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  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,593

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

Listen to this and his other books again and again

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Always new insights to gain on every listen. This is his first book, Practicing the Power Of Now is even better

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,529

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

inspirational for entrepreneurs

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Books that tell the tales of successful entrepreneurs are always inspirational. Sounded like an accurate account.

  • The Science of Compassion

  • A Modern Approach for Cultivating Empathy, Love, and Connection
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Why is compassion so powerful? Like many forms of spirituality and meditation, compassion practice has been shown by research to enhance your health, psychological well-being, relationships, and sense of purpose. "The unique quality of compassion," teaches Dr. Kelly McGonigal, "is that its benefits extend to the one who offers it, the one who receives it, and all those who witness compassion in action." With The Science of Compassion, this acclaimed researcher presents a practical workshop to help you understand what makes compassion work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-Changing

  • By David on 10-09-16

Best book on compassion, compassion meditations

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Innovative research, plus thought and heart provoking exercises and stories. Many meditations to help build your self and other compassion.

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  • Battle Hymn: Revelations of the Sinister Plan for a New World Order

  • By: John Scura, Dane Phillips
  • Narrated by: Greg Walston
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

This book presents frightening, but truthful, facts that will shake many of your deepest beliefs to the core. A dark plan, put into place centuries ago, has come to fruition. Consider

Battle Hymn

your wake-up call...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Warning too late?

  • By ecx123 on 05-18-16

The Best Historical Account of the Deep State

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

If you could sum up Battle Hymn: Revelations of the Sinister Plan for a New World Order in three words, what would they be?

Hard Hitting Truth

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a long book that covers a great deal of terrain, though it's a condensed account of history You'll likely want to take regular breaks, and be prepared to change your state, the truth is ugly and scary.

Any additional comments?

Read this book to be informed. The research is impressive.

  • Platform Revolution

  • How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You
  • By: Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber - these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jason Close on 05-28-16

Good overview of networked platforms

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Academic and repetitive in parts. Valuable t those working in online online networked platform companies, or those threatened by them.

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  • Abundance

  • The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • By: Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,996

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope with Confidence

  • By Dan on 07-25-12

mind expanding

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

even if you disagreed with some of the ethics shared. Covers many concepts of our future, some are dated.

  • Adrenal Reset Diet

  • 51 Days of Powerful Adrenal Diet Recipes
  • By: J.J. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

By listening to this book, you will learn everything you need to know about adrenal reset. You'll understand adrenal fatigue, its symptoms, the food to avoid, and the right exercises to do, and you'll learn meditation techniques.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expect anything but recipes

  • By Calum on 08-17-15

Don't expect anything but recipes

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

Although I was aware the book contained recipes I was mainly hoping for advice on specific food, exercises , meditation etc. although the book begins with an explanation of stress hormones and even a way to check your level of adrenal fatigue at home, after listing helpful foods and nutrition advise it quickly goes over to recipes. Which , I don't know about you, but I find easier to follow when read vs heard. I'm sure the recipes are good but I'm not up for repeatedly rewinding this book on audiable while at supermarket or cooking.
Too little advise, too many recipes. Should be advertised as a cookbook only.
Also wish her claims in terms of food and when to have carbs would be refers back to actual studies.

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  • The Happiness Project

  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,671
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,901

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Story

  • By kensipe on 07-30-12

Interesting personal story, but NOT social science

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book comprised a budding new author's personal journey into her happiness project. Please don't buy this book if you're looking for a social science study on happiness. It's very low on research and low on examples that are not part of Gretchen's personal application. Gretchen applied those areas of Happiness that she happened to come across in her research and that she liked the sound of. Gretchen is not a Happiness expert. If you want to read books for the experts, try Audible's The Happiness Advantage (very good). I found Gretchen to be far too long winded, and was bored by many of the personal details she shared - sorry.

Would you be willing to try another one of Gretchen Rubin’s performances?

No

What character would you cut from The Happiness Project?

Gretchen's family and friends

  • Real Time

  • Preparing for the Age of the Never Satisfied Customer
  • By: Regis McKenna
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Are you ready for the age of the never satisfied customer? McKenna explains how to manage companies in the "real time" world, drawing upon his experience as an entrepreneur and his work with over 300 start-ups.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sound quality is poor

  • By Arif Setiawan on 07-23-16

Needs revision - not 'real time' enough

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-06

Need to side with the majority of reviewers. Problem with making a book so time specific, is it passes its sell by date very quickly. May have been interesting back in 2000, but (insert your current date here...)

  • All Marketers Are Liars

  • The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892

Every marketer tells a story. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche Cayenne is vastly superior to a $36,000 VW Touareg, which is virtually the same car. We believe that $225 Pumas will make our feet feel better, and look cooler, than $20 no-names... and believing it makes it true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dont be offended

  • By Christopher W Chrebet on 12-19-05

Rivetting Listen - highly thought provoking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-05

Only downside was hearing Seth "reading" his book - would have loved to hear him deliver it more impromptu. If you can forgive this - the creator of the "Purple Cow" brings a highly provocative and yet totally logical idea. Swap out "Liars" for "Storytellers", and you've got the story line. Have listened to it twice, will listen another couple of times at least and brainstorm further. Very stimulating.

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