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  • The Greatness Guide

  • 101 Lessons for Making What’s Good at Work and in Life Even Better
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Each one of us is called to greatness. We can have a significant impact on the world around us - if we so choose. If you are looking to craft an extraordinary life, The Greatness Guide is the powerful and practical handbook that will inspire you. Passionate, provocative, and full of big ideas that will challenge and transform, The Greatness Guide is one of those rare books that will release your potential and awaken your best self. Make the leap today and learn what the best do to become even better. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonably good

  • By Eoin O Beara on 10-22-18

Reasonably good

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

This is the first of Robin's books I've listened to, or read. I felt a lot of what he said was good, but he refers to his other books a bit too much, trying to sell them.
None of the things he mentions in the book are groundbreaking either, mostly just good common sense put into words.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Fight / Your Fight

  • By: Ronda Rousey
  • Narrated by: Ronda Rousey, R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star, describes her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey's account of the toughest fights of her life - in and outside the Octagon - reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, and the secret behind her undefeated UFC record.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly written

  • By Denise French on 11-20-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

I have done amateur competitive fighting, but am not into MMA or UFC. I really loved this book though. The real bonus, is that Ronda reads it, so you can hear the emotion behind the words. Highly recommended!

  • The Final Trade

  • The Dominion Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

Zoey is not the woman she once was. She's watched her friends die at the hands of their captors, been hunted, and returned from the brink of death. Now she must find the truth about who she is. In search of the family she never knew, Zoey learns of personal records stored in an Idaho missile silo that may contain the information she and the other women seek. With the help of her group of newfound friends, Zoey travels to the missile facility, but among the records, they uncover information that leads to an insidious and horrific new foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By toobusy2w8 on 10-01-16

Excellent sequel

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

What made the experience of listening to The Final Trade the most enjoyable?

Having read the prequel a few months before, I was delighted to hear there was a follow-on. It didn't disappoint, we are brought through the fraught existence in a post-war world where young females are much sought after.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Born Heroes

  • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid follow-up

  • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

Great storytelling!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

As with his previous book, Born To Run, Chris has a captivating way with words. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.

  • The Dawn Patrol

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,151

Every morning Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don Winslow always surprises me

  • By Hannah on 09-08-15

Long but very good

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

Reviewed: 01-30-16

I really enjoyed this book. It could have been about 30% shorter though, without losing the theme or storyline. Worth listening to though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Faithfully Religionless

  • By: Timber Hawkeye
  • Narrated by: Timber Hawkeye
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 236

If you consider yourself spiritual but not religious, then you're going to love this inspirational book. And if you want to lead a simple and uncomplicated life with happiness at your fingertips, then you'll want to hear this pause-resister more than once!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply, a must read...

  • By Rafael on 01-29-16

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

If you have ever seen Timber on YouTube, then this is just how he narrates. It is a warm, friendly conversation that you are invited to listen to.
The journey this book takes you on traces Timber's highs and lows and how he learned from them and encourages others to learn from too.
I have read his previous book at least three times and highly recommend this - regardless of whether you have read Buddhist Boot Camp on not. When my kids are old enough, I will be encouraging them to read this also.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,268

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

I listened to the prequel a couple of days before this and automatically thought that it (One Second After) would be superior.
I was pleasantly surprised, whereas the story is a follow on from the first, it draws on the longer term issues that the EMP burst would be likely to produce.
Great storytelling, great narration and highly recommend.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,905

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

A must read for almost anyone. Very well thought out and highly enthralling. I would read again.

  • Bigger Leaner Stronger

  • The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
  • By: Michael Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeff Justus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,410

Michael Matthews' number one best-selling natural bodybuilding book with more than 400,000 copies sold. If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to listen to this book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to Basics: Lift Heavy, Eat Well..it will come

  • By S. White on 05-29-15

Out of date advice

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

As someone who has been to various gyms, a runner, cyclist, adventure racer and Crossfitter who keeps themselves up to date with nutrition science, I found too many things wrong with this. No room for specifics, but I wasted my Audible credit!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,699

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15

Very worthwhile!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

I really enjoyed this book. I have worked in IT for 17 years and seen projects slip so many times. Really looking forward to trying out the techniques taught in this book.