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  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,983
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,671
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,573

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

Some good stuff

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I was enticed to this book because I am an endurance athlete - mostly triathlon. I found most of the information to be very interesting and insightful and I have even integrated much of it into my training. I knew going in that I would not agree with everything, and that's fine. Everyone has their own theories on training. What works for some, does not necessarily work for all. I'm 56 and still getting faster. Mastering my mind is a huge part of that. So thank you David Goggins. I realize David Goggins will most likely never read this review, but I still put this out there. The reason for my lower ratings is the language. I am sure David Goggins' response will be that he will not change who he is and that is part of who he is. I disagree. Who you are, David Goggins, is someone who defies the odds and can overcome any challenge they put before them. For some reason, he and so many other people feel that in order to show their toughness, they need to place the F word into every sentence, even though linguistically it makes absolutely no sense to use that word. I'm amazed at his accomplishments, yet I find that I have no respect for someone who speaks like that. Most people will say that is the way life is. Everyone speaks like that. I say, no, not everyone speaks like that. Only those who feel like speaking that way makes them more a man or a tougher person. Show some respect for yourself and perhaps a little integrity. This is a very insightful book with an amazing story. Too bad it is so riddled with poor language.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,481

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Couldn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

First of all, let me say, swearing normally doesn't bother me. Stephen King is one of my favorites and he takes swearing to another level. But enough is enough. I'm sure there is a story that is good here. The reviews are mostly positive. But I can't stand it when an author feels the need to define a character by a foul mouth. Half the time the swearing in this story doesn't even fit with what's going on. I had to quit just because it was driving me nuts. I'm sure there are others who don't even notice it and enjoyed the story. It's just not for me when a character has to take the Lord's name in vain three times in a row without anything else being said. I tried to like it. Just couldn't stomach it any longer.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149,537
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 149,371

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Wow. Intense!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

I didn't want to stop listening. Highly recommend it. I wish this author had to read. He's pretty good. Can't wait for his next book.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,471

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Great Story - Awful Language

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

Reviewed: 08-21-12

Great story - very unpredictable. It kept me reading, although at times I was tempted to quit. I still don't understand why writers feel they need to fill their word count with the f-bomb. This one does it way too much. Totally unneccesary since the overall story is good. If you don't get offended by language, its a good book and I recommend it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87,007
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86,937

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Hard to follow

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-11

I have really tried to like this book. I can tell the story is well written. However, the story jumps around so much and there are too many characters to follow. I am going to try and keep listening, but at times it is putting me to sleep, and that is dangerous when you are listening in your car.

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,434

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Classic King!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-09

I was beginning to think Stephen King had lost it. But this was great! Not too bizarre, but classic King. One of his better books in the past ten years. Maybe not as good as Green Mile, but still good enough to keep me listening for hours at a time. Great characters.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful