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  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Important points, anemic delivery

  • By Dara Burwell on 03-13-16

Great Read for Understanding Shame and Empathy

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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: 10-28-18

Brenee Brown's work on shame and its influence on how people perceive themselves and others is groundbreaking. This book provides many stories, examples, and solutions on building shame tolerance. Although it is geared more specifically towards women, as a man, I think every man would benefit tremendously as well.

  • Secret Empires

  • How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

Peter Schweizer explains how a new corruption has taken hold, involving larger sums of money than ever before. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world. President Donald Trump’s children have made front pages for their dicey transactions. However, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Mitch McConnell, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening

  • By debra Beemer on 03-24-18

Too Bad The Masses Don't Read...

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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: 07-14-18

A great deal of research and fact checking is done by the author in order to present the raw truth about corrupt business deals and favors done between politicians, their friends, and their families.

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  • Killing the Deep State

  • The Fight to Save President Trump
  • By: Jerome R. Corsi PhD
  • Narrated by: Dan Crue
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

Well-funded hard-left extremists, the mainstream media, Obama/Clinton holdovers in the government bureaucracy, and clandestine forces within the US intelligence apparatus have a strategy to ensure that Trump will not serve out his term as the 45th President of the United States. Investigative journalist and conspiracy expert Jerome Corsi goes into shocking detail about how this Deep State, or Shadow Government, secretly wields power in Washington and why it is dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This woke me up, big time!

  • By Elizabeth K. Koenig on 08-02-18

Great research into the dark underbelly of big bro

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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: 06-28-18

The author does a great job of unveiling the true nature of the media and how propaganda is used to sway public opinion. The Democratic and liberal parties will do whatever they can to discredit Donald Trump, in preparation for their new world order.

  • Frequency

  • The Power of Personal Vibration
  • By: Penney Peirce
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Because science has long taught us to rely on what we can see and touch, we often don't notice that our spirit, thoughts, emotions, and body are all made of energy - that everything is vibrating. As we move out of the age of technology and into the age of intuition, we need the tools to understand what it means to be a vibrational being and how our natural frequency affects us. In Frequency, Penney Peirce shows you how to feel your personal vibration and work intentionally with energy to transform your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By CB on 11-09-12

New Age philosophy with some truths

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Many scientific truths are covered here about frequencies and vibrations which I loved. What I didn't like is how many New Age ideas are presented here as facts. Encouraging readers to attempt to communicate with entities or spirits from other frequencies or dimensions is practicing occult teachings and is very dangerous! I would not recommend this book to friends for the simple fact that the author is deceived into believing spirit communication is not dangerous.

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,117

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

Steps to increase Awareness and Consciousness

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Practical philosophy on how to separate your ego from your conscience. The author speaks from a standpoint that we all have the ability to "save ourselves", so to speak. With increase in awareness, we can all transcend the egoic mind and live fully in the present, free from all that troubles the mind. I do not agree with this view, but I did pickup several phrases that stuck out to me about increasing awareness and raising consciousness.

  • Your Body's Many Cries for Water

  • By: F. Batmanghelidj
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

This book explains the new discovery that lack of water in the body - chronic dehydration - is the root cause of many painful degenerative diseases: asthma, allergies, hypertension, excess body weight, and some emotional problems, including depression. The book explores the damaging effects of dehydration in the fourth dimension of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ignore negative reviews

  • By minimoon on 09-16-14

Extremely important, yet medically ignored info

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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: 12-22-17

One has to ask themself why such a simple solution to so many prevalent health issues has been overlooked, or even worse, hidden from medical professionals.

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the VERY Best!

  • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

In-depth Preparation Technique for Public Speakers

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Lessons taught through the highs and lows of previous TED speakers are sure to inform, as well as entertain. The practical methods taught through this platform are sure to sharpen even the most seasoned public speaker.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,130

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Strangely Effective Solution to Procrastination!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

One would naturally presume the strategy presented in this book would be pretty simple considering the title, and it is! Somehow taking a 5 second approach to tackling procrastination, with immediate action, works quite well. Many success stories and personal experiences are presented along side the 5 second rule to prove its credibility and efficiency. Robbins does an excellent job at relating to the average procrastinator with this work!

  • Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad

  • By: Mark W. Muesse, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark W. Muesse
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

No understanding of human life, individual or collective, could be complete without factoring in the role and contribution of these history-shaping teachers. Now, this 36-lecture series takes you deep into the life stories and legacies of these four iconic figures, revealing the core teachings, and thoughts of each, and shedding light on the historical processes that underlie their phenomenal, enduring impact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant introduction to those 4 great teachers

  • By Curdy on 11-21-13

Interesting, Historical Look at the Big Four

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

Little opinion is provided in this narrative, comparing four of the most influential figures of all time. The lecturer delves into the most credible sources available in order to provide an accurate thesis relating to these prominent figureheads.

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,097

Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Self-assessment is subjective

  • By A. Yoshida on 03-07-18

Extremely Practical Emotional Training

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

Every leader and individual who is interested in selfdevelopment should give this book proper attention. Emotional intelligence is important to every human being because everyone wants to be heard and understood. If you are about to pass this up, its probably a sign that you have a low EQ. Give it a try!