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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 33,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,712

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

In your face tough love.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This book is great, I have LOTS of self help books, some good, some not so good. This book is in the good book section. If your not a in your face type of person, do what the author suggests, re-gift this to someone who will make use of it. Lot's of points resonated with me. Brings up alternate ways to look at stuff. But the main point is "step up to the plate and swing" what every the results, you must start, if the results are less than stellar you can correct for it. I will revisit this book again and again as needed....

  • Evolve Your Brain

  • The Science of Changing Your Mind
  • By: Joe Dispenza D.C.
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079

Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind-how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, he began to explain how the brain evolves - by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly basic biology and "Practice makes perfect"

  • By Jerrak on 08-24-18

Outstanding book, good narrator.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

great how too book. easy to follow. great explanations. I really liked it, I read the second book, not knowing this was out here.

  • The Power of Ambition

  • Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You!
  • By: Jim Rohn
  • Narrated by: Jim Rohn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,190

Ambition can be a powerful force for good in our lives. But only if it is legitimate. Sometimes misinterpreted and often misunderstood, ambition - true ambition - is not a selfish quality. It is not another word for ruthless; it is not something to be shunned or subdued. Legitimate ambition is an honorable trait. At its very best, our ambition serves us and other people. In fact, pursuing your ambition is one of the most selfless things you can do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Larry Carnahan on 08-20-15

Great information

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

I really enjoyed this book. Jim has a nice voice. He makes it easy to understand and steps to place in motion things that will make you a better person. This will stay in my rotation.

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity

  • A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
  • By: Robert Kanigel
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G. H. Hardy, begging that preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough and Enjoyable

  • By Roger on 05-23-08

Great fill in from the Movie.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

I've heard of S.Ramanujan some years back. This being the first narrative of him and life. The narrator is very pleasant to listen to. I drive two hours per day, this was two week book. I will keep it close in my rotation. UK man's voice. Not seeing parts of the math described was a disadvantage. Overall this book was very good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,470
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,308

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

Love the story

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

I lived this book, I really liked the science that was removed from the movie. I love the pirate ninja as a unit of measure. I also forgot how funny the book is. great read/listen. Narrator does a great job. like his style and voice.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,268

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

WOW!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-10

Most of us have seen the movies, and they are good. But this has knocked my socks off. I have listened to the audio book 3 times, and each time (taken from the book) has "effected me with deep emotion". I'm not a person that can dissect a story and tell you the sub-text or what was really meant, but the pure enjoyment I receive from the book is awesome. This is a LONG book, but have enjoyed EVERY minute of it. The Narrator is great, the audio quality great.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,463

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please. Do You Really Need Another Great Review?

  • By Michael on 10-06-12

Not my type of Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-10

I purchased this book, as a co-worker recommended the story as good story. The Audio quality is very good, the story line is just a bit odd for me. I gave the Audio book 3 stars, for its quality, good narration, but as to the story it's self, I can leave it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,316

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incorrect charges of censorship.

  • By arye orona on 07-27-14

Wow, what a story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-08

I have read a number of reviews of this book and found them OK. This was one of the first books of this type that I have listened to. It turns out to my surprise, to be my favorite. I have listened may times now and I have a fairly long commute to and from work. I like the description of the people, era, story. I'm not a literary person to dissect the text. It's just a great story, Just let it unfold, it's worth the time... The narrator is great, he's not mundane or mono-tone, he does a great job on the characters.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected But Good

  • By Segij on 08-27-05

Way Cool, intriguing....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-06

This is a real nice piece of fiction. There are items based on fact or perceived history fact. I really enjoyed the story and the authors vivid descriptions of places and people. I would recommend to anyone to listen and enjoy.