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  • Flourish

  • A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
  • By: Martin Seligman
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

This book will help you flourish. With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in 10 years - and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for 15 years, is different - it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Self-important and uninformative

  • By Ethan on 07-12-12

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

The general idea is amazing, but the book get the reader lost in side stories and names.

  • Eat That Frog!

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content. Horribly read.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-18

Useful with some caveats

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

The book provides common sense and detailed useful advice on time management.
Psychological considerations are mostly flawed.
Relations with colleagues are undervalued.
There are some contradictions.
It is not true that anyone can learn anything.
Sometimes there is a salesman tone: the author sells his book as the definitive way to success and happiness.

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  • El guardián invisible [The Invisible Guardian]

  • By: Dolores Redondo
  • Narrated by: Rosa López
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

"Ainhoa Elizasu fue la segunda víctima del basajaun, aunque entonces la prensa todavía no lo llamaba así. Fue un poco más tarde cuando trascendió que alrededor de los cadáveres aparecían pelos de animal, restos de piel y rastros dudosamente humanos, unidos a una especie de fúnebre ceremonia de purificación."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • muy entretenido

  • By Danielppkm on 03-22-17

Full of topics

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Too many topics. The psychology of some characters is not credible. The language is sometimes pretentious.

  • Hyperfocus

  • How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction
  • By: Chris Bailey
  • Narrated by: Chris Bailey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today. Many of us recognize that our brains struggle to multitask. Despite this, we feel compelled to do so anyway while we fill each moment of our lives to the brim with mindless distraction. Hyperfocus provides profound insights into how you can best take charge of your attention to achieve a greater sense of purpose and productivity throughout the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern way of just getting more out of Life

  • By Mac Family on 08-31-18

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Well written. Well read. A couple of good ideas. A lot of pseudo science. Some notions are totally confused (e.g. pleasure and happiness).

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and practical book

  • By rod on 01-25-17

A shallow book on deep work

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

A good idea: deep works matters.

Sadly, the notion is developed in a shallow way.