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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,993

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Mind staggering

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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: 09-15-18

Thus book was well written, Body Woodword truly told it like it was and is. How can we continue to be lead like this as a people down the path of mediocrity.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Life-Changing Habits Series

  • Your Personal Blueprint for Success and Happiness (Books 1-3)
  • By: Thibaut Meurisse
  • Narrated by: Meral Mathews
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Would you like to finally take control of your destiny and create massive results in your life? If so, my Life-Changing Habits series will help you start taking control of your life today! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for your passion and kindness

  • By trixie on 10-19-18

Review Life-Changing Habits

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Excellent: these books are the most life changing experience I've ever experienced in personal development.

  • Mental Toughness: How to Develop an Invincible Mind. Increase your Confidence, Self-Discipline and Perform at the Highest Level

  • By: John Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sean Posvistak
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an endless amount of determination and resilience to pursue their goals? Most people believe that you are either born mentally tough or you aren't. But this is simply not the case. Most people get used to this cycle of failure and eventually give up completely, thinking that changing habits is impossible for them and that only those with endless willpower can succeed at it.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, it's a good book

  • By tim on 05-02-18

Astonishing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This book is life changing for me. I just have get busy with taking action.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brotherhood of Warriors

  • Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units
  • By: Aaron Cohen, Douglas Century
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen was 18 years old when he left behind his privileged American life with the single-minded ambition of joining Israel's top anti-terrorist commando unit. After 15 months of grueling training, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Moving, Excellent Narration

  • By Philippa on 01-09-12

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

I like the story line, the brutal honesty and the integrity of the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs discipline and mental toughness.

  • The 80/20 Principle

  • The Secret to Success by Achieving More with Less
  • By: Richard Koch
  • Narrated by: Richard Koch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895

Find your "critical 20%" and transform your time - and life - forever! The 80/20 principle - also known as the Pareto principle - is the well-verified observation that in business, economics, and life generally, about 80 percent of all results flow from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. In this thought-provoking and highly informative program, Richard Koch unveils the secrets to how this mysterious but practical principle actually works... how it is affecting your life right now... and how you can start using it to your advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simplicity

  • By Isaac on 03-06-15

Powerful

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-01-15

I like the cold undisputed facts the author laid out. The principles are solid. This a a great book and reference guide. I have telling almost everyone I meet to grab a copy.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Concentration

  • By: Theron Q. Dumont
  • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Theron Q. Dumont was one of the pen names of William Walker Atkinson. He also wrote as Yogi Ramacharaka. He was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well an American pioneer of the New Thought Movement. In this audiobook he offers concise, and practical ways to focus the incredible power of the mind through concentration and the power of positive belief and through having courage and confidence in your own ability to succeed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Necessary Book

  • By Devon Downer on 05-29-15

A Necessary Book

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

I like the exercises and the steps to get better. I will be listening to this book at least once per month.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Leadership Beyond Reason

  • How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their Values, Feelings, and Intuition
  • By: Dr. John Townsend
  • Narrated by: Dr. John Townsend
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Leaders at the forefront of society - executives, business owners, managers, and influencers - are constantly pressured to respond to the available research, analysis, and other linear sources of information in order to make critical decisions. But if you rely only on external data and fail to harness the power of your own subjective experience, you lose access to a great value toward your goals and outcomes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh!

  • By John Cauley on 03-13-17

Straight Talk

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-15

After listening to the book, my leadership ability has been lifted to a higher level. It brought an essence of mindfulness, strength and confidence.

  • 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence

  • How Leaders Achieve Sustainable High Performance
  • By: Brian Tracy, Peter Chee
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, bestselling author and motivational expert Brian Tracy teams up with global learning expert Dr. Peter Chee to reveal simple, straightforward principles any business leader can use to make lasting positive changes in his or her organization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Necessary

  • By Devon Downer on 05-03-15

Very Necessary

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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: 05-03-15

This is a must read for anyone who has a desire to be a manager. It is comprehensive, detailed and a solid read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,738

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confidence booster for introverts their parents

  • By Neuron on 02-28-14

Fresh

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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: 04-19-15

As an introvert, I was taken on a journey where I understand more of my behavior and my fellow man. It is a must read especially for those who are raising children.

  • Risk: Are You Willing to Trust God with Everything?

  • God's Man Series
  • By: Kenny Luck
  • Narrated by: Kenny Luck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Jesus challenges God’s man to throw all those words out the window. Because, when it comes to your faith, all the energy spent eliminating risk from your life actually becomes a barrier to progress in your spiritual journey. Jesus said, "If you try to keep your life for yourself you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake…you will find true life" (Mark 8:35).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By W. Layne III on 01-28-18

Soul Stirring

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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: 03-13-15

This book covered all the vital areas of growing up and be a God man. It will always be my pocket guide to be on fire and take that risk for God.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful