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  • Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Waste A Rejection!

  • By Gillian on 05-30-16

Amazing story - Well told with practical advice

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

this is one of those books that just keeps getting better and better. I am impressed with both the man's courage and his ability to review his experiences and continue to gain deep insights. I won't spoil it but I was deeply touched by his 100 attempt at rejection. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,930

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You mean that voice can be tamed - Sign me up!

  • By Russell on 05-11-15
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Honest, entertaing, helpful

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

Sound writing, engaging reading. A skeptical but respectful view if meditation. Normally, I think stories fluff up what could be leaner, more direct books. But these stories helped me understand the subtleties of meditation much better.

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,452

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, over-the-top narration

  • By Anaxamaxan on 08-31-10

I appreciate the book that is unabridged

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

it's great to see a book that is both scholarly and entertaining. I appreciate the fact that the author it takes the time to describe tables that appear in the book that I obviously can't be just read as numbers in an audiobook.

  • Vagabonding

  • An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
  • By: Rolf Potts
  • Narrated by: Rolf Potts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,794

Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to love this book...

  • By Scott Shepherd on 10-10-16

a classic in the field of travel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-17

this is my third or fourth time listening to this and I think the audio book does Justice to the print book. so much practical advice and so many inspiring stories. strongly recommend.

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  • The Writer's Process

  • Getting Your Brain in Gear
  • By: Anne Janzer
  • Narrated by: Anne Janzer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Writing is an intensely personal act, yet all writers face similar problems related to focus, procrastination, creativity, and productivity. This book combines the field-tested practices of successful and productive writers with insights from cognitive science. By understanding how your mental processes affect the work, you can master the inner game of writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • concise summary of much research and good techniqu

  • By Robb Lightfoot on 07-22-17

concise summary of much research and good techniqu

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

I own a bunch of writing books and is the author notes in the later chapters it's not so much that all of this is brand-new is that it is concisely presented with the most recent research to explain why these techniques are valid and useful. I found her writing style to be concise Lively and supportive. I think the person reading this has a wonderful voice that reads pretty briskly it is one of the few books I've ever had to turn down to a lower rate on Audible but that's not a huge problem. solid recommendation to buy.

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  • Dwight Swain

  • Master Writing Teacher
  • By: Dwight Swain
  • Narrated by: Dwight Swain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

One of the best writing teachers in the English language on how to structure your novel & how to build strong story people who will enrich your fiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty solid advice

  • By Tim Byers on 09-20-06

crate craft advice for writers

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

this is kind of a Charming short audiobook with some very specific technical advice for how to craft characters and have them function effectively in a story. It's actually a collection of several presentations done at different times so there's a bit of overlap but I would still advise you to listen to the entire thing.

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

must read book offers great take away tipd

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

I think this is a very well well-written book with plenty of specific tips that are grounded in thoughtful analysis. the contrarian advice is that you can't just follow your bliss you've got to develop marketable job skills and act in a way that makes you come to people's attention.

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the VERY Best!

  • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

almost perfect

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

I am a huge fan of Ted. The one thing I had hoped in a book like this that it would cover this subject thoroughly, with some historical perspective. I expected that it would acknowledge that the art of public speaking is 2000 years old it wasn't invented by the Ted people themselves. There is next to nothing mentioned about Aristotle or Cicero or Quintillion or some of the important work by recent communication theorists. is someone who is top public speaking for 30 years, I can tell you it's not all oratory shouted or intoned slowly to large crowds. there is a lively group of people and practitioners who have much to teach. that said, I do think there's a lot of value in this book. We do live in an age whete public speaking is becoming recognized once again is it important tool.

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  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,714

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

great even upon a second listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-16

I've listened to this book twice and I have a hardcover copy near my destination to pull out and reference it's been something I've given too many friends and all of them without exception and thanked me. I would love to meet this author, and even sign up for graduate school at Stanford. This is Mark is a bit of very obscure humor because I come from a deeply committed Cal Berkeley family. :-)

  • Better Than Before

  • Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814

The author of the blockbuster New York Times best sellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home tackles the critical question: How do we change? Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Debra on 04-02-15

Even Better than her 1st book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-16

this is a must-read. I have bought copies for most members of my immediate family, and I'm going to buy myself a paper copy in addition to the audible copy. My only small criticism was it does sound like it was blood in it listening to it an audible form can be a tad bit repetitive in places. But I listen to it while I'm running and have found it to be a great companion. I can point to several positive changes that I have attempted and think have stuck in my daily habits thanks to Gretchen.