Team
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. It is emerging from the legislative shadows and a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy it. And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. The Leafly Guide to Cannabis provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market in a definitive guide that will enhance every user's enjoyment and high.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • informative and narrator was easy to follow. <br />

  • By Anonymous User on 09-20-18

CANNABIS OVERVIEW: All the Important Stuff!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Leafly's user-friendly guide is essential reading for those new to the field. You'll save yourself much confusion about how to use this miraculous plant if you refer to this thorough (but not overwhelming) guide during the process. I bought many guides to learn about the properties of this versatile plant, and Leafly's guide and website were perfect... the right amount of the most important things to know when starting out as a medical or recreational user. Required reading for veterans and newbies alike!

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  • Men Don't Love Women Like You!

  • The Brutal Truth About Dating, Relationships, and How to Go from Placeholder to Game Changer
  • By: G.L. Lambert
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

Why isn't your love life where you want it to be? Are you going to point fingers at the quality of today's men, blame the city that you live in, or come up with the defense that you don't have the energy to date? You pretend to be working on yourself, but you secretly hope and wish that Prince Charming will fall in your lap. You make the excuse that it's not you, it's the men, but there is something inside of you that knows the common denominator in all of your failed relationships was you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow .. could not get enough ♡

  • By Renee H Chewning on 08-04-16

DARE TO SEE REALITY!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

Following SOCIETY'S rules will always keep you an imitation of others. Your true BEST SELF is not a COPY of everyone else. While I find the title unnecessarily negative , it does capture the premise of the book.
Get your self confidence (back), TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for yourself, and view your life in a deeply honest way.

Men Don't Love Women Like You is full of (IMO) important life truths. I appreciated the "KEEPING IT REAL" attitude and style of this valuable book. These words will challenge you to think in a different way.

For those REALLY ready for a book which fearlessly dispenses wisdom with TOUGH LOVE, these words have the power to change!

(Re)discover your CONFIDENCE: change your life by changing your way of viewing your life and your actions! Gain power over your life: you already have it, and you can overcome obstacles which may seem overwhelming by THINKING DIFFERENTLY!

This (audio)book is one to keep and refer to again when you need a reality check to get back on the track to success in life. Your thoughts control your REALITY. Make it your goal to think and view yourself POSITIVELY.

Highly recommend for those *highly motivated* to change their actions and views for a BETTER life. Those looking for warm and fuzzy easy answers should look elsewhere.

- Doc Aloha Reviews - 6/27/17

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92,879

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Life-changing: Best Advice of the Year!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

We only have a finite amount of time and energy to spend. Every day, we encounter situations which will rob us of these valuable resources if we ALLOW them to. Mark Manson gives a bottom line strategy for effective resource management and thereby living a better, happier, less stressful life in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. Listening to the plan via AUDIOBOOK was very helpful in reminding me to change the way I spend these priceless resources.

I've put Manson's advice into practice, and already had positive outcomes. Getting rid of some unnecessary negativity in my life (aka, "taking out the garbage", has greatly decreased the "drama" I deal with.

After all, it's MY CHOICE to give or not give one of my valuable "f**K's" away! I choose to save them for important people and matters in my life.

***** Very highly recommended,
particularly for those who have trouble saying "no" when they should. One of the best, most life-changing books I've heard this year!

- Doc Aloha Reviews, Dec. 2016

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

SO INSPIRING and Life-Changing, I'm almost speechless!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

Dr. Doty has written a book which belongs in everyone's library. He's beautifully captured life's most important lessons, indeed the purpose of life, in his story.

Into the Magic Shop starts with the story of a young boy's passion for magic, which leads him to Ruth, a unique mentor. The lessons she gives him are not just for performing magic tricks, but for living life with the purpose of expressing love and compassion to the world.

Dr. Doty's message, making connections between the brain and the emotions of the heart, is one you will want to share with everyone in your life. Incredibly motivating and filled with real hope for humanity!

-Doc Aloha Reviews

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  • Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • By: James Thurber
  • Narrated by: Ben Stiller
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,080
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,542

Mild-mannered Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. This well-known and beloved tale has launched its famous protagonist into the cultural lexicon, warranting his inclusion in English-language dictionaries and countless anthologies. Stiller's imaginative performance as Mitty is the perfect re-introduction to the classic character and a great preface to the upcoming film, for longtime fans and new listeners alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We Only Live Once. Or Do We?

  • By Dave on 12-04-13

Life Changed: Average to ADVENTUROUS +++ !

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

Reviewed: 01-10-14

What did you love best about Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

Walter's "space-out" moments; at first, they seemed plausible, but quickly became impossibly adventurous. The humor in these "fantasy adventures" combined with the sympathy I had for Walter's initial mundane life made the ending (I won't spoil the transformation) that much more amazing and heartwarming.

What other book might you compare Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to and why?

Death of a Salesman (Willy Loman's life)...BUT with a positive ending. His personal progress by the end made me want to get up and cheer!

Which scene was your favorite?

There were so many, I can't choose just one. Walter's overall humble nature as he experienced his adventures, though not a specific scene, was my favorite part. The action adventures married with humor (difficult to do well, in my opinion) and the development of Walter's character were top notch.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Walter's ability to remain a humble person despite his amazing life experiences (again, to be more specific would take away too much from the enjoyment everyone should treat themselves to by listening to the story and/or seeing the movie, which I also loved).

