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  • Turn the Ship Around!

  • A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
  • By: L. David Marquet
  • Narrated by: L. David Marquet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to put this to work-track needs editing

  • By Bret on 07-26-13

Wrong choice for narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

The story was good but having the author read it ruined it for me. I am terribly disappointed an would not recommend the book for this reason. I struggled to get thru it the entire way.

  • 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 108,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,992

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

Love the philosophy

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I was going to write a review but then again I really don’t give a f#ck!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Airbnb Story

  • How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Controversy
  • By: Leigh Gallagher
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb has disrupted the $500 billion hotel industry, and its $30 billion valuation is now larger than that of Hilton and close to that of Marriott.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Modern Day Example of "The Innovators Dilemma"

  • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 06-17-17

Inspiring story but narrated like a children’s story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

Fascinating but hands down the worse narration I have ever heard. It was read like a children’s book and I struggled through every word. Terrible decision to pair the narrator with this book. Just my opinion but if you have Misophonia like I do, I suggest you listen to the sample before you purchase the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198,169

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Incredible!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

I was hooked right from the start! Wil Weaton did an amazing job and I can't wait to listen to it again

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good summary view

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 04-25-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-09-16

Very quick listen. I Loved it and I am going to immediately listen to it again!