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  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,288

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now.As Harry nears the end of his 11th life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message." This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I'd feared

  • By Isobel on 04-29-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Absolutely loved this book. Fantastic story, completely engaging start to finish. Completed the whole book in less than a day.

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

Great concepts to challenge your thinking

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I don’t always agree with his conclusions but he is undoubtedly brilliant in seeing things contrary to the established view. I think it’s more important to listen to the words of those you disagree with, than to only receive confirmation. You grow through difficult and unusual situations, or by being “antifragile.”

The “bleeps” over curse words are extremely annoying. I’m an adult, I can handle a naughty word. Lol

  • Death's End

  • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,145

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fermi paradox meets first contact.

  • By John S. Robinson on 10-01-16

New favorite sci-fi series

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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: 08-03-18

Of all the sci-fi books I’ve read in my life, these three are hands down my favorites. Just wow...

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  • Unfu*k Yourself

  • Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  • By: Gary John Bishop
  • Narrated by: Gary John Bishop
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,048

Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than just a self-help book

  • By Jason Crawford on 08-06-18

So much great info in a concise package

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

100% worth the read. Helps put your internal perspective and self-talk into a graspable context. If you want to understand self-destructive behavior and how to change it this book is a gold mine.

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,996

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

  • By Andrew on 01-17-17

Hilarious and captivating

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

So fair warning, you should not read this book if you already have a "thing" for Anna Kendrick; it will only get worse(or better? not sure which way a 'never gonna happen' celebrity crush moves when you find out they are even better than you imagined). Absolutely loved every minute of this book. It's not very often that I can't maintain composure while reading/listening to a book, but I broke into uncontrollable laughter and created 3-4 socially awkward moments in the morning/afternoon it took me to complete the book. Thank you, Anna Kendrick, for further raising the impossibly high standard to which I will hold any future partner. jk...I think? I sincerely look forward to the day that probably won't ever happen where I get to meet you and make an absolute fool of myself by acting awkward and star-struck, but after reading this book, I'm pretty sure you'd understand.

Yeah, I know she's not gonna read this, but #itwantsout :)

Great read, entertaining, and endearing. I highly recommend this book.

  • Behave

  • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904

Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

Absolutely engrossing!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

I generally enjoy any book dealing with psychology and/or biology, but this one is a new favorite. Concepts I struggled with as a grad student in biopsychology are masterfully deconstructed into easy to comprehend stories, and only rarely required a second reading. If you love learning about how the mind and body function together, this book will definitely satisfy that itch.

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  • The Velvet Rage

  • Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
  • By: Alan Downs Ph. D
  • Narrated by: Alan Downs Ph. D
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

The most important issue in a gay man’s life is not “coming out”, but coming to terms with the invalidating past. Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, “Are we better off?” The byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, rejection, and anger - a toxic cocktail that can lead to drug abuse, promiscuity, alcoholism, depression, and suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for any gay man

  • By Matthew Phelps on 08-30-12

Immensely valuable regardless of your orientation

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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: 04-24-17

The amount of insight into interpersonal relationships and learning how to recognize anti-patterns in ones own behavior is profound. I highly recommend this book to everyone who has ever experienced shame or felt they were taking emotional baggage into a relationship. As a straight man, I didn't expect to learn as much about myself as I did, but there are definitely parallels to be drawn and similar experiences I've had as an atheist in regards to feeling that 'something is wrong with me.'

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously probably the most impactful book I have ever read!

  • By Peter on 02-20-16

Absolutely invaluable

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Though the wording is sometimes cheesy and a little dated, the ideas themselves are timeless and worth incorporating. Uplifting and insightful advice that anyone can benefit from

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,447

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful read/listen.

  • By Albert Sjoberg (PA) on 04-04-17

Entertaining and awe-inspiring

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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: 03-24-17

Wonderfully entertaining. Might need to read some sections more than once, but generally very graspable and absolutely worth the time.

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