Any additional comments?

If you liked this short audiobook, you owe it to yourself to see the movie. (The movie was one of the most enjoyable and unique movies I've seen in a very long time - perhaps ever!) Listening to Ben Stiller read the book was truly a gift! I'm looking forward to the possibility of The Continued Adventures of Walter Mitty. (Mr. Thurber, please give your fans a sequel!!!). A wonderful ride!

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,285

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

This Book Will Change Your Life

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

Reviewed: 09-19-13

Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 1%, without a doubt. Never has a(n) (audio)book impacted me so profoundly: I still find myself thinking about the incredibly realistically portrayed characters WEEKS after I've finished the experience.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

Though not a specific moment, the relationship between the characters was refreshingly realistic. Given the usually depressing subject matter of "The Big C", and all that patients go through in battling its various forms, I loved that the author used realistic dialogue to communicate what X and Y were facing on a daily basis (especially the macabre use of the slang that real-life cancer "warriors" use in talking about their daily lives). Many times, WE (if I may speak for many of us in the terminally ill community) NEED to use dark humor in talking about the subject that takes over and permeates every facet of our lives. (As the adage goes, if we didn't laugh about it, ( at least sometimes) we'd cry. If you've been fighting for a very LONG time, you may not have any tears left!)

What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

She captured the unique humor present throughout the story, despite the depressing (yet realistic) circumstances the characters frequently (some might say constantly) faced. Instead of being a very sad tale of two young people robbed of any potential joy in life, Rudd's gifted portrayal of the characters enabled me to focus on them as real people falling in love. They were made "real people" first (via the author and reader) instead of "cancer victims" who (if I may be very blunt here and say what most "non-veterans" of the "war" tend to think) "had no business wasting time on a relationship which would obviously be doomed to fail, given the nature of their diagnoses"."Finally!" I thought, quite shocked at this (IMHO) radical take on the lives of two teens who ALSO just HAPPEN to have medical conditions which virtually always (so very frustratingly) evade all attempted treatments and result in death (be it a quick or slow journey, with many hills and valleys, or rather even terrain). The story was a beautiful one about a very special love between two people who likely never thought they would live long enough to have a romantic relationship, given their unique circumstances. After all, given that their daily lives were so different from those of their peers, even if either had much contact with anyone living a "normal" teenage life (with regular school days, classes, and a social life), I doubt they would have had much in common. Unfortunately, as is often the case, those with serious medical problems often find themselves with a shortage of friends who stick around when things get REALLY rough. Unlike many other teenage (so-called) "loves", this seemed to be the real deal to me. Ms. Rudd brought those strong feelings to life in her performance, allowing me to truly enjoy the serendipity of this love, with its honesty and quirkiness. (At last, the kids get a break in life!!! Yea!) Their love, though so different than most for obvious reasons, is a gift that too many will NEVER have the joy of experiencing. This brings up the universal question: what is most important in life? (I am not even going to touch upon that question!) One positive aspect of their medical conditions was that it enabled them to form an incredibly strong bond; they were members of the unique "club" of the seriously medically ill. Their relationship became deep pretty quickly; likely (IMO) they knew not to waste precious time on superficial things. (That's not to say they didn' t enjoy flirting, which is of course not a waste of time!) I enjoyed that their relationship was a unique combination of both innocence and depth.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love and Life: Can They Ever Be Measured?

Any additional comments?

I think this should be REQUIRED READING for anyone who is human, or at least for anyone going into a healthcare profession, and highly recommended for anyone who lives with or cares about someone with a chronic illness or one which usually is "incompatible with life". Why? PEOPLE ARE NOT DISEASES, DIAGNOSES, OR CONDITIONS. EACH PERSON IS UNIQUE, AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON. The "humanity" has somehow (yes, really!) been sucked out of most healthcare delivery, insidiously, within a relatively small timespan. I've heard all the usual pathetic excuses, usually involving time, liability, and money (maybe I should say complaints of lack thereof). I sure wish I had a solution to this problem, but as each person is responsible for their own actions, each person has the power of choosing to do more than the minimum to get by on their particular job. You may not directly increase your monetary condition by spending more time with or effort on a patient, but you will likely reap rewards more valuable. Even small efforts are noticed, and the cliche "happiness is contagious" remains true. I can attest to the fact that healthcare providers someday become patients: one is almost always surprised when the roles reverse!If you can't identify with being considered a "frequent flyer" r.e. the CONSUMER side of medical care, I am truly happy for you (seriously!), and urge you to be thankful for each and every second of this time. I hope you will gain as much insight as I have regarding the values one places on the universal things in life. Dare to ask yourself what you truly hold dear in your life. If, like so many, you treasure money over personal relationships, consider how you spend your time. Perhaps a change is in order? As The Fault in Our Stars clearly and beautifully reminds us, each of our journeys in life are different. Learn to appreciate even the smallest of blessings, and don't neglect the biggest ones. NOURISH the LOVE in your life, with your family and friends- RISK telling them just how much you love and appreciate them. EVEN a RELATIVELY SHORT life can have AS MUCH IMPACT on the world as a very LONG one; SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT EACH DAY BRINGS!

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