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  • Tesla

  • Inventor of the Modern
  • By: Richard Munson
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Nikola Tesla, a Serbian immigrant, invented the radio, the induction motor, the neon lamp, and the remote control. Tesla's personal life was magnificently bizarre. Strikingly handsome and impeccably dressed, he was germophobic and never shook hands. He required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. In later years, he ate only white food and conversed with the pigeons in Bryant Park. This clear, authoritative, and highly enjoyable biography takes account of all phases of this remarkable life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great easy read. I loved it!

  • By Tom Turowski on 07-27-18

A great look at a great man.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Tesla is a great listen, even my 11 year old son asked me to keep listening on a recent car trip.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,572

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Great book to get you going!

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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: 05-08-18

Loved the book and narration. Several editing spots were missed in the book. There are a couple of places where Mel says the same thing over again several times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

  • How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
  • By: Margareta Magnusson
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 347

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner rather than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs listeners to embrace minimalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Home like story, very vivid. I found it practical

  • By Natalie on 01-05-18

a very interesting listen<br />

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-18

a good book to motivate, and have the proper frame of mind for the task

  • High Performance Habits

  • How Extraordinary People Become That Way
  • By: Brendon Burchard
  • Narrated by: Brendon Burchard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668

After extensive original research and a decade as the world's highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle. We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives. But how?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One Long Marketing Pitch

  • By Chris on 11-12-17

Great 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: 11-06-17

Brenedan not only tells you all of the how's, he also explains the why. He does a great job of delivering the book with emotion.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Badass Life

  • 30 Amazing Days to a Lifetime of Great Habits - Body, Mind, and Spirit
  • By: Christmas Abbott
  • Narrated by: Christmas Abbott, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Christmas Abbott knows the importance of a badass lifestyle - physically, mentally, and spiritually. The key is balance: using essential daily practices for the mind, body, and soul. The Badass Life is her monthlong program based on building positive daily habits, to help you achieve a higher quality of life and a heightened sense of self-worth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it

  • By 80'scookie on 07-13-17

Christmas puts this information together very well

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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: 05-31-17

There are not many new concepts in this book, but they are organized well.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Christy Romano
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,693

In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like Stale Kettle Corn

  • By Z. Richardson on 11-16-17

Amazingly fun book to listen to!

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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: 11-02-16

I was unsure about this book at first, but really got into it mid first chapter. I could not wait to get back to the story. Great narration!

  • Great Again

  • How to Fix Our Crippled America
  • By: Donald J. Trump
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Lowell, Donald J. Trump - introduction
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we're going to look at the state of the world right now. It's a terrible mess, and that's putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC, are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another win for Mr Trump

  • By Warren on 05-16-17

Trump gives you his plan in his words without spin

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

Great book and great plan for making America great again! If nothing else listen to his tax plan, simple and no more loopholes.

7 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,909

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly new age garbage and bad financial advice!

  • By Wayne on 05-25-18

awesome

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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: 06-25-16

Jen lays out the guidelines for you to achieve badassiness! Great for anyone looking to do more with their life.

  • Stealing America

  • What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: Dinesh D'Souza, Andrew Klavan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,308

In the fall of 2014, outspoken pundit, author, and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza found himself hauled into federal court for improperly donating money to a friend who was running for the Senate. D'Souza pleaded guilty, apologized for his offense, and was sentenced to eight months in a state-run confinement center near his home in San Diego. In the facility, he lived among hardened criminals - drug dealers, thieves, gangbangers, rapists, and murderers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it already too late?

  • By Jenny on 04-30-16

EVERY American needs to read/listen to this 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: 05-19-16

That feeling you have had when hearing politicians speaking that they are really just con men and women, it is there for a reason. Dinesh exposes the con and how we have all been victimized! Dinesh is my new hero, not only for this book but he says he got a hug from Megan Kelly, hero status right there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,030

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the TED Talk

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-10-16

great book <br />

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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: 02-12-16

so many actionable steps you can use right now, Amy tells the story very well

1 of 2 people found this review helpful