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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 55,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50,220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,060

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

More Autobiography

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

I wish this was more Autobiography and less self help. It is an amazing biography. David Goggins came from a rough childhood, to and overweight angry young adult who channeled that into being the only man to complete Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller Training. He set endurance records and was called by Outside Magazine the Fittest Real Man in America. Incredible story. I have the Audible Version. I would recommend it. You get added discussion between the writer and David Goggins himself. I would love to read a lot more about his growing up and especially his military experiences. Not just the training to become a SEAL, Ranger, and Tactical Air Controller. But his experiences in those roles. For the life story portion I give the book 5 stars. I wish he’d write a full on Autobiography. Motivational Self-Help books aren’t a big interest of mine. Eventually they all devolve into “I, I, Me, Me, aren’t I wonderful, and if you’d do like I do, you’d be wonderful, too.” Which May be spot on true. But soap box preaching plays itself out after a while. Because of the soap preaching I deduct one star.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Days in Moscow

  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
  • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by: Bret Baier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 524

In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

A nice work of history

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

This is more than just a book specific to Reagan in Moscow. It’s a biography of Ronald Reagan and his Presidency. It is the story of the meetings with Gorbachev and his trip to Moscow. As well as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall during the Presidencies of George Bush and Boris Yeltsin. A very interesting book.

  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,720
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,694

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Free on Spotify

  • By restaurantattorney on 08-12-18

This guy should finally grow up.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

At a certain point you have remind yourself that you’re listening to a 54 year old and not a 24 year old. And then it just becomes sad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Springsteen on Broadway

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47

Springsteen on Broadway is the solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, the show features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Storytelling Magic of Springsteen on Broadway

  • By Donna Lucas on 12-16-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

I’ve seen this on Netflix and now have listened to the Audible version. The stories are so thought provoking and moving.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gumption

  • Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,075

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times best seller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights 21 figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present day - Nick's personal pantheon of "great Americans".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was just ok

  • By Charlie Kapuscinski on 11-10-16

Admiration

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

The author tells the stories of a list of people that he admires. The premise is that the reasoning for his admiration is based on each individual having “gumption”. As defined, shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness. The premise does get lost as this becomes more about his defining his general admiration for each individual. Not that it’s a bad thing. But the book should be called admiration.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,232

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

Another Christmas Carol

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

This story is very Dickens like with all the sentimentality that should come with a Christmas Story. Enjoyable to listen to during the holidays.

  • Jingle Bell Pop

  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,245

On Christmas Eve, 1818, in a small Austrian village, a local Catholic priest and a church organist composed a Christmas carol that changed the course of holiday music forever. Exactly two hundred years later, it’s not the holiday season until you’ve heard “Silent Night” in the car, at the store and on TV – all in the same day. 

In Jingle Bell Pop, John Seabrook, acclaimed author of The Song Machine, takes us deep inside the holiday music business. We go behind the scenes to meet some of the producers, songwriters and recording artists responsible for the timeless tunes we hear on repeat between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making of a Christmas Hit

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

It’s Christmas

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I wish I could have liked this more. The subject is interesting enough. And the short interview sequences with celebrities and song writers were good. But the narration overall was a bit dull. I found myself drifting and thinking of other things.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,593

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

More folklore than history

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

A very moving story about men at war waging peace at Christmas. Although there are some story’s of men coming out of their trenches to shake hands, bury their dead, and put war aside for a few hours. The war raged on along most of the front. No large scale moment of peace nor a big soccer game. This is more folklore than fact. A good Christmas story though.

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,222

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Love Bob Newhart

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

If you love Bob Newhart, you’ll love this Audiobook. Just Bob in conversation with friends in comedy that he has formed friendships with through the years. Enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,942
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,909

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Advertised as a discovery of who Twain was by the food he ate. It is much more. It’s an Americana Travelogue. A bio-pic. A local history lesson. A environmental plea. More of a podcast that a strait reading of a book. I found it interesting.