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  • Year of Yes

  • How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  • By: Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,497
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,569

The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 7 Hours Listening to an Audio Book Ever!

  • By ccreads on 02-20-16

Truthful and Inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Shonda is obviously an amazing TV writer but her talents extended gracefully into this book. I was fully present as I listened to it in its entirety in just a couple of days. I appreciated her honesty and found that I was even more inspired by her admittedly human moments than her "fancy Hollywood achievements." Rhimes is a humbled woman despite her huge success and the fame that has come along with it and that shines through clearly here. By the end of the book, I felt like Shonda was a friend of mine--just another independent and strong woman who has shared her story of overcoming her fears with me. This is an absolute must for all women to read!

  • The Motivation Manifesto

  • By: Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by: Brendon Burchard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice - time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Positive quotes but lacks spark or feeling...

  • By Joe on 12-27-17

Profound and inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-16

Brendon Burchard is an amazingly inspirational coach and author. This book put into words my own personal beliefs and values in the most elegant and meaningful way. Using this audio daily, I have found myself to be more proactive and excited about living life to a higher standard which includes being more mindful and less afraid to pursue my life's purpose. I will continue to listen to this audio each morning to begin my day with a real dose of motivation.

  • Live It!

  • Achieve Success by Living with Purpose
  • By: Jairek Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jairek Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Jairek Robbins, decorated performance coach and lifestyle entrepreneur, guides you through his proven, step-by-step process for filling the gap between where you are today and where you want to be. In reassuring and easy-to-understand language, Robbins helps you build a strong foundation for authentic happiness. Each chapter is strategically designed to engage you with personal reflections and challenges that will encourage you to make immediate improvements to your everyday behavior.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well, I Respect Jairek Robbins

  • By Gillian on 03-13-15

Inspiring and Thought-Provoking

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

If you could sum up Live It! in three words, what would they be?

empowering, inspiring, insightful

What other book might you compare Live It! to and why?

The Desire Map; they are books about being true to who you are and what your passion and purpose are in life

Have you listened to any of Jairek Robbins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first Jairek Robbins book

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Creating a Live It List as opposed to a Bucket List

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderfully encouraging and inspiring book for anyone who has big dreams and has maybe been afraid to go after them. It is a great reminder of the fact that life is short so we should truly live it to the fullest, to serve not only our own purpose, but to empower and serve others.

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,112

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really 2.5

  • By Kd on 05-16-12

Save 20 hours of your life for a better book

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

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

Better narration and better writing.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something that hopefully won't turn my brain to mush, like this book did.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her tone was that of a confused, young woman and she sounded surprised about everything--from the way Mr. Grey wanted her down to the details of the clothing that he wore.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not at all.

Any additional comments?

I tried to give this book a chance and find any "redeeming qualities" that it might possess, but the more I listened, the more I couldn't stand it. The main character is weak, self-deprecating and constantly in a state of confusion. I listened to half of the book and still hadn't reached the material relating to the story's main theme. This is an over-hyped, terribly written book that doesn't deserve a fraction of the attention that it has been getting.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful