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Art Hacienda

Los Angeles, California & Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,025
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,904

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

I hardly ever invest the time to leave a review of audio books, but this man put his soul out there for the benefit of anyone willing to listen and grow from his hard life's experiences. A review is the least I feel I could do as appreciation.

I devoured this book in two days. Parts are hard to hear only because the stories of his pain and suffering (verified by a journalist) are so vivid.

His relentless search for more and more excellence apparently took a toll on many people around him, and it takes a while for the book to reach the point where the reader can see him reflect on that downside of his relentlessness. His final epiphany brings closure to some of those loose ends, and that made the book that much more worth it to listen to.

  • Improve Your Conversations

  • Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Does your mind blank in conversation and create awkward silence? Do you run out of things to say and struggle to keep dialogue flowing? (A) Conversation isn't scripted, (B) it's 100% unpredictable, and (C) it can be terrifying at times. How do you prepare for such a thing? By learning how to apply improv comedy techniques to roll with any punch and improve your conversations and social interactions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • should be required reading or listening

  • By Jeff on 05-30-17

Succinct and Helpful

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

A really good book. Covers the basics of conversation. If you understand the fundamentals of conversation, don't expect epiphanies. Do expect solid, helpful reminders about what works...those things we know or have heard of, but have stopped incorporating into our daily practice in conversations. After all, even those of us who believe we're pretty good at conversation need to go back to the fundamentals over and over until those fundamentals become an unbreakable habit that we practice every day.

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