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  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol S. Dweck
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805

After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mind-set. In this brilliant book, she describes how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mind-set and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mind-set.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening but redundant

  • By bionut09 on 03-21-19

😫THIS NARRATOR IS UNBEARABLE 😫

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-19

REVIEW BASED ON NARRATOR. Unfair, I know.
I really wanted to listen to this book.
Mel Robbins suggested it in her audiobook “Take Control Of Your Life”. That book is life changing, so I figure she’s onto something.
I got MINDSET.
However, this narrator has the WORST voice/tone/intonation EVER! She might do best voicing over sci-fi movies & horror characters.
I cannot possibly listen to her voice for 10 hours :/ so I’ve been listening to the book 5min at a time so I can take a break from her.
Not working.
Buying hardcover.
Audible; please fix this!!!!
Please have Michael Neill narrate this!!!!
Someone should be doing quality control here!

48 of 52 people found this review helpful

  • How to Make Sh*t Happen: Make More Money, Get in Better Shape, Create Epic Relationships and Control

  • By: Sean Whalen
  • Narrated by: Sean Whalen
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

If you struggle with a work/life balance and feel as if your daily life is chaotic and out of control, this book will provide a simple yet executable road map to help you create the life you've always desired. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have given $5 to The dog shelter instead

  • By The non-critic on 03-16-19

Should have given $5 to The dog shelter instead

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Dumbest book I ever heard.
Here’s the summary:
Hear the author talk about how great he is.
Hear him pitch you his personal coaching & membership business over & over.
Hear him talk about how life changing “Core 4” is but only describe what that is once or twice so you’re willing to go to his website & find out how to “apply” for a membership.
Hear him repeat “Core 4” until you’re lobotomised and credit card ready.
Then go back to the beginning of the audio to hear again what his little pitch is about if you’re not a ‘credit card armed’ sheep.
Realise “Core 4” is a catchy label on basic needs.
Add one thousand curse words, repeat them a thousand times or at least until you start thinking this ahole is cool.
Now, imagine a poor man’s version of Grant Cardone if you were to remove all Cardone’s substance.
Conclusion:
Save $5 or donate $5 to a dog shelter.
Ok, on my way to go eat some cauliflower pizza now.

21 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Take Control of Your Life

  • How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,744
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,681

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop living in fear

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-19

The fastest 10hr audiobook I've ever heard!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Honestly, this felt to me like a one hour book.
It is LIFE CHANGING, thought-modifying, relationship-building and boundary-setting all at once.
Perhaps because this showed up in Divine Timing for me.
Quite frankly, I was put off by the title as my life is not "out of control", but this has been a great kick in the posterior and a magnifying mirror enlarging my unpolished corners. Time for a shoe shine.
ps- I have never heard of the author prior to getting the book and her accent or voice (not sure which) aggravates me (I was raised abroad).
Yet, I got over myself as the author is as effective as an awful-tasting medicine you know you need.
If you can stomach the truth, the finish will be sweet.
Buckle Up!
Your life is about to change...

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Programmed for Success: Rewire Your Mind for Wealth, Success, and Resilience with Hypnosis and Subliminal Affirmations

  • By: Richard G. Miles
  • Narrated by: Infinity Productions
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Resilience is the ability to withstand stress and recover quickly from difficulties. Although you can’t control every circumstance in your life, you can develop the resilience to bounce back from hardship more easily. By programming your mind to become more resilient, you can increase your chances for finding success and growing your wealth. This program is designed to help you recover from any setback and stay focused on your goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Programs your mind to take action

  • By Evelia on 04-27-18

Attitude-shifter!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I listened to this audio for one whole night and woke up in the morning on a Saturday with the intention of studying for these crucial courses I need to take for my job, along with its exams.
They’d change my possibility of income, yet somehow I just couldn’t get it together.
See, I had been feeling hopeless, unmotivated and although I know I’m not depressed (and if I were I’d have sought medical assistance) I had been feeling “stuck”.
Really in a rut.
6 moths of no sales on a selling job can do that to you.
Well, I’m proud to say that this same Saturday I spent the day studying, did all the mandatory course work AND passed 3 crucial exams.
The next day I did the same thing and passed the other 2 modules/exams.
Got my certificateS, printed, framed and put it up on a wall.
Employer was notified of my accomplishments through their system and I got a plaque recognising my efforts.
I feel good about myself.
Doing all my continuing education that I haven’t done in two years in ONE single week.
42 hrs plus exams.
Yep.
It worked!!!
Try it for yourself ;)

  • The 5 AM Club

  • Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 974

 

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept more than 20 years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness, and feelings of aliveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a treasure

  • By casper on 05-22-19

The Narrator puts me to sleep

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I was looking forward to this book as I am a Robin Sharma fan. However, I could not get past the first chapter. The narrator puts me to sleep in minutes.
I would not dare to listen to him while driving.
So much for an audio pre-order.
Buying the hard copy :/

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret to Attracting Money

  • By: Joe Vitale
  • Narrated by: Joe Vitale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

The potential to attract money and create abundant wealth doesn't reside in your job, your circumstances, or even the economy. It resides within you. Your mind is equipped with the natural ability to attract as much money as you want and need - at anytime, anyplace, in any financial climate, without struggle. You just have to know how to trigger it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's blocking your from wealth?

  • By Croix on 10-18-17

Block out the negative noise & get this book!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

If you're a negative person, you'll listen to this book and play victim, complain about what you perceive to be constant advertisement and complain about the author. You'll say that nothing improved & nothing works. Perhaps even that you want your money back, or that it was a waste of money.

If you're a positive person, you'll listen to this book and you'll get blown away by its message. Your perspective will change on things that you might already know, but now you connect with those things from an even more abundant perspective. If you're used to having mentors and you're an open minded person, you'll take the book/website suggestions and you'll add to your list of books to read or websites suggested that may provide you with further growth. Readers usually refer great books to others readers and mentors usually suggest books that may further fit someone else's growth.

About me, I heard this book in less than a week (just finished) and will hit play as soon as I finish writing this so I can re-affirm the message.

How this book will work for you depends upon how you work with yourself. In the worst case, it will magnify whatever attitude you have towards your life.

Enjoy!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Effortless Success

  • By: Michael Neill
  • Narrated by: Michael Neill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

What do you really want? The good news is that whatever it is, you can have it! The only thing is, attaining it is going to be a lot easier than you think and more fun than you can imagine! This is because the universe operates on the principle of Effortless Success: When you get really clear and honest about what you want, everything in the world conspires to help you get it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Another Listen

  • By Jo Blankenship on 10-24-09

Fantastic Book! An incredible way to invest in yourself!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

I am a coach and not many self-help books inspire me. This book is a true, rare diamond! All you need is an open mind that is craving new ways to evolve past the mediocrity that might surround us, bog us down.
Honestly, I even feel lucky that this book was narrated by the author- even the way he reads is inspiring.
Fantastic book! Effortless hearing (pun intended).
Just take action!
It won't disappoint!
💯👍🏻

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures

  • By: Peter J. Voogd
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Voogd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,432

Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much different from others like it...

  • By Martin on 05-04-15

For all of those simmering in excuses

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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: 09-15-15

This is book will shift your perspective, one way of the other.
You're either going to love it, take action and share it with others or you're going to focus on what you don't like, sit on your bum and "research" (more like find a reason to waste more time) looking for something else because •insert excuses here•
It's all up to you.