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  • 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 106,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,005

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

Not at all what I expected

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Embrace the Suck, that would be a great summary of this book. Not a motivational book but more of a primal look at life and how we can learn from pain, discomfort, and working hard for what we have. How it tells us we are alive!

  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,388
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,462

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

The storyline is one that will draw you in as to a web. The narrative brings each character to life as though Galadriel herself had breathed life into them.

  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Jon Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story/horrible narrator

  • By Lobo11 on 08-20-12

Insightful look into the world of spec ops

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

A biographical scetch of a modern warrior. Entertaining yet sprinkled with the cold hard facts of war.

  • Tender Warrior

  • Every Man's Purpose, Every Woman's Dream, Every Child's Hope
  • By: Stu Weber
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 164

Written in a warm, personal style, Weber presents the characteristics of tender warriors - including learning to speak the language of women, watching out for what lies ahead, and keeping commitments - in an upfront, straightforward style that challenges readers to realize God's plan for men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love me tender

  • By Christopher on 11-23-10

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Written by a warrior for men who want to become warriors in every aspect of life. I highly recommend it. Stu is a man's man yet is humble and wise. Will be sharing with my friends.

  • The Pursuit of God (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: A. W. Tozer
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

 

A soul-searching reflection on spirituality, A. W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God has been regarded as a classic Christian work since its publication in 1948. Tozer, a beloved, self-taught pastor, implores the reader to let go of material comforts to best cultivate a deeper spiritual life focused on the teachings of Christ. Tozer and his wife were firm practitioners of what he preached; the couple never owned a car and despite the success he found as a Christian writer, never profited greatly, as he donated much of his royalties to those in need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable content proven over time

  • By Jeff in Germany on 03-11-19

great book

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Lot's of relevant information for today's Christian. The narration was a bit difficult to listen to at times.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute!Cute!Cute!

  • By Adam on 03-06-07

My kids loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I read these as a child and enjoyed them but this narrator really gave the characters their own voice and personality. He brought them to life if you will.

  • Way of the Warrior: The Philosophy of Law Enforcement (Superbia)

  • By: Bernard Schaffer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Now mandatory in Police academies, FTO programs, and universities! The number one law enforcement philosophy series. Written by full-time Police Detective, and author Bernard Schaffer, whose new hardback novel The Thief of All Light will be available from Kensington Publications in bookstores everywhere. Whether you're a hard luck grunt working the street or a white shirt administrator who'd need a GPS to find it, Way of the Warrior is for you. Equal parts biography and instructional guide, Way of the Warrior focuses on the core of the individual officer: the warrior spirit. It discusses how to successfully uphold the law and not lose your mind in the process.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not at all what I expected

  • By Larissa Carnevale on 11-07-18

Good overall

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

While I disagree on some points, primarily Christian faith and separation of church and state, overall I agree with much of this book and would recommend it to fellow law enforcement officers.

  • Lord, Change Me Now

  • By: James MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Are you truly serious about allowing the power of God to transform your life? In this new audiobook by respected pastor and author James MacDonald, you will confront three parts of the model for real change: The Preparation for Change, The Process of Change and The Power for Change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great,but dangerous

  • By Stevan R. Richards on 06-01-15

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

If you listen to one book on living the Christian life in victory, make it this book. I learned so much that I wish I had known year ago. There is freedom in Christ!

  • 7 Ways to Be Her Hero

  • The One Your Wife Has Been Waiting For
  • By: Doug Fields
  • Narrated by: Dean Gallagher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

In 7 Ways to Be Her Hero, Fields gives, quite candidly, seven very doable actions to transform any marital relationship, guaranteed. It also includes a bonus chapter for guys to listen to with their wives. So if you want to understand some simple ways to invest in your marriage and be your wife’s hero (again), this is the plan!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for the Christian Father, Husband & Man

  • By Arron on 02-03-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

A great read for new husbands and a good reminder for more mature husbands. Get it!

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  • Voluntary Ejaculation and Male Multiple Orgasms

  • By: Al Link, Pala Copeland
  • Narrated by: Amy Jolson
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 34

Learn the secrets of sexual masters! One of the best-kept secrets of our time is that men (not just women) can be multi-orgasmic. Not only can a man have several orgasms during one session of lovemaking, but also he can do it and still have lots of energy and desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice

  • By M. Espinosa on 07-09-18

Not something I would recommend

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

When you start talking about esp, and past lives you lose all credibility with me. And the circular breathing is highly annoying. Hard to tell where one paragraph ends and the next begins.