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My Best Life Ever

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  • The 8th Habit (Live)

  • By: Stephen Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen Covey
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 73
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    4 out of 5 stars 55
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    4 out of 5 stars 53

Stephen Covey already defined the 7 habits of effective leaders. Now The 8th Habit is revealed! In this compelling presentation, Dr. Covey pushes leaders to be not only effective, but truly great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book.

  • By amitgood44 on 07-17-15

Practical, Meaningful and Concise

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Reviewed: 12-17-18

It was as if we had a one on one. All the confirmation, encouragement and inspiration I’ll ever need to reference, right here. Wisdom that is easy to hear, easy to stand up and live the rest of one’s life with guided integrity.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,020
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    5 out of 5 stars 22,263
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    5 out of 5 stars 22,004

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

If You Want to Contemplate and Also Laugh

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

Brene Brown shares on wholeheartedness, vulnerability resilience, shame gremlins and authenticity was easy to hear and absorb. It’s a light, fun, quick listen suitable for an audiobook. She is zany and adorable, and I admire this bold woman with the huge heart.

  • Astroball

  • The New Way to Win It All
  • By: Ben Reiter
  • Narrated by: Ben Reiter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

Astroball is the inside story of how a gang of outsiders went beyond the stats to find a new way to win. When new Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his top analyst, the former rocket scientist Sig Mejdal, arrived in Houston in 2011, they had already spent more than half a decade trying to understand how human instinct and expertise could be blended with hard numbers. Astroball is the story of the next wave of thinking in baseball and beyond, at once a remarkable underdog story and a fascinating look at the cutting edge of evaluating and optimizing human potential. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More About the Story than the Process

  • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 07-16-18

Tribute to the 2017 WS Champs

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Reviewed: 10-06-18

A great read going into the postseason. Inspiring for anyone who respects those who persevere. Have your kids read this. These gentlemen are role models. I ate up this book in a day. The lessons learned by Luhnow and Mejdal as recounted by the author and the impact of Carlos Beltran on every aspect mentioned getting to the World Series were my favorite parts. It’s not just a sports book. Houston teachers, read this to your students and have a discussion. Use real people, living examples of how to become smarter, have discipline, develop confidence. This book contains this.

  • The Personality Brokers

  • The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
  • By: Merve Emre
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4 out of 5 stars 69
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It is used regularly by Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, churches, and the military. Its language of personality types - extraversion and introversion, sensing and intuiting, thinking and feeling, judging and perceiving - has inspired television shows, Online dating platforms, and Buzzfeed quizzes. Yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a $2 billion industry, have struggled to validate its results - no less account for its success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A biography that reads like a novel.

  • By Sabrina on 09-14-18

Loved Myers-Briggs Already - Wonderful Backstory

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Reviewed: 09-15-18

I've taken a life long interest in studying Personality Types. This book is a heart warmer, told romantically. A great choice for those who are attracted to the raising of children, homeschooling. This is the progression of Katharine Cook Briggs' natural interest in her family and children, observational learning of the neighborhood children, and keeping written accounts of all (not just her own). And it blew up from there. I was sympathetic to Briggs' inability to untie the apron strings to her adult daughter, Isabel Myers, yet she had raised her so well that the daughter was not desperate for her approval. I loved that no man could measure up to the ability of the matriarch of the 1900s to speak parenting so fluently as did Mother Briggs. The author portrayed both Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers as a couple of intense ladies and I loved the depiction. Both of their husbands seemed largely supportive of them through their crazy journey. This book could make a great movie, with Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Hitler, Jean Piaget, John F. Kennedy, Nixon and the BFF of Isabel in her senior years making their appearances in this story. I'm inspired by the lives of these two women. Narration is excellent.

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  • INFJ: Understanding & Relating with the Counselor (MBTI Personality Types)

  • By: Clayton Geoffreys
  • Narrated by: Juan G. Molinari
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

In INFJ: Understanding & Relating with the Counselor, you'll learn about the INFJ Myers Briggs personality type. This book covers a variety of topics regarding INFJs (introverted intuitive feeling judging types) and why they make such great leaders of society. INFJs are important because they are pivotal in helping others discover their purposes in life. While others may feel lost at times, INFJs are individuals who can get them back on track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fairly accurate

  • By Cleason H Martin on 07-18-17

Informative and Delivered the Goods

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Reviewed: 07-29-18

This is my third book by this author and I do enjoy the writing style and delivery however the narrator left his flubbed up reading in the recording and so I hope he didn’t get paid very much for this or did it for free. I think that he should redo it so that a perfect upload can redeem him.

  • INFP: Understanding & Relating with the Healer (MBTI Personality Types)

  • By: Clayton Geoffreys
  • Narrated by: Pete Beretta
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
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    4 out of 5 stars 52
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    4 out of 5 stars 52

Learn how INFPs view the world and what makes them tick! In INFP: Understanding & Relating with the Healer, you'll learn about the INFP Myers Brigg personality type. This book covers a variety of topics regarding INFPs (introverted intuitive feeling perceptive) and why they make such great leaders of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good for understanding INFP traits

  • By A. B on 03-26-18

Straight Info

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Reviewed: 07-27-18

Enough to chew on!
I recommend this series of books to anyone with friends or romantic partners because everyone can be a better communicator. The way we assess and use the information that we exchange between us impacts the quality of our lives personally and collectively. I am an INFP and this book increased compassion to my own self. The experience of this book is empowering. I’m looking forward to other books by this author. Thank you!

  • How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Last

  • By: Tony Wiilliam
  • Narrated by: Matthew Weller
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    5 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

"Everything would be fine if we lived in the same town/state/country" is the common reason many men and women give for a long-distance relationship not working out. Yes, distance can put an enormous strain on a relationship, but claiming that "distance" is the only reason a relationship didn't work out, or cannot work, is putting your hands over your ears and shouting "Land", because the truth is, it's too much to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good balance of helpful info

  • By Aislinn McTiernan on 11-08-17

Honesty and Trust

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Reviewed: 02-15-18

As fast-paced as relationships are today, the slow courting process is the only option in a long distance relationship. There is much old-fashioned advice that people in real life relationships could really use from this book. This is my opinion (and not the author’s), I would like to add that a long distance relationship is not really a full relationship, so when you finally see the person in real life, I would encourage everyone to take advantage of that double stack of the distance/ in real life relationship and be courted a second time! There is not much in the way of advice when the couple has children. This changes much of the advice in my opinion. If the author would care to write a second book to hone into this area, I think that many readers would be buying that volume as well. Anyhow, great job!

  • Advanced Energy Anatomy

  • The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

Advanced Energy Anatomy guides you to a new understanding of how archetypes and other unconscious forces relate to problems of health, addiction, self-esteem, and victimhood, while opening you to partnership with the divine power that makes everything in life possible. It is "so well organized and intimately expressed," says AudioFile, "that repeated listening and sharing with friends will be hard to resist."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Myss with new material!

  • By tracy on 01-18-13

Relevant Information for Your Life Right Now

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Reviewed: 08-01-17

Caroline Myss' discoveries are fascinating. I value this author and teacher. I'm thankful to her for sharing about angels. What a bright, new path to "speak angel," as Myss puts it.
For any belief system or none, this book is a pleasure for the heart.

  • Daddy, Stop Talking

  • And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting
  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don't want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than just hilarious

  • By Sparky on 07-29-15

Touching and Leaves Me Wondering

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Reviewed: 05-31-15

I am familiar with the Adam Carolla style of storytelling so it does not bother me that he had already mentioned some of these stories in previous books. This is probably the most revealing of books, in terms of his feelings for his kids. I almost shed a tear in the message he relayed to them at the end. It did make me wonder if his marriage to Lynette was on the rocks; with all of his preaching of gratitude, he excluded any mention of thanks to her specifically. As a fan of Carolla, I seem to able to tirelessly listen to this guy complain all day long. Love this guy in books, on podcast, and on screen.