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  • 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 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By BL on 10-20-18

Ok but not great

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Reviewed: 10-18-18

Some good content in here but I thought it was just ok. Also: the author keeps referring to his website instead of just providing a PDF which is odd.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Coddling of the American Mind

  • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • By: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 579

The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enrich Understanding

  • By Lee Gilner on 09-22-18

Very well done

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Reviewed: 09-30-18

A very thoughtful book. Great ideas and insights and the facts to back them up. Highly recommended, especially given today’s political environment.

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,119

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Awesome book

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Reviewed: 08-29-18

Highly recommended. Great story and narration. I enjoyed it more than “Bad Blood” or “Black Edge” which are also great books if you liked this one.

  • The Ten Commandments for Business Failure

  • By: Donald Keough
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The Ten Commandments for Business Failure is a cautionary bible for business leaders from a widely admired elder statesman who has seen and heard it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Anant Kishore on 08-16-18

Awesome book

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Reviewed: 08-16-18

A really great book. Well done and very informative I thought. I would recommend it.

  • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

  • or, The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life
  • By: Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by: Robin Field
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the 19th century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it says—at least they think they do. The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For aficionados only.

  • By Ary Shalizi on 01-11-12

What can I say?

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

An absolute classic. The clarity of his thought is incredible. I especially love the chapter on the "Struggle for Existence." The second half of the book is a tougher slog unless you're a specialist. The first half contains some of the clearest expression of scientific thought I've ever read/listened to. I've read the book as well and enjoyed the Audible version more. Narrator is very good. I recommend it.

  • The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them

  • Getting Investing Right
  • By: Peter Mallouk
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

With so much at stake in investing and wealth management, investors cannot afford to keep repeating actions that could have serious negative consequences for their financial goals. The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them focuses on what investors do wrong so often so they can set themselves on the right path to success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative!

  • By Steve May on 08-30-16

Got one big lesson from this one

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

Don't time the market and, when you have money to invest, just invest it all right away and then forget about it. Then hold on for a long time. The advice, backed by some statistics, was helpful to me. Geared towards the index investor not anyone actively selecting stocks but still worth the time invested I thought.

  • Big Money Thinks Small

  • Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing
  • By: Joel Tillinghast
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Investors are tempted daily with misinformation. They make lucky bets that breed false confidence, and their high-stakes gambles can take an emotional toll. How can anyone stay focused in such a volatile profession? In Big Money Thinks Small, veteran fund manager Joel Tillinghast urges investors to act cautiously and follow five primary steps to successful investing

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it despite some rambling

  • By Anant Kishore on 06-27-18

Worth it despite some rambling

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-27-18

The book could have been shorter but there is valuable information in here for the individual value style investor, novice or expert in my opinion. Narrator is a little annoying at times but hey...

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,257

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Surprising Interesting

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

I was skeptical but EG did a very good job with this one and I'm glad she narrated it. She tries to make the content useful for all but the book is skewed towards the artistic/creative etc. class despite her best efforts. Regardless, the principles are applicable to anyone trying to improve their quality of life. Might help nudge you in a different direction if you feel like you're just "going through the motions" day in and day out.

  • The Acquirer's Multiple

  • How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market
  • By: Tobias E. Carlisle
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Acquirer’s Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market is an easy-to-follow account of deep value investing. The audiobook shows how investors Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, David Einhorn, and Dan Loeb got started and how they do it. Author Tobias Carlisle combines engaging stories with research and data to show how you can do it too. Written by an active value investor, The Acquirer’s Multiple provides an insider's view on deep value investing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars if you're new to investing

  • By Steve on 06-16-18

Worth your time if you invest in individual stocks

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

Great little book and worth your time if you invest in individual stocks. You can start calculating and using the Acquirer's Multiple to value stocks right away. I found the book to be useful and interesting, especially the results of the simulations they ran using this technique and comparing it against Greenblatt's "Magic Formula." Will give you a better understanding of the effects of cash and debt on valuation. If you already know all about that then you may not get as much out of it.

  • The Big Secret for the Small Investor

  • The Shortest Route to Long-Term Investment Success
  • By: Joel Greenblatt
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Let top hedge fund manager, Columbia business school professor, former Fortune 500 chairman and New York Times best-selling author Joel Greenblatt take you on a journey that will reveal the Big Secret for both individual and professional investors. Based on path-breaking new research, find out how anyone can beat the market, the index funds and the experts by following a new approach that relies on the principles of value investing, common sense and quantitative discipline.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missing something important...

  • By Golden Gate Love on 10-19-11

Decent but not great

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-27-18

It's OK but if you have to pick one go with his "Little Book That Still Beats the Market." I found the latter to be really good. As far as this book, I must be a dummy because I never really figured out what the "Big Secret" was unless, God forbid, it was his recommendation to use a value weighted index fund and hang on. That's it? I love Greenblatt but this book is average at best. Please write a book about how to value and select individual stocks Mr. Greenblatt. Thanks.