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  • Everything Trump Touches Dies

  • By: Rick Wilson
  • Narrated by: Rick Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604

In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst president in American history. No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives me hope

  • By Greb on 09-17-18

Can't get past third chapter it's so poor.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

First of all, I think Trump is a greedy, lying, thieving human being but still the president. I'm sorry we had only two rotten human beings to vote for, but the author of this book does the worst hatchet job I ever read about a guy that he provides little to no facts about. He simply hates Trump for whatever reason. He uses the most vulgar language in everything he writes and seems exactly like the same arrogant, pushy, obnoxious person he claims Trump is. I bought the book to hear facts and not revenge for some unknown act this author is paying Trump back for. According to Wilson, Trump has never done one good thing in his entire life so when I know that, I can't listen anymore as everyone does some good and some bad things in their life. Couple that with writing like you just got out of jail and angry at the system with every four letter example of being a thug you can think of ....I have to return this and move on to another read from more credible sources. TERRIBLE un-listenable book.

  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,452

In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

  • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

Wonderful read.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

This is one of the best books I've read and that number is around 1,000 now yet this one stands out as only a few do. I wish Sally would know she does great things to help make this world a bit nicer place but my guess is she'll always have little confidence in herself and worry about the others in her life while failing to give herself the credit due when someone is that selfless.
She writes honestly and the literary beauty flows out effortlessly and straight into my heart to move me to tears as I grew up with drugged up alcoholic parents who's abuse left me the gifts of anxiety, depression, fears and phobias that I used to at least win tons of awards, yet always felt alone, empty and afraid all my life.
She's written a wonderful piece and I pray God bless's her and gives her peace.

  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • By: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,972

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well told, in depth account of life on the ISS

  • By Lili on 11-16-17

Nice book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Any additional comments?

Here's a man that knows how to write, but even better knows how to get along with people. I wish I had his wonderful talent. This is one of the better books I've read about going into outer space and working in that environment as well. A very good read.

  • The Sky Below

  • A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed
  • By: Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Scott Parazynski, Homer Hickam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest - his body ravaged by a career in space - listeners will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of adventure

  • By C Turner on 01-11-18

Not what I thought

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Any additional comments?

I didn't really enjoy this like I wanted to as so much of it was about his mountain climbing escapades rather than space travels.The author never wins my empathy over or makes me care at all in the entire read and the reason is this. I have little compassion for some selfish, self centered egocentric boy that builds a family, only to leave them for months at a time because of not only his job, but also his self imposed hobby that are both all about him.To think someone cares so little about their kids and spouse they'd needlessly risk their lives time after time after time and cost the family all it's money, just so he can feel good about his masculinity is outrageous to me. Why be married to someone that's never their either physically or mentally ever at all. He's either gone or planing on being gone his entire life. The space parts were never in depth enough with the personnel feelings or thoughts that would have made it a far better read to me. The book left me cold...just like the space he lived in for months and years at a time.

105 of 114 people found this review helpful

  • Solve for Happy

  • Engineer Your Path to Joy
  • By: Mo Gawdat
  • Narrated by: Mo Gawdat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness. Thirteen years later, Mo's algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not to sound immature but...

  • By Amazon customer on 05-06-17

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Any additional comments?

I simply loved the book and thought it's perhaps the best self-help book I ever read. I felt the narration was very poor and couldn't understand many words spoken by the author. I think it was all "ego" to have narrated this extraordinary piece of self-help wisdom and should have been left to someone with a soothing relaxing voice.

With that said, It's difficult to express just how great the material is and the research developed as well as the brilliant mind this man has to make it all work together.
The book is mostly about the loss of his son to be honest, and yet trying to get "back to happy" is a large issue here as well. It's either that or kill yourself from the grief I guess and he made the decision to honor his son and help others in the process. I sometimes sit back and imagine what it must be like to be this smart and yet still be full of compassion and love for others. What a great and honorable man. I wish the world had many men like this that felt driven to change the world for better rather the riches that does almost no one any good at all. This book, I truly believe can change lives and worth all your time to read or listen to it.

  • Arnie

  • The Life of Arnold Palmer
  • By: Tom Callahan
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Arnold Palmer changed golf - and sports - forever. The winner of more than 90 tournaments, including four Masters, the numbers on his resume don't do justice to the greatness of his achievements. Because Palmer wasn't just a golfer in the golden age of the sport, knocking heads with other greats like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player - he also was one of the first sportsmen to understand the marketing possibilities of his, and all, sports.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Read.

  • By dennis on 04-16-17

Wonderful Read.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Any additional comments?

I was really skeptical about this as I've already read a dozen books about Arnold Palmer and what could anyone have new to say that I hadn't heard or read before, but I bought it with hope anyhow.
The amazing thing is that almost nothing was old and recycled from newspapers or other books like most other authors use and almost all of it was fresh and wonderful and for me...touching as well.
If your looking for tabloid dirt, this isn't your book, but he draws on many peoples dealings with the legend Mr. Palmer in their own words and he does a great job of showing the many sides of Arnold that some people may not know.
I met my hero at the Masters tournament and he is EXACTLY what everyone says about him and his kindness to others. Arnold has served as a role model for me and in the process made me a far better human being. I strongly recommend this book to anyone that wants to read about how many of us SHOULD lead our lives and be kinder to others along the way. EXCELLENT BOOK.

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  • After the Tears

  • Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma
  • By: Lorie Dwinell, Jane Middleton-Moz
  • Narrated by: Lucinda Gainey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

The trauma and grief of growing up in an alcoholic or addicted family create a lifetime of baggage. If you grew up in an addicted family, the dysfunction that permeated every aspect of your childhood may have seemed "normal", and you may not even realize the level of affect alcohol still has on your adult life - whether or not you drink. If you are one of the millions of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs), the cost of your childhood pain can be unbearable. You may have learned how to "survive", but are you "living" your life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Helpful

  • By @DisneyBySteph on 07-20-16

Not Good at all for me.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Any additional comments?

I wanted to love the book and find it healing and yet I found it anything but that. The word "HEALING" even appears in the title and I found almost no evidence of that what-so-ever.
The entire book it seems is dedicated to IDENTIFYING the children of alcoholics and we already KNEW THAT to start with when we bought the book.
This is simply a giant collection of what children go through that had the misfortune of growing up with that type of parent and some stories of therapy about drawing pictures of your childhood and making a bracelet and so forth that I find worthless for myself.
The speaker is totally void of any emotions in her narration and it becomes boring listening to her with her clinical approach to everything, but even that I could endure if some real precepts of healing would have been discovered.
I wasted my money on this one and it's just another self-help dead end.

  • The Surrender Experiment

  • My Journey into Life's Perfection
  • By: Michael A. Singer
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Singer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,573

Michael A. Singer, author of The Untethered Soul, tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots. As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Highest Path Of Freedom

  • By Caleb G. on 06-12-15

Wonderful Read.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

Any additional comments?

I've read hundreds of books over the years and I must say that self-help books in general are 95% foolishness and do nothing to improve someones life really but they do make other rich off our hard earned cash.

Michael Singers books are the exception to this and for me this is one of the top 5 books I've ever read. The book is wonderful in all aspects and written with a Buddhist flare added to the central Yoga framework, but I think it's simply another way of talking about God really.
The universe in this book is another word for my God to me and that's how I interpreted it.

It's a nice way to live if you can do it, especially in this society and the concept has been around for a thousand years but can we simply let go of everything that ever happens to us without ever dealing with any emotions about it? I can't for sure, nor do I think I wish to act like that, but I could do a much much better job of letting most things go and not letting bigger things get me down and all that starts with controlling the voice inside our heads that gives meaning to what just happened to us. That voice spins every detail of our lives endlessly and often applies negative aspects to those events, but with training, we can give the events a much more positive flavor and subsequently be happier every day of our lives.
I loved both of his great books.

  • Best of Rivals

  • Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story Behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy
  • By: Adam Lazarus
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes listeners into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry - when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, setting new standards for quarterback excellence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent backstory of Montana and Young

  • By Jason on 04-28-15

Totally disliked it.

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Would you try another book from Adam Lazarus and/or James Conlan?

NO

Would you be willing to try another book from Adam Lazarus? Why or why not?

No...didn't like this at all.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

TOTAL disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I hated this book so much I couldn't finish it. It's NOTHING but scores and plays that you can get from any newspaper. I bet this author never once talked to any of these guys as the ENTIRE book is...."It was third down and 12 yards to go and the score was 41 to 17."
NO ONE wants stats, that are boring and worthless from years ago. The rivalry wasn't even talked about much at all except in passing nor were the main characters lives and how they grew up or how they think. Anyone can write this book sitting at a computer taking stats off other peoples work that is not one bit interesting. Some sports writers still don't get it and think TALKING about meaningless plays and scores makes a good read.
I still know next to nothing about Young or Joe and this was a waste of my time.

  • The Greatest Game Ever Played

  • Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 250

Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Warren on 11-02-15

Just Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

Any additional comments?

I've read perhaps 50 golf books along the way and am a good player so finding one that stands out isn't always easy. I had my doubts about this one if it would be relevant at all today, and I was so wrong. It's just fascinating to hear the real story and the backgrounds of the players that shocked the nation and probably will never happen again that an amateur wins the U.S. Open. Wonderful reporting and work done getting all the people and personalities involved and developing many things I never knew or read before. Great book and listened twice in a row already. It really does get into what these players were actually thinking along the way.