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  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,794

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

Written, narrated, story line are exceptional great

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Resilience. Could be the title of this book for the lessons it teaches or because of how will this book is put together. This book tackles some very tough subjects however what makes it flow sooo well and pleasantries of the narrator's voice. Which makes it a good lesson. Mainly, this book prepares you for post traumatic stress by showing acts of resilience through some of life's most difficult times. It equips w tools to quickly mourn and come out the other end a much stronger person. As well prepares you for what you will deal with during ordeal. This book is for everyone.

  • 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 30,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,183

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

Warning: Narcistic Alert

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

This is the most self loathing book I've ever had. I wish it could be given zero stars. It comes across as the salesman promising you everything just to get you to sign the dotted line and gives you nothing. This book has little substance period. This book is mostly about repetition of what the 5 sec rule will do for you and that's it. It build you up & delivery zero. Pathetically written book with too much insight on her life and how phenomenal she is. The narrator is over acting and comes across as fake & dising

  • The Cubs Way

  • The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse
  • By: Tom Verducci
  • Narrated by: Tom Verducci
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 538

With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Cub fans and even those that are not

  • By Michael Klotz on 04-15-17

Phenomenal book

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This is a great book that gives great insight to the Cubs organization. It reads like a book. The only one who wouldn't love it are Cleveland Indians fans. Gets very intense near the end of book as they go through the last few innings. Actually made me cry. Amazing!!!

  • Finding the Space to Lead

  • A Practical Guide to Mindful Leadership
  • By: Janice Marturano
  • Narrated by: Janice Marturano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meant for those wanting to be "good" leaders

  • By Patrick on 02-03-17

Meant for those wanting to be "good" leaders

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

What made the experience of listening to Finding the Space to Lead the most enjoyable?

For those looking to enhance their overall presentation and ability as a manger this book is key.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dad Is Fat

  • By: Jim Gaffigan
  • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,279

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

  • By Sean on 05-17-13

Good book to put you in a great mood.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

What did you love best about Dad Is Fat?

This is one of my favorite comedians. Love his personality and it comes across very well in this book.

What did you like best about this story?

If you like his standup you will love this book.

What about Jim Gaffigan’s performance did you like?

Lots of humor will giving life lessons coupled with his experiences of being a married man with kid and the percs that come with it.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyable

  • The Aging Brain

  • By: Thad A. Polk, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

We're all getting older every day, and scientific research has shown that starting in our 20s, some brain functions begin a linear decline. But is old age all doom and gloom? Not at all! While it's true that some functions in the aging brain decline, neuroscientists have discovered that many other brain functions remain stable - or even improve - as we age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting Older Smarter!

  • By Hadley V. Stacey on 07-16-16

Useful and needed information

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

What made the experience of listening to The Aging Brain the most enjoyable?

This book raises awareness. Imagine having the chance of learning about what some of the phases your older love ones are going through and as well the things you may as well face.....but you don't have to imagine it, this book provides that info.

What did you like best about this story?

It was systematically told taking you on a well informed journey.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme just get knowledge.

Any additional comments?

Unless your are in the health field and understand fully how the mind ages this is a must if you are interested in having the best quality of mental health you can.

  • The Big Questions of Philosophy

  • By: David K. Johnson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David K. Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

We have all pondered seemingly unanswerably but significant questions about our existence - the biggest of all being, "Why are we here?" Philosophy has developed over millennia to help us grapple with these essential intangibles. There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world's greatest minds have analyzed these questions, defined the terms, and then reasoned out potential solutions. Once you've compared the arguments, the final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No easy answers, just easy questions

  • By Gary on 03-17-16

Phenomenal listen

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

This was a very enjoyable book start to finish.
Professor is charming. Worth the credit.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Major Taylor

  • The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame
  • By: Conrad Kerber, Terry Kerber
  • Narrated by: Barrie Buckner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In the wake of the Tour de France’s fallen heroes, the story of one of history’s most legendary cyclists provides a much-needed antidote. In 1907 the world’s most popular athlete was not Cy Young or Ty Cobb. Rather, he was a black bicycle racer named "Major” Taylor. In his day, Taylor became a spiritual and athletic idol. He was the fastest man in America and a champion who prevailed over unspeakable cruelty. The men who aided him were among the most colorful to emerge from the era.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, frustrating performance

  • By J. Danoff-Burg on 02-24-17

A bit of a challenge listening both worth of for knowledge.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

The narrator was decent to listen to. Initially the books jargon used that's too advanced to reach all listeners took a bit of adjustment. Many scenarios had to be speculated---must say it's only to be expected knowing the efforts in place to erase black history. For any history buff will enjoy if you are looking for substance.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of No

  • Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
  • By: James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 482

"No" is sometimes the hardest word to say. It's also the most necessary. How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things - overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This program will help you take back your power by showing that a well-placed "No" can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narration, anecdotal ideas

  • By Doink on 04-08-15

Great book

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

Very detailed and easy to listen to you. Gives many science based procedures to less stress and consistent performance without all the technical jargon bells & whistles. Put in terms for all to understand without having to cross reference to understand. Great book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,051

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy the audible version.

  • By Tamara on 09-14-17

Good book

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

What did you love best about Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love?

It raises your awareness of your own weaknesses. Clearer understanding of who you are and just as important what traits the person you are dealing with has that can signal a red flag.

What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Clear voice nice to listen to. He's voice is charming and soothing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Plenty

1 of 2 people found this review helpful