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Jeff P.

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  • The Enlightened Gardener

  • By: Sydney Banks
  • Narrated by: Toby McKee
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In this simple but profound tale, four colleagues meet a remarkable gardener whose unique philosophy will forever change their lives. That philosophy is equally powerful for the listener. The wisdom within this book comes in the form of a straightforward message that is accessible to all who will open their hearts to it. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3 Principles

  • By Jeff P. on 12-12-18

3 Principles

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

This is a great look at the 3 principles by the guy who popularized it. Someone mentioned that this book was religious. The only religious parts I heard in the book was when other characters tried to compare religion to the 3ps. Yes the book addresses universal consciousness, because it's one of the 3ps. I enjoyed the book except for the fact that there was only one narrator playing each character. Not a problem really, I just don't listen/read fiction books. If you enjoy the 3ps or want to explore it this is great purchase. There are less than 10 or so books on audible about the 3ps, which I have most.

Do you want to explore something new? Dive deeper and discover more about yourself? Increase your wisdom and intuitive knowledge? If so then I'd recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Book of Big Change

  • The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit
  • By: Amy Johnson PhD
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Mary Carthy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

Little changes can make a big, big difference! In The Little Book of Big Change, psychologist Amy Johnson shows you how to rewire your brain and overcome your bad habits - once and for all. No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, this book will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're ready to change, this is the book

  • By Dr. Brian L. Carpenter on 08-17-16

Valuable Listen

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

This is such a great book exploring yourself and the Three Principles. I enjoyed it so much that I recommended it to my significant other. We were both fascinated by and started applying these principles. Take the plunge and get the book. You'll be thankful you did. Thanks Dr. J!

  • Hal Moore on Leadership

  • Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned
  • By: Harold G. Moore, Mike Guardia
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 166

Hal Moore led his life by a set of principles - a code developed through years of experience, trial-and-error, and the study of leaders of every stripe. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Moore's life touched upon many historical events: the Occupation of Japan, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the refashioning of the US Army into an all-volunteer force. At each juncture, he learned critical lessons and had opportunities to affect change through measured responses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional Book On Leadership

  • By William A. McGrath on 09-12-18

Great Read For Leaders

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Reviewed: 11-09-18

As a prior service NCO I got a lot from this book. There are many stories and lessons jr to sr leaders can learn from. Will it be the last leadership book you read? No, but there will be enough nuggets of wisdom that can added to your kitbag. Even though Im out now these types of books and leaders still has a massive amount of carryover to be applied in the business setting. If you want a good read from an old salt dog... Add this to your library. Great book to annually review. Trust me battle. It will be a credit well invested.

  • House to House

  • An Epic Memoir of War
  • By: Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

In one of the most compelling combat narratives ever written, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, an Army infantry platoon leader in Iraq, gives a teeth-rattling, first-hand account of 11 straight days of heavy house-to-house fighting during the climactic second battle of Fallujah. His actions in the firefight, which included killing five insurgents in hand-to-hand combat, earned Bellavia the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and New York state's highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio books I have listened to

  • By Michelle Miller on 01-15-12

Great storytelling

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Reviewed: 10-03-18

SSG Bellavia presents a vivid recollection that made me feel like a member of his squad. If you miss the good old days of running and gunnin', kickining in doors and getting after it without the risks associated with this honorable profession... Experience this audiobook. Be careful it is vivid and you may think about old times. Thanks SSG B for sharing battle. It had to take serious balls and courage to write, publish and share this with the world. Want to hear a good story? Miss hooking and jabbin with the platoon? Get this book. It made me miss leading and training troops. This is a credit well invested.

  • The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

  • How A Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks
  • By: Kathleen Flinn
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, writer Kathleen Flinn returned with no idea what to do next, until one day at a supermarket she watched a woman loading her cart with ultraprocessed foods. Flinn's "chefternal" instinct kicked in: she persuaded the stranger to reload with fresh foods, offering her simple recipes for healthy, easy meals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as much a self-help book as a cookbook.

  • By J. Locke on 03-07-13

Great Read

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Reviewed: 08-26-18

Want to up your culinary skills? You're probably thinking "how from an audiobook?" This book gave me plenty of tips and reasons to relisten again (and again). I've started making upgrades to my kitchen from spices, produce selection and knives. I've been dabbling in the kitchen for years and still picked up numerous tips. From salad selections, braising meals which my family loves, as well as, making use of leftovers, or not wasting as much food as I used. If you're on the fence, get it. I promise you'll get some nuggets from this book. I even got my wife to get a copy and she's been killing it in the kitchen too.

  • The Courage to Be Disliked

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Graeme Malcolm, January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous best seller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 20th-century psychology, The Courage to Be Disliked follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own life, free from the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By yoguinha on 09-30-18

Returned

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Reviewed: 06-08-18

I pride myself on being able to extract the cost of purchase via ideas, if not more from every book. There are some ideas worth exploring, however, so much of the narrative is confusing. The philosopher would say one thing then double back and refute his commentary. Honestly, it felt like another one of those propaganda books that inspires one to question themselves. I wanted to like it, but there are many reasons not to. Lastly, the editor or author needs to revise the layout it's all over the place. Hope you get something out of it, but I'm not their customer.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Magic Shop

  • A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • By: James R. Doty MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, living with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful story, profound impact!

  • By S. Potts on 06-22-16

Remarkable book

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

Outstanding narrative, lessons and story telling. Will listen to this book several more times without a doubt. Worth a credit easily! Ruths "tricks" and the authors humbling message and life events made me binge listen eagerly.

  • Eat to Live

  • The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
  • By: Joel Fuhrman M.D.
  • Narrated by: Joel Fuhrman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681

When Mehmet Oz has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, he calls on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The facts of what's healthy, and what's killing us

  • By Joseph on 07-02-10

Worth the Credit

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-23-17

You wont have to read anymore nutrition books. I like the authors way of expressing his key points and dispelling myths we were taught in school, the media or socially from people who didn't know much better either. I listen again and continue to apply.

  • Take Charge of Your Life

  • By: Jim Rohn
  • Narrated by: Jim Rohn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 248
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    5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 218

The Jim Rohn Philosophy: Take Charge of Your Life "When talking about personal success, I like to ask four questions. Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now?" Why not acquire the means to travel first class through life, to see the Mona Lisa firsthand, to swim the crystal waters of the Bahamas, to sample the food in Paris or Africa? Why not do it all? There's really nothing like a view from the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Jeff P. on 11-06-16

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 11-06-16

Initially I was worried this would be a rehashed Jim Rohn product. Yes, there are sound bites, but I'd say 85% of the material was new to me. I've been a JR student for years. His message is simple and easily applied. Well worth me purchasing. I know I'll be listening to this multiple times. Challenge to Succeed is what I was looking for. I prefer the seminar JR over studio JR. He's Entertains, educates and empowers.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Breath By Breath

  • The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation
  • By: Larry Rosenberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn (foreward), David Guy
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp - literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best meditation book I’ve read

  • By Mark on 06-11-16

comprehensive overview

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Reviewed: 10-28-16

I gleaned a view of where I'm at (new) along with perspectives and viewpoints to deepen and experience my practice. on my second listen. good book in my library.