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  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Grenny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,767
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,813

Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There is something useful here

  • By Michael on 11-20-13

Wonderful life skills!

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Reviewed: 05-01-16

Well worth the listen! Offers strategies for working with people in all types of situations. Applicable at home, work or dealing with complete strangers. Highly recommend!

  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

  • Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read

  • By C. M. on 03-08-09

Carnegie books are so helpful!

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Reviewed: 04-29-16

I've thoroughly enjoyed and have benefited from this book and the stories and recommendations contained within. I highly recommend this for anyone with stress or just needing perspective.

  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
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    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

There's an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • solid audible book

  • By Curtis Lin on 08-07-18

Good listen! Worth your time!

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Reviewed: 01-03-16

Good listen! I like the length of the book. I recommend to those who procrastinate or need to increase productivity (like me).

  • Wired for War

  • The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
  • By: P. W. Singer
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself. Singer’s previous books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers - predictions that have proved all too accurate. Now he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: robotic warfare. We are now seeing a massive shift in military technology....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Target Audience Acquired

  • By Doug on 04-08-11

Informative and makes you think

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Reviewed: 12-14-15

The book is informative, interesting and lays out the pros and cons of unmanned systems as well as the implications towards current and future conflicts.

  • Hunter Killer

  • Inside America's Unmanned Air War
  • By: T. Mark Mccurley, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to by the media as drones, are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Their story has been pieced together by technology reporters, major newspapers, and on-the-ground accounts from the Middle East, but it has never been fully told by an insider. In Hunter Killer, Air Force Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley provides an unprecedented look at the aviators and aircraft that forever changed modern warfare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No political Bias. Just a narration of modern soldier's perspective.

  • By Irfan M. Ibrahim on 11-17-15

Outstanding!

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Reviewed: 12-13-15

I thoroughly enjoyed getting a glimpse into the USAF's RPA community and accomplishments. Highly recommended!

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  • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

  • By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Leary
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's average but not exciting

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-16

Very interesting!

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Reviewed: 07-15-15

Great dive into the human psyche! Definitely recommend this to those interested in why we do what we do.