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  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,613

In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • By NO SPIN on 12-02-16

Felt like Lorelei was back

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Delightful, funny and real. Thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography read by Lauren Graham herself. Felt like I was listening to a friend chatting.

  • Servant Leadership in Action

  • How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
  • By: Ken Blanchard, Renee Broadwell
  • Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt, Jeff Hoyt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Anonymous User on 08-14-18

Story of Stories

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I picked this book about Servant Leadership over others because I did not just want to know what Servant Leadership was but how it can be adapted to all form of being a leader. While for some this may be answered, it was a struggle for me because I felt it was a story of stories about how others realized that they showed signs of servant leadership and where that stemmed from. Don't get me wrong, the stories were engaging. It just wasn't what I was looking for in the subject matter.

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,992

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life

  • By Derek on 07-21-15

Heartwrenching story

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

In reading Tribe of Mentors, I noticed that many of the mentors recommended reading Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. So I had to read it/listen to it. The story of Frankl is heartwrenching and yet gives a motivation to look at your own life and see the value you are to those around you but most importantly to recognize and acknowledge your own value.

This is one you need focus on to truly absorb his story and learnings.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Happiness Project

  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,909
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,107

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

Happiness achieved!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I've had this book in print for a few years collecting dust on my shelf. I'm so glad I found it on Audible and that Gretchen Rubin narrated it too. Her quips and advice were delightful, practical and relevant. I loved her stories and especially her honesty at how she didn't always keep to her happiness resolutions.

Some other books may have to wait so I can check out more of Gretchen's work.

  • This Is Me

  • Loving the Person You are Today
  • By: Chrissy Metz
  • Narrated by: Chrissy Metz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,559

In This Is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave listeners both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy's This Is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments and leaves the listener feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent - 1 million stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-28-18

Refreshingly Real

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Absolutely loved this book and having Chrissy tell it herself. Saw myself in so much of her story.