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Sammie Linn

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  • I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It?

  • The New Science of Self-Discipline
  • By: Nick Hall
  • Narrated by: Nick Hall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 832
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You might think laziness, lack of willpower, and/or low motivation are to blame for the fact that you aren't achieving your goals. But fascinating research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology has revealed another, far more likely possibility. One with the potential to transform your life in a dramatic way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Kimberly on 04-26-16

meh...

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Reviewed: 03-10-19

Nick Hall wasnt the problem. It is all the awful elevator music that lowers credibility and makes him less believable. The piece meal of the nightingale guy pretending to interview Nick? Why are they plugging sooo hard?
Anyway. Not terrible content, just a little too sappy for the science minded, which it claims to be. Not super impressed...

  • 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 13,796
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,906

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
  • Clamorous Praise for "Quiet"

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

thought-provoking and helpful to say the least

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Reviewed: 05-06-18

I've often been considered an extrovert, although after the brief questionnaires of yes or no questions presented in this book, I have found that I'm somewhere in between! I related time and again to the restorative and solitary activities of those described is introverted. My partner is definitely an introvert, in most senses of the word. He's gotten good at putting on a false front, and definitely enjoys himself in certain social situations. Hearing about all of these differences and ways to deal with these things from a professional put it all into perspective! I will definitely be more careful about our conversations, and will most likely listen to this book again! Some really great ideas. The religious aspects were about the only part that I couldn't relate to, nor enjoy. I would definitely recommend this book!

  • When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • Tales from Neurosurgery
  • By: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710

With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensitive and Enlightening

  • By Largactil on 02-03-17

wanted to listen to the whole thing in one sitting

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Reviewed: 04-23-18

I thoroughly enjoyed all the case studies, changing topic and understanding of each patient. As a pre-med student, I appreciated all of the reviews and explanations of body functions and brain regions, giving the perfect amount of information while still being relevant to each case study. the amount of feeling he puts into this book is not something you always hear from scientists in writing. I appreciated his honesty, especially when referring to situations that were embarrassing or haunting for him.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106,311
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,203
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 92,679

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

I needed to hear this. Everyone does!

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Reviewed: 02-19-18

Finished this book and just under 4 days. Listening to it all at once really does make it sink in a bit more. I listened to it in every spare moment I had in the car, cooking dinner at my house, running, and would suggest doing the same. It gives your mind a chance to think in every moment about what youre really giving your fucks about.

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  • Ethics in the Real World

  • 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
  • By: Peter Singer
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful range of topics

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-16

life changing.

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Reviewed: 07-17-17

throughout this book, I was inspired by each of his separate essays, some with similar subject matters but explaining them in different perspectives and interesting ways. There is no way that you can listen to this book and not feel like you are empowered to do something about the decline in the environment, or in making a positive improvement in your own ethical actions.
What a fluid and personable writer, and three narrator was a joy to hear. Wonderful emphasis, emotion and interest he seemed to have in this book.