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  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

inspiring and empowering

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

If the key to success is working both HARD and SMART, then smart, hard work puts the power intp your own hands. This bok shows how to make it happen. I will be listening repeatedly! The narration is well done. Mallow reads clearly with good emphasis, just what is needed in a business book.

  • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,659

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Response to the bitter comments...

  • By Ashley on 06-15-17

insightful

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-18

The wife in this therapy session is highly judgmental & horrifyingly self-righteous. Her compassionless communication style is disturbing for me to listen to. It's interesting to hear the therapist skillfully begin to teach her to understand how to truly hear her husband when he tries to be honest with her about his feelings. This is a very good listen.

  • Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

  • By: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,454

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Tal on 10-18-18

Intriguing conversations!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Fascinating to listen to a skilled, empathetic listener teach people to say what they feel.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,483
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,525

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

This series creates a truly unique and complex world. Podehl's varied voices are wonderful! Excellent.

  • A Man Rides Through

  • Volume II of Mordant's Need
  • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager... including Vagel himself. Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story...great ending to a two part story..

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-13

A Good Listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I've loved the Mordant's Need series since they were first written. This second book resolves all the angst and confusion of the first one, with the happiest of happy endings.

Scott Brick has overall been a tougher sell for me, I've heard him read a number of things that left me a little underwhelmed. But he did excellently here, really created distinctive voices for many of the characters in a very memorable and entertaining way. The Tor came to life! Great job.

  • The Mirror of Her Dreams

  • Volume I of Mordant's Need
  • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

The daughter of rich but neglectful parents, Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, a young woman who has grown to doubt her own existence. Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life - until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick+Donaldson=Winning Combination

  • By C. Lunde on 05-18-12

creative and original

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I like Steven Donaldson's novels. The worlds he creates are original and compelling. Convincingly performed.

  • Salt to the Sea

  • By: Ruta Sepetys
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934

In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting Historical YA Fiction

  • By FanB14 on 02-19-16

Really remarkable seldom-heard history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I am amazed that in all the historical novels or non-fiction accounts I've read about the 2nd World War, I was never aware of this sad chapter. I guess it speaks to the fact that the common, powerless people on the losing side in a conflict, during its whimpering end stage, lose the interest of history.

So this is a true gift of a book. The fact it is written for a young adult audience keeps it clear and simple and clean. The performancrs are lovely. Each narrator brings thei individual character truly alive. I am soglad I found this book!

  • Inkheart

  • By: Cornelia Funke
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world. Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For ALL ages

  • By A on 11-24-04

magnificent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

so rare to find such a truly original fantasy story. And also deliciously performed. BRAVA! Can barely wait to continue with book two!

  • Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1

  • By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 211

Come to the stage between two worlds - come to the Theatre of the Imagination. On this six-part live performance series, bestselling author and beloved cantadora (keeper of the old stories), Clarissa Pinkola Estes shares the work of her lifetime: myths, tales and poetry with the power to nourish and heal. Contained within the audio for Theater of the Imagination are the great univeral themes - tales of loss and ressurection, of love and sacrifice; of the courage to survive- yet it is if Dr. Estes is speaking only to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wisdom and beauty

  • By Bernie on 06-17-09

outstanding storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I love this author's work and her performance. incredible insights into human nature. will re-read!

  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,812
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,805

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

  • By LJ on 11-04-18

am old favorite beautifully performed.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I think JRR Tolkein would have loved Inglis's choice to sing all the songs in the text, instead of merely reading lyrics.Fun! Will be re-listening in years to come.