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Gil Michelini

Stevensville, Michigan, U.S.A.
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  • Mother Angelica

  • The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
  • By: Raymond Arroyo
  • Narrated by: Raymond Arroyo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 299

Born Rita Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, Mother Angelica was abandoned by her father and raised in poverty by a mother who suffered suicidal depressions. Awakened to the power of prayer, at age 21 Rita vowed to dedicate her life to God and become a cloistered nun. She expected to spend her life hidden from the world. But Rita's faith compelled her to unlikely endeavors, accomplishing what the highest echelon of the Catholic Church could not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sainthood forthcoming

  • By HappyHomemaker on 05-12-16

I had no idea

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

I was never a fan of EWTN or Mother Angelica. Not that I disliked her, I just never took the effort to watch the network. I regret that decision after listening to this book. What an amazing life of faith!

Arroyo does an excellent job with the voices. It is almost like all the characters are with him reading their parts of the book. This is one of the best performances I have heard in a long time!

Highly recommend this book to learn how to live like a saint today.

  • The Secret Advantage

  • Core Fundamentals to Get Anything You Want
  • By: Earl Nightingale
  • Narrated by: Earl Nightingale, Joe Nuckols
  • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 278

The complete program includes 64 episodes - over 21 hours of life-changing powerful ideas. All you need is one idea that engages your unlimited potential, and you will get anything you want. The extensive library of Earl Nightingale's works from hundreds of hours of the best-selling programs and thousands of radio broadcasts have been researched, edited, and organized in this new format.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is powerful

  • By arnaud konan michel on 10-19-17

Excellent, of course

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

My only complaint is the way it was edited. the narrator gets in the way of Earl.
this is well worth your time to learn that we become what we think about.

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  • Saint Thomas Aquinas

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Dubbed the "Dumb Ox" by his classmates for his shyness, Saint Thomas Aquinas proved to be possessed of the rarest brilliance, justifying the faith of his teacher, Albertus Magnus, and sparking a revolution in Christian thought. Chesterton's unsurpassed examination of Aquinas' thinking makes his philosophy accessible to listeners of any generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book on Thomas in English

  • By John Kress on 05-02-16

I finally get Chesterton

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I have tried reading and listening to Chesterton for years but I never liked his work. I finished this book because I finally realized why I struggled with his other works. He babbles as someone would in a conversation and he does this babbling in a 19th century British style. For theses 21 century American ears, I struggled with it but now that I know what he is doing, I can know that at times it will take him a while to get to the point.

I have recently discovered Aquinas and everyone recommended this book. There are many insight to his life I learned for the first time.

The last two chapters were a struggle for me. It seems God did not bless me with a philosopher's mind.

I am looking forward to learning more about Aquinas and therefore about God.

  • Atomic Habits

  • Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,280
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,195

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal 2018.11

  • By Robert F. Jones on 11-10-18

A new perspective on an old topic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-18

The author brings his scientific perspective to what many have already written about habits. If you are a student of habits, you will review several familiar topics but at each turn, you will hear it in a new way or you will find a new nugget you might not have heard before.
For those new to understanding and mastering habits, this is a good place to start.

  • The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

  • By: Prof. Peter Kreeft
  • Narrated by: Peter Kreeft
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

An enthusiastic admirer of the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, professor and philosopher Peter Kreeft details the rational thought and precise literary talent that established Aquinas as the foremost thinker of his time - and as the most important philosopher for the almost 200 years between Aristotle and Descartes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what an introduction to Aquinas should be.

  • By criticaltom on 04-04-10

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I appreciate this excellent introduction to the great one's philosophy. I listened to this in my car but am looking forward to listening again with a notebook nearby.
The one thing the author missed was in the last line. He said trees make us happy. I was waiting for him to say "And that's what it's all about." This is because Thomas said our ultimate purpose is happiness.
I strongly recommend this book to learn more about our faith.

  • What’s Wrong with the World

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

In this important book, G.K. Chesterton offers a remarkably perceptive analysis of social and moral issues, even more relevant today than in his own time. With a light, humorous tone but a deadly serious philosophy, he comments on errors in education, on feminism vs. true womanhood, on the importance of the child, and other issues, using incisive arguments against the trendsetters’ assaults on the common man and the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Steve Hope on 09-14-15

I'm trying but I don't understand

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

So many say how wonderful Chesterton is to read and listen to but I cannot understand what point he is trying to make. I am sure it's my issue but that is my review.

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  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,756

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Worthy of 5 Stars!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

GREAT insight into what drives each of us. The more I think about habits, the more I see how I can apply the power of controlling may habits to change my life. This can also better help me understand others.

Recommend this book for anyone who wants to better understand themselves or other people.

  • Evangelical Catholicism

  • Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church
  • By: George Weigel
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The Catholic Church is on the threshold of a bold new era in its two-thousand-year history. As the curtain comes down on the church defined by the 16th century Counter-Reformation, the curtain is rising on the Evangelical Catholicism of the third millennium: a way of being Catholic that comes from over a century of Catholic reform; a mission-centered renewal honed by the Second Vatican Council and given compelling expression by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Life I Have Tried To Live

  • By Gil Michelini on 04-05-14

The Life I Have Tried To Live

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

Reviewed: 04-05-14

Where does Evangelical Catholicism rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't give many 5 stars because I want that reserved for books that changed my life. This is one of them.

I had never heard the term Evangelical Catholicism until I found this book. George Weigel describes the Catholic life I have tried to live since joining in 1990.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition

  • The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling
  • By: Michael Port
  • Narrated by: Michael Port
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 637

According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of service businesses will fail within the first five years. They fail not because they don't offer great services and products, but because the owners are extremely uncomfortable with traditional marketing and sales. The result is a frustrated, isolated, and overwhelmed business owner who does not know there is an entirely different, highly successful approach to marketing and sales available—and it's laid out in Book Yourself Solid.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Entirely What I was Expecting

  • By will on 12-01-13

Great Ideas

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

Reviewed: 12-11-13

What made the experience of listening to Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition the most enjoyable?

Michael Port has ideas on how to market the service professional. Several reviewers complain that the book is more about selling his product and less on the ideas. Umm, the idea of Booking Yourself Solid IS his product.

The only disadvantage to the audio version is not I need to go back and listen to it again to pull out all the concepts and instructions. The accompanying workbook does help with this.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Start with Why
    How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    16,050 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,746

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspire to find why you do what you do

  • By A. Yoshida on 09-19-13

Off to a good start

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

Reviewed: 12-11-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Great concept!

What didn’t you like about Simon Sinek’s performance?

It is not Simon's performance -- he is a good narrator -- but the quality of the recording. It seems that is was recorded at several different studios and then pieced together.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful